A Parish Home

To Grow in Holiness

St. Peter Catholic Church

, 100 Argyle Steet, Regina, SK  S4R 4C3
, is part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Regina. We are in the Coronation Park area, about three or four minutes’ drive west-southwest of Northgate Mall.

The Lord calls each of us: lowly or great, poor or rich, disabled or athletic, uneducated or educated. We love children coming, even if they make noise or distract sometimes. Our building is wheelchair accessible.  This website’s typefaces can be made bigger or smaller using the control to the right. Our site is not only for Catholics or Christians, so for times when religious terms are used, a link to a dictionary of Catholic and Bible terms is available at the bottom of each page.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!

Office: 306-545-4411,
stpete@sasktel.net

The office is usually open MWF 9:30-1:30, and TTh, 2:00-6:00 (but closed Dec. 24-Jan. 4). For COVID-19 safety, we want to ensure not too many come at once; please make an appointment and wear a mask.

Map of St. Peter Parish, Regina

For calls about confession, anointing, dying, or death please phone 306-807-0960 between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Hospital chaplains’ numbers, and prayers and reflections, can be found in our section, “Preparing for Eternity.”

Our current bulletin is here in PDF format. The next bulletin will come out January 9/10.

Registrations for 1st Communion, 1st Reconciliation, and Confirmation are due on Jan. 25, 2021. Parents of children in our parish/area are invited to fill out the form below (left), include the child’s baptism certificate (if baptised outside our parish), and bring these into the Parish Office during office hours (see above) or put them in the collection basket. If the family hasn’t filled out the parish registration form before (below right), please include that also.

Sacramental Registration form

Parish Registration form

St. Peter’s Seniors’ Society and CWL membership dues payments for 2021 can be brought in or mailed to the parish office.

The Knights of Columbus of our parish would like to thank you, our parishioners. Ten years ago, we started collecting winter clothing. At first, we collected for schools alone, St. Luke, St. Peter, St. Timothy and some schools outside our area. Then you were so generous – we also received adult clothing which we gave to Marian Centre, Carmichael Outreach and some other locations. All who received were so thankful!…we have collected over 2,000 cubic feet of clothing…For ten years, our parish has made so many people so very happy for Christmas! Thank you so very much! God bless!

From the Canadian Coalition for Healthcare and Conscience:

  • [I]t is now legal for patients to request physician-assisted suicide in Canada…Please write to Saskatchewan legislators using the letter [at the website] to encourage them to create legislation that ensures that doctors, nurses and pharmacists have their conscience rights protected.
  • The Federal government has tabled new legislation for euthanasia in 2020. They plan to remove the “reasonably forseeable death” criteria. Disability activists are speaking out fiercely against this change because that criteria protects persons with disabilities from euthanasia. Click the link below to tell your MP that you want them to vote to protect the vulnerable.
    www.canadiansforconscience.ca/federal_government

For more current events, see the Regina Archdiocese Events Calendar.

Donations to our parish: At our parish we receive holiness through baptism, we are brought to repent of deadly sins and receive forgiveness, we are strengthened and delighted with spiritual food, we find the most beautiful ways to make great positive differences together in the world, and we are readied for eternal life. It is the Lord working through the Church, but it costs us significantly to do our part. Your financial contributions help make this possible. Donations can be made to us by cash or cheque (mailed or brought in), or by other means such as credit card, direct debit, or e-transfer.

Some Prayerful, Charitable, and Social Groups at St. Peter Parish

(See more groups, etc., in the Serving Together section.)

St. Peter's CWL

St. Peter's El Shaddai

St. Peter's Knights of Columbus

St. Peter Parish and its groups gladly and actively support a number of local charities and our nearby Catholic Schools.

😒  ☏  😃

During this difficult pandemic, If you need someone to talk to or pray with, or someone to pick up groceries, please e-mail outreach@archregina.sk.ca or call 306-541-3086, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday.

For other emergency aid: Food support, 306-777-7000. Food, shelter, etc., 1-866-221-5200. Mobile crisis, 306-757-0127. See the City of Regina’s Community Partners website for bagged lunches info and more. For workers and businesses, useful information is at the Saskatchewan.ca website. If you’re not sure who else to call, please phone or text 211, or start a web chat at sk.211.ca (service available 24/7).

