Ascension Of The Lord May 8, 2016

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Ascension Of The Lord May 8, 2016
Ascension Of The Lord
CLERGY
Rev. Fr. Otis W. Young, Jr., Pastor
Rev. Fr. Peter Finney, III, Parochial Vicar
Deacon Clyde Ardoin
Deacon Dennis F. Adams
Deacon Jack Jung
FUNERALS
Arrangements may be made at the Rectory.
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
Call Rectory in advance to register for
seminar. Baptism-First Sunday of the month.
SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE
Please contact priest/deacon at least
six months before the wedding.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Saturday 3:00- 3:50 p.m.,
1st Saturdays 7:45-8:30 a.m.,
and by appointment at the Rectory
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May 8, 2016
SCHEDULE
OF
MASSES
Saturday Vigil……………….……..4:00 p.m.
Sunday…..8:00, 9:30 & 11:30 a.m., 5:00 p.m.
Monday & Saturday………………..8:30 a.m.
Tuesday - Friday………….6:30 & 8:30 a.m.
Youth Mass 5:00 pm last Sunday of the month
Holy Day of Obligation Mass schedule:
see inside bulletin.
ST. PETER PARISH WEBSITE:
www.stpeterparish.com
email: [email protected]
ROSARY
6:05 a.m. in church - Tues.- Fri.
8:00 a.m. in church - Mon. - Sat.
3:00 p.m. - Tues.—Divine Mercy
Chaplet and Rosary
3:30 p.m. in church - Saturdays
7: 15 a.m. in church - Sundays
PERPETUAL ADORATION CHAPEL
Ethel Ganucheau 985-630-9016
ST. VINCENT DEPAUL CONFERENCE
985-773-0329
SAINT PETER CATHOLIC SCHOOL
130 E. Temperance St.
Covington, LA 70433
985-892-1831
Michael Kraus, Principal
Rectory: 125 E. 19th Ave., Covington, LA 70433 - 985-892-2422 - Fax - 985-898-1998
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Happy Mother’s Day
RECTORY PERSONNEL…………...………...985-892-2422
Ruth Adams-Bookkeeper/Administrative Asst.
Mary Frances-Bulletin Editor
Lorraine Sliman– Secretary
PASTORAL ASSOCIATE
Ruth Prats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . …. . . 985-898-0346
MARRIAGE & FAMILY LIFE
Jennifer Schexnaydre…………………………985-892-9353
MUSIC MINISTRY
Br. Ken Boesch, FSC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ….. . . .985-966-1134
Mary Beth Russell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . …. . . . 985-893-2535
Anne Simpson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . …. . . . .985-893-2535
PARISH SCHOOL OF RELIGION
Penny Flores………………………………….985-893-2446
CONFIRMATION
Kim Wright. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . …. . . . 985-893-2047
“She is clothed with strength and dignity,
and she laughs at the days to come. She
opens her mouth in wisdom, and on her
tongue is kindly counsel.”
~ Proverbs 31:25-26
YOUTH MINISTRY
Junior High: Rafael Flores. . . . . . . . . . . …. . .985-892-8994
High School: Michelle Seghers …. . . . . …. . .985-892-8994
Ashley Gervais . . . . . . . . . . . . .985-892-8994
Young Adult: Evan Corneille. . ………...…...985-892-8994
SAINT PETER PARISH MINISTRY CENTER
128 E. Nineteenth Avenue, Covington, LA 70433
“What do you possess if you possess not God?
~St. Augustine
PARISH STEWARDSHIP REPORT
WEEKLY PARISH OFFERTORY
Amount in envelopes + electronic giving:
Amount in loose checks and cash:
RCIC children’s stewardship offering:
May 1: Offertory collection Total:
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AVERAGE REQUIRED PER WEEK JUST TO OPERATE:
$
$
$
21,600.66
1,356.03
5.55
22,962.24
$ 22,500.00
(does not include deferred maintenance & repairs, or capital improvements)
Second Collection : May 1: Maintenance & Building Fund
NEXT Scheduled Second Collection is:
ST. PETER PARISH WEEKLY OFFERTORY GOAL: $30,000
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7,854.78
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We welcome all newcomers to St. Peter Church and invite you to register as members
of our parish family. Please complete a “Parishioner Card” located in back of church
and drop it in the collection basket. A member of St. Peter Church will contact you to
assist you with registration.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Current Parish Events
Catechetical Programs
Youth Ministry
Stewardship
St. Peter School
In the Archdiocese
Liturgical
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IMPORTANT NEWS
Corpus Christi Mass and Procession
First Holy Communion Children
Ireland Pilgrimage with Fr. Otis
K of C Baby Bottle Fundraiser
Safe Environment Training
Women’s Bible Study
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Schedule May 15
4 p.m.
