The Sacrament of The Sick
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.
First Communion & Confirmation, 2019 - Autism & the Sacraments
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.
Father Gagne's Easter Message
Congratulations to our First Communion and Confirmation students and their families as we the close another grace-filled year in our Autism Program. Thank You, Margaret Andreozzi, Father Gagne, and the many teachers for their hard work and devotion.
HOLY WEEK & EASTER SCHEDULE FOR 2019
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.
Sr. Mary Angelus Permanent Endowment Fund For St. Peter’s School
“...he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross.” -Phil. 2:8
Holy Week Schedule:
(There will be no morning Mass on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of Holy Week)
Holy Thursday: April 18th, Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7:00 PM (Prayer at the repository until 11:00 PM)
The Sister Mary Angelus Permanent Endowment Fund has now been established. This agreement is between St. Peter Parish and the Catholic Foundation of Rhode Island. The Catholic Foundation will manage the Endowment. Interest generated from this endowment will be sent to the parish and used to provide scholarship assistance for deserving students.
ESTATE PLANNING AND YOUR PARISH
Although we were taught as Christians, to believe in one God in three divine persons, the actual practice of our faith sometimes suggests that for many, God is an old man in a white beard, who judges, punishes, and keeps a record of every mistake we make. This God is to be feared, appeased, and at best approached with great caution.
During this past year several deceased parishioners included St. Peter Parish and School in their estate plans prior to their passing. To date, we have received almost $30,000 from people who made provisions for their parish in their last will and testaments.
During the past 2000 years there have been so many advances in science, medicine, language, and technology. And yet, when I heard the cheers and applause for passing late term abortion legislation at the state capital, I thought of the crowds of people who cheered for those who died in the arenas of the Roman Empire, simply to provide entertainment. Some also died because of their refusal to worship the pagan god’s of the empire.