Back to School Mass
Teacher? School employee? Retired teacher or school employee?
Please join us for Mass on Saturday, August 22nd at 4:00 pm at St. Peter’s Church. Please sit in the designated area. We appreciate all that you do for the education of children!
St. Peter’s Confirmation
Kickoff, registration, and parent meeting with Fr. Blanda will take place on Wednesday, August 12th at 6:30 pm in the Parish Hall. Be sure to bring your completed packets!
First Friday Adoration
“Perpetual Adoration Chapel”
First Friday Adoration
The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed in the Adoration Chapel on Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 7:00 am. It will be reposed on Friday, August 7, 2015, at 5:00 pm.
Parking Lot Maintenance Project
Join us on Saturday, August 8th to clean and paint the church parking lot. If we get enough volunteers then we can break out into two groups; one from 8:00 am to 10:00 am and one from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Or bring your family and make it a morning; either way you will be helping your church.
For more information and to reserve your time, contact John Manes at 247-0290 or Brad Ste. Marie at 577-7985. Thank You!
St. Peter’s Parish Women Bible Study Group
“Christ speaks to women about the things of God, and they understand them; there is a true resonance of mind and heart, a response of faith.” (MD) In these words St. John Paul II recognized the distinctive quality of a woman as she responds to the call of Christ. It was a woman’s heart that said “Fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum.” —”Let it be done to me according to Your Word.”
Beginning September 5th and continuing every first Saturday of the month from 9:00 am-10:00 am, in the Parish Hall, Sr. Mary Peter will lead a Bible Study for women that will be a journey to a deeper love for Scripture, love for Jesus and His Church and a love for their vocation as women. Please invite your friends from other churches and faith backgrounds to join us. And please remember to bring your Bible and a Catechism of the Catholic Church.
St. Peter’s Parish Men's Bible Study Group
Beginning Saturday, August 1st, 2015 and continuing every first Saturday of the month St. Peter’s Catholic Church will be offering men of all ages and faith backgrounds a chance to study and learn about Sacred Scripture according to the Catholic Tradition. Fr. Nicholas DuPré will be leading the study and discussion.
The meeting will begin shortly after the 6:30 am Saturday Mass and will held in the parish hall right by the Church. It will end promptly at 8:00 am. Coffee will be provided.
Please bring your own Bible and Catechism of the Catholic Church and whatever else you would need if you would like to take notes. Handouts of each meeting’s topics will also be provided.
Come and be a fisherman of St. Peter’s and go deeper into the Word of God as we follow Jesus’ call to “put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.”
Fr. Nicholas DuPré
“Know Your Catholic Faith” Series
Deacon Richard is offering an educational series for adults on the topic of Moral Theology. The six-part series will explore the foundational principles of the Church’s moral teachings in comparison with other moral perspectives. The classes will also cover a wide array of moral topics ranging from same-sex marriage to care for the environment, and from abortion to end-of-life decisions.
The first class will take place on Wednesday, August 26th at 6:30 pm in the parish hall. The series will continue through all Wednesdays in September. All classes will run from 6:30 pm-8:00 pm. We hope you will join us to learn more about your faith.
Hope Amidst Anguish
Imperfection is a reality of the world caused by the sin of our first parents, the sin we call Original Sin. We were separated from perfect union with God. As a result, we are subject to pain, suffering, sorrow, and sometimes a sense of hopelessness. We experienced such emotions following the shooting at the Grand Theatre in Lafayette on July 23rd. However, we know that “in his great mercy [He] gave us a new birth to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” (1 Peter 1:3). We must realize that although we live in an imperfect world, a perfect world has been opened up to us. We hold on to that knowledge and let it fuel our souls when times are tough and everything seems hopeless. We turn to God not only in faith and love, but also in hope. Let the Cross be a reminder that good triumphs over evil. We must continue to remind ourselves of the hope we have been given by entering into silent prayer with God. While there, we should ask ourselves: Have I lost hope in God? Have I been a source of hope for those who need it? To conclude, I petition anyone who is in need of help and who feels pain or abandonment to please talk with a priest or deacon for guidance. They want to be that source of hope.
