Congratulations to Sr. Gabriel as she celebrates her 50th anniversary of her solemn vows of religious life.
Catholic 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 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Cemetery locations and Celebrants for this year’s Annual Mass are as follows:
|Assumption, Mississauga||Most Rev. John A. Boissonneau|
|Christ the King, Markham||Most Rev. Vincent Nguyen|
|Holy Cross, Thornhill||His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins|
|Mount Hope, Toronto||Rev. Monsignor Robert Nusca|
|Queen of Heaven, Woodbridge||Most Reverend Robert Kasun|
|Resurrection, Whitby||Reverend Msgr. Vid Vlasic|
|St. Mary’s, Barrie||Most Rev. Wayne Kirkpatrick|
All are Welcome!
In the event of rain:
Mass will be held in the mausoleum at Assumption, Holy Cross, Resurrection and Queen of Heaven Catholic 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.
As Christians, we are invited to share the Good News with others. Today this can be done by inviting someone to consider joining the R.C.I.A. in the parish where they would like to attend Sunday Mass. The “R.C.I.A.” is the Rites of Christian Initiation of Adults. Through the celebration of these rites in their local parish community, individuals become members of the Catholic Church through their local parish community. These rites are accompanied by a catechetical process which educates those who are becoming Catholic in the teachings of Christ and the traditions of the Church that He established to continue His mission and spread the Good News.
Here at St. Peter’s those who wish to become Catholic are invited to begin attending Mass in our parish community each Sunday. As they do this, they are accompanied by the R.C.I.A team and meet on Tuesday evenings to learn about our faith, deepen in a prayer relationship with Jesus, and discover how they can find their place in our Christian community through Sunday worship, service of neighbour and prayer. The R.C.I.A. at St. Peter’s will begin in September. The group will meet throughout the length of the school year. The Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist) will be celebrated at Easter (April 21, 2019) and the group will continue to meet until the end of the Pentecost season (June 2019).
For those already Baptized in another Christian denomination a shorter path towards joining the Catholic Church may be possible, depending on their previous faith formation.
If you know anyone who might be interested in becoming Catholic, please invite them to consider joining the R.C.I .A. at the parish where they wish to attend Sunday Mass. If they wish to do so here at St. Peter’s, please have them give Fr. Michael a call for more information (416-534-4291, ext. 211).
Beginning on Monday, September 2, 2019 the weekday Masses will be celebrated in the Church. This is due to the Centre closing for renovations. It will be re-purposed to house the office of Catholic youth, the Archives and the Office of Refugees for the Archdiocese of Toronto. We are very grateful to the Archdiocese for allowing the parish free use of the Centre during these past three years since they have purchased it. Mass times will continue to as scheduled for the rest of the year.
The parish will host a speaker from “Aide to the Church in need” on Wednesday, July 31st at 7:00 p in St. Paul’s room in the Centre. Filipe Bezerra will speak to us about Christians who are persecuted around the world. This will be an important chance to learn about the situation of our Christian brothers and sisters around the world. Please mark your calendars!