Fr. Jim Haley CSP – 50th Anniversary Prayer Cards

In May, Fr. Jim will celebrate the 50th anniversary of his ordination. He has served as pastor of St. Peter’s, and was also in semi-retirement here before the Paulists left Toronto. He now lives at the Paulist parish in Knoxville TN and is serving as temporary pastor for a nearby parish. Two Toronto Paulist Associates will travel to New York on the May long weekend for Fr. Jim’s anniversary and the ordinations of two new Paulists.

If you remember Fr. Jim and would like to assure him of your prayers, you can fill out a card for him. There will be a display and box at the back of the church. We will present the cards to Fr. Jim on May 19th. Here’s a link to more information about Fr. Jim on the Paulist web page: http://www.paulist.org/who-we-are/bio/fr-james-haley-c-s-p/

Angie Barbieri and Heather McClory
Toronto Paulist Associates

Fourth Sunday of Easter; Second ShareLife Sunday, April 22, 2018

Living the Gospel by providing for those in need

“One of the core components of our Pastoral Plan is Catholic Outreach in Justice and Love. As a Catholic community we are called to be the hands and face of Jesus in our communities. ShareLife is a tangible way we can put the Gospel value to ‘love one another as I have loved you’ into action. I invite all parishioners to support the mission work of the church by making a sacrifcial gift to ShareLife.” —Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto.

Today is ShareLife Sunday. Thank you for your generosity.

The Source – Sisters of Life

The Sisters of Life will be hosting “The Source” here in our Church on Thursday, April 26 at 7:00 PM. You are invited to come for an evening of Eucharistic Adoration (7:00 PM – 8:00 PM) followed by Christian fellowship (Social at 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM). Confession will also be available during Adoration

St. Peter’s Courtyard Movies are back!

St. Peters Parish will be hosting four courtyard movie nights this coming summer. There will be two movies in July and two in August, the dates have not yet been confirmed, however, they will remain on Saturday nights. We are having a meeting for anyone who would like to volunteer to help with this event. Past volunteers and new volunteers are encouraged to attend this meeting. The meeting will cover volunteer logistics and next steps. The meeting will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at 1 pm, in the St. Peter’s Centre, located at 830 Bathurst Street- boardroom: St. Paul classroom.

If you are unable to attend and would like to volunteer feel free to contact myself via email or phone to be added to the list or to set up a meeting to talk. We look forward to seeing as many people as possible to make this event a success.

New Beginnings for Separated and Divorced group – May 5- June 9, 2 – 4 PM

Separated…Divorced? If you are struggling… you don’t have to do this alone. New Beginnings is a ministry dedicated to assisting those who have suffered a loss through separation and divorce.  Our support groups provide a safe and non-judgmental environment.  Together… we explore our grief, experience healing and move towards empowerment.   This will be held on Saturdays at St. Peter’s Ministry Centre beginning Saturday, May 5 until Saturday, June 9 from 2-4 pm. Please call the parish office at 416-534-4219 to register.

Third Sunday of Easter; April 15, 2018

Living the Gospel by helping those with addictions

Scarred by an abusive childhood, Andrew became addicted to hard drugs as an early teen. His next 20 years were spent in-and-out of jail and the hospital. He finally came to St. Michael’s Homes, a ShareLife-funded agency that offers a residential program for those struggling with substance abuse. Now sober and equipped with coping skills, Andrew is happy and building a new life. By supporting ShareLife, you’re helping people like Andrew get their lives back on track.

Next Sunday, April 22 is ShareLife Sunday.  Please give generously.