I have set my eyes on your hills, Jerusalem my Destiny!

Decorative ImageThis past Friday, July 1, as we celebrated Canada Day, one of the “good news” stories that was reported on the Friday evening news had to do with the number of new Canadians who received their citizenship in different celebrations across Canada. As a priest, I have had the privilege of accompanying both friends and parishioners who have received their citizenship and it is always a very happy experience that usually comes at the end of a difficult and challenging adventure. For many, a new life in Canada has come at the end of a journey that entailed much hardship. Often, those who come to Canada have left family and loved ones at home. There can be many sacrifices in coming to a new country. Yet, despite the difficulties, those who do seek a new life in a new country often do so because they believe in the better future that lies ahead of them; either for themselves or for their children. The dream of a better future makes the sacrifices of the difficult journey worthwhile. Often, it is only the hope of that better life, and the security that it offers, that gives those who come to Canada the strength to persevere through the different and various challenges and tribulations.Continue Reading I have set my eyes on your hills, Jerusalem my Destiny!

Thank you to Father Thomas Lim

This past year, Father Thomas Lim lived in residence at St. Peter’s as he taught a full course load at St. Augustine’s Seminary. While he was in residence, he assisted many weekends and filled in when needed. As of June 30th, 2022, Fr. Thomas Lim has been appointed pastor of St. Lawrence the Martyr Parish in Scarborough and he will continue to teach part time at St. Augustine’s Seminary. Thank you Father Thomas for your presence and assistance !! You will be missed. We pray that you are blessed in your new ministry at St. Lawrence the Martyr Parish.

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 Saint Peter’s; but perhaps the connection to Saint 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.Continue Reading The Solemnity of Saint Peter and Saint Paul

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – June 26, 2022

Sharelife Circle LogoCardinal Collins reminds us that, and I quote:

“Our faith community has always responded heroically to the needs around us, particularly through our enthusiastic support of ShareLife. We can help alleviate the suffering of those whose lives have been upended by the pandemic. Let us say yes to Jesus’ call to live the Gospel by providing for those in need.” End of quote.

To date our parish has raised $42000 toward our goal of $32,927.40. Thank you for supporting ShareLife!