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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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Thursdays

Rosary before 6:30 am Mass.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help after 6:30 am Mass.

Tuesdays

Pro-Life rosary beginning in church at 11:25 am.

Rosary

Wednesdays

Clergy Vespers

Vespers on Wednesday evenings

Wednesdays following 5:30 pm Mass

First Friday and First Saturday Devotions

First Friday Devotions

Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Sacred Heart of Jesus following 6:30 am Mass.

First Saturday Devotions
Our Lady asks us to make reparation to Her Immaculate Heart. Join us after 6:30 am Mass on the First Saturday of each month for the Rosary and Meditation to fulfill her requests.

Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary

 

First Friday Devotions

Dear Parishioners,

As we are drawing close to the end of the month of May dedicated to the Blessed Mother, we should begin to prepare spiritually for the devotions connected to the month of June. June has traditionally been associated with the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. In addition to the month of June being dedicated to the Sacred Heart, the first Friday of each month is also dedicated to this devotion. This is why we have Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament and the praying of the Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus following Holy Mass on the first Friday of each month here at St. Peter’s. Also, the great Solemnity of the Sacred Heart which falls 19 days after the Solemnity of Pentecost (always on a Friday) falls this year on June 28th.

First Friday DevotionsMost Catholics today do not know of the special devotion of attending Holy Mass for nine consecutive first Fridays and the promises of our Lord for those who fulfill this devotional opportunity. The First Friday Devotions are a set of Catholic devotions to especially recognize the Sacred Heart of Jesus and through it offer reparations for sins. In the visions of Christ reported by St. Margaret Mary Alacoque in the 17th century, several promises were made to those people who practiced the First Fridays Devotions, one of which included final perseverance.

"In the excess of the mercy of my Heart, I promise you that my all powerful love will grant to all those who will receive Communion on the First Fridays, for nine consecutive months, the grace of final repentance: they will not die in my displeasure, nor without receiving the sacraments; and my Heart will be their secure refuge in that last hour."

The devotion consists of several practices that are performed on the first Fridays of nine consecutive months. On these days, a person is to attend Mass and receive Holy Communion. If the need arises, in order to receive Communion in a state of grace, a person should also make use of the Sacrament of Confession before attending Mass. The practice of the Holy Hour of meditation during the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament during the First Fridays is also encouraged.

Listed here are the promises made by our Lord to St. Margaret Mary. Please consider enriching your spiritual life by praying the Mass for nine consecutive first Fridays.

Fr. Blanda

  1. I will give them all of the graces necessary for their state of life.
  2. I will establish peace in their houses.
  3. I will comfort them in all their afflictions.
  4. I will be their strength during life and above all during death.
  5. I will bestow a large blessing upon all their undertakings.
  6. Sinners shall find in My Heart the source and the infinite ocean of mercy.
  7. Tepid souls shall grow fervent.
  8. Fervent souls shall quickly mount to high perfection.
  9. I will bless every place where a picture of my heart shall be set up and honored.
  10. I will give to priests the gift of touching the most hardened hearts.

Those who shall promote this devotion shall have their names written in My Heart, never to be blotted out. I promise you in the excessive mercy of My Heart that My all-powerful love will grant to all those who shall receive communion on the First Friday in nine consecutive months the grace of final penitence; they shall not die in My disgrace nor without receiving their sacraments; My Divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in this last moment.

A Beautiful Lent, Paschal Triduum and Easter

Over the past few weeks our parish has gathered in prayer for events that have helped us to connect to our faith through Lenten practices such as Stations of the Cross, the parish mission and Tenebrae. We journeyed through the Sacred Triduum with love and devotion expressed in the most sacred liturgies of the Church. We entered into the joy and glory of the Easter Season with minds and hearts renewed celebrating the Risen Christ.

I would very much like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff and volunteers who have given so much to make these sacred events so meaningful and prayerful for each of us. We are so very blessed here at St. Peter’s to have so many generous and hardworking volunteers who give so much of their time in various ways. At this time of the year we are especially grateful for the volunteers who are involved in the liturgical life of our parish.

- Fr. Blanda

Lent, Paschal Triduum and Easter

Televised Mass for the Homebound

Is someone you love unable to join us at church during this holy time of Lent and Easter? For the faithful at home or in healthcare settings, the Heart of the Nation Sunday TV Mass brings spiritual comfort and the blessings of joy-filled hope in our Risen Savior. Please invite anyone you know who cannot get out to church to tune in Catholic Mass on TV or watch online anytime on Sundays at www.HeartoftheNation.org.

The Divine Mercy Chapel

Many thanks to all those who keep Perpetual Adoration such a vibrant part of our parish community. After the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is the most important expression of Eucharistic piety.  Parishioners who have not yet committed to spending an hour each week before the Blessed Sacrament are invited and encouraged.

Love the Eucharist

Solemnity of St. Joseph

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2019 Mass Intentions

The Book for Mass Intentions for the year 2019 is now open. You may visit the Parish Office to schedule your Mass Intentions for 2019 during regular office hours.

Women of Grace Retreat

Local Mass on The Web

St. Mary Mother of the Church Parish (Lafayette) is streaming their Sunday 8:00 AM Mass. The homebound, as well as residents in assisted living facilities and nursing homes can watch the Mass “live” at 8:00 AM on Sundays or watch the video recording of the Mass any time on Sunday or during the rest of the week.

Go to https://www.stmarych.com/live.

Patriotic Rosary

Everyone is invited to pray a special Patriotic Rosary for our country, for each person in our country and the whole world on the 26th of each month at 7:00 pm in front of the Holy Eucharist at Sacred Heart Church in New Iberia. The problems of this world will be solved by God through prayer. Please join us.