Welcome to the Church of St. Peter Claver!

*** The Church of St. Peter Claver is Handicapped Accessible***

We are a vibrant and welcoming faith community that has wholeheartedly embraced the stewardship way of life. That means that as best we can we reach out in real concrete ways to assist those who are in need of our help. It is our hope that every member of our parish generously offers their time, talent, and resources to accomplish this as we follow Jesus' command to “Love our neighbor, as we as we love ourselves."
May our Lord Jesus, the Savior of the world, bring us and those we serve His choicest blessings.

Love,
Fr. Bob

SIGN UP to attend Weekend Masses by clicking here

The Signup link is available Monday 9:00 am
to Friday 4:00 pm for the upcoming weekend. May 15-16 are the last masses requiring sign-up.

Masses will be celebrated on 

Saturday at 4:30 pm and 
Sunday at 9:30 am


Recorded and Live Masses are available on the St. Peter Claver Youtube Channel.




Bible Study, Scripture Reflection
and Lectio Divina
 
here

 

Effective Saturday, May 22, 2021, beginning with the Vigil Mass of the Solemnity of Pentecost, the general dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and holy days of obligation in person will end.
Click HERE to read the letter from Archbishop Blair.

Please keep in mind when at church through MAY 18:
Wear a mask or face covering
* No congregating before OR after Mass
* Church doors will open at 20 mintues prior to the Mass
* Church doors will be closed with no further admittance at 5 minutes prior to Mass
* Sanitize hands when entering the Church (please consider bringing your own sanitizer)
* Maintain social distancing at all times

GENERAL GUIDELINES
Starting 
May 19, 2021

  • Masks are still required for all who enter the church.  Also rules regarding wearing masks for those in the sanctuary will remain in place.
  • Exposed holy water fonts should remain empty.
  • Hymnals and missalettes can be returned to pews and used during the liturgy.
  • People can be allowed into spaces such as the sacristy, vestibule, and meeting areas of the church, but all should take care to consider the space and well-being of others in their vicinity.
  • The restriction against gathers before and after Mass is rescinded.
  • Congregational singing is once again allowed, but masks need to remain on during singing and throughout the liturgy.
  • Choirs and musicians can be reintroduced.
  • Entrance and exit processions are now allowed. 
  • There is still to be no Offertory procession bringing forward the gifts.
  • The Sign of Peace can be announced and reinstituted but is only to be exchanged without touching.
  • The COVID-19 procedures for distributing Holy Communion will remain in place for now:
  • Ministers of Holy Communion sanitize hands prior to distributing 
  • Ministers of Holy Communion will wear masks
  • Communicants will receive the consecrated host in the hand, step to the side, lower their mask, consume the host, replace their mask, return to their pew.
  • There is still to be no distribution of the Precious Blood, and this continues to apply to deacons as well.
  • Holy Communion will be distributed during the Mass.

Open Wide Our Hearts
the enduring call to love
Racism: Reflections and Action

Click here to read

Televised Mass Schedule
ORTV
The television Mass is broadcast seven days a week at 10:00 AM on WCCT-TV (WB20) and WCTX-TV (MyTV9). It can also be seen Saturday and Sunday at 5:00 AM on WCCT-TV. The Mass can also be found streaming live at these times on 
http://www.ortv.org/streaming/streaming.htm.
 

EWTN
The Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) is available from many local cable providers, including Comcast Digital, Frontier Fios, Cox Communications, and Cablevision. The daily Mass is televised at 12:00 AM, 8:00 AM, 12:00 PM, and 7:00 PM. Various prayers and devotions are offered at different hours of the day.

 

Bulletins


CALENDAR
see Calendar tab for more

Mass Times
Saturday 4:30 pm
Sunday 9:30 am
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Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 
7:00 am 

PERSONAL PRAYER
The church is open for personal prayer 
Monday - Friday
8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sacrament of Reconciliation Saturday
3:15 - 4:00 pm

near the Tabernacle. An usher will seat you socially distanced as you wait your turn. A face covering must be worn. 

Submit a Prayer Request by calling the
Rectory Office

(860) 561-4235

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