For more details on financial help, food, and other disaster relief, please see the section on that in our January bulletin.

Although we help a number of local charities in a number of ways, we cannot give out church money to people.

Therefore, prepare your minds for action; discipline yourselves; set all your hope on the grace that Jesus Christ will bring you when He is revealed… Now that you have purified your souls by your obedience to the truth so that you have genuine mutual love, love one another deeply from the heart…

Finally, all of you, have unity of spirit, sympathy, love for one another, a tender heart, and a humble mind…

[R]ejoice insofar as you are sharing Christ’s sufferings, so that you may also be glad and shout for joy when His glory is revealed.

1 Peter 1:13,22, 3:8, 4:13

We wish everyone safety on the roads and sidewalks,
peace, and good health.

May God bless you.

Weekend Masses: Come to a Saturday evening or Sunday morning Mass only at the time given to you by our organizers. We temporarily aren’t advertising these times, in order to prevent walk-ins that would exceed the allowed number of people present. To request to attend, please email speteryqr@gmail.com, indicating which day and how many from your household, or leave this information in a voicemail at 306-545-4411. The request should be made early in the week, because the lists are usually finalized mid-week.

Weekday Masses: Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m., and Wednesdays to Fridays at 9:00 a.m. One does not need to send a request to attend on a weekday. Note, there will be no regular weekday Masses here Dec. 28-31.

What is the Mass? And why is it great and necessary? Two introductory videos can be found here and here. The topic is further explored in “Why Catholic? Why Church?” and in resources in the “Always Learning” section of our website.

To ensure that COVID-19 is not spread here, those with possible symptoms, such as fever or chills, loss of taste or smell, new cough, or sickly feelings, and those who were in contact with someone with COVID-19 or outside the country within the last 14 days, may not enter our building. Then, social distancing between households, and wearing protective face masks are required.

Online Masses and other videos from our Archdiocese  are available at its YouTube channel. The following video is Archbishop Don’s Oct. 30 message. If you prefer a quick read, an abridged version follows.

Archbishop Don's Christmas message

Archbishop Don’s Christmas Message

(It also well applies to the New Year. Text version abbreviated below.)

Warm greetings in the Christ child. Christmas can be a difficult time of year for people at the best of times, and in this most unusual of years, a covid Christmas brings challenges for all of us. A parishioner in one of our city parishes recently posted that a lot of people seem to be trying to ‘save Christmas’…[but] “it’s Christmas that saves YOU, no matter how you feel, whom you’re with, where you are, or what you have.”

…God comes to us as and where we are. We tend to think of Christian life as a long walk towards God, but the real story that our faith relates is that on this road of human history, God comes to find and meet us – in many ways, but in the Incarnation, does so by embracing the human condition and this earthly life in the most tender and vulnerable way imaginable… The Incarnation points us back to our most fundamental human experience, because it tells us that God meets us precisely there.

…We struggle in so many ways with being human. But as we ponder the angel Gabriel coming to Mary and telling her of God’s extraordinary plan, as we kneel before a creche and look at the Christ child wrapped in swaddling cloths, as we sing our most loved Christmas carols (even if only to ourselves), let us remember this: this human condition that we experience in all its complexity and brokenness is dearly loved by God. And we ourselves, in all the chaos and contradictions of our lives, are loved by a boundless love, a relentless and transforming love, a redeeming love. See it in the sheltering sky, and in the face of the baby Jesus, and in the face of each human being in our lives.

Friends, whatever discouragement you carry within you this Christmas, whatever darkness has beset the lives of your family or loved ones, take courage. God’s plan is bigger and more wondrous than all the obstacles we face today. The Word has taken flesh. Christ is born. Rejoice, and find rest for your souls there.

If you like podcasts, we invite you to check out our Archdiocese’s Thinking Faith episodes.

