© 2014 Rev. E. Traczyk, S.Ch.
Monday - Friday:
Private adoration of the Blessed Sacrament one hour before each weekday Mass.
Welcome to the home page for St. Peter The Apostle Roman Catholic Community in Dallas, Texas. Pope Benedict XVI stated in 2010: “The world of digital communication, with its almost limitless expressive capacity, makes us appreciate all the more St. Paul’s exclamation: “Woe to me if I do not preach the Gospel” (1 Cor 9:16) [...] as new technologies create deeper forms of relationship across great distances, they are called to respond pastorally by putting the media ever more effectively at the service of the Word.”
May God bless all our visitors. We hope you find something here to bring you back again to the value of the Gospel, to the Church and our Community.
Our mission as Roman Catholics united in faith at St. Peter the Apostle Parish in Dallas, Texas is to help bring God to people and people to God. Through evangelization, education and being of service to each other, we strive to make our parish community a holistic community in body, mind and spirit. It is our goal to develop, support, encourage and empower one another in our parish ministries, so that each person can reach their human and Christian potential. We are enthused about the future of St. Peter Parish and the whole Catholic Church and we pledge our participation in that future. We seek dialogue and open communication with all parishioners in fulfilling the needs of our parish. While recognizing the cultural diversities in our community, we will strive to bring all people together in Christ under a common bond of faith, hope and love.
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9:00 AM (English)
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Sacrament of Reconciliation
The Christmas Season
CHRISTMAS BLESSING 2014
For us Christmas Season is a Season of Hope, a Season of Love. We are renewed in the love our God, who shows the depths of His love in the Person of Jesus Christ. The gift of the Newborn King evokes in us a feeling of joy, warmth and renewed hope, which is often lacking throughout the rest of the year. It is for this reason that this season is so beloved by so many Christians throughout the World.
Jesus, indeed, is the reason for this Season. May all the joys of Christmas come to you and yours in abundance, may the light of the Christ Child brighten your soul; and may His love gladden your heart throughout this Holy Season and in each and every day of the New Year, 2015!
Fr. Edward Traczyk, S.Ch.
WESOŁYCH ŚWIĄT BOŻEGO NARODZENIA
Ponownie stoimy przy żłóbku, w którym leży Jezus malusieńki w otoczeniu rodziców, królów, pasterzy i zwierząt. Przychodzi ponownie do nas, którzy w Niego wierzymy, w Nim pokładamy nasze nadzieje, wyznajemy naszą miłość.
Wszystkim Parafianom i tym, którzy są z nami w tych świątecznych dniach – składam najserdeczniejsze życzenia świąteczne i noworoczne.
Niech ten największy Dar, jakim obdarzył nas Bóg, iż dał nam Syna swego Jednorodzonego, będzie przyjęty przez nas wszystkich, niech przepełnia nas radością w Nowym Roku i jeszcze bardziej pobudza do służby Bogu i bliźniemu jak nigdy dotąd.
Błogosław nam wszystkim, Boże Dziecię!
ks. Edward Traczyk, S.Ch.
„Patrzymy na Narodzonego w szopie. Bo chcemy jak najwięcej, na zapas, na cały rok nagromadzić światła w naszych duszach, by nam go nie zabrakło do następnego Bożego Narodzenia.” - ks. Mieczysław Maliński
THE CHRISTMAS SEASON celebrates the birth of the Lord Jesus and the ways he manifested the presence of God among us. For the Church, only the Easter celebration of the Lord’s death and rising is more important than the Christmas season.
It is significant that the Church places the Christmas season in the context of the Feast days of the Nativity, the Epiphany and the Baptism of the Lord. The liturgies of the season call us to realize, ever – more deeply, that Jesus is true God and true man, born of Mary, but no less the beloved Son of the Father, sent for the salvation of the world. What does this mean for us today? It should assure us that God’s love for us is beyond anything that we can imagine. These special liturgical days remind us that God sent his only Son into the world. Jesus is the Son of God; and through him we are saved and made children of God. This truth is given so that we will believe in Jesus, the Son of God, and have eternal life with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Son of God is more than the child in the manger; he is the fulfillment of God’s plan of salvation. He is our hope for eternal life. The truth about Jesus that was revealed to the Apostles and handed down to us is a truth that we, too, can hold firmly in our hearts as we conclude this Christmas season: Jesus is the Son of God and our salvation. Through Jesus we are offered eternal life with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This is why we celebrate not just one day of Christmas, but many days of Christmas joy - the Christmas Season.
I ENCOURAGE ALL OUR PARISHIONERS TO GET THE MOST OUT of their holidays by truly trying to live the Christmas Season. And because Christmas is a Season and not just a day, I prayerfully wish all of you a continued joyous and blessed celebration and good health, with much happiness, and success in the New Year!
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