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Mardi Gras/ Hospitality Weekend

St. Peter's Parish Women's Group will sponser a Mardi Gras Hospitality Weekend on Saturday, February 22 & 23 in the Parish Hall.   On Saturday, February 22nd, after 4PM Mass there will be a  Pot Luck Dinner in the Hall.  The parish will supply fried chicken and drinks, and those attending are asked to bring a side dish or dessert. On Sunday, February 23, after 8AM and 10AM Masses, Coffee and Donuts will be served in the parish hall.  After 12:15 Mass on Sunday, February 23, there will be Pot Luck Lunch in the hall. The Parish will supply soup and drinks, and those attending are asked to bring a side dish or dessert.  A sign-up sheet is in the vestibule as we need a number of people attending.  All are welcome!  Please contact Chairperson Sue Hook (443-3593) if you are able to help with this project.  We are hoping to sponsor Hospitality Weekends several times during this upcoming year.                                                           

 

Pre-Cana Marriage Preparation Process

Pre-Cana marriage preparation is a mandatory requirement for all Altoona-Johnstown diocesan couples planning to marry in the upcoming year. The 2020 Pre-Cana class here at St. Peter's Church in Somerset, Pa. will be held on Saturday, March 7, and Saturday, March 14, from 9AM to 1PM in the St. Peter’s parish annex building. The cost is $70 per couple payable at registration prior to the beginning of the first session. If you plan to attend this year’s Pre-Cana sessions, please call the rectory to register at 814-443-6574.

ARISE! Together in Christ Season IV!

As we begin 2020, we once again have an opportunity to attain a greater understanding of our faith and a stronger relationship with the Lord by participating more fully in parish life and inviting others to join in. To accomplish this, Bishop Mark has requested our continued participation in Arise Together in Christ. A year and a half ago, we introduced the ARISE Together in Christ spiritual renewal process in our diocese and in our parish. About 150 parishioners of St. Peter’s participated in ARISE! by joining a small faithsharing group. Those who took part reported having a positive and enriching experience which brought them closer to the Lord. We will continue ARISE! this Lent, beginning in February and continuing for six one-week sessions. All parishioners are invited to join, whether you were part of a small group last Fall or not. ARISE enables people to deepen their faith, develop a closer relationship with Christ, grow in community and reach out in service to others.

Why is St Peter participating in ARISE? Because in these difficult and even painful times we need to be renewed as a parish, we need to welcome back those who have been distanced from the Church, and we need to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ through our active commitment to charity and justice. Why not be part of something that promises to have a positive effect on the renewal of the Catholic Church in our diocese? ARISE Season IV is open to anyone. Your ARISE Parish Team representatives are Juliann Isgan (814)279-5390 or Mary Herwig (814)521-4743, Sign Ups will continue until Sun., Feb. 8. Season IV will begin the week of Feb. 16 and will last through week of Mar. 29. Please follow us on Facebook-St. Peter’s Church-Somerset, PA,  Instagram-St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Somerset, PA.

ST. PETER'S CHURCH NEWLY FORMED PARISH WOMEN'S GROUP

Would you like to be of service to our parish? Would you like to socialize with other women of our parish? Would you want to be a support to members of our parish family? Please consider joining the St. Peter's Church Women's Group. Flyers with details are available on the table in the church vestibule. Please return the completed tear-off portion via the collection basket.  The newly formed Women's Group will be hosting a luncheon on Wednesday, January 15th, at 12:30pm at Hoss's Steak & Sea House. This will be our first event for women of our Parish to get together, socialize and learn more about the mission of this newly formed group. If you are able to join us please contact Denise Demchak 814-395-5079 and bring along your ideas/ suggestions for projects or events you would like to see us sponsor!! Thank You.  

A NEW YEAR’S PRAYER

Lord, You make all things new. You bring hope alive in our hearts and cause our spirits to be born again. Thank You for this New Year, for all the potential it holds. Come and kindle in us a mighty flame so that in our time, many will see the wonders of God and live forever to praise Your Glorious Name.  Amen

ST. PETER'S CHURCH NEW YEAR'S MASS SCHEDULE

January 1, 2020 is the Feast of Mary, Mother of God and a holy day of obligation. Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 31st, New Year’s Eve, at 4:15PM.  Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 1st, 8:00AM and 10:00AM. There is no better way to begin our New Year 2020 than by uniting with our Blessed Mother in prayers of peace at Mass on New Year's Day. 