8 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
5 p.m.
Priest
Fr. Peter
Dcn. Jack
Fr. Peter
Dcn. Dennis
Fr. Otis
Dcn. Dennis
Fr. Peter
Dcn. Clyde
Fr. Otis
Dcn. Clyde
Choir
Schola
Cantorum
Cantor
Choir
Adult Choir
Teen Choir
Lectors
Team 4
Team 8
Team 9
Team 13
Team 18
EMHC
Team 2
Team 3
Team 6
Team 8
Team 10
Altar Servers
Team 1
Team 3
Team 5
Team 9
Team 11
SICK RELATIVES & FRIENDS - Please remember in your prayers our Parish sick relatives and friends
and their families: Lydia Ardoin, Louis Barrett, Cookie Baxter, Lori Bertucci, Claudette Bethea, Tommy Bishop, Cecile Boesen, Sunny
Bologna, Tom & Andrew Brammer, Cliff Brown, Laine Buquoi, Amy & Baby Michael Casdaban, Jr., Fr. Joseph Cazanevette, Kathy
Ceravolo, Gordon Chalmers, Lucie Comenge, Colleen Conlon, Jeannine Couvillion, Wayne Crawford, Yvonne Crawford, Diane Crespo,
Lezette Crosby, Christopher Davis, Maggie Davis, Barbara Delatte, Michael Delery, Kayla Derocher, Louis R. Desselle, Elsie Dinkle,
Annette Doskey, Renee Doucet, Danny Dougless, Liz Dukan, Susan Faherty, Heidi Falgost, Maggie Fallen, Rita Clare Faust & Children,
Sherry Hill Felder, Don Ferrera, Kithy Filopoulos, Cathy Fogle, Jay & Nancy Frantz, Kelley Fraser, Paul Froeba, Jim Ghlostan, Bryan
Gowland, John & Cathy Graves, Manny Guilliot, Cyndi Hendricks, Scarlet Hoffman, Shelley Hoffpauir, Mat Howcrott, Willie Hutchison,
Wayne Jacob, Winnie Jordan, Bill Lagarde, Mary Grace Lambert, Dorian Land, Susan Landry, Stanley LeBlanc, Tricia Little & fly.,
Raymond & Gilda Maestri, Sr. Margaret Majors, Troy Marcantel, Marinello Children, Deborah Marshall, Angella Mata, Tom & Cheryl
McCain, McDonald Family, Austin McElroy, Suzy McElroy, Jamie McHugh, Reed Antonio Menendez, Brenda Metcalf, James Mills,
Dennis Mischler, Bernice Montagne, Rebecca Montreuil, Josiah Naquin, Harry Nunez, J. J. Nunez, Winnie Orr, Robert Perdomo, Lucille
Perret, Shaylie Poche, Jim & Connie Porche’, Raoul & Patricia Potier, Bob Reed, Merlene Riviere, Cheryl Rogers, Kitty Cleveland
Rogers, Bryant Roy, Jerri Russell, Baby Andrew Ryan, Tina Ryan, Marisa Saborio, Rodney Schliegelmeyer, Annie Shankles, Gary St. Cyr,
Tom & Kathy Stubbs, Howard G. Stutzman, Barbara Sullivan, Susan Swanner, David Theriot, Ana Tolentino, Joseph Tolentino, Mary L.
