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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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Resurrection Easter Egg Hunt with the Sisters

Resurrection Easter Egg Hunt with the Sisters

Fellowship Friday Bingo

The St. Peter Fellowship Friday Bingo nights will resume this coming Easter Season. These Friday nights are wonderful opportunities for our parishioners to gather for fun, community and relaxation. Since the time that these Bingo nights have been initiated, the parishioners who attend have enjoyed a simple yet joyful time together. The prizes offered for the Bingo games come from donations by our parishioners. Fr. Blanda has recently donated a few items that will be used in our upcoming games.

The parish is very grateful to Mrs. Kitty Metz who initiated this parish activity. We thank Kitty and all the many volunteers of our parish who provide community building opportunities.

Pilgrimage to Rome/Fatima/London

In commemoration of his 30th anniversary of priesthood ordination, Fr. Michael Russo, pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Church in Lafayette, is leading a pilgrimage to Rome and Fatima on May 25th through June 5th, with an optional extension to London through June 8th.

Brochures are available at the Fatima Church Office (337-232-8945). There is only limited space available, so now is the time to make contact.

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.

St. Peter’s Youth Group Visits Consolata Nursing Home

St. Peters Youth Group Visits Consolata Nursing Home

Light Weigh One King

Light Weigh One King weight loss program

A new session of Light Weigh One King is beginning at St. Peter’s on Wednesday, May 1, 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, April 24, 2019
6:00 pm - Light Weigh One King in the Conference Room.

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/.

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 classes will be August 31, and November 2, 2019.

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.

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.

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.

Events in Our Parish

Thursday, April 18, 2019 Holy Thursday

  • 12 noon: Parish Office Closes
  • 6:30 pm – Mass of the Lord’s Supper
  • 7:30 - 9 pm: Adoration in Divine Mercy Chapel

Friday, April 19, 2019 Good Friday

  • Parish office closed
  • 3:00 pm: Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion
  • 4:00 to 5:00 pm: Veneration of the Relic of the True Cross

Saturday, April 20, 2019 Easter Vigil

  • 8:00 pm – Vigil of Easter

Sunday, April 21, 2019 Easter Sunday

  • 7:30 am – Mass
  • 9:00 am—Solemn Mass of Easter Sunday
  • 11:00 am – Family Mass
  • 12:00 noon – Easter egg hunt with the Sisters
  • 4:45 pm – Youth Choir rehearsal
  • 5:15 pm – Confessions
  • 6:00 pm– Mass

Monday, April 22, 2019

  • 5:00 pm – Confession (Church)
  • 5:30 pm – Mass (Church)
  • Parish Office Closed

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

  • 6:00 am- That Man is You (Parish Hall)
  • 11:25am– Pro-Life Rosary (Church)
  • 11:30 am – Confessions (Church)
  • 12:10 pm – Mass (Church)

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

  • 8:00 am – Prayer Blanket Ministry (Conference Rm.)
  • 5:00 pm – Confessions (Church)
  • 5:30 pm – Mass (Church)
  • 6:00 pm – Light Weigh One King (Conference Rm.)
  • 6:00 pm – Vespers (Church)

Thursday, April 25, 2019

  • 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, April 26, 2019

  • 6:00 am – Confession & Rosary (Church)
  • 6:30 am – Mass (Church)

Saturday, April 27, 2019

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

Sunday, April 28, 2019

  • 7:30 am – Mass (Church)
  • 9:00 am – Solemn High Mass (Church)
  • 10:00 am – St. Peter’s Alive (Church lawn)
  • 11 am – Family Mass with Nursery service and Children’s Church (Church)
  • 3:00 pm – Divine Sunday Mass
  • 4:30 pm – Youth Choir rehearsal (Church)
  • 6:00 pm – Mass (Church)

Flocknote

Flocknote Instructions:

We are aware that not everyone was able to sign up for Flocknote a few weeks ago, so we are including step by step instructions to help you receive messages about important parish information. For those of you who do not know what Flocknote is, it is a messaging system that allows the coordinator of each parish ministry to send out important notes and reminders to those involved in that particular ministry. For example, Adoration Adorers will be reminded about First Friday Adoration a few days prior to the Thursday it begins. Fr. Blanda and Fr. Albert will be able to send out messages about special Masses, cancellations, and overall important information about things going on in the parish.

If you receive either text messages or E-mails, you can sign up for Flocknote. Flocknote is free as long as you are paying for text messages. If your plan only allows a certain amount of messages, then you may be charged if you go over your message allowance that month. Flocknotes are not sent out often, so charges should not be an issue.

If you have any questions about Flocknote, please contact the Parish Office at 369-3816.

1. Go to your text messages and create a new message and type stpeters (all lowercase and one word as shown) as the message, and send the text to 84576.

2. You will receive a text message with an Internet link similar to this: http://fn2.co/4992c7

3. Click the link and create a profile with your first name and last name.

4. Choose the ministries that YOU are involved in. Please do not choose a ministry that you or your child (if applicable) are not directly involved in! Approval has to be given for each ministry, and if you are not part of that ministry, you will not be allowed in that group. If you are not involved in any ministries but would like to receive general messages from Fr. Blanda, Fr. Albert, and staff, then you will be able to receive those just by signing up.

5. Click NEXT and you are done!