Welcome to St. Peter’s Parish, a Roman Catholic community in the Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall. We, the St. Peter’s Community, are committed to joyfully celebrating and deepening our faith in the Liturgy, nourished by the Word of God and by the Holy Eucharist.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – September 30

September 30th is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. It is also Orange Shirt Day which seeks to remember the children and families who died while in the school system or who were negatively affected by the Residential School System. On September 30th, parishes are invited to pray for the intentions of the Indigenous Peoples, those affected by the Residential School System and for healing and reconciliation.

Statement of Apology by the Catholic Bishops of Canada to the Indigenous Peoples of This Land – September 24, 2021

Canadian Bishops Announce $30M National Financial Pledge to Support Healing and Reconciliation Initiatives – September 27, 2021

Indigenous relations, Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall

Welcome Fr. Allan!

A photo of Fr. Allan MacDonald, CC

St. Peter’s Parish is happy to welcome Fr. Allan MacDonald, CC, as our new pastor!  We look forward to meeting you and keep you in our prayers.  Fr. Allan will be with us until Friday, December 31, 2021.

To learn more about Fr. Allan, visit the Pastor page.  You can also visit him on YouTube and join in on his weekly Sunday homilies series, Sipping on the Sabbath.

Welcome! Current COVID-19-related directives (July 2021)

We are very happy to welcome parishioners back to the church! Check out the schedule for mass times. We can welcome parishioners up to 50% of the church’s capacity. There are 110 spots available at each mass (each spot holds up to three people from the same household).

*New – Attendance at mass is on a first come, first seated, basis. Doors open 45 minutes before mass time, and parishioners must sign in on arrival. Pre-registration is not required.

Please review the COVID-19 measures which MUST be followed when attending mass.

For funerals, marriages, and parish receptions, a maximum of 25 attendees are permitted. Please contact the parish for further details or to discuss your particular situation.

The parish office is open for meetings by appointment only. Please contact the parish should you wish to make an appointment.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Pope’s monthly intentions – September

An Environmentally Sustainable Lifestyle
We pray that we all will make courageous choices for a simple and environmentally sustainable lifestyle, rejoicing in our young people who are resolutely committed to this.

Pastoral appointments 2021

Fr. Emeka has been appointed Pastor of St. John the Apostle Parish in Nepean effective Monday, August 2, 2021.  We would like to thank Fr. Emeka who has been pastor at St. Peter’s Parish since 2014, and wish him all the best as he begins in his new role.

St. Peter’s Parish welcomes Fr. Allan MacDonald as Interim Parochial Administrator, effective from Monday, August 2, 2021 to Friday, December 31, 2021, and Fr. Jeremiah Arguelles as Parochial Administrator, effective Saturday, January 1, 2022. We are looking forward to meeting you!

Let’s keep Fr. Emeka, Fr. Allan, and Fr. Jeremiah in our prayers during this time of transition.

Construction on Heatherington Road

Heatherington Road is under construction for improvements and enhancements until the Fall.  Please follow all road signs and guidelines when coming to the parish.  For more information, see the Notice to residents, or visit ottawa.ca/heatheringtonroad.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Virtual mass

We have paused live-streaming and recording masses so the crew may enjoy a vacation.  Past recordings are available on the Virtual mass page. Thank you for your understanding.

Donate to the parish

St. Peter’s parish appreciates donations to help with church operations and maintenance, and to assist in achieving its mission of promoting the love and compassion that Jesus Christ showed to all people.  Visit Donate to learn more.

Cancellation of sacraments

Notice to parents of children scheduled for First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation:

We sadly have to advise of the postponement of the Sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation, scheduled this Spring.  We will advise once new dates are scheduled, and you may check the parish website for any updates.