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

 

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.

In our community

 

Saturday Vigil:

6:00 PM (Polish)

 

Sunday Masses

9:00 AM (English)

11:00 AM (Polish)

 

Sacrament of Reconciliation
before Mass.

 

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

“We are never on vacation from our faith."

“Let us all remember this: one cannot proclaim the Gospel of Jesus without the tangible witness of one’s life. Those who listen to us and observe us must be able to see in our actions what they hear from our lips, and so give glory to God! I am thinking now of some advice that Saint Francis of Assisi gave his brothers: preach the Gospel and, if necessary, use words. Preaching with your life, with your witness.”  - Pope Francis

 

The Prayer of Praise

Jesus didn’t promise to change the circumstances around us, but He did promise great peace and pure joy to those who would learn to believe that God actually controls all things. The very act of praise releases the power of God into a set of circumstances and enables God to change them if this is His design. Very often it is our attitudes that hinder the solution of a problem. God is sovereign and could certainly cut across our wrong thought patterns and attitudes. But His perfect plan is to bring each of us into fellowship and communion with Him, and so He allows circumstances and incidents which will bring our wrong attitudes to our attention. The prayer of praise is the highest form of communication with God, and one that always releases a great deal of power into our lives. Praising Him is not something we do because we feel good; rather it is an act of obedience. Often the prayer of praise is done in sheer teeth-gritting willpower; yet when we persist in it, somehow the power of God is released into us and into the situation. At first in a trickle perhaps, but later in a growing stream that finally floods us and washes away the old hurts and scars.

 

 

AUGUST 15, 2014: THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY - SOLEMNITY

*Holy day of obligation.*  Mass at 6:00pm in English and 7:30pm in Polish.

Mary’s assumption into heaven was not only a triumph for Mary, but a triumph for all humanity.

If we follow her example and place ourselves under the mantle of her protection, we are not likely to wander far from Christ.

 

AUGUST 26: FEAST OF OUR LADY OF CZĘSTOCHOWA

The Black Madonna is a painting of the Madonna and Christ Child which legend states was painted by St. Luke the Evangelist.  This same legend states that that when St. Helen went to Jerusalem to search for the true cross in 326 AD, she happened upon this portrait of Our Lady. She gave it to her son, Constantine, who had a shrine built to house it. In a critical battle with the Saracens, the portrait was displayed from the walls of Constantinople and the Saracens were subsequently routed. The portrait was credited with saving the city.  In the fourteenth century, it was transferred to the Mount of Light (Jasna Gora) in Poland in response to a request made in a dream of Prince Ladislaus of Opola. Later, in 1655, Poland was almost entirely overrun by the forces of Sweden's King Charles X. Only the area around the monastery remained unconquered. Mary protected Poland many times thereafter… The Lady of Czestochowa is the symbol of Polish national unity and was crowned Queen of Poland. The King of Poland placed the country under the protection of the Blessed Mother.   

 

 

SUMMER PARISH STEWARDSHIP

During the summer, patterns of church attendance change. Please remember that the Parish operates year round, and don’t forget that your weekly offering is always very important to keep normal operations steady – lights, air conditioning, and maintenance. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

My Summer Blessing

Walk along beside me, Jesus, as I begin the months of summer. As I work, play, enjoy family time and friendships, may I hear Your voice within me, guiding me toward all that is right and good. Give me faith in Your presence, knowing that You walk beside me in everything I do. Gracious and loving Jesus, thank You for the gift of summer. May the warmth of its sun and the beauty of its light remind me daily of Your love for me. Amen.

