St. Francis Diner Fundraiser
- When: Sunday, July 19, 2015
- Time: 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
- Where: 1201 Hopkins Street, New Iberia, LA
- Cost: $6.00
Dinner includes: Barbecue Chicken, Rice Dressing, Green Salad and a Drink
For tickets call:
- Juanita Lewis at (337) 369-3362 or (337) 519-8862
- Rita Leblanc at (337) 380-4306
- Richard Guidry at (337) 364-0052
Each person has a vocation, or a calling from God. This calling is the purpose for which we have been put on this earth. The Church recognizes two main types of vocations: marriage or celibacy (religious life, priesthood, or consecrated single life). Whether or not this vocation has been answered, there are a couple things that a person needs, both to discern and maintain it. Prayer and commitment are essential to any vocation. If a person does not pray, one cannot have that connection with God so as to listen for what our calling is. If a person is not willing to commit to a certain way of life, such as a person who gets married with the intention to divorce if anything does not go his or her way, the vocation has not truly been answered. For those who are already in a vocation, prayer and commitment are still essential. In marriage, prayer keeps God in the loop and the focus is not on one’s self, whereas lack of prayer keeps the attention on one’s self, and commitment seems to become a “limitation” to one’s freedom. So now I pose the question: Are you prayerful and committed/willing to commit to a vocation? If not, what does this mean for my relationship with God, who has given me this vocation? If so, how can I strengthen my prayer and commitment?
- Brent Didier, Seminarian Diocese of Lafayette
New Youth Ministry Programs
Introducing New Youth Ministry Programs at St. Peter’s Catholic Church
Are you in junior high or high school? If so, you are invited to join our new youth groups for junior high and high school students. Be sure to sign up and let you friends know! Be part of faith, fun and fellowship! Click here to sign up or for more information.
Adult Confirmation Classes
A special five-week program is being offered for all baptized adult Catholics who have never been confirmed. The next program will begin on Thursday, August 13, 2015. If you are interested in attending this program, please call the parish office at 369-3816 for more information.
Property Acquisition Update!
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: - 73,119.47
Balance needed: $136,880.53
*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 acquisition.
For those of you who would like to donate to the property acquisition, we have included a gift card for your convenience.
Perpetual Adoration Chapel
The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed in the Adoration Chapel on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 7:00 am. It will be reposed on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 5:00 pm.
St. Peter Wants You!
Spring time is here. It has stopped raining and finally we can get some outside work done. We need help with a few projects. The work can be done to fit your schedule and availability without making a long term commitment!
Current projects available:
- Fountain in front of rectory: Your responsibility would be to keep the fountain clean and in working condition. We will train you.
- Pieta statue: (Mary holding Jesus Statue area behind church hall near railroad track). You would spend just a little time each week keeping this area up.
- Ten Commandments area: This duty involves keeping the area presentable.
- St. Peter Cemetery Gates: 1) Volunteer needed for a one time job...sand and blast cemetery gates. 2) Volunteer needed to paint gates once they have been sandblasted. The above jobs can be done at your convenience and if after trying, you decide it’s not for you, then no problem.
If you have just a little time each week, please call Deacon Burke at 369-3816 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers needed at Family Missions Company
Family Missions Company is in great need of regular volunteers (able to come twice or more a week) for data entry and other office work. If you are a diligent worker with a knack for detail, we would love to have you as part of our talented volunteer team! FMC is a ministry of lay, Catholic foreign missionaries whose office is located 15 minutes south of Abbeville. Please call 337-893-6111 or email: email@example.com if you are interested. Visit https://www.familymissionscompany.com/.
Holy Father’s Intentions for July
Universal: Politics – That political responsibility may be lived at all levels as a high form of charity.
Evangelization: The poor in Latin America – That amid social inequalities, Latin American Christians may bear witness to love for the poor and contribute to a more fraternal society.
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
Pray for our Priests
- Monday, July 6 – Rev. Augustinus Seran, SVD
- Tuesday, July 7 – Rev. Bryce Sibley
- Wednesday, July 8 – Rev. Gregory Simien
- Thursday, July 9 – Rev. George Simon
- Friday, July 10 – Rev. Jody Simoneaux
- Saturday, July 11 – Rev. Cedric Sonnier
- Sunday, July 12 – Rev. Joseph Stemmann