Bulletin Announcements July 20 to 31

July 20, 2018


The summer pipe organ concert continues with performances at 7 pm on Tuesday evenings at the Church of St. Simon and St. Jude (Tignish), and Wednesday afternoons at 1 pm at St. Dunstan’s Basilica, Charlottetown. Admission is by free-will offering.  July 24 / 25: Soprano Robyn Perry and organist Leo Marchildon    July 31 / August 1: Soprano Andrea Corder and organist Leo Marchildon with Jack Fear(guitar) August 7 / 8: Soprano Sylvia Mutch and organist Leo Marchildon
August 14 / 15: Organist Don Fraser   August 21 / 22: Organist George Bozemen
August 28 / 29: Organist Philip Crozier (Montreal) September 4 / 5: Saxophonist Sophie Decourval and organist Jacques Boucher (Montreal)

St. Anne & St. Joachim

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


Artist’s Rendering

The new Hymnal, MUSIC FOR CATHOLIC WORSHIP has been approved for Canadian Dioceses… Look forward to Lent of 2020 for it arrival!

Fr. Eddie Cormier

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 philipbrown57@gmail.com / (902) 786-2298. The Council includes members from Miscouche, Wellington, Egmont Bay, Mont Carmel, Grand River and Lennox Island.

St. Pius X Church

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

Chiara Luce Badano

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 campchiaraluce@gmail.com  . 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 karamcquaidduffy@gmail.com . Application closing date July 22, 2018

Fr. Bob Coady

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.

Bishop MacEachern’s Tomb

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, rdennis@upei.ca.



Shane & Michael Pendergast

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 Church, Tracadie Cross

St. Bonaventure’s Cemetery Prayer Service: Tracadie Cross, following the 9:00 am Mass, Sunday, July 22. All welcome!


Vacation Bible School in Summerside

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


Blessed Pope Paul VI

“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.

Owen Connolly

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.

Space is limited so please register early. For more information see: www.hfmpei.com / e-mail info@hfmpei.com / call 902-854-2719 / text 902-432-9595.


Holy Land Pilgrimage This is your opportunity to see the Holy Land. Father Gerard Chaisson, formerly of 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


Knights to Remember Choral Group

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.

Coro Cantabile of Cape Breton

On Saturday evening, the 22nda 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 bfavaro@pei.sympatico.ca or call 902-569-8826.  All proceeds support the Knights’ community charities