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Lemonade Stand, April 28-29

St. Peter’s Catholic Church Religious Education students join the fight against childhood cancer by hosting a lemonade stand after all Masses. Years ago parishioners built a fabulous lemonade stand for the youth to use as they raised money to help find a cure for childhood cancer here in Madison.

From the Desk of Msgr. Charles

This coming May 26, a Saturday, is the exact date of my ordination to the priesthood 40 years ago. The staff suggested that we celebrate my 40th, given that I will be 83 years old on my 50th. Who knows where I will be then. So the Mass will be on Saturday, May 26 at 5:15 p.m. A dinner will…
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From the Desk of Msgr. Charles

Two weeks after Easter may be an odd time to write about Christmas, but so be it. The reason for the topic is that we celebrated the Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord this past Monday. It normally is celebrated on the 25th of March, but Holy Week and the Octave of Easter (when no feasts can be celebrated)…
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From the Desk of Msgr. Charles

Happy Easter! I say this because this weekend is actually part of Easter Day. The day consists of eight days, called an octave. The other feast with an octave is Christmas. Epiphany and Pentecost used to have octaves, but these were eliminated after the Second Vatican Council. Of course the Easter Season consists of seven weeks, ending on the Solemnity…
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Jesus Christ Super Star, Thursday, May 17, 2018 – Civic Opera House, Chicago

Jesus Christ Superstar is a timeless work set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally known series of events but seen, unusually through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. Cost is $136 per person (no refunds) and includes coach bus, bus driver tip, and reserved seat in Box Level Center. Bus departs St. Peter’s at 8:00 a.m. and returns approximately…
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From the Desk of Msgr. Charles

My purpose this weekend is to invite you to participate in the Sacred Triduum (which means Three Days). It begins with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday at 7:00 p.m. There is no morning Mass that day. The Mass includes the reception of the Holy Oils, the Washing of Feet and a Eucharistic procession to the Chapel…
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From the Desk of Msgr. Charles

This coming weekend we will be celebrating Palm Sunday, the beginning of the holiest week of the Church year. The liturgy begins with the blessing and distribution of Palms, as we remember the triumphal of Jesus into Jerusalem. The gospel will be the Passion according to St. Mark, which will be read by three persons and the congregation. This coming…
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