St. Peter Claver Church ESTABLISED in 1920 LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST SCHEDULE Saturday Evening: 4:00 p.m. Sundays: 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m. Holy Days: See Liturgy of the Eucharist schedule inside Weekdays: See Liturgy of the Eucharist schedule inside SACRAMENT OF PENANCE 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. on Saturday or anytime by appointment. 1923 St. Philip Street New Orleans, LA 70116 Office (504) 822-8059 Fax (504) 822-9251 School (504) 822-8191 Credit Union (504) 988-1182 Misaada Center (504( 827-0707 PASTORAL STAFF Rev. J. Asare-Dankwah Pastor BAPTISM Appointment with the priest or deacon for preparation is necessary. Call during pregnancy or as soon as possible after the child is born. Mr. André Aguillard, Sr. Plant Manager Mrs. Alena Boucree Director of Religious Education Mr. Devin Boucree Youth Ministry MARRIAGE Contact the priest at least six (6) months in advance. Mrs. Vanessa Chavis School Principal FUNERAL Contact the parish office before making arrangements with a funeral home. Mrs. Veronica Downs-Dorsey Director of Music Rev. Mr. Lawrence Houston Deacon Mrs. Linda Hunter Receptionist CHURCH OFFICE HOURS Monday–Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Mr. Oliver Mahone Business Manager RELIGIOUS EDUCATION Grades K-8 – Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Meet in the parish school. Mrs. Edith B. Reed Executive Secretary Mrs. Henri Reed Director of Family Life & Liturgy WEBSITE www.stpeterclaverneworleans.org Rev. Mr. Allen Stevens Pastoral Assistant NEW PARISHIONERS: WELCOME TO OUR PARISH COMMUNITY! We ask that you please call the office to register in the parish. MISSION STATEMENT St. Peter Claver Catholic Church is a vibrant, spirit-filled, evangelizing community that is grounded in the Eucharist and celebrates the culture and traditions of our African-American heritage. Strengthened by our belief in Jesus Christ and trusting in God’s Word, we transform our community through acts of justice by caring for the spiritual and physical needs of His people. ALL SOULS’ DAY Scripture Insights In most of the Old Testament, there was no belief in the afterlife; the believer’s only opportunity to live with God was in this life. Physical death was seen as the end of life in the presence of god. But the Book of Wisdom tells us that those who embrace wisdom will live in grace and mercy with God forever. The First Reading, from Wisdom, shows some of the first indications of the belief that the deceased survive physical death. This growing sense of life after death sets in a new light today’s Responsorial Psalm, the most beloved prayer in the Bible. The Shepherd is our true guide, not only through the sufferings in this life, but as our soul navigates the final journey through death to new life in Christ. In the Second Reading, Paul reflects on the transition point at death, when we will face the divine Judge. There is no sense of “balancing” the scales of justice in Paul’s letter. The person we will meet across the divide of death is Jesus Christ, who died for us while we were unworthy of his love and care. Christ has already shown us that his justice resides in the love he offers in reconciling us to the Father. This marvelous love and reconciliation awaiting us rightly inspires our confident hope, our “boast” in God. The Gospel presents Jesus as the source of eternal life after death. As the visible presence of the invisible God, he enacts only the will “of the one who sent me,” who commanded that he should not “lose” anyone in his charge. A subtle condition suggests we must receive the life Jesus offers” “everyone who sees the Son and believes in him” will “have eternal life.” Seeing and believing are complementary and necessary ways of personally accepting this grace. What particular words in these readings bring you comfort or offer a new insight? How have your thoughts about death and eternal life developed over time? How do you think your desire to be close to God compares with Christ’s passion for drawing you closer to him? PRAYER FOR THOUGHT: the souls of the just are in the hand of God, and no torment shall touch them. They seemed to be dead and their passing away was thought an affliction and their going forth from us, utter destruction. But they are in peace. The Souls of the Just are in the hand of GOD. Grant them rest, O Lord! November 2, 2014 November is: NATIONAL BLACK HISTORY MONTH The lives and work of persons of African descent and others designated as special people of God who lived a lift serving God are remembered. It is a time to tell the stories of the contributions of African and African Americans to the Catholic Church. This is an opportunity as a church family to tell the story of how and why we are Catholic. The rich history of the Black Catholic Churches in Treme or even the greater New Orleans area is a great place to begin teaching our youth so that they know upon whose shoulders they stand. Perhaps you might share the story of why St. Peter Claver parish was formed by the Josephite Fathers in 1920 or the works of St. Katherine