Christmas Flowers

Donations may be made “In Memory of Loved Ones” towards the cost of Christmas flowers by placing their name, your name & envelope number in the collection basket or drop into the Parish office. Please have names submitted to the office by December 15 to be printed in the Bulletin. Loved ones will be remembered at the Christmas Masses.

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Confirmation Candidates Outreach

St. Dunstan's Confirmation candidates have recently assisted the Burke's Welcome Shoppe, an outreach project of the Sisters of St. Martha. Their Shoppe helps those struggling to meet the basic necessities of life in the Charlottetown area. The Shoppe was in need of gently used warm clothing and our candidates showed great initiative and went through clothes and outerwear at home. Their generosity is impressive as over 650 items have been gathered so far. Our candidates have felt a sense of purpose by being the “hands of Christ” to the most vulnerable in our area. St. Dunstan’s Basilica Parish is very proud of our young Confirmandi who have made an immediate difference in the lives of many individuals and families experiencing hardship, especially during the uncertainties of COVID-19! All Public Health protocols were observed.

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Catechetics Program

Thank you to the Parish Catechetics Group who worked together to plan and to offer our Catechetics Program in the midst of COVID-19: Mary Beaulac, Isaac Bourque, Sandra Bourque, Joanne Mawhinney, Tasha MacDonald, and Stephanie MacLean. Our pre-Christmas in-person classes for Grades 2 and 9 concluded last week. The dates for the 4 in-person classes for those grades in the new year will be announced.

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Food Sunday

The 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!

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PEI Public Health Requirements

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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Masks Required

November 17, 2020

Dr. Morrison has announced today that beginning FRIDAY NOVEMBER 20 MASKS ARE MANDATORY AT ALL PLACES OF WORSHIP.  This requirement is in effect until February 15, 2021.

Public Health PEI is compelled to make these changes due to the threat of the second wave.   Several provinces outside our “bubble” are seriously considering a lockdown that will include places of worship.   We shall cooperate with this latest regulation in the hope that we will be able to keep our church doors open!

The new vaccine, at least, offers some prospect of hope.

Sincerely in Christ,

Most Rev. Richard Grecco

Bishop of Charlottetown

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Christmas Mass Times

Christmas Eve: 4 pm, 6 pm, 8 pm, 10 pm, midnight.

Christmas Day: 9 am.

On-Line Registration is now available.

If you were one of the few who attempted to register for Christmas Mass before November 20, you will need to re-register.

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Adoration Chapel

Please contact Jodi or Brady Grant (bradyandjodi@gmail.com or 902-218-8282).

You may request to have a candle burn in the Adoration Chapel. ($7 Mon –Sun). Please contact the Parish Office.

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Mass Registration

Available through our parish website: www.stdunstanspei.com

For those who would like someone to do the registration for you, please telephone one of the following numbers:

902-367-7829, 902-892-9387 or 902-621-1988

With cold weather fast approaching, 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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Greeters

If you would like to help out with greeting and showing people to their seats at Mass, please contact jawhite5414@gmail.com, brhood12@hotmail.com or the Parish Office. Everyone is most welcome. Thanks to all who are currently involved. We will have a special need for Christmas. Anyone who would like to help out only for December 24 and 25 will be most appreciated!

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Knights of Columbus

The Knights will hold their regular monthly council meeting on Thursday, November 12 at 7 pm in the council chambers.

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Missals

In response to COVID-19 precautions, missals will not be placed in the seats for the coming year. If you would like to order your own -- which would be taken with you and brought back home -- here are some options:

The St. Joseph Sunday Missal -- the one we have been ordering -- is available through Broughton's (www.bbroughton.com or 1-800-268-4449).

The Word Among Us (specify you want to order the “Complete Catholic Mass Readings for Canada” edition). The Word Among Us contains the readings and a commentary for each day. 7115 Guilford Dr. Suite 100, Frederick, MD, USA 21704-9804, wau.org or call 1-800-775-9673

Living with Christ: Novalis Periodical Dept., 1 Eglinton Ave. East, Suite 800, Toronto, ON M4P 3A1, 1-800-387-7164, living@novalis.ca

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Registration for Catechetics Program

Families who have registered will have received electronically, we expect, the weekly materials for home-based catechesis.

If you have not yet registered, 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 did not receive the material, please contact via the same address.

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Upper Room PEI

A weekly gathering for young adults seeking a deeper relationship with Christ.

Hour of Adoration every Tuesday evening, 7:30 pm in Glastonbury Hall.

For more info, follow us on Facebook @Upper Room PEI.

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Parish Financial Support

If you have not been using envelopes, and would like to, please contact the Parish Office.

If you would like to sign up for automatic debit or arrange for E-transfer contributions, please contact the Parish Office.

Thank you for your financial support of the parish. It is appreciated and much needed.

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