ST. PETER'S CHURCH CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE

Today is born our Savior, Jesus Christ the Lord! Merry Christmas! Oh, come let us adore Him!

Christmas Eve Masses on Tuesday, December 24, will be celebrated at 5:00PM, 7:30PM and 10:00PM.

Christmas Day Masses on Wednesday, December 25, will be celebrated at 8:00AM and 10:00 AM.

 

ST. PETER'S CHURCH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DINNER

St. Peter's Church Annual Christmas Dinner will be held on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, from 11AM-1PM in our parish hall, 433 West Church Street, Somerset.  This Christmas dinner is for everyone, those who are struggling, those who are thankful, those who are lonely and those in need of good food and conversation. Please come and share a beautiful meal with friends.

ST. PETER'S ANNUAL HOLIDAY BAZAAR!

St. Peter's Church Annual Holiday Bazaar will take place in our parish hall at 433 West Church Street, Somerset, Pa. on Saturday, November 9, from 11AM to 6PM and on Sunday, November 10, from 8AM to 2PM. Our parish hall will be transformed into a basket wonderland with over 100 theme baskets. Come and see the wonderful range of beautiful baskets!  Drawing will be held on Sunday starting at 2PM.  Refreshments will be available each day. There will also be a bake sale and cash raffle. 

ANNUAL FORTY HOURS DEVOTIONS

On Sunday, October 27 through Tuesday, October 29, our parish will celebrate the beautiful Eucharistic devotion of Forty Hours. This devotion is a special forty-hour period of prayer made before the Blessed Sacrament in solemn exposition. There will also be devotions each evening at 7:00 PM. The Tuesday service will feature a formal procession with our school students. Visiting priests will be available for confession. Please plan to join us.

A TRIDUUM IN HONOR OF ST. THERESE

Our annual Triduum in honor of St. Therese of Lisieux will begin on Tuesday, October 1, and end on Thursday, October 3. Mass will start at 7PM each evening. Please join us for three days of prayer to this great saint of our time, and draw closer to God. Invite others to attend these days of devotion. A communal anointing of the sick will take place on Thursday evening during Mass. 

ARISE! Together in Christ Season 3

Season 3 of ARISE! is right around the corner! No matter where you are on your faith journey or what your current relationship is with Christ and/or the Catholic Church, the ARISE! platform offers warmth and a sense of community in small-group settings to deepen one’s personal relationship with Christ. Each ARISE! Group—though different!—is a judgementfree, relaxed environment that promotes members to fully engage in deep (seriously deep!) and meaningful conversations about Christ, Catholicism, and one’s personal relationship with Christ. Contact Sonya Richards at snysvrsk@yahoo.com OR via text at (814) 659-4369 to get involved or for more information about ARISE! Season 3 starting in October. 

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

All Are Welcome

What if....

  • 'I am unbaptized but want to grow spiritually in my life.'
  • 'I have a different faith background but want to learn what Catholics believe and why.'
  • 'I am a baptized Catholic but never made my First Holy Communion and/or Confirmation.'   

.....Here at St. Peter's Church in Somerset, Pennsylvania, we would love to assist you in your faith journey through an exciting and deeply enriching process in the Catholic Church called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.).

RCIA is for those who are seeking a better relationship with God, who are looking for more information about Catholic Christianity, or who are seeking to grow in their spiritual or Sacramental life.  The RCIA process welcomes the unbaptized person to the family of Jesus Christ.  Sessions are informal and comfortable opportunities to explore the Catholic faith with presentations, discussions, and fellowship.  Explore the faith without obligation.  Classes have started on Monday evenings at 7PM in the annex but there's still time to join us and register.  Call St. Peter's Parish rectory office at 814-443-6574 for more information.

CCD Registration now open!

Registration is now open for St. Peter’s 2019-2020 Religious Education! Parent letter, registration forms, and schedules can be found under the Religious Education tab, in the Church Vestibule, in the Annex outside the DRE’s office, and in the Rectory. Any questions, contact DRE at 814-443-6574 ext. 4.

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.

ORDINARY SCHEDULE

Sunday Masses

Saturday: 4:00 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:15 pm

Weekday & Holy Day Masses

As announced in the bulletin.

CONFESSIONS

Saturday 2:45 pm
Anytime upon request.
Additional times during Advent & Lent.