St. Peter's Church Programs

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Advent Lecture Series

A short series of talks that will guide participants to a prayerful celebration of Jesus’ birth and the anticipation of Jesus’ final coming as Lord and Judge. This series will explore the biblical themes associated with Advent and review some of the religious practices for the liturgical season.    

Catholic Films

The Church learned how to use the book and film to proclaim the Good News to the ends of the earth.  Today, Catholic publishers are releasing more videos that enriches adult faith formation which include the lives of the saints, significant moments in Catholic history, and various aspects in the Catholic spiritual tradition.   A selection of these productions will be viewed and discussed. 

Annual Friars and Friends Christmas Concert

Each year, the Franciscan Friars and friends of St. Peter’s share their musical gifts and talents with worshippers and supportive guests. The performances are reflective of popular Advent and Christmas themes.  This is an annual fundraiser for the programs department. 

Francis Week

He is the founder of three religious orders and is the patron saint of ecology.  St. Peter’s Church is staffed by the Franciscan Friars of the Sacred Heart Province.  Francis week is celebrated annually by the friars, members of the three associated Secular Franciscan fraternities, and patrons of St. Peter’s.  This year the celebration will consist of a festive celebratory Mass, videos highlighting the lives of St. Francis, St. Clare, St. Anthony and St. Padre Pio; and conclude with a formal lecture on the life of St. Francis.

September/October 2021

LRSS continues its study of Matthew’s gospel which appears first in the four canonical gospels. Although not the oldest of the four gospels, Matthew presents Jesus as a great teacher and Son of God, emphasizing that he is Emmanuel.  Each session of the study is facilitated by women and men whose task is to explore the assigned scripture readings and to lead discussions.  Before attending the sessions, participants are asked to prepare by reading the lessons in advance, and are then invited to share their own insights and experiences with the other members at the sessions. The sessions conclude with prayer.

Repair My House

This program promotes physical, emotional and mental health.  Led by professionals in the discipline of psychology, participants are guided in the pursuit of stress relief, self-acceptance, self-efficacy, and developing a sense of purpose.  Participants learn to increase self-confidence, navigate through loss and depression, and improve relationships with themselves, others and God.  The sessions combine practical psychology with the life-giving ways of St. Francis of Assisi.

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For information regarding programs, please contact Fr. Derran Combs, O.F.M., Ph.D., Programs Director, St. Peter’s Church
312-372-5111; [email protected]