Catechetics

We are excited to be welcoming students back for in-person classes this Sunday, October
17 from 10 to 10:45 am!

Public Health protocols will be observed.

Our coordinator, Sandra Bourque, is in on-going touch with parents.

To register your child(ren), or if you have any questions, please email Sandra at

catecheticsstdunstan@gmail.com

or her direct line at the Parish Office is 902-367-4265.

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Prie-Dieu Kneelers

We have an overabundance in storage. If you would like one or more, they
are free for the taking.

Contact the parish office 902-894-3486.

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Church Front Doors

As in previous years, the Heritage Carpentry Program at Holland College will be
refurbishing a set of the front doors of our church—this
year on the North side.

We appreciate the great care they take and the skill they apply to this work of restoration.

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Statement of Apology by the Catholic Bishops of Canada to the Indigenous Peoples of This Land

We, the Catholic Bishops of Canada, gathered in Plenary this week, take this opportunity to affirm to you, the Indigenous Peoples of this land, that we acknowledge the suffering experienced in Canada’s
Indian Residential Schools.

Many Catholic religious communities and dioceses participated in this system, which led to the suppression of Indigenous languages, culture and spirituality, failing to respect the rich history, traditions and wisdom of Indigenous Peoples.

We acknowledge the grave abuses that were committed by some members of our Catholic community; physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual, cultural, and sexual. We also sorrowfully acknowledge the historical and ongoing trauma and the legacy of suffering and challenges faced by Indigenous Peoples that continue to this day.

Along with those Catholic entities which were directly involved in the operation of the schools and which have already offered their own heartfelt apologies, we, the Catholic Bishops of Canada, express our profound remorse and apologize unequivocally.


We are fully committed to the process of healing and reconciliation.

Together with the many pastoral initiatives already underway in dioceses across the country, and as a further tangible expression of this ongoing commitment, we are pledging to undertake fundraising in each region of the country to support initiatives discerned locally with Indigenous partners.

Furthermore, we invite the Indigenous Peoples to journey with us into a new era of reconciliation, helping us in each of our dioceses across the country to prioritize initiatives of healing, to listen to the experience of
Indigenous Peoples, especially to the survivors of Indian Residential Schools, and to educate our
clergy, consecrated men and women, and lay faithful, on Indigenous cultures and spirituality.

We commit ourselves to continue the work of providing documentation or records that will assist in the
memorialization of those buried in unmarked graves.


Having heard the requests to engage Pope Francis in this reconciliation process, a delegation of Indigenous survivors, Elders/knowledge keepers, and youth will meet with the Holy Father in Rome
in December 2021.

Pope Francis will encounter and listen to the Indigenous participants, so as to discern how he can support our common desire to renew relationships and walk together along the path of hope in the coming years.

We pledge to work with the Holy See and our Indigenous partners on the possibility of a pastoral visit by the Pope to Canada as part of this healing journey.


We commit ourselves to continue accompanying you, the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples of this land. Standing in respect of your resiliency, strength and wisdom, we look forward to listening to and learning from you as we walk in solidarity.

24 September 2021

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Message from Bishop Emeritus of Charlottetown

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

God has blessed me abundantly in so many ways.

Particularly, the Lord has blessed me with you, with your fervent support and especially your prayers.

Today, I share good news with you. I met with my Oncologist today.

He informed me that the radiation and chemotherapy went well.

Recent tests indicate that the cancer is in remission.

With deep joy I extend my gratitude to all of you and ask that your many, many prayers on my behalf

now be offered as prayers of thanksgiving for graces received.

I must share with you another blessing God bestowed upon me.

I cannot praise or thank enough the nurses, physicians and staff of the PEI Cancer Treatment Centre.
Their professionalism, efficiency and above all caring touch was beyond compare.

I am grateful also to have received my diagnosis, radiation and chemotherapy prior to retirement in my home Province.

Because of the pandemic, many hospitals across Canada had capacity issues so severe that treatments and procedures were often cancelled or postponed.

For eight months I experienced no cancellations or interruption of my treatments.

I am truly grateful for the blessing of health care in PEI.

According to my Oncologist I am to assume that the Covid vaccination I receive will not have much effect due
to the long term impact of chemotherapy.

Therefore, for the coming year I shall continue to keep physically distant, avoid indoor crowds and wear a mask. This seems like a relatively easy task;

however, it means I will not be able to visit Parishes for Mass and bid you a personal farewell and thanks.

Although physically unable to meet with you,

I do know your spirit of prayer and support and I assure you of mine as we await the appointment of a
new Bishop by the Holy Father, Francis.

Be assured of my gratitude and prayers.

May the Lord’s Peace and Joy be with you always
Sincerely in Christ,
Richard Grecco
Bishop Emeritus of Charlottetown

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Public Health Protocols

Mask-wearing is required.

Physical distancing, hand-sanitizing, and staying home if feeling unwell or are required to be in self-
isolation.

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Scents & Perfumes

Please refrain from strong scents and perfumes at Mass. There are a number of people who have allergies, and are sensitive to them. Many thanks!

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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. This week the candles in the Chapel burn for: Souls in Purgatory(1).

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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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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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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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Present Mass Times

Weekday - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday –9 am.

We are currently limited to 10—in addition to the presider, reader, and sacristan — at our weekday Masses. Please register on-line, as before.

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Lectors needed!

If you would like to get involved in Ministry at our Parish, we are looking for Readers for Masses. If you are interested, please call Barb Wonnacott at 902-393-4557.

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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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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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