Bulletin Announcements June 6 to 16

June 6, 2018

Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Stratford

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Our Lady of the Assumption Parish (OLA) is seeking a part-time Religious Education Coordinator (15 hours per week) to implement the pastoral plan for children and families in a framework that promotes lifelong formation in faith. In particular, successful candidate will be responsible for implementing the catechism program for children from pre-school ages to grade nine. Please see the full job ad and job description on the OLA website. Interested applicants can submit their resume and cover letter by Monday, June 18, 2018 at 12 noon to Our Lady of the Assumption Parish HR Committee at 151 Stratford Road, Stratford, PE C1B 1H1, by fax (902) 569-2118 or by e-mail holyfamilypastoralunit@bellaliant.com


Fr. Gerard

Open House in honour of Fr. Gerard Chaisson’s 30th Anniversary of Ordination and a “Farewell” as he moves from the Bishop MacEachern Pastoral Unit.  The Open House will be held at St. Mary’s Parish in Montague on Sunday,  June 17th from 2-4 PM.  Everyone most welcome.


Stay Connected Youth Retreat…  All youth ages 15 and up are invited to a day retreat at St. Paul’s Parish in Summerside on Saturday, July 21st. The retreat will begin at 9:30 am with Mass and the Holy Eucharist, followed by a welcoming and registration. This retreat will focus on God’s love and the relationship we have with him. Throughout the day, there will be a variety of activities, as well as the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.  The day will conclude at 4:00 pm. Light lunch and refreshments included. Admission is free. Deadline for registration is July 17th. For more info or to register: (902) 436-5386 or sacredheartpei@gmail.com.

Dr. Pheme Perkins

Twenty-Ninth Diocesan Scripture Institute: July 2-5, St. Pius X Church, Charlottetown. Peter and Paul: Apostles and Martyrs. Led by Dr. Pheme Perkins. Brochures available in the churches. All welcome! For further information click here: 29th Scripture Institute


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.



Raw gold & silver ore

Canadian Gold Mining in the Dominican Republic is the topic of a presentation and dialogue to be held on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish Hall, Stratford. Ryan MacRae will speak  from the Dominican Republic (DR) on this issue, using distance communication technology. Ryan is a missionary with the Latin American Mission Program (LAMP) in the DR where he has researched the operations of GoldQuest Corp, a Vancouver-based company.

Two other LAMP members recently returned from the Dominican Republic and Guatemala, Father Eddie Cormier and Maureen Larkin respectively, will also have up-to-date information on the how the Canadian mining industry operates in the Caribbean and Central America.  The presentation is part of LAMP’s Annual General Meeting.

Martha Spirituality Centre presents (902-367-3103 or srgemma@eastlink.ca) Registration required.     Getting a Handle on Stress Workshop #1 On Thursday, June 14 at 7 pm with Louise Carota.   Donations accepted each evening. Getting Along with Others and Ourselves #2 on Friday, June 15 at 7pm with Louise Carota. Donations accepted each evening.


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 12 -15, 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, 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