– Jesuit Alunni and Friends Sunday October 22 – Mass and social gathering
– Fr. John Baldovin, SJ presents “Liturgical Prayer: What do we need today?” on Sunday, October 29 at 10:15 AM. A noted author & professor of historical and liturgical theology at Boston College, Fr. Baldovin will preside at the 9AM Mass and after, speak in Biss Hall.
Pope Francis launched the “Share the Journey” campaign in which he invites us all to “Share the Journey” with refugees and migrants around the world. The focus of the campaign is to see through the eyes of others rather than turning a blind eye. In the words of Pope Francis, “Not just to see but to look. Not just to hear but to listen. Not just to meet and pass by, but to stop. And don’t just say ‘what a shame, poor people,’ but allow ourselves to be moved by pity.”
It is a core Catholic teaching that every human being is created in the image of God and is therefore entitled to dignity and respect. The Catholic Church views assisting those in need as a fundamental Christian duty that is derived directly from the life and mercy of Christ, who himself was a refugee. As Christians, we are called to welcome our new neighbors with the same love and compassion we would want ourselves to be shown in a time of persecution. We must remember that refugees from all over the world are sent to our communities and are fleeing danger, exploitation and persecution.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A REFUGEE AND AN IMMIGRANT?
According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, a refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war, or violence. A refugee has a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group. An immigrant is someone who voluntarily leaves his or her country in order to improve the prospects for themselves and their families. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Migration and Refugee Services (USCCB/MRS) is one of nine national refugee resettlement agencies in the United States that assists refugees and advocates for the refugee community. Through a cooperative agreement and grants with the federal government, USCCB/MRS works in coordination with Catholic Charities and other partner agencies around the United States to welcome and ensure that the basic needs of each arriving refugee are adequately met.
New Pastoral Council and Commission members-
Pastoral Council members
|Vice Chair||Mike Holland|
|Immediate Past Chair||Pat Mumford|
|Education & Formation Commission Chair||David Schilli|
|Facilities Commission Chair||Paul Fenzl|
|Liturgy & Worship Commission Chair||Rick Hudson|
|Parish Life Commission Chair||Sarah Kernodle|
|Social Justice & Community Outreach Chair||Linda Grippando|
|Karen Leggio||Karen Leggio|
|At Large Member||Joe Breen|
|Young Adult Ministry Liaison||John Walawender|
|Finance Council Chair, Ex-Officio||Chris Brown|
Finance Council members
|Chris Brown, Chair|
|Fr. James Shea, SJ ExOfficio|
|Terrie Morin, ExOfficio|
St. Peter hosts the 22nd Annual Garden of Eaten
St. Peter will be serving up hot dogs, chips, and soda, front of the church starting Sunday, September 17th. For a small donation, hot dogs, chips, and sodas are available beginning at 9:30am in our “Garden of Eaten” café — proceeds go to non-profit organizations helping the neediest in our community.
If you are interested in lending a hand, please click on this link to sign up http://bit.ly/2vKMDLl