Diocesan Communiqué – May 10, 2023

May 11, 2023

Family Holiness: We are pleased to invite you to a free webinar hosted by the CCCB Office for Family and Life. The webinar, entitled “Concrete Ways to Renew Practices of Family Holiness,” will be held on Saturday, 3 June 2023, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. EDT (* 2:00 to 3:30 ADT*) and will be facilitated by Msgr. Philippe Bordeyne, President of the Pontifical John Paul II Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences (Rome, Italy). It will be presented in French with simultaneous translation into English. This event is open to anyone from dioceses, parishes, related organizations or groups who may be interested in the proposed content. To register, please follow the event link https://cccb-ca.zoom.us/webinar/register/5516817367284/WN_HOFGVS7RT3mO_5cJMPIVIg#/registration

There will be a sale of Baked Goods, Plants, and Gardening Supplies at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish Centre in Stratford on Saturday, May 20, 9:00 am – 12 noon. This will feature the sale of homemade bread, biscuits, rolls, squares, cakes, cookies, and fudge. There is also a sale of various popular perennials, house plants, gardening books and tools. There will be lotteries of a beautiful locally crafted patio stone, and of a food basket. Tea and coffee will be available. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome.

Saint Dunstan’s University Bursary: Students are reminded that there has been a change to the SDU Bursary program- beginning with the 2023-2024 academic year the SDU Bursary will increase in value to $1,500. Application form and criteria are available on the Saint Dunstan’s University website, https://saintdunstansuniversity.ca . Application deadline is August 31, 2023. A maximum of 175 bursaries will be awarded for the coming academic year. Also note that the SDU Board of Governors High School award has been discontinued. As many schools may not have administrative staff during July and August you are advised to make arrangements to have your transcript sent prior to the end of June.

Experience the wisdom and spirituality of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, a priest and paleontologist, in a book launch on Wednesday May 17th from 7-8 pm at the Charlottetown Library Rotary room. Hear his words turned into prayers from one of the editors, Sister Libby Osgood. This Book of Hours is an edited volume of Teilhard de Chardin’s most inspirational work. Not a text to be read or studied but a work of liturgical poetics to live with and support your daily prayer in view of the cosmic horizon of mystery. Sister Libby Osgood is an Aerospace Engineer who teaches sustainable design engineering at UPEI and is a religious sister with the Congregation of Notre Dame. The book is available at Bookmark.

Heart-of-the-Matter Marriage Preparation course will be offered in Charlottetown, on May 26th & 27th. This is a Friday evening and all day Saturday in-person course. If you are planning to get married this year, you will need to attend a marriage prep course. For more information contact Pat at patricia.wiedemer@outlook.com or call/text 902-393-6047.

A special choir is being assembled to sing at the Installation of our new Bishop at St. Dunstan’s Basilica on Thursday June 29 at 3 pm. Anyone wishing to sing in the choir is asked to attend two rehearsals on Tuesday evenings June 20th and 27th starting at 6:30 in the church. Please contact Leo Marchildon at leomarchildon88@gmail.com for more information.