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St. Peter's Catholic Church

108 E. St. Peter St.~ New Iberia LA 70560 ~ (337) 369-3816

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Confirmation and First Holy Communion Parent Meeting

There are two important meetings scheduled for parents of students making First Holy Communion and Confirmation this year. Please make every effort to attend as important information will be given regarding these sacramental programs.

Confirmation and First Holy Communion Parent Meeting

Confirmation for Adult Catholics

Adult Christian Confirmation

The next Adult Confirmation class will begin on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 6:15 PM in the Parish Hall Conference Room. Classes are scheduled for 6:15 PM on Tuesdays; July 30, August 6, August 13, and August 20. To be eligible for Confirmation, the candidate must attend all classes and meet the Church’s requirement for Adult Confirmation. For additional information and registration, please contact Deacon Cannon at 369-3816.

 

St. Peter Parish Library

Did you know that St. Peter Parish has a library that is available to our parishioners? Our parish library has material specifically related to spirituality, theology, catechesis, the lives of the saints, etc. Our library which located in the conference room of our parish offices is open to our parishioners Monday—Thursday from 1:00 pm—4:00 pm and Friday mornings from 8:00 am—11:00 am. Books may be taken home as they are signed out and returned in the same way in which a public library system operates.

St. Peter Parish Library

Following God's Will

By Seminarian Cole Zaunbrecher

Cole Zaunbrecher God has a plan for each one of us. He has a calling for us to hear and a role for us to play in the lives that he has given us. We should be open and ready to follow these callings, whatever they may be. To follow the will of God, one must be humble enough to allow God to fill their lives. God must become the biggest part of one's life. We reach this through prayer, sacrifice, and love. Doing this is in today’s world is hard because of societal pressures and the mentality that always repeats “I control my life, who I am, and what I do” and “No one and no thing can tell me what or who I am.  These ideas keep us from opening up to the possibility of God guiding us to who we are meant to be and what we are meant to do with our lives. This tempts us to run away from God's plan and will for us and therefore causes us to run away from God Himself. Though God's will can be frightening at first and may even appear unappealing to us. God always has our best interest in mind. I was once told that God would never lead us to do something that will make us unhappy in the long run and I truly believe this is so. To help encourage the people of today's world to follow God's will one should pray for the Blessed Virgin Mary's intercession. She is the perfect example of what it means to follow God and His will. She faced the decision of bearing the Son of God and even though this was probably not on her bucket list and knew the difficulties that would come with this task she still said yes. She was able to put her wants, desires, and fears aside because she knew that God would not lead her astray. She willingly humbled herself to take on God's plan. So, when we pray to God wondering what our purpose in life might be. We can turn to Our Lady for help and ask that she guides us towards the response that we can give to God.

Man to Man Conference

2019 Man to Man Conference

On Saturday, August 10, the Man-to-Man Catholic Men’s Conference will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Lafayette. Our day will begin with an invocation by Bishop Douglas Deshotel and will include guest speakers Fr. James Brady and Jason Angelette. Keynote speaker will be Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, who will share his riveting conversion journey from Japanese mafia to Catholic priest. Fr. Bryce Sibley will serve as master of ceremonies. The event is open to men ages 18 and above, and the cost is $35 which includes a jambalaya lunch.

Visit http://www.M2M2019.com to register and for more information on this biennial event. 800 men attended the last conference, and you don’t want to miss this one!

CCD Registration

Please remember to register for the upcoming CCD school year.

Registration forms may be found on our parish website or at the parish office.

Christian Formation—A Broader View

Many people think of Christian Formation as a religious education program for children and youth. But it’s more than that. Christian Formation is a lifelong process aimed at personal conversion and growth in faith. So please take advantage of the adult programs that our parish offers. The website shows the many aspects of Christian Formation here at St. Peter Parish. We will also be highlighting these opportunities in the coming weeks.

Children’s Church Off for Summer

Children’s Church Off for Summer

As our schedule for Children’s Church coincides with the schedule of the school year, please note that this formation opportunity will not take place in the summer months. Children’s Church will resume in August as the new academic year will begin.

Many thanks to those parishioners of St. Peter’s that give their time each week to provide such an enriching opportunity to our young children!

Please also note that our nursery ministry during the 11:00 am Mass will continue to be provided during the summer months.

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FORMED—Free Access for St. Peter’s Parishioners

Did you know that our parish subscribes to FORMED and that every parishioner has free access to it?

FORMED On Demand is a subscription service offering access to thousands of studies, films, audios and eBooks. Discover great digital media from over 40 of the best Catholic content producers including the Augustine Institute, Ignatius Press, the USCCB, Catholic Answers, EWTN, St. Paul Center Marian Press, Sophia Press, Knights of Columbus, FOCUS and many more.

Through its online platform and free mobile apps for iOS and Android, FORMED has helped individuals and communities know, love and share their Catholic faith.

Our parish has been using this subscription for our catechetical programs, but by utilizing the special code below, any parishioner can have access to all that FORMED offers in their own home. Consider learning more about our faith through reading, videos and even family Bible studies. Simply go to formed.org and utilize the specific code for St. Peter Parish (ZBR3Y7). You will need to create your own user ID and password. Please enjoy your parishioner access to this wealth of Catholic information.

Christian Formation Director
St. Peter's Church
337-465-2164

There are now items for children on FORMED!

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Parish Code: ZBR3Y7