April 16, 2015
On Divine Mercy Sunday, Pope Francis released the official announcement of the upcoming Holy Year of Mercy in a Bull of Indiction entitled Misericordia Vultus (click the heading for the full document) The Holy Year will begin on December 8, 2015.
March 18, 2015
Fr. Petta will begin a new Bible Study on the Gospel of Mark on Sunday, April 12, at 6:00 PM in Conrad Hall. If you would like to join, please contact the Parish Office to sign up for a book, or come to the first class. Click for more information
March 13, 2015
Beginning on December 8, 2105, the Holy Door of St. Peter's Basilica will be opened for a special Jubilee Year. Pope Francis has called this extraordinary Jubilee for the Church to focus on the theme of Mercy, particularly as it is made available to us in the form of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
March 6, 2015
Faustina: Messenger of Divine Mercy, is the moving, live production performed by actress Maria Vargo and directed by Leonardo Defilippis of Saint Luke Productions. Experience firsthand the life and message of Saint Faustina whose personal encounters with Jesus have inspired a world-wide devotion to Christ’s Divine Mercy. This drama also brings audiences a riveting modern story that makes Divine Mercy remarkably relevant and urgent for our world today. This production will be presented at three parishes in our diocese this Lent. Click for details and to purchase tickets.
March 5, 2015
Parishioners of St. Peter's will doubtless remember the series of talks given by Dr. James Patrick here in Lindsay; now it is possible to read his works as well in the collection "Essays on Modernity". Click the news heading to be directed to the book's website. "In these winsome essays, the ripe fruit of pondering tradition and the Permanent Things, Dr. James Patrick uncovers surprising truths in figures as different as George W. Bush, Thomas More and Alfred the Great. He reminds forgetful Americans that “Memory matters” and “The empire of the United States is an unavoidable work of Providence.” ~E. Christian Kopff
February 10, 2015
Bishop Michael F. Olson has erected a new parish for Southeast Denton County effective February 2, 2015 and named the community the St. Martin de Porres Parish.
February 3, 2015
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence from meat. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal. Two smaller meals may also be taken, but not to equal a full meal. For members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onwards.
January 6, 2015
For anyone who has struggled or is struggling with depression, the Depression Support Group seeks to enable individuals to express how they feel and wheat they do to cope. Those who know people that are struggling with depression are also invited to participate. The Support Group will meet at 6:00 PM on Mondays in the Parish Office (the Bereavement Support Group will be moved up to 7:00 PM).