My Dear Parishioners and Friends of St.
Jean Cardinal Danielou, in his famous
book, The Lord of History, wrote, "Sacred history is not restricted
to the contents of the Bible but is still going on; we are LIVING in
Indeed, for over
the existence of St. Peter Parish has been a living sacred
history. They have been a history of the intervention of God in the
lives of the very first founders of our parish to our present day
parishioners. Our gracious God has so often directly intervened in
the lives of thousands of our parishioners at definite points in time and
place here at St. Peter.
website will contain segments, snapshots, tidbits and memories of the life
of Christ's grace touching the souls of so many people who have counted and count themselves our friends
and parishioners. It also will be a source of information and
education for all who click on! It is my wish that this web-site
will help root us in the true path so faithfully kept for over 100 years
here at St. Peter Parish.
As Pastor, I am deeply indebted to the Good
God, His Immaculate Mother and St. Peter, our beloved Patron, for
the immeasurable blessings and graces that have been showered upon this
Parish. I am also grateful to the Franciscan Sisters of Alleghany,
the Religious Teachers Filippini, the faithful, holy pastors, priests and
deacons who have preceded me and the ever-faithful members of the Parish
who have sacrificed so much for the highest priority of God - the
salvation of souls.
What a blessing! What a gift! It
is my hope and prayer that through the intercession of the Blessed and
Mary and St. Peter our Parish will continue to flourish. During this
historic time of crisis
in the Church, may St. Peter stand as a beacon of light and truth - - a
"voice crying out in the wilderness"
for God, faith, country and family. May our prayers and the prayers
of those who have gone before us ascend like a pleasing fragrance before
God's Holy Throne in grateful thanks, praise, atonement and petition for
the Catholic family of St. Peter.
I have made the theme of my pastorate here
at St. Peter what you see in my priestly coat-of-arms: "I will most gladly spend and be spent for your souls."
May the Good God help me every day to be true to it as I continue to serve
the good people at St. Peter Parish. It is indeed my joy and
May God bless
Yours in the burning
hearts of Jesus and Mary,
Reverend Anthony J. Manuppella, KHS