Easter Sunday: April 21, 2019

Living the Gospel through immediate mental health services

Mental health problems can escalate if not addressed quickly. That’s why the fve Catholic Family Services agencies in the Archdiocese of Toronto now ofer walk-in counselling. This initiative can often meet clients’ need without requiring longer term counselling. Clients report a clinically signifcant increase in confdence that they can tackle their problems. For some agencies, ShareLife is the sole funder of this important program. By supporting ShareLife, you’re helping restore hope to those in crisis.

Thus far our parish has raised $10,733 of our $44,300Please pray for the success of our campaign and give as generously as you are able to help us reach our goal.

May 5 is ShareLife Sunday. Please give generously.

First Friday Healing Mass at 7 PM ~ May 3, 2019

The First Friday Healing Mass will be on May 3 at 7 PM in the Church. Those in need of spiritual, physical, psychological or emotional healing are invited to present their petitions for healing at the time of the prayers of the faithful. These petitions can be written down and placed in a special petition box at the altar. When this Mass is celebrated on a normal ferial day, the votive Mass of the Sacred Heart will be celebrated.

Revised Sunday Mass Schedule

Several years ago, just before the Paulists Fathers returned to the United States, at a time when there were three priests assigned to the parish, the 6: 00 pm Sunday Mass was begun at St. Peter’s. When this was done, it was hoped that this would blossom into a thriving Young Adults Mass. Despite many efforts to seek fuller participation from those who attend this Mass, few people have been willing to commit to an active participation in this liturgy. The 6:00 pm Sunday Mass is the parish Mass that is least attended. For this reason, and the fact that there is only one priest now assigned to our parish, it no longer seems reasonable to be celebrating a fourth parish Mass that is so poorly attended on a Sunday. The 6:00 pm Sunday Mass will be celebrated for the last time on Sunday, May 12th. Beginning on the weekend of May 18 and 19, the new Mass schedule at St. Peter’s will be Saturday at 5:00 pm and Sunday at 9:00 and 11:15 am. For those who wish a Sunday evening Mass, there are two that are celebrated in our area. These are St. Alphonsus Parish, which has a Mass on Sunday at 7:30 pm and the Newman Centre, which has a Sunday Mass at 7:00 pm.

Palm Sunday; April 14, 2019

Living the Gospel by supporting vocations

Martin Dicuangco had a life-changing encounter when he visited Serra House, a residence run by St. Augustine’s Seminary for those discerning a priestly vocation. He is now a third-year theology student at St. Augustine’s. “I thank ShareLife for supporting St. Augustine’s Seminary,” says Martin, “where young men like myself, after experiencing the love of Christ, are joyfully preparing for ordination to the priesthood.”

Thus far our parish has raised $10,733 of our $44,300Please pray for the success of our campaign and give as generously as you are able to help us reach our goal.

May 5 is ShareLife Sunday. Please give generously.

Ministry with Maturing Adults Workshop

The Office of Faith Formation will be offering a workshop on Ministry with Maturing Seniors. Over the past few years, many have asked the parish to start a ministry to maturing adults. Sadly, no one has been willing to step forward to assist in leading this ministry. If anyone would like to attend this workshop, the parish would be happy to sponsor such persons as a way of preparing them to assist in leading this ministry in the parish. The workshop will take place on Saturday, June 1 at St. Bonaventure’s Parish from 9:30 to 3:30 pm. Please contact Fr. Michael if you are interested.

Donation for Easter Flowers

Every year the parish relies on the generosity of parishioners to decorate the church with flowers. If you would like to make a donation to purchase flowers, please make your donation by using the envelope “Flowers for Easter” marked with your name, address and envelope numbers. Thank you for your generosity.