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Saint Peter The Apostle Catholic Church

Serving Lake Gaston
Lake Gaston

Lake Gaston Church Ministries

Mass Schedule
  • Saturday: 5:30 PM
  • Sunday: 8:00 AM
  • Weekdays:
    • Tuesday - Friday: 9:00 AM
  • Holy Days as announced
  • Wednesday: After 9:00am Mass
  • Thursday: After 9:00am Mass
  • First Saturday of the Month at 4:30pm
  • By Appointment
Adoration / Benediction / Rosary
  • First Thursday of each month, after 9:00am Mass
Ministry To The Sick
  • Anointing of the sick on request

Fifth Sunday of Easter - May 19, 2019

To Read / Print the Bulletin for 5/19/2019... Click Here

Focusing on the Gospel

Key words and phrases: new commandment, Son of Man glorified, God is glorified, As I have loved you... love one another

To the point: Jesus’ new commandment is "As I have loved you, so you also should love one another." The nature of our love as disciples is specific, singular, incomparable: we are to love to the extent and in the manner Jesus loved. Our love is to be the self-sacrificing love of Jesus. It is this kind of love which brings Jesus glory. It is this kind of love which brings God glory. It is this kind of love which enables us to share in that same glory.

To the Second Reading: When we live Jesus' new commandment of love, the results are dramatic: "a new heaven and a new earth," "new Jerusalem," indeed, "all things new"

To Experience: We are keen on underscoring obligation—we must "love one another." This is only possible because of the power and grace which come from our first being loved by God.