Intercessory Rosary Group

 

Wednesday, July 5th at 3:00p

in the Convent Chapel.

We meet to pray the Rosary

on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month.

For more information,

please contact Flora 856-665-4833

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Monday, June 26, 2017

2:30 - 7:30p

Pastors' Hall

Please make your appointment today!

Please visit www.redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code: St Peter RCC Merchantville.

Red Cross work impacts lives every day:

190 times a day

the Red Cross helps a family affected by a disaster.

5,600 times a day

someone receives a Red Cross unit of blood.

1,000 times a day

the Red Cross provides services to military members, veterans, and their families.

Adoration 

Sign- Up Weekend

June 24th & June 25th

Volunteers will be on hand to answer your questions and to sign you up for your own Holy Hour!

Please do not miss this opportunity to respond to our Lord's personal invitation to you!

May God Bless You!

The Parishioners of Saint Peter Church

congratulate and pray for God's blessings

on the Confirmandi who received 

the Sacrament at the hands of 

Bishop Dennis J. Sullivan, DD

on Monday, May 22, 2017!

Confirmandi

Rebecca Altshuler

Joseph Antner

Ana Antner

Vincent Barreras

Michael Bleistine

Erin Cavanaugh

Cameron Connelly

Alaina Cornely

Roger Crane

Larry Daniels

Sean Davis

Mia DeFeo

Mattigan DiBease

Tristan DiFilippo

Eric Dungee

Andrew Erdmann

Kaylee Estrada

Ahliya Fields

Maximus Fisher

James Garaguso

Olivia Gerace

Peter Gray

Aidan Hart

Aidan Hughes

Isabella Ilagan

Confirmation Name

Catherine

Anthony

Therese

Augustine

Francis

Margaret

Christopher

Catherine

Patrick

Bartholomew

John

Kateri

Katharine

Augustine

Jude

Maximilian Kolbe

Maria

Mary

Mark

Paul

Cecelia

Peter

Rudolph

Sebastian

Teresa

Confirmandi
 

Nicole Ann Jimenez

Patrick Kipp

Gavon Ludwig

Haden Lyons 

Annaliah Maldonado

Anthony Marinelli

Fiona McCann

Taylor McHugh

Caroline Mesco

Alina Nguyen

Mary Kate O'Callaghan

Anthony Orzechowski

Owen Orzechowski

Adrianna Palma

Benjamin Pascal

Deonte Porter

Belle Ransome

Jessica Rendfrey

Zachery Roberts

Isabella Rodrigues

Rachel Rogers

Robert Segrest

Jeffrey Tarchichi

Madelyn Tursi

Confirmation Name

Genevieve

Christopher

Luke

Agnes

Maria

Philip

Francis

Cecelia

Maria

Teresa

Cecelia

Francis

Joseph

Maria

Dominic

Anthony

Cecelia

Therese

Sebastian

Gianna

Cecelia

Albert

Charbel

Rose

Congratulations!

May you remain as close to Jesus

as you are today!

Where would we be without hope?

   A gathering of prayer and reflection for people in recovery, those suffering from addiction, and for all those who love them.

Grounded in 12-Step Spirituality

Friday, June 9th at 7:30p.

Sacred Heart Church

1739 Ferry Avenue

Camden

All Are Welcome!

Saint Anthony Novena

   Our preacher for the Saint Anthony Novena this year is Fr. Ronan Murphy. The novena will be held as usual every evening from June 5th to June 13th beginning at 7:00p. The closing Mass on Tuesday, June 13th, the Feast of Saint Anthony, will include a Ceremony of Family Enthronement to the Divine Mercy.

   This is the enthronement of the individual family to the Divine Mercy that our Lenten Mission Preacher, Fr. Dermot Roach strongly encouraged as a means of healing, uniting, and protecting the family unit in today's chaotic world. By enthroning the family to Divine Mercy, we place Jesus on His throne of mercy as King and Ruler of all our family members past, present, and future. You will remember the amazing fruits of this devotion as described by Fr. Roach. A certificate of enthronement will be given to every family that participates as a perpetual record of this moment.

Everyone is welcome to our Saint Anthony Novena!

An Evening of Remembrance & Healing

Monday, May 15th at 7:00p

Church of the Resurrection ~ St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish

200 Tuckahoe Rd, Marmora

For those who have suffered the loss of a child at any age through miscarriage, still-birth, abortion, SIDS, illness, disease, or any untimely death.

We encourage and welcome all members of the family and friends affected by the loss of a child to join us at this Mass, celebrated by Msgr. Michael T. Mannion, for the live that touched ours briefly, yet stays in our hearts forever.

Please bring a picture or a special remembrance of your child. Roses will be available to those who lost their child before birth.