Troxclair, Warren Troxclair, Frances Vance, Nikko Verret, Alyssa Vicari, Lilianna Vermillion, Molly Watt
SERVIAM - The following Family Members of St. Peter Parishioners have been called to “Active Duty.” Please
remember them in your prayers: Chip Barrere, Joseph Baudier, Staff Sgt. Bryan S. Bonano, Josh Boudreaux, Jose Daniel Chacon,
Peyton Eustis, Jared Fangue, Scott Gerard Favre, Barry Frederick, Christian Griffiths, Christopher J. Guidry, Jacob Lindley, Adam Ritchey,
Charles Talley
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MONDAY, May 9
Easter Weekday
8:30 a.m. Ruth Salter Sevy
TUESDAY, May 10
St. Damien de Veuster
PRAY THE ROSARY
In church:
6:05 a.m. Tuesday through Friday
8:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday
3:00 p.m. Tuesdays, preceded by the
Divine Mercy Chaplet
3:30 p.m. preceding the Saturday Vigil Mass
7:15 a.m. Sunday
6:30 a.m. LCpl. Justin McLeese
8:30 a.m. Bobbye Huval
WEDNESDAY, May 11
Easter Weekday
6:30 a.m. Lorraine Bayham
8:30 a.m. Vance Family
THURSDAY, May 12
Sts. Nereus, Achilleus, Pancras
6:30 a.m. Katie Zeringue (L)
8:30 a.m. Scott Salter
FRIDAY, May 13
Our Lady of Fatima
6:30 a.m. Gloria Frances
8:30 a.m. Aborted and miscarried children and their mothers
SATURDAY, May 14
St. Matthias
8:30 a.m. Steve & Karen VanZandt (L-Anniv.)
4:00 p.m. Anticipated Mass Robert J. Schoen, Gene Schoen,
Ronnie Schoen, R.N. & Lynne Salter, Camden Salsman, Frank
Anglada, Janet Jordan, Joan Marcotte, Daniel Faciane, Ed & Lee
Graves, Claude Labasse, L.L.C., Jason Gonzales (L-bd), Darleen
Danenhower (L), Jeremiah Mulviliel, Bernie Rose, Statsia Butler
Regan, Kris & Grace Frank & Family (L), Angelle Damare (L), John
& Sarah Montelepre & Family (L), Gerry Lamy, Elizabeth Kurtz,
Mary White, Elliot Flood, Katie Zeringue (L) , Jimmy Deano
SUNDAY, May 15
Pentecost Sunday
8:00 a.m. Church Ted Wall, John A. Montalbano, Sr.,
LCpl. Justin McLeese, Peter Urbaniak, Fr. Peter Finney (L),
Clare Delery, Susan Stawaisz (L), Kathy Robicheaux (L), Chip
Marchand (L), Fred Gernon (L), Ben Blanchard, Thomas Brown,
Paul LaSalle, Bonnie Duplantier, Josephine Wagner, Lori Jas (L),
Margaret Brazda (L), John Montelepre, IV (L), Curtis Bouton,
Geoffrey Brazda (L), Gretchen & Andrew Becher (L), Natalie,
Gregory & Baby Brazda (L), Jared & Katie Zeringue (L),
Christopher Davis (L), , Gerardo Munoz, Audrey Naquin (L)
9:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
5:00 p.m.
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Jason & Jennifer Baham & Family (L)
Darryl Church
St. Peter Parishioners
Rosary for Fr. Otis & Fr. Peter
May 9: Ruth Accardo
May 10: Marie Lamy
May 11: Grace Gauthreaux
May 12: Ana Tolentino/Virginia Provosty
May 13: Shirley Brown
May 14: Rick Salter
May 15: Embree Burvant
Rosary for the Holy Souls in Purgatory
May 9: Ruth Accardo
May 10: Anna LaForest
May 11: Virginia Provosty
May 12: Ana Tolentino/Gayle Richard
May 13: Rick Salter
May 14: Dennis Mischler/Shirley Brown
May 15: G. & D. Naquin
The Sanctuary Light Burns
In Memory of
Betty & Scott Salter
The Adoration Chapel
Sanctuary Lamps Burn
In Thanksgiving for
Laura McDonald (L)
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday: 3:00 to 3:50 p.m.
or by appointment at the rectory.
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Current Parish Events
Minute of Mercy
PERSONAL CONVERSION
Personal conversion, through a personal relationship with Jesus, is a good thing, but it is much more than a one-time event in
our lives. The human condition is flawed and we often fall short of our good intentions.
Our relationship with Jesus is similar to those we have with other people. It requires constant and ongoing communication, giving to one another and sacrificing for each other with the common goal of always putting the beloved’s good and well being before our own. This method is to be applied to our relationship with Jesus as well, with the added worship and adoration due
Him as our Lord and Savior. Prayer is one of the most efficacious ways to communicate with our Lord. And to be with Jesus at
every moment, even short prayers, spontaneously spoken, are a very meaningful way to speak with our Lord; He is always at our
side and hears all whether it be spoken, thought or felt. Such examples include “Come Holy Spirit,” “Be with me Jesus,” or even
the Fatima Prayer of the Holy Rosary.
