Second Sunday of Lent

“Go forth from the land of your kinsfolk and from your father’s house to a land that I will show you.”

One of the details about the story of the Transfiguration, which we hear in today’s Gospel for the Second Sunday of Lent, that I have always found curious, is that Peter, our parish patron, always wants to build a shelter for Moses, Elijah and Jesus to dwell in. This story of the Transfiguration is found in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, and each year it is read on the Second Sunday of Lent. In all three versions, as soon as the disciples see Jesus with Moses and Elijah, Peter wants to build a house for Jesus, Moses and Elijah to live in. In each account, as Peter expresses his desire to build these dwelling places, Jesus never really reacts. He acts like He does not even hear Peter and the story continues with God the Father intervening and identifying Jesus as His Son. The Father always speaks to the disciples from a cloud. So what is this all about? Why does Peter seek to build three homes for Moses, Elijah and Jesus and why does Jesus not pay any attention to this offer? Continue reading

Second Sunday of Lent – March 8, 2020

ShareLife: It’s who we are!
Catholic agencies have been serving those among us who are poor, sick and marginalized since the founding of our diocese 178 years ago – it’s who we are as Catholics in the Archdiocese of Toronto! We continue that legacy through ShareLife, which funds over 40 agencies that provide unconditional care, regardless of religious affiliation.
March 29 is ShareLife Sunday. Please give generously. St. Peter’s goal for 2020 is $42,000.00

Spring Forward – March 8, 2020

Next weekend, March 8, is the beginning of Daylight Savings Time. We ask you to please remember to set your clocks, watches, and other time keeping devices ahead one hour next Saturday evening before retiring for the evening so that you will arrive on time for Sunday Mass.

First Sunday of Lent – March 1, 2020

Living the Gospel by sharing our blessings

“The needs of our brothers and sisters in Christ are greater than ever before. In order for ShareLife agencies to continue their vital work, it is crucial we meet our parish campaign goal of $13.8 million. Our goal can be met, but only with your help. As you contemplate the blessings God has entrusted to you, please join me in giving to ShareLife to the best of your ability.” – Cardinal Thomas Collins

March 29 is ShareLife Sunday. Please give generously. St. Peter’s goal for 2020 is $42,000.00