St. Anne’s Parish Hope River, PEI, will celebrate the feast day of Our Blessed Virgin Mary’s parents On Friday, 27 July, 2018, with a pilgrimage walk to the church followed by Holy Mass at 10:30 AM. Light refreshments will be provided after Mass. The Pilgrimage walk starts at Stella Maris Parish Church, North Rustico, and proceeds via back roads to St Anne’s church. Pilgrims may choose the following options:- Long walk-9.5 km (2 hours) begins at Stella Maris Church @ 7:30 (leave your car there) and follows back roads to St. Anne’s. or – Short walk- 2.0 km (30 min.) joins pilgrims along Toronto Road @ 9. (*either meet at Stella Maris @ 8:45 and travel in cars to Toronto Road, or go directly to Toronto road for 9, parking along roadside) K of C members will lead walks, provide walk maps, drinking water, road crossing safety and return transportation to parked cars during the walk and after Mass.Wear sensible footwear and sun protection .Rain will cancel walks only, not Mass. For information, call Vernon Buote at:902-963-2106 or 902-314-4065
Stay Connected Youth Retreat…All youth ages 15 and up are invited to a day retreat at St. Paul’s Parish in Summerside on July 21st, 9:30 am – 4 pm. The retreat will begin with Holy Mass, followed by a welcoming and registration, and will focus on God’s love and the relationship we have with him. There will be a variety of activities, as well as the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.Light lunch and refreshments included. Admission is free. Deadline for registration is July 17th. For more info or to register: (902) 436-5386 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The new Hymnal, MUSIC FOR CATHOLIC WORSHIP has been approved for Canadian Dioceses… Look forward to Lent of 2020 for it arrival!
You are all invited to join community and family and participate in a Mass of thanksgiving to mark the 50th anniversary of priesthood of Father Eddie Cormier, Saturday August 4th at 7:00 pm in the Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel Church. Open House will follow at the Village Musical Acadien, Abram-Village (Note change of venue).Any donations given will be forwarded, half to UNHCR for refugees, and half to Village des Sources l’Étoile-Filante for youth programs.
Our Lady of Lourdes Council of the Knights of Columbus is selling a mini-barn by popular auction, bidding closes on July 22nd. The mini-barn is 8×12 and delivery can be arranged. Send or text your bid to email@example.com / (902) 786-2298. The Council includes members from Miscouche, Wellington, Egmont Bay, Mont Carmel, Grand River and Lennox Island.
Cemetery Sunday: At the Roman Catholic Cemetery Charlottetown, on Sunday, July 29, with Mass beginning at 2 pm. The entrance from St. Peter’s Road will be blocked off. For the safety of all attending there will be no parking on the Mass site. Parking will be at the Kensington Road entrance and St. Pius X Church. In case of rain the Mass will be held at St. Pius X Church.
Are you the parent of a young child? Are you a young adult or retiree seeking a way to serve the Church? Are you a grandparent desiring a means to pass on the Faith? Do you have carpentry skills? Do you sew? We need you! The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is having a “seed planting” information session Sept. 12 at 7pm in the Knights of Columbus room of St Dunstan’s Basilica. We invite any and all to “come and see” this Montessori-based approach to teaching the Faith to young children. Please contact Jodi Grant with any questions: 902.218.8282
The “Camp Chiara Luce” Catholic girls camp for ages 10-15, will be held this year from 6 PM August 17th until 12:30 PM August 19th, at Camp Kolbe in Grand River. The cost is $75 per camper, and $25 for each additional child from the same family. For registration info and inquiries, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Registration closes August 12th.
St Joachim’s Parish in Vernon River, PEI is seeking a Music Director. Qualifications include: a Bachelor of Music , proficiency in piano and/or organ playing and excellent interpersonal skills. Experience in choral conducting is considered an asset. For complete job description contact Kara McQuaid-Duffy at 902-651-2637 or email@example.com . Application closing date July 22, 2018
Father Bob Coady has written a small book entitled “In The Midst of it All. Ten Essays and Reflections on Life and Faith.” Topics include Family, Death of the Young, Grief, Suicide, Mercy and other relevant subjects, each accompanied by appropriate scriptural references. Copies are available for sale through some parish offices in churches where Fr. Bob has served over the past forty two years, including St. Francis, Cornwall; St. Mary’s, Montague; St. Pius X and Holy Redeemer, Charlottetown, and are also available at The Bookmark in the Confederation Court Mall in Charlottetown.
