One of the prayers from the great Easter Vigil reads, “Father, even today we see the wonders of the miracles you worked long ago. You once saved a single nation from slavery, and now you offer that salvation to all through baptism.”
Today, even in the midst of conflict and division, we still see the seeds of peace. Even in the midst of poverty and suffering, we still see the seeds of generosity. Even in the midst of worry and despair, we still see the seeds of hope.
God’s miracles are still changing the world. The Good News of the Resurrection still lives in the hearts of God’s people. The power of Easter is still changing hearts. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness shall not overcome it!
Each year, at Easter, we renew our Baptismal Promises. We renew our commitment to be God’s light for the present generation. We renew our resolve to allow God to work his miracles through us.
At the Easter Vigil we continue our prayers in these words, “Lord God, you have brightened this night with the radiance of the risen Christ.” May the risen Christ continue to brighten your lives so that others will see Christ shining through you. May the risen Christ renew your hope for salvation so that you may be hope for others. May the risen Christ bless you so that you, in turn, will be a blessing to others.
Planning has begun for our Family Promise ministry to house homeless families in our Family Life Center from June 9-16, 2019. Allison, from Family Promise, will be here to offer an orientation on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 7:30PM in the Ministry Center, Conference Room F. We need about 50 volunteers to make this week go smoothly. Volunteers need to be at least 14 years old. There will be a sign-up sheet for the times and work needed during the week. Some may require fingerprinting and the completion of the diocesan safe environment training. So, it is critical that we get started early to ensure that fingerprinting is done, if necessary, for the role you choose. If you have any questions, comments or concerns contact Br. Paul: firstname.lastname@example.org or 407.636.4260.
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 no 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, instead you can set up online donations and simply drop your empty envelope into the basket each week as an attendance record. And when illness, or other circumstances prevent you from attending mass, this program will allow your weekly offerings to continue on an uninterrupted basis.
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"Blessed are they who follow the law of the Lord!"
"To listen to the Word is to have a personal encounter with God. Psalm 119 guides us towards the Gospel and fulfillment of the law of Jesus Christ. The Lord and His Word are our 'land' in which we live in communion and joy.
Each year during Our Catholic Appeal, you affirm the Lord and His Word by your generous response in supporting the ministries of the Diocese of Orlando. You open your hearts to the gift of these ministries because they help each one of you to live more fully in God's Law and to prosper our land with His majestic love. From honoring the divinity of each life, to teaching people of all ages about our faith, to sharing our resources with those who are alone or in need, to holding our parishes accountable for your stewardship in the Lord's name, these ministries bring forth God's law in our land."
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We nurture the spiritual lives of our family of believers by leading and inspiring each other to be true Christian disciples.
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.