As Catholics, we could be no closer in a personal relationship with Jesus than when we consume His Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity in the Holy Eucharist. In order to do so, we must purge sin from our souls in the Sacrament of Reconciliation so that we
can present ourselves in Holy Communion with our Lord as a pure offering. Many are plagued with recurring sin; and when so
many do not recognize their sinful behavior, it can have a ripple effect. This fact must urge us as Catholics to pray for the conversion of our brothers and sisters. Our Lord gave us a very effective prayer for achieving the conversion of sinners, the Chaplet
of Divine Mercy. First and foremost, we must indeed work on our own conversion as well.
Often Jesus asked St. Faustina to pray before the crucifix and say the Stations of the Cross. It is here we see what Our Lord endured for us by becoming one of us and that we, His servants, must walk this path which indeed will draw us ever closer to Our
Lord.
Frequent confession is the best path to true conversion and curing ourselves of the ills that weigh our souls down from sin and
discourage us. In essence, it is not in the falling but in the getting up that is most imperative.
Mercy in Action
This week’s Mercy in Action is for all of St. Peter Parish to pray the Prayer Before a Crucifix for personal conversion. This
powerful prayer can be found below.
Prayer before a Crucifix
Look down upon me, good and gentle Jesus
while before Your face I humbly kneel and,
with burning soul,
pray and beseech You
to fix deep in my heart lively sentiments
of faith, hope, and charity;
true contrition for my sins,
and a firm purpose of amendment.
While I contemplate,
with great love and tender pity,
Your five most precious wounds,
pondering over them within me
and calling to mind the words which David,
Your prophet, said to You, my Jesus:
"They have pierced My hands and My feet,
they have numbered all My bones."
Amen.
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Reserved seating for Religious is available
in the front right section of the church.
For those unable to process,
the special litanies will be prayed in the church.
Girls of all ages who have received their First Holy Communion are invited to be Bridesmaids and Flower Girls for
Jesus. Please pick up a registration form and instructions from the table in the back of Church. Completed forms can
be left in the basket on the table or brought to the Church office. Thank you.
The Knights of Columbus at St. Peter
are conducting their annual
"Baby Bottle" Fundraiser for the
Northlake Crisis Pregnancy Center.
Bottles are available for pick up this weekend. Please
return them with enclosed donations before Masses
next weekend, May 14th & 15th. The bottles can also
be returned to the Northlake Crisis Pregnancy Center
at 814 W. 21st Ave. in Covington.
St. Peter Grandparents Club:
All St. Peter Grandparents, school and
parish, are invited to our end of the year
party, Tuesday, May 10th, at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s
Hall. New members are welcome to come and join for
the next school year. The Grandparents Club serves as
a support to our school! For more information, please
call Kris Ronquille at 504.416.5447.
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Saint Peter’s Parish
Women’s Bible Study Ministry
Please join us this Summer as we study…
"Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible"
by Jeff Cavins and Sarah Christmyer
An Engaging Journey Through the Bible
You will:
◦ Make sense of the Bible and see how it relates to
your everyday life
◦ Discover the remarkable connections between the
Old and New Testaments
◦ See how the Sacraments, the Church and our entire
Catholic Faith is rooted in Scripture.
Meeting Dates:
Thursdays: June 9th- July 28th: 12:30-2:00 p.m.
The Upper Room, 318 S. Jefferson Ave.
Registration/Materials fee: $25
For more information or to register please visit us
online at: http://www.stpeterparish.com/bible-studiesfor-women or email: [email protected]
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Current Parish Events
St. Peter Parish Welcomes
the following New Parishioners:
Mr. & Mrs. Larry Bates
Mr. & Mrs. William Burnside
Dr. & Mrs. Ross Cazayoux
Mrs. Teresa Lay
Mr. & Mrs. Kristopher Meaux
Mr. & Mrs. John Miskimmin
Mr. & Mrs. Ben Samel
Ms. Kaitlin Savoye
Mr. & Mrs. Joey Yurt
IN MEMORIAM
Please pray for the families of our dearly
departed, and for the repose of their souls.
George Clarence Battalora, Jr.
Elliott Francis Flood
Bernard F. Comenge, Sr.
Gloria J. Harper Fabre
Donald Gerard Pechon, Sr.