Pope Francis on the Feast of the Holy Family

(abridged below)

It is good to reflect on the fact that the Son of God wanted to be in need of the warmth of a family, like all children. Precisely for this reason, because it is Jesus’ family, the family of Nazareth is the model family, in which all families of the world can find their sure point of reference and sure inspiration. In Nazareth, the springtime of the human life of the Son of God began to blossom at the moment he was conceived by the work of the Holy Spirit in the virginal womb of Mary. Within the welcoming walls of the House of Nazareth, Jesus’ childhood unfolded in joy, surrounded by the maternal attention of Mary and the care of Joseph, in whom Jesus was able to see God’s tenderness (cf. Apostolic Letter Patris Corde, 2).

In imitation of the Holy Family, we are called to rediscover the educational value of the family unit: it must be founded on the love that always regenerates relationships, opening up horizons of hope. Within the family, one can experience sincere communion when it is a house of prayer, when the affections are serious, profound, pure, when forgiveness prevails over discord, when the daily harshness of life is softened by mutual tenderness and serene adherence to God’s will. In this way, the family opens itself to the joy that God gives to all those who know how to give joyfully. At the same time, it finds the spiritual energy to be open to the outside world, to others, to the service of brothers and sisters, to collaboration in building an ever new and better world; capable, therefore, of becoming a bearer of positive stimuli; the family evangelizes by the example of life.

It is true, in every family there are problems, and at times arguments. “And, Father, I argued…” but we are human, we are weak, and we all quarrel within the family at times. I would like to say something to you: if you quarrel within the family, do not end the day without making peace. “Yes, I quarreled,“ but before the end of the day, make peace. And do you know why? Because cold war, day after day, is extremely dangerous. It does not help. And then, in the family, there are three words, three phrases that must always be held dear: “Please”, “Thank you”, and “I am sorry”.

…As of now, I invite everyone to take part in the initiatives that will be promoted during the Year and that will be coordinated by the Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life. Let us entrust this journey, with families all over the world, to the Holy Family of Nazareth, in particular to Saint Joseph, the devoted spouse, and father.

We wish everyone safety on the roads and sidewalks,
peace, and good health.

May God bless you.

Therefore prepare your minds for action; discipline yourselves; set all your hope on the grace that Jesus Christ will bring you when He is revealed… Now that you have purified your souls by your obedience to the truth so that you have genuine mutual love, love one another deeply from the heart…

Finally, all of you, have unity of spirit, sympathy, love for one another, a tender heart, and a humble mind…

[R]ejoice insofar as you are sharing Christ’s sufferings, so that you may also be glad and shout for joy when His glory is revealed.

1 Peter 1:13,22, 3:8, 4:13

“Therefore, prepare your minds for action; discipline yourselves; set all your hope on the grace that Jesus Christ will bring you when He is revealed…

Now that you have purified your souls by your obedience to the truth…, love one another deeply from the heart.”

1 Peter 1:13,22

“Therefore, prepare your minds for action; discipline yourselves…

Set all your hope on the grace that Jesus Christ will bring…”
-1 Peter 1:13

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Welcome to…

A Parish Home

St. Peter Catholic Church, 100 Argyle Steet, Regina, SK  S4R 4C3 is part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Regina.

The Lord calls each of us: lowly or great, poor or rich, disabled or athletic, uneducated or educated. We love children coming, even if they make noise or distract sometimes. Our building is wheelchair accessible.  This website’s typefaces can be made bigger or smaller using the control to the right. Our site is not only for Catholics or Christians, so for times when religious terms are used, a link to a dictionary of Catholic and Bible terms is available at the bottom of each page.

Office: 306-545-4411, stpete@sasktel.net

Office hours are MWF 9:30-1:30 and TTh 2:00-6:00. To prevent crowding when we’re open, please call ahead.

Mapt of St. Peter Catholic Church, Regina

Our parish is in the Coronation Park district, 3-4 minutes’ drive west-southwest of Northgate Mall.

For calls about confession, anointing, dying, or death, please phone 306-807-0960 between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. For hospital chaplain numbers, please see our  site’s section, “Preparing for Eternity.”

St. Peter Parish and Archdiocese bulletins (also see the Regina Archdiocese Event Calendar):

Registrations for 1st Communion, 1st Reconciliation, and Confirmation are due on Jan. 25, 2021. Parents of children grade 2 and up who haven’t had these yet, in our parish/area, are invited to fill out the form (below left), include the child’s baptism certificate (if baptised outside our parish), and bring these into the Parish Office during office hours (see above) or put in the collection basket. If the family hasn’t filled out the parish registration form (below right) before, please include that also.

