September 4 & 5: Celebrate the Canonization of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, foundress of the Missionaries of Charity, will be canonized by our Holy Father, Pope Francis on September 4, 2016. Saint Peter Church will be blessed with the presence of a first class relic of soon-to-be Saint Teresa on Sunday, September 4; and on the first feast day of Saint Teresa - Monday, September 5. The relic will be present before and during the Holy Masses. After the Masses on Sunday, September 4, we will pray a special prayer for her intercession, receive a blessing with the relic, and have an opportunity for individual veneration of the relic. On Monday, September 5, the Holy Mass in honor of Saint Teresa will be offered at 9:00 am. Many thanks to the guardian of the relic, the Gloria Deo Catholic Books & Gifts store in Omaha. For more information on Blessed Teresa see www.motherteresa.org
We Are a Thriving Parish
St. Peter Catholic Church is dedicated to the restoration of the sacred, the active promotion of the Gospel and fidelity to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church. A home to both English- and Spanish-speaking peoples, the church building is located on the outskirts of Omaha's downtown.
St. Peter parishioners come from all over Omaha and beyond because they are attracted to the parish's beautiful liturgies, uncompromising proclamation of the Gospel and friendly community. The parish provides catechesis for every age and much-needed relief to the poor and hungry; it is also a home for recent immigrants.
The parishioners of St. Peter Catholic Church believe the renewal of the Church will come primarily through the worthy and obedient celebration of the Eucharistic Sacrifice, the "source and summit of the Christian life" (Lumen Gentium, §11).
With sung Masses, four choirs specializing in chant, Mass parts in Latin, Masses celebrated both ad orientem and ad populum, altar boys, Eucharistic Exposition, the recitation of the Prayer to St. Michael after Masses, chanted Solemn Vespers on Sundays, and Holy Communion at the altar rail, St. Peter Catholic Church strives to celebrate the Sacred Liturgy within the centuries of rich Catholic tradition.
Want to learn more about the stained glass windows, sacred art, and theological themes of St. Peter Church? Order the book This House You Are Building. Click here to learn more.
Important Opt-out Form for Students in Omaha Public Schools
If you have a child attending Omaha Public Schools, there is an important form to Opt-out of its new comprehensive sex education classes that will be taught to Omaha Public School students in grades 4-8 and 10 beginning in the Fall of 2016. There is information in the program that is contrary to the Catholic Faith, and may morally harm children. Please contact the parish office for a copy of the form, or click here.
Hoja de "Opt-out" para Niños en las Escuelas Públicas de Omaha
Si tiene un niño que asiste a las Escuelas Públicas de Omaha, hay una hoja importante de optar por quedar fuera de su nuevo programa de educación sexual intregral para estudiantes en los grados 4 a 8 y 10, que empezará este otoño de 2016. Hay información en el programa que es contrario a la Fe Católica, y puede dañar moralmente los niños. Favor contacten la oficina parroquial o haga clíc aquí para una hoja.
Urgent Need for Congress to Enact the Conscience Protection Act of 2016
On June 21, 2016 a ruling by the federal Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office of Civil Rights allowed California to continue forcing health plans to cover abortions has prompted the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to call for an immediate federal remedy. That remedy is the CPA which will protect healthcare providers from being forced to pay for or participate in abortions, and allow victims of discrimination a “right of action” to defend their rights in court. The CPA will make it even more clear that sponsors or providers of health plans that do not include elective abortion cannot be discriminated against. In a bipartisan 245-182 vote, House members passed the Consicence Protection Act on July 13, 2016. Now it has been referred to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. Government should not force hospitals, doctors, nurses and other providers to stop offering much-needed health care because they cannot in good conscience participate in destroying life by elective abortion. For more information, click here.
This House You Are Building: An Illustrated Guide to St. Peter Catholic Church, by Rev. Damien J. Cook, a former Pastor of St. Peter, is now available in the parish office at a discounted price. Please click here for more information.
A History of Saint Peter Catholic Church, by James W. Pieper, tells the rich story of one of Omaha's oldest parishes. Books are now available in the parish office. For more information please click here.
Support St. Peter Catholic Church when you buy Lifeboat Coffee. Ten percent of all purchases will be donated to St. Peter Catholic Church. To order or for more information click here.
A Call to Battle / Un Llamado a la Batalla - A Short Film on 'Society's Crisis with Masculinity'
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix released for the first time ever in its history a documentary-style short film that seeks to create awareness of a crisis in masculinity found in today's society. The film is entitled "A Call to Battle/Un Llamado a la Batalla" and it is in English with Spanish subtitles. To view the short film click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mDzNm7cylw
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