Bulletin for week of March 26, 2023
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Donation for Easter Flowers
Every year the parish relies on the generosity of parishioners to decorate the church with flowers. If you would like to make a donation to purchase flowers, please make your donation by using the envelope “Flowers for Easter” marked with your name, address and envelope numbers. Thank you for your generosity.
Dessert Themed Coffee Hour: Surprise Sunday!
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Bulletin for week of March 19, 2023
Mass of Celebration to Welcome Archbishop Francis (Frank) Leo
The installation of Bishop Francis (Frank) Leo as Archbishop of Toronto will take place on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 10 a.m. Given capacity restrictions at St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica, this will be an invitation-only event. The Mass of Installation will be livestreamed through stmichaelscathedral.com/live and broadcast on Salt & Light Catholic TV and through their website slmedia.org.
Parishioners are invited to attend a regional Mass of Welcome taking place in the Central Region on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at Blessed Trinity Parish, Toronto at 7 p.m. A reception will follow Mass in the parish hall. All are welcome. Please continue to keep Archbishop Leo in your prayers as he begins his ministry as our shepherd.
Social Justice Committee News- Ukrainian Hosting
Recently, members of the Social Justice Committee met with members from St. Gabriel’s Parish Refugee Committee. This meeting was to explore the possibility of a collaboration in support of their efforts to host Ukrainian families. Our Committee has decided that this would be a wonderful way to offer our Parish support by providing volunteers and later, some financial support. In the next few weeks, St. Gabriel’s Refugee Committee will come to St. Peter’s to make a presentation to anyone interested in supporting this new collaboration.
“God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth” (John 4: 24)
As we hear the story this Third Sunday of Lent of the thirst of the People of Israel as Moses leads them into the desert, and of Jesus and the Samaritan Women at the well, we are challenged to ask ourselves: what is it that we thirst for and how do we satisfy that thirst?
The thirst that Jesus offers to quench for the women at the well does not refer simply to a biological or physical need. In fact, it is Jesus’ request to her for water that leads Him to engage her in a deeper discussion about the human person’s more profound thirst for the satisfaction of spiritual and emotional needs. As she tells her story, we learn that her desire to be loved and accepted has caused her to seek this love from five different partners; and despite all of these partners she continues to thirst for a love and acceptance that will ultimately satisfy the longing of her soul. It is only as Jesus listens to her story and voices His acceptance of her, and His desire to satisfy her longing for love, that she is satisfied and recognizes Him as the Messiah who is capable of satisfying her longing.Continue Reading “God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth” (John 4: 24)