Bishop J. Vernon Fougere, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Charlottetown, died Tuesday, June 18, 2013.
Visitation will take place at the Belvedere Funeral Home, Charlottetown on Thursday, June 20, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
The Solemn Translation of his remains will follow. He will lie in state at St. Dunstan’s Basilica, Charlottetown, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Dunstan’s Basilica, on Friday, June 21, 2013, at 1:30 p.m.
New Parishes for Our Diocese: On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 Bishop Dunn announced the names for the two new parishes being created next month. The new parish in Sydney (created from the present parishes of Immaculate Heart, Sacred Heart, St. Anthony Daniel and St. Joseph) will become Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys Parish. In Sydney Mines the new parish will be named Holy Family Parish (bringing together the former parishes of Immaculate Conception, St. Pius X and St. Stephen).
Creating these new parishes is the result of the ongoing Diocesan Pastoral Planning process, the submission of proposed parish names by parishioners in the affected parishes, and consultation by with the Council of Priests. These new parishes will be formally named this coming June.
Bishop Dunn also announced that Fr. Bill Burke, who is returning to the diocese after his work with the National Office for Liturgy at the CCCB in Ottawa, will become the first pastor of St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Parish in Sydney.
POPE'S PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR JUNE
Vatican City, 31 May 2013 (VIS) - The Pope's general prayer intention for June is: “That a culture of dialogue, listening, and mutual respect may prevail among peoples.” His mission intention is: “That where secularization is strongest, Christian communities may effectively promote a new evangelization.”
Our Diocese is hosting a Renewal Congress entitled "Rebuilding My People the Church". This Congress of
delegates from each
parish along with priests, religious, deacons,
diocesan personnel, renewal movements and
organizations like CWL, KOC, St. Vincent de Paul,
Development and Peace, etc. will gather to decide
on a Five Year Plan for our diocese. (
Your prayers are requested for all those couples
preparing for their call to the vocation of a lifetime
commitment in the Sacrament of Matrimony!
And, also please pray for - Our three
seminarians whoo have returned to their seminaries for
the coming year: Sandy MacDonald has returned to Rome
for his last two years of formation; Jordan MacKinnon
will enter his first of theology at St. Peter’s Seminary in
London, Ontario; Joseph MacKenzie will begin his
formation at Blessed John XXIII Seminary, Boston.
Please remember to pray for them as they continue their
And, please remember in your prayers those couples and
single people who are struggling with their vocations in
their daily lives!
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Saint Kateri Tekawitha Pray For Us
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
said: "The greatest poverty of mankind is that of not knowing
Christ...... "People are hungry for God. People need love. Are we
aware of this? Do we know this? Do we see it? Do we have eyes to
see it? Often our gaze wanders without settling upon anyone ... As
if we are here for nothing more than to pass through this world.
We should open our eyes, open our eyes and see."
AD MAJOREM DEI GLORIAM
"The Lord has the right to be glorified by us at every moment ...
So if we waste time we are robbing God of his glory."
- Saint Josemaria Escriva Keep your eyes on Jesus!