Bulletin Announcements September 5 to 15

September 5, 2019

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, rdennis@upei.ca.

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.

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

Upcoming Martha Spirituality Centre Programming at SDU Place on Great George Street (902-367-3103 or srgemma@eastlink.ca):   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.  

St. Dunstan’s Basilica

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!

St. Pius X Parish

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.

UPEI Chaplaincy Centre (a composite picture)

 “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.

The annual meeting of the Saint Dunstan’s University Board of Governors will be held on Monday, September 9th at 7:00 P.M. at SDU Place, 45 Great George Street. All are welcome.

On our website’s homepage we now have Vatican widgets.  Check these out at www.dioceseofcharlottetown.com for all the latest messages from Pope Francis as well as news from the Vatican and the Church around the world. 

Christian Meditation, the prayer of the heart, opens us to the presence of God in the silence and stillness of the present moment. Come and join in this peaceful prayer every Tuesday morning, beginning September 10. Time: 9:30-10:15am at the Martha Spirituality Centre, SDU Place, Great George St., Charlottetown. Evening sessions will also be offered beginning Sept. 10 from 7:15-8:00 pm.  Fee: Donation.  Register at 1-902-367-3103 or by emailing srgemma@eastlink.ca     All welcome. 

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.

St. Francis of Assisi Church, Cornwall, PEI

World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation will be celebrated on Friday, Sept. 20 at 7:00 pm at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Cornwall.  Pope Francis says, “This annual day of prayer offers to all believers and to the community a precious opportunity to renew our personal participation in this vocation as custodians of Creation, raising to God our thanks for God’s marvellous works and invoking God’s help for the protection of Creation and God’s mercy for the sins committed against the world in which we live.”  All Christians are invited to join in prayer and song. For those of you interested in joining the choir for the Service for the Care of Creation on Friday, September 20 at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Cornwall, the rehearsal for this event is Wednesday, September 11 at 7 pm in the church. Organized by the Diocesan Liturgical Commission with music under the direction of Leo Marchildon.

Former St. Mary’s of the People Church

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.

Seal of the CWL

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.  

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land:  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 Fr. Andrew Handrahan 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 Sepulcher.  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:  call 902-892-0296 or kbutler@atlantic.caa.ca .   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).  If you have questions, inquire soon – seats are limited.       

Our Lady of the Cape

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.

The Blessed Virgin Mary

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 raymaryu@hotmail.com or 902-628-2397.