Diocesan Communiqué – January 25, 2023

January 25, 2023

LENTEN MISSION in Summerside: St Paul’s Parish is pleased to welcome Fr. Michael Corpus, of the Archdiocese of Toronto, to give us our Lenten Mission! The Mission will take place Monday, February 27 to Wednesday, March 1, 2023, starting at 6 pm with Mass. Mission talk to follow Mass. Fr. Michael is Vice-Rector of Saint Augustine’s Seminary of Toronto and was ordained in 2020, one year ahead of Fr Walter Flynn, associate Pastor in Summerside. Please mark your calendars for what promises to be a very prayerful event. A free-will offering will be collected each evening.

Lynn DeLong will host a book study for women on Zoom. In the book Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World we are invited to cultivate “a Mary heart” without discarding the service-oriented Martha. Registrants are responsible to purchase their own book. We will meet by Zoom Monday evenings February 6 & 20, March 6 & 20, and April 3 from 6:30 – 8:30. Fee is $15. Please register by contacting Lynn DeLong at lynndelong284@gmail.com

Listening, Speaking and Growing Together: You are invited to the Martha Spirituality Centre on Saturday, Feb 18, from 10 am – 3 pm for a day of exploring Spiritual Conversation as a tool that deepens relationship and community with God. The session will offer some practical ways to use Spiritual Conversation in our daily lives, our church and beyond. Facilitated by Julia Donahoe-MacDougald, Michelle Mahoney and Roseanne Macdonald, members of the P.E.I. Local of the Atlantic Association of the Spiritual Exercises Apostolate. To register, email: drjoancsm@gmail.com by Feb. 14. Fee is $25. Tea and coffee will be available, but please bring your own lunch.

Positive Parenting, a “Triple P Seminar”: Most of the time parenting is fun. You know you are doing a good job. But there are times when things get a little tricky. Like when your toddler won’t eat her dinner. Or your six-year-old won’t pick up his toys. If only someone could give you some ideas to make those times easier. If this sounds like you, then a Triple Seminar might be right for you. Triple P seminars are for groups of parents of children ages birth to 12. There are three seminars in this series: The Power of Positive Parenting, Raising Confident, Competent Children and Raising Resilient Children. These free seminars, offered on three consecutive Saturdays: January 28, February 4 and 11, from 1 – 3 p.m. will be facilitated by Peter Mutch, and held at The Living Well in Martha Place at 96 Patterson Drive, Charlottetown. To register please email Sister Rosemary at rmd17csm@gmail.com Please indicate if you plan to attend the first or all three seminars. Space is limited so please register early. The Living Well is run by the Sisters of Saint Martha.

Summit – a night of Worship & Adoration…
come join us in a night of Worship & Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and prayer. Event takes place Sunday January 29th, 7:00-8:30 pm at St. Paul’s Parish in Summerside and is open to all ages. Come and bring a friend! There will be a talk by Shawn Jones on the topic ‘Being Formed.’ There will also be a time of musical worship and silent prayer. Jesus looks forward to seeing you there! (And so do we!)