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Memorial Day Mass Time

Mass will be celebrated at 6:30 am on Monday, May 30, 2016 (Memorial Day Holiday). There will not be a 5:30 pm Mass this day.

Year of Mercy Missions

Two young ladies who attend Mass frequently at St. Peter’s are venturing into the world on missions during this Year of Mercy.

Rose Walker has flown into San Francisco to meet a group who will be walking across the United States in a March for Life. Their destination is Washington, DC after a three-month trek across the country.

Hannah Trahan is flying to the Middle East as a missionary in Jordan for six weeks.

Please keep these valiant young ladies in prayer in the months ahead as they follow their hearts in working for peace in the world.

The Catholic Parent Workshop

Michael CrainSt. Peter’s Catholic Church is launching a new Catechetical Program for all of our youth this summer. The new program is designed in a way that helps parents to exercise the graces that God give them to fulfill their role of being the primary educators of the Catholic Faith to their children. Indeed, much of the growth and potential we have to become saints is greatly influenced by the witness and teaching of our parents who have embraced their responsibility. In order to further assist the parents of our community to embrace their noble and irrevocable task from God, we are happy to offer a special program beginning every Wednesday in June and finishing on the last Wednesday in July. Each night will begin with a lecture from 6:30 – 7:30 pm followed by time for questions and will focus on what children at a particular grade level should know about their Catholic faith. Please join us for The Catholic Parent Workshop.

June 1 – The first session will be a special presentation given by Michael Crain on the father’s role of teacher in family and matters of faith. Michael has been a Licensed Addictions Counselor for over 33 years, and has spoken at church sponsored and professional seminars on parenting, and communication. Mike has been happily married for 27 years, has two sons, and will be ordained to the diaconate this summer for the Diocese of Lafayette.

June 8 – Grades 1 & 2
June 15 – Grade 3
June 22 – Grade 4
June 29 – Grade 5
July 6 – Grade 6
July 13 – Grade 7
July 20 – Grade 8
July 27 – High School


St. Francis Diner Garage Sale

St. Francis Diner will have a Garage Sale from Thursday, June 2, 2016-Saturday, June 4, 2016, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm each of the three days. It will be held in the building located on the corner of North Street and Jean Street (next to North Street Elementary School). St. Francis Diner accepts donations for their sales and any of your garage sale leftovers.

St. Peter’s Year of Mercy Pilgrimage

Thursday, August 25, 2016

On December 8, 2015, Pope Francis opened the Holy Doors of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, ushering in the Jubilee Year of Mercy, and inviting all dioceses to open the doors of their cathedral and other specially designated churches so that the faithful might receive the graces that come from entering through those holy doors. The Holy Father called these the Door[s] of Mercy, through which anyone who enters will experience the love of God who consoles, pardons, and instills hope.

During this Jubilee Year, we invite you to join us as we visit 6 pilgrimage sites in our diocese (designated by Bishop Emeritus Michael Jarrell) to reflect on the Father’s mercy and how we can emulate that mercy in our lives.

After 6:30 am Mass at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, New Iberia, our bus will depart at 7:15 am from the parking lot, where you can leave your car.

Each participant will receive the booklet “Merciful like the Father”; inside you will find the pilgrimage prayer for the year of mercy which we will pray at each location. We will also have the booklet stamped at each site.

The Pilgrimage sites will include St. Martin de Tours in St. Martinville, Our Lady of Mercy in Henderson, Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto in Leonville, Our Lady of Mercy in Opelousas, the Carmelite Monastery in Lafayette and The Cathedral of St. John Evangelist in Lafayette.

As a corporal work of mercy that day, please bring with you to St. Peter’s a donation of canned goods or dried beans that we will deliver to The Social Service Center. There will be a specially marked box for these. As a spiritual work of mercy that day, we will pray for the living and the dead.

Our expected arrival time back into New Iberia will be approximately 5:00 pm.

Price per person: $70/person which includes motor coach transportation and lunch, and is contingent on 27 passengers registering before August 8. To secure your reservation, please call Barbara Thibodeaux at 337-235-3240 and then mail your full payment to the address below. This trip will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

For further information, call Barbara Thibodeaux: 337-235-3240 or Suzanne Babineaux 337-365-8279. Please make check payable to:
Barbara Thibodeaux, LLC
Tour Director
P.O. Box 53542
Lafayette, LA 70505

Bishop’s Medalist

The 2016 Bishop’s Medalist is Mrs. Vida Bernard.  Mrs. Bernard has been a parishioner of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in New Iberia since 1943.  For the last 25 years (1991-2016) Mrs. Bernard has served as a Volunteer Office Worker and as the official recorder of the Sacraments and as parish genealogist, assisting parishioners and people from around the country.

Vida Bernard and Rev. William BlandaHer pastor, Fr. William Blanda (pictured on the right) writes that Vida is ninety years young and the parish has come to depend heavily on her knowledge of parish history. For more than 20 years she has been volunteering time at the Parish Office, asking for nothing in return.  He states that during those years she has done volunteer office work to include being the ‘official’ recorder of the sacraments.  Using her extensive knowledge of the records, she has also become the in-house genealogist. Fr. Blanda also wrote that “Mrs. Bernard is a role model to others, a joy to have around and an example of aging gracefully.”

On being told of her selection, her immediate response was, “I am not worthy of this, I haven‘t done anything out of the ordinary.”  She also stated that never in her wildest dreams did she ever expect to be awarded a medal; her desire was to simply pay back for the blessings she has encountered on her life’s journey. She said that she did not have a lavish life; she just had a good life!

Spiritual Adoption Program

Spiritual AdoptionMonth 3:

Hi!  I’m three months old now.  I’m about 3 inches long and I weigh one ounce.  That’s not much, but I’m fully formed and can even suck my thumb!  Keep praying for me.

A Reminder:

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I love you very much.  I beg you to spare the life of the unborn baby that I have spiritually adopted who is in danger of abortion.
Please remember to pray daily for your Spiritual Adopted Baby and the baby’s mother and father.

Prayer of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen:
During your earthly life this spiritually adopted child of yours will be known only to God but in the world to come it is hoped that you will meet the child whose life was spared by your prayers and spend eternal happiness with them.

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