The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has issued the 2019 Federal Election Guide / Guide des élections fédérales de 2019 for distribution in Canadian parishes. For some years, it has been customary for the Conference, in anticipation of the federal elections, to issue a reflection on key ethical and moral issues that voters, especially Catholics, may want to consider. The 2019 Guide has been formatted for online sharing and includes hyperlinks directing the reader to further resources on various issues important to Catholics. It can be viewed and downloaded from our website at http://dioceseofcharlottetown.com/episcopal-commission-for-justice-and-peace-2019-federal-election-guide/
An information session will be held on Monday, September 23rd at 6:30 PM in the basement of Immaculate Conception Church, Wellington (31017 RTE 2) for next fall’s Pilgrimage to the Holy Land with Father Andrew Handrahan. Do you want to experience something of the life of Jesus? Do you want to experience the places that our Lord walked and where He spoke to the people? Join Father on a guided pilgrimage to some of Israel’s holy sites. From October 21st-29th, 2020, the pilgrimage will travel to the Holy Land and visit such places as Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee, the Mount of Transfiguration, Jerusalem, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Step into the River Jordan where Jesus was baptized, and stand on the hill where Jesus gave his sermon on the mount; walk through the places that our Lord himself walked, and experience the city of Jerusalem as you make the way of the cross which Jesus suffered. Contact Krisanne Butler at CAA Travel for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or at 902-892-0296. If you have questions, inquire soon – seats are limited.
World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation will be celebrated Friday, Sept. 20 at 7 pm at St. Francis of Assisi Church. Those interested in singing are invited to meet early that day at 5.30 for a brief choir rehearsal in the church.
Join the Knights of Columbus Online! Now is a great time to join The Knights and it has never been easier to do so. Catholic men 18+ can go online at www. kofc.org/joinus for all the benefits of becoming a member. Among them are top-ranked coverages for Knights and their families, including permanent and term life, long-term care and disability incomes, and retirement annuities. We’re all about putting Faith into Action through charitable community service so sign up for all the rewards from giving through teamwork whenever your schedule allows. For more info, contact PEI Insurance Agent at Philip.email@example.com or 902-786-2298, Provincial Membership Director at Basilfavaro@gmail.com, phone or text 902-393-4833, or the Grand Knights or Membership Directors in any of our 21 Councils.
PEI Right to Life Yard Sale: On SATURDAY SEPT. 21st we will be a part of the famous 70-Mile Yard Sale held annually in South-Eastern PEI. Our site will be at G Visser & Sons potato warehouse, #6346 TCH in Orwell Cove. Do you have some items around your place that you just don’t use anymore but that still have lots of life left in them? We are especially interested in furniture, housewares, tools, sports equipment etc. (sorry NO clothing). Items must be in good clean condition please. We would appreciate your donation of any of the above to the PEI Right to Life Yard Sale. Contact Elisabeth Visser at 902-629-9610 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for pick-up or drop off small items at the office.
St. Mary’s of the People (Hunter River) Cemetery Sunday: There will be a service of prayer and song at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hunter River on Sunday, September 15 at 1 pm. All are welcome. Please pass this invitation along to anyone you know who may have friends or family members in the cemetery or former parishioners of St Mary’s of the People.
There will be a Parish Mission St. Dunstan’s Basilica as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the cathedral church of our diocese, Monday through Wednesday, September 16-18, 7 pm. with Fr. Dominic Borg, Carmelite. All welcome. Invite someone to come along!
Birthright Annual Fall Fun Event will be held Wednesday, September 18, 7:30 pm at Assumption Parish Centre (145 Stratford Road). Enjoy the music of Kendall Docherty and the “Ceilidh in the City” Band with guests Catch the Spirit, Julie Pellissier-Lush (PEI Poet Laureate), Bernadette Roche and others. Fudge sale, 50/50, door prizes and refreshments. To reserve tickets ($15), please call (902) 628-6028 or (902) 569-4308 or any Birthright volunteer.
