St. Peter’s YAG Planning Meeting

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The Parish is looking for new members and volunteer’s for our Young Adult Group. All young adults are welcome!

Our group encourages young adults in the community between the ages of 18-39 to come together in social, religious, and recreational events.

On August 21st, 2015 at 7pm at the Centre, St. Peter’s will be having a meeting to welcome new young adults who wish to register with the group. All the current young adults registered with the group are invited to join us that night in welcoming new members and help plan upcoming events and socials. Feel free to join us!

In case you can’t make it this time, here are some ways to get connected with us:

The Transforming Power of the Eucharist

eucharist1In our technological society, it is not uncommon to try to measure the power and strength of all the products that are offered to us. We speak of the number of horsepower that an engine can produce, the strength of our computers and the new and improved extra-strength products that are offered in the stores. Each new line of product that comes out is expected to be capable of producing more and being more powerful. This desire for stronger and better always keeps us longing for the next and newest product to come out.

Strangely, one of the powers that can not be measured and yet is one of the most powerful forces in the world is the power of love. Love is so powerful that it can change things that no technology or political authority can ever change. Love has the power to change a heart and motivate a person to do unheard of acts of generosity and kindness. For the sake of love, some people would be willing to sacrifice their lives, as in the case of a parent for a child or a husband or wife for their loved one. The most selfish individual can become a completely different person if he or she has an experience of love. This is seen easily enough if you think of the selfish young man or woman who is willing to give up everything once he or she falls in love. The same can be said for a couple that lives their life for the moment. Once a child comes into their lives, their entire world can be placed upside down and they can re-order all of the priorities of their lives.

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Marian pilrimage to Teopoli

The Legion of Mary is sponsoring a Marian pilgrimage to Teopoli, Gravenhurst, Ontario, on July 26, 2015. Cost $40. If interested please contact the parish office.

Coffee Sunday – Meet & Greet!

coffee-2-1327659We will be having coffee and refreshments to meet and greet our new Pastor Fr. Mike and our new Associate Pastor, Fr. Yaw, after all the masses on Saturday, July 25 after the 5 PM Mass and on Sunday, July 26 after the 9 AM, 11:15 AM and 6 PM Masses in the Church Auditorium. All are welcome!

We Pray for Our Deceased

angel-crossCatholic Cemeteries & Funeral Services – Archdiocese of Toronto wishes to invite all families within the Archdiocese of Toronto to participate in the Annual Mass for the Faithful Departed on Wednesday August 12, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Cemetery locations and Celebrants for this year’s Annual Mass are as follows:

Cemetery Celebrant
Assumption, Mississauga Most Rev. Vincent Nguyen
Christ the King, Markham His Eminence, Thomas Cardinal Collins
Holy Cross, Thornhill Most Rev. Wayne Kirkpatrick
Mount Hope, Toronto Rev. Msgr. Paul A. Zimmer
Queen of Heaven, Woodbridge Most Rev. John A. Boissonneaun
Resurrection, Whitby Rev. Msgr. Ambrose Sheehy
St. Mary’s, Barrie Rev. Msgr. Lawrence Bordonaro

All are Welcome!

In the event of rain:

Mass will be held in the mausoleum at Assumption, Holy Cross, Resurrection and Queen of Heaven Cemeteries. Christ the King Cemetery will celebrate Mass on site in the Reception Centre. Mount Hope Cemetery to St. Monica’s Parish, 44 Broadway Avenue, Toronto. St. Mary’s Cemetery to St. John Vianney Parish, 13 Baldwin Lane, Barrie.

Latest Bulletin

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Bulletin for week of July 19, 2015

Summer Bulletins for the months of July and August
Please note that during the months of July and August, we will have bulletins only on alternate weekends.

Children’s Liturgy Program

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The parish is looking for volunteers for the Children’s liturgy program that will take place at the 11:15 AM Mass beginning in September. Those who volunteer must be willing to undergo a police background check and to attend a training session at the end of  August.

Time to Update your Contacts!

istock_000014922537xsmallWith the departure of the Paulist Fathers from our parish, we have had to make some changes to our web and email addresses.  While the old “paulistfathers.ca” emails & links will continue to work for the next few months, please update your contacts and bookmarks sooner rather than later to avoid any future issues! Continue reading