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If you wish to contact Fr. Benedict for any spiritual needs, please call him at 388-7529.

2017 Income Tax Receipts for donations to St. Joachim’s and Our Lady of the Assumption will be issued by month’s end. As announced previously, the 2017 books closed on December 29. Any donations received December 30-31 have been credited to your 2018 total.

2018 Sunday Offering Envelopes: Several boxes remain for pick-up at the Church entrances. Please pick-up your set. If you are a new envelope user, please note your name and mailing address on your envelope for the first few weeks to ensure proper credit.

Pre-Authorized Debit Plan is available at each Parish of the Holy Family Pastoral Unit. Anyone wishing to donate via this method, please visit the Unit Office to complete the required paperwork. A void cheque is required for set-up.

Are you new to one of our parishes? Do you have a change of address and/or phone number or have an e-mail address to provide? Please contact Elaine at the Unit Office: 569-4769 or e-mail: holyfamilypastoralunit@bellaliant.com.   

When writing a cheque for Special Collection donations during the year (e.g. Share Lent, Catholic Family Services, etc.), please issue the cheque to your respective Parish. In turn, one cheque from each Parish will be issued to the Diocese or organization for the total amount collected. Thank you.

CWL Members: January is Membership Month. Dues are $20 and may be submitted via your Membership envelope contained in your envelope set. Please include your name, mailing address and phone number. If you do not have Church envelopes, please submit a plain envelope marked CWL Dues and your name/address/phone number and drop it in the collection basket. New members always welcome.

St. Joachim’s Cards (Progressive 45's): Tuesdays at 7:30pm in the Parish Hall.

Application forms for the CWL PEI Catholic Girls’ Bursary are available at each Church in our Unit for girls and women attending college or university. Deadline: January 31, 2018.

Thank you for your support of the Capital Projects Fund at Our Lady of the Assumption via the envelope in your offering set the first Sunday of each month. Donations made to this fund will be used primarily for paving, roofing and painting projects which will require significant expenditures in the coming year.

In 2018, Our Lady of the Assumption Parish will establish a Cemetery Fund. The Property & Finance Committee seeks volunteers to serve on a Cemetery Committee. Members to oversee the upkeep, policies and procedures of our current cemetery and discuss plans for future expansion. If interested in serving on this committee, please contact Elaine.

Altar Servers Needed at St. Joachim's: Is your child interested in becoming an Altar Server? Training will be provided. If interested or have any questions, please contact Donna Trainor (651-2862).

Funerals & Weekday Masses: When a funeral is scheduled on a weekday on which there is mass, only the mass at the Church where the funeral is being held will be cancelled.

The Priests’ Benevolent Fund now has a website to improve communication between the Fund, our supporters and the public: www.priestsbenevolentfund.ca. Since the Fund is a separate organization from the Diocese and its parishes, contacting us directly is the best and fastest way to get the answers to your questions about receipts, donations and anything else related to the Fund. You will find our contact information on the site. We thank all our generous donors for your contributions to the care of the retired priests of the Diocese of Charlottetown.

The-Heart-of-the-Matter ~ A Marriage Preparation Course for Modern Couples in the Catholic Church: Are you planning to get married in the Catholic Church? Got questions? How about answers? Will being married in the Catholic Church make a difference in your life? Ask YOUR questions, find answers and learn the truth. Get to The-Heart-of-the-Matter! We will meet individually to learn and discuss the meaning of the Catholic Sacrament of Matrimony. To schedule your course, contact Pat Wiedemer: patricia.wiedemer@outlook.com or (902) 393-6047. 

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Our Lady of the Assumption Parish Altar Server Program: Serving at the Altar is a privileged way to draw closer to Jesus. It is a significant role in the celebration of the mass and helps young people learn the importance of both commitment and of service to others. The Parish has recently revitalized its Altar Server Program and invites students in grades 3 or higher and their families to participate in this ministry. Contact: Karen MacDonald, john.karen.deveaux@gmail.com   

Money placed in the bucket, at Our Lady of the Assumption, by children each week is submitted to the Holy Childhood Association at year’s end. Under its banner of children helping children, monies raised are directed towards mission countries – building of schools, provision of health and nutrition programs and medications, school fees, and teaching/learning resources.

Community Service Bursary: Grade 11 & 12 students who volunteer as Catechists or Children’s Liturgy Leaders are eligible to receive a bursary from the Province. The Bursary is calculated at a rate of $5/hour. Students are required to volunteer a minimum of 30 hours or up to a maximum of 100 hours. For further details, visit www.studentloan.pe.ca

If school is delayed or cancelled due to inclement weather, the weekday mass at St. Joachim’s will be cancelled that day. Weekday masses at Assumption will be held as scheduled. Weekend mass cancellations within the Unit will be communicated to parishioners via internet, radio, e-mail and/or telephone. We will make every effort to inform parishioners of any cancellations in a timely manner.

Are you new to one of our parishes? Do you have a change of address and/or phone number or have an e-mail address to provide? Please contact Elaine at the Unit Office: 569-4769 or e-mail: holyfamilypastoralunit@bellaliant.com.

If you are interested in joining the Knights of Columbus - Assumption Council, please contact any member or call Richard Allen (569-4092).

Pre-Authorized Debit Plan is available at each Parish of the Holy Family Pastoral Unit. Anyone wising to donate via this method, please visit the Unit Office to complete the required paperwork. A void cheque is required for set-up.

Low Gluten Communion is available at each Parish in the Unit. Those wishing to receive Low Gluten Communion at Assumption, please go to the Priest.

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