Solemnity of the Apostles Sts. Peter and Paul

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LEFT: This statue of St. Peter is found at St. Peter Indian Mission and School in Bapchule. (Courtesy of Sr. Martha Mary Carpenter, FSCC) RIGHT: This statue outside of St. Paul Church depict the conversion of St. Paul. (Tony Gutiérrez/CATHOLIC SUN)

June 29

These Apostles share a feast as founders of the Church in Rome. By tradition both were martyred in Rome.

Their adventures are recounted in the Acts of the Apostles, and letters from them are included in the New Testament.

This painting behind the altar at St. Peter Indian Mission in Bapchule depicts Jesus Christ rescuing Peter after sinking into the water. (Courtesy of Sr. Martha Mary Carpenter, FSCC)

Peter, a Galilean fisherman chosen by Christ as one of the Twelve Apostles, became the undisputed leader of the fledgling Church after Pentecost.

St. Peter is the patron of St. Peter Native American Mission and School in Bapchule.

These stained-glass window panels at the St. Paul Parish chapel depict the life of the apostle. (Tony Gutiérrez/CATHOLIC SUN)

Paul, a Pharisee and Roman citizen who had persecuted Christians, became after his dramatic conversion the Church’s greatest missionary, its “apostle of the gentiles.”

St. Paul is patron of St. Paul Parish in Phoenix.