Organist Robert Barney in Concert

Boston organist Robert Barney will be visiting PEI and offering a special bonus recital in addition to the regular summer organ recital series at St. Dunstan's Basilica, Charlottetown on Thursday, August 8 at 1 pm. Admission is by goodwill offering.

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Montreal Organist Philip Crozier in Concert

The Basilica welcomes back Montreal organist Philip Crozier in his return engagement to Charlottetown. Wednesday August 14 at 1 pm. Admission is by free will offering.

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Organist Jean-Willy Kunz and Soprano Robyn Perry in concert

The Basilica welcomes back Jean-Willy Kunz in his return engagement to Charlottetown He is resident organist for the Montreal Symphony. Also featured will be soprano Robyn Perry. Wednesday August 7 at 1 pm. Admission is by free will offering.

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Upper Room PEI

An evening of Adoration and fellowship for young adults seeking deeper relationship with Christ. Please check out the “Upper Room PEI” Facebook page for more information and upcoming dates during the summer.

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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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100 Years – St. Dunstan’s

As a way of marking the centennial of our present Basilica, we will be providing some historical sketches over the course of this year. Our thanks to Fr. Art O'Shea for these. Today, we'll start way back…
Two hundred years ago the Diocese of Quebec was the only Roman Catholic Diocese in what is present-day Canada. In the summer of 1812, Bishop Plessis of Quebec made an extended tour of our Maritime region, remaining two weeks on Prince Edward Island, where Father Angus MacEachern was at that time the only priest serving the scattered Catholic population here. The Bishop spent two days in Charlottetown where there was yet no church. As he was leaving here, he directed Father MacEachern to arrange the building of a suit- able church and he designated its proper location: a high point in the town overlooking the harbour – the site of the present St. Dunstan's.

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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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Monthly First Saturdays Marian Observances

Monthly first Saturday gatherings honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary will resume in October, following Saturday evening mass at the Basilica. All are welcome. We have a presentation, discussion, rosary and a snack. So far, volunteers have spoken about their visits to the shrines at Fatima, Lourdes, Guadalupe, Knock (Ireland), Simala (Philippines), Medjugore, and Cap de la Madeline, and about the feasts of the Annunciation & the Immaculate Conception. All very inspiring. If you have a special interest in Marian Shrines or know someone who visited one, please contact Ray & Marilyn Yu at 902-628- 2397, 1950raymundo@eastlink.ca or docmarilyn2013@eastlink.ca

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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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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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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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