must not wait to be perfect before responding to the Lord who call us, but rather open our
hearts to His voice." -
SPPPG Celebrates 15th Anniversary
with pomp & glory
Toronto, Jan 21:
The Sts.Peter and Paul Prayer Group (SPPPG) in Mississauga held its 15th Annual Day
celebrations on Sunday, 21st January 2018. They commenced at 2.00pm with a Thanksgiving Holy Mass,
celebrated by Fr.Edwin Gonsalves, Rector of St.Augustine’s Seminary of
the Archdiocese of Toronto & Fr.Ravi Babu. Fr. Edwin delivered a meaningful homily based on the theme
“Repentance & believing in Gospel!”. The angelic choir conducted by Olympio Fernandes,
consisting of SPPPG members, added solemnity to the occasion.
After the Mass, at 4.30pm, a fellowship program was arranged at
renowned Payal Banquet Hall to celebrate the Annual Day. The servant leader Olympio
Fernandes delivered a welcome address to the full-house gathering.
The presence of special guests of honor Fr.Edwin Gonsalves, Rector - St.Augustine’s Seminary
- Toronto, Fr.Charles, CCRC Chair Mary Cruz & participation of the renowned preacher Hazel D’Souza
who flew in from India for the “Praise Adonai” spiritual event, added glitter to the prayer group
The fun-filled games organized by Sharon & Raisa and number of door prizes made the
anniversary program a memorable one!
Address of gratitude proposed by Ferdy D’Souza to Fr.Edwin, Hazel D’Souza and members
various ministries. He also proposed a vote of thanks to all who contributed to the success of the prayer
group during the past fifteen Glorious years.
The anniversary celebrations ended with a sumptuous and delicious
The whole show was ably compered by Ferdy D’Souza.
Praise Adonai 2017 - Videos
By Maxim D'Mello
Toronto, Jan 01:
‘Praise Adonai’, the 15th Annual spiritual event organized at Michael Power and St.Joseph’s
Secondary School Auditorium in Etobicoke by Sts. Peter and Paul Prayer Group of Mississauga, Canada on
December 31st, was a spiritually awesome success that stirred the spirituality of over 600
faithful of multi-cultural background who attended despite the extreme cold conditions from various parts of
Canada. The main purpose of this event was to spend the last few hours of 2017 in thanksgiving, to usher
into the New Year 2018 in His mighty presence and to CELEBRATE the exuberant joy and presence of God in
their lives. Undoubtedly it was a life changing experience
for all who were present.
theme: "Now you must repent and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped
out".” (Acts 3:19),the evening’s program
triggered off at 6:00 in the evening with the recitation of the Holy Rosary led by Sylvester and Ruby.
This was followed by the melodious and angelic singing of the prayer-group choir. The powerful Praise and
Worship led by the servant leader Olympio Fernandes, Shaun and Denise was soul-elevating and gave the
packed audience a heavenly experience.
Hazel D’Souza, the main speaker for the
evening gave a powerful talk on ‘the Repentance and God’s unconditional Forgiveness based on Prodigal son
& his brother’. Hazel, a renowned preacher from Mumbai, India, flew-in to Canada especially for the
occasion. In her talk she highlighted the importance of Repentance & turning to God. “Warning signs –
Church, Consciousness, Mothers prayers and suffering” she narrated and gave a clarion call to enter the
narrow gate paved with the foot prints of Jesus our Savior. Her spirit-filled talk led the congregation to
repent at the final hours of the year 2017.
This was followed by delicious &
sumptuous dinner catered by ‘Konkan Delite’, Toronto’s renowned Caterers.
Next was ‘Acts 3:19…’ Spiritual Skit
based on Repentance and God’s Forgiveness written and directed by the renowned artiste Olympio Fernandes was
presented by the prayer-group members. Spectators were totally
spell-bound on watching their unmatched performance.
Fr.Sam Samuel, the Director of Divine
Retreat Centre, Toronto led the faithful for repentance that ended-up with the Adoration of Blessed
Holy Mass was celebrated at midnight by
Fr.Joseph Alozie, Fr.Matthias Amuzu, Fr.Sam Samuel, Fr.Ravi Babu,
Fr.Charles and assisted by Deacon Sarfaraz Pinto that was actively
participated by all who attended the event. Fr.Matthias
delivered a meaningful homily focused God’s love, Mother Mary and New Year resolution! The superb Prayer Group Choir truly helped the congregation to
celebrate the first Holy Eucharist in the New Year 2018 with great devotion.
To add more fun there were quiz
questions to the audience based on Holy Scriptures & lots of door prizes.
The program concluded with a Vote of
Thanks by Ferdy D’Souza , one of the Core-Team members of the prayer group.
There was great joy among the audience
who spent their final hours of the year 2017 and the early hours of the New Year 2018 in the presence of the
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SPPPG organizes spirit-filled
17: The Life in the Spirit Seminar (LSS) organized by Sts.Peter and Paul Prayer Group, Mississauga every
Fridays started from October 13, 2017 concluded with great finale with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist
by Fr. Ben St.Croix on December 15, 2017.
This seminar has truly deepened or re-kindled attendees’ personal relationship with
Christ, as their Lord and Saviour. It has made them re-discover the power, which Jesus gave his people
through the Holy Spirit. It has awakened the gift and charisms of the Holy Spirit, so they can experience
the fullness of his grace. The word has become more active now, and they can experience His presence in a
more tangible way, working in them and through them to others. They now feel a part of the community or a
group of Christians (through our sharing @ the LSS), with whom they can share their faith, and also
receive support from others.. It has made them, discover the power of living together in love and peace,
to comfort the afflicted (especially through His living promises in scripture) and to worship God with
new and abundant praise.
The anointed preachers like Fr.Dominic Borg who shared on on ‘God’s love for us’,
Fr.Francis Ching who shared on ‘The Gift of Salvation’, Sr.Audrey Johnson who shared on ‘The Grace of the
Holy Spirit & New Life’, Fr.Matthias Amuza who shared on ‘Preparing to receive the grace of the Holy
Spirit’, Fr.Don Quilao shared on ‘Growing in the Spirit’, Sr.Mary Cruz shared on ‘Forward in the Spirit /
Transformation in Christ’ enlightened every attendees through their anointing
Thanks to all the co-group members who worked on this tirelessly, to make this experience
possible for everyone with God’s grace.
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