Bulletin Announcements for September 15 to 28

September 15, 2017

Martha Spirituality Celebrates 25 years of ministry on Sunday, Sept. 17 from 2-4pm with a short program of recognition at 2:30 followed by reception. All welcome.

  • Martha Spirituality Centre Programs: (902-367-3103 or srgemma@eastlink.ca)
  • Grace Series begins Sept. 18 from 10:30-11:45am for 7 Mondays – a series of reflective responses to Pope Francis’ Laudato Si. Titles include Grace of Earth, Grace of Atmosphere, Grace of Oceans, Grace of Land, etc…Cost $30.
  • Praying with the Gospel of Luke is every Thursday beginning Sept. 21 from 10:45-noon
  • Ignatian Spirituality Info Series begins Sept. 27 from 7:00-8:30 pm.
  • Canada 150 Faith Heritage Series presents St. Andre of Montreal with Fr. Albin Arsenault, Monday, Sept. 18 at 7:00pm
  • Women’s Book Study “Dear Heart Come Home: the Path of Mid-life spirituality” by Joyce Rupp begins Sept. 25 at 7:00pm.


Join Glenaladale Heritage Trust for special evening, Monday, Sept.18, 7:00–9:00pm at Tracadie Community Centre, featuring Celtic musicians, Dr. Cian O’Morain & Mary MacGillivray, Dan Driscoll and local talent. Thanks to supporters of This Place Matters. Cake and ice cream served. Freewill donation.

PEI Right to Life Association Fund Raising Yard Sale – as part of the 70-Mile Yard Sale in south eastern PEI on Saturday, Sept 23 from 8am-4pm. Our site will be at G. Visser & Sons warehouse, 6346 TCH#1 in Orwell Corner. Come and support the Right to Life Association so that we may continue to educate and make all aware of the right of every human person to life from conception to natural death.


FROM KAKUMA TO CANADA: Kick off Thanksgiving weekend by attending a fundraising concert on Friday, October 6 at Murphy’s Community Centre in Charlottetown in support of our Somalian refugee family reunification project. “From Kakuma to Canada” will feature popular Island storytellers Gary Evans, Dennis King and Alan Buchanan, along with musical guests Dino Dunsford and friends, Cynthia MacLeod and Jon Matthews. There will be a silent auction and doors open at 6pm, with the show starting at 7pm. Tickets are $20 in advance by calling Dan Doran at (902) 626-3157 or e-mail dandoran@eastlink.ca

One-day Marriage Enrichment Workshop, at Our Lady of Hope Retreat Centre. Based on the book “The Five Love Languages” by Dr. Gary Chapman, Saturday, October 14; lunch, snacks and workbooks included. To register: renewmarriage@gmail.com or 902-314-8541. Presented by Worldwide Marriage Encounter.

The Collection for the Needs of the Church in Canada takes place on September 23, and 24th, 2017. (For further information re this collection please click this link:

Saint Andrews Society Scholarship: Applications are accepted until October 31, 2017. Info at www.cfpei.ca or 902-892-3440; link to the application form and qualifications is:


Fall Adult Faith Formation at Good Shepherd Pastoral Unit: Announcing! St. Clare’s SCHOOL OF FAITH, to be held at St. Francis of Assisi Church; 4 sessions on one night:

Catechism of the Catholic Church – Father John Molina; 2. Scripture – Father George Palamattam; 3. Prayer – Charlene Peters; 4. Sacraments- Karen MacCannell.

Please register for ONE session you would like to attend by calling the St. Francis admin office. 902-566-3876. Sessions (6-7 max) are every Thursday evening beginning October 5th.

You are invited to Development and Peace’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert, Sunday, October 1, 7:00 pm at Our Lady of Assumption Church, Stratford. Entertainment by Clergy and other special guests. Reception to follow in Church Hall. Come and celebrate your generosity and Solidarity! Freewill offering.

St. Dunstan’s Christmas Concert 2017

St. Dunstan’s Basilica Annual Christmas Concert Friday, December 22 will feature “Mary Through the Ages”, Those wishing to sing in this exciting event are invited to attend choral rehearsals on Tuesday evenings 6:30 – 8:30 in the church beginning October 10. Please contact music director Leo Marchildon at leomarchildon@hotmail.com for more information.


From The Diocesan Office Of Catechetics:Catechetical Sunday will be celebrated nationally on October 1, with the theme “Missionary Disciples in the Vineyard of the Lord”.

Pope Francis exhorts us that: Every Christian is a missionary to the extent that he or she has encountered the love of God in Christ Jesus: we no longer say that we are “disciples” and “missionaries”, but rather that we are always “missionary disciples”. (Evangelii Gaudium, no. 120)

  • Some statistics from the 2016-2017 catechetical year in the Diocese of Charlottetown:
  • Total number of Parish Catechetical Coordinators: 42
  • Total number of volunteer catechists: 376
  • Total number of children (preschool – grade 9) enrolled in parish catechetical programs: 2,516


As we prepare to begin this new catechetical season, let us give thanks for those people who volunteer their time and energy to support families in the ministry of catechetics.

~ Charlene Peters, Diocesan Director of Catechetics, catechetics@dioceseofcharlottetown.com


The Spiritual Care Department at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital will be holding a workshop on Sat., Sept. 30 from 10 am to 4 pm in classroom A & B. Anyone thinking about volunteering for the Spiritual Care Department at the QEH or wishing to provide spiritual care as a volunteer for their church are welcome to attend the workshop. If interested, or for more information, please contact Kim Bustard at 902-894-2053.

The Annual Rosary and Pilgrimage for the Canadian Martyrs sponsored by the Catholic Women’s League of Canada PEI Council and the Knights of Columbus PEI will be held at St. Peter’s Church, Seven Mile Bay on Saturday, September 23rd beginning at 10:30 am with the praying of the Rosary followed by mass at 11:00 am. Everyone is welcome to attend. Following mass there will be a sharing table.