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Couple Checkup

The Couple Checkup is designed to help you and your partner build a more satisfying and intimate relationship. Just answering the questions will stimulate thoughts and attitudes about your relationship. It is designed to activate dialogue, discovery, and increase the overall quality of your relationship.

It will help you discover your strengths as a couple. Strengths are what enable you to enjoy, and to continue developing a healthy relationship. It will also help you identify issues that are threatening the vitality of your relationship and may need to be addressed.

   

 

   

Census Registration

Want to become a parishioner of St. Peter's? Fill out a census registration form and mail it back to us!

   

 

   
 
   

 

Welcome to St. Peter's Catholic Church

 

You enter this Church...not as a stranger, but as a guest of God. He is your heavenly Father. Come, then, with joy in your heart and thanks on your lips into His presence, offering Him your love and service. Be grateful to the strong and loyal ones who, in the name of Jesus Christ, built this place of worship, and to all who have beautified it and hallowed it with their prayers and praise. Ask His blessing on those who love His house of faith as the inspiration of their labor, rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit, and may that blessing rest on you, both on your going out and your coming in.

8:00 am Mass at St. Peter's is aired on Radio Station KANE (AM 1240) every Sunday
Office Hours:
Monday: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday through Thursday:
8:00 am - 11:30 am & 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Office Closed Saturday and Sunday
Holydays and Holidays
Events
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From the desk of Fr. William Blanda

Although it would not be my preference to have my first communication to our parishioners reflect the business aspect of the parish, I do feel that it is timely for me to invite you to help accomplish a goal of mine which is to completely satisfy our financial obligation concerning our annual insurance premium for property, liability and workers compensation. We have received the bill for our annual premium (2014-2015) in the amount of $60,646.00. A breakdown of the specific costs allocated to each area of the parish is as follows:

Workers Compensation Premium: $5,247.00
Property & liability Insurance Premium for Church, Office Complex & Rectory: $46,329.00
Loffland Hall: $4,895.00
K.C. Hall: $815.00
Disch-DeClouet Social Service Center: $3,360.00

This past year, through the good financial management of Fr. Langlois and our conscientious staff, the parish currently has saved $40,000.00 in anticipation of this year’s premium, which leaves an outstanding balance of $20,646.00.

Would you consider making a gift to St. Peter’s Church to help finish paying the insurance premium? If every family would consider a financial gift of only $25.00 we could immediately finish paying this year’s premium. I am asking everyone to contribute their share, but perhaps many are not able to respond financially. Therefore, I would also encourage families who feel particularly blessed financially to consider a higher contribution. If you cannot help at this time, it is perfectly understandable. However, I do desire for each of our families to see their Church as part of their home and responsibility.





Download and print the Church Property Insurance Card here.
Insurance Premium Appeal Report
Schedule
Lectors Needed

Lectors are needed for the recently added Saturday morning 6:30 a.m. Mass to begin on Saturday, September 6, 2014. If you are interested in reading at this Mass, please contact Kitty Metz or the parish office (369-3861).
Beginning of School Mass

St. Peter’s Catholic Church will have a Mass for the beginning of the School Year 2014-2015 at 5:00 pm on Saturday, September 6, 2014. Members of the Public and Private Schools in Iberia Parish will participate as Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Communion and Choir Members. All school employees as well as the general public are invited.
Mark your Calendar!

Beginning Saturday, September 6, 2014, daily Mass will be celebrated at 6:30 am every Saturday morning.

Also, beginning Sunday, September 7, 2014, confessions will be heard from 5:15 pm – 5:45 pm every Sunday.
Missalettes are Returning!

Missalettes have been ordered and will be placed in the pews when they arrive. The missalettes were discontinued to help with the financial operations of our church parish. Let us all be mindful of this fact when making our church offerings.
St. Peter’s Catholic Church
Knights of Columbus Blood Drive
In Memory of Theresa Musemeche


Sunday, September 21, 2014
8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
In the Bloodmobile

New!!! Quick & Easy Health History Questionnaire interview process!! For years, our loyal blood donors have requested a quicker interview process. Well, here it is! All you need is access to a computer and a printer. On the day of your donation, visit https://edhq.unitedbloodservices.org to complete the health history questionnaire on our website. The health history must be completed the same day as the donation; it cannot be completed a day or two ahead of time. Once you’re done, print the Fast Track Donation Ticket and bring it with you to your donation. It’s that simple!