For more information, please call Betty at 609-425-3553 or e-mail elizpearce@comcast.net.

Prayer for Memorial Day

God of power and mercy, 

You destroy war and put down earthly pride.

Banish violence from our midst 

and wipe away our tears,

that we may all deserve to be called

Your sons and daughters.

Keep in Your mercy those men and women

who have died in the cause of freedom

and bring them safely

into Your kingdom of justice and peace.

We ask this through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

PLEASE NOTE!

There will be NO 

Miraculous Medal Novena

on

Monday, May 29th (Memorial Day)

Please pray the novena prayers privately.

ASCENSION THURSDAY - May 25th

Holy Day of Obligation

This Thursday, May 25th is the Solemnity of the Ascension of Our Lord. It is a Holy Day of Obligation and we must attend Holy Mass under pain of mortal sin.

Our Mass schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, May 24th

7:00p (Vigil Mass)

Thursday, May 25th

6:45a

9:00a

12:00 noon (this Mass will not be the Traditional Latin Mass)

7:00p

   On Friday, May 12, 2017 St. Peter School students will be participating in our 7th Annual Race for Education.  We invite family and friends to join us in helping raise funds to enhance the learning environment of our students with new energy efficient windows in
classrooms that need them, upgrades to the heating system, and the purchase of a mat and roller needed to provide gym floor protection for school events.

New this year ... you can choose your sponsorship level and submit your donation online at https://goo.gl/vb72Nj You can also go to the school website for more information.
 

On behalf of all our children, who attend St. Peter School, we thank you for becoming part of the Race For Education.

You are invited to our 

Spring Shadow Days!

Experience our 

Pre-K and Kindergarten

Classrooms!

Join us on Tuesdays during the month of April from 8:15 to 10:00a. Drop-in for a few minutes or stay the entire time! Your child will participate in a classroom experience so you can see all of the great things that are happening here! We will also provide tours of the school, along with refreshments. (If you have an older child who would like to attend a shadow day, please contact Kathy O'Callaghan to schedule a visit.)

Rachel's Vineyard Retreat

Rachel's Vineyard is an extraordinary opportunity for any person who struggles with the emotional and spiritual pain of past abortion(s). The weekend is a unique and effective process designed to specifically help you experience the mercy and compassion of God and will help your soul find a voice and transform the pain of the past into hope.

Rachel's Vineyard is a "therapy for the soul" which combines a unique and creative process for psychological and spiritual healing.

Rachel's Vineyard Ministries will be hosting a Rachel's Vineyard Retreat for Healing after Abortion, April 7 - 9, 2017 in Doylestown, PA.

For more information, please call Evelyn at 215-317-5752 or e-mail her at evelynwalsh59@gmail.com. You can also read more about it online at www.rachelsvineyard.org.

All requests & inquiries are strictly confidential.

Lenten Regulations
  • The days of both Fast and Abstinence during Lent are Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. The other Fridays of Lent are days of Abstinence.

  • On a day of Fast, only one (1) full meal is permitted. Those between the ages of 18 and 59 are obliged to fast.

  • On a day of Abstinence, no meat may be eaten. Those who have reached the age of 14 are obliged by Church law to abstain from eating meat.

  • The obligation to observe the laws of Fast and Abstinence "substantially" or as a whole is a serious obligation.

  • The Fridays of the year outside of Lent are designated as days of Penance, but each individual may substitute for the traditional abstinence from meat some other practice of voluntary self-denial as Penance.

  • The time for fulfilling the Pascal Precept, or Easter Duty, extends from the First Sunday of Lent, March 5, 2017 to the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, June 11, 2017.

JV Girls

Basketball League Champs

Congratulations to our JV Girls' Basketball Team for winning the Saints Catholic Basketball League Championship on Sunday, March 5th. The team defeated Christ the King 21-17 at Camden Catholic High School.

Congratulations to: Dillan Sorino, Teagan O'Neill, Natalie Belz, Kaylee McQuaid, Jordyn Rendfrey, Bridget Hughes, Molly McGovern, Gianna Guiliano, Grace Stilts, Coach Jeff Belz, Coach Geneen McQuaid, and Coach Joe Guiliano!

