The Giving Tree

The St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Peter’s Parish is sponsoring “The Giving Tree.” This is an opportunity for the entire St. Peter’s Parish Family to help by sharing their gifts from God with others.

Barren Branches, decorated with tags, will be set up in the upper and lower Church. The tags reflect a gift a request of a clothing or toy item. Each tag includes that individual’s age, gender and size where applicable. We ask parishioners to select as many tags as they would like. Purchase the item on the tag, wrap it and place it, with the tag attached, under the tree no later than December 13th. This enables us to complete our preparations for an efficient distribution of the gifts. These “Barren Branches” will also serve as our Jesse Tree. As the tags are removed, Jesse Tree ornaments will replace them. For those who prefer the practice of recent years, we will continue to provide woolen items to the those in need. Unwrapped woolen items may be placed in the containers near the trees. We hope all our parishioners will take part in the Christmas “sharing our gifts” with others. Thank you for your continued generosity. 

All Souls Day, November 2nd

Mass, Wednesday 7 AM
Commemoration of all the Faithful
Departed (All Soul’s Day)

The ‘fire’ of purgatory is God’s love ‘burning’ the soul so that, at last, the soul is wholly aflame. It is the pain of wanting to be made totally worthy of One who is seen as infinitely lovable, the pain of desire for union that is now absolutely assured, but not yet fully tasted
— St. Catherine of Genoa

All Saints Day, November 1st - Mass Times

Saints are not supermen who are born perfect, but rather are ordinary people who followed God with all their heart. They are like us, they are like each of us, they are people who before reaching the glory of heaven lived a normal life, with joys and griefs, struggles and hopes...Each saint changed his or her life...when they recognized the love of God, they followed him with all their heart, without conditions and hypocrisies.

They spent their lives in the service of others, they endured suffering and adversity without hatred and responded to evil with good, spreading joy and peace...

To be a saint is not a privilege of a few... all of us in baptism have the inheritance of being able to become saints. Sanctity is a vocation for everyone...All of us are called to walk in the way of sanctity, and this way has a name, a face: the face of Jesus Christ.
— Pope Francis before the general audience October 30, 2013

New Session Begins – Autism & The Sacraments - Faith Formation

Opening Mass, October 15, 2016 - Feast Day of St. Therese of Lisieux

Welcome to our Autism & The Sacraments Program as we begin our 9th year, and fittingly on the Feast Day of Therese of Lisieux! Currently we have 25 students enrolled in the program, 9 of which will be receiving their First Communion (April 22nd of 2017) and 6 are to be confirmed (April 29th, 2017). As always, all are welcome to attend!

We are grateful for what God has done! To date, 30 students within the Autistic spectrum have received their First Communion and 16 have received the Sacrament of Confirmation by Bishop Tobin. 

We look forward to sharing the love of Christ with these eager children, and to the rewards and challenges that this year will bring. And as always, we're very appreciative of all our teachers, volunteers, committed families, as well as the dedication of Mrs. Andreozzi, and Fr. Gagne.

There are spaces currently available. If you are interested in late registration please call Margaret Andreozzi: 401.461.5691

Read the latest article about the program published by The Rhode Island Catholic:  "St. Peter Formation Program A Vital Ministry For Autistic Students"

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Faith Formation Registration

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2016-2017 Religious Education Registration

Registration of new students and re-enrollment of returning students will take place in the lower church on the following dates:

Registration for Grade 1 through Grade 8:
Sunday, September 18th at 1:00 PM
OR
Monday, September 19th at 7:00 PM

Registration for Confirmation I and II:
Wednesday, September 21st at 7:00 PM

If you have children in both the upper and lower grades, you may choose any of the above dates.

The registration fee is $65 each for the first and second child. There is no additional charge for three or more children.

Families unable to pay the fee are asked to speak with Father Gagne. No child will be denied religious education due to financial difficulties.

If you have any questions, please call 461.5691 and ask for Mrs. Andreozzi (grades 1-6) or Mrs. Morisseau (grades 7 and 8, and Confirmation I and II).

Tri-Parish School Dates & Events

We hope that all of our parish families have enjoyed the summer and found some time for rest and relaxation amidst the camps, vacations and days at the beach! We welcome all our students back to school and extend a very special welcome to all of the new St. Peter Tri-Parish School students. We all look forward to a great school year ahead. 

Our first day of school will be Tuesday, September 6, 2016 with an Opening School Mass at 10:00 AM.

Other important dates to keep in mind:
 
August 30, 2016 Kindergarten Orientation Preschool 3 Orientation, Preschool 4 Orientation
August 31, 2016 New Family Ice Cream Social 6:00 PM
Sept. 20, 2016 Meet the Teachers