Tuesday, October 23, 2012

St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Pray for Us!

Celebrating our newly canonized saint, with special coverage from Rome courtesy of Salt & Light Television...

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Family Pumpkin Carving and Potluck Supper

Come to the pumpkin carving contest for children and youth on Sunday, October 28, at 3 p.m. in our parish hall. 

Free admission! Bring your own pumpkin and carving utensils.  Prizes to be won! 

A potluck supper to follow the contest (and clean-up!).  For more information or to register, contact Josh at 285-1097. 

Knights of Columbus offer Sign of Hope

Thank you to Bishop Norman Gallagher Council 7332 of the Knights of Columbus for donating the new inspirational banner that now graces our parish property.  Thanks as well to Brother Knights Nick and Roy for framing and mounting the banner. 

The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal organization for Catholic men, commited to upholding of the dignity of human life and supporting the church.  To find out more about the activities of the Knights in our area, visit www.thunderbaykofc.ca .

Friday, October 12, 2012

Read the Catechism in a Year...

Catechism of the Catholic Church

For this Year of Faith, Pope Benedict has encouraged you to study and reflect on the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Well, here's an easy way to do it. Simply enter your email address and you'll start getting a little bit of the Catechism emailed to you every morning.

Read that little bit every day and you'll read the whole catechism in a year!  Visit www.flocknote.com/catechism .

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Happy "New Year"!

With this morning's opening celebration in Rome, the Holy Father formally began the church-wide observance of the Year of Faith.  This day, 50 years ago, the Second Vatican Council got underway.  Today, the call of the Council - a call to personal holiness, courageous discipleship and spiritual renewal - is issued again in a world even more in need of the gift of the Holy Spirit.

The Nicene Creed, recited weekly at Sunday Mass, is the prayer for the Year of Faith, for "it is by believing with the heart that you are justified, and by making the declaration with your lips that you are saved"  Romans 10:10. 

Below you will find the Creed, presented both for you your viewing and listening pleasure!  Blessings during this Year of Faith!

The Profession of Faith
I believe in one God, the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Two-Bit Auction

Sunday, October 21, 2012

St. Peter's Catholic Women's League presents their Two-Bit Auction.

Beginning at 1pm at St. Peter's Parish Hall, 700 McIntosh Street.

Baskets on hand are Fall...Winter... Christmas... Movie Night... Pasta Dinner for 2... and more.  Admission is $4 at the door. Dainties and Coffee will be served.

Life in the Spirit Seminar

"Renew in our day, O Lord, your wonders, as in a new Pentecost" - Pope John Paul II

The Life in the Spirit Seminar is commonly used by Catholic groups in the context of renewal in the Church.  It is an instrument for bringing people into a deeper experience of the work of the Holy Spirit. The Seminar offers the basic presentation of the Gospel and the basic teaching about what the Lord is willing to do for all who come to Him.

Presenters include: Bishop Fred Colli, Deacon John Myers, Fr. Jim Grant, Deacon Armand Danis, Fr. Terry Sawchuk, Deacon Bob and Debbie Debesys and Rita and Don Randle. 

Themes: God's Love, Salvation, New Life, Receiving God's Gifts, Growth, and Transformation in Christ.

Includes: Prayer, Songs of Praise, Teachings, Small group discussion.

Benefits: To begin, renew, or deepen a relationship with Jesus; Fuller participation in parish life; Greater appreciation of Holy Eucharist and Reconciliation; Deeper prayer life; Increased study of scripture.

The Life in the Spirit Seminar will be held at our parish on the weekend of Friday, November 2, to Sunday, November 4.  No cost. Free will offering.  Register by Friday, October 12.  For further information/to register, please contact Linda at 620-6364 or luvs2bake@tbaytel.net

"School of Christian Perfection"

"The Rosary is a school for learning true Christian perfection." - Pope John XXIII

"Say the Holy Rosary!  Blessed be that monotony of Hail Mary's which purifies the monotony of your sins!"  - St. Josemaria Escriva

Beloved by popes, saints and countless men and women throughout the ages, the Rosary remains one of the most popular forms of prayer. 

This month of October is traditionally known as the month of the Rosary, as the Feast of Our Lady of Rosary is celebrated on October 7.

The Rosary is prayed about a half-hour before weekday Masses in our parish.  All are welcome!

Our neighbouring parish of St. Patrick's Cathedral will be hosting a Reflective Rosary Hour on Sunday, October 14, at 2 p.m. 

Organized by the Catholic Women's League, this service will be an opportunity to think about Mary, the Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ.  All are welcome!

Of Happy Memory...

As the temperature begin to drop (and even some "white stuff "with it!) it may help to recall warmer moments from the not too distant past. 

The following video gives a good snapshot of our summer pilgrimage to the shrine down Memory Road for the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, courtesy of St. Gabriel's Newsroom.  Enjoy!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

"Faith is our Home in this World"

A message from our Holy Father's visit to the Holy House at Loreto...