Entries for January 2020


The 5th Annual Men's Conference will be on February 22, 2020 and you won't want to miss is it! It takes place in St. Leon, IN. This Conference features Dr. Scott Hahn, Fr. Donald Calloway, and Doug Barry.

This will be a day of Teaching, Worship, Adoration, Confession, Prayer and Fellowship with other Catholic Men.

Prices are $35 for adults, $25 for students and FREE for Clergy. Lunch is included.

To place your reservation, please contact Mike Greeson or Richard Adams at St. Peter's or at St. Mary's, Peter den Hollander or Nick McCarroll.

E6 Conference Brochure


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Is there a closure or cancellation? Are there special events or activities that you want to know about? Special Masses or services? Use the information line at your parish to find out.
Call the main number
734-4041 for St. Mary or
553-3267 for St. Peter, then press "7". 


We are joining the World's Largest March For Life!




The mission of the March for Life is to provide all Americans with a place to testify to the beauty of life and the dignity of each human person. Both in January, on the anniversary of legalized abortion in the US, and throughout the year we bring together pro-life leaders and groups to organize, unite and strategize around a common message, and to communicate this message to the government, the media and the nation in a way that is powerful and life affirming. 


The March For Life takes place on Friday, March 24th at 1:00 PM in Washington, D.C. on the National Square. 


History On March For Life:

January 22, 1973 is ingrained in the minds of pro-lifers because on that infamous historic day the Supreme Court invalidated 50 state laws and made abortion legal and available on demand throughout the United States in the now-infamous decisions in Roe v Wade and Doe v Bolton.


The March for Life in Washington, D.C., began as a small demonstration and rapidly grew to be the largest pro-life event in the world.  The peaceful demonstration that has followed on this somber anniversary every year since 1973 is a witness to the truth concerning the greatest human rights violation of our time, legalized abortion on demand.


At the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, we mourned the death in 2012 of Nellie Gray, the founder of the March for Life and the “Joan of Arc” of the pro-life movement. In October 1973, months after the Roe and Doe decisions, a group of thirty pro-life leaders gathered in Nellie’s home in Washington, D.C. to discuss how to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Roe. There was a fear that January 22 would pass as any other day rather than allow for a moment to reflect upon how legalized abortion had hurt women and taken babies’ lives over the course of the year. That was the day that plans for the first March for Life began.





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On Wednesday, February 26, 2020, Lent begins with Ash Wednesday. It marks 40 days before the celebration of Easter. Ash Wednesday and the Lenten Season is a time for contemplating one's transgressions.


Ash Wednesday Mass Times

8:30 AM St. Peter's

Noon St. Mary's

7:00 PM Both Parishes



According to the Catholic law of abstinence, every person 14 years of age or older must abstain from meat (and items made with meat) on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all the Fridays of Lent. Every person between the age of 18 and 59 (beginning of 60th year) must fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. 


Beginning on Ash Wednesday, Lent is a season of reflection and preparation before the celebrations of Easter. By observing the 40 days of Lent, Christians replicate Jesus Christ's sacrifice and withdrawal into the desert for 40 days. Lent is marked by fasting, both from food and festivities.


Ash Wednesday derives its name from the practice of blessing ashes made from palm branches blessed on the previous year's Palm Sunday, and placing them on the heads of participants. For the reception of ashes, the priest says, "Remember that you are dust and to dust you will return" or "Repent and believe in the Gospel."





The GRACE Committee invites you to treat yourselves to an Italian dinner and a movie on Saturday, February 15 with fellow parishioners from St. Mary's and St. Peter's.  Feel free to invite a friend.  You're also welcome to bring an appetizer or dessert.  We will begin after the 5:45 Mass at St. Peter in the Fr. Kennedy Hall.  Drinks are provided but you may bring your favorite bottle of spirits. Couples are $5.00 and singles are $3.00.  Hopefully no snow, just red hearts in the air!