Entries for February 2017

St. Peter 2017 Track is starting!!

Posted on February 28, 2017

St. Peter Track 2017 Season is starting!!  The week of March 15th is our first practice at Duchesne High School (6 p.m. to 7 p.m.) We will be holding practices at the track every Wednesday from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. (and a Saturday or two TBA) until May 2nd which is our first preliminary meet.  If you belong to the St. Peter parish in St. Charles (parishioner, student or PSR) you can join our team.  Please sign up your student, ages 6 to 15, to participate in Track and/or get in shape for another sport. Students must participate in at least one running event (up to three events total but cannot all be...

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Forgiveness, Mercy, and Inspiration On the Rocks At Mass on the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, children inspired us with Martina McBride’s song Anyway about building, dreaming, believing, singing, loving, and most of all praying.  McBride attributed her inspiration in part to a poem that Mother Teresa had hung in a children’s home in Calcutta, that was inspired by a list of Paradoxical Commandments written by Kent Keith. These “paradoxical” commandments include kindness, honesty, happiness, goodness, helping others, and loving.  Inspiration can come from anywhere, from songs and po...

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Last in American Heart Month Series

Posted on February 26, 2017

This is our third and final article relating to American Heart Month.  I hope this series has encouraged you to take action now to lower your risk for heart disease. Control your cholesterol and blood pressure. Both can cause heart disease and heart attack. If your cholesterol or blood pressure numbers are high, take steps to lower them through diet, exercise, or medications.  Starting at age 18, have your blood pressure checked regularly.  High blood pressure often has no signs or symptoms. Ask your doctor about taking aspirin every day.  If you are age 50 to 59, taking aspirin every day can lowe...

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New Lenten Adult Faith Program Announced This coming Lent, the Adult Faith Group will be sponsoring the new Catholicism program offered by Bishop Robert Barron entitled The Pivotal Players.  This is a multi-part film series that illuminates a handful of saints, artists, mystics and scholars who not only shaped the life of the Church, but changed the course of civilization.  Sessions will be held Thursday, March 2nd through April 6th from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the main Church.  This program is offered free of charge.  More information will be provided in the following weeks.

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Meet New People -- Volunteer!

Posted on February 23, 2017 in: General News

Many hands are needed to our Lenten Fish Fries the best ever!  Please see the bulletin for more information and consider giving your time to the parish event.  You will meet wonderful people .... we promise!

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Lent begins Wednesday with ashes distributed at four Masses, 6:30, 8, Noon, and 7 pm.   This year we shake things up a bit as we will have stations at noon each Friday.  As this time is the most attended on Ash Wednesday, so on Fridays we hope it is available for those who can break from work nearby.  During Lent, Fr. Meyer and I have shaken up the times when we will be available in the confessional this season.  Besides the standard weekly Saturday afternoon confessions at 3:45 – 4:45, one or both of us will be available, at varied times some.    We will publish those times...

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Stations of the Cross

Posted on February 22, 2017 in: General News

This Lent we will be moving the Stations of the Cross from the standard 4:00pm to NOON.  We figure this will assist in both parking for the fish fries and those who might wish to attend the Stations during their lunch hour.  

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The Heart Knows

Posted on February 21, 2017

The Heart Knows Knowing the symptoms of heart disease and how to manage them can improve the quality of your life.  This week we continue to honor American Hearth Month by talking about heart disease and heart attack. Heart disease, also known as coronary heart disease (CHD) or coronary artery disease (CAD),  happens when cholesterol and fatty material, called plaque, build up inside arteries.  Causes of this plaque build-up include too much fat and cholesterol in the blood, high blood pressure, smoking, and too much sugar in the blood (usually because of diabetes) When plaque blocks an artery, it i...

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A Lenten Message from Pope Francis

Posted on February 17, 2017 in: General News

I am attaching to this letter the message of His Holiness Pope Francis for Lent. I hope it will inspire both you and your parishioners in your spiritual preparation for the upcoming Lenten season. I ask for you prayerful consideration and response. Lent is a time for reflection and repentance, a time to pray with renewed fervor for ourselves, our families, and the Church. During this holy season let’s also pray for the transformation of the world we live in. Through the grace of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit, may we all be agents of the Father’s mercy! Sincerely yours in Christ, ...

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Missionaries Depart for San Marcos

Posted on February 14, 2017 in: General News

Missionaries Depart for San Marcos, Nicaragua This Week Our mission trip to San Marcos begins this week with three missionaries departing on Sunday and the rest of the team on Tuesday.  We have a good number of work projects that will keep the team busy until our return on February 28th.  Prayer cards are available this week with the names of the missionaries, and we ask for your prayers for a safe and fruitful trip.

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SESR and PSR Grants Applications

Posted on February 14, 2017 in: Education

Regional School and PSR Grant Applications Are Available Registration for new students who are members of the three parishes (St. Peter, St. Robert and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton) continued this week. For those families who are choosing to send their children to the Regional School, or to the St. Robert-St. Peter PSR for the 2017/2018 school year, Grant applications can be submitted to our Parish Office.  If you need a copy of the Grant application, let me know and I will ensure you receive a copy.  

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February - American Heart Month

Posted on February 12, 2017

February is American Heart Month Since December 30, 1963, through an act of Congress, the President of the United States has issued an annual proclamation designating February as "American Heart Month."  In honor of this event, Healthy Parish 2020 will present a three-part article about heart disease, risk factors, heart attack, and lifestyle changes you can make to keep your heart healthy. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.  To help prevent heart disease, you can: eat healthy, get active, stay at a healthy weight, quit smoking, stay away from ...

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A Message from Fr. Bauer

Posted on February 07, 2017 in: General News

I have been informed that the Food Pantry operating from in our parish is quite short of particular types of food.  Sometimes we get extra help from agencies/organizations….other times not.  While we have an adequate supply of  vegetables, we are currently in particular need at this time of SOUP WITH MEAT, PASTA AND PASTA SAUCE.  I know we all appreciate the fine work of our St. Vincent DePaul Society members, lets help them out if possible.  We all know that hunger knows no season. I have asked to have baskets at the doors, similar to what we did with operation toothbrush.  

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If you are interested in going on our mission trip to San Marcos, Nicaragua February 21-28, please contact me this week, as a position has opened up for an additional missionary.  Next Saturday, February 18th, there will be a blessing for the missionaries at the 5:00 p.m. Mass.  Prayer cards will be distributed with the names of the missionaries, and we ask for your prayers for a safe and fruitful trip.  

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PSR Confirmation Candidate Reminders

Posted on February 07, 2017 in: Education

Confirmation Candidates are reminded that: · Cathedral Tour Permission forms are due no later than February 15 · We have a meeting with sponsors from 2:30 – 4:30 on Saturday, February 18 followed by a · Rite of Commitment at the 5:00 Mass. If a sponsor is out of town, a parent can fill in. · Cathedral Tour is Monday, February 20. Meet in the church at St Robert at 9:00 a.m. for a short video presentation. We will return by 1:00 p.m. · Saint reports are due no later than March 12. If you have not started yours, this would be a great time! &n...

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Living A Healthy Catholic Life

Posted on February 05, 2017

Healthy Parish 2020 offers two classes related to developing healthy habits.  One of these, Temper Temptation, encourages the development of habits leading to the virtue of temperance.  Temperance is the virtue that helps us to control our appetites using the powers of reason and faith. Our Catholic faith is animated by charity, nourished by good works, and perfected through the control of our senses.  As you live out the daily events of your lives, pay attention to your habits and reflect on how well your habits nourish your faith and promote your health. Are you animated by charity in relationships w...

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