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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 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, June 12, 2019
6:00 pm - Light Weigh One King in the Conference Room.

Capturing the fun of the St. Peter Youth Group

Thanks Tulli and Skip for putting this event together for our youth.

It is wonderful to see our young parishioners enjoying themselves!

Capturing the fun of the St. Peter Youth Group

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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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

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.

St. Peter Altar Server Outing to New Orleans

St. Peter Altar Server Outing to New Orleans

On Saturday, July 13th we will be treating our parish altar servers to a day in New Orleans. The outing will consist of an opportunity to visit Notre Dame Seminary, St. Louis Cathedral, The New Orleans Aquarium and a boat ride on the famous Riverboat Natchez.

Our young servers are very dedicated to their ministry of serving at the altar of God. I would like to thank them for their dedication and give them an opportunity to spend the day with me and each other in a casual setting. The cost of this trip for 33 servers will be approximately $2300.000. This includes bus transportation, tickets to the Aquarium and Steamboat Natchez and lunch. It would be appreciated if our parishioners would contribute a little to assist the parish financially in providing this outing for our servers. Consider how it is customary to tip a waiter or waitress in a restaurant who serves at table. These young boys and girls as well as our high school students serve at the Table of the Lord each Sunday and even on weekdays. Let’s show them our appreciation with a generous tip.

If you would like to contribute to this outing, please place your donation in the Sunday collection in an envelope clearly marked “Altar Server Outing.” You can also mail it to the parish, drop it off at the parish office or give it to me personally. If the donations collected exceed the amount needed for this New Orleans trip, the extra funds will assist the parish in the expenses recently incurred in the purchase of the new red cassocks and red trimmed surplices that our servers are now wearing on feast days and solemnities.

Many thanks for your continuous generosity and support for our dedicated altar servers.

Fr. Blanda

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.

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/.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Events in Our Parish

Thursday, June 13, 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, June 14, 2019

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

Saturday, June 15, 2019

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

Sunday, June 16, 2019

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

Monday, June 17, 2019

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

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

  • 11:25 am– Pro-Life Rosary (Church)
  • 11:30 am – Confessions (Church)
  • 12:10 pm – Mass (Church)
  • 4:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal (Christian Formation Bldg.) - New members welcome!

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

  • 8:00 am – Prayer Blanket Ministry (Conference Room)3
  • 5:00 pm – Confessions (Church)
  • 5:30 pm – Mass (Church)
  • 6:00 pm – Vespers (Church)
  • 6:00 pm – Light Weigh One King (Conference Rm.)

Thursday, June 20, 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, June 21, 2019

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

Saturday, June 22, 2019

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

Sunday, June 23, 2019

  • 7:30 am – Mass (Church)
  • 9:00 am – Solemn High Mass (Church)
  • 11:00 am – Family Mass with Nursery service (Church)
  • 4:30 pm – Youth Choir rehearsal (church)
  • 6:00 pm – Mass (Church)

CHS Dancing with the Stars Record Success

Catholic High School's Annual Appeal, Dancing with the Stars, Panther Style made a record breaking $344,000! Special thanks goes out to all of our dancers and choreographers and the 1,400 people who came out to Cypress Bayou Casino to cheer on our dancers and support our students!

Catholic High School Dancing with the Stars

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!