On Ash Wednesday (February 18th), masses will be celebrated (including the distribution of Ashes) on Wednesday at 9:30am (with students from Saint Luke’s school) and at 7:00pm at Saint Peter’s. A reminder that Ash Wednesday is a day of fasting and abstinence.
Stations of the Cross will take place on Fridays during Lent at 7:00pm at St. Peter’s. All are welcome.
You can read the Bishop’s Message for Lent by following this link.
More details on Lenten Penitential Services and Holy Week will be added soon. Please check the parish bulletin
for the most up-to-date information.
Preparation Sessions, hosted by “YEO” (Youth Evangelizing Others), will once again involve candidates from the entire North Bay region. REGISTRATION FORMS are available from the Parish Office. Candidates requesting the Sacrament of Confirmation are presumed to be in Grade 7 or 8 (or older) and to have previously received the Sacraments of Baptism, First Reconciliation, and First Eucharist. If you are missing one or more of these sacraments, please call the Parish Office at 705-472-1817. This is a great opportunity for you to meet other young people who are also preparing for their Confirmation. Come and engage in your faith and experience Jesus in the sacraments and prayer.
Wednesday, December 24th
- 5:00 pm Children’s Liturgy (St. Peter’s)
- 7:00 pm Mass (St. Peter’s)
- 10:00 pm Mass (St. Peter’s)
Thursday, December 25th
- 9:00 am Mass (St. Elizabeth’s)
- 11:30 am Mass (St. Peter’s)
Feast of the Holy Family
Saturday, December 27th
- 5:00 pm Mass (St. Peter’s)
Sunday, December 28th
- 9:00 am Mass (St. Peter’s)
- 11:00 am Mass (St. Peter’s)
- 2:00 pm Mass (St. Elizabeth’s)
Feast of Mary, Mother of God
Thursday, January 1st
- 9:00 am Mass (St. Peter’s)
- 11:30 am Mass (St. Elizabeth’s)
Please note: There will be no weekday Masses at St. Peter’s between Christmas and New Year’s. The Parish Office will be closed from 4:00 pm on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 until 9:00 am on Monday, January 5, 2015.
Once again, St. Peter’s Parish will have a JESSE TREE! A Jesse Tree is placed in the sanctuary and on the tree are Christmas ornaments with one side marked a child’s gender and age, and TOY or PJ. Some ornaments are marked with a food item. Parishioners are invited to pick an ornament and purchase a gift for that specific child; or the specified food item for that family. Then, bring the unwrapped gift and ornament to the Parish Office by noon on Monday, December 15th. These gifts are for children and young people, and will be placed with a food basket for their family. Thank you for helping make Christmas brighter this year!
For more information, please call Donna at 705- 472-0513.
Sunday, December 7th From 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Cost: Adults $14.00; Children 5-10 years $5.00; children under 5 free.
For tickets call Anne at 705-474-0960. For information contact Bob at 705-729-5033.
Are you able to help out that weekend?
Please check the sign-up board posted at the entrance of the Church.
Catholic Women’s League Members: You and a guest are invited to our Annual Christmas Dinner Meeting on Tuesday, December 2nd in the Parish Hall. We will begin with a reflection at 5:45 pm; followed by a catered buffet at 6:00 pm; and a short meeting. Entertainment will be provided by Nicholas Boegel. Cost is $20 each. For more information and tickets, call Ann 494- 8268 or Marcelle 475-1851.
Our annual Parish Memorial Mass, to remember all those who have died this past year, will be held during the 11:00 am Mass on November 2nd. All are welcome to attend. Refreshments to follow in the Parish Hall
Winter Series: March 6-7
Spring Series: May 1-2
Fall Series: October 23-24
Call Regional Catholic Services at (705) 472-5821 to reserve your place on the weekend of your choice. Registration information will be given to each couple when reserving their place for a given weekend. Material cost is $40.00 per couple payable at time of registration. Couples are encouraged to register early!
Over the past few days, we’ve welcomed students from three schools in the city. They came to celebrate Mass with the people who gather here to pray every day. They came to give thanks for blessings received and enjoyed. Each morning, the students arrived: a steady stream of little bodies, each one carrying its own story of wonder and celebration.
As they entered the church, each student was handed a small card. On one side of the card was a picture of the Holy Father, Pope Francis; on the other side were the words of a prayer for the health and continued guidance of the Holy Spirit for the Pope. This picture, and many like it, have been circulated throughout the world ever since Pope Francis began his ministry as the Bishop of Rome. There is even a picture of him in every one of the schools from which these children had come.
Imagine my surprise when I overheard one and then another little voice ask: Who is this?
I suppose we have some more work to do.
All families and cemetery visitors are reminded that all loose or damaged articles are to be removed from grave sites prior to the winter season. This includes any stones, figurines, statues, or other such mementos that are not part of the permanent grave memorial. Any articles remaining after October 15th, including floral tributes, that will interfere with the safe operation of the cemetery during the winter months will be removed by cemetery staff and may be irretrievable. If you have any questions please contact the Cemetery Office: 705-495-8986 or email@example.com