Bulletin Announcements January 7 to 17

January 7, 2020

Register now for next weekend’s retreat with Fr. Brendon Gallant at Our Lady of Hope Retreat Centre (January 17-19, 2020).  The cost is $170.00 per person or $255.00 per married couple. Call the Centre at 902-621-2385 or 902-388-1952.

Stewardship allows us the opportunity to do good work in our community while sharing appreciation for all that God has provided to us.  If you are considering a Gift to your Parish or Diocese now or at estate planning time please visit us at www.dioceseofcharlottetown.com and click on the “Planned Giving” quick link.

Martha Spirituality Centre (902-367-3103 or srgemma@eastlink.ca) presents: 1) Christian Meditation on Tuesdays at 9:30 am starting on Jan.14. By donation.     2)  Lectio Divina (a reflection on the upcoming Sunday Gospel) on Thursdays at 10:45 am starting Jan. 16. By donation    3)  Meditation and Brain with Louise Carota on 4 Fridays from 1:00-3:00 starting Jan. 17. Cost is $20    4) Your Sorrow is My Sorrow Women’s Lenten Study Group on Mondays at 7 pm from Feb. 10- March 30. Author Joyce Rupp relates Mary’s experiences to our own experiences to open up space for more courage, strength and wisdom. Cost is $40 including the text or $20 if you have your own text. Need to register by Jan. 21 so texts can be ordered.    5)  Quiet Morning Retreat Experience on Wed. Jan. 15 from 9:30-noon. The retreat time will open and close with common prayer and the rest of the time is for refection in stillness and silence.

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.

SCAM ALERTS: Several Priests have reported that people are using their names to solicit “Gift Cards” or other types of financial aid supposedly for parishioners in need. None of these stories are true. Please be aware that an impostor, using a hard-luck story and posing as a priest or the bishop of the diocese, is soliciting money from Catholic parishioners through email and text messages.  These messages state an urgent need for help.   This person is a fraud and his story a lie.  Beware many dishonest people are after your hard earned money and anyone can fool you.

January Retreat with Fr. Brendon

There will be a general retreat with Fr. Brendon Gallant  themed Meeting Jesus in the “Ordinary” of Your Life  at Our Lady of Hope Retreat Centre  January 17-19, 2020.   The weekend begins with registration and room assignments from 6-7 followed by Mass at 7 pm.    The cost is $170.00 per person or $255.00 per married couple. To avoid disappointment, reserve your spot early by calling the Centre at 902-621-2385 or 902-388-1952.

The PEI Catholic Women’s League invites Catholic girls and women attending colleges and universities to apply for the Catholic Girls Bursary by the deadline of January 31, 2020.  Applications are available at the back of the church or in the parish office.

A recent Gift from an estate has provided for a new spiritual retreat center in our Diocese.  This Gift will breathe new life into our Catholic Education Programs.  If you would like to provide a Gift to your Parish or Diocese now or at estate planning time please visit us at  www.dioceseofcharlottetown.com and click on the “Planned Giving” quick link.

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 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.

The 14th Weekend of Grace for Women Conference with Keynote Speaker Barbara Heil will be held April 24-26 at the Lord Nelson Hotel in Halifax, NS. Attendance is through pre-registration only. Early-bird registration is $179 before December 31st, 2019. Visit www.weekendofgrace.com for details.