St. Peter’s Family Newest Addition!
The St. Peter’s Family welcomes its newest addition! Mervin Baby and Snoby Mervin became proud parents of Hayden Mervin – born April 16th 2014. We share in the happiness of the new parents, Mervin and Snoby on this joyous occasion and pray for them.
Retreat and Passion Week Schedule
This Saturday April 12th we will be having our prayer retreat at our church and the schedule is as follows:
10:00am to 12:00pm – Rev. Fr. Abey Mathew
12:00pm to 1:00pm – Confession
2:00pm to 3:30pm – Jolly John
3:30pm to 4:00pm – Dr. Shibu Chemmanam
Next week is passion week so here are the important dates as well as service times that you should keep in mind,
Passion Week Schedule:
Sunday April 13th ( Hosanna ) – Morning Prayer starts at 9:15am, Qurbana starts at 10:00am
Wednesday April 16th ( Passover) – Starts at 6:00pm
Friday April 18th ( Good Friday ) – Starts at 9:00am
Saturday April 19th ( Easter ) – Evening Prayer starts at 5:30pm
Youth Food Drive and Pesaha Appam Recipe
The youth have started a food drive so please bring cans of non-perishable food items to church with you before the Easter service on Saturday. If you can’t find time to get some cans then that’s okay, you can also donate $10 to the cause. Just bring $10 with you and give it to our treasurer, Joseph Punnasseril.
Also, there is a new section that was recently added to our website known as St. Peter’s Family Kitchen! With Passover just around the corner Ammai has offered us the recipe that we use for the Pesaha Appam. How much do you know about the Pesaha Appam? You can view the St. Peter’s recipe for the Pesaha Appam as well as a brief history on our website or by clicking here.
New Patriarch of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church Elected
The Universal Synod of the Syriac Orthodox Church met at St. Jacob’s Monastery, Atchaneh, Lebanon on Monday, March 31, 2014 to elect a new Patriarch. The Universal Synod elected Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim, archbishop of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch for the Eastern United States of America, as the 123rd Patriarch of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church. On consecration, the 123rd Patriarch will be known as Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Karim. Please pray for the new Patriarch elect.
You can find out more information about our new Patriarch by clicking here.
Eternal Rest – His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas
“With submission to the will of the Lord and with great sadness we announce the passing into eternal life of our Holy Father, His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, The Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church. His Holiness passed away after suffering a massive heart attack while in Germany for treatment. May God rest him in peace and may his memory be eternal!” – www.malankara.com
Please keep His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas in your prayers as we all mourn this tragic loss.
Youth Meeting Saturday March 15th
St. Peter’s Youth is organizing our first meeting of this year and it will be held on Saturday March 15th at Mr. and Mrs. Benoy Varghese residence from 10:30am to 4:30pm. The theme for the meeting is “His Grace is Sufficient” from:
2 Corinthians 12:9 “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”
This coming Sunday is (M’shariyo), the Sunday of the Paralytic. We will be discussing on this topic to understand the meaning of this and how it relates to our theme, “His Grace is Sufficient”.
The youth meeting will officially end at 4:30pm. However, this year, as some of the youth have taken the initiative to lead some songs during our Passion Week services, we have decided to practice those songs from 4:30pm to 6:00pm. It would be great if all Youth members can attend this practice session.
Mr. Benoy Varghese’s Home Phone Number is 905-230-4150 for address and directions. We hope to see all of our Youth Members there!
Prayer For The Departed
This Sunday February 23rd 2014, we will be celebrating the Prayer for the Departed, please come early so you can write down the names of whomever you wish to be prayed for by Very Rev. Fr. Jos Thomas Corepiscopa Achen.
” A time to be born,
And a time to die;
A time to plant,
And a time to pluck what is planted” -Ecclesiastes 3:2