March 6th is Ash Wednesday and our Lenten journey begins. During Lent we take up practices that help us to become aware of and responsive to the needs of others. The three traditional practices of Lent are prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. A commitment to these practices during Lent leads to an awareness of God and conversion of … [Read more…]
You’re all familiar with the Christmas song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas” I think. To most it’s a delightful nonsense rhyme set to music. But it had a quite serious purpose when it was written. It is a good deal more than just a repetitious melody with pretty phrases and a list of strange gifts. Catholics in England during … [Read more…]
Merry and blessed Christmas! The English author and Catholic Apologist G.K. Chesterton once reflected on the birth of Christ with these words: A child in a foul stable, where the beasts feed and foam; Only where He was homeless Are you and I at home; We have hands that fashion and heads that know, But … [Read more…]
REV. WILLIAM SAUNDERS The Advent wreath is part of our long-standing Catholic tradition. However, the actual origins are uncertain. There is evidence of pre-Christian Germanic peoples using wreathes with lit candles during the cold and dark December days as a sign of hope in the future warm and extended-sunlight days of Spring. In Scandinavia during … [Read more…]
The standard procedure for a funeral at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church is that a funeral director (funeral home or mortuary) work with St. Peter Claver parish staff to set up the details of the visitation, funeral Mass or liturgy, luncheon and interment. Funeral directors are very helpful to the parish in that they arrange … [Read more…]
Connect with St. Peter Claver like never before. Stay up-to-date with what is going on in our parish throughout the week. With the myParish app you can receive and easily respond to messages from our parish. Enjoy many useful faith-building resources and features to complement your daily faith life, such as, Confession and prayer time … [Read more…]
Post by: Andy Chwalibog Members of our Parish that have been forced to miss the Sunday Eucharistic Celebration due to illness/injury/age can still reeve at home or in the hospital. As a parish community we have a responsibility to them to insure that they are not forgotten. The healing power of the Eucharist has long … [Read more…]
Want to review the readings for today’s Mass or preview the Sunday readings? CLICK HERE to visit the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops page and click on the “Today’s Readings: link.
We had several people stop and record their memories of St Peter Claver parish during our 80th Anniversary weekend. Click this link: Counting Our Blessings…Sharing Our Memories viseos to view them.
In this Prayer to Saint Peter Claver, we ask this great missionary to the Americas to inspire in us a similar missionary spirit, keeping always in mind that spiritual ills are more deadly than physical ills. Dear Saint of our modern times, you were permeated with compassion for the oppressed, for human beings sold as … [Read more…]