Bulletin Announcements October 11 to 21

October 10, 2018

The Men of the Harvest singing at the Indian River Festival

St. Mary’s Holy Family Council of the Knights of Columbus will present a Choral Concert by “The Men of the Harvest” on Sunday, October 14, at 7 PM in the Roman Catholic Church in Kensington. A Free Will offering will be taken up with the proceeds donated to Lennon House Recovery House. There will be refreshments following the concert and a time to fellowship with the singers.

The Catholic Family Services Bureau, in cooperation with the Mood Disorders Society of Canada, is holding a walk in support of their counselling work and other programs.  The walk takes place on October 20th, with check-in time at 1:00 pm in Victoria Park, Charlottetown.  You can become a participant by registering at www.charlottetown.defeatdepression.ca and clicking on “Register Now.” The registration fee is $25. Encourage others to support you by making a donation in your name at this website.  You can also support any walker by going on the website and click “Donate.”  A list of participants will appear on your screen or type in the name of the participant you wish to support.  All donations of $25 or more will receive a tax receipt.  Your support enables the Bureau staff to serve anyone who comes to them.  Thanks for your support.

All Life Matters

There will be a peaceful pro-life demonstration on October 13th in Summerside at 11 am along Roy Boats Ave. on the side of Walmart.

Into The Breach (2015) is an Apostolic Exhortation from Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted (Diocese of Phoenix) addressed to Catholic men. Bishop Olmsted writes of the need for men to ‘step into the breach’ and “to wholeheartedly embrace masculine virtues in a world in crisis”. The Knights of Columbus have developed an eight-part reflection guide based on this Exhortation and the Our Lady of Fatima, Council #824, will be introducing this to the Diocese. The first of eight weekly sessions will be held on Saturday, October 20, at 8:00 AM in the lower level of St. Dunstan’s Basilica. Bishop Richard Grecco will be present to help launch this important initiative and all men of the Diocese are invited. Please preregister for the breakfast by e-mailing intothebreach.pei@gmail.com or by calling (902)566-4337 (please leave a message). The cost for the initial breakfast is $10.00 and a donation of $5.00 for each of the other Saturday morning sessions.

Martha Spirituality Centre (902-367-3103 or srgemma@eastlink.ca):

Martha Spirituality Centre

Women’s Retreat is on Saturday October 20 from 10 am-3 pm. Need to register. Cost $30.

Men’s Retreat Day on Saturday October 27 from 10 am-3 pm with Gilles Michaud. Need to register. Call 902-367-3103 or srgemma@eastlink.ca


Rebecca Rathbone

You are invited to the Annual Development and Peace – Caritas Canada Fall Action Workshop, 2:00 pm Sunday, October 21, MacKenzie Room, St. Pius X Church, Parkdale. Guest Speakers:  Rebecca Rathbone and refugee panel. The theme is “Share the Journey – the Plight of Refugees.” There will be a sharing table.

Fr. John Lacey

Holy Redeemer Parish will hold a Parish Mission with Fr. John Lacey, Sun. Oct. 21, Mon. Oct. 22 and Tues. Oct 23 beginning at 7:00 PM.  This mission is an opportunity for us to focus and grow in our faith during a difficult period in the Church. Come, learn and celebrate!  All are welcome.

The Spiritual Care Department at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital will be holding a one day Spiritual Care Workshop on Friday, October 26 in the hospital’s Lobby classroom (located just across from Crema Coffee).  The workshop will be held form 10 AM until 4 PM.  Anyone thinking about volunteering for the Spiritual Care Department at the QEH or who are wishing to provide spiritual care as a volunteer for their church is welcome to take the course. If interested, please contact the Spiritual Care office at 902-894-2053 to register your name and pick up an application. Course numbers are limited.

