Weekly announcements - April 2, 2021
April 2, 2021
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April 2 Good Friday:
no daily Mass, church offices and school are closed
3pm Stations of the Cross
7pm Good Friday Services
April 3 Holy Saturday:
no daily Mass
8am Blessing of the Baskets
8:30pm Easter Vigil
April 4 Easter Sunday:
no evening Mass
8am (gym and church)
10:30am (gym and church)
church offices and school are closed
8am daily Mass
Please see below Fr. Gregory's message for the weekly announcements.
Dear parishioners and guests,
GOD HAS THE LAST WORD: In the brightness of Easter day, we gather to celebrate not only the resurrection, but also the great lengths to which our God is willing to go in order that we, the lost, might be redeemed. Our God was willing to go to the cross for us. You see, without the risk of losing one’s life, the willingness to suffer, the humility to carry a cross, the resurrection is impossible.
Over these past three days we have devoutly recalled how Jesus was willing to bear the humility of being a man, how he died upon a cross, how he descended into hell, unlocked the gates of heaven, and conquered the darkness of evil and sin. From the hopelessness of the tomb and from the emptiness of the grave, the Son of God has risen, and he comes to us this day with the promise of eternal life.
The simplest meaning of Easter is that we are living in a world in which God has the last word. Our entire Parish Staff joins in extending to you our best wishes and all of the joy of Easter. Since Easter is fifty days long, we will have many opportunities to greet you personally or virtually and to thank you for the life you bring to St. Peter Parish.
We extend a word of appreciation to all who worked tirelessly during Lent and, especially, the Holy Week and Easter celebration; to all those involved in our Triduum Liturgies; and to everyone who decorated our church and set up chairs in the gym. Thanks to all who sacrificed to make our Holy Week as prayerful, enjoyable, and inviting as it has been. Special appreciation is extended to all medical and public service workers who dedicate their lives to serve others during this pandemic time. Because of your work this year, we can celebrate Easter in person. Last year churches at this time were closed. Therefore, there is a reason to celebrate Easter in a special way.
We also extend a warm welcome to those who are visitors to our parish. We are happy you chose to celebrate Easter with us. We extend an invitation to you to become a regular part of our parish life. The bulletin cover lists our Mass times and phone numbers. Please visit our parish website and call us, if we can help. Welcome, again, and a Blessed Easter to you.
Fr. Gregory & the staff of St. Peter Catholic Church
April 4, 2021 bulletin
There will be a second collection on Good Friday for
the Holy Land
The church office is closed on Easter Monday, April 5.
The Equality Act is DISCRIMINATORY - RAISE YOUR VOICE
It is imperative that we, as Catholics, will intensely pray for the triumph of truth and the defeat of this legislation. When Congress reconvenes on
we urge everyone to engage by
calling their senators
sending an email
to oppose the Equality Act. Click
to learn more.
Thank you for your generous support of the mission in Peru! Please bring your donation to the parish office at your earliest convenience.
Rosary before Mass - Sunday, April 4, 10am
Please join the
To Jesus Through Mary Ministry
in praying the Parish Rosary each Sunday at 10am (just before the 10:30am Mass). If you are not able to get to church, click
to pray along with us.
Middle School Youth Group -
Sr. Quyen and her team invite all middle school students to experience a joyful, faith-filled encounter with Jesus and some wholesome fun with laughter and games. Join us in the PMC. For more information, contact Sister Quyen (
Amazing Women's Guild - Friday, April 9, after 8am Mass
All women of St. Peter parish are encouraged to join us in the PMC for brunch, fellowship and to discover the ways your Women’s Guild supports and serves our parish, community and school. Our guest speakers will be Theresa Knapp and Joyce Lynn who will be sharing information on the Divine Mercy Ministry.
Divine Mercy Sunday is April 11
Join us for the Divine Mercy Chaplet after all weekend Masses on April 10 & 11. On April 11, Confession will be available from 2-3pm followed by Holy Hour at 3pm.
"I want to grant complete forgiveness of sins and punishment, to the souls that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion on the Feast of My mercy." (Diary 699).
for a recording of the Divine Mercy Chaplet.
Solemnity of the Resurrection of the Lord
(Easter) Parish Novena - April
After His resurrection from the dead, Jesus appeared to His disciples and, opening their minds to understand the Scriptures, said to them, “
Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead…
” (Lk 24:46).
Tapping into Theology - Tuesday, April 13, 7pm
Join Father Sean McCann in the PMC for
"A Look at the Roman Rite: Understanding Our Tradition.”
Father McCann is a Canon Lawyer and Vice Chancellor of the Diocese. His talk will be a mix of church history, theology, and canon law, addressing the Roman Rite (in general) and then specifically, the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (what it is, its symbolism, and its importance today.) To RSVP, contact
Respect Life Movie Night - April 17, after 5pm Mass
Join us in the PMC for
"The Original Image of Divine Mercy."
In this 90-minute, groundbreaking documentary, the previously unknown history of the original masterpiece commissioned by St. Faustina Kowalska is told in interviews with key witnesses and those intimately connected to the epic adventure. The documentary has been endorsed by the
Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization.
Viewing is appropriate for all ages. Light refreshments available.
Savio Teens Worship Night - April 17, 7-8:30pm
Join us in the church for praise and worship hosted by Savio Teens and featuring the Monument Youth Band from Ascent Church. St. Peter parishioner and Savio Teen Bella D’Arcangelis sings in the seven member contemporary band. All are welcome!
Vacation Bible School Registration NOW OPEN
St. Peter Catholic Church is hosting a Vacation Bible School (VBS) and the theme is
"Cool Kingdom Party: Mary Leads Me Closer to Jesus!"
VBS is for children ages 4-11 and is June 14-18, 8:45am-12noon, in the PMC. It's the perfect opportunity for children to learn more about their Catholic faith in super-fun and exciting ways! Th registration deadline is May 17, 2021. For more information, contact
Please see below for additional details.
Will you spread the message of Fatima to save souls?
The way to turn back to God is the same way that God came to us - through Blessed Mary. Promoting Marian devotion can lead poor souls to conversion, to do God’s will, and to have faith and trust in Jesus. The
To Jesus Through Mary Ministry
seeks parishioners to help souls live the Fatima message. Our Lady clearly gave us remedies to combat the rampant infestation of evil in the world. If you can lead the Rosary prayer after Sunday 8am Mass, or before Saturday or Sunday 5pm Mass, make Rosaries, or help plan Rosary promoting activities, please contact Elsie Coyne
or Elaine Martinez
Returning God's Gifts
Thank you to all who have responded generously to the 2021 Returning God’s Gifts Annual Appeal. Each year the success of the appeal depends on you. You have once again done a wonderful thing – your gifts have helped provide assistance to the members of our diocesan family. Your prayers and support are what enable our diocesan ministries to achieve wonderful things. If you have not yet made your gift, please do so today by completing a pledge envelope and dropping it in the collection basket. You can also click
to make an online donation. As of March 31, our parish has pledged $135,285.28 toward our parish goal of $147,366.37.
Daily prayer at 3pm
Fr. Gregory and our parish council encourage you to set an alarm on your phone as a reminder to #pray@3. Jesus, we trust in you!
to make an offering via our safe, secure and convenient online giving program.
Savio Service Project at Life Network Thrift Store - April 10, 10am-12noon
Savio High School Youth Group - April 11, 11:30am-1pm
First Holy Communion for SPCS students - May 1, 11am
First Holy Communion for FF students - May 2, 2pm
Confirmation - Thursday, May 20, at 6pm
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on Friday, April 2 at 11:51AM