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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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Light Weigh One King

Light Weigh One King weight loss program

A new session of Light Weigh One King began at St. Peter’s on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Conference Room. Light Weigh One King is a 12-week Catholic Bible Study – DVD program devoted to helping those who struggle with food or other temptations find freedom in Christ! This program has been recommended by an Archbishop, priests, doctors, nurses, nutritionists and Prevention Magazine for weight loss and health. There are no weigh-ins. Please view the Light Weigh Orientation video at: www.lightweigh.com and click on the Light Weigh One King Orientation Video on the right side halfway down the page.

If you are interested in joining the St. Peter’s Parish Group call Julie Romero at 337-577-2816 to order your program materials and join this life changing program!

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
6:00 pm - Light Weigh One King in the Conference Room.

St. Peter’s Alive

Join us on Sunday mornings following the 9 am Solemn High Mass for St. Peter’s Alive. This is a great opportunity to join our Church family for conversation and refreshments. St. Peter’s Alive takes places on the church lawn near the rectory.

Iberia Mental Health Initiative, Inc.

Iberia Mental Health Initiative, Inc.
Presents A Free Public Program

“From Training Wheels to Four Wheels, Steering Children In The Direction Of Good Mental Health”

Speaker: Mary Margaret Gleason, MD, FAAP.
Professor of Psychiatry, Tulane University School of Medicine.

About This Program

Having good mental health is key to the well-being of every child. From the toddler years to the adolescent and teen years, Dr. Gleason will discuss mental health issues that impact children today. She will present information on how to recognize the signs of potential problems, such as anxiety, depression, and the dangers of social media, while providing parents and other concerned adults with tools to support a child's mental health.

  • Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019
  • Time: 6:00 PM
  • Place: Sliman Center for the Performing Arts
    129 East Main Street
    New Iberia, LA 70560

For more information, call: (337) 944-4171

Theology on Tap

Theology on TapThe Office of Marriage and Family Life restarted Theology on Tap! ToT is a speaker series that takes place in a fun, relaxed, setting centrally located in Lafayette. It is a unique opportunity for young adults to explore issues and topics that relate to the Catholic faith in a casual environment. Speakers, both religious and lay, will present material that will encourage thoughtful discussions and a deeper understanding of the faith.

The evenings will take place on the third Thursday of each month in a side room of Deano’s South on Kaliste Saloom. Participants are invited to come early (6:30 PM) to eat and the speaker's presentation will begin promptly at 7:30 PM. You do not need to pre-register. If you have any questions, contact the office at 337-261-5653.

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Abortion Alternatives and Abortion Recovery Programs

In the past few weeks so many people have had the opportunity to see the phenomenal movie “Unplanned.” This movie has stirred an awakening as to the horror of what abortion causes. The Church in her ministry of mercy has within our own community and Diocese so much to offer to those who are considering abortion and those who have at one point in their life chosen abortion.

We are very proud of the work of the Unexpected Pregnancy Center located here in New Iberia. Continue to spread the word as to the good work that is accomplished by that dedicated team of individuals who accompany confused and scared women in times of their unexpected pregnancies. Also, if you are aware of women who have had an abortion, please let them know of Project Rachel which is a wonder ministry here in the Diocese of Lafayette.

Project Rachel – A post abortion healing and reconciliation program for those suffering the negative effects of an abortion experience. The individual sessions are held weekly where they receive the healing grace of God through a nine-step healing program. Contact: Trista @ 337.261.5598.

Steps to Heaven

Steps to Heaven is a non-profit organization which provides families with burial remembrances (burial gowns, pocket blankets, keepsake pillows, and stone angels) free of charge to those who have experienced the loss of an infant through miscarriage, still birth, or infant death.

Please call 337-654-1781 for more information.

The Choice Wine

The Choice Wine is a pathway to authentic marital happiness. Couples will learn how to virtually divorce-proof their marriages, experience the superabundant love and mercy of God and realize a foretaste of Paradise in their marriages and families. For a complete list of parishes participating in The Choice Wine or for more information, please visit https://paradisusdei.org/the-choice-wine/.