Cardinal John Henry Newman

Tickets are now on sale for The Fourth Annual Blessed John Henry Newman Dinner.  The Newman Dinner will be held on Friday October 26, 2018.  The Newman Mass will be held at 5:15 pm at the Chaplaincy Center with the reception and dinner to follow, starting at 6:15 pm, in the UPEI Engineering Building.  The theme for this year’s dinner is “Going Global with Faith & Knowledge.”  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 receipts offered for a portion of the ticket price.  For tickets and information: www.newmandinner.com or 902-566-0774.

There will be a discernment retreat for single young women ages 17 to 30 on Saturday, October 27th from 9:00 am. – 4:00 pm. The retreat will take place at Sacred Heart Convent, 403 Granville St., Summerside, PE. A free will donation will be accepted to cover the cost of the food. More details regarding dates and times will be included in a follow-up E-mail to those applicants whom we are able to accept for the retreat. Please follow the instruction below:

  1. Go to https://sacredheartsisters.ca/news-announcements-features
  2. Scroll down until you find the discernment retreat announcement,
  3. Click download button to get the form and fill it,
  4. Send the completed form to us as email attachment. (Contact Sr. Marian for download issues at sacredheartpei@gmail.com)


The Honorable David MacDonald

The Latin American Mission Program will hold the 27th Annual Daniel O’Hanley Memorial Lecture on Sunday, October 28 at 2 P.M. at Our Lady of the Assumption Hall in Stratford. The guest lecturer for this year will be the Hon. David MacDonald. The title of this year’s lecture is “If you love this world: Climate Justice and Indigenous Wisdom.”

PEI Right to Life Association will be holding the annual peaceful LIFE CHAIN on Sunday, Oct. 28th, 2018 from 2-4 pm at the UPEI Chaplaincy Center. This event is to increase awareness for the dignity of every human person from fertilization until natural death. With the increase in easy access to medical abortions and the number of Canadians requesting euthanasia and assisted suicide we are desperately in need of compassionate education to promote a culture of life. Please plan to attend and be a witness for life. No one should think they are alone! We will have signs available and compassionate homemade signs are welcome. Refreshments served. For information contact Pat Wiedemer life.sanctuary@pei.aibn.com  or Tel: 902-894-5473.

The Miscouche CWL’s Annual Ham and Scalloped Potato Dinner is on Oct 28 from 4-6 pm at the Miscouche Senior’s club. The cost is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children under 12. Take outs are available. For information call Claudette at 902-436-1072.

The Holy Redeemer CWL “Praise The Lord In Song” concert will be held Sunday October 28th at 2:00 pm in the church.   This year’s concert will include the choirs of both St. Dunstan’s Basilica and Zion Presbyterian church, as well as “Sequence,” an outstanding acapella women’s quartet, the Parent Family Singers, and many other groups and vocalists.   Don’t miss this exceptional afternoon of inspirational music. Tickets are $10.00 and are available at the door or from CWL members.

Sunday roast beef dinner

The St. Pius X Knights of Columbus Roast Beef Dinner will be held on Sunday, October 28th from 4-6 pm at the Jack Blanchard Centre on Pond Street. Tickets are $17 for adults and $8 for children.  For tickets please call Lowell Croken at 902-566-3800 or Colin Cameron at 902-569-7909.

The Cursillo Palanca Mass will be held at St. Peter’s in Seven Mile Bay, Sunday October 28 at 2:00 pm.

The Saint Dunstan’s University Holland College Award of Merit: The SDU Board of Governors is awarding five Awards of Merit to Holland College students entering the second year of their program. The value of the award is $2,000 and the awards will be spread over the various program groups offered by Holland College. Deadline for Application is November 1st, 2018. Application forms and additional information can be obtained by visiting the SDU website at www.saintdunstansuniversity.ca  or by calling 393-3441.



Parishioners who have religious items which they no longer need and which could otherwise be lost can contact the Diocesan Pastoral Centre at 902-368-8005. These items could include religious books, parish photos, obituaries or any articles of Church life, celebration or interest.