The Holy Spirit: The Soul of The Church

I’ve always had a somewhat difficult time understanding the Holy Spirit. While not all of you will agree, I don’t think I’m alone when I say that the Holy Spirit is the most unrelatable part of the Trinity for me. With the Father, we have our own dads and all [...]

Prayers from our Pews

You may have noticed our new pew cards during Mass, which have a number of prayers on them. We have compiled the same prayers here for your use.   When you look at the Crucifix, you understand how much Jesus loved you then. When you look at the Sacred Host, you understand [...]

Giving Our Suffering As Sacrifice

Why is there suffering in this world? The answer to this is much more complicated than most of us can comprehend, let alone answer in a weekly bulletin article. But we definitely all have known suffering, in some way. It is a reality for every person, day in and day [...]

Beauty in Our Church

We should be so proud of our parish! For the first time in a long time, our parish budget is in the black. Our parishioners have supported their parish community with financial gifts, giving us the ability to put more back into our many events and ministries. But regardless of [...]

Commitment to Prayer

A year and a half ago I made a commitment to prayer. I set a specific goal during that Lent to pray for ten minutes each day—not fifteen, and not five, but exactly ten minutes—just me and God. I knew that a specific commitment like that was what I needed. [...]

Canonizations of John XXIII & John Paul II on Divine Mercy Sunday

Today, Divine Mercy Sunday, the first Sunday after Easter, Popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be canonized in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. I know a few people who will be sitting in St. Peter’s square and celebrating the Mass, and although I can’t be there in person [...]

Opening Ourselves to God’s Grace During Lent

Another season of Lent has begun, and we are beginning our preparations for Easter. I used to think of Lent as a dreary, barren time of the year (and the weather outside doesn’t always seem to help), because we are asked to follow so many rules and to give something [...]


A s you may know, the parish is in the midst of its second annual Stewardship Renewal. This is a time where all of us are called to renew our commitments to God and our parish by completing a commitment card and making pledges to spend time in prayer, get [...]

Letter from Parish Leadership regarding Fr. Gallatin’s Absence

Dear Parishioners of St. Peter’s, We assume you may have questions and mixed emotions regarding Father Gallatin’s announcement at the December 28/29 Masses that he was taking a leave of absence from active ministry while an outside professional firm hired by the Archdiocese reviews his clergy file. For those of [...]