ST PETER’S MASSES
Please contact St. Peter’s at 250 753-3570.
MESSAGE FROM FR. JOZEF KOBOS
Recently I have recognized that some of our parishioners who have passed away are not receiving a catholic funeral, this appears to be due to the fact that the family members are unaware of its necessity.
Your body is a temple of God as we receive Jesus in holy communion, in baptism we are welcomed to the church and towards the end of life I encourage people to receive the last rite sacraments.
Parents, put in your Will clearly that you want to have a funeral in the church after you die, because many children today cannot understand why you want it and after you are gone it is too late, there will be no funeral in the church for you. It is my duty as a Pastor of this church to remind you and encourage you to make your funeral plans known.
God bless you all.
Please note that envelope numbers may be reassigned in a new year so it is advisable to write your name on the first envelope used in a new year, and to only use envelopes in the year printed on them.
This also applies to Society of Saint Vincent de Paul envelopes.
If using another churches envelope, but intending the donation for Trinity,
please cross out the envelope number
and write your name, address, and phone number
on the envelope.
Thank you for your help with this!
Spam which appears to be from a credible source within our community is starting to filer its way into our community.
Before responding please check the email address it has been sent from.
If being asked for money please know that the church would never send a personal email requesting help in purchasing gift cards etc.
Always follow up with a phone call to the person
it appears the email is from for confirmation.
You could block the email address but that doesn’t stop them from creating another account and trying again in the future.
You can also report a Gmail user who has sent messages that are spam through the following link https://support.google.com/mail/contact/abuse?hl+en.
I believe that the members receiving these emails have had their email addresses posted in our weekly inserts which are available to view through our website. I am immediately deleting all inserts from the website and moving forward email addresses will not be posted within the inserts.
The Victoria hospital currently has no onsite Spiritual Care employee, and
there is no notification at this time of Catholic patients to the Catholic Hospital Chaplain (Fr. Thomas).
This means that if you know of someone in the hospital who would like to receive Holy Communion or even a prayerful visit, it is imperative that you let your parish office know. They will then contact Father Thomas, the Catholic Hospital Chaplain for visits and he will further communicate to the outreach Eucharistic volunteers.
We would like to make sure patients don't miss
the opportunity of Holy Communion at a time when they may need it the most.
Are you aware we have some wonderful reading materials,
both for adults and children,
for you to borrow,
they are located in room 214.
If you are involved in Parish Ministries there are a wide variety of
resources available for you located in the back office, room #203.
Please remember to sign out and bring back.
SATURDAY MASS: BACK ROW RESERVED
for congregation members who are unable to physically make it to the altar for communion.
Eucharistic Ministers will bring communion to people in the back row,
which will be reserved for those who find it difficult to stand and wait in line.
For those of you who are able bodied, please refrain from sitting in the reserved row.
Thank you for your cooperation.
HAVING DIFFICULTY HEARING MASS?
If you are finding it hard to hear during the weekend Masses in the Sanctuary
try sitting in the middle row, in the middle of the sanctuary.
Depending on the type of hearing aid you have this could improve the sound quality for you.