PEI Camino, “The Way of Bishop MacEachern: A Walking Pilgrimage to St. Andrew’s Chapel.” The Friends of St. Andrew’s invites you to join us for a 6 km walk in the footsteps of Bishop Angus Bernard MacEachern. Starting with Holy Mass at St. Dunstan’s Basilica on Saturday 21 July @ 9 am, we will then travel by car to Scotchfort and walk to St. Andrew’s Chapel. Lunch at the chapel provided. To register or for details, please email Robert Dennis, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The summer pipe organ / vocal recital series begins July 17/18 with Basilica organist Leo Marchildon. Concerts are held Tuesday evenings at 7 pm in the Church of St. Simon & St. Jude (Tignish) and Wednesday afternoons at 1 pm in St. Dunstan’s Basilica (Charlottetown). Vocal artists include sopranos Robyn Perry (July 24 / 25), Andrea Corder (July 31 / August 1), and Sylvia Mutch (August 7 /8). The series continues with organists Don Fraser (Aug 14 / 15), George Bozeman (Aug 21 / 22) and Philip Crozier (August 28 / 29). The final concert features saxophonist Sophie Decourval and organist Jacques Boucher (September 4 / 5). Free will offering.
Shane and Michael Pendergast host Traditional Ceilidhs at St Michael’s Hall, Corran Ban, 1231 Route 6, every Monday evening at 7:30, July and August. A wonderful evening’s entertainment for everyone.
St. Bonaventure’s Cemetery Prayer Service: Tracadie Cross, following the 9:00 am Mass, Sunday, July 22. All welcome!
Join the Friends of St. Andrews on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Andrews Chapel, “The Canny Scot: Archbishop James Morrison of Antigonish” by Dr. Peter Ludlow. Donation at the Door. Lunch included.
Shipwrecked Vacation Bible Camp... St. Paul’s Parish in Summerside will be hosting a FREE summer day camp from August 20-24, 9:00 am-3:00 pm each day, for elementary children going in grades 1-6. The theme of the camp will be “Shipwrecked” and the kids will have their best summer ever, creating art, playing games, making friends and growing in faith. Space is limited. Online registration https://vbspro.events/p/events/stpaulssummerside For more info contact Nicole at St. Paul’s Office at (902) 436-5112. Please register by July 23rd
“Pope Paul VI and Humanae Vitae: 50 Years Later “ In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Church’s encyclical on birth control, Humanae Vitae, and in recognition of the upcoming canonization of its author, Pope Paul VI, please join us for a public talk on these subjects by three UPEI professors, Dr. Robert Dennis, Dr. Ariana Patey, and Dr. Peter Koritansky. The event will take place in the basement of St. Dunstan’s Basilica on Friday, July 27th at 7 pm. There will be a Q&A afterwards
St. Pius X Parish Council invites parishioners throughout the Diocese to join with us celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Fr. Maurice Praught’s Ordination to the Priesthood. The celebration will be held at St. Pius X Church, 106 St. Peter’s Road, Charlottetown in the MacKenzie Room (lower level of the Church) on July 15th at 11:30 am (after 10:30 am Mass). Refreshments will be served.
Connolly Estate Bursaries are now available to qualifying university students in their first, second, third or fourth year. A change in policy means university students can now receive support for a maximum of four years (not two). In addition, college students who are completing a joint program/degree may also qualify during their university studies. The bursaries are open to full-time university students who are male or female, Roman Catholic, and Irish in heritage. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
Apply at www.owenconnollyestate.com before August 31. Recent bursaries have been in the range of $3,000/year, though they may be lower depending on market returns and the number of applicants.
Family Retreats are a great chance to spend quality time with your own and to meet other Catholic families. The Thursday evening thru Sunday Retreats are held at Kolbe Retreat Center in Grand River PEI. The $250 registration fee covers all food and lodging for your whole family. Retreat schedule for this summer: July 26-29, Aug 9-12 and Aug 23 -26.
Holy Land Pilgrimage This is your opportunity to see the Holy Land. Father Gerard Chaisson, St. Mary’s Parish, Montague and Father Simon Lobo, Saint Benedict Parish, Halifax, are the spiritual leaders on this prayerful Pilgrimage. The itinerary has been carefully arranged with full consideration to the ministry of Christ as opposed to merely a tour of the Holyland. Dates for this Pilgrimage are Oct. 7 – 18, 2018. To learn more, visit www.privatelabeltravel.ca and sign up for more information, or call Bob Sime at (902) 429-5145
Fall Choral Workshop Weekend – St. Francis of Assisi Church in Cornwall and the Knights of Columbus Council #10808 will be hosting a special weekend of choral workshops on the evening of Friday, September 21, and the morning of September 22. Conducting the workshops will be vocal coach Paul Grambo (Elora Festival Singers, London, Ontario), accompanied by Leo Marchildon (St. Dunstan’s Basilica, Charlottetown). Advance registration is required and is $15 per workshop or $25 for both sessions.
On Saturday evening, the 22nd, a joint concert will be presented by Cape Breton’s Coro Cantabile and the Workshop Choir. Concert tickets are $15. For more information and to register contact Basil Favaro, program coordinator at email@example.com or call 902-569-8826. All proceeds support the Knights’ community charities