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Daily Masses resume Monday, May 25th.  Signup is required.

Sunday Masses are offered in the parking lot at 7 am, 9 am, 11 am, 6 pm.  More information is available here.

The church and the Office are open Monday through Friday from 8 AM until noon.

Adoration chapel remains available. Access with a key fob.

Perfect Contrition

How to make an Act of Perfect Contrition

Through an act of Perfect Contrition, you receive pardon for your sins outside of confession, even mortal sins, on condition that you determine to amend your life and make a firm resolution to go to sacramental confession as soon as this becomes possible for you.
Perfect Contrition is a grace from God, so sincerely ask for this gift throughout the day prior to making your act of contrition: “My God, grant me perfect contrition for all my sins”.

1. In reality or imagination kneel at the foot of a crucifix and say to yourself: “Jesus, my God and my Saviour, in the midst of your agony, you remembered me, you suffered for me, you wished to wipe    away my sins”.

2.  Contrition is ‘perfect’ if you repent of your sins because you love God and are sorry for offending Him and causing the sufferings of Christ on the cross. Before the Crucified Christ remember your sins, repent of them because they have brought our Lord to His sufferings on the Cross. Promise him, that with His help, you will not sin again.

3. Recite, slowly and sincerely, an act of contrition focused on the goodness of God and your love of Jesus: “O my God, because you are so good, I am very sorry that I have sinned against you and by the help of your grace I will not sin again. Amen”.

4. Make a firm resolution to go to sacramental confession as soon as practically possible.

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Spiritual Communion

How to make a Spiritual Communion

The key to Spiritual Communion is to grow in your heart a constant desire for the Blessed Sacrament.

1. If you are aware of serious or mortal sin, make an Act of Perfect Contrition.

2. Imagine the sacred words and actions of the Mass or watch online or on TV.

3. Make all those acts of faith, humility, sorrow, adoration, love and desire that you usually express before Holy Communion.

4. Desire, with earnest longing, to receive our Lord present – Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity – in the Blessed Sacrament.

5. Say this prayer of St. Alphonsus de’ Ligouri: “My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire You in my soul. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. As though You are already there, I embrace You and unite myself wholly to You; do not let me ever be separated from You. Amen.”

6. After moments of silent adoration make all those acts of faith, humility, love, thanksgiving and offering that you usually express through prayers after Holy Communion.

Whether you are a long-time Catholic, figuring out this whole faith thing, or just want some awesome people to hang out with, please join us. Bear Catholic is a vibrant community in which students can ask tough questions, build authentic friendship and support one another in living out the journey of faith.

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Our 6 pm evening Mass is dedicated to the students and we will serve them dinner afterwards in the Parish Hall.  Please consider getting involved in the Bear Catholic Ministry – this social time among other good catholic students will help our youth to persevere in our Catholic Values and form holy friendships that can last a lifetime.

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“Come to him, a living stone, rejected by human beings but chosen and precious in the sight of God, and, like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” (1 Peter 2:4-5).

This written witness of our patron, St. Peter, the Apostle, reminds us why – after two millenia – Christians still continue to gather in the name of Christ to pray. Baptized into His Paschal Mystery, we, the Body of Christ, the living stones, are witnesses to His ministry which continues to this day. We build the community by responding to this invitation to the celebration of God’s love through Sacraments, especially in the Eucharistic celebration, the source and summit of the Christian life.

“A parish is the place where all the faithful can be gathered together for the Sunday celebration of the Eucharist. The parish initiates the Christian people into the ordinary expression of the liturgical life: it gathers them together in this celebration; it teaches Christ’s saving doctrine; it practices the charity of the Lord in good works and brotherly love (CCC, 2179).”

It is my prayer that our parish community will always be a place where we can gather to worship, to celebrate our faith, and to share the living experience of the Body of Christ through our various ministries and faith formation programs.

May the Lord in His gracious love and mercy sustain us in our journey of faith!

Welcome to St. Peter’s.

 

Fr. Tomasz

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