Fall Fair 2018

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St. Peters Parish will be hosting this year’s FALL FAIR EVENT on Saturday, October 27th, 12 PM – 7 PM and Sunday, October 28th, 2018, 10 AM – 5 PM.

What is the Fall Fair? An annual community event with amazing food, great books, tasty desserts, a chance to win fun prizes, flea market- hidden treasures and exciting entertainment.

Funds raised will be used for: Winter Welcome Table and fixes needed at St. Peter’s Parish.

Donating for the Fall Fair: If you have items you would like to donate to the Fall Fair, we accept donations of – books, CDs, videos, VHS, small appliances. Please note, NO damaged goods, clothes, furniture and large appliances. Details on when/where to donate are advertised on our website, facebook and parish bulletin.  We will be accepting this year’s Fall Fair donations starting Monday October 1, 2018, please deliver your donations to the parish office, located at 830 Bathurst Street.

Volunteers and Bake Table Help Needed: The fall fair committee is always looking for volunteers to help in various roles before, during and after the fair. We are also looking for bakers and/ or volunteers to lead the bake table.  For those who can donate baked goods please bring them directly to the Fall Fair baked table on either Saturday October 27 anytime between 12noon- 7 PM or Sunday October 28  10 AM- 5 PM  If you’re interested in volunteering for this year’s Fall Fair, please contact the parish office at 416-534-4219 or email reception@stpeterstoronto.ca

Thank you in advance for your help and contributions!

Fill us with your love, O Lord, and we will sing for joy!

“Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life.”

Is not this the question that each one of us would like to ask Jesus? Is this not one of the reasons that we try to follow Jesus and observe his teachings? In today’s Gospel, we hear of a man who runs up to Jesus and kneels before Him to ask the question to which many of us would also like to know the answer: “What must we do to inherit eternal life?” In responding to this question, Jesus answers with three different layers to His response. The first response that He gives to the man is that he is required to both know and follow the commandments. We know this man must be a good person, because he testifies that this he has done his whole life. The man is already living a good life and sincerely seeks to follow Jesus. When this man tells Jesus that he has always followed the commandments, Jesus tells him that there is still one thing that he must do, “sell what you have, and give to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.” With these words, the man goes away, sad that he is not able to follow Jesus, because as the Gospel tells us, he had many possessions. The man is not able to give up everything to follow the Lord. As the other disciples see this good man go away sad, they wonder about their own future and Peter asks on their behalf what will happen to them, since they have left everything. To those who have left everything, Jesus assures them that will have treasure in Heaven and that they will indeed inherit eternal life. Jesus has a stern warning, however, for those who cling to worldly wealth, since it will be an obstacle to them entering the Kingdom of Heaven. Jesus uses the image of a large camel trying to pass through a gate in the wall of the city of Jerusalem, known as the “eye of the needle.” Just as no camel was able to pass through this gate, so too those who cling to their wealth, will not be able to pass into Heaven. Their attachment to this world will make it impossible for them to freely pass into Heaven. In fact, Jesus goes on to say that in most cases, it is impossible for people to be saved on their own. Happily, as Jesus reports, while it is impossible for a person to be saved on his or her own, with God all things are possible. For the person who truly wishes to be saved, all that is really required of him or her is that he or she welcome Jesus as a little child would do. For those who do this, salvation is very easy, because it is accomplished not by one’s own efforts but by God’s Grace. Continue reading

Rescheduled:Two Evening Sessions on Pope Francis’ document on HOLINESS

“Holiness is the most attractive face of the Church.”

Reflections/Discussion on Pope Francis’ New Apostolic Exhortation on Holiness – Gaudete Et Exsultate on Wednesdays, October 17th and 24th from 7 – 9 PM in the Parish Centre. Facilitator – Sr. Gabriel Riddle, cps. All are welcome!!!

*Note: This event was rescheduled from October 10th / 17th to October 17th / 24th.

Coffee Hour

You are welcome to join the Coffee Hour on Saturday, October 6 after 5PM and Sunday, October 7, after the 9 AM and 11:15 AM Masses in the Church Auditorium. See you there!! 

Blessing of Pets – Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

In honour of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi on October 4, the parish will celebrate the blessing of pets on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 6:30 pm outside the main doors of the Church. All pets and owners are welcome. Due to large number of animals, all pets must be leashed, caged or held in owners’ control.