Bulletin Announcements November 24 to December 5

November 24, 2021

CLERGY CHANGES:  Fr. Lazaru Panthagani, currently the Associate Pastor of St. Paul’s in Summerside has been assigned Administrator of St. Malachy’s (Kinkora), St. Joseph (Kelly’s Cross), and St. Peter’s (Seven Mile Bay) for a 6-month period while Fr. Ashok is in India for family obligations.   Fr. Walter Flynn has been named Associate Pastor of St. Paul’s in Summerside.  Both assignments are effective the 1st day of December 2021.

Say THANK You to a new mom or “new-again mom” this Christmas! We are richer for every child born on PEI and their Gift of LIFE to us! Nominate any woman who has had, or who has adopted, a baby in 2021 for our Christmas Stocking4LIFE. Let us know by December 15 why you think she is the best and how we can contact her.   PEI Life will deliver a Stocking4LIFE with goodies for her and baby before Christmas.  Email: nominations@peilife.org or call Pat 902-894-5473.

Synod 2021-2023: On October 9, Pope Francis opened Synod 2021-2023: Communion, Participation and Mission. The Synod Process invites all Catholics to participate. For more information on how you can contribute, visit the Diocesan Synod website: https://dioceseofcharlottetown.com/synod-of-bishops-for-a-synodal-church/

Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Ragusa from Summerside. (L to R) Sister Marian, Sister Margherita, Sister Chiara, Sister Karuna.

The Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus make an appeal to the people of the diocese of Charlottetown:  The Sisters arrived on the Island on April 10th, 2018, at the request of then Bishop Grecco.  After getting all the necessary permissions from the ministry of education, in Sept. 2019 they opened a small home day care.  This permits them to care for seven children.  Since then, they have been using their dining room as a playroom for the children. The sisters have received and continue to receive many requests from parents who would like to bring their children to their day care.  Since they do not have sufficient space to accept these children,  they have decided to build an addition to their house so that they will be able to have a day care center.  However, they cannot do this alone.  The funds they have are not sufficient for this project, but they believe that with God’s help and your help they will be able to do it.    Before emeritus Bishop Grecco left the Island, the sisters informed him of this decision and he said to them, “the people of PEI are very generous and if you let them know of your need, they will step forward to help you.”  Following his advice, they appeal to all those who are willing to help them to make a donation to:

Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus,

403 Granville Street, Summerside PE C1N 3C4 email: sacredheartpei@gmail.com 

This can be done either by (1) cheque (2) e-transfer or (3) direct deposit. For direct deposit please contact the Sisters for further information:  N.B. for those who would like to receive a receipt for tax purposes please let us know the name you would like on the receipt and send your complete address.   Thank you!

Development and Peace-Caritas Canada invites you to join in its Fall Action, People and Planet First, by signing an online petition at www.devp.org/en/campaign/people-planet-first/take-action/ .  You can sign online or download it and collect 25 signatures to present to your MP. Each petition requires only a signature and postal code. It calls on the House of Commons to adopt human rights and environmental due diligence legislation establishing a legal right for people who have been harmed by Canadian mining companies to seek justice in Canadian courts.  For further information, call 902-969-2693.