WHEN YOU VISIT
VISITING A NEW CHURCH CAN BE INTIMIDATING
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR? WHERE DO I PARK? WHERE DO MY KIDS GO?
We understand the many thoughts that can come from visiting a new church, so we want you to feel completely comfortable when you visit. Below are some frequently asked questions. If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to contact us or talk with an usher when you visit. If you want more information on Mass etiquette, please click HERE.
WHEN ARE SERVICES?
Saturday Vigil: 5:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am, 11:00am, 2:00pm (St. Elizabeth Ann Seton), 5:00pm (Hispanic Mass)
Thursday: No Liturgy
1st Saturday: 9:00am
WHEN IS CONFESSION AVAILABLE?
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is typically offered before or after Mass, with additional times available in Lent and Advent. Confessions are also available by appointment.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
We want you to feel comfortable. After all, we are thrilled that you're joining us and want you to be more focused on the service than what you're wearing. In the summertime, it's not uncommon to see people wearing sandals, shorts, and a shirt. Others prefer to still put on their "Sunday best," and that's fine too! However, we do request that shorts be of a conservative length (no “short-shorts”) and that in general, clothing be respectable and conservative.
HOW DO I GET THERE?
St. Peter's Catholic Church is located at 200 Lafayette Parkway, LaGrange, GA. Here is a map.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is located at 2904 Judson Bulloch Road, Warm Springs, GA.
WHERE SHOULD I PARK?
During this time, because of the pandemic, we are requesting you enter the main sanctuary doors, therefore parking in the main lot is recommended. The side entrance on Morgan Street is reserved for the elderly and handicapped.
I'M NOT CATHOLIC... HOW WILL I KNOW WHEN TO SIT, STAND AND KNEEL?
There’s no need to be self-conscious about the postures and responses used during worship. Most visitors just follow the lead of the our parishioners.
I'M NOT CATHOLIC... IS IT OKAY FOR ME TO PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNION?
Communion, or The Eucharist, is the most intimate expression of our faith. Catholics believe that the host is literally the body of Christ, transformed from bread by the priest presiding over the service. Most evangelicals think of Communion as symbolic, so it makes sense that they are not as strict about having the right relationship to it as Catholics and Orthodox Christians who believe it is a sacrament and the true presence of Christ. So, if you are not Catholic, we ask that you not receive communion. However, those not receiving the Body of Christ and Precious blood are invited to come forward with their hands crossed over their chests for a special blessing.
AM I EXPECTED TO PUT MONEY IN THE OFFERING?
If you are visiting with us, we don't expect you to put money in the offering, and you are welcome to just let it pass you by. If you consider our parish your church home, we'd love for you to prayerfully consider giving to our parish on a weekly basis. You can give by check or cash during the service, or you can sign up for online giving here.
I HAVE A HEARING PROBLEM, IS THERE ANY SPECIAL ASSISTANCE?
Yes, we have an assisted listening device. To use this system, download the "Listen Everywhere" App to your smart phone.
HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER OF ST. PETER'S
If you are new to St. Peter's or St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Mission Church and want to become a member, please click St. Peter's or St. Elizabeth to fill out a membership form and bring it back to the office