Christmas Pageant

Our Faith Formation Program presented our Christmas Pageant Monday afternoon. Grades 1 and 4 participated in the play, and were joined by grades 2,3 and 5 for Christmas music.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Gaudete Sunday

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Gaudete Sunday

What is the reason for our joy? I share the following words from Thomas Merton and Dr. Seuss. Perhaps this is why the church calls us to be happy and rejoice, during this time of expectation, darkness, cold and weary hearts. Rejoice, for the Lord is near. Continue >

Grateful for God's Providence

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Dear Parishioners,

I want to thank those who have already made a pledge, or donation to the “Grateful for God’s Providence,” capital campaign. To those who have not yet decided to contribute to this campaign, I would ask you consider the following questions:

1. Do you want to provide for the future needs of our retired priests, who have spent their lives serving you and the people of our diocese and state?

2. Do you want to provide for the educational needs for those who are currently studying and preparing for the priesthood?

3. Do you want to make an investment in the future of Catholic Education, in our parish and diocese?

4. Do you want to provide for the needs of those who look to the church for help with the cost of heat, shelter, food, medical, and other personal needs?

5. Do you want to honor Sister Mary Angelus, R.S.M., by establishing an endowment to provide tuition assistance for future generations of our children?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions then you know what you need to do. Please consider a pledge that can be paid over a period of three years. Remember, its not about the bishop, or me, its about investing in your future.

May God bless you for whatever you decide to do, and be assured of my thanks and a remembrance in all my prayers.


Gratefully Yours in Christ,

Fr. Gagné

Parish Penance Service

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Parish Penance Service
Monday, December 17th, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
(Holy Hour, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
priests available for individual confession)

2018 Giving Tree

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The Helping Hands for the Poor

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, has been set up in the Church. The tags reflect a gift request of a clothing or toy item. Each tag includes the age, gender and size where applicable.

We ask parishioners to please 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 17TH. This will enable 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 forward woolen items to the needy. Unwrapped woolen items may be placed in the containers near each tree.

We hope all our parishioners will take part in the Christmas “sharing our gifts” with others. Thank you for your continued generosity.

Thanksgiving Holiday Food Baskets

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The Helping Hands Ministry is preparing for the Thanksgiving Holiday Food Baskets for the Needy. Frozen turkey donations are requested to complement the dry food and fresh produce basket distribution. 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 for assistance in donations (461- 3157). All donations need to be in by Nov. 18th. If you are in need or are aware of a family in need, contact the Ministry at 461-3157 to be placed on our list. All information received will be held in strict confidentiality. The last day for basket requests will be Nov. 14th. Thank you for your continued generosity in providing assistance to help those in need.

Coffee 'An / Creche Program Resumes

The Creche Program will resume on Sunday, October 14 and is held in the Creche Room of the Administration Building during the 9:30 and 11:00 AM Masses each Sunday. All children between the ages of eighteen months and five years are welcome. For more information, call Mrs. Andreozzi at 461-5691.

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Coffee ‘An will resume on Sunday, October 21 and will be held in the Dining Room of the Administration Building after the 9:30 AM Mass. (Please use the porch door entrance.) Please stop by after Mass and enjoy a hot cup of coffee and a treat and mingle with your fellow parishioners and friends. Everyone is welcome