Bulletin Announcements October 10 to 20

October 10, 2019

“Religious Life: It’s Habit Forming” is an evening for youth and adults about the vocation to religious life, happening on Sunday, October 20 at 7 pm at the UPEI Chaplaincy Centre. Members of the religious orders on PEI will be present to discuss vocations to religious life and answer questions.   Bring your questions and an open mind.   All are welcome to join the Chaplaincy Centre Community for Mass at 6 pm.

Saint Dunstan University Holland College Award of Merit:  The SDU Board of Governors awards five Holland College Awards of Merit each year to Catholic students in their second year of study in a program at Holland College. Value of the award is $2,000.  Deadline for application is October 30th, 2019.  Application form and additional information may be obtained on the SDU website or by calling 393-3441.

There are times that life seems overwhelming and faith becomes routine. If you are looking for God’s gift of peace, a retreat might be the answer for you. There are Cursillo weekends for men and women taking place in early November 2019. For further information please contact Tony @ 902-432-7774 or Linda @ 902-213-3617.

The Martha Spirituality Centre presents a Women’s Retreat Day on Sat. Oct. 19 from 10 am-3 pm led by Sr. Debbie Peters. Cost $30 and bring a brown bag lunch. Register at 902-367-3103 or srgemma@eastlink.ca on or before Oct. 15 or until spaces last.

October is Life Month and the PEI Right to Life Association is holding its Annual LIFE CHAIN on Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 at the UPEI Chaplaincy Center, 550 University Ave, Charlottetown, starting at 2:30pm. Come and join us and witness through prayer and music for an end to abortion in Canada and, in light of the elections, to pray for pro-life politicians to be elected.  Compassionate homemade signs welcome. There is also a Mass at 6pm at the Chaplaincy Center.

PEI Right To Life Annual FUNDRAISING GALA is on Saturday, Nov 16. Buy a table of 8 and come as a group! Tickets are available at  https://lifecollective.io/pei/events/annual-fundraising-gala-2019 or call office and we can assist you. Call Pat or leave a message at 902-894-5473.

Qajaq Robinson

The Latin American Mission Program (LAMP) is presenting the 28th annual Daniel O’Hanley Memorial Lecture Sunday, October 27, 2019, 2:00 p.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish Hall, 151 Stratford Road, Stratford PEI. The presenter is Qajaq Robinson. The topic of the lecture is Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls: it is time to listen. Qajaq Robinson is Inuit, a lawyer, former Crown prosecutor in Nunavut and commissioner on the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Entertainment and refreshments will follow the lecture. All are welcome!

Mary Jo Leddy

Welcoming Refugees…do we? Mary Jo Leddy, author, activist,founder of Romero House, member of the Order of Canada and recipient of numerous  honorary doctorates will be the key-note speaker at a informational session at the Murchison centre in Charlottetown on Saturday November 16 from 1:00-4:00 p.m.  Her presentation will be followed by a panel discussion, and small group discussions focusing on the blessings and the challenges of sponsoring refugees and aiding them to successfully integrate into our Island community.  This is a free information session that affords a special opportunity to hear a passionate Canadian defender of welcoming refugees to this country and to participate in a dialogue with other Islanders of different faiths regarding this important social justice issue.  You are encouraged to pre-register by calling the Diocesan Centre at 902-368-8005.

Cardinal Newman

Tickets are now on sale for the Fifth Annual Blessed John Henry Newman Dinner.   It will be held on Friday October 18, 2019 with this year’s Newman Fellow, Senator Diane Griffin.  The Newman Mass will be celebrated at 5:15 pm at the UPEI Chaplaincy Center with the reception and dinner to follow, starting at 6:15 pm, in the School of Sustainable Design Engineering.  Tickets are $100 per person or a table of eight is $750.  Proceeds support travel and enrichment opportunities for students in UPEI’s Catholic Studies programme and the Canadian Catholic Students’ Association with a charitable tax receipt offered for a portion of the ticket price.  For tickets and information: www.newmandinner.com <http://www.newmandinner.com>  or 902-566-0774. 

The application deadline for the St. Andrew’s Society Scholarship is OCTOBER 31, 2019 at 4 PM.  The conditions of eligibility are as follows:  Roman Catholic and of Scottish descent, having either a Scottish surname or having at least 2 Scottish grandparents who were born with a Scottish surname; full-time university student in any of the first three years of university; resident of Prince Edward Island.  Applications can be found at https://cfpei.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/St.-Andrews-Society-Scholarship-Application-NEW.pdf <https://cfpei.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/St.-Andrews-Society-Scholarship-Application-NEW.pdf> .  Further information on available scholarships can be found at www.cfpei.ca <http://www.cfpei.ca> , with more opening for application in February. 

The new francophone catechetical year 2019-2020 will begin on Sunday October 6th from 2 to 4 pm in the parish hall of Mont-Carmel Church. This welcome back gathering is open to francophones Island-wide and will be presented in open-house style to demonstrate to families the format of our family catechesis program. There will be activities, crafts, songs and even a treasure hunt for the children! The members of our catechetical team will be present to answer questions and to register the children and families.  For more information contact Michelle D’aoust at the Bureau d’Éducation Chrétienne (Christian Education Office) at 902-854-2143 or cec@dioceseofcharlottetown.com .

Sacrament of Reconciliation and First Communion preparation for francophone Islanders:  Parents of children aged 7 and 8 (grade 2 and 3), who desire that their children live these sacraments in the French language are invited to a meeting Thursday, October 10th at 6:30 pm at Saint-Philippe and Saint Jacques Church where we will explain the process and expectations, as well as answer any questions.  For more information contact Michelle D’aoust at the Bureau d’Éducation Chrétienne (Christian Education Office) at 902-854-2143 or cec@dioceseofcharlottetown.com .