Sacramental Registration form

Parish Registration form

St. Peter’s Seniors’ Society and CWL membership dues payments for 2021 can be brought in or mailed to the parish office.

The Knights of Columbus of our parish would like to thank you, our parishioners. Ten years ago, we started collecting winter clothing. At first, we collected for schools alone, St. Luke, St. Peter, St. Timothy and some schools outside our area. Then you were so generous – we also received adult clothing which we gave to Marian Centre, Carmichael Outreach and some other locations. All who received were so thankful!

…We have collected over 2,000 cubic feet of clothing…For ten years, our parish has made so many people so very happy for Christmas! Thank you so very much! God bless!

Some Prayerful / Charitable / Social Groups at St. Peter Catholic Church

(See more in the Serving Together section.)

To Grow in Holiness

Weekend Masses: Come to a Saturday evening or Sunday morning Mass only at the time given to you by our organizers. We temporarily aren’t advertising these times, in order to prevent walk-ins that would exceed the allowed number of people present. To request to attend, please email speteryqr@gmail.com, indicating which day and how many from your household, or leave this information in a voicemail at 306-545-4411. The request should be made early in the week, because the lists are usually finalized mid-week.

 

We are taking every precaution to ensure that COVID-19 is not spread here. Regrettably, those with possible symptoms, such as fever or chills, loss of taste or smell; new cough, sickly feeling or aches and pains; and those who were in contact with someone with COVID-19 or outside the country within the last 14 days, may not come at this time.

To protect you and everyone else who comes, ushers must check everyone for COVID-19 symptoms at the door. By prudent order of the Sask. Health Authority, social distancing and wearing protective masks are required.

Weekday Masses: Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m., and Wednesdays to Fridays at 9:00 a.m. One does not need to send a request to attend on a weekday.

What is the Mass? And why is it great and necessary? Two introductory videos can be found here and here. The topic is further explored in “Why Catholic? Why Church?” and in resources in the “Always Learning” section of our website.

Online Masses and other videos from our Archdiocese  are available at their YouTube channel.

Donations to St. Peter Parish: At our parish we become holy through baptism, we are brought to repent of deadly sins and receive forgiveness, we are strengthened and delighted with spiritual food, we find the most beautiful ways to make great positive differences together in the world, and we are readied for eternal life. It is the Lord working through the Church, but it costs us significantly to do our part. Your financial contributions help make this possible. Donations can be made to us by cash or cheque (mailed or brought in), or by other means such as credit card, direct debit, or e-transfer.

From the Canadian Coalition for Healthcare and Conscience:

  • [I]t is now legal for patients to request physician-assisted suicide in Canada…Please write to Saskatchewan legislators using the letter [at the website] to encourage them to create legislation that ensures that doctors, nurses and pharmacists have their conscience rights protected.
  • The Federal government has tabled new legislation for euthanasia in 2020. They plan to remove the “reasonably forseeable death” criteria. Disability activists are speaking out fiercely against this change because that criteria protects persons with disabilities from euthanasia. Click the link below to tell your MP that you want them to vote to protect the vulnerable.
    www.canadiansforconscience.ca/
    federal_government

In the Regina Area

The video above is Archbishop Don’s Christmas 2020 message, which well applies to the New Year. If you prefer a quick read, an abridged version follows:

Warm greetings in the Christ child. Christmas can be a difficult time of year for people at the best of times, and in this most unusual of years, a covid Christmas brings challenges for all of us. A parishioner in one of our city parishes recently posted that a lot of people seem to be trying to ‘save Christmas’…[but] “it’s Christmas that saves YOU, no matter how you feel, whom you’re with, where you are, or what you have.”

…God comes to us as and where we are. We tend to think of Christian life as a long walk towards God, but the real story that our faith relates is that on this road of human history, God comes to find and meet us – in many ways, but in the Incarnation, does so by embracing the human condition and this earthly life in the most tender and vulnerable way imaginable… The Incarnation points us back to our most fundamental human experience, because it tells us that God meets us precisely there.

