Welcome to St, Peter Claver Catholic Church in Huntington, West Virginia. We encourage you to return to Mass. Bishop Brennan has removed the suspension of the obligation of Sunday and Holy Day Mass attendance. Mass is celebrated Sunday at 11:00 a.m. Weekday masses are Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. All who attend Mass are asked to wear a mask out of Christian charity for others. Contact Fr. Shaji to celebrate a Mass for your intention.
Sunday 11:00 AM
Monday 12:05 PM
Wednesday 12:05 PM
Thursday 12:05 PM
Adoration Thursday 10:00 am. We are encouraged to come to adore Jesus in the Eucharist. You are welcome to come for confession or spiritual counseling at this time. If you have a special prayer or intention that you would like Fr. Thomas to include in his prayer time, please write, email (sthomas@dwc,org or call him with your request. Mass follows at 12:05.
2nd Sunday of Advent ~ Candle of Faith (Bethlehem Candle)
The second candle represents faith and is called “Bethlehem’s Candle.” Micah had foretold that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem, which is also the birthplace of King David. This candle reminds of the journey of Joseph and Mary to Bethlehem
We are encouraging all parishioners to embrace the Corporal Works of Mercy as part of our Advent preparation. Luke's Gospel reading for the Third Sunday of Advent says when the people asked what they should do, John the Baptist replied "Whoever has two cloaks should share with the person who has none. And whoever has food should do likewise. To this end, on the Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 19, you are asked to bring your offering of new or gently used coats, scarves, gloves or non-perishable food items to Church. At the Offertory you will be asked to bring these items and place them in a box in front of the altar. The winter items will be given to Catholic Charities for their coat drive and the food items will be donated to the food bank.
OUR PARISH PRAYER - Father, pour your spirit on the people of this parish. Grant us a new vision of Your glory, a new experience of Your power, a new faithfulness to Your word and a new consecration to Your service so that Your love may grow among us and Your Kingdom come, through Christ our Lord, Amen.
POPE FRANCIS' PRAYER TO ST. JOSEPH - Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. To you, God entrusted His only Son. In you Mary placed her trust, with you Christ became a man. Blessed Joseph, to us too, show yourself a father and guide us in the path of life. Obtain for us grace, mercy, and encourage, and defend us from every evil, Amen.
PRAYER TO ST MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.
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