Forty Hours Eucharistic Devotion

Sunday, October 9, 2016

  • 3:00p - Opening of 40 Hours - Anointing of the Sick Mass

  • 4:00 - 10:00p - Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament

  • There will be NO 7:00p Mass

  • 7:00 - 8:00p - Confession

  • 10:00p - Night Prayer

Monday, October 10, 2016

  • There will be NO 6:45 or 9:00a Mass

  • 8:00a - Morning Prayer with Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament

  • 8:30a - 10:00p - Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament

  • There will be NO Miraculous Medal Novena at 7:00p

  • 7:00p - Mass for Vocations and the Investiture of the Knights of the Altar and Adorers of the Most Precious Blood

  • 10:00p - Night Prayer

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

  • There will be NO 6:45 or 9:00a Mass

  • 8:00a - Morning Prayer with Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament

  • 7:00p - Closing of 40 Hours - Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving & Procession with the Most Blessed Sacrament

Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament

Reflections of Servant of God Maria Esperanza

Holy Week Services at St. Peter 2017

Sacrament of Reconciliation

 

Saturday, April 8th

3:30 - 5:00p

7:30 - 9:00p

Wednesday, April 12th

9:30 - 10:30a

7:00 - 8:00p

Holy Thursday, April 13th

2:00 - 3:00p

Holy Saturday, April 15th

2:00 - 4:00p

Holy Thursday, April 13, 2017 

No Morning Masses

Solemn Mass of the Lord's Supper

7:00p

Washing of the Feet of the Apostles

Procession with the Most Blessed Sacrament

 

Solemn Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament

at the Altar of Repose until 12:00 Midnight

Good Friday -- April 14, 2017

Day of Fast and Abstinence

 

No Morning Masses

Church doors open at 12:00 noon

Celebration of Our Lord's Passion

3:00p

Adoration of the Holy Cross

Holy Communion

Solemn Outdoor Procession with the Body of Jesus and His Sorrowful Mother

Living Stations of the Cross

7:00p

Presented by the Saint Peter Youth Group

 

Holy Saturday -- April 15, 2017

 

No Morning Mass

Traditional Blessing of Easter Food Baskets

12:00 noon

The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night

8:00p

This DOES satisfy your Easter obligation.

Easter Sunday -- April 16, 2017

Masses

7:30a

9:00a

10:30a

12:00 noon (Traditional Latin Mass)

There is NO 7:00p Mass on Easter Sunday.

Second Sunday of Easter -- April 23, 2017

Sunday of Divine Mercy

Masses

Saturday, April 22nd

5:00p

Sunday, April 23rd

7:30a

9:00a

10:30a

12:00 noon (Traditional Latin Mass)

Recitation of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy

followed by a Special Mass and Benediction

3:00p

This DOES satisfy your Sunday obligation.

We are unable to offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Sunday, April 23rd.

Nevertheless, it is not necessary to receive the Sacrament

on the actual day of the Feast itself.

7:00p

Annual
Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus will hold their Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15th at 10:00a SHARP on the the front lawn of Msgr. Fallon Hall (aka the Gym). In case of inclement weather, the event will be held inside Msgr. Fallon Hall.
All children are welcome to participate!

Lenten Regulations

  • The days of both Fast and Abstinence during Lent are Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

  • The other Fridays of Lent are days of Abstinence.

  • On a day of Fast, only one (1) full meal is permitted. Those between the ages of 18 and 59 are obliged to fast.

  • On a day of Abstinence, no meat may be eaten. Those who have reached the age of 14 are obliged by the law of Abstinence.

  • The obligation to observe the laws of Fast and Abstinence "substantially" or as a whole is a serious obligation.

  • The Fridays of the year, outside of Lent, are designated as days of Penance, but each individual may substitute for the traditional abstinence from meat some other practice of voluntary self-denial as Penance.

  • The time for fulfilling the Paschal Precept (Easter Duty) extends from the First Sunday of Lent (March 5, 2017) to the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity (June 11, 2017).

Pennsauken Lions' Club Pancake / Omelet Breakfast ... Sunday, April 9th

The Pennsauken Lions' Club is hosting a Pancake / Omelet Breakfast on Sunday, April 9th from 8:30a until 12:00 noon at Macaro's Catering Hall, 6225 Westfield Ave., Pennsauken. The cost is $10 per person. Tickets are available from Macaro's, any Lion member, or you can call 856-665-1722. Take out meals are available.

 

St. Peter School is a recipient of a Lions Club Scholarship. 

Your support of their fundraiser is most appreciated!

PALM SUNDAY PROCESSION

Fr. Byerley invites the Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grades to take part in our Palm Sunday Procession on April 9th at the 10:30a Mass. Children are to gather in front of the Monsignor Fallon Hall (Gym) at 10:15a on Palm Sunday so that they can receive their carnation / palm and line up for the procession.

ATTENTION PARENTS: It is advisable to first claim your seat in the church before taking your child to line up. They will need to know where their families will be seated. The children will be guided by catechists and teachers; however, a parent may process into the church with your child if you would like. Please allow the children to process into the church, down to the altar in line and then back up the side aisles.

Tea with Mother & Fashion Show

Sons and Daughters, Young or Old

Come Spend the Afternoon with your Mother!

