ASH WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, which falls on Feb. 17 this year. Because of the Coronavirus restrictions, the Congregation for Divine Worship in Rome has mandated the following method for the distribution of ashes.
The blessing and distribution of ashes may take place at the usual time in the Mass or in the context of a prayer service. However, ashes are not to be imposed by means of a priest or minister’s thumb. This year, ashes are to be imposed by sprinkling them onto the head of the penitent. The priest is to bless the ashes as usual and then pronounce over those gathered, “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return." The faithful are to be instructed to approach the priests, deacons, or other ministers, and to bow slightly as the ashes are sprinkled over their head.
Ashes will be distributed on Ash Wednesday (this Wednesday) in the context of Masses at 6:45 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 7:00 p.m. and at a Service at noon.
LITURGICAL CHANGES AT SAINT PETER'S
SUNDAY MASSES – Beginning November 15, we will add a morning Sunday Mass. The Schedule on Sundays will now be 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 11:30 a.m. The 11:30 a.m. Mass will be live streamed. The Diocese encourages the faithful to return to in-person participation at Mass, although the Sunday Mass dispensation remains in effect.
BAPTISMS – Baptisms will be scheduled on Sunday afternoons at 12:45 p.m. beginning on November 15 as well, with a maximum of two Baptisms per Sunday.
6:45 A.M. MASS – The 6:45 a.m. Mass will return Monday through Friday, starting November 16. The 9:00 a.m. Mass will remain as is.
ADULT CHOIR – With Diocesan permission, those members of our adult choir who are so disposed, will resume singing at the 11:30 a.m. Mass, observing certain health protocols.
ALTAR SERVERS – The Diocese has granted permission for altar servers to resume their duties. Beginning the First Weekend of Advent, November 28-29, we will allow no more than three servers per Mass. Initially, we will not set a schedule. Servers may report to the Sacristy and the first three will serve that Mass. The Diocese insists on COVID-19 precautions like washing hands, etc. Servers must sign in for each Mass they serve. In all fairness, if a server has served the prior week, he or she should wait to see if others wish to serve before vesting to serve on consecutive Sundays. It will be a great blessing to have our excellent servers on the altar once again!
Confessions: Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m.; Saturdays: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. (ending promptly at 3:30 to prepare for Mass), 7:00 p.m.
Masses: Saturday, 4:00 p.m.; Sunday, 8:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.
Daily Masses (Monday through Saturday): 9:00 a.m.
Baptisms: 12:30 p.m. on Sundays
The Saint Vincent de Paul Society is reinstating its regular food donation process. The food donation barrels at each church door are open again. Please place the food items you wish to donate into the barrels on your way into the church. Thank you so very much for your continued and generous donations that help feed over 50 families in our parish area every month!
List of Needed Food Items:
Creamy Peanut Butter
Pasta Sauce (24 oz)
Canned Vegetables (Green Beans, Peas, Corn)
Peaches (in Extra Light Syrup)
Instant Potatoes (Mashed, Scalloped, Au Gratin)
Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
Fudge Brownie Mix
Cookies (Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal, Iced Oatmeal, etc.)
Welcome, and thank you for visiting Saint Peter Roman Catholic Church online. We hope that our website highlights the wide variety of worship, fellowship and service opportunities available. Please feel free to read more about our church on this site, or come in for a visit. We would love to greet you and share with you our love for Jesus Christ and for you, our neighbor.
We, the parishioners of Saint Peter Church, a community of faithful believers, possess a profound, reverential love for our Roman Catholic faith, as expressed through the Magisterium of the Church. Nourished by the Word of God and frequent reception of the Sacraments, we draw strength from our devotion to the Most Blessed Sacrament, evident in Perpetual Adoration, and our filial love for the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Our church offers a traditional setting for your most sacred celebration.
During the coronavirus outbreak, Masses are livestreamed on our Facebook Page Sundays at 11:00 a.m. Videos are then uploaded to our website.
Saturday, 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, 8:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.
Daily Masses (Monday through Saturday): 9:00 a.m.
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Saint Peter's parish will hold a day of prayer each month for the reconciliation of our nation. It will take place every first Monday of the month, beginning with the rosary at 6:30 p.m., Mass of Reconciliation at 7:00 p.m., followed by healing prayer for individuals and families.
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