Welcome

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.

Ash Wednesday and Lent

Ash Wednesday is on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, and marks the start of Lent. A special mass with the distribution of ashes for the parish community will be held 7:00 pm. All parishioners, families and friends are invited – we hope to see you there!

The use of ashes is a survival from an ancient rite according to which converted sinners submitted themselves to canonical penance. It is also the period of final preparations for the Catechumens who will receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist at Easter.

In Lent, the Alleluia and the Gloria are suppressed until Easter. Abstinence from eating meat is to be observed by persons 14 years of age and older. The law of fasting on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday and on the other Fridays of Lent applies to persons between 18 and 60 years of age.

We remember Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

We offer deep condolences on passing of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, and keep him in our prayers.

As noted by 2022-12-31_Archbishop Letter on the passing of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI Archbishop Damphousse in his message, he was “[a] man of God of great spiritual and intellectual depth, he knew how to communicate with clarity, through his writings and messages, the Love of God revealed in his Son Jesus, and the very special place faith and reason play in the human being.”  Read the entire Message from the Archbishop of Ottawa-Cornwall on the passing of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word is back!

Join us at 9:30 am mass every Sunday! Parents are welcome to participate with their young children. We ask that masks be worn at this time. Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Donation enveloppes and 2023 Sunday Missals

Donation envelopes for 2023 are available to be picked up in the church main entrance area. Please note that your envelope number may have changed this year.

2023 Sunday Missals are also available and can be purchased at a cost of $8.00 each. Please contact the parish office.

Bulletin

January 22, 2023 – 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time A

Check the parish bulletins for reflections and prayers, as well as the latest news from St. Peter’s parish.

Sacraments are now being scheduled

We are happy to once again offer the Sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation!  Please contact the parish office if you are interested, or for more information.

Welcome new parishioners!

We are delighted to welcome you into our parish community! If you would like to register with our parish, please complete the Registration Form and email it to us, or leave it at the church office.

Seeking choir members and Eucharist ministers

Now that the COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, we are ready to welcome back Eucharistic Ministers, and are starting up our choir again! Anyone interested in getting involved (for choir: anyone ages 12 and up who loves to sing, no musical experience necessary) can contact the parish office.

Donate to the parish

We appreciate donations to help with church operations and maintenance, and to assist in achieving our mission of promoting the love and compassion that Jesus Christ showed to all people. Visit Donate to learn more. Thank you for your support in keeping our church operating and beautiful!

Welcome! Current COVID-19-related directives (March 2022)

We are very happy to welcome parishioners back to the church! Check out the schedule for mass times.  There are 350 spots available at each mass (each spot holds up to three people from the same household).

Attendance at mass is on a first come, first seated, basis. Doors open 45 minutes before mass time.  Pre-registration is not required, and parishioners no longer need to sign in on arrival to mass.

The wearing of a face mask covering mouth, nose and chin is optional.

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

For funerals and weddings, please contact the parish for further details or to discuss your particular situation.

The parish office is open by appointment only.  Please contact the parish.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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The Holy Father’s monthly prayer intentions

January – For educators
 We pray that educators may be credible witnesses, teaching fraternity rather than competition and helping the youngest and most vulnerable above all.