Parents with preschool children are invited to join us on Wednesday mornings at 9:30 am in St. Paul Site hall for a time of play and fellowship.

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If you have questions or would like more information please contact the office 902-431-5459.

 

heart_candle_and_roses_lg_clrThe priests of St. Michael’s, and St. Peter and St. Paul’s are available for home visits to the sick and the aged or to bless your home if you so wish.  Contact the Parish Secretary for an appointment and one of the priests will come over.  God bless you all, Fr. Sam Batsa.

All women of St. Peter and Saint Paul parish are invited to a monthly drop in session to share tea,coffee, and fellowship.  We gather in the hall at St. Paul’s on the third Tuesday of each month at 10:30 am

stpeterandpaulOn Sunday, April 14th at St. Paul's Parish hall after the 11am Mass (at 12:30pm) there will be a follow-up meeting to the two Town hall meetings that took place on Saturday, January 12th and Sunday, January 13th. At this meeting, that will be co-chaired by Cathy Sanderson and Jim Drysdale, we will present a summary of the feedback received at the January meetings and over the last three months. Based on feedback from parishioners of both Parishes, we will decide whether or not we should move forward in becoming "One Faith Community", what this might look like, and what the next step might be. If you have not yet had a chance to share your thoughts and concerns about this question of becoming One Faith Community, please consider doing so either by e-mail, phone, or using the white comments & suggestion box located near the church entrance.

Becoming One Faith Community Luncheon & Meeting:  Remember to plan to attend our luncheon and follow-up meeting next Sunday April 14th at St. Paul's Parish hall at 12:30pm.  If you haven’t done so already, please share your thoughts and concerns about becoming One Faith Community by e-mail, phone or the suggestion box located near the church entrance.

12_crucifixionGood Friday:  is a day of fast and abstinence in honour of the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus. Fasting helps us prepare to share more deeply in the joy of his resurrection. There will be Stations of the Cross at Saint Peter’s and Saint Paul’s at 10:00am on Good Friday.

Holy LandThere will be a collection during our Good Friday Liturgy for the Holy Land in support of Christian communities, the work of the Holy Land, the upkeep of the Holy sites and the formation of future priests.  Let us give generously and show solidarity to respond to the needs of the Church in the Land of Jesus.

 

EasterHoly Week is the week which precedes the great feast of the Resurrection on Easter Sunday – it includes the last days of Lent and the beginning of the Easter Triduum.   During Holy Week, the Church celebrates the mysteries of salvation accomplished by Christ in the last days of his life on earth, beginning with his messianic entrance into Jerusalem.  Our schedule for Holy Week is:

 

Holy Week

Liturgy

Time

Location

Tues Mar. 26

Chrism Mass

12:15pm

Cathedral Basilica

Thurs Mar. 28

Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper

8:00pm

Saint Peter’s Church

Friday Mar. 29

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross

Good Friday Service

10:00am

10:00am

3:00pm

Saint Peter’s Church

Saint Paul’s Church

Saint Paul’s Church

Sat Mar. 30

EASTER VIGIL

8:30pm

Saint Paul’s Church

Sunday Mar. 31

EASTER SUNDAY

9:00am

11:00am

Saint Peter’s Church

Saint Paul’s Church

SonlightTo kick off our various fund raising efforts in support of the youth attending Steubenville Atlantic this August, Son Light will be performing at St. Paul’s church on Sunday April 7th from 7pm to 8:30pm with a portion of the proceeds being donated to this worthy cause.  Youth are the future of our church.  Please come out to support these young people.

Habemus Papam!  Yes, we have a Pope!  Pope Francis.  The first Pope from the Americas! Many of you would have seen his first appearance as Pope on the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica. He is known for his humility, simplicity of lifestyle, and love for the poor. He seems to have a great sense of humour as well! We know that what he has been called to, as Chief Shepherd of the Church, carries with it enormous pressure and responsibility. Before our new Holy Father blessed the tens of thousands of faithful in St. Peter's Square and the millions watching on tv and on-line, he asked that we first ask the Lord to bless him. What a humble gesture! Let us do as he asked and implore the Lord to bless this humble servant from Argentina and keep him in our prayers as he begins his new ministry as Successor of St. Peter. He certainly needs our prayers!

We have entered the last week of Lent before Holy week arrives. Please take note of the Mass times for the Sacred Triduum and let us do our best to prepare ourselves for the most important and sacred liturgies of the entire year!

In Christ's love and united with you in prayer for our new Holy Father,

Fr. Zach

ProdigalSonFriday, March 15th 7:00pm at Saint Paul’s.  Please join us for a teaching on the healing Sacrament of Reconciliation and an opportunity for individual confession.

Reconciliation:  if you are unable to attend our Penitential Service, you may wish to visit one of our nearby churches to receive this Sacrament.  Reconciliation times are as follows:

St. Michael’s Church and St. John the Baptist Church:     Saturday 3:00-3:45pm

St. Agnes Church & St. Benedict Church:   Saturday 3:00-3:30pm

Canadian Martyrs            Saturday 3:30-4:15

cwl1Saturday, March 23 at 2 p.m. Immaculate Conception Church in Truro.  The church is located on 669 Prince Street.  All members are invited to attend.

WWC

Applications for Women Walking with Christ Weekend March 1st and 2nd are available by clicking this link:

WWC Retreat Application Form

 

A retreat for women, by women will take place March 1st and 2nd. Last year 70 women of all ages came together to share their faith and it was a beautiful experience for them. Give yourself a Lenten treat. Take time to reflect and rejuvenate. Space is limited so please fill out your application and turn it in as soon as possible.

 

Pope Benedict XVI

 Friday’s During Lent:  On the Friday’s during Lent (excluding Feb. 22nd and March 1st) our 9:00am Mass will be replaced by a 7:00pm Mass with Stations of the Cross at 6:45pm and Eucharistic Adoration after Mass until 9:00pm.  Fr. Zach will be available for Confession during Adoration

Evena

We are all called to pray for others but some are called in a special way to the ministry of Intercessory Prayer. Do you feel drawn to this ministry? If so, consider being part of a new Parish ministry called eVena Prayer. It comes to us from Chalice and builds upon the special prayer initiative that took place in our Parishes in Advent. What's new about this Parish ministry is that it takes place in the comfort of one's own home, which means even the homebound can be involved in it. If you or someone you know would like to become an eVena Intercessor or would like more information about it, please call or e-mail the Parish office or fill out your name and contact information on the sheets provided near the entrance of the church.