Happy Father’s Day

The Parish Community of St. Peter’s Church wish a very Happy Father’s Day and all of God’s blessings to our fathers, grandfathers, godfathers and many other father figures in our lives. We also remember fathers who are no longer with us, but whose memories we will always cherish. HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!!!

“In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” Holy Trinity Sunday

As Catholics, every time that we pray, we begin by invoking the names of the three persons of the Holy Trinity, whose feast we celebrate this Sunday. This custom can be so habitual that at times we may do it without realizing how profound the words are that we are saying. Each time we name the three persons of the Holy Trinity, we are articulating a great mystery about God and his proximity to us that has been revealed to us by God Himself. The only way that we know about the Trinity and the names of the persons contained within God is because Jesus Himself has told us about Them. As the Son of God sent from the Father, Jesus has told us to call God “Our Father” and has repeatedly spoken to us about the Father. During His life Jesus promised His disciples that He would send them the Holy Spirit after He had returned to the Father. At Pentecost the Holy Spirit was poured out upon the Church by Jesus and His Father in Heaven. That the three cannot be separated is witnessed to in the Gospel passage from Matthew where Jesus commissions His disciples to baptize all people “In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”  Everything that we know about God as the Trinity has been revealed to us by the Trinity Himself. We can learn so much about God’s love for us in reflecting upon this great mystery of our faith. Continue reading

Formation and Training Day for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion—Saturday, Jul 6, 2019—9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

All Eucharistic Ministers (Extra-ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion), are asked to attend a formation day that the parish will be hosting for this important ministry. It will take place on Saturday, July 6, 2019 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm in the church auditorium. Anyone who is interested in becoming a Eucharistic Minister should contact Fr. Michael (416-534-4219) and plan on attending this workshop. Please confirm you attendance by calling the parish office so that we may prepare enough handouts. Please bring your own lunch and refreshments.

Congratulations and Prayerful Wishes to –

Sidney Amarela, Santana Atapuma, Alejandra Atapuma, Aurianne Beaudoin,Vanessa Carneiro, Noah Carreiro, Michaela Cauchi, Alyssa DaSilva, Eleasha Ebhote, Maya Fazari-Colino, Michael Fazari-Colino, Percival Francis, Avry Frias, Nora Grande, Delia Henriques, Jamie Huchez, Wilhelm Melo, Lexia Milan, Nicholas Muzzi, Aidan Ramirez, Joselle Tuliao, and Chloe Hollott-Lo, who received the sacrament of Confirmation.

Also to Alejandra Atapuma, Caroline Atapuma, Joshua Ebhote who received the sacrament of First Holy Communion this weekend.

Pentecost— Fulfilling the Promise to be With Us Until the End of the Ages!

At the beginning of this Easter Season, you and I celebrated Easter by renewing our baptismal promises. In the Ritual for Infant Baptism, there are about a hundred different readings that can be used at a Baptism for a child. Despite this great variety, I find that I have used only one reading at almost all of the Baptisms that I have celebrated in my years as a priest. The reading that I always use at Baptism is the text from Matthew in which Jesus commissions His disciples to go out into the world and baptize all nations. The exact words that Jesus used are as follows: “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the ages” (Matthew 28: 19-20). What strikes me most about this passage is the amazing promise that Christ has made to all of us through our Baptisms: “Behold, I am with you always, until the end of the ages.” Christ promises all of us that He is with us always, forever, until the end of time. Today, as we celebrate Pentecost Sunday, Jesus tells us that He will fulfill this promise to be with us always by sending the Holy Spirit to dwell in our hearts. Continue reading

Garden Retreat for Women on June 15

Ladies, we are having another garden retreat at St. Bernard’s Convent, 685 Finch Ave. W. North York. Theme: Walking with the thoughts and reflections of Jean Vanier. Sat. June 15, Eucharist 11:00 to 4:00 p.m. Potluck picnic. RSVP Sr. Gabriel at 416534-4219 (Parish) / 416-630-3298 (Convent).

St. Peter’s Courtyard Movies are back! Volunteer Meeting

St. Peter’s Parish will be hosting four courtyard movie nights this coming summer. There will be movies in July and 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 Wednesday June 5th, at 7 pm, in the new parish office, located at 659 Markham Street. If you are unable to attend and would like to volunteer feel free to contact Alessya via email 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 continued success. Thank you!

St. Peter’s Courtyard Movies are back!