Mon – Fri: 8:00 am
Saturday: 5:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am & 11:15 am
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Bulletin for week of October 17, 2021
As we celebrate Thanksgiving this weekend, Father Michael and the parish staff would like to thank all of the parishioners for their support and understanding during this pandemic. We pray that your family is safe and well this Thanksgiving! Mass will be celebrated at 10 AM in the Church. The parish office will be closed and there will be no adoration on that day.
Thanksgiving is a North American holiday. If I remember my school lessons correctly, it derives from the experience of the first European settlers here in North America and their experience of their first few years here on this continent. The way we were taught about this holiday when I was in elementary school recalled how difficult these first Europeans found the bitter winter to survive on their own and how unprepared they were to make it through this difficult climate. They were so unprepared for the conditions they found on this continent that it was only with the help of the Indigenous People, who knew the land and the ways of growing here, that they were able to make it through those initial days. Once they had learned to grow crops in this territory and figure out how to survive the conditions on this continent, they were so grateful that they began to have a special feast called “Thanksgiving” at the end of the growing season to celebrate the goods of this land and the great opportunities that they had discovered here. From my school days, I recall a part of those initial Thanksgiving celebrations involved celebrations with the Indigenous People who had helped these first settlers to make their lives possible here. That is why so many of our celebrations still highlight the many vegetables and local products that were handed over to the Europeans by the Indigenous People to help them survive.Continue Reading Thanksgiving Gratitude—The Key to Opening the Narrow Gate!
Bulletin for week of October 10, 2021
Parish is now accepting 2022 Mass Intentions for all weekday Masses at 8 AM (Monday-Friday) and weekend Masses Saturday 5 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM and 11:15 AM.
Offering: For announced date $20 per Mass and for Unannounced date $10 per Mass. The parish has been given permission to celebrate Mass with multiple intentions every Thursday at the 8:00 am Mass.
To avoid crowds in the office during the pandemic you are asked to call and make an appointment for your visit (416-534-4219)
Normally every thanksgiving the parish has a food drive for the Good Shepherd Ministry. This year we are not collecting canned foods. Instead, if you are able to support the Good Shepherd Ministry, you may donate money to help them feed those most in need. Donations may be sent directly to them at: Good Shepherd Ministries, 412 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON M5A 1T3. Alternatively, cheques may be made payable to:
St. Peter’s Church – Food Drive and the parish will forward your donation directly to them. If you would like more information about the good work they do, please go to –www.goodshepherd.ca
Thank you for remembering those most in need at Thanksgiving.
Bulletin for week of October 3, 2021