January 18 and 25, 12:10 p.m.
St. Peter and St. Paul were the two foremost apostles of the early church. Their deaths are commemorated together on June 25. In January, two special feast days mark the central moment in each apostle’s faith journey. January 18 is the Feast of the Confession of St. Peter, when Peter confessed to Jesus, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God!” January 25 is the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, when Paul had a vision of the risen Jesus and was transformed from a persecutor of the church to a disciple. The period between the two feasts is kept as the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, when we pray for reconciliation of all the differences that divide the various branches of Christ’s Body, the Church.
We’ll celebrate the Holy Eucharist at 12:10 p.m. on January 18, the Confession of St. Peter, and January 25, the Conversion of St. Paul. All are welcome.