Meatloaf, roasted potatoes and more than a dozen varieties of salad fill a buffet table at St. Peter Parish’s Wednesday lunch. (Kristen Hannum/Catholic Sentinel)
Meatloaf, roasted potatoes and more than a dozen varieties of salad fill a buffet table at St. Peter Parish’s Wednesday lunch. (Kristen Hannum/Catholic Sentinel)

Regarding “A new golden rule for seniors,” Nov. 15, Page 1:

I liked how you talked about the importance of keeping busy to help with the emotional and physical challenges that age brings. I was happy to see that at the parish level, as is the case at St. Peter Parish in Southeast Portland, seniors do just that.

However, I was disappointed that the spiritual part of the ministry was not mentioned. The heart of this ministry at St. Peter is the celebration of the holy Eucharist at 11:30 a.m. Our seniors look forward to the celebration of the Mass before the social takes place. The spiritual well-being of our seniors is our goal as a ministry, followed by the emotional and the physical. The pictures of the social were beautiful. I wish there had been pictures during the celebration of the holy Eucharist.

Fr. Raúl Márquez

Pastor, St. Peter Parish

Southeast Portland