SCRIPTURE READINGS May 9th—May 15th
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Acts 19:1-8/Jn 16:29-33
Acts 20:17-27/Jn 17:1-11a
Acts 20:28-38/Jn 17:11b-19
Acts 22:30, 23:6-11/Jn 17:20-26
Acts 25:13b-21/Jn 21:15-19
Acts 1:15-17, 20-26/Jn 15:9-17
Acts 2:1-11/1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13/Jn 20:19-23
With Gratitude…
From those who have received flood aid
“There are no words to express our gratitude for all
the help given to us by our wonderful friends at St.
Peter Parish. We have been members of the parish
since 1983 and never have I seen such an exhibition
of love and mercy in this wonderful year of mercy!
BAPTISMS
We congratulate the newest members
of our worshipping Community who
recently celebrated the Sacrament of Baptism:
Bodhi Cash Crawford
Amelia Grace Dietrich
Dawson Albert Dietrich
Kenzie Elizabeth Duhe
Cade Anthony Matta
Deveraud Abrielle Mugnier
BAPTISMAL PREPARATION
St. Peter Baptismal Preparation for
infants consists of one mandatory session,
that both parents and godparents are required to attend.
Parents are encouraged to call the rectory
985.892.2422, three months before the expected birth
date to register for class. The next seminar is
Wednesday, June 1st, from 6:00—7:15 p.m. In the
Upper Room, 318 S. Jefferson Ave.
The Rite of Baptism will be scheduled after the class
has been attended and all documents are submitted.
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Kasyn Rae Tillotson
Luke Benjamin VanAsselberg
Hyland Phi Wesley
Hansel Alexander Buring
Jack Joseph Mire
Adelaide Pelarre LeCorgne
Reed Andrew Anderson
Ty Louis Chapman
Olivia Leigh Halpin
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Current Parish Events
St. Peter Parish Pilgrimage to Ireland and Scotland
(Homeland of many of our beloved priests)
Spiritual Guide: Fr. Otis Young, Jr.
August 12-24, 2016
COME JOIN US and view the breath-taking sight of:
The Cliffs of Moher
320 Million Years OLD
The Cliffs of Moher, God’s gift in nature, rise vertically to a height of 650 feet over the crashing
waves of the Atlantic Ocean. They span eight miles and are the steepest cliffs in Ireland. Ancient
rivers laid down sediments on the sea bed to form the rocks of the Cliffs of Moher which are
sandstone, siltstone and shale. The Cliffs of Moher are home to 40,000 birds from 29 different
species including puffins. Sea birds may be found and viewed along the rock shelves in the cliffs.
Over a million visitors view these extraordinary picturesque cliffs each year.
Currently Registering:
Proximo Travel 855.842.8001 Proximotravel.com
Flyers in the back of church, at the rectory or on our website www.stpeterparish.com
The St. Peter Ladies Altar Society…..
Attention all volunteers working with
children: The mandatory Safe Environment training through the Archdiocese is
valid for a three year period. For those in
need of renewal OR for anyone requiring training for
the first time, St. Peter Parish will offer the following
training sessions in St. Mary’s Hall:
Saturday, May 28th at 9 a.m.
Monday, June 6th at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 8th at 6:30 p.m.
Each session lasts approximately 1 hour and is free of
charge. Registration is not required. For additional
information, please call the Office of Religious Education at 985.893.2446. Questions and concerns can
also be directed to Sr. Mary Ellen Wheelahan, O.Carm.
at 504.861.6278 or [email protected]
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will have their next meeting on Monday, May 16th at
10:00 a.m. in the Ministry Center. All ladies of the
parish are welcome to attend. Our guest speaker
will be Deacon Jay Frantz. For additional information,
please call Nancy Frantz, 985.789.2092.
Coffee & Donut’s Next Sunday
Please join us for coffee and donuts in St.
Mary’s Hall following the 9:30 a.m. Mass, Sunday,
May 15th. This is a great way to meet fellow parishioners & build a vibrant church community.
A ladies watch was recently found
in the gravel parking area along
Jefferson Ave. Please call the
rectory to claim. 985.892.2422.
