St. Peter's Catholic Church

108 E. St. Peter St., New Iberia LA 70560

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The Spirit is stirring at St. Peter’s and I wanted to let you know what’s going on with our Youth Ministry projects!!

Youth Ministry Kickoff – Aug 26th, 11am-2pm, New Iberia City Park!

Children’s Church update!

Ann-Carol Indest and Angela Cestia have been busy getting Children’s Church ready! They have been looking at different workbooks and trying to find the best one to use. The Parish Hall Conference Room is where this will be held. This ministry, along with the Babysitting Ministry, will take place at the 11 am Mass.

Babysitting update!

Mary Kay Snellgrove has been busy planning the babysitting room! The Parish Hall Youth Ministry office is where this will be held. The room is in the process of being cleared out and will be painted on August 11. She is in contact with other churches that have this already in place and using that to help us come up with our babysitting guidance/policy.

Kick Ball & Kick Back Family Day

Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Holy Father's Intention

​Intention for August

That artists of our time, through their ingenuity, may help everyone discover the beauty of creation.

New Church Services

Settle or Soar: Conclusion (Part 6 of 6)

In this final article, I will offer a brief recap of this series and then conclude with a prayer.

 Week One

The first article introduced the series. We said that the key to experiencing abundant life and complete joy is to do God’s will. Then we were introduced to the “Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic”: prayer, study, generosity and evangelization (The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic p.37). These habits are practical aids to experiencing the joy of doing God’s will.

 Week Two: Prayer

In this article, we learned about the habit of prayer. Prayer is a time of encounter with God. In that article, I invited the reader to spend ten minutes per day in personal prayer for the next 30 days. That was about 30 days ago. If you have been faithful to this daily time of prayer, I invite you to consider the following questions: how has this daily rhythm of prayer benefitted you? What have you learned about God or yourself in this time? How have you grown in awareness of God’s presence in your daily life over these 30 days? What is one way God might be calling you to continue or deepen this daily prayer time? If you haven’t begun a daily habit of prayer, or if you started but didn’t continue, then I invite you to renew your commitment to this daily time of encounter with the Lord.

 Week Three: Study

This week we looked at the habit of study. We learned that we become what we consume. In this article, I invited the reader to do two things. The first was to be mindful of what you consume and cut out anything that might have been polluting your heart or mind. The second was to develop or deepen a routine of learning more about Jesus Christ and his Church. If you haven’t done these two things, I invite you to begin today. But if you have done these two things, then I invite you to consider how that has impacted your life and your faith. I encourage you to continue and deepen the habit of study so that you can experience more fully the joy that Jesus Christ offers those who live in accord with the truth.

 Week Four: Generosity

This week we looked at the habit of generosity. We learned that being generous with our time, talent, and treasure prepares us to be generous with giving our hearts to Jesus Christ. I encourage you to continue to find creative and meaningful ways of living a spirit of generosity.

 Week Five: Evangelization

This week we looked at the habit of evangelization. We learned that evangelization is sharing the good news about “God [who] so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life (NABRE John 3:16). Also, in week five’s article, I wrote, “We need to be open to the call of the Holy Spirt so that we can intentionally respond to opportunities to share the ultimate good news, the good news of the loving God who died for our sins and desires to draw all people into a life giving relationship with him through His Church.” Because I failed to attribute it last week, I would like to take this opportunity to mention that that quote contained a paraphrase from page 210 of Trent Horn’s book Why We’re Catholic: Our Reasons for Faith, Hope, and

Love. In the words of Mathew Kelly, I would like to invite you to “Try to do one thing each week to share the faith with someone who crosses your path” (The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic p. 187).

 Let us pray,

Lord Jesus Christ, you look at us with great love and say to each of us “Come, follow me” (NABRE Mathew 19:21).
Jesus, only in responding to your call will we find abundant life, complete joy, and true freedom. Grant us the faith and perseverance to live the habits of prayer, study, generosity, and evangelization so that, in responding to your call for us, we may one day enter into your heavenly kingdom. We ask this through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

 Written by Jace Gyles, Seminarian

100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima

Our Lady of Fatima 100th Anniversary

Mother & Daughter Breakfast

Mother and Daughter Breakfast