Welcome to Saint Peter Parish
Phase 2: Join the next 90 day rally now to support your parish. Our parishes are slowly getting up and running, but we could use your assistance in light of the extended shut down due to the Coronavirus. This effort is intended to supplement weekly offertory gifts, given the challenges of the current crisis. Thank you for your support. Click below to give.
Exciting News! Due to the Governor's recent announcements regarding Phase 1 of the state opening, places of worship are allowed to open under the specified guidelines. Our Masses will resume beginning May 27th with some scheduling changes to allow for proper cleaning between Masses. Please note that for any parishioners in the vulnerable population, the Cardinal has issued a dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass and this is still in effect. Please click here to read specific details on state guidelines for places of worship.
St. Peter Mass Schedule in Phase 1
All daily Masses will take place at St. Kateri Parish until further notice.
Weekend Masses will include:
Saturday - 4:PM Vigil Mass
Sunday - 9:30AM Sunday Mass (please note there will be no 7:30AM Mass and no 11:30AM Mass until further notice)
(Due to limited capacity in our churches, reservations will be neccesary for all masses)
We have moved to an online reservation system. To reserve your seat at Mass please use the Eventbrite link below. We recommend printing out your reservation tickets to facilitate seating upon arrival at Mass. If booking online is not an option for you, you may still call the parish offices to reserve your spot. Thank you for your patience as we navigate this new normal.
Attention Parishioners Cardinal Sean has issued a statement regarding Mass Obligation:
All Masses and religious services in all Archdiocesan parishes, missions, and campus ministries are suspended until further notice. This begins at 4:00pm on Saturday afternoon, March 14. To be clear there are to be no vigil masses. Baptism, Confirmations, weddings and funerals may proceed but attendance should be limited to only immediate family. Please scroll down for current schedule.
- The Cardinal has issued a dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass during this time to the Catholics of the Archdiocese of Boston.
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See Below for A Letter From Father Joe
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, Faith Formation Coordinator
- 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 July 12, 2020
- Sunday: Is 55:10-11 / Ps 65:10, 11, 12-13, 14 [Lk 8:8] / Rom 8:18-23 / Mt 13:1-23 or 13:1-9
- Monday: Is 1:10-17 / Ps 50:8-9, 16bc-17, 21 and 23 [23b] / Mt 10:34—11:1
- Tuesday: Is 7:1-9 / Ps 48:2-3a, 3b-4, 5-6, 7-8 [cf. 9d] / Mt 11:20-24
- Wednesday: Is 10:5-7, 13b-16 / Ps 94:5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 14-15 [14a] / Mt 11:25-27
- Thursday: Is 26:7-9, 12, 16-19 / Ps 102:13-14ab and 15, 16-18, 19-21 [20b] / Mt 11:28-30
- Friday: Is 38:1-6, 21-22, 7-8 / Is 38:10, 11, 12abcd, 16 [cf. 17b] / Mt 12:1-8
- Saturday: Mi 2:1-5 / Ps 10:1-2, 3-4, 7-8, 14 [12b] / Mt 12:14-21
- Next Sunday: Wis 12:13, 16-19 / Ps 86:5-6, 9-10, 15-16 [5a] / Rom 8:26-27 / Mt 13:24-43 or 13:24-30
Welcome to The Parish Family
Siena Marie Donnelly was baptized February 2, 2020 in this hand knotted gown that her mother wore 34 years ago. It was knotted by her great, great grandmother, Eunice Calzolari, who was married at St. Peter Parish more than 85 years ago.
Cardinal Sean's Blog
07/10/20 8:12 pm
Hello and welcome! Regular readers will remember that last week we heard from Father Jonathan Gaspar about the great gift of the Eucharist in our lives. Along those same lines, this week, I’ve asked Father Paul Soper, our Secretary for Evangelization and Discipleship, to offer some reflections about the observance of our archdiocesan Year of […]Read More
07/03/20 9:10 pm
Hello and welcome! This week, I have asked Father Jonathan Gaspar to share a reflection with you on the great gift of the Eucharist in our lives, especially in relation to the Year of the Eucharist we are now celebrating within the archdiocese. However, before that, I want to take a moment to express our […]Read More
06/26/20 8:38 pm
Hello and welcome! Last week, the British Ambassador to the Holy See, Ambassador Sally Axworthy, invited me to join in a virtual afternoon tea by way of Zoom. It was held on the Queen’s birthday and they used the occasion to honor the Church’s response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. In her remarks, Ambassador Axworthy […]Read More
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.
Our 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. We are blessed to have Fr. Joe lead The Plymouth-Carver Collaborative.
Our 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. We are blessed to have Fr. Michael help lead The Plymouth-Carver Collaborative.
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
For information on other parishes in our collaborative, please click on the parish below.
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.