Enjoy Spring Fashions Modeled by our Eighth Grade Class!

Nibble on Finger Sandwiches, Cookies & Brownies

while Sipping Tea and Lemonade!

Take a Chance at Our Many Raffles!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

2:00 - 4:00p

St. Peter Pastors' Hall

Adult: $15 ($20 at the door) Child 14 or younger: $5

Tea Attire Welcome!

New this year ... Wear a "tea" hat that you buy or make!

A winning hat will be selected after the Fashion Show

Tickets on Sale after the 9:00 & 10:30a Masses

on March 19th and 26th

Sponsored by Saint Peter School PTA

For more information regarding tickets, silent auction donations, and advertisements, please see the Notable Notes section

on the School Web Site

or please contact,

Jen Dolan at 856-304-9439 or e-mail her at jennidolan1202@gmail.com.

You are invited to our 

March Open House

and Spring Shadow Days!

Meet our Faculty and Students!

     Our first Spring Open House will be held on Sunday, March 26th from 10:00a to 12:00 noon. Enjoy a tour with our amazing students who will give you their firsthand account on all the wonderful programs and activities you will find at Saint Peter School.

Experience our 

Pre-K and Kindergarten Classrooms

Join us on Tuesdays during the month of April from 8:15 to 10:00a. Drop-in for a few minutes or stay the entire time! Your child will participate in a classroom experience so you can see all of the great things that are happening here! We will also provide tours of the school, along with refreshments. (If you have an older child who would like to attend a shadow day, please contact Kathy O'Callaghan to schedule a visit.)

FaithFULL Food Drive 2017

The Diocese of Camden's 4th Annual FaithFull Food Drive is set for Sunday, April 2, 2017. It is our hope that our parishes and our schools will work together to collect 150,000 pounds of food ... more than any single faith community could raise on its own!
Donations support anti-hunger efforts throughout South Jersey in partnership with Catholic Charities, the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, and many small, local pantries.
Please place you non-perishable food donations in the barrels at the entrances of the the church beginning this weekend! Thank you!

Saint Peter Altar & Rosary Society

The Saint Peter Altar & Rosary Society will be having a meeting on Monday,   April 3rd after the Miraculous Medal Novena in Pastors' Hall.

We are in desperate need of help with the laundering of the small altar linens (corporals, purificators, hand towels, etc.). It is an easy job that will take only about an hour or an hour and a half a month. If you would be kind enough to help us with this, please call Maria Lipenta at 856-665-0528 or Marge Campbell at 856-829-4205. Thank You!

Saint James

Please join us as we study the Book of James. This 11-part study, presented by Jeff Cavins, offers a wealth of practical solutions for anyone who has struggled to live a truly Christian life. 

This bible study will be facilitated by Paul and Cheryl Foti on Monday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30p in the Saint Peter Senior Center, unless otherwise noted.

No registration fee is required. Please call Kevin Bailey at 856-596-0337 if you have any questions.

The dates for this bible study are:

March 27th (we'll meet in Pastors' Hall / church basement)

Congratulations to the following

Saint Peter alumni and parish members

who have been named to the first semester Honor Roll

at Camden Catholic High School!

Distinguished Honors

Grade 10: Matthew Manfredonia

Grade 11: Maureen Dymond & Cecelia Ensell

Honors

Grade 9: Matthew Callaway & Lillian Smith

Grade 10: Matthew Coffey, Lauren Conley, Ronald Crane, & Hayley Pierson

Grade 11: Brett Russell, Christopher Stefanacci, Brianna Broccoli, & Christopher O'Callaghan

Grade 12: Samantha Kehner, Alanna Noone, Brandon Notz, William Eisler, & Emilie Reustle

Saint Peter School PTA & the Knights of Columbus Council 6735

present

Irish Fest ~ Beef & Beer

Fundraiser

Saturday, March 25, 2017

8:00p to 12:00 midnight

in Pastors' Hall

This one is for the adults! 

Come out for this community-wide event to celebrate being Irish

or knowing someone who is!

Cost: $20 per person / $35 per two (2) tickets*           * Discount only applies on multiples of two.

Included: Food, draft beer, live music by Hit the Bottle Boys and DJ. There will be a 50/50 and raffles, too!

Tickets may be purchased online through the school website on the event page. will be sold after the 9:00 and 10:30a weekend Masses beginning March 5th. Please call Krista Doughterty at 610-256-9188 for more information.

No Miraculous Medal Novena ... Please attend our Parish Mission

There will be no Miraculous Medal Novena on Monday, March 20th.

Instead, the parish will be having its annual Parish Mission.

Please consider attending each evening,

Monday, March 20th through Thursday, March 23rd

at 7:00p as our guest, Fr. Dermot Roache, SMA

speaks on Healing the Family.

