Regular Masses

  • Wed & Friday 9 am, Exposition 8 am
  • Quiet Time: Tue 4 pm
  • Sunday 9am

Christmas

Christmas concert

  • Christmas Eve 7 pm
  • Christmas Day 9 am
  • New Years Day 9am

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Rev. Matthew Chojna  (“Hoy-na”)
Box 7  139 Renfrew St.
Pakenham, ON K0A 2X0
Office: (613) 256-3441

Welcome to St. Peter Celestine Church

St. Peter Celestine Church in Pakenham
 is widely known among connoisseurs of heritage architecture
 for its fine building and in particular for its superb original interior decor,
 which survives intact from over a century ago, professionally restored in 1992.

It is one of only 3 Canadian churches known to retain
 Classic Italianate decoration in trompe l’oeil and faux marbré technique.
 A striking feature of the nave is the original pulpit,
 built in the form of a huge chalice heavily ornamented.

One of the 3 most  beautiful churches  in the Archdiocese of Ottawa!

3rd Sunday of Advent

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Advent. For many people, the word just means "shopping; traffic; a lot of work." But that's not the real Advent, the Advent given to us by the Church.

Advent is the liturgical season that prepares us for both the celebration of the Incarnation at Christmas and for Christ's Second Coming. As the New Catholic Encyclopedia explains, during Advent, the faithful are asked "to prepare themselves worthily to celebrate the anniversary of the Lord s coming into the world as the incarnate God of love; thus to make their souls fitting abodes for the Redeemer coming in Holy Communion and through grace; and thereby to make themselves ready for His final coming as judge, at death and at the end of the world."

Advent, then, is the time for us to reflect on the mysteries we will joyfully celebrate at Christmas: the Savior's humble birth, His glorious return, and his continual presence among us through the Church and the Sacraments, especially the Holy Eucharist.

This Advent, cut back on some of the shopping and secular whirlwind. Ask yourself, "How can we best prepare for Jesus' coming? What are some customs and practices that can help us live the spirit of Advent and prepare our souls so our celebration of Christmas is truly joyful and Christ-centered?"

Bible Timeline

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The Bible Timeline study program takes you on a guided journey through salvation history. Presenter Jeff Cavins will show you how fourteen of the Bible’s narrative books tell the biblical story from beginning to end and give you the keys to understanding the amazing story woven throughout Scripture.

In this revolutionary approach to Bible study, The Bible Timeline divides the Bible into twelve color-coded time periods that make it easier to follow its narrative thread. Using a unique color-coded chart, you will learn the major people, places, and events of the Bible and discover how they all come together to reveal the remarkable story of our faith.

Through its 24 sessions, The Bible Timeline will teach you how to read and understand the Bible and introduce you to the wonderful narrative of the Bible in a way that will transform your life.

 

Dates - Times - Location

All classes are on Monday evenings from 7 - 9 pm.

Session1: Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb 3 & 10, 2020.
Session 2: March 2, 9, 16, 30, & April 6, 2020.
Sessions 1 & 2 to be held in Learning Commons of St. Michael's School, Corkery.

Session3: May 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2020.
Session 4: Sept 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 19 & 26, 2020.
Sessions 3 & 4 to be held in the Chapel of St. Peter Celestine Church, Pakenham.

Cost - Registration
Study guide set: $60

Please register no later than Dec 15, 2019 to secure this cost - any registration after Dec 15, 2019 will likely cost more due to express shipping

For more information: Please register w/Shannon McGruer
shannonmcgruer@gmail.com
tel: 613-623-9289

 

 

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