12th Annual Vacation Bible School

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Monday, June 24th to Friday, June 28th
9:00 to 12 noon OR 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

PRINT YOUR REGISTRATION FORM >> PDF

Ages 3 thru 4th grade - campers
Grade 5 thru high school - counselors


BE READY FOR F-U-N !
Experiencing God’s Word through….
Little Paws Preschool
Sing & Play Roar
Wild Bible Adventures
Imagination Station
Stampede Sports
KidVid Cinema
Safari Celebration
Hungry Herd Cafe’

For more information and to register, please call Mrs. margaret Andreozzi, 401.461.5691, ext 128

First Communion & Confirmation, 2019 - Autism & the Sacraments

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.

[photo credits for First Communion - Agustin Alarcon}

First Communion, 2019

Confirmation, 2019

Father Gagne's Easter Message

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Dear Parishioners,

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.

Lent has been the season to look through the lens of the gospel in order see clearly what we fail to see; that Jesus is truly present and alive, and with us, and around us, and in us. So many of life’s diversions block our seeing and hearing and experiencing the resurrected Jesus in our midst, in the Eucharist and in our sisters and brothers.

We should not be surprised that, like Mary in the garden, our tears blind our vision, and that like Thomas, our preconceived notions of how things are supposed to be, prevent us from believing that with God all things are possible.

The gospels tell us that we will have problems in this world. They also tell us that where sin abounded, grace abounded all the more. They also tell us that Jesus promised to be with us, and not leave us orphans. These words are meant to give us comfort amidst our pain and suffering, and failures.

The church of Jesus embraces not only Jesus’ suffering and death, but also his resurrection. These two realities can never be separated. In a world that too often sees death as a solution to people problems, we proclaim a Christ who has been crucified and who now lives.

Like Mary and the disciples on the road to Emmaus, we proclaim this Easter, that he is alive, and did not our hearts burn within us, and how we recognized him in the breaking of the bread. And like Thomas we cry out, “my Lord and my God.”

May Christ rising in glory fill us with renewed hope and joy, as we go forth from the empty tomb to proclaim Jesus Christ, yesterday, today, and forever. The Lord has been raised from the dead, and it is wonderful to behold. A Happy and Blessed Easter to all of you.

Father Gagne

HOLY WEEK & EASTER SCHEDULE FOR 2019

“...he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross.” -Phil. 2:8

“...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)
Good Friday: April 19th, The Lord’s Passion, 3:00 and 6:30 PM
Easter Vigil: (Holy Saturday) April 20th at 8:00 PM (Please note: there is never a Mass before the Easter Vigil; hence no 5:00 PM)
Easter Sunday: April 21st, Masses at 8:00, 9:30, and 9:30, in the lower church, and 11:00 AM

 

 

Sr. Mary Angelus Permanent Endowment Fund For St. Peter’s School

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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.

The Fund will begin as soon as our parish receives its first parish share from The Grateful for God’s Providence Campaign. I will send a check for $10,000 from the money received as soon as I receive this check, will be sometime in April.

Going forward, there will be opportunities to continue sending in donations to this endowment from a variety of sources. It is my hope to build up this fund to $50,000.

I urge you to consider including this endowment when making funeral arrangements. You may contribute at any time by sending a donation in any amount, to St. Peter Church, and indicate your desire that it be sent to the Sr. Mary Angelus Endowment Fund.

The endowment honors Sr. Mary Angelus, RSM, for her many years of service to Catholic Education and Pastoral Service to the parishioners of St. Peter Parish and School.

May God continue to bless Sr. Angelus with good health, and bless our efforts to continue her legacy of Christian witness, as a religious and as an educator.

We have been so blessed to have Sr. Angelus as a member of this parish for all these years. I thank her for her continued prayers for all of us, and assure her of special remembrance in all our prayers.

Father Gagne

TRINITY

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Dear Parishioners,

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.

God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, have some how gotten side tracked from our every day lives. That is not to say that we do not believe in Jesus and the Holy Spirit, but miss the important connection they have with God the Father. READ MORE >

ESTATE PLANNING AND YOUR PARISH

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Dear Parishioners,

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.

I ask you to remember your parish when making your will and financial arrangements. It is an easy way to thank your parish and school for all they have meant to you and your family over the years.

There are a number of ways to set up trusts and bequests to provide for the charities of your choice. When you fail to make final plans, your resources could end up going to the state and legal fees. By making plans prior to your passing, you have the peace of mind to know, that after you die, your estate will benefit those you care about.

If you have any questions please call me at 467-4895. You can also call Andrea Krupp at 278-4615 or Rich Popovic at the office of Stewardship and Development at 277-2121, to discuss a variety of ways to include your parish in your estate planning.

May God continue to bless the good works he has begun in us. Let us remember each other in out prayers.

Sincerely Yours,


Rev. Roger C. Gagne
Pastor

“ABORTION LEGISLATION”

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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.

The Roman Empire was the most powerful and technologically advanced empire in the west. This empire reached its zenith, and then began to decline, until its society fell into chaos, and was over run by the barbarian hoards. Read More >>

Journey In The Desert - Fr. Gagne

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When the devil left Jesus in the desert, after his third temptation, the gospel writer writes, “when the devil had finished every temptation, he departed from him for a time.” (Luke 4:12) There is implied here that the devil wasn’t finished with Jesus, and that he would come back to tempt him again. It was only after the resurrection that Jesus defeated the devil. The devil, however, has never given up tempting the followers of Jesus.

When the disciples go to Jesus to report that…Continue Reading