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This weekend (Sept. 5-6): St. Peter’s Maintenance/Repair

Next weekend (Sept. 12-13): Property & Liability Insurance

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Interested in becoming Catholic? Do you know someone who would like to become Catholic or learn more about the Catholic faith? The Church offers a program for non-Catholics to learn more about the Catholic faith and enter into full communion with the Church. This is called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). Classes begin on Sunday, September 20th from 9 am-10 am in the Christian Formation Building on Iberia Street across from the main office building. If you or anyone you know is interested, please contact Kitty Metz at 465-2164.

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2014 Contributions Statement

If you would like to have a copy of your 2014 Statement of Contributions mailed to you, please call the office at (337) 369-3816 to request one.

Church Forms

St. Peter's Census Registration:

Census Registration Form

R.C.I.A. Registration Form

Teamwork Registration Form

Funerals

Parish priests are available if consultation is needed.

Parish-owned Holy Family Cemetery
Deacon Wade Broussard, Director
364-1663

St. Peter's Cemetery
Brad Ste. Marie
369-3816

Altar Society Schedule

If you would like to be a part of St. Peter's Altar Society, please contact the parish office at 369-3816.

  • September 5 - Group 3
  • September 12 – Group 4
  • September 19 - Group 5
  • September 26 - Group 7
  • October 3 - Group 8
  • October 10 - Group 1
  • October 17 - Group 3

Weddings

A date for a wedding can be set ONLY after a conversation with one of the parish priests. Contact one of them at least 6 months in advance. Call the parish office at (337) 369-3816.

Validation (Marriage Blessed)

If you are legally married and wish to have your marriage validated (blessed) in church, please contact Rev. William Blanda.

Baptisms

Please call (337) 465-2164 or email Kitty Metz 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 Anna Davis or call (337) 367-7511.
  • To register for a baptism, email Kitty Metz or call (337) 465-2164.

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,
Kitty Metz

Give Online

Online Giving” is being introduced in our parish. The new method is not to replace cash or checks, just simply another way to contribute. You will be able to use your checking/savings account or credit/debit cards for your weekly offertory.

Blood Drive for Jordan Beuhler

Jordan Beuhler Blood Drive

Youth Religion Classes

LifeTeen Kickoff is Sunday, Sept. 13 at 7:00 p.m.

EDGE Kickoff is Monday, Sept. 14th at 7:00 p.m.

Registrations packets are available by clicking here.

The Elementary SOR Kickoff (Grades 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th) is Oct. 4th after the 10:00 a.m. Mass in the Parish Hall and the classes will be scheduled on the 1st Sunday of each month. The registration packet is available by clicking here

St. Peter’s Alive!

Many of you may recall the St. Peter’s Alive program which took place on Sundays at St. Peter’s several years ago. St. Peter’s Alive was held on the church grounds following the 10:00 am Mass every Sunday, excluding the summer. There was juice and cookies or donuts, but most importantly, there was fellowship! Fr. Blanda asked that we bring this program back to our parish. So we are looking for volunteer couples who would be willing to be part of a rotating schedule to manage each Sunday. Couples would be responsible for picking up a pre-arranged order from a local store, and then they would set up in a designated area, and afterwards pick up. Anyone interested in being a part of this program should call Nancy Goodwin at St. Peter’s office at 369-3816.

Children’s Chorister Program

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church is pleased to announce that it will be forming a children’s chorister program. This program is designed to foster a musical appreciation for Roman Catholic Sacred Music and teach music technique as well. The program is open to all children of St. Peter’s Parish who are in grade level 5 and up to the seniors in high school or the age of 18.

The children will meet weekly during the school term in the conference room for approximately one and a half hours of practice and once proficient, will sing the first Sunday of each month at the 10:00 am Holy Mass. There are opportunities for parents to volunteer their time in assisting in this program as well.

We will hold an informative meeting on Monday, September 14 at 7:00 pm in the St. Peter Conference Room and distribute informative brochures that explain the program. All parishioners who are interested are invited to attend. Chorister registration will begin September 14, 2015, and end September 29, 2015. Rehearsals are scheduled to begin in October.

Please consider this valuable ministry to the Church. It is through the gift of music that our liturgies are made more beautiful. Questions may be addressed to Mr. Ben LeBleu, Director of Sacred Music by calling (337) 465-2164, or emailing ben@stpetersofnewiberia.com, or in person at the Office of Christian Formation located at 210 Iberia Street, New Iberia, LA, Monday through Wednesday from 8:00 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

St. Peter’s Women of Mary Bible Study

“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. Beginning next Saturday, September 5th, and continuing every first Saturday from 9:00-10:00 am, Sr. Mary Peter will lead women in a Bible Study that will be a journey to a deeper love for their vocation as women. Please invite your friends from other churches and faith backgrounds to join us in the Parish Hall. And please remember to bring your bible and a Catechism of the Catholic Church.

-In His Merciful Heart, Sr. Mary Peter

“Know Your Catholic Faith” Series

Moral Theology

 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 took 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.

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.

  1. Flower bed behind parish hall
  2. Area near handicap ramp
  3. Weed and red ant control
  4. You may select from many other areas in need of care
  5. The bed near the oak tree and deck
  6. The flower beds in front of the rectory

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.

Property Acquisition

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: -80,905.62
  • Balance needed: $129,094.38

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.

Insurance Premium Update

Report as of August 10, 2015

  • Total Premium (2015-2016)-$60,626.00
  • Total Prepaid-$39,750.00
  • Total balance needed: $20,876.00
  • Total received (Property Insurance Gift): -12,035.00
  • Remaining balance needed: $ 8,841.00

Thank you for your quick response in support of the Insurance Premium Appeal Letter!

- Fr. Blanda

Pray for our Priests

  • Thursday, Sept. 3 – Bishop Michael Jarrell
  • Friday, Sept. 4 – Rev. James Brady, JCL
  • Saturday, Sept. 5 – Rev. Joseph Brasseaux, OSB
  • Sunday, Sept. 6 – Rev. Allen Breaux
  • Monday, Sept. 7 – Rev. John “Buddy” Breaux
  • Tuesday, Sept. 8 – Rev. Joseph Breaux
  • Wednesday, Sept. 9 – Rev. Joseph Brennan
  • Thursday, Sept. 10 – Rev. David Broussard
  • Friday, Sept. 11 – Rev. Henry Broussard
  • Saturday, Sept. 12 – Rev. Ken Broussard
  • Sunday, Sept. 13 – Rev. Patrick Broussard

Holy Father’s Intentions for September

Universal: That opportunities for education and employment may increase for all young people.

Evangelization: That catechists may give witness by living in a way consistent with the faith they proclaim.

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