Bulletin Announcements February 15 to 25

February 14, 2020

Our Lenten Dyings & Risings

Lenten Retreat Day at the Martha Spirituality Centre Saturday Feb. 29 from 10 am-3 pm. Theme is Our Lenten Dyings and Risings. Cost is $30 per person or $50 a couple. Led by Sr. Regina McQuaid and Roseanne Macdonald, members of the Atlantic Association of Spiritual Directors.  Contact 902-367-3103 or srgemma@eastlink.ca to register by Feb. 25 or until spaces fill…

The St Dunstan’s University Institute of Christianity and Culture at UPEI invites the public to a lecture entitled, “Human Gene Editing: Ethics and Regulatory Landscape in Europe” by Father Emmanuel Agius professor of Moral Theology and Philosophical Ethics at the University of Malta.   Father Agius is a member of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies and a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life.    The lecture will be held on Wednesday March 4th, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. in the lecture theatre of the K.C. Irving Chemistry Centre on the UPEI campus.  Everyone is welcome and admission is free.

Join Worldwide Marriage Encounter this spring for a weekend of meaning, rediscovery and love for husbands and wives: April 3-5, 2020 at Our Lady of Hope retreat Center in Stanley Bridge, PEI, and on June 5 – 7, 2020 at Our Lady of Grace Monastery, Monastery, Nova Scotia.  For more information, email renewmarriage@gmail.com  or text or call 902-314-8541.

Martha Spirituality Centre (902-367-3103 or srgemma@eastlink.ca): Lectio Divina (Scripture reflection) every Thursday from 10:45-11:45 am.

The PEI Right to LIFE Association is holding its Annual Membership Drive. Please join us in supporting LIFE on PEI! Your support goes to helping those in crises, educating the next generation and paving the way for a culture of LIFE on our Island.  Membership Forms are at the back of the church or go online: PEIRight2LIFE.ca. Call or email Pat at 902-894-5473 or Pat@peiright2life.ca for more info.

Please join us for the Winter season of Theology on Tap.  Rev. Professor Emmanuel Agius, Professor of Moral Theology and Philosophical Ethics, University of Malta, will speak on “Insights from Robotics for Theological Reflection: Challenges and Opportunities.”  Theology on Tap is presented by the SDU Institute of Christianity and Culture.  Details: Thursday 5 March 2020, 7 pm, the Pourhouse, 189 Great George Street.  We look forward to seeing you!

Our Lady of Knock

Annual Women & Men’s Retreat: Our theme will be “Jesus Christ the Lamb of God and the Knock Apparition”. We will pray and reflect upon the significance of the Knock Apparition and its primary focus upon Jesus appearing as the Mystical Lamb. Additionally, we shall look at each of those present in the event: Mary, Our Lady of Knock, St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist. Retreat will be held Feb. 21 – 23, 2020 at Our Lady of Hope Retreat Center. Contact Martin and/or Earla Avery: Tel. 902-621-2385.

Fr. John Molina will be leading a Lenten retreat at Our Lady of Hope Retreat Centre from Friday March 6th until Sunday March 8th.  The weekend begins with registration and room assignments at 6 pm followed by Mass at 7 and concludes after lunch on Sunday.    The cost is $170.00 per person or $255.00 per married couple. Spots are quickly filling up, so reserve yours soon by calling the Centre at 902-621-2385 or 902-388-1952.

Join us for a wonderful afternoon of music at “Music at the Manse” located at 14155 St. Peter’s Road in Marshfield.  This is a new show featuring new songs and inspirational stories which are unique every week.  Performances by Tim Archer, International Gospel singer, with Ricky Lee and Jeff Grey. The setting is a beautifully restored 1830’s Manse which seats 45 per show. Your $15 admission also includes a homemade dessert and coffee or tea. Doors open every Sunday at 1 pm, show is at 2 pm. Everyone welcome!  For more information please call 902 213 2861.

Those interested in preserving the history and heritage of our early Catholic settlers, the creation of our diocese, our first bishop, Angus MacEachern as well as the historic site at St. Andrew’s are invited to become members of the Friends of St. Andrew’s Chapel.  Our address is PO Box 1864, Charlottetown PE, C1A 7N5.  For information you may contact 902 620 9336.  The annual membership fee is $10.00 or $25.00 for family or $100.00 for a life membership.  Donations are tax deductible.

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land (update – only 1 seat remaining):  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 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:kbutler@atlantic.caa.ca or at 902-892-0296.

Our Lady of the Cape

PEI Pilgrimages Ltd., a non-profit organization, will lead a pilgrimage to visit Our Lady of the Cape Shrine at Cap de la Madelaine in Quebec from May 15-18.   The cost per person for double occupancy is $575, or $660 for single, HST incl.  Children 16 and under are ½ price when accompanied by an adult.  Price includes travel by bus as well as 3 nights’ accommodation, 3 breakfasts and 3 dinners at the Madonna Hotel.  Please submit your deposit of $100 with registration to secure your seat, with the balance being due by April 30th.    Register early – limited spaces.   Registration forms available by emailing Gary Clow  garyclow42@gmail.com.  For further information contact Gary Clow at 902-569-3945, Ken Campbell at 902-566-2914/ campbellken4@gmail.com   or Joe Drane at 902-940-5871/ ritadrane@yahoo.ca.