Drexel in education and the courageous journey of Blessed Henriette DeLille. Make a date with your family to hand on the history and tell your story of being Black and Catholic. Challenge the youth to name the black Catholic Churches in New Orleans that were founded with the purpose of ministering to Blacks. NOLA Interfaith Peace Initiative Join us the NOLA Interfaith Peace Initiative as we celebrate the One Year Anniversary of our Covenant Signing, Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. here in the Church. The evening will include song, testimonies and a recommitment to PEACE for all gathered. We will celebrate our efforts over the past year and proclaim our recommitment to PEACE. This is open to the PUBLIC!! R.C.I.A. Rites of Christian Initiation for Adults Are you interested in becoming a member of the Catholic Church or know someone who is? A) Unbaptized adults who wish to learn more about the Catholic faith with the possibility of becoming Catholic; B) Baptized Christians from other denominations who would like to learn more about the Catholic Church; C) Baptized Catholic adults who would like to prepare for First Communion & Confirmation. For more information concerning the RCIA program please contact the Parish Office, 504-822-8059. Religious Education/Adult Faith Formation BIBLE STUDY: Monday, October 27, 2014; 6:00 pm– 8:00 pm. Where: Ujima Center, 1019 N. Prieur St. FATIMA ROSARY Monday, November 3, 2014 5:30 p.m. St. Ann Apartments in the Chapel St. Peter Claver Homebound and Sick Parishioners Please pray for the following parishioners who are homebound or ill: Ryan Robinson, Jr., Armand Charbonnet, Edith Henry, Darrell Esteen, Gwendolyn Rocque, Verna Mae Martin, Joycelyn Johnson, John Henry, Shawn Curry, Ann Shirley Robinson, Stanley & Beatrice Grant, Myra Harrell, Merline Hinkson, Mildred Blackwell, Francisco Richard, Marion LeBlanc, Aaron LaCabe, Florence Smith, Bernice Stein, John John, Diane Williams, Gwendolyn Wiltz, Lula Belle Moss, Lois Reimonenq, Joyce Evans, Sheryl Bennett, Javette and Michael Garner, John and Claire Bidol, Connie Sykes, Angie Lawrence, Isabelle Williams. Hosted by: Mrs. Pearl Dupart Visit St. Ann’s Shrine (2100 Block of Ursulines Avenue) Open Tuesdays & Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PRAYER BREAKFAST St. Peter Claver Women of Nia-Imani will be hosting a Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at St. Peter Claver Parish Hall. The Prayer Breakfast will begin at 9:00 a.m. We invite ladies, men, boys and girls to attend. Tickets are $10.00 and can be obtained from any Committee Member or contact the Parish Office at 822-8059. Isaiah 43 Program: Supporting Families in our Community St. Peter Claver Parish is please to announce that we will be hosting the Cathedral Deanery's Isaiah 43 Active Parenting Series. Parents and other caregivers are welcome to join us for this six-week series. The sessions has begun, the following five interact sessions of education, support and fellowship for parents and guardians; Session 3: November 3rd; Session 4: November 17th and Session 5: December 1, 2014. All Sessions will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the School Hall, dinner and child care provided. Contact Mrs. Alena Boucree and Deacon Allen for additional details, 822-8059 or signup after each Mass. FAMILY LIFE Commission…. Everybody’s Birthday Party Tuesday, November 25, 2014, St. Peter Claver Social Ministry will be hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner for those in the community. .Dinner will be served from 12:00 noon until 3:00 p.m. in the School Cafeteria, 1020 N. Prieur Street Volunteers are needed; Please call the Parish Office to sign-up. Will take place on Friday, November 7, 2014 for our Senior Citizens at 4:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. The celebration includes food, music, games and birthday gifts for all seniors in attendance. We need gifts for our seniors and we welcome volunteers to assist and serve. If you can help in any way, please call the Parish Office to share your time and talent to bring bright moments to our seniors. ST. PETER CLAVER CHURCH SANCTUARY LIGHT Will burn in memory for: Mrs. Ethel Milton Requested by: Mrs. Adrian Francis SOCIAL MINISTRY ... FOOD PANTRY Our supplies are very low. We are in great need of the following items to begin our Thanksgiving baskets: Turkeys, jiffy mix, macaroni and cheese, yams, corn bread dressing and can cream. We count on your generosity to our brothers and sisters in need. We “thank you” so much for all the food items that we have received as we continue to feed our brothers and sisters in the community. May God continue to bless each of you and your families. Black Saints Celebration, 2014 “Standing Together: Walk Together Children, Don’t You Get Weary!! Join the Office of Black Catholic Ministries as we Celebrate Black Catholic Heritage on Saturday, November 15, 2014. The celebration will kickoff with a parade at A.L. Davis Park (10:00 a.m.); and conclude with a Prayer Service and a Reception at St. Katharine Drexel Church. Again we ask that you come “Walk with