Annual Mass of Chrism at the Cathedral

chrismmass2014Priests from around the Diocese gather with the faithful on April 14 at the Cathedral Church of St. Peter-in-Chains for the annual Chrism Mass. During the Mass, our Apostolic Administrator, Bishop Nicola De Angelis will consecrate the holy chrism and bless the oil for catechumens and the oil of the sick. The priests present also renew their commitment to priestly service.  All are welcome!

Date
Monday, April 14th

Time
7.00PM

Location
Cathedral Church of St. Peter-in-Chains
Hunter Street between Reid & Rubidge, Downtown Peterborough

Pope accepts Bishop’s retirement and appoints successor.

Diocesan CrestHis Holiness Pope Francis today accepted the resignation of the Most Reverend Nicola De Angelis, C.F.I.C., as Bishop of Peterborough, and named as his successor the Most Reverend William Terrence McGrattan. At the time of his appointment, the Bishop-elect was Auxiliary Bishop of Toronto. Bishop De Angelis has been responsible for the Diocese of Peterborough for the past 12 years. He had offered his resignation to the Holy Father when reaching the age of 75, as required by the Code of Canon Law. At the same time as announcing he had accepted the resignation of Bishop De Angelis, the Holy Father also announced that he appointed him Apostolic Administrator of Peterborough until the new Bishop takes canonical possession of the Diocese.   Read the release here.

Ordination of John Perdue

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On Sunday, April 28, 2013, His Excellency, The Most Reverend Nicola De Angelis, Bishop of Peterborough, will preside at the Ordination Ceremony of John Joseph Perdue to the Transitional Diaconate at St. Joseph’s Parish (Douro) at 10:00 a.m.

All are welcome!

 

Death of Fr. Henry Adoptante

EPV0113It is with sadness that the Diocese of Peterborough announces that our brother and fellow priest, Father Henry Adoptante, passed on from this life on April 2, 2013, at the age of 58.

Father Adoptante had been battling cancer for a number of years and had a liver transplant 8 years ago.  Most recently, Father Adoptante was serving St. Joseph’s Parish in Bracebridge where he retired in October 2012 to his native Philippines due to health.

Clergy and the faithful may attend two memorial Masses in the Diocese on April 15, 2013 at 10:30AM at St. Joseph’s in Bracebridge and April 16, 2013 at 7:30PM at St. Anne’s in Peterborough.  A Mass of Christian Burial has already taken place on April 8, 2013 in the Philippines.

Chrism Mass at the Cathedral

chrism-massOn Monday, March 25, the Diocese of Peterborough will celebrate the annual Chrism Mass. Each year at the Chrism Mass, the priests of the diocese renew their priestly promises and the Holy Oils (the Oil of Catechumens, the Oil of the Sick, and the Sacred Chrism) are blessed / consecrated and then distributed to the parishes of the diocese for the celebration of the Sacraments in the coming year.

In addition to the priests, deacons, and religious who serve in the Diocese of Peterborough, the laity are also invited and encouraged to participate in this annual diocesan celebration. Please encourage attendance especially of those who will be receiving or have recently received the Holy Oils. This would include those in the R.C.I.A., those preparing for Confirmation, those who have been ill and were anointed, and those who minister to any of these groups.

Date
Monday, March 25th

Time
7.00PM

Location
Cathedral Church of St. Peter-in-Chains
Hunter Street between Reid & Rubidge
Downtown Peterborough