40 Days for Life

…is a focused pro-life campaign with a vision to access God’s power through prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil to end abortion. Join the worldwide movement to protect mothers and children! On September 26th through November 4th, from 7am-7pm, we invite you to sign up and join us in prayer for 1 hour at Seneca, Choices for Life. Pray with us, get involved, and YOU can help save lives!
Location: Seneca, Choices for Life, 3900 Rosemont Drive, Columbus, GA 31904

Save the Date!

Being brought back by popular demand an International Night Dinner Party, featuring dishes from around the world, is being sponsored by our Knights of Columbus on Saturday, November 10th at 7:00 PM. A limited number of tickets will be available for this Parish Hall event. Tickets will be sold after all Masses on October 27-28 and November 3-4. Adult tickets are $8.00. Family tickets are $20.00. Join us for this fun, food event.

Children VIRTUS Training

St. Peter’s will present a sexual abuse prevention program, VIRTUS: Teaching Touching Safety, to our Pre-K – 8th grade students on October 7th during PREP class, and to 9th-12th grade students on October 3rd during Youth Group. This safe environment program is provided to us by the Archdiocese of Atlanta and is a part of our ongoing effort to help create and maintain safe environments for all children and youth and to protect all of them from sexual abuse. As a parent, you have the right to choose whether your student participates in the program. You either granted or denied permission on the registration form when registering your child for PREP. We encourage you to read the “overview”, “parent guide”, and “lesson plan” assigned to your child’s age group to understand exactly what your child will be taught. All these materials are available at http://archatl.com/ministries-services/safe-environment/grades-k-12/safe-environment-lesson-plans/ and entering the password: V1rtus. The Safe Environment training for Adults of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, VIRTUS: Protecting God’s Children, includes training in how to recognize, prevent and report abuse. All employees, and volunteers who regularly work with minors, receive this initial training, as well as ongoing training and background screening. The Code of Conduct, Sexual Abuse Policy, Ministerial Standards for Clergy, Educators and all Working with Children and Vulnerable Individuals, Social Media Policy as well as the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People are all available at the diocesan website, www.archatl.com. The Archdiocese of Atlanta is committed to helping children and young people learn and grow in a healthy and safe environment. We at St. Peter’s are happy to partner with you in working to keep your children safe.

Join us for our annual Life Chain – 32nd year!

On October 7, 2018 from 2:00-3:00 PM we will gather in the parish parking lot prior to 2 pm for information and prayer and then proceed to line Morgan and Lafayette Parkway. Stand with thousands of pro-life individuals throughout the USA and Canada witnessing that we believe in the right to life!! You’ll be a light in a darkened world as you help put an end to abortion through prayer! Bring your whole family. Lawn chairs, umbrellas and strollers are welcome and encouraged. Rain or shine. We will silently, for one hour, hold our signs that proclaim a prayerful end of abortion.

Blessing of Pets

Every year on or around October 4, Christians throughout the world celebrate the Feast of St. Francis with prayers for creation and a blessing of the animals. Services in the United States currently occur in 47 states and the District of Columbia. We will have our Blessing of Pets October 4th at 6:00 pm. St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals & environment could be viewed as the original Earth Day advocate. Francis’ devotion to God was expressed through his love for all of God’s creation. St. Francis cared for the poor and sick, he preached sermons to animals, and praised all creatures as brothers and sisters under God.