“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!

A Parish Home

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

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Welcome, parishioners and visitors, Catholics and non-Catholics. This web site introduces our services and the thought behind them, offers useful prayers and contact info, describes some charitable opportunities here, and gives parish news.

The typefaces can be made bigger or smaller using the control above to the right. If you come across any religious terms you don’t know,  a link to a dictionary of Catholic and Bible terms is available at the bottom of each page. If you seek sacraments, please see the icons in the menu (above) symbolizing baptism, reconciliation, confirmation, the Eucharist, holy orders, matrimony, and anointing.

Our church is wheelchair accessible. Although COVID restrictions prevent children’s liturgy at this time, we invite children to keep coming. All of us are called to be nourished at God’s table.

Children and youth: Our art classes for ages 8-18 are currently being done by Zoom video software, but will be in person in the church again when possible.

To see what other activities there are for children and youth within our Archdiocese, click here.

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Except during COVID time (we have had to remove unwashable items that more than one person might touch), we put out “Celebrating Children at St. Peter Parish” / “Pew Art” cards in the pews. One side has tips for parents and reminders to others to be welcoming, starting with “Relax! God put the wiggle in children…” The other side is for parents and children optionally to draw or write on, ideally as an aid to help the children learn God’s love, come to understand the Mass, and focus on prayers. You are welcome to print these from home and bring them to use if you wish. Click here for the PDF file (3 double sided cards per sheet). Thank you, parents, for joining us with your children!

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 Bulletin and Other News

Please also see the June bulletin insert for the Archdiocese of Regina statement, by Archbishop Don Bolen on the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation Residential School Grave Site Near Kamloops, and for upcoming priest moves. The Archdiocese of Regina also has an active Facebook page that notifies of, and facilitates discussion of, current events included or not included in the bulletin section of their webpage.

Please also see the June bulletin insert for the Archdiocese of Regina statement, by Archbishop Don Bolen on the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation Residential School Grave Site Near Kamloops, and for upcoming priest moves. The Archdiocese of Regina also has an active Facebook page that notifies of, and facilitates discussion of, current events included or not included in the bulletin section of their webpage.

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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 inside our January bulletin (click here).

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.

To Grow in Holiness

Weekend Masses: Come to a Saturday evening or Sunday morning Mass only at the time given to you by our attendance 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.

Regular 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 unless it’s a special occasion. Note, there are no weekday Masses here Apr. 13-16.

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 are checking everyone for COVID-19 symptoms at the door. By prudent order of the Sask. Health Authority, social distancing and wearing protective masks are required.

What is the Mass? And why is it great and necessary? Good questions, certainly. Two short 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.

If you would like to read along, the readings, Psalm, and Gospel of the day are available for free at Universalis.

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.

June is Aboriginal History Month. Especially in light of the recent discovery of the unmarked graves at the residential school near Kamloops, which reopens such painful wounds for so many, let us listen, learn, share grief, befriend, and show support to survivors however we can.

Our Archdiocese has posted a very touching poem, “Angels: 215 >, 1820 – 1979 ‘The Past is Always Our Present'” by Louise Bernice Halfe.

For those who are suffering intensely, please click here for some phone support numbers. Please know that you are in our prayers and in our hearts.

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

(See more in the Serving Together section.)

In the Regina Area

Our Archdiocese recommends (click on the graphic for details):

Also in our Archdiocese: Emmaus Family Support

The following is from the “About” section of their webpage, emmaussupport.wordpress.com:

Welcome to Emmaus Family Support. My name is Eric Gurash, a Permanent Deacon in the Roman Catholic Church.

Our is a Christian peer-led support for mental health caregivers. We are a gathering of individuals who are the primary caregivers of a family member or loved one experiencing mental health challenges.

Several years ago one of our children was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. It quickly became clear to my wife and I that, when it came to support for ourselves, as primary caregivers of a loved one with serious mental health challenges, there was very little on offer.

As we began speaking with others about our own experiences as caregivers, it became apparent that we were not alone. In sharing about our experiences, we are regularly approached by others feel the need for ongoing peer support.

The name “Emmaus Family Support” underscores the collaborative, mutually supportive nature of our ministry. It also acknowledges the often surprising presence of Christ whom we have discovered suddenly travelling at our side.

