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Why Stay Alone?
     
     In general, people of our present era claim that we are now at the point of globalized community; that we now live in a world beyond the boundaries of nations and distance barriers; that our awareness of each other's existence is boundless, even those who live thousands of miles from us.  Really?
   I too, to a certain degree, agree to this; it is certain that there exists unitive factors which make the people of today's world united as one in some ways.  Things like cultural and global co-xistence, trading system, and the like.
  But why is it that with so much talk of globalization many of the men and women of today are lonely? Are we really living a s a global community? Community living involves several important factors which are of benefit for each and every member.  In fact in a real community living, there exists that which we call "give and take" co-existence, a real sense of responsibility, and a loving concern for each and every member.  
   Let us therefore examine our co-existence in this world of ours to be able to see if in fact, the notion that we are at the point of living as a global community is a reality.  My greatest hope if you will, is that after reflecting on this, we are able to realize that we miss the most important factor that will lead us to the realization of living a global community, GOD who promised us that He will be with us until the end of time.  So why stay alone?  Why not let God be the unitive factor of our Global community? For who can calm the storm of human disagreements but He who is Love and Mercy Himself?  [by Sister Marian]
 
How Far Can We Go?
                                                                                                                            From East to West, from North to South
When we look around us,
we never feel satisfied
with the space surrounding us.  

From day to night, from dawn to dusk
When we look at what we have,
we are never content
of all the things we've got

We work so hard to get what we want
tried our best to possess the rest
of the things we thought
are good for us

We move from place to place
used many strategies we thought
can bring us success
and happiness

We sought for people whom we thought
are great and have fame
that we too 
can be known  in the end

But no matter how much we try
there is never be a place
in this world
where we can be satisfied

For our restless soul will go on searching
for joy and satisfaction
and the peace
that it brings

But no where and nothing in this world
can fill what seems to be missing
Until we place all of our being
to God Who satisfies our longing
                                                                                                                                                                      [Sister Marian Limen, SSCGR]

PEI Sacred Heart Convent Opened
 
 On the evening of April 9th, 2018, Sr. Margherita Ianni and Sr.         Marian Limen arrived in Summerside, PEI, to be the first Sisters in     their 403 Granville Street convent.  They felt blessed that two Priests   had been their for them, Fr. Stuart MacDonald brought them to   Toronto Pearson Airport, and Fr. Chris Sherren picked them up from   Charlottetown Airport.
 
 
 
 
 



​  The official Open House was held on the 19th of August, during   which close to 400 people came to get to meet the new community   of  Sisters. Fr. Chris Sherren led the prayer and gave an introductory 
 speech about the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Ragusa; 
 Former Mayor Bill Martin (then the reigning Mayor of Summerside,   PE) welcomed the Sisters on behalf of the people of Summerside;   Tim Banks was represented by his sister at the moment; and Sr.   Margherita Ianni represented the Sisters for the ribbon cutting. She   also delivered a speech and officially welcomed the people to the   open house event.  
     
     
     


 Fr. Chris and Sr. Margherita on the night of  April the 9th, the Sisters' arrival;
the other picture shows Fr. Chris Sherren blessing the entire convent, the same night.
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On September 9, 2018, Most Rev. Richard Grecco, Bishop of the Diocese of Charlottetown, officially welcomed the Sisters of the Sacred Heart in the diocese, during the usual 10:30 am Sunday mass.  Following the mass was the pancake breakfast organized by the Knights of Columbus.  It was a sort of fundraising, in a form of voluntary donation.The proceeds were given to the Sisters of the Sacred Heart, to aid them in their necessities. 

The Sisters thanked all the people for welcoming them in the parish and for their support. Their coming to Summerside, PE is indeed a new beginning.


The Sisters are now working in the Parish of St. Paul, and one more sister, Sr. Josephine Arroyo, joined them on October 6, 2018.  They now help in the parish, doing their apostolate such as: catechetical instruction; visiting the sick and bringing the Holy Body of Christ to those who desire to receive; they help in the music ministry; do home visitation; and counselling.  With God's grace they hope to respond to the needs of the community.

They hope to be able to start their home child care, "Mother Alba Learning Center" this September 2019.  They are now ready to register children, ages 33 months to 6 years of age.  Call 902-436-5386 for more information and to register.  Their plan in the future is to build a private childcare center that can accomodate more children of different age groups.

For now they are counting on the members of the community to let young families know that their licenced(# L4573) home childcare  is now ready to accomodate 7 children.  


Announcements

Welland, Ontario

Every first Saturday of the month
[September to June]​​ is our children's turn to sing
in the mass in honour of our Blessed Mother Mary. 
Children 5 years and up, and are interested
to sing with our children's choir may join.
Contact us @ 905-732-4542 for more information regarding our children's choir and activities. 

Children's Catechism Class
Who: school age cildren attending public schools
Place: St. Mary Church, 90 Griffith St. Welland
Time: 4:00 - 4:45 pm every Saturday
beginning the Saturday after Thanksgiving 
​Call: 905-732-4542 for more information
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Summerside, PEI


             

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Children's Choir Practice
           - Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m - 6:45 p.m.
          - At Sacred Heart Convent, 403 Granville Street, Summerside
          - Sings every last Sunday of the month at 10:30 am Mass, St. 
             Paul Parish, Summerside, PE
           - Children ages 5-15 are welcome to join the choir.


 Young Women's Retreat
There will be a retreat for single young women ages 18 to 30 on Saturday, April the 27th from 9:00 am. - 4:00 pm. The retreat will take place at Sacred Heart Convent, 403 Granville St., Summerside, PE. 
 
A free will donation will be accepted to cover the cost of the food. Those who are interested to participate can email us at [email protected]

Please note: We need to know if you have any dietary issues.

  
  This is not just for those who are seeking
religious life. 
This is about you seeking God
in the walk of life He has in store for you.



Experience Praying with the Sisters

Every  1st Sunday of the month 
6:30 - 8:00  at the Sisters' Convent
1 Edward Street,  Welland, Ontario
L3C  5H2  Canada
 
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for more inquiries and to confirm attendance

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