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Welcome to St. Peter and the Missions

We are a church community with all kinds of different people

  • Some of us are unsure about faith, but seeking

  • Some of us have had an encounter with God and are unpacking what that means for our lives

  • Some of us are disciples of Christ excited to share how God has transformed our lives.

YET...

  • All of us have our particular gifts and limitations

  • All of us are sinners in need of redemption

NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE AT IN YOUR LIFE, we welcome you to join us on the journey

of faith!

We are one parish uniting four church communities: St. Peter Church in Durham, St. Joseph Church in Markdale, St. John Church in Glenelg, and St. Paul Church in Dornoch. We follow the Way of Jesus Christ as outlined in Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition and passed down through the ages by the Catholic Church. For us, the Saints are our models and who we aspire to be one day.

A FEW THINGS THAT MIGHT BE HELPFUL TO YOU:

  • We would love to get together with you to chat and learn where you are at in your faith and what you are looking for at this time. If you would like to meet with the priest (Father Jeff Oehring) or a parishioner, contact us at stpeterandmissionsdurham@hamiltondiocese.com or 519.986.7445.

  • Get to know us through social media, we are on facebook, Twitter, and Youtube. The links are at the top of the page.

  • Get connected with what's happening through our Bulletin and Calendar tabs.

  • Join us for Holy Mass. The Mass is the highest form of worship in the Catholic Church. We believe that God himself becomes present, dwells among us, and feeds us with the Word and the Holy Eucharist. You are most welcome to join us for the Holy Mass and to participate as much as you are able (when it comes time for Holy Communion, you are welcome to come forward for a prayer of blessing, just indicate this to the priest. In the Catholic Church, Holy Communion is reserved for Catholics in full communion with the teachings of Christ and the Catholic Church.) Ideally, we would appreciate the opportunity to chat with you about what happens at the Holy Mass, offer some direction on how to get the most out of it, and share with you how this prayer has been for us an encounter with the living God, a source of ongoing inspiration, and a challenge to always grow deeper in faith.

  • You can find our churches by going to the homepage and clicking the link "Find/Contact Us."

Jesus said "I have come that they might have life and have it more abundantly." We have had a taste of that "abundant life" and we want more! We welcome you to join us as we look with expectation towards the good things that God will do in our lives.