***WE'VE INCREASED OUR CAPACITY TO 150***
June 14, 2021
Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI receive their first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine in the Vatican.
Message from Our Pastor
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and Blessed New year. I want to thank you all for your support and generosity to our parish community. Your time, treasure, and talent has been such a gift to St. Peter. I pray that the blessings of God be upon you in 2021.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
January 6, 2021
Bishop George Leo Thomas’ Statement on Today’s Violence at the US Capitol
Dear Friends in Christ:
We join our voices with people of good will everywhere, condemning the violence and lawlessness that unfolded today in Washington, D.C.
Along with my fellow Bishops, I strongly condemn the actions of the misguided protesters and anarchists who breached the Capitol chambers today, wreaking havoc and mayhem while lawmakers debated the certification of the presidential election results.
I strongly echo the sentiments of Archbishop José Gomez, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, who wrote, “This is not who we are as Americans ... the peaceful transition of power is one of the hallmarks of this great nation.”
During these pivotal days, when the nation is already under considerable duress, we turn to the Prince of Peace asking Him to guard and guide the United States, and to keep us true to our ideals as “One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend George Leo Thomas, Ph.D. Bishop of Las Vegas
Your donation and support to our outreach collection was sent in January 2021 to:
The seminarians of the Diocese of LasVegas
Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada
Shade Tree shelter forewoman and children
Living Grace Home for homeless pregnant women
First Choice pregnancy crisis center
Women's Resource pregnancy crisis center
St. Therese Center for those with HIV/AIDS
YOUR ON-LINE DONATIONS ARE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED AT THIS TIME. Please click "EGIVING" on the left. You can also mail in your donations to: St. Peter the Apostle Church, 204 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson, NV 89015. Thank you.
Thank you for your support to St. Peter the Apostle with your prayers, tithes, donations, and offerings. Please continue support our parish though e-giving, text-giving by visiting our parish website at www.stpeterhenderson.org. You may also mail in your donations to St. Peter the Apostle at 204 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson, NV 89015.
Pope Francis announced "Year of St. Joseph" starting December 8, 2020 through December 8, 2021:
Prayer to St. Joseph:
Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer,
Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
To you God entrusted his only Son;
in you Mary placed her trust;
with you Christ became man.
Blessed Joseph, to us too,
show yourself a father
and guide us in the path of life.
Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage,
and defend us from every evil. Amen.
Note: Dispensation from attending mass through January 31, 2021 includes Sundays and Holy days of Obligation
DECREE - Dispensation from the Obligation to Attend Mass Extension - December 31, 2020 through January 31, 2021
While I have granted permission to begin the reopening of public Masses, due to the ongoing gravity of the present moment and the restrictions being placed on us during the civil reopening plan, I hereby extend the dispensation for all Catholic faithful of the Diocese of Las Vegas and those Catholics visiting within the geographic boundaries of our Diocese, from the obligation of attending Sunday Masses up to and including January 31, 2021.
While we recognize that many are eager to return to Mass in our churches, it remains important for those who are elderly and otherwise at risk to refrain from returning to public liturgies until it is manifestly safe to do so. for all the faithful, especially those who are sick, at high risk of becoming sick, and their caregivers, the obligation to attend Sunday Mass is hereby dispensed.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend George L. Thomas, Ph.D.
Bishop of the Diocese of Las Vegas
Date: 17 November 2020
DECRETO - Dispensacion de la obligación de asistir a misa Extension - 31de diciembre2020 hasta el 31 de enero de 2021
Mientras he otorgado permiso para comenzar la reapertura de Misas publicas, debido a la gravedad actual del momento actual y las restricciones que se nos imponen durante el plan de reapertura civil, por la presente extiendo la dispensación para todos los fieles católicos del Diócesis de Las Vegas y los católicos que visitan dentro de los limites geográficos de nuestra diócesis, desde la obligación de asistir a las misas dominicales hasta el 31 de diciembre de 2020 inclusivo.
Mientras reconocemos que muchos están ansiosos por regresar a Misa en nuestras iglesias, sigue siendo importante para aquellos que son ancianos y que están en riesgo de abstenerse de regresar a las Liturgias publicas hasta que sea manifiestamente seguro hacerlo. Para todos los fieles, especialmente aquellos que están enfermos, en alto riesgo de enfermarse, y aquellos que los cuidan, se les exime de la obligación de asistir a la misa dominical.
Sinceramente suyo en Cristo,
George Leo Thomas, Ph.D.
Obispo de Las Vegas
Fecha: 17 de noviembre de 2020
21 October 2020
Bishop Thomas’ Reflection on Pope Francis’ “Civil Unions” Statement
Pope Francis’ comments regarding civil unions were made in the context of the documentary interview called Francesco by filmmaker Evgeny Afineevsky.
