Bulletin Announcements July 17 to 27

July 17, 2019

The summer organ recital series continues Wednesday July 24 at 1 pm with organist Don Fraser (music director for Trinity United, Charlottetown). The Basilica also welcomes Toronto organist/composer J Thomas D Gonder in his debut organ recital here on PEI. Wednesday July 31 at 1 pm.  Admission to the recital series is by free will offering.

Owen Connoly

Connolly Estate bursaries are open to residents of PEI who are full-time students enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited university. In addition, applicants must demonstrate that they are Roman Catholic, are Irish in heritage and have material financial need (parental income applies if applicant is under 22).  College students who are completing a joint program/degree and are enrolled in the university portion of their studies are eligible to apply.  Bursaries are available for a maximum of four years.  Apply at www.owenconnollyestate.com  before Aug. 31.  Recent bursaries have been in the range of $2,000/year, though they vary depending on market returns and the number of applicants.

Celebration of Cemetery Sunday Mass at St. Cuthbert’s Parish in St. Teresa. Cemetery Sunday is a very good reminder of the debt of gratitude we owe so many people especially our parents, children, siblings and friends. Join us in the cemetery on Sunday July 21, 2019 at 10.30am.

Fr. Dovari Joseph & Fr. Eric Dunn at Charlottetown Cemetery Sunday Mass

Cemetery Sunday:  To be held at the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Charlottetown, Sunday, July 28, with Mass beginning at 2 pm.  For the safety of all attending there will be no parking in the Cemetery.  Please park in St. Pius X Church parking lot.  Anyone with mobility issues, please come early.  In case of rain the Mass will be held at St. Pius X Church.

St. Anne & St. Joachim

On Friday, 26 July, 2019, there will be a celebration of the Feast Day of Our Blessed Virgin Mary’s parents, St. Joachim and St. Anne.  All are invited to celebrate Holy Mass at 10:30 AM at St. Anne’s in Hope River following a pilgrimage walk to the church. Light refreshments will be provided after Mass.  The walk starts at Stella Maris Parish Church, North Rustico, and proceed via back roads to St. Anne’s church. You may choose a long or short walk.  The long one is a 9.5 km/ two hour tramp departing Stella Maris Parish church at 7:30 AM. Please park at the church. 

St. Anne’s Church, Hope River

The short walk is a 2.0 km 30 minute stroll joining the long walk on Toronto Road. For the short one, please assemble in vehicles at Stella Maris church at 8:45 AM to be led in your cars to join the long walk at 9:00 AM.  Alternatively, join the long walk directly on Toronto road at 9:00 AM.  Parking will be on Toronto Road.   Knights of Columbus members will lead walks, provide maps, drinking water, road-crossing safety and return transportation to parked cars following Mass.  Pilgrims are reminded to wear sensible walking footwear and to apply sun protection if needed.  Rain will cancel walks only.  For additional information, please contact Vernon Buote at 902-963-2106 or cell 902-314-4065.

Chiara Luce Badano

Camp Chiara Luce, 2019 – WAKE!  This Catholic Girls Leadership Camp (ages 10-15) will be held at Camp Kolbe Retreat Center, Grand River from August 1 at 6:00 pm until August 4 at 12:30 pm.  Registration is $75 per camper + $25 per each additional family member. Contact Emilie at campchiaraluce@gmail.com for more information.  Registration deadline July 24th.

The 2nd annual Empowered Men’s Conference, October 4- 5 in Halifax, is a call for men to be challenged, to become more engaged in their faith and grow in faithfulness to serve God and the Church: Whether they’re lukewarm or already on fire!  Many men do a lot of great work in our parish ministries and communities, however, regarding our personal faith formation, research shows many men are lacking, practicing their faith timidly. This crisis of male disengagement is precisely why initiatives such as the Empowered Men’s Conference, are essential in rejuvenating the faith in our parishes. Hear inspiring message from Archbishop Mancini and keynote speakers, Fr. Mark Cherry & Greg Moulaison, along with Stanley Cup Champion, Joe Dipenta (Anaheim Ducks) as our emcee. To register visit: empoweredccfm.com. Registration is $60 until June 30 and $75 after. For more information, email empoweredccfm@hotmail.com

This Year’s Hache-Gallant Family Reunion takes place in Skmaqn-\Port-La-Joye-Fort Amherst on August 17th and 18th, 2019.  It would be appreciated if you could pass the word along to all your family and acquaintances whose families are probably organizing reunions of their own during the Congres mondial acadien2019.  (cma2019.ca/families).  The more the merrier to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Congres mondial acadien. If you have questions about our program, drop us a line at: reuniongallant@gmail.com or check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1464890046898961/members/ (Rencontre de famille Hache-Gallant family reunion 2019)

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.ca  or at 902-892-0296. Seats are limited, call now for more information.