As Christians we are constantly thanking God for the good things he has done for us! As Catholics we gather every Sunday to thank God through the great gift of the Eucharist.
On November 1st, we celebrate the feast of All Saints and we are so thankful that our family in heaven is watching over us.
On November 2nd, we honor our beloved dead with the feast of All Souls. We are thankful for all our family and friends who have been an important part of our lives and now rest in God.
On November 9th, we celebrate the Feast of St. John Lateran as the cathedral church of the Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis, and we are thankful for our church family through which we experience God's love.
And on November 27th, we celebrate Thanksgiving and the blessings God has given us and our country.
But, no matter what time of year, may we always be a thankful people!
‘Tis the Season:
We are fast approaching the holiday season. With all the business, shopping, cooking, and merriment that lie ahead, it is important to stop for a moment and remember the importance of what we celebrate. Thanksgiving reminds us that both individually and as a country, we must thank God for what he has given us. And Christmas, of course, reminds us that we must thank God for his greatest gift, the gift of His Son, Jesus Christ.
The upcoming celebrations reminds us of all the wonderful meals we will be sharing and the many, many “leftovers” we will be enjoying. Even though leftovers can be just as tasty (if not even better) than the first time, they still don’t seem to have the same satisfying impact as they do when shared with family and friends at that first beautiful celebration.
Likewise, when we celebrate our Christian faith, we are reminded that our many gifts of time, talent, and treasure are given to us in order to help us strengthen each other and build up God’s kingdom. Unfortunately, at times we might think about only giving the “leftovers” to God and his Church. And even though these leftovers may be just as good (and just as much), what a wonderful spiritual difference it makes when we give not the leftovers, but the first fruits of what God has given us.
We invite you to consider our new electronic giving program as a way to automate your regular weekly offerings.
Electronic giving is convenient for you and provides much-needed consistency for our church. There is not cost for you to participate.
As an example, if you are currently giving on a weekly basis, you will no longer need to write out 52 checks a year or prepare 52 envelopes. And when travel, illness, or other circumstances prevent you from attending mass, this program will allow your weekly offerings to continue on a uninterrupted basis.
To find out more about our excited new service, click here.
We are a Christ-centered, Spirit-filled family. Responding to the Father's loving invitation, we gather together as a diverse community to worship, to minister to others, and to celebrate our faith through the sacraments, community outreach, education, and personal witness.
To deepen and enhance the spiritual life of the parish through liturgy, personal prayer, and devotions.
To provide religious education and spiritual formation.
To minister to those within the Parish family and community.
To reach out to returning Catholics and unchurched persons.
To deepen our commitment to stewardship of prayer, time and talent, and treasure.
To celebrate our diversity and our commonality.
Sts. Peter & Paul Parish was established on July 27, 1967. We celebrated our first Mass on August 13, 1967, on the grounds of Camp San Pedro. During the following two years, Pastor Michael Troy and 200 families were a community on the road, celebrating Mass in San Pedro Center, New Hope Baptist Church and Aloma Elementary School. On November 1, 1969, we celebrated the first Mass in the domed recreational building. It served not only as our church, but also the rectory, church offices, ministry meeting room and community auditorium.