Counseling and Counseling Referrals Office of Marriage and Family Life Diocese of Lafayette

Couples, families, and individuals in crisis can contact the Office of Marriage and Family Life (261-5653) to inquire about counseling offered through our office or for referrals to Counselors who have agreed to work with our office.

The Office of Marriage and Family Life's counseling policy is to refer out those who have insurance and to only see those who do not. Those who we do see may donate whatever amount they can to the support of our office. We also refer to Outpatient Facilities, Drug Rehabilitation Programs, and Family and Parenting Programs.

Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Patch Volunteer Opportunities

Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest

Sponsored by St. Peter’s KC Council 1208

Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest St Peter's KC Council 1208 invites all New Iberia area Catholic students in grades 8 through 12 to take part in the Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest. The Theme of the 2019 Contest is: "Discuss the Meaning of Virtue and How You Live and Embody The Virtue of Charity." The deadline for St Peter's Council to receive essays is Tuesday, October 22, 2019. Two $50 prizes will be awarded to the two highest scoring essays we receive.

The Top Essay at each grade level (up to 5 essays) will be forwarded for District and/or Jurisdiction judging. Winning essays at the Jurisdiction level go on to International competition. Student eligibility is based on religious affiliation regardless of school attended. St Peter's Council 1208 will distribute promotional materials, entry forms, and contest rules. More info at: kofc.org/essay

GUIDELINES: Essays must be the student's original work and must reflect the assigned theme. Essays MUST be typed and be 500 to 750 words. The student's name should appear ONLY on the official Catholic Citizenship Contest entry form, which must be stapled to the essay. All entries become the property of the Knights of Columbus and will not be returned.

JUDGING: Essays will be graded on a 100-point scale:

35 points Content - How clearly is the theme presented?

30 points Grammar - Does the essay reflect proper sentence and paragraph structure and utilize correct spelling?

35 points Style - Does the essay show creativity, imagination and development of the topic in a compelling style?

Flocknote

The sign-up opportunity is still available. Below is the information that we need to have to enroll you. Please fill it out and place it in the collection basket or mail it to the parish office. Each household can have as many users as desired. Each person wanting to be included simply has to give us their name, cell phone number and/or email address.

Flocknote Sign-Up

Volunteers Needed for Prison Ministry

Volunteers Needed for Prison Ministry

New Choir Members Welcome!

Have you ever wondered what goes into preparing the sacred music that is sung at Mass, or have you ever wondered what it would be like to be part of a choir? If so, please consider joining our parish choir, The Voices of St. Peter. We meet on Tuesdays at 6 pm for rehearsal. For more information, you may contact our parish Director of Sacred Music, Mr. Ben LeBleu at 465-2164. Hope to see you soon!!

What is Natural Family Planning? (NFP)

Also called fertility awareness, Natural Family Planning (NFP) is a term used to naturally achieve or postpone pregnancy. These methods are based on observation of the naturally occurring signs and symptoms of the fertile and infertile phases of a woman's cycle. No drugs, devices, or surgical procedures are used to postpone pregnancy. NFP reflects the dignity of the woman within the context of marriage and family life, promotes openness to life, and recognizes the value of the child. By respecting the love-giving and lifegiving natures of marriage, NFP can enrich the bond between husband and wife.

The Diocese of Lafayette currently has instructors trained in the following methods: Billings Ovulation Method, Creighton Model System and Sympto-Thermal Method. Please contact Kelly Chapman at the Diocese of Lafayette (337) 261-5653 to learn more or to register for learning a seminar on a particular method.

2nd Union Marriage Preparation Course

In February, we will be starting a new marriage prep course for couples where one or both of the individuals have been married before. This Remarriage in Christ Program will include: Life Skills Development, Theology of the Body, Discussions of Unique Issues that Face Blended Families Today, A Question and Answer Session Led by the Team, Confessions and Mass. Rev. Fr. Jude Halphen, PhD, Deacon Mike Crain, LAC and Luke Elliott, PhD will be the facilitators.