DISC GOLF TOURNAMENT in support of the MIKINDURI CHILDREN OF HOPE FOUNDATION: Tea Hill Park, Saturday, September 21, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (multiple time slots). Put together a twosome or foursome of friends, co-workers or family. Groupings are as follows: Competitive (players who compete regularly); Corporate (teams of players from companies/organizations); Recreational (teams of friends and families, children welcome). Registration Fee: $10/pp + Ticket Fee To register, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tea-hill-disc-golf-tournament-tickets-70437300863 Questions: Call Bill Kendrick 902-439-2711
PEI Camino, “The Way of Bishop MacEachern:” 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 28 September @ 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, email@example.com.
Development and Peace invites you to the Fall Education/Action Workshop, 2:00 pm Sunday, September 29, MacKenzie Room, St. Pius X church. The theme is “For Our Common Home” with special emphasis on the Amazon. Guest speaker is Luke Stocking, Eastern Canada coordinator for Development and Peace.
“Religious Life: It’s Habit Forming” is an evening for youth and adults about the vocation to religious life, happening on Sunday, September 29 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.
All parishioners are invited to attend a Mass of Thanksgiving celebrating 50 years of the St. Dunstan’s University Board of Governors promotion and support of Catholic values and education on Prince Edward Island. The Mass will be celebrated at St Dunstan’ Basilica on Friday October 4th at 6 pm.
Upcoming Martha Spirituality Centre Programming at SDU Place on Great George Street (902-367-3103 or firstname.lastname@example.org): 1. Christian Meditation begins Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 9:30 am and again at 7:15 pm 2. Grief Course Part One begins Tuesday, Sept. 17 and continues every Tuesday until Oct.22 from 2:00-3:30 pm. Cost $30 3. Women’s Retreat Evening on Sept. 30 at 7 pm. Theme “God Pursues me in Love” Cost $10 4. Men’s Gathering Sat. Sept. 28 10 am – noon. Cost $5 5. Drive Alive 55 Course on Sept. 20 from 9 am-4 pm. Taught by Sr. Norma Gallant cnd and Sponsored by Seniors Federation. Cost $10. Need to register soon as space is limited. 6. Lectio Divina (reading and sharing Sunday Gospel) begins on Thurs. Sept. 19 at 10:45 am and continues every Thursday morning.
This year’s CWL Fall conferences will take place on Saturday, September 14th at Stella Maris Church, North Rustico and Saturday, October 19th at Immaculate Conception Church, Palmer Road. Start time is 9 am with a 12 o’clock potluck lunch.
Saturday, September 28th the CWL will host a Pilgrimage to the Holy Martyrs, Seven Mile Bay, beginning with Rosary at 10:30 am and Mass at 11, followed by a potluck lunch.
On the occasion of their 20th anniversary, PEI Pilgrimage Ltd. will lead a pilgrimage to Quebec to visit Our Lady of the Cape Shrine and Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré from October 4 – 7, 2019. The cost for double occupancy is $575, or $660 for single, HST incl. This includes travel, 3 nights’ accommodation and 6 meals. To register please call Gary or Eileen Clow at 902-569-3945, Ken Campbell at 902-566-2914 or Joe or Rita Drane at 902-940-5871. Call early to reserve your spot.
Monthly First Saturday Gatherings honoring Blessed Virgin Mary will resume in October, following Saturday evening mass at the Basilica. We have a presentation, discussion, rosary and a snack. So far, volunteers have spoken about their visits to the shrines at Fatima, Lourdes, Guadalupe, Knock (Ireland), Simala (Philippines), Medjugore, and Cap de la Madeline, and about the feasts of the Annunciation & the Immaculate Conception. All very inspiring. If you have a special interest in Marian Shrines or know someone who visited one, please contact email@example.com or 902-628-2397.