The Season of Lent 2019
St. Peter's will have an extra evening Mass at 6:00 PM on Wednesdays during Lent.
Confessions will be heard on Lenten Wednesday evenings (after Mass) and Saturday afternoons at 2:45 PM.
Stations of the Cross will be offered on Sunday evenings at 7 PM followed by a time of Eucharistic Adoration. Children’s Stations of the Cross will be offered on Monday afternoons of Lent at 12:15PM with our St. Peter School Students. All are welcome.
Lenten Fish Dinners
St. Peter's Church will host two more Lenten Fish Dinners during Lent this year. The dates are Friday, March 22 and Friday, April 12, from 4PM to 6:30PM in the parish hall. Dinners include choice of baked fish, fried fish or fried shrimp, homemade macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, cole slaw, dessert and beverage. Adult dinners - $10 and child dinners - $5. Take-outs are available. All are welcome to come out and enjoy!
Welcome Father Angelo Patti
St. Peter’s Parish fondly welcomes Father Angelo Patti as our new pastor.
He is a warm and friendly person with a deep love of God. He will bring his own special qualities and ideas that we are eager to embrace. We know he will gain the love and respect of our parish family.
St. Peter’s has always been blessed with wonderful and outstanding pastors. We know that Fr. Patti will become one of them. We pray that his stay with us will be blessed with much happiness. We look forward to traveling with him as he leads us on the road to strengthening our Catholic faith.
Christmas Mass Schedule: Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24, 5:00PM, 7:30PM and 10:00PM. Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25, 8:00AM and 10:00AM.
Christmas Confession Schedule: Friday, Dec. 21, 6:30-7:30PM, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2:30-3:30PM.
NO CONFESSIONS DEC. 23 & 24. (By appointment only)
Father Daniel O’Neill Passes – A note from The Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown
The Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown is mourning the passing of the Very Reverend Daniel J. O’Neill, VF, Pastor of Saint Peter Parish in Somerset and Dean of the Southern Deanery. Father O’Neill passed on October 29 following complications from an extended illness. He was 68 years old.
Father O’Neill was born in Carbondale, Pennsylvania, and was ordained a priest on May 8, 1976, at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Altoona.
He served as Pastor of Saint Peter since 2008 and Dean since 2010.
Over the years, Father O’Neill served at various parishes throughout the diocese, including pastorates at the former Our Lady of Mercy and Saint Barnabas Parishes in Johnstown, the former Saint Gregory Parish in Johnstown, and the former Immaculate Conception Parish in Lock Haven.
"I am deeply saddened by the passing of Father O’Neill," said Bishop Mark Bartchak. "He was very dedicated to his ministry, even throughout the trials of his illness. May the Lord grant him eternal rest, and may God comfort the Saint Peter Parish and School community and all who cared for him."
A viewing for Father O’Neill will be held on November 2 from 2:00-8:00 p.m. at Saint Peter Parish. A viewing will also be held on November 3 from 9:00-10:45 a.m. A funeral Mass will follow at Saint Peter at 11:00 a.m.
ARISE Together in Christ!
How will parishioners sign up to join a faith sharing group?
St. Peter’s small faith groups will begin to form on Sign-Up Sunday which will take place the weekend of September 8 and 9 after all masses. Sign-ups to join, or form a small faith group, will continue throughout the month of September. Parishioners will be given two options for joining a faith sharing group.
Option 1: Parishioners are invited to form a faith sharing group on their own (Friends, family, neighbors), designating a group leader/co-leader, or representative. On sign-up Sunday the group leader/representative will register the group participants providing a list of names and contact information for each person in the group, (phone number, email address, and address), also providing the day, time, and location that the group intends to meet.
Option 2: Parishioners who choose not to form a group on their own can register to be placed in a group, opting for a day and time that is suitable for them to meet. A variety of days and times will be made available. These groups will be formed via a computer generated program according to the days and times each person has chosen, and a group leader will be assigned to the group.
Meeting places for small faith sharing groups
St. Peter’s Small faith groups can meet in parishioners homes or space will also be made available at the parish to meet. Please feel free to be creative though: consider meeting at Starbucks, Kings, Italian oven, etc., etc. on your patio, deck, or around a campfire. Perhaps meet while your children are attending CCD or when they are at sports practice. The important thing is to meet…. To pray, read scripture, share faith stories, have fun together sharing our Catholic faith and growing together in community. It will be up to the groups along with their leaders to decide where they would like to meet.
Small group leaders
The Arise team is in need of small group leaders/co-leaders and we ask everyone to please prayerfully consider volunteering for this ministry to aid in the spiritual renewal of our parish and diocese. Being a group leader is not complicated or difficult, short training sessions will be planned for mid-September. For anyone who would like to volunteer as a leader or would like more information on being a leader please contact:
Ron Delano at 814-442-4801
Or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
ARISE Together In Christ!
The ARISE Together in Christ process will be implemented at our parish in the early fall of 2018. It has begun with a period of formation for the ARISE Parish Team, a group of 8-10 parishioners who will lead the parish through this process of spiritual renewal. Once begun, it will be an opportunity for parishioners to participate in small faith-sharing communities that meet in homes and other locations throughout the parish. The next three years we will reflect on basic Gospel themes: This unfolds over five periods of time called seasons each of which lasts six weeks.
Season 1 Fall 2018 Encountering Christ Today
Season 2 Lent 2019 Change Our Hearts
Season 3 Fall 2019 In the Footsteps of Christ
Season 4 Lent 2020 New Heart, New Spirit
Season 5 Fall 2020 We Are the Good News!
“Send us your Spirit, oh Lord”
Saturday: 4:00 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:15 pm
Weekday & Holy Day Masses
As announced in the bulletin.
Saturday 2:45 pm
Anytime upon request.
Additional times during Advent & Lent.