- Brent Didier, Seminarian Diocese of Lafayette
Church Sound System
You may have noticed that we have been investing our time, treasure, and our talents into a wide variety of areas of growth for our parish community. One area that has not escaped our attention is the microphone and amplification system in St. Peter’ Church. We have initiated a study to insure that what we invest into our system will make for the best possible improvement. Thank you for your patience as we work towards having a microphone system that will be more amenable to a greater number of our parishioners.
- Fr. Nicholas DuPré
Volunteers Are Needed to Help Maintain Our Church Grounds
If you are interested in helping to keep our church grounds beautiful, you may choose a small area on the grounds to care for. You may use your own tools, or the church will supply them for you. You will receive instructions, and you may perform the care on your own schedule. You do not have to make a long term commitment. You may select one of the following areas or suggest an area you would like to maintain.
- Flower bed behind parish hall
- Area directly in front of church
- Area near handicap ramp
- Flower bed near Iberia Street
- Weed and red ant control
- You may select from many other areas in need of care
You may select from many other areas in need of care.
These may seem like small jobs, but they will be greatly appreciated. Please call the church office at 369-3816 or visit the office to select your area to maintain.
Now that we have received the initial one-third in funds ($70,000.00)*, we will continue to keep you informed of the total contributions received to date.
- Financial Status to Date:
- Total cost of both properties: $210,000.00
- Total funds received: - 77,485.62
- Balance needed: $132,514.38
*Please remember that the initial $70,000.00 represented the one-third that was needed by the Diocese in order to proceed with the property acquisitions. Use this link to download, print and mail a donation.
Insurance Premium Update
Report as of July 27, 2015
- Total Premium (2015-2016)-$60,626.00
- Total Prepaid-$39,750.00
- Total balance needed: $20,876.00
- Total received (Property Insurance Gift): - 6,430.00
Remaining balance needed: $14,446.00 Thank you for your quick response in support of the Insurance Premium Appeal Letter!
- Fr. Blanda
Pray for our Priests
- Friday, July 31 – Rev. Richard Wagner, SSJ
- Saturday – August 1 - Pope Francis
- Sunday – August 2 - Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
- Monday, August 3 – Bishop Michael Jarrell
- Tuesday, August 4 – Rev. Arthur Warren
- Wednesday, August 5 – Rev. Brian Webre, CJC
- Thursday, August 6 – Rev. Derrick Weingartner, SJ
- Friday, August 7 – Rev. Travis Abadie
- Saturday, August 8 – Rev. Lawrence Abara
- Sunday, August 9 – Rev. Ambrose Akalawu, CSSp
Please contact the Parish Office or email Deacon Burke during the first three months of pregnancy. You must allow at least four to six months for preparation before Baptism.
Baptism classes will be available on the third Tuesday of each month starting at 5:59 p.m.
To register for a class, email Mr. Davis.
To register for a baptism, email Deacon Burke.
If someone you know is having a baby, and they are a member of St. Peter's, please remind them to call the office to discuss Baptism the first three months of pregnancy. If that time has passed, please ask them to contact the office immediately!
Prayer for the Hurricane Season
O God, Master of this passing world, hear the humble voices of your children. The Sea of Galilee obeyed your order and returned to its former quietude; You are still the Master of land and sea. We live in the shadow of a danger over which we have no control: The Gulf, like a provoked and angry giant, can awake from its seeming lethargy, overstep its conventional boundaries, invade our land and spread chaos and disaster. During this hurricane season we turn to You, O loving Father. Spare us from past tragedies whose memories are still so vivid and whose wounds seem to refuse to heal with the passing of time. O Virgin, Star of the Sea, Our Beloved Mother, we ask you to plead with your Son on our behalf, so that spared from the calamities common to this area and animated with a true spirit of gratitude, we will walk in the footsteps of your Divine Son to reach the heavenly Jerusalem where a stormless eternity awaits us. Amen
The Most Rev. Maurice Schexnayder