Why Catholic?

"Go, therefore, make disciples of all nations..." (Matthew: 28:19-20). With these words, Jesus sent the twelve into the world to tell others the good news that they themselves had seen and had witnessed. More than two millennia later, Jesus' followers still continue to fulfill this mandate...

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Mass Times

Mass Times:
Saturdays at 5:00pm
Sundays at 9:00am
Sundays at 11:00am
Sacrament of Reconciliation by appointment.
Check the weekly bulletin for the most up-to-date mass times, including daily mass.

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Location

We are located at 299 Airport Road in North Bay, Ontario, Canada. Turn in off Airport Road at the sign and follow the driveway to the parking lot and church. The parish office is generally open Monday 9:00am to 12:00pm; Tuesday to Friday 9:00am to 12:00pm & 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

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RCIA: The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

An invitation to a journey of discovery is open to all adults seeking entry into the Catholic Church or completing their sacraments through Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation. If you or someone you know is interested in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults process, please call the Parish Office (705-472-1817) with regards to RCIA. We begin in September!

 

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ATTENTION ALL ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE MEMBERS: IT’S A POT LUCK DINNER!

Circle this date on your calendar: June 2nd. 6:00 pm – pot luck dinner – bring your favorite dish 7:00 pm – Sister Pauline Guindon will lead us in a session of Laughter Yoga. Be ready for fun and relaxation. Wear your most relaxed attire, running shoes, capris, jogging pants, yoga pants, jeans, … 7:45 pm – we will have a short general meeting. For more information contact Marcelle Beaulieu at 705-475-1851.

 

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St. Peter’s Annual Parish Picnic

Beginning with a prayer service at 2:00 pm, the festivities include: Children’s games and activities, adult bingo, food, prizes, dessert auction and so much fun!Donations of prizes for adult bingo would be appreciated. Please bring prizes wrapped in newspaper to the box at the entrance of the Church. Baked goods are needed for the Dessert Auction that will take place at the Picnic. Volunteers are needed to help set up, clean up, run games and barbeque hamburgers and hot dogs. Anyone interested in taking part are asked to call Roger at 705-474-5459 or the Parish Office. See you Sunday, June 14th.

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THE EDGE

Youth Group for Grades 5, 6, 7 and 8′s 6:45-8:30 pm on Monday evenings in the downstairs hall of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Powassan. Explore issues of our faith through live music, drama, small group discussions, guest speakers, games, scripture, crafts etc. Double bonus: snacks and prizes! No need to pre-register. Call Pauline at 724-5964 or Jeannine at 724-3424 for information. Let us know if you need transportation.

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Catholic Education: Exploring Paths of Joy

Catholic Education Week takes place from Sunday, May 3 to Friday, May 8. The disciples asked Jesus to ‘increase our faith’. That is our goal in publicly funded Catholic education in collaboration with the family and the parish. We know that keeping the theme of faith alive is a constant challenge in the world of 2015. But, we can be assured by the words of the disciples, “were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road?” (Lk 24:32) We are in need of the support and prayers of the entire Catholic community to counteract the increasingly strident demand that the funding of Catholic schools be terminated. Once again we will have a province-wide mass scheduled for May 7, 2015 in our high schools organized by our Catholic Student Trustees.

 

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Ministry Formation Collection April 19, 2015

The special collection entitled Seminary is now called Ministry Formation. The new name more accurately reflects the needs of the Church today to support the faithful commitment of priests, deacons, seminarians, pastoral workers and many lay ministries. The proceeds will be used for professional development of lay leadership in ministries at the parochial or diocesan level as well as ongoing support for vocations and professional development of the clergy.

 

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The New Evangelization Summit

The New Evangelization Summit will be hosted live in Ottawa on April 24-25.There are only 15 host sites to webcast this across North America and St. Joseph-Scollard Hall will be one of them! It brings together over 5,000 Catholics at the same time and is designed to Inspire Catholics to be engaged in the New Evangelization. “New” refers simply to new methods to share the “Good News” effectively with those who have forgotten the message or have never heard it or understood it. The message has not changed but the culture we live in has.

This summit is being put on as an Evangelization initiative by the North Bay Local Parishes and the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie. 8 Dynamic speakers Fri, Apr 24th 6-9 pm and Sat, Apr 25th 9am-4pm at St. Joseph-Scollard Hall Auditorium Cost of $20/person includes coffee, snacks and lunch Submit Payment and Registration Form in Sunday collection before April 17th. For more information go to www.newevangelization.ca

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Easter Triduum Mass Schedule

HOLY THURSDAY –  Thursday, April 2

  • Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 8:00pm
  • Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 11:00pm

GOOD FRIDAY – Friday, Apr 3

  • Good Friday Children’s Liturgy at 11:00am
  • The Passion of the Lord at 3:00pm
  • Regional Outdoor Way of the Cross Beginning at St. John’s Anglican Church (301 Main St East) at 5 pm and up Main Street to Pro-Cathedral of the Assumption Parish
  • Regional Indoor Way of the Cross Begins at 7 pm at Pro-Cathedral of the Assumption Parish

HOLY SATURDAY – Saturday, April 4

  • Easter Vigil at 8:00pm

EASTER SUNDAY – Sunday, April 5

  • Mass at 9:00am and 11:00am

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NEW DIOCESAN POLICY

A recent directive has been received from the Diocesan Office indicating that Mass Stipends are increased to $15 per Mass effective February 2, 2015. All masses after that date will be increased from $10 to the new stipend of $15 per Mass. Mass stipends will now receive a tax receipt.

 

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CWL NEWS

St. Peter’s Catholic Women’s League invites all CWL members and all ladies of the parish to our next General Meeting on April 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm

in the Parish Hall. We will have a special guest speaker discussing issues of mental health. Everyone interested is welcome to join us.

 

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