All members of the faithful and other Christians are invited to participate in the special prayer of the Holy Father taking place in Saint Peter’s Square this FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2020. during this Statio orbis, which will be broadcast by Mondovision and streamed on the website of Vatican News (WWW.VATICANNEWS.VA) at 6:00 p.m. in Rome, 1:00 p.m. (EDT), the Holy Father will grant to all participants the Plenary Indulgence before imparting the Urbi et Orbi Blessing.
Latest Update for St. Peter Parish
(Compliant with the Governor’s and Bishop’s Instructions)
The March 23, 2020 update from the Bishop’s Office has changed some restrictions. See revisions below as they apply to us. Please be advised that these policies are subject to change at any time depending upon updated State and Ecclesiastical directives.
Bishop Sullivan directs that all public Sunday and weekday Masses be suspended until further notice. This restriction continues as is. The Sunday parish Mass at St. Peter Church will be posted on our website and Facebook page each weekend. For live streaming of the Sunday Mass elsewhere, go to www.Camdendiocese.org. NOTE: All currently scheduled St. Peter’s Mass intentions will be honored in the private Masses of the priests.
As of March 23, 2020, the Diocesan directives state that churches may be opened, but exposition of the Blessed Sacrament cannot be resumed at this time. Strict social distancing must be observed. We will be disinfecting the church regularly. It will be periodically closed for several hours for disinfecting. Signs will be posted on the church doors during the disinfecting procedure. Beginning Tuesday, March 24, 2020, the Church will be open from: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. The exception will be 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. on Saturday for the recording of the weekend Mass.
The regular Confession schedule will now be as follows:
Noon– 1:00 p.m.
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
7:00 – 7:30 p.m.
All Confessions will be in the crying room in Church.
Penitents must maintain a distance of six-feet apart while in line for confession.
All public funeral services are cancelled. Burials may not be able to wait, but only 10 people may attend a burial, at which a priest may preside. The priest must celebrate a private Mass for the deceased person the day of the burial and inform the family that he is doing so.
Weddings have been temporarily suspended.
Baptisms have temporarily been suspended, with the exception of emergency Baptisms.
We are awaiting instructions from the Bishop’s Office as to the celebration of Confirmation this year.
Anointing of the Sick
The celebration of the Anointing of the Sick and Viaticum will take place as needed. Call the Rectory @ 856-663-1373 anytime should a serious need arise.
Holy Week and Sacred Triduum
Bishop Sullivan has announced the changes to Holy Week and the Easter Triduum. You can read them by clicking here.
All other parish religious and social activities are cancelled until further notice.
St. Peter School
Classes are cancelled until further notice. School families will receive constant updates from our Principal, Mr. Joseph Saffioti.
All Religious Education (C.C.D.) classes are cancelled until further notice. Our coordinator of Religious Education, Stephanie Vostenak, is keeping all parents and students informed about our on-line learning platforms during this period.
Continue to monitor our website or call the Rectory at 856-663-1373.
Courage, my dear friends, during this challenging time. We will pass through it by the Grace of God!
You are constantly in my prayers and Masses,
Parish Sick List
We are currently updating our Parish Sick List. Please contact the Rectory @ 856-663-1373 to add or to keep a loved one on
the list. You are kindly asked to inform the person that their name will appear in the Bulletin.
Please Pray For:
Fr. Ronan Murphy, Thomas Abate, Sr., Steve Bagocius, Joseph Blahut, Theresa Brown, Anthony Ciarroccki,Barbara DeFranco, Joseph DelRossi, Ray Dick, Rose Marie Finnegan, Michael Franzese, Vijay Gambhi, Matthew Herb, Bridget Hopkins, Bob Jamison, Ellen Jamison, Thaddeus Kanigowski, Lori Kauffmann, Emma King, Jack Laggy, Tony Leahy, Joseph Lesniak, Savannah McHughes, Mary Moran, Matthew Moran, Joan Mikulewicz, Mary Narleski, Eileen O’Brien, Walter O’Grady, Marilyn Ott, Frank Pedano, Bob Piekarski, James Poulson, Elsie Schatzle, Steve Schatzle, Anna Marie Schickling, Fred Schwartz, James Shue, Theresa Smurlo, Rose Smyth, Mark Stevens, Frank Tarantini, Joe Teti, Michael Uricheck, Matthew Valentine, Joseph Vena, IV, Alan Young.
May God heal them in mind, body and spirit!
Thank you for your prayers for our sick and shut-ins.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE call the Rectory @ 856-663-1373 when your loved one has recovered!
You are cordially invited to spend an hour with Our Lord! All hours are available most especially:
Sundays: Noon to 1:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m. to Midnight
Mondays: 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., 10:00 to 11:00 p.m.
Tuesdays:, Midnight to 1:00 a.m.
Wednesday: Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Saturday: 4:00 to 5:00 a.m.; 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.; 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Call Flora: (856) 665-4833; Stacey: (856) 304-2261; or Ben: (856) 662-4338 to schedule your hour.
Intercessory Rosary Group
Meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 3:00 p.m. in the Convent Chapel. All are welcome!
Upcoming Youth Group Events
The newly reactivated St. Peter’s Youth Group (high school age, only) are holding the following events!
Sunday, February 16, 2020, 6:30 p.m.
Video Presentation on Venerable Fulton J. Sheen, Foster Residence
102 Penn St., Riverton, N.J. 08077
Call the Rectory at (856) 663-1373 for more info.
LIVING STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Rehearsal Dates - All Rehearsals are in Church at 8:00 p.m.
March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
Good Friday, April 10, 7:00 p.m., in Church
Miraculous Medal Novena
Rosary at 7:05 p.m.
Novena at 7:30 p.m.
Held every Monday of the Month, except the first Monday, which is reserved for the monthly Mass of Reconciliation at 7:00 p.m.
Mass of Reconciliation
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.
BINGO At Saint Peter's
WEDNESDAY EVENINGS! Doors open at 5:30 p.m. BINGO starts at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $3 and includes cards for seven regular games. Thank you for supporting our BINGO! LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: BINGO at Saint Peter's.
The Bingo Committee is in immediate need of parishioners to join our team. Please commit to working bingo at least once a month and support your parish and your fellow parishioners in this important fund raising endeavor. One Wednesday a month is all it takes. The work is not difficult nor demanding, but it is very gratifying.
Please call the Rectory at 856-663-1373 or Pat Leone at 856-486-4357 or just come out on Wednesday to sign up and we will put you straight to work! Thank you in advance for answering this call for help!
“Saint Joseph the Worker, pray for us!”
Important Reminders ...
Please call the Rectory at 856-663-1373 to request a Priest to administer the Sacrament of Anointing for yourself or a sick loved one. Please do not wait until the moment of death or a health emergency to request this Sacrament of Healing and Health!
Due to HIPAA privacy regulations, please remember that the call must come from the individual or a family member.
Arrangements can be made for those homebound parishioners who would like to receive Holy Communion. Our Extraordinary Ministers of Communion are happy to serve your needs. Please call the Rectory at 856-663-1373 to make arrangements.