Bulletin Announcements September 7 to 17

September 7, 2018

Teen Encounter Weekend: for young people ages 16-21 on September 28-30 at Camp Kolbe (www.hfmpei.com).  A weekend of prayer, talks, and fellowship as we encounter Jesus and one another.  Register at http://dioceseofcharlottetown.com/teen-encounter-registration/

The Saint Dunstan’s University Institute of Christianity and Culture presents a free public lecture by Gwynne Dyer, internationally renowned journalist, on “The Populist Revolt: Its Causes and Cures, Inside Trump’s America and Beyond.”  Dr. Steele Recital Hall, UPEI, Thursday 13 Sept 2018, 7:30 pm.  All are welcome!

Theology on Tap returns!  The Saint Dunstan’s Institute of Christianity and Culture presents Dr Patrick McBrine, Bishop’s University, “‘Nearer to God:’ Imagining Satan and Eve in the Biblical Epic.”  The Pourhouse, 89 Great George Street, Thursday 20 September 2018, 7 pm.  We look forward to seeing you!

For all Cursillistas who will be sponsoring candidates this fall: The men’s weekend is November 1 – 4 women’s is November 8 – 11 2018. Please try and get your applications in as early as possible. Applications are listed on the PEI Cursillo webpage. If you need more information call Barb Wonnacott at 902-367-2486 or 902-393-4557.

Martha Spirituality Centre



a) Christian Meditation every Tuesday morning and evening starting on Sept. 18. By donation.

b) A series of 4 Stress Relief Workshops with Louise Carota on Fridays at 7pm on Sept. 14, 21, 28 and Oct. 5. Fee is $25

c) Women’s Book Study of Boundless Compassion by Sr. Joyce Rupp (led by Lynn DeLong) begins on Monday 7pm on Sept. 24. Cost is $40 which includes the text. Need to register by Sept. 11 so texts can be ordered on time.

d) Awakening Cosmic Relationships is a 6-part video series to deepen our relationship with all of creation. Participants will receive an on-line video to view as preparation for each session. Cost is $30 for the series which begins on Tuesday Sept. 18 from 1:00-3:00 pm.

Catholic Women’s League of Canada

CWL members are invited to attend the Provincial Council’s  2018  “Inspired by the Spirit, Women Respond to God’s Call”  Fall Conferences: Saturday, September 29th,  St. Patrick’s Council, Fort Augustus Recreation Centre, Fort Augustus;  Saturday, October 13th, St. Mary’s Holy Family Council, Murray Christian Centre, 17 School Street, Kensington. Registration starts at 8:15 with Mass at 9:00.  Members are asked to bring something for the sharing table.  Guest speakers will give informative presentations on cancer and mental health concerns, euthanasia, strategic planning, mental health/ therapies, 2018 national convention highlights.

Coro Cantabile of Cape Breton

A SPECIAL EVENING OF CELTIC, FOLK AND SACRED CHORAL MUSIC with three choirs, including St. Dunstan’s Basilica Choir and Cape Breton’s Ambassador Choir Coro Cantabile, will take place in St. Francis of Assisi Church in Cornwall on Saturday September 22 at 7:00pm.  Accompanist is Leo Marchildon.  Tickets are $15.00 and available at Wally’s Pharmasave in the Cornwall Plaza or reserved by contacting Basil Favaro at 902.569.8826 or bfavaro@pei.sympatico.ca.   Proceeds will support the community charity projects of Knights of Columbus Council #10808. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

IT’S ABOUT TIME….TIME TO FEED THE CHILDREN, A MIKINDURI CHILDREN OF HOPE FUNDRAISING EVENT at the Northport Pier and Restaurant on Wednesday, Sept 26 at 6pm with hors d’oeuvres, beef tenderloin meal and special entertainment by Lennie Gallant.   Tickets are $100 each and include 2 glasses of wine. Call Elaine Black at 569.9124 to reserve seating (only 100 tickets sold).


Are you the parent of a young child? Are you a young adult or retiree seeking a way to serve the Church? Are you a grandparent desiring a means to pass on the Faith? Do you have carpentry skills? Do you sew? We need you! The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is having a “seed planting” information session Sept. 12 at 7 pm in the Knights of Columbus room of St Dunstan’s Basilica. We invite any and all to “come and see” this Montessori-based approach to teaching the Faith to young children. Please contact Jodi Grant with any questions: 902.218.8282


St. Dunstan’s University Place

The annual meeting of the Saint Dunstan’s University Board of Governors will be held on Monday September 10th at 7:00 P.M. at SDU Place at 45 Great George Street, Charlottetown. All are welcome.

