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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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Holy Father's Intention

Intention for November

That Christians in Asia, bearing witness to the Gospel in word and deed, may promote dialogue, peace, and mutual understanding, especially with those of other religions.

Parish Life

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Thanksgiving Day Mass

Mass will be celebrated on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23rd, at 8:00 am. This will be the only Mass on this day.

Sounds of the Season by the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra

Sounds of the Season by the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra

St. Peter’s Historic Cemetery

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”

Each year, during the month of November, we take a moment to pause and to remember our departed loved ones. Often, we visit their graves and leave a token of affection for them, and offer prayers and supplications for the repose of their souls. St. Peter’s Cemetery, a historic cemetery in many ways, is the final resting place of many of our loved ones as well as many historic figures in New Iberia and Iberia Parish.

Several years ago, we began a campaign to clean and improve our cemetery. Many of you, the parishioners, of St. Peter’s as well as businesses in town responded generously to this herculean effort. It is a true testament of the honor and respect that we afford to our departed loved ones. By this, we have been able to open our cemetery gates to not only our parishioner, but also to the members of our City who would like to see this wonderful piece of history.

Seeing the freshly white-washed tombs and neatly arranged flowers each November on many of the graves brings an essence of life and vibrancy to the cemetery. It is comforting to see that the centuries old traditions of our ancestors, cleaning the tombs and preparing them pour La Toussaint (All Saints’ Day) et Le Jour de Morts (All Souls’ Day) is being preserved. Remembering our beloved dead and honoring them with a fitting place of rest is what we strive to provide at St. Peter’s Cemetery.

Although our cemetery seems to be at capacity, we do have at present some tombs that are available for purchase. In addition, the recently acquired Olivier property is currently undergoing study and may in the future provide additional burial plots as well as a columbarium, a small mausoleum for the repose of cremated remains.

We invite you, if you have not visited the cemetery lately, to come by and walk through this gem of history.

Confirmation Fundraiser

Confirmation Class Christmas Card Fundraiser

Christmas Cards are now available.

The Confirmation Class will be selling Christmas Cards after all Masses.

A pack of 10 cards (with Envelopes) are $6.00 per pack. Please support us. For more information or to buy cards after the weekend sales, please call Sr. Mary Peter at the Christian Formation Office at 337-465-2164.

Parish Work Day

St. Peter's Parish will be holding a parish work day on Saturday, November 18th, from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. The goal of the work day is for us to join together as a parish family and enjoy fellowship as well as work as a team to make our beautiful parish even more beautiful. We are asking for volunteers to register their skill, what they love doing and what time they are available to join us on this day.

It is our hope to be able to accomplish four major tasks:

  • Clean and reorganize the basement.
  • Clean and paint the parish hall.
  • Weed and clean our flower beds.
  • Clean and pain the various statues on the church grounds.

If you would like to join us in a day of work, fellowship, and fun, please contact the parish office to register. We will need approximately 15 volunteers, but the more the merrier!

Free Pumpkin Winners!

Free Pumpkin Winners

Gumbo Cook-off Winners

The Three Amigos are this years Gumbo Cook-off Winners