Throne of Grace
New Year Celebration
"Praise Adonai - 2017 Highlights"
Every year, the ‘Praise Adonai’ was hosted by Saints Peter and Paul Prayer Group. It was held at Don Bosco Secondary School on December 31, 2016. The 14th year 2016-2017 event's theme was " Now to Him who by the Power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine ". (Ephesians 3:20). The program began with the Holy Rosary.
As we spend a few hours before midnight, the choir featured the Praise and Worship. The choir contributed and enhanced the celebration by specially selecting meaningful spiritual songs. It was led by the servant leader Olympio Fernandes together with Desiree D’Cunha. It was truly soul-searching and gave the over 500 members of mutli-cultural diverse prayers groups in the Archdiocese of Toronto participated in spite the cold weather. It has always touched the hearts of the faithful. This was followed by the well acclaimed catholic charismatic preacher, Sr. Hazel D’Souza who focused on the supreme prominence of repentance, forgiveness and Prayer. Healing and adoration were the second focus of the event, where we brought our aches and pains to God.
There had a special program for youth organized by the young Seminarians of St.Augustine’s Seminary and members of the prayer group. They entitled as “Trap” Spiritual Skit based on Jesus’ forgiveness to the Adulterous Women. The audience were astounded and amazed by the performers who acted their role with confidence and iconic performance. The lovely voice plus an outstanding acting by Nicole was rated a showcase with dramatic flying colors reviews.
Holy Mass took place at midnight by Fr.Edwin Gonsalves, Rector of St.Augustine’s Seminary of the Archdiocese of Toronto, Fr.Joseph Ugochukwu Alozie, CCE, Fr. Ravi and assisted by Deacon Sarfaraz Pinto that was actively participated by all who attended the event. Fr. Edwin delivered a meaningful homily focused on God’s love, Mother Mary and New Year Resolution! The excellent Prayer Group Choir truly helped the congregation to celebrate the first Holy Eucharist in the New Year 2017 with great devotion.
"Praise Adonai 2014-2015
The 12th ‘Praise Adonai’ Annual event hosted by Saints Peter and Paul Prayer Group held at Don Bosco Secondary School on December 31, 2014 was a spirit filled event that moved the believers with tremendous excitement. It was a celebration of thanksgiving to the Lord Almighty to the great blessings and failures that lead us to victory. With the mercy and grace of God, it was the Lord’s will to evangelize over 700 faithful of multi-diversified background.
The theme was “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness’’ (Jeremiah 31:3). The evening’s program started at 6:00 with the recitation of the Holy Rosary, followed by the praise and worship by the harmonious and saintly singing of the prayer group choir. It did color our time of worship, a memorable experience. This was followed the powerful talk by Fr. Joby Kachappilly, Divine Retreat Centre in Mississauga. He showed to a group of people a deeper understanding of who we are. He said giving thanks to God show an attitude of gratitude. Having a thankful heart means honoring God for what He has done and recognizing His work.
The Youth Group staged a beautiful skit. It was wonderful performance for our future leaders. They presented a moving drama entitled "The Power of Love" through playing music and dances. It was truly meaningful experienced and gave the jam-packed audience a soul-searching episode.
Sr. Hazel D’Souza, a renowned preacher from Mumbai, India flew-in to Canada especially for this occasion. She called everyone God's love to us. She delivered the message to everyone that inspite of our wrongdoings God always remains faithful to us. That is, we are his dearly beloved. She concluded her talk with Eucharistic Adoration, exposition of the Monstrance - The Blessed Sacrament performed by Rev. Fr. Edwin Gonsalves.
The Eucharistic celebration was presided by Rev. Fr. Edwin Gonsalves, Rector of St. Augustine’s Seminary and co-celebrated by Fr. Charles Rodrigues, Deacon Carlos Nogueira and Deacon Mark Romeo.
The program started and beautifully ended with an eloquent emcee - Olympio Fernandes, the servant leader of the prayer group who graciously speaks to the audience, entertains people, and generally keeps the event moving with ease.
at the Our Lady of the Assumption Church
We considered being a great honor to introduce our FCCCPC members whose involvement to the community is greatly acknowledged. They were greatly useful and distinguished Canadian Catholic Charismatic citizen. Their involvement with the Knight of Columbus "Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ" at the Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Bathurst, Toronto was amazing where they shared their earth moving Trials & Tribulations in how our Lord Jesus Christ transformed their lives.
The Living for Christ Prayer Community is envisioned to tell the whole wide world of the Everlasting Love of the Father. It is our desire to present one-on-one witnessing, visitation, door-to-door, church activities and events of all Charismatic Prayer Groups. This will be done by browsing, reading, hearing and watching the message of true Gospel. It is through showing the authenticity of the message of the Gospel thru the grace of the Holy Spirit. With this it will awaken the people's faith through communication of God's Word by the power of the name Jesus Christ. By doing so, Our Lord may be glorified.