If you have been away from the Church for a while, know that St. Peter’s is always ready to welcome you home. St. Peter’s is a warm community of faith and committed to helping anyone and everyone draw closer to Christ through the Catholic Church. We hope that you will consider coming to Confession and Mass to begin your journey home, or think about contacting a priest to discuss whatever may be keeping you away. We miss you and hope to see you soon!
Services for St. Peter's parishioner James K. Marsh, husband of Mary Ann Snow, and brother of Lynn Marsh Freeman will be held this Friday and Saturday. Visitation will be held the evening of Friday, July 29th from 6-8pm; The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Noon on Saturday, July 30th. All are welcome to attend.
Come and Serve at the Altar of the Lord
Servers may be: Students (4th-12th grade) ... OR ... Adults welcome!
For ten years before my mother died she suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. I must confess that I did not always look forward to my weekly visit with her because conversation was always difficult, and sometimes frustrating. I would ask a question, and for a while there would be only silence. Sometimes it took her quite a while to respond. Quite often she never did. I would wonder if she could really hear, let alone understand, me. Sometimes she would drop off to sleep right in the middle of our “conversation.” Sometimes it was hard to tell if she even knew who I was. Sometimes I would just keep talking and talking because otherwise there would be only silence.
At times we experience prayer ⎯ our talking and listening to God ⎯ as somewhat like trying to converse with an Alzheimer’s patient. Is He really listening? Does He understand what I am going through? Why doesn’t He say something? Does He really know who I am? Has He dropped off to sleep? Do I find myself doing all the talking because the silence of God is frightening?
Are you looking for a break from the normal routine?
Are you seeking a way to spice up your spiritual life?
Consider an urban pilgrimage!
From time to time, Fr. De Rosa will be leading a walking pilgrimage form our parish to different holy sites in our city. Pilgrims will meet at St. Peter’s after mass, grab breakfast at a local cafe and walk to the destination for some prayer the and lunch. Confessions and spiritual counsel will be available along the way.
Saturday, July 9 - 8:30am from St. Peter’s front steps to St. Stephen Martyr, Foggy Bottom
Sunday, July 24 - 12:30pm from St. Peter’s front steps to St. Thomas the Apostle, Woodley Rd