Saint Peter Church Vision Statement

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Dear Parishioners,

     Easter Triduum at our parish was very inspiring to me.  I’m very glad that I came back from my father’s funeral
early, because the celebration of the Last Supper Mass, Good Friday Veneration of the Cross, Holy Saturday Vigil and Easter Sunday were amazing to me.  I felt so at peace and had a deep spiritual experience.  I hope you had the same feeling.  I would like to congratulate those who joined our Catholic faith at the Easter Vigil and on Easter morning.  May Christ always be your light and lead you throughout all of your lives.  Lastly I would like to thank all who made our celebrations happen in such a beautiful way, beginning with the musicians, choir, altar servers, art and decoration group, ushers, greeters, and ending with Fr. Larry and
Deacon Doug.  Of course I would like to thank you all for joining us to celebrate the most important feast in our Catholic faith.

You all know that I had to travel to Poland for my
father’s funeral.  I would like to express my deepest
gratitude for your prayers, kind words and sympathy cards
given to me.  Thank you also for all the Masses which have been scheduled for my father.  Prayer, especially the
Eucharist, is the best gift we can give to my father now.

May the Risen Christ always send you the graces you need and give you hope for a better tomorrow.

Yours In Prayer,

 Padre G

 

Second Sunday of Easter

Week of April 27th

 

Prayer Petitions to Our Lady of Lourdes

Billy Maggio, a former parishioner at St. Peters, was invited by the Order of Malta to go on their 2014 Pilgrimage to Lourdes on their annual trip to the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in France April 29 to May 7th. Unfortunately, God had other plans for Billy and took him to heaven on March 1, 2014.

His parents, Bill & Eileen Maggio, will now be going on this pilgrimage as Volunteers. in memory of Billy. They would like to extend an invitation to carry your prayer intentions especially for your loved ones who are ill. They will present them to Our Lady of Lourdes in the Sacred Grotto. You will find the prayer petition forms by the Statue of Our Lady of Lourdes in the gathering area.

St. Peter Monthly Food Drive for Tri-Lakes Cares

For April, Tri-Lakes Cares is requesting donations of Breakfast Items: Pancake Mix – boxes; Pancake Syrup; Applesauce; Jelly; Canned Fruit – peaches, pears, mandarin oranges, mixed fruit; Cold Cereal – boxes of any variety; Hot Cereal – boxes of oatmeal packets; Coffee – ground.  Please drop your donated items in the large, red box in the gathering area. Thank you!

Information and Support for Religious Freedom

We must continue our prayers for our nation and become educated, articulate, and active supporters of our religious freedom. Pope Emeritus Benedict issued a warning to American bishops visiting in Rome that Catholics in America must wake up to the grave threats to the Church being posed by the “radical secularism” that is at work today. In particular, the Holy Father warned the bishops about the threats to freedom of religion, which he called “that most cherished of American freedoms.” Among the concerns Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI outlined is the alarming trend to reduce ‘freedom of religion’ to ‘freedom of worship’. This means that while we might be allowed to attend whatever house of worship we want, we will not be allowed to practice our religion in other ways. The Pope’s solution to this crisis is “an engaged, articulate and well-formed Catholic laity.” To write your Federal representative and/or senators reference religious liberty in America, contact the Federal Legislative Branch website: http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/Federal/Legislative.shtml .


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