Welcome to St. Peter's Parish!
We at St. Peter's Parish welcome all to our faith community. If you are visiting Plymouth, please join us to share in the Eucharist. If you are new to our parish, please introduce yourself. We are here to serve one another in the name of the Lord Jesus. Thank you for sharing your time,talent, treasure and faith with us as we strive to make visible the presence of Jesus in our community by our efforts in response to the Lord's grace.
Thinking About Becoming a Parishioner?
If you have attended a Mass at St. Peter's, we hope you will return again soon. If you are new to the area and are looking for a parish family, please consider registering as a parishioner by Clicking Here, or visiting the Parish Office, located at 10 Memorial Drive, (across from the church) Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday 4:00 PM
Sunday 7:30 AM, 9:30 AM* (Family Mass), 11:30 AM
Rosary prayed daily at 8:30 AM
Reconciliation in Lower Church on Saturday
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
*Our Family Mass, celebrated Sundays at 9:30 AM, is pleased to offer Children's Liturgy of the Word, a worship experience geared especially for children. It is the same worship experience as the larger community only it allows children to hear the scripture readings in words that they can understand, and share with others their understanding of God`s Word. Please join us in sharing our faith with the children of our parish family.
Monday through Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Staff - Please click on a name to contact
- Father Joseph Raeke, Pastor
- Father Michael Rora, Parochial Vicar
- Father James Rafferty, Senior Priest in Residence
- Deacon Richard Cussen, Permanent Deacon
- Teresa Curley, Business Manager
- Regina Sherman, Director of Religious Education
- Linda LaRocco, Coordinator of Music Ministries
- Website Editor, Please send an email to have content added
Readings for the Week
Readings for the week of May 19, 2019
- Sunday: Acts 14:21-27 / Ps 145:8-9, 10-11, 12-13 [cf. 1] / Rv 21:1-5a / Jn 13:31-33a, 34-35
- Monday: Acts 14:5-18 / Ps 115:1-2, 3-4, 15-16 [1ab] / Jn 14:21-26
- Tuesday: Acts 14:19-28 / Ps 145:10-11, 12-13ab, 21 [cf. 12]Jn 14:27-31a
- Wednesday: Acts 15:1-6 / Ps 122:1-2, 3-4ab, 4cd-5 [cf. 1] / Jn 15:1-8
- Thursday: Acts 15:7-21 / Ps 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 10  / Jn 15:9-11
- Friday: Acts 15:22-31 / Ps 57:8-9, 10 and 12 [10a] / Jn 15:12-17
- Saturday: Acts 16:1-10 / Ps 100:1b-2, 3, 5 [2a] / Jn 15:18-21
- Next Sunday: Acts 15:1-2, 22-29 / Ps 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8  / Rv 21:10-14, 22-23 / Jn 14:23-29
Cardinal Sean's Blog
05/24/19 8:19 pm
Hello and welcome!This past Saturday we celebrated our presbyteral ordinations in Boston. On the eve of the ordination, I have the custom of gathering for vespers and dinner with the deacons to be ordained priests the next day. That’s an opportunity for me to meet with them individually and give them their first assignments. That […]Read More
05/17/19 7:02 pm
Hello and welcome! I want to begin this week noting that on Tuesday we had our annual Spring Gala to benefit Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston. I was very happy that this year they honored the outgoing board chair, Jim Gallagher. He has been a great supporter of Catholic Charities over the years, […]Read More
05/10/19 8:23 pm
Hello and welcome, I want to begin this week by sharing with you a statement I issued on Thursday regarding the Holy Father’s motu proprio Vos estis lux mundi: Following the international summit in Rome this past February, Pope Francis pledged “concrete measures” to respond to the clergy sexual abuse crisis in the Church. Vos […]Read More
Are You Ready For More? Check out Cursillo!
Have you ever heard of Cursillo and wondered what it was? Well now is your chance. Cursillo is more than a retreat – It’s a dynamic 3-day seminar held over a weekend. The word Cursillo itself means a short course in Christianity. The weekends are held 6 times per year, 3 for men, and 3 for women. They begin on Thursday evening and finish on Sunday evening. For a list of dates visit www.retreathouse.org and click on Christian Renewal Retreats then Cursillo.
For questions or more info please contact Kevin Holland 774-454-7303.
Help Solve the Mystery
In the late 1990’s, Fr. Aiden Walsh, then Pastor of St. Peter Parish, accepted the gift of our beautiful stained glass window now placed on the wall behind our altar. We know the figures on the left, Peter accepting the Keys of the Kingdom as well as James and John. On the right, we see Jesus giving Peter the Keys but we have no definitive idea of the other saint. Do you? Can you help? Some hints:
- The stained glass was obtained from a Polish-American Parish in Norwood that closed in 1997.
- The saint is likely carrying a crosier an indication he may have been a bishop.
- The saint is decalced (shoeless) indicating he may have been a monastic i.e. Discalced Augustinians,Carmelite,Mercedarian,Passionist,Trinitarian,Cistercians,Servite
- The saint may be from or a patron of the Polish people since it comes from a Polish American Church founded in 1918.
Do you? Can you help? Please let us know if you have any information.
Welcome to Our New Priests
Our new pastor, Fr. Joeseph Raeke, was born in Boston. His family includes two sisters and six brothers. Fr. Raeke went to BC High before attending St. John's Seminary. Fr. Raeke was ordained in 1980, and his most recent assignment was as pastor of the Brockton Tri-Collaborative of Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Edith Stein, and Christ The King Parishes. Welcome to The Plymouth-Carver Collaborative Fr. Raeke.
Our new Parochial Vicar, Fr. Michael Rora, was ordained in May, 2018. A native of New York, Fr. Rora went to Stoneham High Scool, and attained a bachelor of science degree from the University of Illinois, before attending St. John's Seminary. Fr. Rora's family includes his parents, a twin sister, and a younger brother. Welcome to The Plymouth-Carver Collaborative Fr. Rora.
As you may be aware, the Archdiocese of Boston has announced we will become part of a three-parish collaborative on June 1, 2018. The Plymouth - Carver Collaborative will be made up of St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish in West Plymouth, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Carver, and our own St. Peter Parish.
What is a Collaborative?
A collaborative is a grouping of one, two, or three parishes that work together for the goal of evangelization. A collaborative has one pastor, one set of assigned priests and deacons, and one Pastoral Team (including Pastoral Associates, Religious Education and Faith Formation leaders, Finance and Operations specialists, and administrative and facilities personnel). All of these work together for all of the parishes of the collaborative. The collaborative has one Pastoral Council, and one Local Pastoral Plan for evangelization.
For more information Please Click Here
Pope Francis’ Five Finger Prayer
Using the fingers on your hand, start with the thumb and pray these intentions in this order:
1.) The thumb is closest finger to you. So start praying for those who are closest to you. They are the persons easiest to remember. To pray for our dear ones is a “Sweet Obligation.”
2.) The next finger is the index. Pray for those who teach you, instruct you and heal you. They need the support and wisdom to show direction to others. Always keep them in your prayers.
3.) The following finger is the tallest. It reminds us of our leaders, the governors and those who have authority. They need God’s guidance.
4.) The fourth finger is the ring finger. Even though it may surprise you, it is our weakest finger. It should remind us to pray for the weakest, the sick or those plagued by problems. They need your prayers.
5.) And finally we have our smallest finger, the smallest of all. Your pinkie should remind you to pray for yourself. When you are done praying for the other four groups, you will be able to see your own needs but in the proper perspective, and also you will be able to pray for your own needs in a better way.