With each donation, donors receive a free total cholesterol test and a Football T-Shirt!
Prayer for 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 in 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 storm-less eternity awaits us. Amen
Prayer for those in the Military

Merciful Lord, I humbly pray for Your Almighty protection for me and for all those in service to our country. Help and strengthen us all in the righteous struggle for the preservation of liberty and justice for all mankind. Make us ever mindful of our duty to our country and fill us with courage and loyalty. Amen.
The Holy Father’s September 2014 Mass Intentions

Mentally disabled: That the mentally disabled may receive the love and help they need for a dignified life.

Service to the Poor: That Christians, inspired by the Word of God, may serve the poor and suffering.
BAPTISMS
Baptism classes will be available on the second Wednesday of each month starting at 6:30 p.m. during September - December.

Beginning in 2015
Baptism classes will be available on the third Tuesday of each month starting at 5:59 p.m.

To register for a class, email sdavis211@cox.net.
To register for a baptism, email
Deaconburke.stpeters@yahoo.com.

Forms coming soon!
PARENTS/GRANDPARENTS
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!

Thank you,
Deacon Burke
Click here for information on Criteria for Subsidy to CHS & Tuition Assistance to CHS & St. Edward's   Click here for information on donating your IRA distributions to St. Peter's Catholic Church
 
Social Service Center logoDisch-DeClouet Social Service Center
Helping Us Help Others!
432 Bank Ave., New Iberia, LA 70560
Phone: (337) 369-6384; Fax: (337) 369-7522
Email:
socialsrvcenter@bellsouth.net
You can donate online to the Disch-DeClouet Social Service Center.

Our mission is to serve the poor and needy of Iberia Parish with immediate assistance for critical and basic human needs. We treat clients with respect, dignity and financial issues; encouraging them; and praying with them.
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Divine Mercy Night sign up
Volunteers
Our church community is blessed to have parishioners who give their time to distributing the Holy Eucharist, reading the Word of God, passing the collection baskets, landscaping, etc. They are truly a blessing to our church parish.

If you are interested in joining a ministry, please contact the parish office at 369-3816.
A Safe Environment for the Protection of
Children and Young People


Diocese of Lafayette
Virtus (Online Training Registration
Lost & Found
If you have left any belongings in church within the past few months, please check the lost and found case in the vestibule of church. There were many items recently placed in a box in a cabinet in the sacristy. These items were recently placed in the lost and found case in the church vestibule. We will leave these items in the case for the next two months before removing them.

As a helpful hint, please put your name and telephone number in any of your prayer books, missals, etc., so that we may call you when they are found.
Bereavement Committee at St. Peter’s Catholic Church
We are starting a Bereavement Committee at St. Peter’s. We are hoping to get enough members so that you won’t be called on more than a couple of times a year. The committee members cook, bake or buy a dish for the grieving family of a loved one who has passed away. It is a very easy commitment and won’t take away from your work schedule. This Corporal Work of Mercy shows that the church not only nourishes the soul, but also the body.

Please click
here to sign up.
Teamwork
Your parish can use your help! Whether you are old or young, there is something to be done. If you can help for an hour or more, once a week or once a month, you are needed! Click here for more information.
Mass Intentions
The Book for Mass Intentions for the year 2014 is now open. You may come by the Parish Office to schedule your Mass Intentions for 2014 during regular business hours.
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2013 Contributions Statement
If you would like to have a copy of your 2013 Statement of Contributions mailed to you, please call the Office at 369-3816 to request one.
Diocese of Lafayette Notice

The people of the Diocese of Lafayette are cautioned that Mr. Jimmy Broussard who lives in Crowley, Louisiana, is no longer in communion with the Catholic Church. Despite calls to the contrary, Mr. Broussard continues to inappropriately offer himself for church services which may only legitimately be conducted by Catholic bishops, priests and deacons. Because of his break from Catholic church governance, it is morally unlawful for the Catholic faithful to receive ministerial services including baptisms, confessions, marriages, anointing of the sick, wake services, funerals or even music ministry from Mr. Broussard. I am concerned that the Catholic people be properly informed and duly instructed concerning attempted ministry by Mr. Broussard. I ask everyone’s cooperation in this matter.

Most Reverend Michael Jarrell
Bishop of Lafayette
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