Mass and Confessions

“The Eucharist is ‘the source and summit of the Christian life.’ ‘The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself.’” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, nr. 1324)

The most important thing a Catholic does all week is participate at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

At St. Peter’s the weekend Masses are as follows:

Saturday 5pm
Sunday 9am, 11am (Sign Interpreted), and 5pm
Weekday Masses are 7am and 12:10pm Tuesday-Friday

On Federal Holidays:

Mass at 8am only, with no confessions.

On Holy Days of Obligation:

On the Holy Day 7am, 12:15pm, 6:30pm (Excepting Christmas, Feast of Mary Mother of God (Jan 1) and Holy Week which have their own special schedules) - PLEASE CHECK THE HOME PAGE OR THE PARISH BULLETIN FOR ANY CHANGES.

You might consider using these prayers before and after participating at Mass.

In order to prepare well to receive Communion, Catholics are encouraged to receive Confession regularly, and always when they are conscious of having committed a mortal sin. An examination of conscience may help you prepare for confession, such as the one found here. We also have examinations of conscience and guides for confession at the back of church.

The Confession schedule at St. Peter’s is as follows:

Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 11:30am-12pm
Wednesday 6-6:45pm - Wednesday Benediction at 6:50pm
Saturday 4-4:30pm
(And any time by appointment.)