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Catechetical Programs
Brady Boyer
Christian Boyer
Karsen Boyet
Everett Enk
Augustine Galeziewski
Nathan Guillot
Quinlan Hand
Claire Jacob
Mia Kammerer
Brynn Laughlin
Kendall Lindsey
Hayden Mahon
Aubrey Marinello
Bailey Moore
Ava Moore
Margaret Moreau
Faryn Perry
Jacqueline Primes
Caroline Reagan
Jeffrey Roth
Luke Short
Reese Sierra
Zachary Sierra
Alaina Stabile
Samuel St.Pierre
Matthew Verbene
Noah Watson
Nathan Bowers
Whitney Clabert
Lyla Combs
Lauren Crews
Allyson Dao
Brody Delaune
Marly Eason
Lucia Englehardt
Eleanor Francis
Sadie Gallagher
Sarah Grace
Mikaela Hammett
Carter Hutchinson
Julia Jas
Grey King
Mary Miller Kitchen
Dakota Langenstein
Landen Luparello
Aiden Maestri
Matthew Pearce
Seth Picou
Kaden Romig
Cohen Salsman
Thomas Sanders
Harrison Sawyer
Emma Smith
Alivia Sponsel
Anna Aucoin
Peter George Baglow
Mason Bazajou
Meredith Beck
William Charles
Grey Flattman
Hunter Flauss
Mary Hamby
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Congratulations to our Sacramental
Year children who made their First
Holy Communion on May 7th, 2016.
We rejoice with
you and continue
to remember you
in our prayers
as you join us
in the
Eucharistic
Celebration!
Luke Jones
Nathan Jones
Claire LeBoeuf
Jonathan Lee
Dylan Morris
Claire Newton
Lauren Nolan
Lilly Oberlies
Caleigh Olivier
Lois Ottemann
Noah Patrick
Joel Scobel
Brooke Smith
Emma Streckfus
Brycen Stegemeyer
Kayden Tillotson
Megan Tran
Catelyn Yeager
Caitlyn Berezuik
Braden Bourliea
Grace Butler
Regan Cedor
Wyatt DiBenedetto
Aubrie Donnow
Liam DuBois
Sophia Fischtziur
Patton Hanemann
Anna LeBlanc
Priscilla Nelson
Alyssa Ryan
Ronan Sanborn
Kate Simon
Ava Soileau
Tracy Swanner
Benedict Webre
Olivia Adams
Amelia Anderson
Lexi Audler
Paxton Audler
Joseph “Max” Cosio
Camilla Dehler
Jude Haynen
Annabelle Landwehr
William Mihalik
Lauren Pertuit
Lilly Pittman
Annie Ahrons
Evan Arcana
Katie Jo Buquoi
Paul Beck, III
Cade Chatelain
Natalie Clelland
Claire Gautier
Ezequiel Gonzalez
Katherine Henshaw
Landry Jambon
Briggs Kleinpeter
Grace Stelly
Logan Snow
Michelle Vo
Kayleigh Ramirez
Noah Seeliger
Sean Toney
Ethan Ward
Ava Au
Aubrianne Kavanaugh
Confirmation
Prep III
May
Sunday 8th
Final Prep III class and
Marian Consecration—Meet in Church
6:30-8 p.m.
St. Peter Parish
Vacation Bible School
Monday, June 13thFriday, June 17th
8:30 a.m.- Noon
For children
ages 5 years – 4th grade
Last day to register May 31st
Registration forms and
information to
Volunteer are in the
back of church.
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Youth Events
R.O.C.K.
St. Peter Catholic Church
Middle School & Junior High
Youth Ministry
Taking On Radical Christian Holiness
Sr. High Youth Ministry for grades 8-12 and at least 13 yrs.
For more information contact Michelle Seghers 985.892.8994
[email protected]
Tuesdays: Torch Adores 3:30-4:30 p.m., followed by
Games at the YH. Pick up at 5:30 p.m.
Check out the ROCK website at www.stpeterparish.com under
the “Formation/Youth” section. 985.892.8994 E-mail us at
[email protected]
Coordinator: Rafael Flores
May
Mon. 9th
Mon. 16th
Mon. 16th
Sat. 28th
Sun. 29th
Teen Council meeting
“Seek His Face” 5:30-7 p.m. @ Y.H.
“Men of Torch” 6—7:30 p.m. in SMH
Torch BBQ and elections
Feast of Corpus Christi
June
Fri. 3rd
1st Friday Feeding Frenzy after 8:30 Mass
M-F- 6-10th Collect items for garage sale: 9 a.m.-noon
Sat. 11th
Torch Garage Sale!!
Mon. 13th
Senior meeting
Sat. 18th
Torch Night
Mon. 20th
“Seek His Face” 5:30-7 p.m. @ Y.H.
