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Thanksgiving Ecumenical Service - Nov. 22nd

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Our annual Thanksgiving Ecumenical Service will be held here at St. Peter’s Church on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Please plan to join us for songs and prayers of Thanksgiving with the members of United Asbury Methodist Church.

Thanksgiving Food Basket Donations

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The Helping Hand Ministry is preparing for the Thanksgiving Holiday Food Baskets for the needy. Frozen turkey donations are requested to complement the monthly food donations helping to stock the pantry. In place of turkeys, gift cards from Stop & Shop, Shaw’s and Dave’s Markets are also accepted to include in these baskets. Call the Ministry phone line, 461-3157 for assistance. All donations need to be in by November 19th . Thank you for your continued generosity in providing assistance to help those in need.

Helping Hand Ministries

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Dear Parishioners,

Beginning this month our St. Vincent de Paul Society will be called “Helping Hand Ministries.”

Although the name has changed, this parish-based ministry will continue to serve the needs of people in our parish and neighborhood, as they have done for the past thirty years.

If you would like to be part of this important ministry, please call the Helping Hand Ministry phone number at 461-3157. Leave your name and phone number, and someone will return your call. Volunteers are also needed to help during the Holiday Season.

As always, this ministry relies on the generous support of the people of St. Peter’s Parish. The new Helping Hand For the Needy envelope can be used to make your donations as you have in the past.

With the Holiday Season approaching we will need your help to provide Thanksgiving Meals, as well as presents from the giving tree for Christmas.

In the near future our Helping Hand Ministry will make a list of services that they will be providing, in addition to our weekly food collections. Please continue to drop off non-perishable food items in the food basket that is located in front of the Sacred Heart Altar. This basket is sometimes placed in the hallway to the right of this altar.

May God continue to bless our efforts to provide for those in need ofour love and support.

Sincerely Yours,
Rev. Roger C. Gagne
Pastor

Warwick Pastoral Planning Update

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Dear Parishioners,

       The pastors and members of the various parish-planning boards in the City of Warwick met Tuesday, October 24th at St. Kevin’s Parish Hall at 7:00 PM. The purpose of this meeting was to report on the final proposals and pastoral plans of the various parishes in Warwick.

The following topics were presented:

  • St. Kevin and St. Benedict Parishes have yoked, and continue to grow and flourish.
  • St. Timothy and St. Rita Parishes have submitted their proposal, to come together (yoke) in the future, to the diocesan pastoral council for final approval.
  • The pastors of St. Peter and St. Timothy will meet next week at the chancery to discuss the final closure and merger of the territory of the former St. William Parish with St. Peter and St. Timothy Parishes.
  • St Rose and Clement, St. Catherine, and St. Francis Parishes have submitted their pastoral plan to work together, to the diocesan pastoral planning council for final approval.
  • Deacon Ken Andrade from St. Timothy Parish presented his proposal to work together with the parishes of Warwick to implement a citywide youth ministry program, which will include young people and adults from every parish in the city of Warwick.
  • This meeting of the Warwick Parishes will be our last general meeting. Smaller meetings will be held, as needed, to discuss whatever topics need to be worked on by individual groups.

I want thank for your prayers and support for the work of the variousWarwick Parishes. A great deal has been accomplished in a short period of time. I will keep you informed of all future developments.

                                                                      Sincerely Yours,
                                                                      Rev. Roger C. Gagne
                                                                      Pastor

St. Peter's Autism Program Opening Mass

We are happy to welcome families who are participating this year in our Autism and the Sacraments program. As always, thank you to our teachers and all those who support, and journey with our children as they learn about Jesus and experience him in the sacraments! Please continue to pray for us!

For more information about the program, visit this page.

[photos by Agustin Alarcon]

Congratulations Deacon Bob - Feast of St. Therese

October 1, 2017
On the Feast Day of the beloved St. Therese, we held an extra special celebration Mass and luncheon for Deacon Bob Morisseau. He celebrates a slew of milestone anniversaries, including 20 years at our parish, 40 years as a Deacon, as well as a 60th wedding anniversary (Congratulations to you too, Elaine!), AND an 80th Birthday. We thank God for the graces He has given us through the presence of Deacon Bob and his wife Elaine and pray for many more years of continued health and blessings.  

[Photos courtesy of Agustin Alarcon]

"How Sweet is the way of love..." - St. Therese of Lisieux

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Volunteers Welcome

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Volunteers Welcome in the following Ministries: 

Adult and Youth Choir:
Now that the summer vacation has come to an end, CHOIR REHEARSALS have resumed. We rehearse Tuesday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 PM and welcome newcomers to our already established choir. You need not read music. You simply must enjoy singing music. We also would like to welcome teenagers. Did you know that Confirmation students may use singing in the adult choir on Sundays and during Holy Day Masses as part of their community service requirement? The choir will resume singing at the 11:00 AM Mass the first weekend in October. Please see Mary O’Brien, the choir director after any Mass for more details. You can also email: maryobrien88@yahoo.com.

Youth Choir for the 9:30 Mass: As in the past, anyone 5 years old or older is eligible to participate. See Sue Stenhouse for more information or to sign-up. Rehearsals are prior to Mass, at 9:00 AM sharp. The Youth Choir will meet in the lower church.

Religious Education:
If you are willing to spend some time, sharing your faith, with our young students from grades 7 and 8 and/or Confirmation I (grade 9) or Confirmation II (grade 10), please call Elaine Morisseau at 461-5691 ext. 133. Classes are ONLY twice a month.

Autism Program:
We are in need of additional volunteers, for the Autism Program. Anyone with an interest in helping these students to learn more about their faith may contact Margaret Andreozzi at 461-5691.

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