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Saint Peter Church Vision Statement

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Dear Parishioners,Once again, we are celebrating a very special birthday, the birthday of Jesus. That special day on which we celebrate the birthday of Jesus is called “Christmas Day.” When baby Jesus first came into the world, about two thousand years ago, His arrival was in fulfillment of the promises of God the Father. For many years, God’s chosen people had been unstable. Sometimes they were faithful to God. Other times, they turned away from the grace of God and greatly offended Him.      To fulfill His promise, God sent into the world the Redeemer, the One who had been ‘Sought Out’ for years and years. The Redeemer was Jesus! By the grace of God the Father and the power of the Holy Spirit, through Jesus, we were delivered from sin. Through the sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ, we were restored in the eyes of God as a Holy People.      The birth of Jesus is a reminder that God has not forgotten us. It is a reminder of how much God loves us. It is a reminder that God has reached down to us so we in turn may reach up to Him with praises and glory in thanksgiving for our salvation. Indeed, we have not been forsaken by God.      The salvation that has come to us through Jesus Christ was not because of what we have done. It was not because we behaved as good people. Nor was it because we were nice towards our brothers and sisters. Our salvation came through the mercy of God that is received through faith in Jesus and the Sacrament of Baptism.      In the Gospel Reading, we read of the joy of the shepherds when they heard from the angels that Jesus had been born. Excited over the good news, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.” So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the child lying in the manger. When they saw this, they made known what had been told them about this child; and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds told them.      Like the shepherds who went with haste and shared the good news, we as Christians are also called to go with haste and share the good news.      By answering our calling to spread the good news to all those with who we come in contact, we glorify God for what we have heard. Who in their right mind would hide their joy? The birth of Jesus surpasses all joys. It is so great that the entire world is celebrating it today.      My brothers and sisters, as you enjoy the opening of your presents or enjoy those that have already been opened, as you enjoy visiting with your relatives, as you enjoy your special Christmas feast, in all things, glorify God for what you have heard. If Jesus did not come into the world and into your heart, no joy would be present in your lives today.      May Jesus be with you always and Merry Christmas. 

With prayer,

Fr. Gregory, Fr. Larry & Fr. Stanley

 

 

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Week of December 21, 2014

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PeaceChristmas/New Year Schedule

To view Advent and Christmas events and services at Saint Peter, click HERE.

SymbolonSymbolon

Symbolon, a new adult and family faith formation tool is now available for use at Saint Peter.  Click on the Symbolon banner at right to learn more and/or click HERE to view the Saint Peter Symbolon webpage and how to sign up.

January Liturgical Ministry Schedule Challenge

The Liturgical Minister Scheduling program is down and the January schedule is incomplete. Please be patient as we correct this problem. If you do not see your name on the January schedule (click HERE to view the January schedule), please email Mary Costello with  your ministry, full name, and Mass preferences and she will re-enter you into the system. Please sign up in the many unfilled slots in the schedule during this month. If you are scheduled to serve at a time that is abnormal or you are unavailable for, please call for a substitute or email Mary Costello. Hopefully most of the issues will be resolved by the end of the month!

Scouting Religious Award Workbooks due Jan 7th!

A reminder to all scouts working on their Scouting Religious Awards that all completed workbooks with all signatures (including parish priest) are due to a contact of the Diocesan Catholic Scouting Committee NLT Wednesday morning, Jan 7th in order to receive their medals at the St. Peter Scout Mass this Spring.  For more information or to turn in a workbook, please contact Sonja Beaudoin, St. Peter parish representative to the Scouting Committee, at beaudoinfmly@earthlink.net or 488-1319.

stmoreReligious Freedom

We must continue our prayers for our nation and become educated, articulate, and active supporters of our religious freedom.  St. Thomas More, Patron of Religious Freedom, Pray for Us. To voice your opinion in the public square, you can contact your elected representatives as follows reference religious liberty in America:

Charitable Needs

  • December Tri-Lakes Care Requests: Canned yams/sweet potatoes, Red and Green Jell-O, Cream of Mushroom Soup, Chicken Broth, Boxed or Bagged Pie Crust Mixes, Pancake Mix, Non-dairy boxed milk (almond, soy, rice, etc), Cooking Oil, Paper Towels, Facial Tissue, and Toilet Paper.
  • January Tri-Lakes Cares Requests: Paper Towels, Facial Tissue, Toilet Paper, Powdered Laundry Detergent (no liquid please), Liquid Dish Soap (for hand washing dishes), Toothbrushes, Deodorant – male and female, Razors – male and female, Shampoo & Conditioner. These types of goods become very important when searching for a job and trying to make food stamp dollars stretch. Food stamps do not pay for non-food items, so many clients are in need of these things.
  • Catholic CharitiesMarian HouseA basket/box has been placed in the church hallway telling everyone as winter sets in that Catholic Charities is asking for help to provide men’s socks to the homeless.  If Saint Peter parishioners would find it in their hearts to meet this request, they can drop them off in the basket provided and the box will be taken to Catholic Charities downtown.

Saint Peter Five-Year Plan

The St. Peter Parish Council has compiled and prayerfully reviewed parish survey results, including 434 survey questionnaires, inputs from 65 town hall attendees, and 50 interviews. Also included in our review were data from the surrounding communities. We would like to thank all those who’ve participated in the process by filling out survey questionnaires, responding to interview requests, and/or participating in one of our two town hall planning meetings. Because of this feedback, a plan has been created that will help guide St. Peter Parish into the future. Thank you. To view the plan, click on the banner above.


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