Statue Refurbishing

The statues in the south alcove at the front of the church are undergoing refurbishing thanks to the talent and generosity of two of our parishioners. Very much appreciated!

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A Note of Appreciation from Fr. Keith

Thank you to all involved with preparing the church for our Christmas celebrations, and in taking down the decorations. Thanks to all who donated to our Christmas flowers.

Thanks, as well, to those who remembered me with greetings, gifts, and treats at Christmas. Peace, Fr. Keith

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Fr. Keith Absence

Fr. Keith will be away from the parish this Wednesday, January 20 until Thursday, January 28. Fr. Martin Carter will be with you next weekend. Please note there will be no weekday Masses Thursday and Friday this week and Monday and Tuesday, next. No Confessions this Thursday or the following Tuesday.

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Attention Parents

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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Catholic Women’s League

The PEI Catholic Women's League invites Catholic girls and women attending colleges and universities to apply for the Catholic Girls Bursary by the deadline of January 31. Applications are available at the parish office or on the CWL.PEI Website.

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Martha Spirituality Centre

The Martha Spirituality Centre will remain closed for in-person programs until September 2021. However, the good news is that we have organized many programs to go forward on Zoom, so we will be zooming into 2021. To access a program, you must have downloaded Zoom on your computer (it’s free). When you register for a program, your facilitator will send you a link to access the program on that day. Please note the following: (A) There is no telephone access at the Martha Spirituality Centre. (B) All registrations have to be done on-line with the facilitator of each program. She/he will let you know the process of payment for each program. (C) Any inquiries by phone will be to Sr. Gemma Dunn at 902-892-3179. (D) Our brochure can be viewed through the diocese of Charlottetown website www.dioceseofcharlottetown.com and through the Sisters of St. Martha website www.peimarthas.com/programs

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Catechetics

If you have not yet registered your child(ren),and would like to, in order to receive the weekly electronic material, you may do so at

catecheticsstdunstan@gmail.com

Please include your children's/teens' names and grade level, address, parents' names, telephone and email contact info. If you have registered,and have not been receiving the material, please contact via the same address.Our after-Christmas in-person classes for grades 2 and 9 are scheduled for Sundays,February 7, 21, 28, and March 7, 10:00 –10:45. Note: there is no class scheduled for the Islander Day weekend. Thank you, as always,to our organizing group and our catechists

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Knights of Columbus monthly meeting

The KoC will hold their regular monthly council meeting Thursday, January 14 at 7 pm in the council chambers.

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2021 Envelopes

If you have been using envelopes, and did not receive a new set for 2021, please contact the Parish Office. Extra sets of envelopes, for those who would like to begin using them, are available at the entrance to the church from the greeters. No need to sign up. Simply put your name and address on the first few envelopes you use in the new year. Automatic debit and E-transfer options are also available. Please contact the Parish Office for info. Thanks so very much for your ongoing financial support in this trying time.

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Mass Registration

Registration is available at our parish website: www.stdunstanspei.com

For those who would like someone to register for you, please telephone one of the following (902-367-7829, 902-892-9387 or 902-621-1988).

With cold weather with us, it would be helpful if people could begin to arrive for Mass a little earlier than at present, if possible. This will lessen the likelihood of some having to wait outdoors. Thank you for your consideration!

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Monthly Fuel Collection

Sincere thank you to those who have contributed thus far. January’s Fuel Collection will be taken up next week. You are invited to use the envelopes attached to this week’s bulletin. Contributions may be put into the collection basket at the door as you enter or leave, mailed to the office, or sent by E-transfer. For your information, our average annual fuel consumption, over the past five years, amounts to 53,351.96 liters, at an average yearly cost of $40,221.09. In addition to other conservation measures that have been taken, the Committee is currently investigating the enhancement of the church’s insulation. It is realized that this is a time of financial challenge for many. We are sensitive to that. Any consideration you are able to give is much appreciated. Thank you for your support!

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2020 Income Tax Receipts

Income tax receipts will be ready by the end of January. If you have a change of address, please give the Parish office a call at 902-894-3486 to update your contact information. Thank you!

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Sacrament of Reconciliation

Tuesday and Thursday, 11-11:45 am;

Saturday, 2:15 to 3:15 pm.

All downstairs in Glasonbury Hall. Use Dorchester St. Entrance.

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Food Sunday

First 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. Thank you! Public Health protocols will be followed.

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Mask Wearing

PEI PUBLIC HEALTH requires everyone in public spaces, including places of worship, to wear a mask. Wear your mask in church and at all parish functions. Thank you for helping to guard against the spread of COVID-19, and for protecting each other, especially our vulnerable brothers and sisters

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