Mon. 20th “Men of Torch” 6—7:30 p.m. in SMH
For more information, join the T.O.R.C.H. Facebook group,
May
Fri. 13th
ROCK Night: @ Youth House
6:30-7:00 p.m. Holy Half Hour @ Chapel
7-9 p.m. “And Justice for All”
Any young man or woman who may
feel a call to the religious life is invited
to contact Fr. Otis or Fr. Peter at the
rectory, 985.892.2422 so that they may
support you through your discernment.
They are committed to praying for you
as you grow in knowledge of your
vocation.
or check us out under Youth Ministry at stpeterparish.com!
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot
be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushelbasket, it is set on a lamp stand, where it gives light to all in the
house. Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may
see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father”
-Matthew 5:14-16
Torch Garage Sale
Unwanted items collecting in
your house?
Please consider donating them to
the St. Peter High School Youth
Group’s Annual Garage Sale.
All proceeds go toward the Teen
Retreat Fund.
St. Peter Young Adult Ministry
[email protected]
Welcome to Virtues In Action! The way to Christ!
Adoration every Thursday: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
then meet in the Youth House at 7:30 p.m.
New Members are Always Welcome!
Coordinator: Evan Corneille: 985. 892.8994
Web: www.stpeterparish.com
Find us on Facebook!
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Save the Date for the Sale: Saturday, June 11th
Donation items may be dropped at the Youth
House, (402 S. Jefferson Ave.)
Beginning June 6th
Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Or contact the youth ministry office at
[email protected]
Please note: clothing is not accepted for the
Garage Sale.
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Stewardship ....Our Way of Life at St. Peter Parish
ONE GOD + ONE CHURCH + ONE FAMILY
INVITATION FROM JESUS
You are invited to spend one hour of your
choice with Jesus in the Adoration Chapel.
Committed adorers are needed:
Friday:11 a.m.—noon and Sunday: 10-11 a.m.
please call Barbara Fisher @ 985. 875.2011-H or
985.264.3318-C.
Wednesday: 2-3 p.m., Friday: 5-6 p.m. please call Marybelle @ 985.867.8563
Tuesday: 11 p.m. -midnight, Wednesday: 6-7 p.m., please
call Suzette McGoey @ 985.264.4641
Monday and Wednesday: 3-4 a.m., Tuesday: 1-2 a.m.,
and Thursday: 2-3 a.m., please call Sandy Wall @
985.845.7585
Prayer partners are needed all hours: If you can commit
to a weekly hour with our Eucharistic Lord, call: 985.630.9016
A Stewardship Moment
Ascension of the Lord
May 8, 2016
Today we celebrate the feast of the Ascension of our
Lord, a feast which, in part, celebrates the confidence
he placed in his close followers to continue his ministry. In the Gospel reading Jesus reminds his followers
of the purpose of his mission, and commissions them
to continue his work by proclaiming his word and by
living courageously that which they preached. He also
promises them the Holy Spirit who he said would
strengthen them for the task ahead. As stewards of
Jesus’ life and ministry, a good question for us to reflect on this week might be this: Has Christ’s confidence in the quality of our own witness been well
placed?
Ascension of the Lord
May 8th:
Today as we celebrate the feast of the
Ascension we are reminded that Christ’s
saving work on earth continues through
his disciples...and now through us.
When we give to the poor, God indeed pours his
love, peace and joy into our hearts, into our lives
and into the hearts of those who are poor.
May Evangelization Intention
of the Holy Father:
Holy Rosary
That families, communities, and
groups may pray the Holy Rosary for
evangelization and peace.
St. Peter Parish Garden Ministry
Come Join Us for a
St. Peter Parish
Garden Clean-up Day
Saturday, May 14th @ 9:00 a.m.– Noon
Please meet in front of the Church
Bring: Small garden tools, gloves, pruners,
hedge trimmers, etc.
Unable to help? Supply Donations are appreciated
Please send donations payable to
St. Peter Church with “Garden” written in the memo
Questions: E-mail Chris at [email protected]
Cell: 504.237.1039
Your Spiritually Adopted Baby
Week 40: Your baby comes to full
term and is delivered! Happy Birthday,
Baby! “ Before I formed you in the womb, I
knew you. “ Jeremiah 1:5
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Are you interested in “Adopting” a small
garden on our campus? Please contact Chris
Stellingworth: [email protected] or
504.237.1039.
