Three Great Loves: God, Self & Others

Presented by: Paulist Father Frank Desiderio, CSP; Missionary Preacher, Movie Producer, Preaching Professor, Pastor, Poet.

The Three Great Loves – Take some time to cultivate love in your life. Based on the Great Commandment, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength… You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” Fr. Frank Desiderio, CSP, uses a multi-media presentation to explore how we can love God, receive God’s love and extend that love to others, including ourselves. Join us Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday night from Dec. 10 to 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the church. Fr. Frank is a member of the Paulist Fathers, an order which ministered at St. Peter’s for over 100 years. His presentation is organized by the St. Peter’s Paulist Associates, a lay group which meets monthly for faith sharing and to pray for the Paulist’s missionary work in North America.

Rehearsal for Christmas Pageant – Sunday, Dec. 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2018

Calling all young aspiring actors and actresses (ages 4 to 12)! If you would like to be part of the parish’s Christmas Pageant, please attend a rehearsal after the 11:15 AM Mass on Sunday, December 2, 9, 16 and 23 in the Church. This year the Christmas Pageant will take place immediately before the parish’s 5:00 PM Christmas Eve Family Mass (December 24th).

Rehearsal for Christmas Pageant – Sunday, Dec. 2, 9, 16 & 23

The Source – Sisters of Life

The Sisters of Life will be hosting “The Source” in our Church on Thursday, November 29 at 7:00 PM. You are invited to come for an evening of Eucharistic Adoration (7:00 PM – 8:00 PM) followed by Christian fellowship (Social at 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM in the Church Auditorium). Confession will also be available during Adoration.

2019 Mass Intentions

St. Peter’s Parish is now accepting 2019 Mass Intentions for parish weekday Masses (Monday-Friday) and weekend Masses.
Offering: For announced date $20 per Mass and for Unannounced date $10 per Mass. An unannounced Mass intention may be sent to priests outside the parish to be celebrated in the near future. Due to the large number of requests for Masses, the parish has been given permission to celebrate Mass with multiple intentions every Thursday at the 12:10 pm Mass. As this is something which requires special permission from the Bishop, the parish cannot accept multiple intentions on other days.

Like Christ, the Poor Widow Gave All She Had!

A few weeks ago, on what was one of the first cold days of the Fall, I was out for my Friday morning sick calls to the parish’s shut-ins, and because of the cold, I was wearing a scarf. I am assuming that because I was wearing a scarf, the couple who approached me were not aware of who I was. I was at first, also not aware of who they were. As it turned out, this couple was a pair of Jehovah’s Witnesses Missionaries and as they stopped me to talk, they offered me a copy of their beautiful magazine. Once they had showed me their magazine and introduced themselves, I decided that I would be a little mischievous with them. After they showed me their beautiful magazine that offered to explain the Bible to me, I told them how happy I was to meet them because I was from the local Catholic parish and sometimes we needed assistance serving the poor. I told them that with some of the other Christian denominations and synagogues in the neighbourhood our parish offered a meal to the poor once a week and I would love to be able to add their community to our local list. They told me that they did not do that kind of thing. That is alright I said, because I also said that with the Salvation Army and some of the other Christian denominations, the Catholic Church operates places like Covenant House and the Good Shephard Mission and that maybe they could give me some of the addresses for their shelters, just in case ours ever got filled up. I was told that they do not do that kind of thing. Just as one final attempt, I said that our St. Vincent de Paul Society will often do home visits to those in need in our community and sometimes I direct people to the Salvation Army Store. If I needed to get help for someone in their neighbourhood, I asked where could I send them? I was told that this was the government’s job and that they did not do that kind of thing. With that, I gave them back their beautiful booklet and told them that I think they had explained to me how their bible works. Continue reading