…We struggle in so many ways with being human. But as we ponder the angel Gabriel coming to Mary and telling her of God’s extraordinary plan, as we kneel before a creche and look at the Christ child wrapped in swaddling cloths, as we sing our most loved Christmas carols (even if only to ourselves), let us remember this: this human condition that we experience in all its complexity and brokenness is dearly loved by God. And we ourselves, in all the chaos and contradictions of our lives, are loved by a boundless love, a relentless and transforming love, a redeeming love. See it in the sheltering sky, and in the face of the baby Jesus, and in the face of each human being in our lives.

Friends, whatever discouragement you carry within you this Christmas, whatever darkness has beset the lives of your family or loved ones, take courage. God’s plan is bigger and more wondrous than all the obstacles we face today. The Word has taken flesh. Christ is born. Rejoice, and find rest for your souls there.

😒  ☏  😃

We hope and pray that you and yours stay well, safe from COVID-19 and from its painful social and economic side-effects.

If you need someone to talk to or pray with, or someone to pick up groceries, please e-mail outreach@archregina.sk.ca or call 306-541-3086, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday.

For other emergency aid: Food support, 306-777-7000. Food, shelter, etc., 1-866-221-5200. Mobile crisis, 306-757-0127. See the City of Regina’s Community Partners website for bagged lunches info and more. For workers and businesses, useful information is at the Saskatchewan.ca website. If you’re not sure who else to call, please phone or text 211, or start a web chat at sk.211.ca (service available 24/7).

For more on financial help, food, and other disaster relief, please see our January bulletin.

St. Peter Parish gladly and actively supports a number of local charities and our nearby Catholic Schools, but we cannot give out church money to people.

If you like podcasts, we invite you to check out our Archdiocese’s Thinking Faith episodes.

Informed by St. Peter’s Successors

Pope Francis on the Feast of the Holy Family

An abridgement follows:

It is good to reflect on the fact that the Son of God wanted to be in need of the warmth of a family, like all children. Precisely for this reason, because it is Jesus’ family, the family of Nazareth is the model family, in which all families of the world can find their sure point of reference and sure inspiration. In Nazareth, the springtime of the human life of the Son of God began to blossom at the moment he was conceived by the work of the Holy Spirit in the virginal womb of Mary. Within the welcoming walls of the House of Nazareth, Jesus’ childhood unfolded in joy, surrounded by the maternal attention of Mary and the care of Joseph, in whom Jesus was able to see God’s tenderness (cf. Apostolic Letter Patris Corde, 2).

In imitation of the Holy Family, we are called to rediscover the educational value of the family unit: it must be founded on the love that always regenerates relationships, opening up horizons of hope. Within the family, one can experience sincere communion when it is a house of prayer, when the affections are serious, profound, pure, when forgiveness prevails over discord, when the daily harshness of life is softened by mutual tenderness and serene adherence to God’s will. In this way, the family opens itself to the joy that God gives to all those who know how to give joyfully. At the same time, it finds the spiritual energy to be open to the outside world, to others, to the service of brothers and sisters, to collaboration in building an ever new and better world; capable, therefore, of becoming a bearer of positive stimuli; the family evangelizes by the example of life.

It is true, in every family there are problems, and at times arguments. “And, Father, I argued…” but we are human, we are weak, and we all quarrel within the family at times. I would like to say something to you: if you quarrel within the family, do not end the day without making peace. “Yes, I quarreled,“ but before the end of the day, make peace. And do you know why? Because cold war, day after day, is extremely dangerous. It does not help. And then, in the family, there are three words, three phrases that must always be held dear: “Please”, “Thank you”, and “I am sorry”.

…As of now, I invite everyone to take part in the initiatives that will be promoted during the Year and that will be coordinated by the Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life. Let us entrust this journey, with families all over the world, to the Holy Family of Nazareth, in particular to Saint Joseph, the devoted spouse, and father.

The text is taken from a subpage of Zenit.org.

Finally, all of you, have unity of spirit, sympathy, love for one another, a tender heart, and a humble mind…

[R]ejoice insofar as you are sharing Christ’s sufferings, so that you may also be glad and shout for joy when His glory is revealed.

1 Peter 3:8, 4:13

We wish everyone safety on the roads and sidewalks, and continued health.

May God bless you.