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Beginning June 18, the Sunday Masses will take place at 9:00am at Our Lady of the Assumption and at 10:45am at St. Joachim’s. The 4:00pm Saturday Mass at Our Lady of the Assumption will remain unchanged. 

Do you own a business? If so, are you interested in placing an ad on the back cover of the Holy Family Pastoral Unit bulletin beginning in Fall 2017? For ad sizes/rates, please call Shani (314-5307) or e-mail: We thank local businesses for supporting our bulletin and encourage parishioners to support our advertisers.

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: 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.

Holy Family Pastoral Unit bulletin covers are printed each October with businesses purchasing advertising space on a yearly basis. New bulletin covers, reflecting changes in mass times and Unit structure, will be printed in Fall 2017. Until then, the new Sunday Mass times will be listed inside the bulletin each week.        

The Unit bulletin will be issued every second Sunday for the summer (August 27 & September 10). The following are the bulletin deadlines for the summer: August 27 (August 23 at Noon), September 10 (September 6 at Noon).Weekly bulletins resume on September 10.

SDU Bursaries: Post-secondary students are reminded that SDU is providing 200 bursaries at $600 each. The Board also administers a number of restricted grants at $500 each. For application forms and infor, visit or call 393-3441. Application deadline is August 31.

Connolly Estate Bursaries (Expanded): Bursaries are now available to qualifying university students in their first, second, third or fourth year. The change in policy means university students can now receive support for a maximum of four years (not two). In addition, college students who are completing a joint program/degree may also qualify during their university studies. Bursaries are available to full-time university students who are male or female, Roman Catholic, and Irish in heritage. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Apply via by August 31. Recent bursaries have been in the range of $3,000 per year, though they may be lower depending on market returns and the number of applicants.

PEI Right to Life Association has initiated a fund raising campaign – Defenders of Life – in an effort to promote and support a culture of life in our province. Please pick-up a Defenders of Life flyer at your Church.

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: or (902) 393-6047. 

Click Here for "The Heart of the Matter" Marriage Preparation Program Flyer:  


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,   

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

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:

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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