Welcome to St. Peter Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church!
Thank you for your interest in our parish. We are happy to have you join us here where we Encounter Christ in our worship.
A parish is a community of believers and a spiritual family that is supportive and loving. It can be a place to grow spiritually, to put your faith into action, and to use your gifts of time and talent as a missionary disciple of Christ. We look forward to answering any questions you may have about our parish community. You can contact us at 210-822-3367 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about our ministries and how we can be of service to you. Feel free to visit us any time, you are always welcome!
St. Peter Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church is a dynamic, inviting and spiritually enriching inner-city parish community. We recognize the call of the Gospel to be a hospitable people, open and eager to welcome into our midst and into our ministries the many people w ho are part of our diverse community. By developing an interdependence on one another, rooted in a common love of Christ, we seek a unity that is respectful, affirming, and supportive of one another.
Having put God first in our lives, we acknowledge our membership in the Body of Christ. By encouraging and nurturing Christian stewardship, we are joyfully building the kingdom of God in gratitude for all that God has given us.
We are called to fully, actively, and consciously celebrate our faith. As a parish we commit ourselves to be an active and living presence of Christ to one another and to the community that surrounds us.
Gracious and loving God,
Pour forth your blessings upon St. Peter Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church.
Inspire us to be welcoming to all who seek to find within our parish a spiritual home.
Motivate us to share our faith and to be mindful of the needs of others.
Teach us to trust in your promise to provide for us
Form us through the Holy Eucharist into the Body of Christ, the Church.
Inspire us to be generous in sharing our gifts of time, talent and treasure.
Almighty Father, bless our parish.
This we ask through Christ our Lord.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday afternoons: 4:00 - 5:00 PM
By appointment - 822-3367
Parish Reconciliation Service - March 24, 2015 @ 7 p.m. in the Church
Please note: There will be no Reconciliation in the Church on Saturday, March 21, 2015 and Saturday, March 28, 2015.
Adoration is on Tuesdays
Jesus awaits your visit in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.
Adoration will begin right after Tuesday morning Mass and continue throughout the day for as many hours as we have Adorers.
If you wish to participate, please call the church office @ 822-3367.
Recitation of the Rosary
The Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary is recited every Tuesday @ noon in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.
Ministry to Sick/Elderly
Eucharist will be brought by the Pastor, Deacon or one of the Eucharistic Ministers at any time upon request.
Please notify the church office about a person in the hospital or shut-ins.
Sacrament of Anointing by Pastor upon request
Mass Intentions are a beautiful way to acknowledge a special occasion in a
loved one's life or to pray for a deceased family member or friend.
Mass intentions can be scheduled by calling Alma Linda Palacios at the church office @ 822-3367.
Baptism of a Child
Please call the church office @ 822-3367 to arrange for the baptism of your child.
Attendance of a Baptism Preparation Class is required for parents and godparents.
Wedding arrangements are to be made with the pastor six months in advance.
Preparation is required according to Archdiocesan policies.
Please click on the Bulletin tab for information on Seasonal Masses and Services and Upcoming Events.
Fourth Sunday of Easter - April 26, 2015
On the Fourth Sunday of Easter we always celebrate Jesus, our Good Shepherd, who protects his flock, provides for our needs, and goes in search of any sheep that are lost. In John's Gospel account, Jesus speaks of himself as the Good Shepherd and distinguishes himself from the hired hand. The Good (and true) Shepherd knows the sheep that belong to him and they know him. This knowledge binds them together in a relationship so strong that the Shepherd is willing to sacrifice himself for his herd. In contrast, the hired hand is not a true shepherd; the sheep are not his own. He does not know the sheep, and rather than laying down his life, he flees, leaving the sheep to the wolves' assault. The Good Shepherd's intimate knowledge of and relationship with us is modeled on the relationship between Jesus and his Father. Our Shepherd has freely offered himself for our salvation.
While today has been named "World Day of Prayer for Vocations" and we must pray for more young people to follow in the footsteps of The Shepherd - we must also pray for and work toward Christian unity. The recognition of Christ's presence in the world is lessened the more the flock is scattered.
(Liturgy Training Publications, "Sunday Prayer for Catholics 2015," p.27 and "At Home with the Word 2015," p.83)
ST. PETER PRINCE OF APOSTLES SCHOOL
A University of the Incarnate Word Brainpower School
St. Peter School is currently registering students for grades K3 - 8.
* Rigorous Curriculum
* Two-Time Winner National Blue Ribbon School
* Spanish taught K3 - 8th grade
St. Peter School has an average student to teacher ratio of 14 to 1.
At St. Peter School our focus is STREAM - Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts and Math. It's better than STEM - it's STREAM.
Our students go on to the top high schools in San Antonio and thanks to the University of the Incarnate Word Brainpower Connection, ALL St. Peter's 8th graders get a $1,500 per year scholarship to the Brainpower High Schools and a $1,500 scholarship to UIW. So, sending your children to St. Peter's School can save you money!
There is a special grant for all students who transfer to St. Peter School from public, charter or private schools and other financial aid is available.
REGISTRATION IS UNDERWAY
Please contact the school office for a tour of St. Peter Prince of Apostles School
Flexible tuition payment plans
Tuition assistance available
We are keeping up with technology...St. Peter's now offers Online Giving!
Online Giving is a web-based application that allows you to start, stop and change your contributions at any time. You have the option to give by credit card or to have your contribution sent electronically directly from your checking or savings account. Simply click on the Online Giving tab to set-up your account.on the left-hand side of the home page.
Once you complete your account information you will be automatically sent an e-mail to verify your e-mail and account information. Log out of online giving, open your e-mail, confirm your information, click on the link and begin managing your contributions. You can give a one-time gift for special collections, you can set up regular offertory giving, etc... all from the convenience of your current location.
If you are currently giving by credit card or electronic funds transfer and want to begin managing your giving on-line through Online Giving please contact our parish bookkeeper, Liz Evans, at 210-822-3367 or email@example.com.
Sunday - 9 & 11 AM, 5:30 PM
Monday - No Masses
Tuesday - 7 AM
Thursday - 7 AM
Wednesday - 5:30 PM
Friday - 8:15 AM