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St. Peter Church and Memphis

St. Peter Catholic Church has been serving the Memphis community for the past 175 years and has a rich history of meeting the spiritual and physical needs of the people in West Tennessee. As the people of St. Peter continue their journey of faith, we are celebrating this milestone with yearlong events open to the public and want to invite you to join in this celebration!   St. Peter holds the distinguished honor of being the oldest Roman Catholic Church in West Tennessee, founded in 1840 and pastored […]

Laudato Si’

“What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up?” (160). This question is at the heart of Laudato si’ (May You be praised), the anticipated Encyclical on the care of the common home by Pope Francis. “This question does not have to do with the environment alone and in isolation; the issue cannot be approached piecemeal”. This leads us to ask ourselves about the meaning of existence and its values at the basis of social […]

Ordination to the Priesthood

Congratulations to friars Mariano D. Veliz and Francis Jose Orozco on their ordination to the priesthood on Saturday, June 20th at St. Peter Catholic Church in Memphis, Tennessee. Thank you to Fr. Paul Watkins, O.P. and friends and family for the pictures.  More pictures coming soon!

100 years of Dominican Preaching

Some of the Dominican friars in New Orleans and Deacon Joe Dardis gather with Archbishop Gregory Aymond in front of St. Anthony of Padua Church in New Orleans after the inaugural Mass on June 13th for the 100th anniversary jubilee year of the parish and school.  

Movie Review: Far from the Madding Crowd

Adapted from the 1870 Thomas Hardy novel, Far from the Madding Crowd is the story of Bathsheba Everdene, an independent Victorian-era woman pursued by three suitors.  First there is Gabriel Oak, a farmer and shepherd.  Gabriel proposes to Bathsheba early in the film.  Bathsheba likes Gabriel, but does not love him, and says she is too independent to marry him.   Soon afterward, Bathsheba inherits an estate owned by her uncle.  She moves to take charge of the estate.  Bathsheba surprises most of the workers and her neighbors […]