Prayers and Sadness at Discovery of 215 Children Buried at Residential School in Kamloops

Decorative ImageWith many people across Canada, the parishioners of St. Peter’s Parish were deeply saddened and sickened by the news of the discovery of the bodies  of 215 innocent young children buried at the Kamloops Residential School.

As the City of Toronto has had its flags flying at half mast in remembrance of these innocent young children for nine days, during these nine days the parish has been praying at all of our Masses for these young children and their families.

We are very sorry for any and all pain caused to our indigenous brothers and sisters by the crimes committed in these schools.

Linked are two statements on this matter: 1) From the Canadian Bishops; and 2) A Statement from the Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto.

Our entire community prays for healing and reconciliation.

The Parishioners of St. Peter’s Parish, Toronto