This site has been developed as a means of communicating resources and support materials for caregivers of family members and friends experiencing mental health difficulties and challenges. It is meant to be a place where faith, and the strength of our collective lived experiences can provide solace, compassion, and above-all, hope to others who find themselves in similar circumstances.

What is Peer Support?

Peer support involves the coming together of individuals with lived experience of, in our case, mental health challenges within the family. Peer support focuses on shared learning, building resiliency, walking together, and moving forward towards a healthier life for ourselves and those whom we care for.

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

Informed by St. Peter’s Successors

Excerpts from Pope Francis Homily for Corpus Christi, June 6, 2021

The second image from the Gospel [passage for this day, Mark 14:12-16, 22-26] is that of the Upper Room (cf. v. 15). This room where Jesus and his disciples would celebrate the Passover meal was located in the house of someone who offered them hospitality. Father Primo Mazzolari said of that person: “Here is a nameless man, the owner of a house, who lent Jesus his finest room… He gave Jesus the best he had, because everything surrounding the great sacrament should be great: a great room and a great heart, great words and great deeds” (La Pasqua, La Locusta 1964, 46-48).

A large room for a tiny piece of Bread. God makes himself tiny, like a morsel of bread. That is precisely why we need a great heart to be able to recognize, adore and receive him. God’s presence is so humble, hidden and often unseen that, in order to recognize his presence, we need a heart that is ready, alert and welcoming.

But if our heart, rather than [being like] a large room, is more like a closet where we wistfully keep things from the past, or an attic where we long ago stored our dreams and enthusiasm, or a dreary chamber filled only with us, our problems and our disappointments, then it will be impossible to recognize God’s silent and unassuming presence. We need a large room. We need to enlarge our hearts. We need to break out of our tiny self-enclosed space and enter the large room, the vast expanse of wonder and adoration. That is what we really need! It is what is missing in the many movements we create to meet and reflect together on our pastoral outreach. But if wonder and adoration are lacking, there is no road that leads to the Lord…Adoration: that is the attitude we need in the presence of the Eucharist.

The Church too must be a large room. Not a small and closed circle, but a community with arms wide open, welcoming to all. Let us ask ourselves this question: when someone approaches who is hurting, who has made a mistake, who has gone astray in life, is the Church, this Church, a room large enough to welcome this person and lead him or her to the joy of an encounter with Christ?

Let us not forget that the Eucharist is meant to nourish those who are weary and hungry along the way. A Church of the pure and perfect is a room with no place for anyone. On the other hand, a Church with open doors, that gathers and celebrates around Christ, is a large room where everyone – everyone, the righteous and sinners – can enter.

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A common theme in Pope Francis’ teaching concerns a major historical development in our time, the plight of countless refugees. In his 2020 encyclical, On Fraternity and Social Friendship, he writes:

Every war leaves our world worse than it was before. War is a failure of politics and of humanity, a shameful capitulation, a stinging defeat before the forces of evil. Let us not remain mired in theoretical discussions, but touch the wounded flesh of the victims. Let us look once more at all those civilians whose killing was considered “collateral damage”. Let us ask the victims themselves. Let us think of the refugees and displaced, those who suffered the effects of atomic radiation or chemical attacks, the mothers who lost their children, and the boys and girls maimed or deprived of their childhood. Let us hear the true stories of these victims of violence, look at reality through their eyes, and listen with an open heart to the stories they tell.

Fratelli Tutti, 261, from the Vatican website.

On this topic, our parish has been asked to put out the word for a Syrian family that needs help. Another church in Regina has verified to us the validity of this fundraiser, which is being done through GoFundMe, which in turn guarantees that donations go to the right person(s).

“Nadem Rajab and his son were killed when their home was bombed in Syria. His wife, Souaad Mahli, and seven of their children survived and they are now refugees living a very difficult life in Lebanon. We are raising money to sponsor Souaad and her family to give them a new life in Canada. This family has suffered immeasurable loss. Bombs and gunfire have taken brothers, sisters, children and parents. While Souaad and her family have escaped the ravages of war in Syria, their situation in Lebanon is far from perfect. Syrian refugees are treated badly in Lebanon, and life is very hard. Many Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon are being burned…” For more information or to donate, please go to gofund.me/3751a25b.

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…

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

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

Now that you have purified your souls by your obedience to the truth…, 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 1:22, 3:8, 4:13

Thank you for visiting. May God bless you.