Fundraiser brunch for PEI Right to Life Association

The Knights of Columbus are hosting a fundraiser brunch for the PEI Right to Life Association on Sunday May 27 in the church basement following the 10:30 am Mass. This is a kick-off event in advance of the March for Life that starts at 2 pm at St Pius X Church, ending at the Coles Building downtown. Share a meal and lean how the Association brings renewed hope to Islanders through a comprehensive educational campaign emphasizing women’s wellness and the value of life in contrast to the debilitating effects of abortion, euthanasia and assisted suicide on society. Show your by participating in both the brunch and the March for Life.

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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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Ottawa Children’s Choir to perform at Basilica May 20 at 2:30 pm

On Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 2:30pm, the Ottawa Children's Choir will perform an hour-long concert at St. Dunstan's Cathedral.  Admission to the concert is a free-will offering and all proceeds will go to St. Dunstan's Refugee Committee Fundraising project,  Kakuma to Canada.  The Choir is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a performance tour on which they will visit Quebec City, Halifax, and Charlottetown.  The Ottawa Children's Choir performs at the National Remembrance Day Ceremony each year at the Canadian War Memorial in Ottawa.   In 2017, the choir travelled to France where they had the honour and privilege to perform at the ceremony marking the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.   The Ottawa Children's Choir is excited to visit Charlottetown and perform in the glorious acoustic of St. Dunstan's Cathedral.   

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SDU Scholarship Deadlines:

The deadline to apply for the St. Dunstan's Board of Governors Award and the St. Dunstan's Post Graduate scholarship is May 15. The Board of Governors award is a $1,000 award to a June, 2018 graduating high school student. A minimum of one award is available to each high school on PEI. The Post Graduate scholarship is a $5,000 scholarship to a full time student entering the first year of a Masters or Phd. program. Application form and criteria are available at www.saintdunstansuniversity.ca or call 393-3441.

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St. Dunstan’s Baptism Ministry

Congratulations to the Newly Baptized. During the month of April, the following children were received into our Parish family through the Sacrament of Baptism: Akela D., Derek G., Klyde G., Mia K., Ethan R. And Yuan V.

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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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Upper Room PEI Tuesdays at 7:30 pm

An evening of adoration and fellowship, Upper Room is a weekly gathering for young adults seeking deeper relationship with Christ. "The Upper Room" was the refuge and launchpad for Christ's twelve apostles. It was there that they celebrated the first Mass, adored our Lord, took refuge after Calvary, met the risen Christ and awaited the Holy Spirit. Quite a room!” Like the apostles, Upper Room for us is a place to pour our heart out to God in Adoration and receive his direction and strength in Benediction. 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 in a nearby room, restaurant or coffee shop, enjoying refreshments and deepening friendship, in community. Tuesdays at 7:30 pm in the basement of St. Dunstan's Basilica.

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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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Parish Envelopes

2018 envelopes are now available in the parish office.

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Choir Rehearsals Thursday Evenings moved to the SDU Boardroom at 6:30 pm

The St. Dunstan's Adult Choir rehearse Thursday evenings 6:30 - 8 pm in the SDU Boardroom.  Anyone interested in joining are welcome to drop by and try it out. Contact music director Leo Marchildon for more information at leomarchildon@hotmail.com.

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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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Medical leave of absence for Fr. Floyd…Fr. Martin Carter current acting rector

Bishop Grecco has granted Father Floyd Gallant a medical leave of absence and he has appointed Father Martin Carter as acting rector of St. Dunstan’s Basilica. Please pray for Father Floyd’s peace and healing.

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Refugee Committee Online Fundraising Campaign: “Kakuma to Canada”

The St. Dunstan’s Basilica Parish refugee committee is in the final stages of a family reunification sponsorship of thirteen refugees from Somalia. Your much-needed tax-deductible donation to this fundraising campaign will bring stability and hope to a family that has suffered unimaginable adversity. To learn more about the Nuur family, and to donate online, click below.

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/st-dunstans-basilica-parish/kakuma-to-canada/

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CWL Recruitment

St. Dunstan's Parish is looking for a "Few Good Women" to beef up the numbers in their Catholic Women's League. For more information please call Judy Donovan Whitty (CWL Secretary) at 902-569-3496, or Gaye Garvey (Chair) at 902-569-1911, or visit the National website http://www.cwl.ca

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