ST. PETER THE APOSTLE CATHOLIC CHURCH

© 2014  Rev. E. Traczyk, S.Ch.

2907 Woodall Rodgers Fwy
Dallas, Texas 75204
214.855.1384

Services

Welcome! Witamy!

Weekday Masses

Monday - Friday:   7:00 PM

 

Saturday Vigil: 6:00 PM (Polish)

 

Sunday Masses

9:00 AM (English)     11:00 AM (Polish)

 

Sacrament of Reconciliation before Mass.

 

Private adoration of the Blessed Sacrament one hour before each weekday Mass.

 

Stations of the Cross every Friday of Lent

6:30pm English       7:30pm Polish

 

Lamentation (Gorzkie Żale)

after 11:00am Sunday Mass during Lent

 

REKOLEKCJE WIELKOPOSTNE

21-29 Marca

Ks. Bp. Dr. Stanisław Stefanek, S.Ch.

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.

In our community

The First Catholic Church for African-Americans in Dallas, est. 1905.
Centrum duszpasterstwa w języku polskim w Dallas od 1986 roku.

LENT 2015

From the Ceremonial of Bishops, 249:

“The annual observance of Lent is the special season for the ascent to the holy mountain of Easter. Through its twofold theme of repentance and baptism, the season of Lent disposes both the catechumens and the faithful to celebrate the paschal mystery. Catechumens are led to the sacraments of initiation by means of the rite of election, the scrutinies, and catechesis. The faithful, listening more intently to the word of God and devoting themselves to prayer, are prepared through a spirit of repentance to renew their baptismal promises.”

 

POINTS TO PONDER

* What will I do this Lent as an outward sign of my repentance?

* What would I like to accomplish spiritually over the next six weeks?

* What is one thing I will do daily during this Lenten season?

 

THE BIG THREE

(Matthew 6: 3-4, 6, 17-18)

We aren’t just spiritual beings, We are also physical entities, and the way to the soul is through the body. That’s why Lenten discipline has historically centered on the “Big Three” of Fasting, Almsgiving, and Prayer.

FASTING is not just a spiritual diet. By denying our bodies, our physical hunger reminds us of the hunger of our souls for God, our longing for a deeper relationship with Our Lord

ALMSGIVING teaches us to separate ourselves from material possessions. By freely giving of our money and possessions, we learn to trust the Lord more deeply for our own daily needs.

PRAYER during Lent is a way to stir up our love and ardor by having a deepening conversation with the Almighty. Remember that the light of God’s love shines more brightly in the darkness of the recognition of our own sinfulness.

 

CRS RICE BOWL is the faith-in-action Lenten program of Catholic Relief Services. It calls us to experience Lent through prayer, fasting, and sacrificial giving as we follow Jesus’ call to be in solidarity with the poor and vulnerable. To learn more, visit crsricebowl.org.

 

WIELKI POST 2015

„Domine libera me a me ipso”

(„Panie uwolnij mnie od mnie samego” - św. Augustyn).

To znaczy: wykorzeń ze mnie to, co mnie od Ciebie oddala, co wyziębia i ostudza moją do Ciebie miłość, a napełnij mnie pełnym zrozumieniem tego, co niesie ze sobą autentyczna i ochotna praca nad udoskonaleniem swojego wnętrza. Ona musi i powinna być szczególnie we Wielkim Poście pierwszym i naczelnym obowiązkiem mojego chrześcijańskiego i ofiarnego życia.

 

Niechaj w ciągu tych czterdziestu dni starczy nam czasu, aby rozważyć cenę miłości jaką zapłacił Jezus Chrystus za mnie i za ciebie. Piątkowa Droga Krzyżowa (7:30) niech będzie nam w tym pomocą.

Gorzkie Żale po Mszy św. w niedziele Wielkiego Postu. To popularne nabożeństwo wielkopostne pochodzi z początków XVIII w - po raz pierwszy odprawiono je w 1707 r. Jego tekst zachował oryginalne, staropolskie brzmienie. Struktura tego nabożeństwa opiera się na strukturze dawnej Jutrzni. W roku 2007 obchodzony był jubileusz 300 lecia powstania tego nabożeństwa.  

 

Jałmużna, post, modlitwa - droga ku pełni życia

Jałmużna: zaproszenie do wspólnoty…

Post: zaproszenie do przyjaźni z Bogiem…

Modlitwa: zaproszenie do ufności…

 

 

RICE BOWL – „MISECZKA RYŻU”

Jedna z form “jałmużny postnej”. Zaoszczędzone każdego dnia drobne monety można składać do specjalnych skarbonek (wystawione w przedsionku kościoła). Dochód z tej akcji przeznaczony na pomoc głodującym.

 

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2015: Year of Consecrated Life

For information, click here.

 

2015: Rok Życia Konsekrowanego

Więcej informacji na ekai.

 

 

Our Faith, Our Future: A Call to Action

 

Last year, St. Peter’s joined other parishes within the Dallas Diocese in this „amazing adventure” (as Bp. Farrell stated). I hope that we are all aware of our pledges and responsibilities concerning this capital campaign. Let us fulfill our commitment this year to our Catholic family here in North Texas. Your generosity will keep the Diocesan Church and our parish alive!

 

W ubiegłym roku nasza Parafia przystąpiła do diecezjalnej akcji, którą biskup Farrell nazwał „niesamowitą przygodą”. Mam nadzieje, że my wszyscy, którzy podjęliśmy i złożyli nasze zobowiązania, jesteśmy w dalszym ciągu tego świadomi. Wypełnijmy w tym roku to, co przyrzekliśmy naszemu Kościołowi Diecezjalnemu i naszej parafii. Bóg zapłać za wsparcie.

LENT 2015