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
(Please note, there will be no 7:30AM or 11:30AM Masses 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
Readings for the Week
Readings for the week of August 9, 2020
- Sunday: 1 Kgs 19:9a, 11-13a / Ps 85:9, 10, 11-12, 13-14  / Rom 9:1-5 / Mt 14:22-33
- Monday: 2 Cor 9:6-10 / Ps 112:1-2, 5-6, 7-8, 9  / Jn 12:24-26
- Tuesday: Ez 2:8—3:4 / Ps 119:14, 24, 72, 103, 111, 131 [103a] / Mt 18:1-5, 10, 12-14
- Wednesday: Ez 9:1-7; 10:18-22 / Ps 113:1-2, 3-4, 5-6 [4b] / Mt 18:15-20
- Thursday: Ez 12:1-12 / Ps 78:56-57, 58-59, 61-62 [cf. 7b] / Mt 18:21—19:1
- Friday: Ez 16:1-15, 60, 63 or 16:59-63 / Is 12:2-3, 4bcd, 5-6 [1c] / Mt 19:3-12
- Saturday: Vigil: 1 Chr 15:3-4, 15-16; 16:1-2 / Ps 132:6-7, 9-10, 13-14 1 Cor 15:54b-57 / Lk 11:27-28. Day: Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab / Ps 45:10, 11, 12, 16 [10bc] / 1 Cor 15:20-27 / Lk 1:39-56
- Next Sunday: Is 56:1, 6-7 / Ps 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8  / Rom 11:13-15, 29-32 / Mt 15:21-28
Cardinal Sean's Blog
08/14/20 8:56 pm
Hello and welcome! In the Church, we have a long-standing concern about the issue of racism in our culture and in our country. In the year 2000, for the new millennium, I issued a pastoral letter on racism, “Solidarity: Arduous Journey to ‘The Promised Land.’” More recently, in 2018, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops […]Read More
08/07/20 9:11 pm
Welcome back! On Friday, the night before the ordinations, we gathered with the deacons to be ordained priests the next morning. We prayed vespers in the Blessed Sacrament chapel in the cathedral and then had dinner together. As I do each year, I gave them their ordination gift, a ritual book and the oil stocks […]Read More
07/31/20 8:45 pm
Hello and welcome! On Wednesday, the National Catholic Register published an op-ed I co-authored with Cardinal Dolan and Archbishop Gomez, presenting the case for federal government support of schools being extended to Catholic school parents, in order to help prevent closure of Catholic schools throughout the country due to the parents’ inability to afford tuition […]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.