Welcome to Saint Peter Parish 

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)

 

Mass Reservations

(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.

Click Here To Access Eventbrite and Reserve a Seat at an Upcoming Mass!

 

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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Join the 90 day rally now to support your parish. Our parishes are there for us. Thank you for being there for them. More at 

Boston Catholic 90 Day Giving

 

thank you to those current online giving parishioners who have continued to contribute during this crisis through our website.

See Below for A Letter From Father Joe

April, 2020
 
My Dear Friends,
 
I hope this letter finds you well and safe!
 
It is at times like these our faith reminds us that we are never truly alone, even as we face unprecedented challenges as a parish community. Though we are not able to join together in the celebration of the Eucharist, we continue daily to pray for the health of you and your loved ones.
 
I am reaching out to you about an effort created by a member of the laity with concern for our parishes during this time of crisis. It is a special, 90-day campaign that will provide offertory support directly to the parish.
 
90-DAYS NOW – FOR YOUR PARISH....
 
This special initiative asks, if possible, for parishioners to rally around their parish by making a special daily offertory commitment for the next 90 days. This effort is intended to supplement weekly offertory gifts, given the challenges of the current crisis. Should you choose to join in this effort, the Archdiocese has created an easy-to-use link to donate. The link is available by clicking here or using this link:
 
 
We are incredibly moved by this effort and forward this information for your consideration. Our three parishes have received some donations that have been mailed in. For these we are very grateful. They are helping us somewhat, as they are averaging 20-30% of our usual offertory collection.
 
We understand many of you may not be able to contribute to this special offertory collection given the economic impact this pandemic has had on your personal finances. We remain extremely grateful for your prayers of support for our parish family.
 
With my prayers,
Fr. 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

Mass Times

Daily Mass 9:00 AM except Tuesday
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.

Office Hours

Our office is located at 10 Memorial Drive

Monday through Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

508-746-0663

Staff - Please click on a name to contact

Readings for the Week

Weekly reading

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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.

Men's Prayer & Discussion Group

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CALLING ALL MEN – Join us for a bit of prayer, discussion, and fellowship as we come together to grow our faith as Christian men. The Plymouth-Carver Collaborative Men’s Prayer & Discussion Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at St. Peter’s lower church.  

 

This is a great opportunity to strengthen your faith by spending time with others seeking to do the same!

The meeting format will vary and include the use of videos, prayer, scripture, discussion, and guest speakers.

There are no commitments, and no expectations, so come, check it out, invite a friend, and let’s support each other in our faith journeys.

The group is open to all men, especially those of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Our Lady of Lourdes, and St. Peter Parishes.

Pray The Rosary

 

Click on the image below for help with praying the rosary

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.

Our Priests

26qwdrt5mnbqlrkyk1omvwn8k7l.jpgOur 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.

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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.

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish- Carver, MA                                          St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish - Plymouth, MA

 

 

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.

—Pope Francis

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