Thanksgiving Letter From The Pastor

Dear Parishioners,
It has been so good to return to the parish on a part-time basis, and I am pleased to report that recovery from my injury goes well — physical therapy has finally started! I am so grateful for the many cards and messages I received during the past two months, and for the warm welcome upon my return.

I am grateful to Fathers Valan, Joseph, and Kelly for assuming additional pastoral duties while I was gone. I am also appreciative of those on the parish staff who have labored “above and beyond” to open our new church and to continue to make needed improvements! It has been good to hear so many positive comments about our new church from those in attendance. Please know that the work continues to bring the sound system and all else up to the standard we were promised and expect.

It is with pleasure that I can finally announce that Mass will return to St. Peter’s Mission on the First Sunday of Advent – November 28th at 9:30. If attendance warrants, we will consider adding a Saturday Vigil Mass in the future. As we have prepared for the re-opening of St. Peter’s, we have discovered serious roof leaks from the recent nor’easter. Although the building is only 15 years old, there have been many times in recent years that costly roof repairs have been needed, so we are in the process of getting estimates for a new roof.

This weekend as we gather to celebrate the Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, may we remember that Jesus, the greatest of Kings was at the same time the humblest of Kings – the perfect model of servant leadership to which we are all called. When we gather with our family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving Day, may we remember to take time to reflect on the blessings God has put in our lives and GIVE THANKS! And as we approach Advent and prepare for Christmas, may we direct our lives to serving the King of Kings, and thus to serving others. May we truly increase our longing for Christ!

Very best regards,
Rev. Msgr. Michael R. Houle, E.V.
Pastor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emmet Cahill’s Christmas in Ireland

EMMET CAHILL’S CHRISTMAS IN IRELAND AT ST. PAUL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, JACKSONVILLE BEACH – DECEMBER 1, 2021

 Emmet Cahill, “Ireland’s most exciting young tenor” will be returning to St. Paul’s Catholic Church at 523 Pablo Avenue in Jacksonville Beach on Wednesday, December 1, 2021.  A Meet & Greet will take place at 6:30 p.m., followed by a concert entitled “Christmas in Ireland” at 7:45 p.m.  The Meet & Greet plus concert costs $50 and the concert alone is $35.  Tickets are available at emmetcahill.com or at the St. Paul’s Catholic Church office at 224 Fifth Street North in Jacksonville Beach.  Contact Renee Favo, St. Paul’s Music Director at 904/322-9317 for more information.

Emmet Cahill has performed in St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, made a sold-out debut at New York’s Carnegie Hall, and debuted at #1 on the Billboard World Music Charts after his Irish album was released by Sony Music USA.  He has performed in over 80 cities in North America.

In 2011, Emmet was chosen as lead singer with the hugely popular Irish music phenomenon, Celtic Thunder.  He has performed over 350 shows with the group, including 10 PBS television specials.  In 2018, Celtic Thunder was recognized for over 2.5 million worldwide album and DVD sales.

Emmet brings such beauty through his vocal gifts and touching connection through his stories, all while sharing the Celtic traditions and musical treasures of his home in Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland.

 

 

 

 

St. Peter’s Mission Re-Opens

It is with pleasure that we can finally announce that Mass will return to St. Peter’s Mission on the First Sunday of Advent – November 28th at 9:30. If attendance warrants, we will consider adding a Saturday Vigil Mass in the future.

960 Girvin Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32225