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Assumption Parish Pastoral Council - Call for New Members: 

If you wish to contact Fr. Benedict for any spiritual needs, please call him at 388-7529. Fr. Benedict will be away from the Unit from May 13 until June 16.

St. Joachim's Annual Parish Collection will be held on Sunday, October 21. Collectors will be going door-to-door following Mass. If you are not home when the collector comes, please put your contribution in an envelope marked “Annual Collection” and place in the collection basket on October 28. Thank you.

Help Wanted: For the coming winter, St. Joachim’s needs someone to clear the entrances of the Church and Hall. Snow blower and shovels provided. Rate: $15 per hour. If interested, please contact Elaine at the Unit Office.

St. Joachim’s Catechism Registration, for children in Grades 1-9, will be held in the Parish Hall on October 21 at 10:00am. Registration fee of $10 per child. Classes will be held on Sundays, 9:30-10:30am. Registration will also be held at 9:15am on Sundays, October 28 and November 4. For more info, please e-mail our Catechism coordinators: Mary & Hannah Kouwenberg - hans.kouwenberg@bellaliant.net

Assumption Knights of Columbus are selling tickets for 400L of heating oil (Kenmac Energy). Secondary prizes of a Sobeys gift card and Fox Meadow green fees with an early bird draw for Confederation Bridge passes. Tickets: $5 each or 5 for $20. Proceeds to local charities.

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 to be re-printed in late Fall 2018? For ad sizes and rates, please contact Shani Court: (902) 314-5307 or e-mail: islandmarketing.pei@gmail.com.

From Cathy LeClair – Assumption Catechism Coordinator   
We still need assistance with the Pre-School Program during Mass at Assumption on Sundays. This is a great opportunity for Grade 12 students who may be interested in acquiring hours for a Community Service Bursary. It would take approx. 40 minutes of your time each Sunday with the children doing art projects, etc. The parish provides the materials. If you would like to volunteer or for further details, please contact Cathy LeClair: cbcleclair@gmail.com or 569-4769. Thank you.

St. Dunstan's University Holland College Awards of Merit: The SDU Board of Governors is awarding 5 Awards of Merit to Holland College students entering the second year. Value:  $2,000 with awards spread over various programs. Application deadline is November 1. For an application or more info, visit www.saintdunstansuniversity.ca or call 393-3441.

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 or a letter from your bank is required for set-up.

Knights of Columbus are committed to daily prayer, weekly Mass, and building a community of faith. This is the Knights difference, knowing that you are backed by a band of brothers in the quest to become better Catholic men. Your membership gives you access to faith-building materials that will help you draw closer to God and lead with faith. You now have the opportunity to join the Knights online by going to kofc.org, click on the join button and follow up from there. Or you can contact Richard Allen (902-569-4092).

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? Could you answer why getting married in the Catholic Church will make a difference in your life? Don’t settle for uncertainty. Learn why this choice is one of the best you will ever make! 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. Contact Pat Wiedemer: patricia.wiedemer@outlook.com or (902) 393-6047.

St. Joachim’s CWL is organizing an ongoing collection of postage stamps in support of Development and Peace. A box will be placed at the Church Entrance for parishioners to drop off their postage stamps. Encourage your friends and family to participate!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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