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Christmas is Coming!
As we begin our Advent journey this weekend, we have already begun our planning for the Christmas Season. The Mass schedule will be published in next week’s bulletin as well the dates for making reservations for all of our celebrations. We are in need of more volunteers for Masses- both the daily Masses on Wednesdays and Fridays and our regular weekend Masses and Christmas Season. Some of our faithful volunteers who have served so well over this last year and a half will be taking a much needed break. Please consider volunteering. Duties include greeting, registration, seating, and providing direction for all those attending. All volunteers must be fully vaccinated in accordance with our Diocesan Vaccination Policy. For more info contact Cathryn Hall, email@example.com or 519-432-3475 ext 225.
Daily Mass & Confessions
We now celebrate 2 Daily Masses each week on Wednesday and Friday at noon. Attendance is on a first come, first serve basis. No reservations required. Doors will open at 11:30am. The Wednesday noon Mass continues to be livestreamed.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) is available Saturday mornings from 9:00am-9:45am. No booking is required. The sacrament continues to be available by appointment with one of our priests as well.
All COVID protocols continue to be followed including registration for contact tracing purposes, maintaining 6 feet physical distancing, and masking at all times. Thank you to all volunteers for generously giving of their time to make these celebrations happen for our parishioners.
The advent season prepares us for Christ’s coming into our life. He constantly seeks to break into our world, offering it “Good News.” Every Wednesday in Advent, at 7:00 PM, St. Peter’s will be offering an on-line mission reflecting on the various themes that come up in the advent season. There is no cost. For more info and to register, please click here or contact Fr. Chris Pietraszko.
Flowers for Christmas
We are collecting monetary donations to offset the cost of flowers for our Christmas celebrations. Donations may be made in the name of family or friends, deceased or living, for whom you may wish to pray.
To make a contribution, please seal donations in an envelope, along with your name, address and phone number as well as the name of the person you are honouring and drop it in the Sunday collection or mail in to the office. Donations can also be made by e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org, memo line- Flowers for Christmas. Please indicate the same information as above in an email to the office. Thank you for your generosity.
St. Vincent de Paul
This past October, your parish St. Vincent de Paul Society made 71 calls to those in the parish asking for assistance, helping 79 adults and 11 children. Grocery cards worth $3150 were distributed, along with vouchers for clothing and furniture to 22 households. We are only able to do this because of your prayers on our behalf and your financial support.
On December 11 we will be making special Christmas calls to those asking for help from the parish. Last year we made over 170 such calls; this year we anticipate getting about 200 requests for assistance. Again, your generous support is what makes it possible to do this work.
Income Tax Receipts
Income tax receipts can be issued legally for contributions received in the current year. If you wish credit for Offertory / Special Collection / Restoration contributions made in 2021, they must be received at the Parish Office by December 31, 2021. Official tax receipts will be mailed by the end of February, 2022.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) models the practice of the early Church in which unbaptized individuals, after a period of spiritual preparation, were received into the Church through Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. Through weekly gatherings, those who have not been baptized come together for prayer, catechesis (teaching), reflection, and sharing, to discover where God is calling each individual. We also welcome to the process those who have been baptized in another Christian community who are seeking to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church through Confirmation and Eucharist. Meetings will begin November 30th.
For more information, please contact Fr. Chris Pietraszko at the parish office 519-432-3475 ext 224.
Dispensation from the Sunday Obligation Extended
The dispensation from the Sunday obligation is now extended to February 27, 2022.
St. Peter’s Cathedral Goes “Live”
Wednesday Daily Masses at noon and Saturday Masses at 5 pm (ET) are livestreamed on our YouTube channel. You may wish to subscribe to get reminder notices of upcoming celebrations. Link to our YouTube channel HERE.
Audio/Visual Spiritual Resources
Sometimes is it easier for us to listen to a spiritual reflection or teaching than it is to read. I have listed a few websites or podcasts you might find helpful for prayer and in your own spiritual formation. Click here.
Parish Bulletin Update
Take a look at our parish bulletin this weekend. Despite the pandemic, life continues to unfold. We want to provide you with creative ways of engaging you in ministry, faith formation and growth in prayer. Check things out here.
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