Thursday, May 5
Masses at 7:00 am and 6:30 pm
The Rehearsal for First Holy Communion: May 6, Friday, 6:30PM, St. Peter Church
The Sacrament of First Holy Communion: May 7, Saturday, 10AM, St. Peter Church
In the upcoming weeks, the Manchester Water Works – which owns the property on which St. Peter is located – is going to be removing all of the Red Pine trees surrounding the church. This is a preemptive course of action in response to the arrival of the invasive Red Pine Scale Insect into New Hampshire. All of the Red Pine trees will be removed, but they intend to protect the other types of trees during the process. In addition, replanting will be done if it is deemed necessary.
For more information see the following links:
Questions may be directed to John O’Neil, Watershed Forester, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-792-2852.
During this special Jubilee year of Mercy; the invitation of a Holy Year, we are offered the option of 'mini pilgrimages' to certain places of special grace. Click below to see where in NH these Holy Doors are located. Don't close your hearts to the mercy God is willing to give.
How are we celebrating the Year of Mercy? CLICK HERE
Born into a family of nobility in the region of Bohemia in the mid-900s, St. Adalbert of Prague was given his confirmation name by his mentor and teacher, Archbishop Adalbert of Magdeburg, a Benedictine missionary. St. Adalbert became a priest at the age of 27, and the bishop of Prague a few months later. After eight years as bishop, he was forced into exile by those who didn’t like his attempt at reforms. In time, the people of Prague requested his return, but their desire for his presence didn’t last long. He eventually left Prague to be a missionary, first in Hungary, and finally to the pagan tribes in Poland and northeastern Germany, where he was killed by pagan priests. His body was ransomed and buried in Gniezno, Poland, and his relics were moved to St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague in the mid-11th Century. His feast day is April 22.
Sources: http://www.americancatholic.org/features/saints/saint.aspx?id=1910; http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint.php?n=685