Our Parish Mission will be held Monday, March 20th through Thursday, March 23rd at 7:00p each evening. Fr. Dermot Roache, SMA, will be presenting to us each evening and his theme will be "Healing the Family." Please take some time out of your busy schedule to slow down this Lenten season and join us here at Saint Peter!

Fr. Dermot S. Roache is a member of the Society of African Missions (SMA Fathers) since 2001. He is a native of Brooklyn, New York and a former middle school teacher. Fr. Roache spent several years serving as a missionary priest in Kenya, as well as in the northern region of South Africa.

The SMA Fathers serve the Church in more than 16 countries on the African continent. While working with the broken families of South Africa, Fr. Roache was guided by the Holy Spirit to author a prayer entitled, "Act of Consecration of the Family to The Divine Mercy," calling on God's Mercy to help families heal and to surrender in complete trust all their family members past, present, and future. Fr. Roache is currently interim administrator of Christ the King Church in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Weather-Related Closings / Cancellations at St. Peter

for Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The following is a list of Closings and Cancellations for Saint Peter Church / School due to the weather:

Saint Peter School and the Saint Peter Senior Center are closed today.

The Adoration Chapel is closed today. It will reopen, Wednesday, March 15, 2017 after the 9:00a Mass.

Stations of the Cross scheduled for 1:30p today is cancelled.

Religious Education classes scheduled for today are cancelled.

Prayer at the Cross scheduled for 7:00p today is cancelled.

Knights of Columbus Business Meeting scheduled for 8:00p today is cancelled.

Please be careful and safe today!

St. Peter Senior Ministry invites you to attend 

the showing of

Apparition Hill

A film about life and what comes after.

[Seven strangers journey to Medjugorie, a village in Bosnia-Herzegovina, to investigate reports of miracles and supernatural phenomena.  Join two atheists, one believer, a mother struggling with cancer, a man diagnosed with ALS, a struggling addict, and a woman questioning her faith as they search for answers to life’s big questions on Apparition Hill].  

 

Wednesday, March 29th at 7:00 PM

AMC Loews, Cherry Hill 24

 

Tickets are $15.00 - Adult/Senior; $5.00 children; $40.00 for a family of 4 or more.  Special Guest Appearance by Richard Vosler (he is one of the seven “strangers” in the film).  This event will support the St. Peter Senior Ministry.  

Tickets for this event are sold out.

Lenten Devotions with Irish Tenor, Mark Forrest

Inspirational  Concert

Please join us here at Saint Peter on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 3:00p for an inspirational concert given by Irish Tenor, Mark Forrest. Mark has captivated audiences from the White House to cathedrals and stages world-wide. mark is the father of eight boys and currently resides in Northern Virginia. Mark and his wife, Muriel, are founders of the Faith and Family Foundation, which assists special-needs children.

Marian Evening of Prayer

Please join us here at Saint Peter on Monday, March 6, 2017 at 7:00p for a Marian Evening of Prayer with Mark Forrest. Reflect on the Blessed Virgin Mary's role in your spiritual life. The evening will include Adoration, meditation, music, and prayer.

There will be a free-will donation at both events.

"Big Bucks" Raffle Tickets

Available every weekend in Pastors' Hall!

$25,000 Grand Prize*

Plus 99 other prizes!

* Prizes based on the sale of all 3,000 tickets

Ticket are also available in the Rectory.

Questions? Please contact Paul K. Conti, Jr.

at 856-905-7040 or plc.thegeneral@gmail.com

   Please visit ManUpPhilly.com for information and to register!

   This year, Man-Up Philly will be holding the 9th annual Men's Spirituality Conference in Philadelphia. We encourage all men to join us for an inspiring time of faith and sharing. Experience our area's largest Men's Spirituality conference first-hand and join others who are ready to Man-Up by living our true mission as Catholic men.

   Speakers include: Marcellino D'Ambrosino, PhD (New York Times bestselling author & Catholic TV host), Kevin Reilly (former NFL player for the Philadelphia Eagles and cancer survivor), Damon Clarke Owens (international speaker and evangelist, founder and executive director of Joy-To-Be), Mark Forrest (acclaimed Irish tenor, whose melodic voice has filled concert halls and cathedrals world-wide.)

Triduum to Saint Peter ... February 20th - 22nd

Please join us at 7:00p on Monday, February 20th, Tuesday, February 21st, and Wednesday, February 22nd as we commemorate our Patron Saint.     Fr. Bronislaw Jakubiec, SDS, will be our guest speaker who will have a special presentation of unknown and unpublished stories about Pope Saint John Paul II. He will also bring a first class relic of Pope Saint John Paul II for us to venerate! 

