Catholics Women’s League (CWL)

The Catholic Women’s League of Canada is a national organization rooted in gospel values calling its members to holiness through service to the people of God.


The Objects of the League shall be to unite Catholic women of Canada

  1. to achieve individual and collective spiritual development
  2. to promote the teachings of the Catholic church
  3. to exemplify the Christian ideal in home and family life
  4. to protect the sanctity of human life
  5. to enhance the role of women in church and society
  6. to recognize the human dignity of all people everywhere
  7. to uphold and defend Christian education and values to the modern world
  8. to contribute to the understanding and growth of religious freedom, social justice, peace and harmony

Knights of Columbus

Council #824 meets every second Thursday at 7pm in the Council Chambers

The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic, family, fraternal, service organization reflecting four core principles:

  • Charity
  • Unity
  • Fraternity
  • Patriotism

On October 2, 1881, Father Michael J. McGivney, the 29-year-old assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Connecticut, gathered a group of men at his parish and proposed establishing a lay organization to unite men of Catholic faith and to provide for the families of deceased members.


The Knights of Columbus was thereby founded so that men could work together to serve their parishes and communities, protect the well-being of their Catholic families, and support each other in faith and in many other ways along life’s journey. The Knights of Columbus offers its members the opportunity to grow in their faith through living the example of a charity that evangelizes and personifying what it means to be a Catholic gentleman through the practicing of good works.

In the ensuing 135 years, the Knights have grown to an international organization of more than 1.8 million Catholic men whose principal work involves helping others in need. In fact, on an annual basis, the Knights contribute over $170 million and more than 70 million hours to charitable projects.

The Knights have also grown to become one of the top rated insurance providers in the world, recently surpassing $100 Billion of life insurance in force. The foundation of this extraordinary achievement is the farsighted vision of Father McGivney who was motivated to serve and strengthen Catholic families, in part by protecting their financial well-being. Forged through his own personal experience and suffering, Father McGivney’s inspiration was to combine spiritual insights and practical considerations; in fact, he was himself the Order’s first insurance member.

Reflecting the moral teachings of the Catholic Church and upholding the four core principles in its good works, the Knights concentrate their efforts in six main program areas:

Church      Community     Council    Family     Culture of Life       Youth

Our own Lady of Fatima, Council #824 at St. Dunstan’s was formed on December 12, 1903 becoming the

first Council to be established east of Montreal. Our Council’s record of service of over 110 years is exemplary and reflects an ongoing dedication to the Order’s core principles by an ever changing group of Catholic men.

Membership is open to practical Catholics 18 years or older. If you are interested in joining our brotherhood or finding out more about our good works, please contact our current Grand Knight, Des Fall at 902-892-1925.

We meet every second Thursday at 7PM in our Chambers in St. Dunstan’s Basilica.

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Music Ministry

Music ministry at St. Dunstan’s Basilica is under the direction of Mr. Leo Marchildon, Director of Music for the Diocese of Charlottetown.

The three celebrations of the Sunday eucharist all have a different musical flavor. The vigil Mass on Saturday evening is most often accompanied by the organ and solo cantor. The Sunday morning Mass is led by the organ and a 30-voice SATB choir employing a variety of contemporary and traditional Catholic music. On occasion, a vibrant youth choir can be heard at both  Saturday and Sunday morning masses. Music ministry at the Sunday evening Mass is led by a contemporary group under the direction of David Rashed.

If you are interested in participating in music ministry at St. Dunstan’s, please contact Leo Marchildon at the parish office (902. 894­3486) or at

Property and Finance

The P&F Committee meet the third Monday of each month. New members are welcome

Refugee Committee

Info on the refugee committee

Youth Group

Youth group of Basilica