Welcome to Saint Peter 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
Masses during the Pandemic
Ash Wednesday Mass Schedule
Please Note: Weekday Masses do not require reservations. All Weekday Masses will take place at St. Kateri Church. Weekend Masses will require reservations.
Parishioners must schedule in advance to attend the Saturday 4:00 PM Vigil Mass or the Sunday 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM Masses by signing up HERE or calling the parish office ahead.
A Christmas Message from Our Pastor, Father Joe! Click on image below.
Do you receive the parish Weekly Email Newsletter?
Spotlight on Pilgrim Catholic Collaborative
It’s Official - Our Collaborative Plan Has Been Approved
Our Pilgrim Catholic Collaborative implementation plan has been approved by Cardinal Sean! After many months of work by your Collaborative Plan Writing Team – and with parishioners’ guiding input – the Cardinal pronounced our plan “very fine!”
While our three parishes, Saint Kateri, Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Peter, will maintain their individual identities, we are now joined in the Pilgrim Catholic Collaborative, a new organizational entity facilitating our cooperation, coordination and the achieving of our common goals of Discipleship and Evangelization.
Where Can I find the Plan?
The final plan is now available on each parish’s website on the main page and it will soon be available in booklet form for those that would like one. Our Plan, of course, like any plan, is just a beginning. It sets forth goals for the next year and it includes specific tasks supporting those goals. Now, it is up to us to put the Plan into action!
Due to the current Covid19 State Guidelines, we will need to thoroughly clean the churches between Masses for the health and well being of all our parishioners. For this reason, we have reduced our weekend Mass schedule.
Below is our Mass Schedule until further notice.
Daily Mass: There will be no weekday Masses at St. Peter Parish until further notice. All daily Masses will take place at St. Kateri Parish.
Saturday: 4:00 PM
Sunday: 9:30 AM and 11:30AM
(Please note, there will be no 7:30AM Mass on Sunday)
Reconciliation in Lower Church on Saturday before the 4:00 PM Mass, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
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
- Ann Cussen, Adult Faith Formation
- Teresa Curley, Business Manager
- Regina Sherman, Faith Formation Coordinator
- Linda LaRocco, Coordinator of Music Ministries
Readings for the Week
Readings for the week of February 28, 2021
- Sunday: Gn 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18 / Ps 116:10, 15, 16-17, 18-19  / Rom 8:31b-34 / Mk 9:2-10
- Monday: Dn 9:4b-10 / Ps 79:8, 9 11 and 13 [cf. 103:10a] / Lk 6:36-38
- Tuesday: Is 1:10, 16-20 / Ps 50:8-9, 16bc-17, 21 and 23 [23b] / Mt 23:1-12
- Wednesday: Jer 18:18-20 / Ps 31:5-6, 14, 15-16 [17b] / Mt 20:17-28
- Thursday: Jer 17:5-10 / Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6 [40:5a] / Lk 16:19-31
- Friday: Gn 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a / Ps 105:16-17, 18-19, 20-21 [5a] / Mt 21:33-43, 45-46
- Saturday: Mi 7:14-15, 18-20 / Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 9-10, 11-12 [8a] / Lk 15:1-3, 11-32
- Next Sunday: Ex 20:1-17 or 20:1-3, 7-8, 12-17 / Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 11 [Jn 6:68c] / 1 Cor 1:22-25 / Jn 2:13-25 or Ex 17:3-7 / Ps 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9  / Rom 5:1-2, 5-8 / Jn 4:5-42 or 4:5-15, 19b-26, 39a, 40-42
Cardinal Sean's Blog
02/26/21 8:50 pm
Hello and welcome! Each year around this time, we like to hold a retreat for men who are discerning a vocation to the priesthood. Normally, we would hold the gathering with all the men together in a retreat house. However, because of COVID, this year, we decided to hold three smaller gatherings, each in a […]Read More
02/19/21 9:20 pm
Hello and welcome! Last Friday, we had one of our regular meetings of the Massachusetts Catholic Conference. As always, it was an opportunity to speak about legislation and other public-policy items of interest to the Church in the Commonwealth. We were very happy to welcome Bishop William Byrne, the new Bishop of Springfield, for his […]Read More
02/12/21 8:55 pm
Hello and welcome! This past weekend, we concluded our observance of Catholic Schools Week. We were glad that many of our schools were able to participate in different activities for Catholic Schools Week.This has been a unique year in so many respects, and we are all very proud of what our Catholic schools have been […]Read More
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.
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.
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.