St. Peter's Catholic Church

108 E. St. Peter St.~ New Iberia LA 70560 ~ (337) 369-3816

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Memorials & Personal Intentions - Votive Candles

Votive CandlesVotive Candles are available for memorials and personal intentions throughout the Church. Prices and locations are as follows:

Candles on St. Joseph’s Altar are perpetual candles and burn for one year for memorial and personal intentions. The cost of these candles is now $260.00. The increase is due to the fact that the $115.00 did not cover the actual cost of these candles for the year.

The votive candles on the Blessed Mother’s Altar are $5.00 for the seven-day candles.

The votive candles in the Baptistery are for St. Jude and St. Anthony and are $2.00. They burn for one day.

A Way for Seniors to Cut their Income Tax Bill

If you are:

  • Aged 70 ½ or older and
  • Have a regular individual retirement account (“IRA”),

then you should consider a Qualified Charitable Distribution (“QCD”) to the church from your IRA. This was a great idea even before the new tax law was enacted at the end of 2017, but now it probably makes even more sense. The advantages are:

  • the portion contributed directly from your IRA to the church will offset your annual Required Minimum Distribution, meaning
  • your adjusted gross and taxable income will be lower and
  • you could quite possibly lower the portion of your social security that is taxable.

With the increased standard deduction for those 65 or older up to $26,600 for joint filers ($13,300 for singles), doing the QCD would allow you the full tax savings as if you were allowed a charitable deduction under the old tax law. Each person can do a QCD of up to $100,000 per year.

Contact your investment and tax advisor, or call the Church office for more information.

Sanctuary Candle Memorials

Sanctuary Candle MemorialThe Sanctuary Candles located in the church and the adoration chapel can burn for a selected week in memory of a loved one. The donation for each memorial request is $25.00 for the week. These memorial requests will be published in the bulletin.

To request the memorial, please visit the Parish Office during regular office hours.

Give Online

Online giving is an easy way to support St. Peter’s Parish.

2017 Contributions Statement

If you would like to have a copy of your 2017 Statement of Contributions mailed to you, please call the office at 369-3816 to request one.

Second Collections

Jan. 20th
Property & Liability Insurance


Votive Candle Donations

We are asking parishioners to please remember to place your donations in the donation slot when lighting votive candles for your prayer intentions. Unfortunately, due to the lack of payments, candle expenses are not being covered. By doing this, we can help defray the cost of candles in the parish. Everyone’s cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Weekend January 6, 2019

  • Weekend Offertory $16,093.70
  • Maintenance & Repair $3,101.05
  • Children $41.00
  • Christmas Offering $200.00
  • Property & Liability Insurance $415.00
  • Total Collected: $19,850.75

Contributions to Charities Outside St. Peter’s Church

  • Black & Indian Missions $5.00
  • Campaign for Human Development $5.00
  • Catholic Relief Services $10.00
  • St. Peter Cemetery Endowment $25.00

Weekend December 30, 2018 & January 1, 2019

  • Weekend Offertory $9,365.20
  • Solemnity of Mary $3,775.98
  • Children $4.00
  • Christmas Catholic Charities $103.00
  • Christmas Offering $7,315.00
  • School $28.00
  • Maintenance & Repair $235.00
  • Seminary Collection $65.00
  • Utilities $380.00
  • Total Collected: $21,271.18

Contributions to Charities Outside St. Peter’s Church

  • Archdiocese for Military Services $30.00

Online Giving (December 9, 16, 23, 2018) Collections Weekend December 23rd & Christmas Collections December 25th, 2018

  • Weekend Offertory $16,429.69
  • Christmas Offering $10,919.96
  • Children $31.00
  • School Collection $105.00
  • Christmas Catholic Charities $1,095.00
  • Catholic High School Subsidy $121.00
  • Church Maintenance & Repair $4,858.40
  • Property & Liability Insurance $763.00
  • Christmas Flowers $806.00
  • Immaculate Conception $15.00
  • Seminary Collection $20.00
  • Utilities $130.00
  • All Soul’s Day $15.00
  • Total Collected: $35,309.05

Contributions to Charities Outside St. Peter’s Church

  • Catholic Campaign for Human Development $84.00
  • St. Peter’s Cemetery Endowment $30.00
  • World Mission Sunday $100.00
  • Thanksgiving Collection $100.00
  • Black & Indian Missions $5.00
  • Catholic Relief Services $10.00