Diocese of London Updates

Please see below for all the latest information from the Diocese of London – we will regularly update this page with the most up to date information from the Bishop and around the Diocese.

Housekeeping and Laundry Aide Needed

St. Peter’s Seminary offers full-time employment to perform all laundry and ironing duties for all resident priests weekly and other general laundry duties concerning institutional linens.  Also, to provide weekly general housekeeping duties for resident priests.

Other duties include laundering and maintaining chapel linens and vestments and assisting our cleaning staff during summer.  Please inquire for a more detailed role description.  Visit stpetersseminary.ca and search for “Employment” or type: https://www.stpetersseminary.ca/images/upload/files/Employment/Laundy%20Aide-Housekeeper-%20Job%20Posting.pdf

Net Canada 2023 Dates

NET stands for “National Evangelization Teams”. They are a group of young adults that travel around our County providing retreats to youth & teens.  NET helps plant the seeds of faith in the youth through the facilitation of retreats, classroom presentations and other opportunities for evangelization and discipleship.  NET challenges young Catholics to love Christ and embrace the life of the Church. NET Canada will be available to serve our Diocese of London from April 13 until May 6, 2023 by conducting retreats for Catholics in grades 6-12 within our parishes and/or schools. The available retreat dates are limited, so if you would like to reserve a date, please contact Christine Coyle as soon as possible. Once the dates have been confirmed, you will be sent a packet of helpful information and materials that you can use to publicize the retreat. Plus, scheduling, housing and meal responsibilities will be sent your way. Please contact Christine Coyle (ccoyle@dol.ca) if you have any questions.

Employment Opportunities

The Diocese of London Office for Refugees is seeking a Ministry Specialist For the Inland Protection of Refugees. The LaSalle River Canard Catholic Family of Parishes has extended the application deadline for their Office Manager and Communications position to October 14. Details are available at this link. St. Peter’s Seminary is looking for a Laundry Aide – Housekeeper and the details are available at this link (pdf).

Development & Peace (D&P) Fall Workshops

D&P is celebrating 55 years of solidarity with our sisters and brothers in the Global South. This workshop will serve as a continuation of last year’s theme “People and Planet First.” Discussions will be held on corporate accountability and our own Laudato Si’ call to be stewards of creation. This is a great opportunity to reconnect with D&P or to introduce someone new! The dates are: Friday, October 14 at 6:30 pm at St Agnes Parish, Chatham, Saturday, October 15 at 10:00 am at St Mary’s Pariah Hall, Maidstone, Monday, October 17 at 7:00 pm King’s University, Wemple Hall (or on Zoom). More details and the registration information is at this linkFor parishes, e-bulletin/email copy, print bulletin copy and images to promote these workshops are in a Word document at this link.

Job Postings

The Diocese of London is seeking a Chief Financial Officer and the details are posted at https://dol.ca/employmentvolunteering.

Attention: Registered Nurses

Are you a registered nurse interested in wholistic health care and learning how to integrate spirituality into your nursing practice? St. Peter’s Seminary is offering affordable 5-week online courses through Dayton University’s e-learning platform that are ideal for nurses looking to increase their knowledge regarding spiritual health as well as faith formation opportunities. These courses are part of the Foundations in Parish Nursing certificate program at St. Peter’s Seminary and are available for any registered nurse. The next course: Facilitating Wholistic Health through the Lifespan begins October 24, 2022.  Registration is open and there is limited space in the program. For more information and to register visit our website

Open Masses resume at St. Peter’s Seminary

From Fr. Peter Keller: In the past St. Peter’s Seminary hosted Open Masses on Sundays, yet now we are pleased to announce that every available Sunday, the Seminarians at St. Peter’s are experiencing parish life by visiting parishes in the London area. So please visit us for Saturday Open Masses! Saturday – Open Masses at St. Peter’s Seminary, 1040 Waterloo St., London: Oct 1, 2022 at 11:00 AM – Mass of Ministries; Nov 5, 2022 at 11:00 AM – Mass of Candidacy; Dec 3, 2022 at 11:15 AM; Jan 14, 2023 at 11:15 AM; Feb 4, 2023 at 11:15 AM; Mar 4, 2023 at 11:15 AM. We thank you for your prayerful support.

Winter 2022 Catholic Men’s Retreat – November 25-27, 2022 – This retreat will be based on deepening our walk with Jesus Christ.  We will have a “get to know each other” Friday night.  Saturday includes sessions based on personal and learned experience, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Mass, as well as times of quiet reflection and times of comradery. This year’s facilitator is Father Robert Champagne. For further information or to register please contact the retreat house, hrfrh@dol.ca, 519-738-6136.

“Pray, hope and don’t worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer.”

St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina