Invitation to Investiture of Monsignor Peter
When: April 30, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Solem Vespers
Where: St. Peter Chanel (main church)
Celebrant: The Most Rev. Luis Rafael Zarama, Auxiliary Bishop of Atlanta
You are cordially invited to Solemn Vespers...
Thank you for visiting the St. Peter Chanel website.
I hope you will find information, answers, inspiration, hope, and a reason to visit St. Peter Chanel in person.
We are a vibrant parish with 3000 households; many ministries, activities, and programs – something for everyone. While we are a Roswell parish, we serve many areas and invite you to make this your home. If you live in the area, register and become a parishioner. If you are visiting, stop by to join us for what we do best – praise God. Be sure to introduce yourself to me after Mass.
Should you have any questions, give us a call. If we don’t know the answer, we will find it. I look forward to seeing you at Mass – say hello!
Monsignor Peter J. Rau
SPC Guest Speaker Series
"Protecting Children in an Online World - What Every Parent Must Know"
Friday, May 3, 2013 at 7pm in McNamee Hall - All are welcome and admission is free. Please read more about our speaker and RSVP...
Congratulations Bishop Talley!
The clergy, staff and the entire family of St. Peter Chanel parish in Roswell offer congratulations and the promise of continued prayers for His Excellency, the Most Reverend David Prescott Talley, M.S.W., J.C.D., newly consecrated Auxiliary Bishop of Atlanta.
Congratulations Bishop Talley!
Click on the photo to view the recorded webcast of Bishop Talley's ordination.
"I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh" (Ezekiel 36:26).
Shrines of Italy Tour
September 23 to October 3, 2013 - Join Monsignor Peter and fellow-parishioners on a tour of the Shrines of Italy. Click picture of the Basilica di San Francesco d'Assisi for more information and to reserve your spot!
- 4/12/2013: Lamb Chop and Mallory Lewis (see bulletin)
- 4/13/2013: Lamb Chop and Mallory Lewis (see bulletin)
- 4/26/2013: Catholic Business Cafe
- 4/27/2013: St. Peter Chanel Pig Roast Dinner and Dance
- 4/30/2013: Investiture of Monsignor Peter
- 5/3/2013: SPC Guest Speaker Event - Protecting Children in an Online World - What Parents Need to Know
- 6/3/2013: Annual Fundraiser Golf Tournament
In the fifth ballot, taken on the second day of the Conclave, the 115 Cardinal-electors selected Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, archbishop of Buenos Aires, to be our new pope. He chose the name Francis and will be known as Pope Francis (not Pope Francis I).
With the following words from the loggia, the new Holy Father asked for our prayers before he gave the Apostolic Blessing to those present and to us all...
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Brothers and sisters, good evening!
You know that it was the duty of the Conclave to give Rome a Bishop. It seems that my brother Cardinals have gone to the ends of the earth to get one... but here we are... I thank you for your welcome. The diocesan community of Rome now has its Bishop. Thank you!
And first of all, I would like to offer a prayer for our Bishop Emeritus, Benedict XVI. Let us pray together for him, that the Lord may bless him and that Our Lady may keep him.
And now, we take up this journey: Bishop and People. This journey of the Church of Rome which presides in charity over all the Churches. A journey of fraternity, of love, of trust among us. Let us always pray for one another. Let us pray for the whole world, that there may be a great spirit of fraternity. It is my hope for you that this journey of the Church, which we start today, and in which my Cardinal Vicar, here present, will assist me, will be fruitful for the evangelization of this most beautiful city.
And now I would like to give the blessing, but first - first I ask a favour of you: before the Bishop blesses his people, I ask you to pray to the Lord that he will bless me: the prayer of the people asking the blessing for their Bishop. Let us make, in silence, this prayer: your prayer over me.
Now I will give the Blessing to you and to the whole world, to all men and women of good will.
Brothers and sisters, I leave you now. Thank you for your welcome. Pray for me and until we meet again. We will see each other soon. Tomorrow I wish to go and pray to Our Lady, that she may watch over all of Rome. Good night and sleep well!