Jesus Calls: Young Adult Women’s Vocational Discernment Retreat

The Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood in conjunction with the Archdiocesan Vocation Directors’ Association are offering a day retreat

Theme: Acknowledging Women’s Dignity and Mission in the Church
Reference: Pope Franics’ documents Dignitas Infinita and Amoris Laetitia
WHEN: Saturday, July 20, 2024
TIME: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
WHERE: St. Bernard’s Convent/Garden, 685 Finch Ave. West, North York (close to subway/bus routes)
Program includes: Eucharistic Liturgy, Input from Fr. Wilson Andrade csc, & Vocation Directors team members, time for prayer and reflection, nature walks
Suggested Registration fee: $20
Bring your own lunch, snacks, drinks will be provided
CONTACT: The Parish Office – 416-534-4219

New Books by Clergy Connected with St. Peter’s Church

Two books have recently been published by clergy connected to St. Peter’s parish community.

Deacon Matthew Hendzel, SJ, who has served here and given presentations on the afterlife, has recently written a book entitled Soul-Making by Grace: Purgatory’s Past, Present, and Future. It is available from Amazon for $45.12. Deacon Matthew will be ordained a priest on Saturday, June 15th and celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving here at 9:00 am on Sunday, June 16th.
Fr. Michael McGourty, pastor of St. Peter’s Church has also published a book entitled Sent Out Into the World: A Liturgical Theology for a Parish Community and the New Evangelization—A Reading of The Order of the Dedication of a Church. It is available on Amazon for $53.00. Discounted copies are available in the parish office for $30.00 each.

Free Catholic Estate Planning Webinar

Free Catholic Estate Planning Webinar on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at 9:00 a.m.


  • How to avoid problems: in your Will, in the Powers of Attorney, and through proper Estate Trustee selection
  • How to create your own legacy
  • About our Catholic traditions around cremation, burials and funerals

To register visit or  send an email to: and write “webinar June 8” in the title line + your name(s) in the body of the message.

Celebrating the Jesuit Ordinations

Deacons Brook Stacey, sj, and Matthew Hendzel, sj, will be ordained priests at Our Lady of Lourdes on Saturday, June 15 and Deacon Matthew will celebrate his Mass of thanksgiving here on Sunday, June 16 at 9:00 am and Deacon Brook at 11:15 am that same day. Please pray for them and for more vocations. There will be reception following the 11:15 am Mass on June 16 to celebrate with them.