New Bulletin Announcements this Week:
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The first Fall Conference of the Catholic Women’s League of Canada PEI Council will be held on Saturday, September 16th of at St. Peter’s Church, Seven Mile Bay beginning with registration at 8:15 am followed by mass at 9:00 and conference agenda after mass. There will be a sharing table at lunch. All CWL members are encouraged to attend.
Martha Spirituality Centre Programs: (902-367-3103 or email@example.com)
- Christian Meditation every Tuesday beginning Sept. 12 from 9:30-10:15 am or 7:15-8:00pm
- 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 7:00 pm
- Women’s Book Study “Dear Heart Come Home: the Path of Mid-life spirituality” by Joyce Rupp begins Sept. 25 at 7:00 pm.
CONCERT featuring Kelley Mooney and The Boys: at 7:00pm on Saturday, September 16, at the Jack Blanchard Family Centre with Kelley Mooney, Jon Matthews, Heartz Godkin, Peter Burke and Brian Knox. Tickets ($12, children under 12 are free) on sale after all weekend Masses until Sept 10th at Holy Redeemer Parish. Kelley will be performing her rendition of the Leonard Cohen song, Alleluia. Canteen services will be available as well as 50/50 tickets. Profits go to Holy Redeemer Parish. For tickets or information: Linda Dennis at 902-394-0818
St. Mary’s (Hunter River) Cemetery Sunday: There will be a service of prayer and song at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hunter River on Sunday, September 10 at noon. All are welcome. Please pass this invitation along to those who may have family members in the cemetery or former parishioners of St. Mary’s of the People.
The Saint Dunstan’s University Board of Governors Annual Meeting will be held on Monday, September 11 at 7:00 P.M. at SDU Place, 45 Great George Street, Charlottetown. All are welcome.
Birthright PEI Annual Fall Fun Event: Wednesday, September 20, 7:30 pm at Assumption Parish Centre, Stratford. Enjoy the music of Kendall Docherty and the “Ceilidh in the City” Band with guests Ed & Linda Doiron. Door prizes, 50/50, refreshments. For tickets ($15) please call 902-569-4308 or 902-628-6028 or a Birthright volunteer. Fun for all! Your support is greatly appreciated.
Interested in Franciscan Spirituality? The Secular Franciscan Order (OFS) is a public lay association, fully recognized by the Church, whose members try to follow the spiritual example of St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi. There are two OFS fraternities on the Island, one centered at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Cornwall, and the other at St. Mary’s Parish in Montague. For further information about the Secular Franciscan Order or Franciscan spirituality please contact Doug Clorey at 1-902-675-2598 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.