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Quotes from Principal Michael Kraus’ weekly newsletter: April 27, 2016
Dear St. Peter Families,
Thank you all for such a terrific Party at the Pavilion! It was truly one of the best weekends of the
school year, and I know lasting memories were made for all our students and families. I want to
thank all our volunteers and chairs for the countless hours of hard work before, during and after
the event. With this event being so labor intensive, we need more people to step up for next year.
If you feel that you can help in any capacity, please let us know.
In growing closer to so many of our families over the years, I simply want to add how grateful I am to work alongside fantastic teachers and parents. We have a powerful school where the faith and family culture is overwhelmingly
evident to each and every visitor. Through good days and tough days, it is obvious that God is making Saints among us.
.... I pray you all have a great week.
God alone,
Michael Kraus
Archdiocese of New Orleans-God’s Special Children Survey
Dear Archdiocesan Community,
In an effort to best serve the children of our community, the Office of Catholic Schools is currently assessing the needs of God's special children located in the Archdiocese of New Orleans. We would greatly appreciate if you would take a few minutes to complete this brief survey. Please complete the survey by
May 30, 2016. Please feel free to contact me with any comments, questions, or suggestions. Thank you and
may God's peace be with each of you.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B7QVYHZ
Dr. Jan Daniel Lancaster
Superintendent of Catholic Schools
Archdiocese of New Orleans
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In the Archdiocese
Willwoods Married Couples Retreat
St. Augustine Retreat Center in Bay St. Louis,
June 4-5, 2016:
Would you like to break away with your spouse and
spend quality time enriching your marriage? Then join
us on June 4-5, 2016, for the Married Couples Retreat
at the beautiful St. Augustine Retreat Center located
one block away from the beach in Bay St. Louis! The
retreat begins on Saturday, June 4, 2016, at 9:00 a.m.
and ends on Sunday, June 5, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. The
theme for this year is “Mercy & Love”.
SSA’s Summer Camps
Registration is now open!
Visit www.SSAcad.org to download the camp flier, or
to register online. Please contact Wendy Bertucci at
985.892.2540 x 129 for information.
Cheer, Golden Blues Dance, Movie Making,
Volleyball, Video Game, Softball and More!!
Mercy Beyond Borders:
An Ecumenical Approach
May 10th at 7 p.m.
Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church
Presenter: Fr. Buddy Noel
Info: 985.626.6977 or [email protected] peace.org
Hope and Healing:
Counseling for couples, marriages and families
The Archdiocese of New Orleans, sponsors an affordable Catholic Counseling Service, particularly in the
area of marital, couple and family counseling. Counseling and psychotherapy are offered for issues including depression, anxiety, chronic illness support, sexual
compulsions, adjustment issues, family problems,
marriage counseling and pre-marital counseling.
Whether you are looking to boost your relationship or
hanging on by a thread, Catholic Counseling Service
is here to help. For information call 504.861.6245.
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If you would like to register or get more information
call Jason Angelette at 504. 830.3716 or visit
www.faithandmarriage.org. Suggested donation of
$275 is requested but not required. Pre-registration
deposit, which is part of the donation, is $50.
St. Paul’s Summer Kids Sports Camps
Boys ages 8-14 years
Baseball, Football, Wrestling, Basketball, Lacrosse,
Soccer, Speed/Strength
Camps run 1-week, M-F, 9 a.m.—3 p.m.: $200
Registration form at www.facebook.com/
wolvessummercamps Info: Craig Ketelsen:
985.966.1147 [email protected] or Keren Davis:
985.502.7132 [email protected]
Magnificat House of Discernment
Saturday, May 14th: 9 a.m.– 1 p.m.
Mass, meal & more:
The Role of the Blessed Mother
as a Model for Religious Life
This event is open to Catholic women and Catholic Sisters,
especially those in Initial Formation. RSVP is requested
The Magnificat House of Discernment is a ministry of the
Archdiocese of New Orleans. Single Catholic women,
guided by religious mentors, may live in community for up
to a year to deepen their relationship with God and discern
their vocational call.
2729 Lowerline St.,
New Orleans, LA
504.227.3203
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CHURCH NAME & ADDRESS:
St. Peter Catholic Church
125 E. Nineteenth Avenue
Covington, LA 70433
CHURCH PHONE:
985-892-2422
CONTACT PERSON:
Mary Frances/Ruth Adams
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