News from UPEI Chaplaincy Centre:

UPEI Chaplaincy Centre (a composite picture)

A) Sunday Masses are at 6 PM in the Chapel on Campus. 

B) Are you (or do you k now someone) heading off to post-secondary this fall? Stay connected with the Catholic community on campus anywhere in Canada. Visit www.chaplaincyconnect.ca and someone from your destination school will be in touch. This is a collaborative mission with Canadian Catholic Student Association and Catholic Christian Outreach.

Birthright Annual Fall Fun Event will be held Wednesday, September 19, 7:30 pm at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish Centre, Stratford. Enjoy the music of Kendall Docherty and the “Ceilidh In The City” Band with guests Catch the Fire, Allan Keoughan, Bernadette Roche, and Fr. Keith Kennific. Fudge sale, 50/50 draw, door prizes, and refreshments. To reserve tickets ($15), please call 628 6028 or 569 4308 or any Birthright volunteer. Tickets also available at the door. Your support is greatly appreciated.


The PEI Right to Life Association is holding two fundraising events for LIFE this September:

A) YARD AND BAKE SALE – We will be part of the 70-Mile Yard Sale and be selling various items at G. Visser and Sons Potato Warehouse #6346 TCH, Orwell on Saturday, September 22. Please contact our office if you have baked goods, etc and/or items you wish to donate to help support the education of Islanders on the dignity of the human person or call Elisabeth Visser at 902-629-9610.

B) A Night in Italy GALA DINNER and DANCE will take place at the Faith Works Community Center, Saturday, Sept 29 at 6 pm. Alisa Wiedemer is organizing this event as part of her Col. Grey IB Program requirements and donating all proceeds to the education of Islanders on life issues. Alex Schadenberg from the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition will be the keynote speaker speaking on “Hope Amidst a Culture of Death”. Tickets available at $40 per plate; children under 10 eat free. Contact Alisa at alisa.wiedemer@outlook.com or our office at life.sanctuary@pei.aibn.com or Tel: 902-894-5473.

The 2nd Annual Music for Hope Concert, in support of Lennon Recovery House (the old Belcourt Retreat Centre) will be held Sunday, September 9th.  Come enjoy an incredible night of entertainment at Tracadie Cross Community Centre. Doors open at 7:00 (get there early…) show starts at 7:30. Lennon House Music Challenge – for ongoing nominations of talented islanders who respond to the challenge of performing – go to https://www.facebook.com/lennonhousemusicchallenge/

The 2018 “Empowered Catholic Conference for Men” will be held in Halifax on October 12th and 13th.   We live at a time when God is calling men to “step up” into their calling as leaders in their families, the Church, their places of employment and in their communities as never before. We see all around us in our culture the consequences of the attack on the family and a generation that in many ways is fatherless. This conference is designed to help empower men to be ambassadors for Christ and to live out their Divine Mission, and to turn the tide.   Registration fee is $70 per person. For information or to register, call 902-435-1568, email empoweredccfm@hotmail.com, or go to https://empoweredccfm.wixsite.com/empowered

Our Lady of the Cape

The next pilgrimage to Our Lady of the Cape Shrine/Saint-Anne-de-Beaupré led by PEI Pilgrimage Ltd. is October 12-15, 2018. Cost is $390 for double occupancy.  Contact Gary or Eileen Clow @ 569-3945,  Joe or Rita Drane @ 940-5871, or Ken Campbell @ 566-2914.


Holy Land Pilgrimage This is your opportunity to see the Holy Land. Father Gerard Chaisson, former Pastor of St. Mary’s Parish, Montague and Father Simon Lobo, Saint Benedict Parish, Halifax, are the spiritual leaders on this prayerful Pilgrimage. The itinerary has been carefully arranged with full consideration to the ministry of Christ as opposed to merely a tour of the Holyland. Dates for this Pilgrimage are Oct. 7 – 18, 2018. To learn more, visit www.privatelabeltravel.ca and sign up for more information, or call Bob Sime at (902) 429-5145