Building Our Future Together
Last week, we formally announced the beginning of St. Peter's Catholic Church's Building Our Future Together campaign! Each week from now until the end of the campaign, there will be brief presentations in Mass about the different elements of the Building Our Future Together Campaign. This week, we focus on the Diocese of Lafayette's Centennial Campaign: Building Our Future Together.
The Diocese of Lafayette's Centennial Campaign: Building Our Future Together aims to serve a five-fold purpose:
Help support our seminarians, who will serve as future priests in the Diocese of Lafayette. This will help offset the rising cost of tuition in seminaries, so we can ensure that financial impediments will not hinder young men from responding to the Lord's call, as our seminarian numbers have increased 43% since 2010
Provide funds for our retired priests, who have served and guided us in the rich traditions of our Catholic faith
Support the formation of our youth through campus ministry at the student centers of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and LSU Eunice, both located in the Diocese
Assist parish-based social services programs that serve the disadvantaged in their community, specifically those with urgent need for food, shelter and medicine
Strengthen local parishes through monies being returned to parishes for their own needs (see campaign sharing formula below case elements chart)
Holy Father’s Intention for January
Christian Unity. That all Christians may be faithful to the Lord’s teaching by striving with prayer and fraternal charity to restore ecclesial communion and by collaborating to meet the challenges facing humanity.
2017 Mass Intentions
The Book for Mass Intentions for the year 2017 is now open. You may come to the Parish Office to schedule your Mass Intentions for 2017 during regular office hours.