TThe family of the late Fr. Floyd Gallant wishes to express sincere thank you to all of St. Dunstan's, Bishop Grecco, Pastors, staff and parishioners for the many expressions of sympathy and love extended to us during Floyd's illness and passing. To the choir and cantors who so beautifully sang during his funeral, to the Knights of Columbus and the parish for your hospitality during the day of the Wake and for the reception following the funeral. We will always hold these precious memories close to us.
The next monthly meeting of the St. Dunstan's St. Vincent de Paul group will be held on Thursday, January 24 at 7:30 pm in the church basement in the Knights of Columbus room. Please use the Dorchester side entrance.
The Parish is partnering with the Holland College Heritage Carpentry program to repair/rebuild the three sets of front doors. The center doors have been removed and once they are reinstalled, the other two sets will be removed in sequence for the same treatment. We are pleased with the cooperation of the Heritage Carpentry Program instructors and students.
CThe church building, which was to become the first cathedral of the newly-formed Diocese of Charlottetown in 1829, was erected on the site of the present church in 1816. It was replaced by a larger wooden building in 1843, which itself gave way to a magnificent stone structure, destroyed by fire in 1913. This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the dedication of our present St. Dunstan's Basilica, the fourth cathedral of the Diocese of Charlottetown. Plans are getting underway to celebrate this milestone event. Stay tuned!
This bursary is administered by the Provincial Catholic Women's League of Canada (CWL) and is available to returning students, NOT first year students. Deadline for applications is January 31, 2019. Application form may be picked up at the parish office. For further information, phone Gay Garvey, 902-569-1911.
For some time the Property and Finance Committee has been discussing the front doors of the church – all of them are in need of repair/rebuilding. The center doors have been or will soon be removed to have this work done. It is estimated they will be gone for about six weeks. When they return, the remaining front doors are scheduled for the same work.
Knights of Columbus Council #824 are once again pleased to offer these beautiful calendars. Knights will have them available following weekend masses for a suggested donation of $15. All proceeds are returned to Catholic Missions to support their work with First Nations, Inuit and Metis communities.
Fr. KEITH KENNIFIC has been appointed Rector of St. Dunstan’s Basilica and will begin January 8. Fr. Martin Carter will remain at St. Dunstan's as Associate Priest.
A new book entitled “Understanding The Impact of the Addicted Person: A layperson's guide to recovery" has recently been published by Jim Good, retired family addictions counsellor. Available for purchase at the St. Dunstan’s parish office for $20. For more info call Jim at 902 963-2794.
Parishioners who are able to donate non perishable food items, please bring them to the weekend masses for the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry. Donations may be left near the angel holy water fonts at the entrance to the church. We hope that you can continue to give generously to support the needy in our parish community.
2019 envelopes will be available soon. Anyone wishing envelopes for the new year, or have a change of address or phone number, please contact the parish office.
We apologize for omitting the following names In Memory of Mike & Kay Robinson, Bernadine Kelly, Owen & Mary Kelly.
The 12:05 weekday Mass will be held in the church basement until spring
An evening of Adoration and fellowship, Upper Room is a weekly gathering for young adults seeking deeper relationship with Christ. Tuesdays at 7:30 pm in the Basement of St. Dunstan's Basilica.
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.