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Public Celebration of Mass to resume at St. Peter’s Beginning Wednesday, June 30th at 25% Capacity
With Profound Sadness and Heartfelt Sorrow! 
The Solemnity of Saint Peter and Saint Paul
“Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?”
Public Celebration of Mass to Resume at St. Peter’s on Friday, June 11, 2021 at 15% Capacity
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Saturday: 5:00 pm
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Public Celebration of Mass to resume at St. Peter’s Beginning Wednesday, June 30th at 25% Capacity

Decorative ImageBeginning Wednesday, June 30, 2021, as the Province of Ontario moves into Stage Two of its Re-opening Plan, the parish will be permitted to celebrate Mass publicly with 25% occupancy

We will return to our normal Mass schedule of celebrating weekday Mass Monday to Friday at 8:00 a.m., Saturday at 5:00 p.m. and Sunday at 9:00 and 11:15 a.m.

Confessions will be celebrated in the side chapel Saturday from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. As Fr. Michael is alone, he will need to stop hearing confessions at 4:30 p.m. to prepare for Mass.

For the time being, those who come to Mass ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK. Please remain at home and watch Mass on television or our livestream if you have a fever, have been exposed to someone with COVID 19 or are sick.

In order to keep our parishioners safe, all those who had exercised the ministry of greeting and “safe worship sanitizers”, are kindly requested to resume their duties. THANK YOU in advance to all those who exercise this important ministry at this time.

Let us pray that this is the beginning of our safe return to “normal.”

We look forward to being with you again in church!

Each morning at 7:30 a.m., Cardinal Collins is livestreaming the celebration of Mass, the Rosary and the Angelus for the day. You can access these events live, or watch them at your own convenience, by visiting the Archdiocesan website at: www.archtoronto.org.

There are many other spiritual resources that you can find on television or online. The Canadian Catholic network, Salt and Light, has Mass and many other devotions each day.  Vision Television also has many Catholic and Christian broadcasts. Some may also wish to access the American Catholic television station EWTN—the Eternal Word Television Network. All of these provide excellent Catholic resources to feed us at this time when we are unable to visit our parish church and celebrate the Eucharist with our faith community.

I will post my Sunday homily each week on the website.

Please, also, if your situation allows it, remember the financial needs of your parish during this difficult and challenging time. Contributions can be mailed to the parish, left in the mailbox of the Sisters of Life door, or made online through “Donate Now” at the website of the Archdiocese of Toronto—www.archtoronto.org.  If you donate through the Archdiocesan website, please be sure to select your parish for the donation—St. Peter’s Church – Toronto.

Please do not hesitate to be in touch with me if you wish. Be assured of my prayers for you and your families and I ask you to keep me in your prayers.

Please do not hesitate to be in touch with me if you wish. Be assured of my prayers for you and your families and I ask you to keep me in your prayers.

With Profound Sadness and Heartfelt Sorrow! 

Decorative ImageWith profound sadness and heartfelt sorrow, we the parishioners of St. Peter’s Parish, learned with the rest of Canada of the discovery of another 751 bodies in a cemetery of a residential school in Canada. 

We are deeply sorry that our Indigenous brothers and sisters suffered and died in such a tragic manner in Canada’s residential schools. 

We pray for these innocent children and their families. 

Our community expresses its profound sorrow that this happened in Canada and that members of the Catholic Church participated in this system. 

We are praying for all who continue to suffer because of these tragic events. All will be remembered at our parish Masses.

We pray for reconciliation and healing in our nation and Church.

The Solemnity of Saint Peter and Saint Paul

Decorative ImageWe celebrate this weekend our parish’s titular feast day, the Solemnity of Saint Peter and Saint Paul. This feast takes place on June 29th, but over the last few years we have switched its celebration to the nearest Sunday so that it may be celebrated more solemnly at our Sunday Masses. It is obvious why we call Saint Peter our titular saint— the parish being named St. Peter’s; but perhaps the connection to St. Paul is not so clear. It is because of the many years of faithful service that the Paulist Fathers rendered to this parish that we also honour Saint Paul as our parish’s other titular saint.

We are fortunate to have two such amazing saints as our parish’s titular patrons. Both St. Peter and St. Paul have so much to teach us. I believe these two great saints teach us by their lives both who we are and what we are called to become. Their lives show us the power of God’s grace to transform our lives and the way in which we are called to witness to what that grace is capable of doing in each of us.Continue Reading The Solemnity of Saint Peter and Saint Paul

“Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?”

Decorative ImageThere is a wonderful television show out called “The Chosen.” It must be good, because all of my religious friends are talking about it. They all tell me that it is wonderful. It is a crowd funded television series on the life of Jesus. “Crowd funded” means that it has been produced dependent on the donations that have been given by others who have watched it and want other people to see it. it is available for free to anyone who might wish to watch it on the internet. My priest friends are telling me how good it is; many of the religious sisters that I know are telling me how good it is; and many of my lay friends are telling me how good it is. As I tell you about it now, I am going to make a commitment to watch it myself so that I may come back to you at some time in the future with a homily based on my having watched this wonderful series about Jesus’ life. I promise that I will watch this series and I invite you to do the same.Continue Reading “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?”