Bulletin Announcements March 9 to 19

March 9, 2018

Diocesan Choir: The Mass of Chrism will take place in the Basilica on Monday, March 26 at 7 pm. Anyone wishing to lend their voices in song for this Diocesan celebration is invited to attend a single rehearsal on Sunday, March 25 (Palm Sunday) at 12 noon in the Basilica.

Ms. Nagham Tarhini

Development and Peace-Caritas Canada invites you to the Solidarity Sunday Workshop, 2:00 – 4:00 pm, Sunday, March 18, St. Pius X Church, Charlottetown. Guest speaker is Ms. Nagham Tarhini, community worker with ADYAN, a Development and Peace partner in Lebanon. There will be a sharing table.

SDU Board Contributions:  May of 2019 will mark the 50th anniversary of the last graduating class of Saint Dunstan’s University and the 50th anniversary of the SDU Board of Governors operating as a charitable foundation. The largest benefactor of the SDU foundation has been the Diocese of Charlottetown. During this time period, SDU has contributed $16,562,000 to the Diocese to fund programs and assist with the cost of seminarians. Currently SDU contributes $287,855 per year plus $15,000 per seminarian to the Diocese. In addition to this amount SDU has contributed 1.5 million to repairs to Saint Dunstan’s Basilica and one million to the recent Priest’s Benevolent Fund campaign.

Atlantic Research Group on Economics of Immigration, Aging and Diversity (ARGEIAD), St. Mary’s University in Partnership with EPSI, PEIANC, UPEI, and Summerside’s AFCC presents A Community Forum On Aging, Housing, And Diversity at Murchison Centre, 17 St. Pius X Ave, Charlottetown, PEI, March 16, 2018, 8:30 – 3:00 pm.  No cost – lunch is provided.  ALL ARE WECOME. RSVP required: 902-206-1352 (call/text) or agefriendlycoordinator@gmail.com

(ARGEIAD’s mandate is to provide community outreach on issues of aging (housing, work, wellness) associated with the demographic shift. ARGEIAD has representatives from both university and community organizations, e.g., PEIANC).

Scripture Study For Lent: The Apostle John shows us how faith creates charity. Join Fr. Martin Carter for a 3 week survey on the First Letter of John in the Knights of Columbus Room in the basement of St. Dunstan’s Basilica (Dorchester Street entrance). Monday evenings from 7 – 8:15 pm, March 12 & 19. All material supplied and all welcome.

Catholic Women’s League of Canada

CWL Area Meeting:  March 17 from 10:00 to noon followed by a sharing table in East Prince at St. Mary’s Holy Family, Kensington and St. Pius X in Charlottetown.  Please everyone feel most welcome.

March Break Colour Your World – Workshops for Youth at Martha Spirituality Centre (902-367-3103 or srgemma@eastlink.ca) Mon., March 26 for ages 10-12 and Wed. March 28 for ages 13-15. Spend a day in creative activities from 10am-3pm with facilitator Sr. Debbie Peters, a recently retired Ontario elementary teacher and high school guidance/chaplain. Cost $25. with all supplies provided. Come and add color to your life! Need to register on/before March 22 or until spaces last.

Earth Hour Candlelight Service from 8:30-9:30 pm on Saturday, March 24. All welcome. Donations accepted.

Please join us for Theology on Tap!  The Sisters of Life will be visiting from Toronto and New York City and speaking on “The Charism of Life.”  Theology on Tap is presented by the SDU Institute of Christianity and Culture.  Details: Thursday 22 March 2018, 7 pm, the Pourhouse, 189 Great George Street.  We look forward to seeing you!

Pilgrimage to Shrines of Italy:  Join Fr. Andrew Handrahan on a guided pilgrimage to some of Italy’s holy sites.  From November 6-16th, 2018, the pilgrimage will travel to Italy and visit such places as Rome, Vatican City, Assisi, San Giovanni Rotunda, and Montecassino.  See the relics of St. Benedict, and the place where St. Michael the Archangel appeared; walk through the Catacombs of Rome, and breath in the air of the picturesque town of St. Francis; experience St. Peter’s basilica in Vatican City, and be present for the Holy Father’s Wednesday audience.  An information session will be held at Immaculate Conception Parish Church, Richmond, on March 16th at 6:00 PM.  Contact Krisanne Butler at CAA Travel for more information: kbutler@atlantic.caa.ca or at 902-892-0296.

Simone Brosig

Liturgical Conference: From the Table of Christ Jesus to the Table of the World: Praying and Living the Eucharist. Reserve Saturday, May 12, 10 am to 3 pm. St. Francis of Assisi church, Cornwall. The presenter is Simone Brosig, Director of Liturgy for the Diocese of Calgary. More info to follow. Sponsored by the Liturgical Commission of the Diocese of Charlottetown.