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Devotions

Tuesdays: Pro-life rosary begins at 11:25 am.
Wednesdays: Vesters following 5:30 pm Mass.
First Wednesdays: Devotion to St. Joseph at 5:30 pm.
Thursdays: Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help after 6:30 am Mass.
First Fridays: Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Sacred Heart of Jesus after 6:30 am Mass.
First Saturdays: Reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary after 6:30 am Mass.

Pro-Life Procession and Mass

We invite you to join us for the annual Pro – Life Procession and Mass on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 6 pm beginning at the Grotto on Main Street. There will be a silent Eucharistic Procession from the Grotto to St. Peter Church and Holy Mass to follow. The celebrant will be the Reverend Gary Schexnader.

South Deanery March for Life & Mass

Marriage Anniversary Mass

The annual Diocesan Marriage Anniversary Mass will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at St. Peter Catholic Church in Carencro. The 2:00 p.m. Mass will be celebrated by Monsignor W. Curtis Mallet. Preregistration by no later than January 31, 2020 is required for all couples who wish to be honored as they celebrate 25, 40, 50, 60, or more years of married life during the year 2020.

Please go online to register: https://diolaf.org/marriage-anniversary-mass-information.

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.

2020 Diocesan Pro-Life Rally/March/Prayer Service

 Save the Date for the Diocesan Pro-Life Rally, March and Prayer Service. It will be held on January 18, 2020 at Parc International, downtown Lafayette and Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.

2020 Lafayette Diocesan Pro-Life Rally

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.

Spiritual Life and Worship

I often wonder how Catholics in our churches, including our own, can possibly say that their parish does not offer enough opportunities to pray. The worship of God is the most important ministry of every church parish.

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is offered each weekday in our parish including Saturday mornings. The weekend schedule affords our parishioners five Mass time opportunities, even though with the size of our church we could accommodate our practicing Catholics with one Saturday evening Mass and two Sunday Masses. The opportunities of parishioners to serve in the sacred liturgy are vast: Choir, Altar Servers, Lectors, Ushers, Eucharistic Ministers and Sacristans. Our sacred music accommodates various tastes and spiritualities: Saturday evening having the historic traditional choir; 7:30 am simple organ music for those who prefer no singing; 9:00 am offering of the High Mass with the Schola Cantorum and incense; 11:00 am Mass with organ and cantor; 6:00 pm having the opportunity for a more contemporary style of music.

Confessions are offered every day of the week here at St. Peter’s. Confessions are heard a half hour before each weekday Mass. Saturday and Sunday afternoon confessions are heard for forty-five minutes. Baptisms are offered every Sunday morning with great flexibility to accommodate families when needing to schedule. The sacrament of marriage is available for celebration every weekend except when liturgical law does not permit the sacrament to be celebrated. In the past few years, Saturday evening marriages have also been allowed to be scheduled.

In addition to the sacramental life of the parish, the devotional opportunities are vast. Our adoration chapel is available 24 hours a day with the Blessed Sacrament exposed from Sunday evenings at 5:00 pm through Saturday evenings at 5:00 pm. Marian devotions are offered such as the rosary which is prayed before Mass on Thursday and Friday and the pro-life rosary prayed at 11:25 am on Tuesdays. The Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help is prayed after our Thursday morning Mass. Saturday morning Mass is celebrated at the Blessed Mother Altar. The beautiful Living Rosary is prayed in the month of October. Our Sisters lead First Saturday Devotions following Mass on the first Saturday of each month. Vespers (Evening Prayer) is prayed after our Wednesday evening Mass. Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament follows the celebration of Mass on First Fridays.

Our parish also offers special annual events of liturgy and devotion such as the Divine Mercy Mass on the Second Sunday of Easter, our Lenten Tenebrae Service, Stations of the Cross, the Advent Lessons and Carols, a Solemn Requiem Mass on All Souls Day for all who have been buried through St. Peter’s, the Annual Pro-Life March and Mass and the Annual Mass for the protection from storms during the hurricane season. We also offer an annual parish Lenten Mission.

Please be aware of how your parish is feeding you spiritually. Keep yourself and your family informed of the many spiritual and devotional opportunities that are offered. Everyone is welcome to join our worshiping community in prayer and coming to know the Lord through the worship that we offer Him.

Fr. Blanda

Praise Rally 2020

Praise Rally 2020

Catholic High School Kairos Retreat XXI

Last weekend 42 of our students from Catholic High attended the annual Kairos Retreat, which was held in Richard, LA. We are very grateful to our faculty and student leaders who facilitated such a powerful weekend for our student retreatants. We are especially grateful to Fr. Brian Harrington who was able to be away from his parish for the weekend to serve as the priest director. Kairos (from Greek) is a Roman Catholic retreat program for high school and college students. Kairos is derived from the Cursillo movement founded in Spain in 1944. As such, the retreat is a four-day, three-night (or three-day, two-night in some cases) retreat with the aim of providing participants the chance to "contemplate God's role in their lives". It is conceptually based in Ignatian spirituality as put forth in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola.

Catholic High School Kairos Retreat XXI