Please visit https://www.diolaf.org/foundations to register couples for this course. 2019 class will be November 2, 2019.

Events in Our Parish

Friday, October 18, 2019

  • Pumpkin Patch open 2 pm – 6 pm
  • 6:00 am – Confession & Rosary (Church)
  • 6:30 am – Mass (Church)

Saturday, October 19, 2019

  • Pumpkin Patch open 10 am – 6 pm
  • 6:00 am – Confession (Church)
  • 6:30 am – Mass (Church)
  • 3:00 pm – Confessions (Church)
  • 4:00 pm – Anticipated Mass (Church)

Sunday, October 20, 2019

  • Pumpkin Patch open 10 am – 6 pm
  • 7:30 am – Mass (Church)
  • 9:00 am – Solemn High Mass (Church)
  • 10:05 am – CCD Class # 2 (Parish Hall)
  • 11:00 am – Family Mass with Nursery service & children’s Church (Church)
  • 4:30 pm – Youth Choir rehearsal (Church)
  • 6:00 pm – Mass (Church)

Monday, October 21, 2019

  • Pumpkin Patch open 2 pm – 6 pm
  • 5:00 pm – Confession (Church)
  • 5:30 pm – Mass (Church)
  • 6:00 pm – Living Rosary Rehearsal (Parish Hall)

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

  • Pumpkin Patch open 2 pm – 6 pm
  • 11:25am – Pro-Life Rosary (Church)
  • 11:30 am – Confessions (Church)
  • 12:10 pm – Mass (Church)
  • 4:00 pm – Choir rehearsal (CFB) New members welcome!!

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

  • Pumpkin Patch open 2 pm – 6 pm
  • 8:00 am – Prayer Blanket Ministry (Conference Rm)
  • 5:00 pm – Confessions (Church)
  • 5:30 pm – Mass (Church)
  • 6:00 pm – Vespers (Church)
  • 6:00 pm – Light Weigh One King (Conference Rm)
  • 7:00 pm – Living Rosary

Thursday, October 24, 2019

  • Pumpkin Patch open 2 pm – 6 pm
  • 6:00 am – Confession & Rosary (Church)
  • 6:30 am – Mass (Church)
  • 7:00 am – Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Church)
  • 4:00 pm – Landscaping Committee (Church Lawn)

Friday, October 25, 2019

  • Pumpkin Patch open 2 pm – 6 pm
  • 6:00 am – Confession & Rosary (Church)
  • 6:30 am – Mass (Church)

Saturday, October 26, 2019

  • Pumpkin Patch open 10 am - 6 pm
  • 6:00 am – Confession (Church)
  • 6:30 am – Mass (Church)
  • 3:00 pm – Confessions (Church)
  • 4:00 pm – Anticipated Mass (Church)

Sunday, October 27, 2019

  • Pumpkin Patch open 10 am – 6 pm
  • 7:30 am – Mass (Church)
  • 9:00 am – Solemn High Mass (Church)
  • 11:00 am – Family Mass with Nursery service & children’s Church (Church)
  • 4:30 pm – Youth Choir rehearsal (church)
  • 6:00 pm – Mass (Church)

Social Service Center Monthly Report

Social Service Center Monthly Report

Bishop's Services Appeal

Bishops Services Appeal

Divorce Recovery Program

Divorce Recovery Program

The Diocesan Office of Family Life offers a 6-week divorce recovery program for those who have suffered from divorce/separation. Please visit their website, www.diolaf.org/divorcerecovery to register or find out more information. Currently this program has meetings at St. Joseph Church, Rayne; St. Pius X Church, Lafayette and Our Lady of Fatima Church, Lafayette.

Fr. Blanda would like to see our parish sponsor this program for our South Deanery. If you are interested in becoming a facilitator for this program, please get in touch with Fr. Blanda through the parish office. He can assist in getting any interested facilitator trained through the Office of Family Life.