One of a priest’s greatest blessings is to be able to enter into the homes of their parishioners. And here at St. Peter Catholic Church, the opportunity to gather together in the intimate setting of the home with a priest will be offered through a new ministry called Fireside Chats.
“Fireside Chats are family-based, informal gatherings, in order to have faith-based discussions on relevant topics within the Catholic Church,” says Fr. Brian Wirth, Assistant Pastor. “They are a great time for faith and fellowship with a priest.”
Beginning this summer, parishioners can request to have a priest come to their homes. Due to the size of St. Peter Catholic Church, and the desire to reach as many parishioners as possible, families are encouraged to invite other friends and families over as well. Together they can join in community, fellowship, and spiritual talks with the priest. These visits will include time for Q&A, discussion, reflection, and prayer.
“The goal of Fireside Chats is to enable our St. Peter Parish family to enter into a deeper relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, through the personal setting of the home,” Fr. Wirth says. “In turn, these events will allow priests and laity alike to get to know each other on a personal level. Just as Christ celebrated the Last Supper with the Twelve Apostles in the Upper Room, Fireside Chats are a wonderful opportunity to be able to spend time with each other for the sake of physical and spiritual nourishment, to be fed by the Word of God and the teachings of the Church.”
There are no specific topics that are planned to be discussed, as the interest could change with each unique gathering. If there are certain themes or topics you would be interested to discuss, please let the priests know.
Anything Catholic is open for discussion. If parents/couples would like a Fireside Chat that is intended for adults only, that is an option as well. The dates for the Fireside Chats will vary, due to different schedules between the priests and requesting families.
To schedule a Fireside Chat, reach out to Fr. Wirth at 402-874-0016 or Fr. Brian-Wirth@cdolinc.net. You can also call the parish office at 402-423-1239.