 

15 SIERPNIA UROCZYSTOŚĆ WNIEBOWZIĘCIA NAJŚWIĘTSZEJ MARYI PANNY

6:00pm English; 7:30pm Polish

W uroczystość Wniebowzięcia w radosnym uniesieniu ducha kontemplujemy i przybliżamy w liturgicznym obrzędzie chwalebne zakończenie ziemskiego życia Najświętszej Maryi Panny. Cicha i pokorna Służebnica Pana, Matka Boga i Pana naszego Jezusa Chrystusa ukazuje się oczom naszej duszy jako wzięta z duszą i ciałem do nieba, to znaczy w nie znany nam stan chwalebnego istnienia uwielbionego człowieczeństwa Jej Syna. Tryumfuje, podobnie jak Jej Syn i Jego mocą, nad śmiercią. Kościół zaś, który uroczyście celebruje fakt Wniebowzięcia, uwielbia w niej potężną Wspomożycielkę, Matkę i Królową. Wspominamy Jej odejście, ale bez cienia smutku. Odeszła bowiem, lecz nie zerwała więzi z ziemią. Odeszła widzialnie, by pozostać niewidzialnie; by być ze wszystkimi i dla wszystkich. Matka Najświętsza w dzień Jej Wniebowstąpienia, staje przed oczyma naszej duszy jako źródło nadziei. Nadziei co do naszego, kiedyś, zmartwychwstania i osiągnięcia nieba. Przypomina Wniebowzięta, że jesteśmy powołani do nieba, bo Chrystus przygotował nam miejsce „w domu Ojca „. Nie wolno nam zatem zamykać naszego serca, pragnień i dążeń w ramach świata doczesnego.

 

 

26 sierpnia – Najświętszej Maryi Panny Częstochowskiej

Uroczystość Matki Boskiej Częstochowskiej jest okazją do wyrażenia naszej Niebieskiej Pani, Królowej i Matce najgłębszego uwielbienia i szczerej wdzięczności za opiekę, niekiedy cudowną, nad nami indywidualnie i nad naszym narodem. Jest także okazją do prośby o dalszą szczególną opiekę. My, Polacy, doświadczyliśmy w ciągu całych naszych tysiącletnich dziejów i ciągle doświadczamy Jej szczególnej opieki i pomocy. Tron swej łaski dla naszego narodu ustanowiła w Częstochowie. Na Jasnej Górze spełniają się, jakby słowa proroka Izajasza… „Wszystkie narody do niej popłyną, mnogie ludy pójdą i rzekną: Chodźcie, wstąpmy na Górę Pana do świątyni Boga Jakuba. Niech nas nauczy dróg swoich.”

Prosimy o dalszą opiekę. Módlmy się do Niej słowami poety:

O Ty, której obraz widać w każdej polskiej chacie

I w kościołach, i w sklepiku, i w pysznej komnacie

Która perły masz od królów, złoto od rycerzy,

W którą wierzy nawet taki, który w nic nie wierzy,

Która widzisz z nas każdego cudnymi oczami,

Matko Boska Częstochowska zmiłuj się nad nami!

I weź wszystkich, którzy cierpiąc patrzą w Twoją stronę,

Matko Boska Częstochowska, pod Twoją obronę.     

-- J. Lechoń

 

 

LETNIE WSPOMAGANIE PARAFII

Miesiące letnie przynoszą wiele zmian, nawet w naszym “chodzeniu do kościoła”. Chciejmy mieć w świadomości, że kościół/parafia w tym okresie kiedy nas nie ma, istnieje, działa, a z tym związane są wydatki aby utrzymać to wszystko, co pozwala nam mieć to miejsce które nazywamy naszą      parafią. Niedzielna ofiara każdego z nas to nam zapewnia i zabezpiecza.Bóg zapłać!

Our Lady of Czestochowa

Queen of Poland

CELEBRATING MARY

OUR MOTHER

The month of August is dedicated to The Immaculate Heart of Mary. The entire month falls within the liturgical season of Ordinary Time, which is represented by the liturgical color green. This symbol of hope is the color of the sprouting seed and arouses in the faithful the hope of reaping the eternal harvest of heaven, especially the hope of a glorious resurrection.

 

 

ST. PETER SUMMER VACATION BIBLE

SCHOOL 2014

All ages are welcome to attend St. Peter’s Vacation  Bible School on August 3, 10, 17, and 24; the meetings will be held after Mass in the cafeteria and will feature door     prizes. Bring your Bible to each class. We’ll see you there!

“I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man. All the good from The Savior of the world is communicated to us through this Book.” ― Abraham Lincoln