Since Vatican II the Sacrament of Anointing is no longer referred to as the Last Rites. This important Sacrament is now called the Sacrament of the Sick. A person may receive this Sacrament whenever they are ill or preparing for a hospital stay, for whatever reason.
Reception of this Sacrament is no longer connected to death, but rather is meant to strengthen us in our moments of illness.
The dictionary defines the word ordinary as something that is customary, usual or familiar. What is familiar or common to Christians is the weekly celebration of the paschal mystery. This mystery recalls the life, death and most importantly the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The first day of the week becomes for the believer a day of play and worship. Through play and worship Sunday is in itself a sacrament of the redeemed.
The accounts of the resurrection talk about seeing and believing, and not seeing Jesus. The garden account tells us that Mary did not recognize Jesus; she thought he was the gardener. Thomas could not bring himself to believe that he was alive, and had appeared to the others. A week later, he saw and believed. The disciples on the road to Emmaus did not recognize the stranger that walked along with them and entered their conversation. And the gospel tells us; they recognized him in the breaking of the bread.
ST. PETER PARISH
350 Fair St.
Warwick, RI 02888
Rev. Roger C. Gagné
Msgr. Nicholas Iacovacci
Deacon Robert Morisseau
8:00 AM, 9:30 AM (upstairs) & 11:00 AM
(9:30 AM Masses in the lower church on Easter Sunday, and 5:00 PM on Christmas Eve.)
Monday- Friday: 7:00 AM
Check bulletin or event page for times of Masses
Saturdays 4:00-4:30 PM & anytime by appointment
The mission of St. Peter Parish is to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ, celebrate the Holy Eucharist, and serve the needs of others through prayers and works of mercy and charity.
Robert Frost said, "Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in." As home, the church is not just a building; it is a community of faith, the gathering of the faithful, the people of God. We are called to be church for one another, to be God's family for one another. God has given us this spiritual home as we journey to the heavenly home where we will dwell completely with God and with others. (Continue reading...)