In this documentary, the Pope expressed an openness to laws that recognize civil unions, including those of gay couples.
The Holy Father’s remarks do not change the Catholic Church’s consistent teachings that marriage is, as Jesus taught, “the union of man and woman as the Creator willed it…” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, #1614 – see #1602-1620 on Marriage in God’s Plan.)
Rather, the Pope’s observations flow from the life stories of persons in a variety of domestic partnerships who have faced struggles and hardships in their daily lives over benefits that married couples often take for granted.
In the past these included issues like the ability to participate in employer sponsored health insurance programs, access to loved ones who are hospitalized, and survivor benefits.
The Holy Father has been consistent in his belief that “...marriage is a union between a man and women. You can’t change it just like that.” He wrote, “It’s the nature of things.”
The Pope’s recognition of “civil unions” is the first time that a Pope has acknowledged the possible benefits associated with these unions.
Reflexión del obispo Thomas sobre la declaración de las "Uniones civiles" del Papa Francisco
Los comentarios del Papa Francisco sobre las uniones civiles se hicieron en el contexto de la entrevista documental llamada Francesco del cineasta Evgeny Afineevsky.
En este documental, el Papa expresó su apertura a las leyes que reconocen las uniones civiles, incluidas las de parejas homosexuales.
Los comentarios del Santo Padre no cambian las enseñanzas consistentes de la Iglesia Católica de que el matrimonio es, como enseñó Jesús, "la unión del hombre y la mujer, tal como el Creador la quiso al comienzo..." (Catecismo de la Iglesia Católica, # 1614 - ver # 1601-1620 en El matrimonio en el plan de Dios.)
Más bien, las observaciones del Papa surgen de las historias de vida de personas en una variedad de parejas domésticas que han enfrentado luchas y dificultades en su vida diaria por los beneficios que las parejas casadas a menudo dan por sentado.
En el pasado, estos incluían cuestiones como la capacidad de participar en programas de seguro médico patrocinados por el empleador, el acceso a los seres queridos que están hospitalizados y los beneficios para sobrevivientes.
El Santo Padre ha sido consecuente en su creencia de que “... el matrimonio es una unión entre un hombre y una mujer. No puedes cambiarlo así". Escribió: "Es la naturaleza de las cosas".
El reconocimiento por parte del Papa de las "uniones civiles" es la primera vez que un Papa reconoce los posibles beneficios asociados con estas uniones.
20 July 2020 Update
Effective immediately, all parishioners who want to reserve for a mass are required to put their telephone numbers on their reservation. If for any reason during this COVID-19 pandemic, our parish should close or we have received a report that someone you were close to has been infected, we can inform you immediately. Thank you for your cooperation.
PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS
Lord Jesus, Son of the eternal Father and Mary Immaculate, grant those among us who are being called to a vocation to priesthood or religious life, the generosity necessary to follow their call, and the courage required to overcome all obstacles to their vocation. Give parents that faith, love, and spirit of sacrifice which will inspire them to offer their children to God’s service and to rejoice whenever one of their children is called to the priesthood and religious life. Let your example and that of your Blessed Mother and Saint Joseph encourage both young people and parents and let your grace sustain them. Amen.
The Holy Father has granted the gift of special Indulgences to the faithful suffering from COVID-19 disease, commonly known as Coronavirus, as well as to health care workers, family members and all those who in any capacity, including through prayer, care for them.
AN ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION
An Act of Spiritual Communion
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
SCAM Warning: Please be aware that there are already multiple scams being circulated about the coronavirus – including attempts at trying to pitch ‘early government refund payments, hawk bogus vaccines and cures, and soliciting funds from fake religious/religious organizations. Please be on guard about this and let your parishioners know that the Diocesan Bishop, priests, deacons, and parishes and Diocese will never make these types of calls or communications. One parish and one office in the chancery have already received these calls.
ST. PETER THE APOSTLE CATHOLIC CHURCH
204 S. Boulder Hwy, Henderson, NV 89015
Tel (702)970-2500 Fax (702)970-2555
1. E-GIVING is now available. You can give through this website. This will allow you to give anytime and anywhere. Please click the top left button and follow the instructions or you can give via text. You can send text to "77977" and on the message line, type "STPAHENDERSON", then follow the link.
2. ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST BE FINGERPRINTED AS WELL AS COMPLETE THE PROTECTING GOD'S CHILDREN CLASS (now called CMGCONNECT) WHICH IS NOW AVAILABLE ON-LINE. Forms and information are available at the Parish Office.
3. You can pay your FAITH FORMATION TUITION on-line. Just click on "FAITH FORMATION TUITION" on the left hand side.
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION (CHAPEL)
***to be announced***
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION:
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