Knights of Columbus Monthly Meeting

Our Lady of Fatima Council #824 will hold their regular monthly council meeting on Thursday, October 10 at 7 pm in the council chambers.

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First Saturday Gatherings

There will be a gathering on October 5 after the Saturday 5 pm Mass in the Knight of Columbus room. We will present the different topics for the next ten months 2019-2020. There will be a light lunch, fellowship and rosary. Please enter via the Adoration Chapel side entrance (Dorchester Street). For information, contact Ray/Marilyn Yu 902-628-2397 raymaryu@hotmail.com

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Presentation on Our Lady of Guadalupe

PRESENTATION ON THE ICON OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE: Given by Graydon Nicholas, former Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick Thursday, October 3 at 6:30 pm in the Knights of Columbus Room. Use the side door on Dorchester St. All are welcome!

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Religious Education Classes

Religious education classes will begin this weekend. Registration forms are available at the back of the church or can be sent to you via email. Classes are for grades K through 9 and are held on Sunday mornings from 9-10:15 am in the Basilica lower level. Please contact Pat Wiedemer for more information at stdunstanscatechism@gmail.com.

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Gift Bearers Wanted

An invitation is extended to everyone—individuals, couples, families,
catechetical classes—to become involved in taking up the Gifts at our
Saturday afternoon—Sunday celebrations of the Eucharist. To facilitate
this, a binder with signup sheets is available at the main entrance of the
church. It would be great if you would sign up in advance of the day.
Thank you for your consideration.
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Monthly First Saturday Meetings Honouring the BVM

Monthly First Saturday Gatherings honoring Blessed Virgin Mary will resume in October, following Saturday evening mass at the Basilica. All are welcome. If you have a special interest in Marian Shrines or know someone who visited one, please contact raymaryu@hotmail.com: 902-628-2397.

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Annual Christmas Concert

St. Dunstan's Annual Christmas Concert is scheduled for Friday December 20 at 7 pm, and will showcase the works of acclaimed choral composer John Rutter, including his spectacular "Gloria" as well as  the Shepherd's Pipe Carol, Candlelight Carol, and other favourites. Also on the program will be David Hamilton's cantata "The Wonder of Christmas", which features stunning arrangements such pieces as "The Wexford Carol", "I Wonder As I Wander" and "African Noel". A 60 voice choir accompanied by the PEI Pops! makes this an event not to be missed. Please arrive early to ensure good seating. Admission is by goodwill offering.

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Upper Room PEI

Upper Room PEI will be starting Tuesday, September 24. Upper Room is a
weekly gathering for young adults seeking a deeper relationship with
Christ. We meet every Tuesday in Glastonbury Hall of St. Dunstan’s
Basilica for an hour of adoration followed by time for fellowship.
The Holy Hour includes praise and worship, a brief reflection, silent
prayer, benediction, and the opportunity for confession. Come and join
us! For more information, follow us on Facebook @Upper Room PEI. See you there!
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Attention Parents

A suggestion has been made that children at Mass should be accompanied to the washroom downstairs by a parent rather than going on their own. In the interest of safety, this is a prudent practice to follow. If your child has such a need, please go with them.

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Food Sunday

1ST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH: 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.

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Automatic Debit

Automatic debit is an option for those who would like to contribute using that means. Please contact the Parish Office for information.

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Centenary!

The 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. As a way of marking the 100th Anniversary of our Basilica, Confirmation and other catechetics classes from across the Diocese will be invited for tours of our Diocesan Cathedral. Our thanks to the organizers, Charlene Peters and Fr. Art O'Shea.

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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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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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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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