The Holy Relics of St Pio of Pietrelcina – Padre Pio will be displayed in the La Verna chapel for veneration

from 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Friday, Sep. 23rd and Saturday 24th. From 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Sunday 25th

La Verna 820 Frank Street, Peterborough 705.243.9131

Sunday September 25, 2022
Message From Our Pastor & News

PASTOR’S MESSAGE

Dear Friends, 

            Next week – October 2nd – we will have the annual Life Chain on Lansdowne (between George and Park Street). We will first gather at Sacred Heart Parking Lot at 1:45PM and then proceed to Lansdowne. As some of you may know, the Life Chain is a ProLife event that reminds others and ourselves of the great beauty and dignity of life.

            The issue of abortion and our Christian obligation to defend life is not a recent issue. It has been an issue since the early Church. As Saint Barnabas tells us in one of his writings, “Love your neighbor more than your own Life. Do not kill an unborn child through abortion, nor destroy it after death.” These words echo in our times today.

            After Cain murders his brother (Abel), God questions him what happened to which Cain responds, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” Yes, Cain you are your brother’s keeper, and we too are also our brother keeper – through prayer and a witness to the truth.

Sin is not merely and individual offense towards God, but it is also a public scandal. Murder started with one (Cain murdered Abel) – now there are over 400,000 homicides a year. Similarly, abortion started with one an know there are approximately 125,000 abortions globally per day (just under a 1/3 of the number of homicides per year).

            Therefore, I encourage you to take the time out next Sunday to pray and support Life. As Saint John Paul the Second says, “To all the members of the Church, the people of life and for life, I make this most urgent appeal, that together we may offer this world of ours new signs of hope.” (Evangelium Vitae, 6). If you can not join us, please accompany us through prayer at 2PM while we are out there. Pray that “Souls may be touched by Light of God to see the dignity of Life from conception to natural death.”

 Together in Prayer

WEEKLY NEWS

The Holy Relics of St Pio of Pietrelcina-Padre Pio

The Relics will be displayed in the La Verna chapel for veneration from 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Friday, Sep. 23rd and Saturday 24th. From 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Sunday 25th La Verna 820 Frank Street, Peterborough 705.243.9131

RCIA

The orientation for RCIA will be on Wed Sep. 28th at 6PM at Sacred Heart Church. We will gather in the Church Basement (entrance is through the front doors, down stairs). If you can not attend the orientation but would like to attend the RCIA classes, please contact Sr. Inmaculada or Fr. Alex Salazar.

Life Chain:

Sunday, October 2, 2022 beginning from Sacred Heart Church, 208 Romaine St.  Pick up signs at 1:45pm and proceed to Lansdowne between George and Park Streets.  A prayer service will follow at the church along with a blessing of the cross at the Pro-Life Monument.  Shuttle available if needed.  For info call 705-292-7056.

Rosary Coast To Coast Sunday, Oct 9, 2022

Time: 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Looking for a way to celebrate Thanksgiving?  This year, Rosary Coast to Coast will be held on Sunday, October 9.  Pray the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy, the holy rosary and consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary!  Gather the children of the world to pray together through the recitation of the rosary, ideally in the presence of our Eucharistic Jesus in our churches.  If not possible, pray at home with your families and prayer groups!

CONTACT: Angie Carboni PHONE: 416-871-3908

EMAIL: marsha.c@stbernadettesfrc.org

Catechism Classes

The Catechism program will start soon. For more information about Baptism, First Communion and Confirmations please contact Sr. Inmaculada at stjohnandsacredheart@gmail.com

Young Adult Group at Sacred Heart

Every 2nd, 4th and 5th Friday of the Month. Please join us at 6PM for 30 minutes of adoration followed by dinner in the Hall, talk and games.

We would like a choir – Talent needed 

Do you enjoy singing? Or you play the piano or the organ? We are looking for help to sing and play at our weekends Masses at both St. John and Sacred Heart Parishes. If you enjoy these activities and would like to help please contact Sr. Krolowa at 705 745 7631 or office@stjohnpeterborough.ca

Friday Adoration at Sacred Heart

Every Friday there is adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at Sacred Heart in reparation for the offences made to the Sacred Heart of Jesus from 1:30 to 6:30PM and confessions from 5:00 to 6:30PM.

Altar Boy Group at Sacred Heart 

1st & 3rd Fridays of the Month, 6:15 – 8:30 PM.