301-898-5111

St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church

Libertytown | 9190 Church St, Union Bridge, MD, 21791

 SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS


THE ADORATION CHAPEL WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!


Food Pantry Hours:  Fridays, 3:30 - 4:30 pm


Dear Parishioners;

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Ascension.  We recall Jesus’ glorious return to the side of his Father in heaven.  As Jesus told us last week, however, he did not leave us as orphans.  In the gift of the Holy Spirit, whose descent on us we will celebrate next week, God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are always with us.  We are baptized into the name of the Trinity.  We have the Sacraments, especially the Eucharist as the enduring presence of Jesus with us and in us.


In these last few months when we have been separated from the reception of the Sacraments, it might feel like we are orphans.  We are all waiting anxiously to be able to return to church, to celebrate and renew our bonds of Christian community.  Yet, as many of you have experienced, the Lord still finds ways to grace us and comfort us.  As St. Thomas Aquinas taught:  God does not need the Sacraments in order to give us grace. Nothing can stop the Holy Spirit! 


We are, however, moving toward returning to Mass and the Sacraments.  In discussion with the area pastors we have decided that it would be a good idea to open for Masses with the faithful on the same weekend.  Based on various parish needs to get ready, we are shooting for June 13-14, the Solemnity of Corpus Christi. This is contingent on Frederick County entering Stage One of the State’s Recovery Program and having enough cleaning supplies to sanitize the church after every Mass, and usage.  Because of the need to have new procedures and social distancing, I hope to have Mass with a few liturgical ministers as soon as we are able, to go through the process and work out the kinks before we welcome back the community.  In the meantime, we will continue to live stream the Mass.


Once we open up, things will look different for a while.  We will have limits to the number of people allowed in the church at any time.  The dispensation from attending Sunday Mass is extended, so please if you are in a vulnerable population or are still uncomfortable being around large groups of people, stay home and watch the Mass on the live stream.


Other Sacraments, Confession, Baptism, Weddings will hopefully begin soon.  Also, opening the church for private prayer and Adoration will begin soon as well.  Again, please be patient.  I can’t wait to see you all again!


Peace,

Fr. Chuck

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Sunday Mass will be livestreamed from St. Peter's at 8:00 am, but it can be watched later by going to the St. Peter's website and following the same procedures you would for watching the livestream shown below.


Instruction for watching St. Peter’s live streams:

1. Log onto www.stpeter-libertytown.org.

2. Click on the “f” on the right hand side of the page.

3. Scroll down to posts and click onto the Mass from St. Peter’s.

You can use a computer, iPad, tablet or phone to watch the live stream.

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Please see the YouTube video for a message from Archbishop Lori on the current reopening procedures:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZTfBWeRfks&feature=emb_rel_end


Please be assured of the staff's continued prayers for all of you and for an end to this pandemic.  If you find yourself in need, please contact the parish office at 301-898-5111, x12.

 


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ST. PETER THE APOSTLE CATHOLIC CHURCH

We the people of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Community are called by our Lord Jesus Christ to grow in the faith, celebrate hope, and experience His loving presence in our midst. Drawing our life from the Eucharist and guided by the Holy Spirit, we seek to follow God's Word by supporting one another, continuing our faith formation, promoting social justice, reaching out in service, and inviting others to share in our journey.


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  • I've been a parishioner for over 20 years. This church is very welcoming, active, and thriving. Through hard times, St. Peter's has provided my family with love and support. If we ever move, we plan to remain members.



    I've been a parishioner for over 20 years. This church is very welcoming, active, and thriving. Through hard times, St. Peter's has provided my family with love and support. If we ever move, we plan to remain members.


    Cheryl Stanley

  • St. Peter's has been my home parish for 22-1/2 years. I am close enough to walk to another Catholic Church, but love belonging to St. Peter's. We are blessed to have amazing Priests and Deacons. I have made lifelong friends here. St. Peter's is my second home. I have learned so much from our knowledgeable Adult Religious Education leaders, and our social functions are the best!



    St. Peter's has been my home parish for 22-1/2 years. I am close enough to walk to another Catholic Church, but love belonging to St. Peter's. We are blessed to have amazing Priests and Deacons. I have made lifelong friends here. St. Peter's is my second home. I have learned so much from our knowledgeable Adult Religious Education leaders, and our social functions are the best!


    Janet Sheckells Mulvey

  • I became a Catholic after being married to one for almost 30 years. It was the love of God, the friendliness of the people I met and the kindness of the Knights of Columbus wives that made St. Peter the Apostle my "forever home."



    I became a Catholic after being married to one for almost 30 years. It was the love of God, the friendliness of the people I met and the kindness of the Knights of Columbus wives that made St. Peter the Apostle my "forever home."


    Debbie Evans Madison

Office Hours

Monday  9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED

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ST. PETER THE APOSTLE CATHOLIC CHURCH

9190 Church Street,

Union Bridge, MD 21791

Phone. 301-898-5111

Fax: 301-898-0465