This Sunday, December 16, former pastor Fr. Jerry Waris will return to St. Peter’s to celebrate the 11 a.m. Mass in honor of Oscar Romero, declared a saint this past October. St. Oscar, the former archbishop of San Salvador who championed social justice in war-torn El Salvador, was assassinated in 1980 while celebrating Mass there. This Sunday’s Mass will celebrate St. Oscar’s canonization, as well as St. Peter’s 30 year sister parish relationship with San Francisco de Asis Parish in El Salvador.
Following the Mass there will be a short blessing of the candle room, which will house a small shrine to St. Oscar, and a reception in the narthex. Click here to read more on the history of our sister parish relationship.