Friday, July 29, 2011

For life...

The t-shirt says it all.  Earlier this month our parish welcomed members of the Crossroads Canada team - a group of young people walking across Canada to pray for conversion of hearts and that the dignity of human life might be upheld and respected.  Pictured above are some of the walkers who joined us for our parish picnic.  It was a joy to have these 'pilgrims of hope' in our midst.  Recently, we received a note from the team with the following message:

"Dear Fr. Terry and St. Peter's Parish,
Please accept this thank-you from all of us on Crossroads, for your wonderful support and overwhelming generosity!....We will always remember your kindness and will continue to pray for your ministry and the intentions of your parish.  Please keep us in your prayers as well, as we complete our walk for life!
In Christ and Our Lady,
The Crossroads Team."
To follow the group in their journey, visit for updates and reflections.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Pilgrimage Update

Here are the latest details for this Saturday's Memory Lodge/St. Benedict's Pilgrimage:
  • A bus has been booked.  As of today (Tuesday), almost all the seats have been spoken for, but there are still a couple left for those wishing to take the bus.  Call the parish office ASAP if you haven't reserved a seat and wish to.  The bus will leave St. Peter's at 10 a.m.  Pilgrims, please arrive early to board by then.  For others wishing to drive out in their own vehicle, directions can be made available before departure.
  • Our first stop will be the shrine on Memory Road.  If it's a rainy day, you may wish to bring an umbrella along!  After visiting the shrine we will take a lunch break at a host home on Memory Road.  Please bring your own lunch.
  • After lunch, we make our way to St. Benedict's to celebrate Mass for the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. 
  • The journey home begins after Mass.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Holy Smoke! A Parish BBQ!

Our annual parish picnic/BBQ is this Sunday (July 10)  following the 10 a.m. Mass, which (weather permitting) will be held outdoors.  Hot dogs and hamburgers will be provided.  Contributions of salads or baking are welcome.  Hope to see you there!