Registration for Religious Education

Registration forms are at the back of the church or can be emailed to you. We meet in the basement of St Dunstan’s. Classes are for children in Kindergarten - Grade 9. Grades K through 6 meet on Sunday mornings, 9 – 10:15 am starting Sept 23 and Grades 7-9 (Juniors) meet on Thursday 6 – 7:30 pm starting Sept 27. There will also be Parent meeting for the Junior Program on Thursday, Sept 27 at 6 pm. For more information contact Pat Wiedemer at stdunstanscatechsim@gmail.com or call 902-393-6047.

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Annual Parish Picnic September 23

THE ANNUAL ST. DUNSTAN'S BASILICA PARISH PICNIC will be held on Dorchester Street, Sunday, September 23, immediately after the 10:30 am Mass. This annual event is sponsored by the Parish and Our Lady of Fatima Knights of Columbus Council 824. Hamburgers, hot dogs, refreshments and cold treats will be provided. This is a wonderful opportunity for our Parish community to come together and also to welcome newcomers and friends to our Parish. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

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Upper Room PEI

An evening of Adoration and fellowship, Upper Room is a weekly gathering for young adults seeking deeper relationship with Christ. The Holy Hour includes praise and worship, a brief reflection, silent prayer, benediction, and the opportunity for confession. After this beautiful hour spent with our Lord, we gather to socialize deepening friendship and in community. We will be starting our weekly Holy Hour September 18 at 7:30 pm at St. Dunstan's Basilica Basement.

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St. Dunstan’s Baptism Ministry

Congratulations to the Newly Baptized. During the month of September, the following children were received into our Parish family through the Sacrament of Baptism: Alice Z., Maegan L. and Evelyn F.

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Choir Rehearsals Thursday Evenings at 6:30 in the SDU Boardroom

Choir rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 8 pm in the SDU Boardroon across the road from the church. Newcomers are welcome to give the choir a try. Who knows, you might like it!

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Session for Teaching Faith to Young Children

ARE YOU THE PARENT OF A YOUNG CHILD? The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is having a "seed planting" information session Sept. 12 at 7 pm in the Knights of Columbus room of St. Dunstan's Basilica. We invite any and all to "come and see" this Montessori-based approach to teaching the Faith to young children. For more information, contact Jodi Grant 902.218.8282.

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Marriage Preparation Course

THE-HEART-OF-THE-MATTER: A Marriage Preparation Course for Modern Couples in the Catholic Church: Contact Pat Wiedemer at 902-393-6047 patricia.wiedemer@outlook.com

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R.C.I.A.

R.C.I.A.: The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, a journey of faith into the Roman Catholic Church, begins Sunday, September 30 at 6:30 pm in the Parish office boardroom (entrance opposite Basilica, Dorchester St.). For more information please email Fr. Martin Carter at fr.martin.carter@gmail.com or phone the Parish office at 902-894-3486.

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“Abiding Together” Podcast for Women

OPEN INVITATION TO WOMEN OF THE PARISH:
We hope to begin a monthly group for women of all ages and backgrounds to
come together to listen to the Abiding Together podcast.
The podcast, as described by the women who host it, is
"where we desire to provide a place of connection, rest, and encouragement for those of you who
are on the journey with Jesus Christ as we are."
Meeting take place Monday evenings at 7 pm downstairs in the church. Please tell others, and join us!
All women are most welcome! For more information, contact Jodi Grant 902-218-8282.
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Fall Choral Workshop

St. Francis of Assisi Church in Cornwall and the Knights of Columbus Council #10808 will be hosting a
special weekend of choral workshops on the evening of Friday, September 21, and the morning of September 22.
Conducting the workshops will be vocal coach Paul Grambo (Elora Festival Singers, London, Ontario), accompanied by Leo Marchildon (St. Dunstan's Basilica).
Advance registration is required and is $15 per workshop or $25 for both sessions.
On Saturday evening, the 22nd.
a joint concert will be presented by Cape Breton's Coro Cantabile and the Workshop Choir.
Concert tickets are $15. For more information an to register contact Basil Favaro, program coordinator at
bfavaro@pei.sympatico.ca or call 902-569-8826. All proceeds support the Knights’ community charities.
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Youth Group The Crew meetings on Thursday evenings

The Island-wide youth group, The Crew, is accepting youth going into grade 9 next year. The Crew meets every Thursday from 7:30 - 9:00 in the basement of St Dunstan's Basilica, with youth coming from Souris to Summerside. All are welcome grade 9 -12. Contact jessica@w-i.ca for inquiries.

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Advertising in Weekly Church Bulletins

The bulletins with advertising are going to print late this coming week. The bulletins are free of charge to St. Dunstan's as the costs are covered by the advertisements. If you own a business and would like to get some information or are interested in advertising, please call 902-314-5307. The deadline is Wednesday May 9 at 5 pm. We are encouraging businesses to support our bulletins, and you, the parishioners to support our advertisers. Thank you!

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Our Father’s Adoration Chapel

OUR FATHER'S ADORATION CHAPEL is open daily from 6 am - 11 pm except for cleaning on Sunday, 9 am - 1 pm. You may request to have a candle burn in the Adoration Chapel during this time. The stipend is $7. Please contact the Parish Office. This week the candles in the Chapel burn for: Bobby; Special Intention (1). There are several hours available at the Adoration Chapel. Please contact Sharon Kelly - sharonkelly_03@hotmail.com - 902-892- 2494 or Cathy McCann - cmccann@smss.com - 629-4521.

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Use of Scented Products at Mass

MULTIPLE CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY: Scented products such as perfume and cologne can aggravate health problems for some people. Please refrain from wearing scented products at Mass. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

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PEI Right to Life Association

Please show your support by becoming or renewing your membership with the PEI Right to Life Association. Membership forms are at the entrance to the church.

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