Baptism is our initiation into the life of Jesus Christ through water and the Holy Spirit.
The baptism of your child is very important to you and our parish. Your child will experience Christian love through you, your family, friends, and our parish. Baptism is a responsibility for the parents, godparents, and the parish. Our parish Baptismal Class is designed to help all of us prepare for that special moment and do the best possible job of sharing our faith in the months and years ahead.
Are you expecting your first child or recently welcomed your new family member? Our next Baptismal Preparation Classes will be held on March 2, 2015. All first time parents (expectant parent, included) are asked to participate in one of these sessions before the Baptism of your child, and of course all other parents are welcome to come for a ‘refresher’ session. Sessions will include walking through the liturgy of Baptism and its theology, as well some discussion time. Please contact Mary Grack at Mary.Grack@churchofstpeter.
Adults wishing to receive Baptism are encouraged to join the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered regularly on weekday mornings at 7:30 a.m. and on Thursday afternoon at 3:30 in the Chapel. This sacrament is available at any time. Email Fr. Todd at Todd.Petersen@churchofstpeter.org or call (507)931-1628 to set up a time to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Has it been a while since your last confession? Wondering how to prepare the Sacrament of Reconciliation? Read more about Reconciliation here.
Each year the students in the 2nd grade or above in Youth Faith Formation and John Ireland School are prepared to celebrate First Reconciliation. First Reconciliation centers for students and parents will be on October 22, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. First Reconciliation will be on December 3, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
Adults wishing to receive First Reconciliation are encouraged to join the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program.
The Eucharist–instituted by Jesus at the Last Supper–is at the core of our celebration each Mass. Jesus truly becomes the Body and Blood we receive (John 6: 51-58). At the Last Supper, sharing His Body and Blood with the disciples, Jesus said, “Do this in memory of me”–and so we do, through Holy Communion.
Each year the students in the 2nd grade or above in Youth Faith Formation and John Ireland School are prepared to celebrate First Communion. First Communion centers for students and parents will be on February 4, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. First Communion will be on April 19, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
Adults wishing to receive First Communion are encouraged to join the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program.
Confirmation celebrates the overshadowing of the Holy Spirit which empowers the Christian to live a Christian life and to go forth to share the good news of Jesus in word and action. In the 11th grade students become candidates for Confirmation in which they study and prepare to receive the last of the Initiation Sacraments (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist). Learn more about Confirmation preparation at Church of St. Peter here.
Adults wishing to receive Confirmation are encouraged to join the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program.
Anointing of the Sick
“By the sacred anointing of the sick and the prayer of the priests the whole Church commends those who are ill to the suffering and glorified Lord, that he may raise them up and save them. And indeed she exhorts them to contribute to the good of the People of God by freely uniting themselves to the Passion and death of Christ.” ~ Catechism of the Catholic Church -1499
Anointing of the Sick is not just for the dying, but for anyone who is seriously ill. This sacrament is available anytime. Contact Fr. Todd at Todd.Petersen@churchofstpeter.org or call (507)931-1628.
“God who created man out of love also calls him to love the fundamental and innate vocation of every human being. For man is created in the image and likeness of God who is himself love.(Gen 1:27) Since God created him man and woman, their mutual love becomes an image of the absolute and unfailing love with which God loves man. It is good, very good, in the Creator’s eyes. And this love which God blesses is intended to be fruitful and to be realized in the common work of watching over creation: ‘And God blessed them, and God said to them: ‘Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it.”(Gen 1:28)” ~Catechism of the Catholic Church – 1604
Contact Fr. Todd at Todd.Petersen@churchofstpeter.org or call (507)931-1628 as soon as you are engaged to begin making arrangements. Learn more about marriage preparation at Church of St. Peter.
“Holy Orders is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to his apostles continues to be exercised in the Church until the end of time: thus it is the sacrament of apostolic ministry. It includes three degrees: episcopate, presbyterate, and diaconate.” ~Catechism of the Catholic Church – 1536
Are you interested in pursuing this sacrament? Begin your discernment process by perusing the Diocese of New Ulm website or contacting Fr. Todd at Todd.Petersen@churchofstpeter.org or (507)931-1628.