Monday, February 20, 2017

 

3:00 - 6:30p

Veneration of Relics

7:00p

Exposition, Presentation by Fr. Bronislaw, Benediction

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

3:00 - 6:30p

Veneration of Relics

7:00p

Exposition, Presentation by Fr. Bronislaw, Benediction

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter

3:00 - 6:30p

Veneration of Relics

7:00p

Solemn Mass

Homily by Fr. Bronislaw

ALL Lectors and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

There will be a MANDATORY meeting on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 7:00p in Pastors' Hall. Please plan on attending.

Hospitality Sunday

Our next Hospitality Sunday will be held on February 19th.

All are welcome to a light breakfast

and fellowship in Pastors' Hall

after the 7:30, 9:00, and 10:30a Masses.

2017 St. Peter Annual Spring Flea Market

Where? -- Pastors’ Hall

 

When? -- Saturday, February 18th ~ 8:00a - 2:00p

Come as buyer, vendor or both! $20.00 includes table. Lots of Interesting items, lots of good food, and lots of great ways to have fun. For further info, please call Jo at 856-667-5237.

Confraternity of Christian Mothers

There will be a meeting of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers on Wednesday, February 15th at 7:00p in the Senior Center. This group meets for fellowship and prayer as a way to show love and support for one another as Catholic mothers and women. Please contact Jenny Yanka at 513-315-9622 or e-mail her at jenny_yanka@hotmail.com with any questions.

All women are welcome!

We are currently in need of Ushers to help take up the collections at Mass. We have a special need for Ushers at the 5:00p Saturday evening Mass, but help is needed at all of the Sunday Masses, too! Please call the Rectory at 856-663-1373 to help us with this important ministry!

Do you have creative talents to share with our parish in a fun way? Our Bulletin Board Team is seeking volunteers! Please contact Meg Warner at 856-630-3001 or megwarner13@gmail.com to find out how you can help!

Basic Evangelization Training

with Saint Paul Street Evangelization!

You are invited to attend an all-day workshop on Basic Evangelization

When?     February 4, 2017 from 10:00a - 4:00p

Where?     The Collegium Center for Faith and Culture

                  301 White Horse Pike

                 Haddon Heights

At this workshop, you will learn how to answer questions about the faith in a loving manner in order to draw people closer to Jesus Christ. The Presenter is nationally-known Adam Janke, Program Director of Saint Paul Street Evangelization.

To register: please send $25, along with your name, e-mail, phone number, and parish affiliation to CCFC, 301 White Horse Pike, Haddon Heights, NJ 08035. This covers the costs of materials you will receive at the workshop, as well as light refreshments.

Any questions? Please contact Brenda at 856-534-0400 or go to their website by clicking here. This is an incredible one-time opportunity! Invite your friends!

Boy Scout Troop 118 Hoagie Sale

Our local Boy Scout Troop 118 will be taking orders for Super Bowl Sunday hoagies after all the Masses on January 29th. Get your orders in! Hoagies are $6 each will be available for pick-up on Sunday February 5th between 10:00a and 2:00p in Pastors' Hall.

 

All proceeds benefit Scouts' activities and outdoor programs. 

"A Scout is REVERENT"

Next Sunday, February 5, 2017 is Scout Sunday. All Scouts are invited to participate in an opening procession at the 9:00a Mass. Class A uniforms are required. If you wish to bring your troop flag, you must provide your own stand. Instructions will be given as to where to place it prior to the beginning of Mass. Please meet in Pastors' Hall (the church basement) by 8:45a. 

Saint Peter Blood Drive

Monday, February 6th ~ 2:30 - 7:30p

Pastors' Hall

Make your appointment today!

Visit www.redcrossblood.org

and use Sponsor Code

St Peter RCC Merchantville

Area hospital patients are counting on you!

Remember to HYDRATE ~ Drink plenty of water!

Please remember to bring your identification.

2017 Mass Book is NOW OPEN

     Due to the size of our Parish and the number of requests for Masses, it has become necessary that we place a limit on Announced Masses (i.e., Masses celebrated here at St. Peter Church where you know the date and time of the Mass) requested at the time of book opening.

 

     This limit is ten (10) Masses. In fairness to all Parishioners, you may request five (5) of those 10 Masses for the same time, e.g. Saturdays at 5:00p, Sundays at 9:00a, etc. We also offer a multiple Mass intention at the principal Mass on Sunday at 10:30a. The donation for an announced Mass is $15.00.

 

     There is no limit on the number of unannounced Masses (Masses offered for our loved ones, but without a specific date or time). The donation for an unannounced Mass is $10.00.

