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!


Dear Parishioners;

As we enter Holy Week, we are still faced with the restrictions from the CDC and State of Maryland on our ability to gather people due to fear of contagion of the coronavirus.  So we must make plans to celebrate these Holy Days virtually through the use of technology. As you know, following Gov. Hogan’s Executive Order to stay at home, the Archdiocese of Baltimore has closed all churches until further notice.  Based on guidance that we have received from the Archdiocese, here are our arrangements for Holy Week:


The Sacrament of Reconciliation at parishes is suspended until further notice. 


Palm Sunday:  Mass with the Blessing of Palms will be celebrated and live streamed at 8 AM.  There will be no public distribution of palms at this time.  Blessed palm will be distributed at a later date.


Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper will be live streamed from St. Peter’s at 7:00 PM.  The live stream will continue with the camera focused on the Tabernacle of Reposition until 11 PM and close with the celebration of Night Prayer.

Archbishop Lori will also live stream the Mass of the Lord’s Supper from the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen at 7:30 PM on archbalt.org.


Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion will be live streamed from St. Peter’s at 3 PM.  It is recommended that you have a cross or crucifix available for the veneration of the cross.

Archbishop Lori will also live stream the Passion from the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen at 3 PM on archbalt.org.


Stations of the Cross will be live streamed from St. Peter’s at 7 PM.


There will be no Blessing of Easter Food this year.


The Great Easter Vigil will be live streamed from St. Peter’s at 8 PM.

Archbishop Lori will also live stream the Easter Vigil from the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen at 8 PM on archbalt.org.


Easter Sunday Mass will be live streamed from St. Peter’s at 8 AM, but can be viewed at any time from then on.

Archbishop Lori will also live stream Easter Mass from the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen at 11 AM on archbalt.org.


Divine Mercy Sunday Mass will be live streamed at 8 AM from St. Peter’s followed by simple exposition and the Divine Mercy devotions.


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.


Again these are unprecedented arrangements for an unprecedented time.  Please know that I am praying for you daily.  I can’t wait to see you all again.  It is my hope that this time of fasting from the Holy Eucharist will awaken in us a greater devotion, respect and participation when this situation is over.


Blessings and peace,

Fr. Chuck

 


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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