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JESSE TREE Christmas Project

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.


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St. Peter’s Turkey Dinner

  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.



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CWL Annual Christmas Dinner Meeting

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.


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Christian Marriage Preparation

 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!


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More work to do

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.

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Catholic Cemeteries – St. Mary’s & Holy Cross

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

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The History of a Diocese in Northern Ontario

The complete history of our diocese, The Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie, is now available. The completion of this book coincides with the  commitment of many small Christian communities in our parishes with the faith journey of ARISE Together in Christ. This spiritual journey is an opportunity for all of us to better understand our faith so that we can pass it on to the future generation with a deeper conviction as we continue to build the Church of tomorrow. May the reading of this book be a source of inspiration to accomplish this together.

Books cost $35.00 each (cash or cheque) and will be available for purchase beginning the weekend of October 18-19, 2014 after all Masses in the Parish Hall.

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Beautiful Holy Land Wood Art Display & Sale

The main income for the Christian community of Bethlehem, the birth place of Jesus, comes from the sale of hand crafted olive wood religious items to the pilgrims who visit the area. These past few years have been extremely hard for the community as a result of declining tourism due to political unrest. Some Christians have responded by fleeing the Holy Land, and the absence of a living Christian community is very dangerous for holy sites such as The Church of The Nativity.

Jean from Holy Land Wood Art, HLWA Inc. will be at St. Peter’s Parish Hall after all Masses on October 4th & 5th with some of their beautiful art for sale in an effort to strengthen the Christian presence in the Holy Land. Please consider buying these items to contribute to the income for local Christians and Catholics to support their families and their presence in the Holy Land.

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Thanksgiving Food Collection

Every Thanksgiving we make a special appeal to our parishioners to help replenish our Parish Food Cupboard. With winter fast approaching more hard times will be upon many families. We invite you to participate in this parish project by bringing a donation of non-perishable food items to one of our Thanksgiving weekend Masses or to the Parish Office at your convenience.

Canned Foods: soups, vegetables, potatoes, tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, stews (beef, chicken, Irish, etc.), canned meat (salmon, tuna, Spam, Klik, etc.), fruits (peaches, pears, cocktails, etc.)

Other Foods: peanut butter, jam, rice, instant potatoes, macaroni & cheese, soup mix, cereals (hot & cold), jello, drinking boxes, powdered milk, spaghetti & pasta, beans, kidney beans, etc.


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