 

     This policy is necessitated as a result of people who might request 30 to 40 Masses at the opening of the Mass Book each year. We are fortunate to have so many Masses celebrated here each year, but 30 to 40 Masses requested per individual quickly fills the Book. Hence, by mid-Spring to early-Summer our book is almost full. Thus, if Parishioners die during mid-year to year-end, there are no announced Masses available for two years from their death and this is greatly upsetting to the surviving members of the family.

 

     You are kindly asked to remember the Holy Souls in Purgatory with unannounced Masses or if you wish you may consider the Purgatorial Society Enrollment which offers a monthly Mass for their happy repose. You may also enroll your loved ones by name in the Purgatorial Society. The donation is $25.00 per enrollment.

 

     We are doing all that is humanly possible to accommodate everyone. Thank you for your kind cooperation in this matter!

Rectory Office Hours are:

Monday through Friday

9:00a until Noon & 1:00 - 5:00p

(The office is closed for lunch between 12:00 noon and 1:00p.)

2016-17     Christmas & New Year's Schedules     2016-17

Saturday, December 17th

Sacrament of Penance: 3:00 to 5:00p & 7:00 to 8:30p

Monday, December 19th

Masses: 6:45 & 9:00a

No Miraculous Medal Novena

Sacrament of Penance: 7:00 to 8:00p

Tuesday, December 20th

Masses: 6:45 & 9:00a

Sacrament of Penance: 9:30 to 10:30a & 7:00 to 8:00p

Wednesday, December 21st & Thursday, December 22nd

Masses: 6:45 & 9:00a

Friday, December 23rd

Parish Rectory is Closed

Masses: 6:45 & 9:00a

Saturday, December 24th (Christmas Eve)

No Sacrament of Penance (Confession)

Mass: 9:00a

Masses on Christmas Eve

4:00p

6:00p (Children's Mass with Nativity Pageant)

8:00p

11:30p (Christmas Music & Carols)

Solemn Mass at Midnight (with Choir & Orchestra)

Sunday, December 25th (Christmas Day)

7:30a

9:00a

10:30a

12:00 noon (Traditional Latin Mass - Missa Cantata)

No 7:00p Mass on Christmas Day

Monday, December 26th

 Parish Rectory is Closed

Mass: 6:45 & 9:00a

No Miraculous Medal Novena

 

Tuesday, December 27th through Friday, December 30th

Masses: 6:45 & 9:00a

Saturday, December 31st

Sacrament of Penance: 4:00 to 5:00p (No 7:30p Confessions on New Year's Eve)

Mass at 5:00p (Vigil, Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God)

Sunday, January 1st (Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God)

Masses on New Year's Day

7:30a

9:00a

10:30a

12:00 noon (Traditional Latin Mass - Missa Cantata)

No 7:00p Mass on New Year's Day

1st Annual

Saint Peter School

Fall Festival

Fundraiser

Support our Students!
Saturday, October 22, 2016
12:00 noon to 4:00p
Rain or Shine

Buy tickets in ADVANCE

after ALL Saturday and Sunday Masses

October 8th to October 16th

or online.

Pre-Sale Discount: Kid bracelets $20 (at the event $25)

Bracelet includes: unlimited games, bounce house***, velcro wall***, manicures and tattoos and one (1) of each craft.

Buy your food tickets in advance to avoid the line.

Cost: Adults $10, Seniors $8, Children &7

For more information contact: Marci Abate at mabate1008@yahoo.com

* Tickets will not be sold after 7:00p Mass on Sunday.

** Go to stpeterschool.org to the event page to pay online.

*** Bounce House & Velcro Wall have age and height requirements.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

10:00a until 12:00 noon

Come out and see

all of the great things happening here!

For more information,
please visit the school website:

www.stpeterschool.org

Our Lady's Missionaries of the Eucharist

invites you to a special weekend retreat ...

Have you ever considered spending a time apart

with Jesus to grow your spiritual life?

 

If not, why not do so

beginning Friday evening, November 11th

through Sunday, November 13th, 12:00 noon?

This retreat is offered by Sister Joan Noreen, Co-Founder of OLME and EWTN Host of "Eucharistic Journey." It will be held at the Ave Maria Retreat House at the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. This retreat will include daily Eucharist, Eucharistic Adoration, conferences on Catholic spirituality, prayer with Sacred Scripture, Liturgy of the Hours, and much more!

For more information, please contact:

Our Lady's Missionaries of the Eucharist

640 E Main St, Birdsboro, PA 19508

olme@olme.org ... 610-582-3333 ... www.olme.org

Designer bag bingo

Saturday, November 12, 2016

St. Peter's Pastors' Hall

Doors open at 6:00p

Games begin at 7:30p SHARP

BINGO with Authentic Designer Bags

Cost is $35 per person for 15 games

Additional game packs will be available to purchase.