Us.” Our Stewardship for Sunday, October 26, 2014 was $15,677.93. $23,000.00 is NEEDED to balance the budget weekly. Shortfall for October 26, 2014 is $7,322.07; Second Collection for the Youth Ministry: $714.69 Thanks for your generosity. NEW ORLEANS, LA Scripture Readings for: November 3-9, 2014 Monday –11/3/14 Tuesday-11/4/14 Wednesday-11/5/14 Thursday –11/6/14 Friday-11/7/14 Saturday-11/8/14 Sunday-11/9/14 Philippians 2:1-4/ Luke 14:12-14 Philippians 2:5-11 Luke 14:15-24 Philippians 2:12-18 Luke 14:25-33 Philippians 3:3-8a Luke 15:1-10 Philippians 3:17-4:1/ Luke 16:1-8 Philippians 4:10-19 Luke 16:9-15 Ezekiel 47:1-2, 8-9, 12 1 Corinthians 3:9c-11, 16-17 John 2:13-22 MASS INTENTIONS November 2-8, 2014 Sunday, November 2, 2014 7:30 a.m. Petitions to St. Joseph for Prayers Answered 9:00 a.m. Mr. Terry Bierria Ms. JaWanna White Ms. Marguerite Lee Mr. Frank Powell 11:30 a.m. Living and deceased members of the Crusto, Fleury, Graham, Prevost, Saulney and Wilson families Tuesday, November 4, 2014 7:30 a.m. Mass—Rectory Wednesday, November 5, 2014 8:30 a.m. School Mass-Church Thursday, November 6, 2014 7:30 a.m. Rectory-Mass Friday, November 7, 2014 8:30 a.m. St. Ann’s Chapel 8:30 a.m. Ms. Claudette LeBlanc Saturday, November 8, 2014 4:00 p.m. Ms. Carrie Meyer Ms. Elode Honoré Ms. Hilda Alexis November 8 2014 November 9, 2014 ST. PETER CLAVER HEALTH MINISTRY EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS 4:00 p.m. Ingrid Delahoussaye, Derek Delahoussaye, Tiffany Davis, Adrian Francis, Mattie Milton 7:30 a.m. William Broyard, Ellen Lee, Yolanda Green, Elvira Talton, Nona Webb 9:00 a.m. Lynette Walker. Linda Boyle, Mary Boutté, Alice Grooms, Autherine Lear Balcony: Mark Foster, Lynette Brice, Nedra Kelly 11:30 a.m. Margie Sears, Damian Perrin, Brenda Barnes, Angie Nash, Henri Reed Balcony: Severina DeSpenza, Denise Nicholl, Kenneth Sears LECTORS 4:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 9:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Jana Meyers-Smith * Cynthia Davis Charmaine Gray * Ronnie Lacabe Gina Dupart * Monica Boudouin Eric Williams * Therese Badon Weekly Ministry Schedule November 3-9, 2014 Mon. Tues. Wed. 6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Thurs. 7:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Fri. 8:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Sat. 8:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Sun. 7:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Bible Study-Ujima Center Isaiah 43 Session-Ujima Ctr. Mass-Rectory Food Pantry-Misaada Ctr. Health/Wellness MinistryLegion of Mary-Ujima Ctr. Youth Choir –Church School Mass-Church LOM-Ujima Center H.S. Religion Education Meeting-Ujima Center Men of UMOJA-Ujima Ctr. Youth Ministry-Sankofa School Mass-Church Food Pantry-Misaada Ctr. Health/Wellness MinistryChoir Rehearsal-Church St. Ann Mass—Chapel SPC Boys Scout-Ujima Ctr. Mass-Church CCD Class-School Bldg. Liturgical Dance MinistryVigil Mass-Church Sunday Mass—Church Sunday Mass-Church Sunday Mass – Church “For I, the Lord, am your healer” (Ex. 15:26 NAB) November is Diabetes Awareness Month The term “Diabetes mellitus” refers to a group of disease that affect how your body uses blood glucose, commonly called blood sugar. Sugar is vital to your health because its’; an important source of energy for the cells that make up your muscles and tissues. It’s your brain’s main source of fuel. If you have diabetes, no matter what type, it means you have too much sugar in your blood. Too much sugar in your blood can lead to serious health problems. Chronic diabetes conditions include type 1 diabetes (can develop at any age, it typically appears during childhood or adolescence) and type 2 diabetes (most common type, can develop at any age and is often preventable). These signs and symptoms may indicate you have diabetes: Increase thirst; Frequent urination; Extreme hunger; Unexplained weight loss; Fatigue; Blurred vision; Slow-healing sores; Mild high blood pressure; Frequent indentions, such as gum or skin infections and vaginal or bladder infections. If you notice any possible diabetes symptoms, contact your doctor. The earlier the condition is diagnosed, the sooner treatment can begin. References: American Diabetes Association If you need more information about diabetes or help managing your diabetes call the Health & Wellness Ministry located in the Misaada Center. Office Hours: Tues. & Thurs., 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Phone: 504-827-0707 St. Peter Claver Church Adopt-A-Family Christmas Initiative 2014 “Make Room and Prepare for the Coming of the Lord” in our homes, in our hearts, and recognizing His presence in us and in others is our theme this holiday season. Our Advent hope is to be able to help families in our communities prepare and share in the joy of Christ’s coming. Adopting a family is a wonderful way to share your blessings with others during this season. If you can help make Christmas special for our families in need, please contact the Parish Office at (504) 822-8059 and ask for Deacon Allen Stevens.
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