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Saint Peter The Apostle Catholic Church


Serving Lake Gaston
Lake Gaston

Lake Gaston Church Ministries

Mass Schedule
  • Saturday: 5:30 PM
  • Sunday: 8:00 AM
  • Weekdays:
    • Tuesday - Friday: 9:00 AM
  • Holy Days as announced
Confessions
  • Wednesday: After 9:00am Mass
  • Thursday: After 9:00am Mass
  • First Saturday of the Month at 4:30pm
  • By Appointment
December Schedule
  • Dec 8th: Holy Day of obligation Mass 8am
  • Dec 16th: We will decorate the church for Christmas after the 8am Mass.
  • Dec 20th: Penance service will be at 7pm.
  • Dec 24th: Christmas Eve Mass will be at 7pm
  • Dec 25th: Christmas Day 8am
Adoration / Benediction / Rosary
  • First Thursday of each month, after 9:00am Mass
Ministry To The Sick
  • Anointing of the sick on request

The Second Sunday of Advent - December 9, 2018

To Read / Print the Bulletin for 12/9/2018... Click Here

Focusing the Gospel

Key words and phrases: repentance, prepare the way of the Lord, make straight, shall be filled, made low, made straight, made smooth, all flesh shall see the salvation of God

To the point: John proclaims that we must "prepare the way of the Lord" by repenting. Isaiah and John both describe repentance as a leveling and a straightening out of the uneven and crooked shape of our lives. They call us to ask whether our path is taking us closer to God as well as opening up for others the way to God. Then "all flesh shall see the salvation of God."

To the First Reading: Isaiah gives us a vision of the eschatological end times when the full flowering of repentance is made visible.

To Experience: GPS devices have taken the meandering out of our road trips and guaranteed smooth travel toward our destination. Repentance is the "GPS" of our Gospel journey toward final glory.