In addition, there will be Bag Raffles - 50/50 - Door Prizes

No tickets will be sold at the door. Tables will only be reserved in groups of eight (8).

Coffee, tea, soda, and water will be served.

Feel free to bring your favorite snacks and drinks to share.

Bags are NOT returnable or exchangeable.

Must be 18 to play

Tickets will be sold after the Saturday 5p Mass and after all Masses on Sunday.

The RCIA classes will be held every Thursday at 7:00p in the Senior Center beginning October 27, 2016. Classes are open to anyone who desires to join the Roman Catholic Church or any Catholic who has not received all of the Sacraments of initiation and would like to receive them. The classes are also open to those Catholics who would like a "refresher" course in the Faith. For more information, click here or please contact the rectory at (856) 663-1373.

Come for the fun ...

Come for the Christmas Shopping ....

Come to support LIFE!

Benefit Auction and Dinner Dance

Saturday, November 12, 2016

6:00-10:00p

$35 per person includes hors d'oeuvres, buffet dinner,

soft drinks, and dessert. Cash bar

One lucky winner will go home with a 50" Flat Screen TV!

Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.optionsbenefit.weebly.com.

All details can be found on the website. Discounted Chinese Auction tickets may be purchased in advance for $40 ($50 at the door).

Questions? Please call Andrea at 856-795-0166

Ticket purchase deadline is Monday, November 7th.

November is the month to remember

our dearly departed ...

 

Tuesdays during November

we celebrate Solemn Vespers (Evening Prayer) with Benediction

to remember our dearly departed.

Why not attend November 8th, November 15th, or November 22nd?

7:00p in St. Peter Church

Christmas Trees will be lighting up

St. Peter Church and Merchantville!

Once again, we will be illuminating our church property with Christmas Trees in memory of our Deceased Loved Ones, in honor of Living Family Members, and for Special Intentions.

The price of a tree will be $150.00

Please complete the green form which can be found at the entrances of the church or print out and complete the form available here on our website and bring it to the Rectory.

Our tree lighting will be on Saturday, December 10th after the 5:00p Mass

The Deadline for ordering your trees is Wednesday, November 30th!

To one and all ...

a Happy & Blessed Thanksgiving!

Please note: Mass on Thanksgiving Day will be at 9:00a ONLY

(There is no 6:45a Mass.)

 

Please bring something you will be eating or drinking at your Thanksgiving Celebration so that it may be blessed. In this way, you can take home the Lord's blessing to share with your loved ones. Suggestions? (a bottle of wine, bread, pies, candy, etc.)

The Rectory will be CLOSED 

on Thursday, November 24th & Friday, November 25th.

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

Thursday, December 8, 2016 is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, is the Patronal Feast of the United States of America, and is a Holy Day of Obligation.

Masses for the Holy Day at St. Peter are as follows:

     Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 7:00p is the Vigil Mass for the Holy Day.

     Thursday, December 8, 2016, Masses are at 6:45a, 9:00a, 12:00 noon (Latin), and 

     7:00p.

Rorate Mass

Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 6:00a

"Seek not the face of the Priest in the Mass,

but the face of Almighty God!"

Please join us as we come together as a Parish Family to celebrate the unique European tradition of the Rorate Mass. Our church will be illuminated with only candlelight as we celebrate the Mass in the Extraordinary Form (Traditional Latin) and anticipate the beauty of another dawn. If you have never experienced the Rorate Mass, please plan on doing so this year!

Please join us on Saturday, December 10th ...

... after the 5:00p Mass for our Annual Tree Lighting!

We will be having hot chocolate, cookies,

and our Children's Choir singing traditional holiday tunes.

Begin the celebration of the season

with your Parish Family here at St. Peter!

Saint Peter School

Basketball Program

Needs Your Help!

We are in need of coaches. If interested, please contact Vincent Madiraca at madiraca@stpeterschool.org.

Saint Peter School

Established 1927
Support our Students!

Christmas Bazaar

     This year, the Saint Peter School Christmas Bazaar will be held Friday, December 2nd and Saturday, December 3rd. This event is not only a major fundraiser for the school, but it is also a time-honored tradition. Come out to shop at one of our fantastic vendors, have a delicious meal or baked good, and take a few chances on our fabulous silent auction baskets!

     Every year, the Silent Auction committee requests donations from our local businesses and parishioners, as well as school parents, to help create our silent auction baskets. We are always looking for donations of items you no longer want or need, such as baskets, gift cards, basket filler (newspaper or red or green shredded paper), cash, or any other unused or gently-used items you think someone might be excited to win. Please spread the word ... any and all donations are greatly appreciated!

Please contact

Tina Deiwert at tdeiwert@verizon.net

or Roe Napoli at roseym12@yahoo.com

for more information.

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