Announcements

Announcements for the week of January 24

posted Jan 20, 2021, 5:42 AM by Church Office

CHURCH ACTIVITES FOR THE WEEK January 24

Monday, January 25th              7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

                                                 5:45 P.M.         Monday Evening Prayer Group

                                                7:00 P.M.         Catholic Men’s Fellowship / Church

                                                7:30 P.M.         AA Meeting / Rectory

Tuesday, January 26th              7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

Wednesday, January 27th         7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

Thursday, January 28th            5:00 P.M.         Confessions

                                                 5:30 P.M.         Rosary

                                                 6:30 P.M.         Scripture Study / Church

Friday, January 29th                 7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church    

FATHER’S TALK ON VATICAN II   Father will talk on Vatican II in lieu of his Homily.  A copy of his talk will be available after Mass and on our website. 

YEAR END CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS have been prepared for those parishioners who have requested in the past.  The statements have been placed in the back of the Church for pick-up this weekend.  If you want a year-end statement, and it is not at the back of the Church, please call the Church Office.  Thank you.

BLESSING OF THROATS   The Feast of St. Blaise is Wednesday, February 3rd.  Blessing of Throats will take place during all Masses next weekend, January 30th & 31st.   

CANDLEMAS DAY FEBRUARY 2   Blessed candles will be available in the church next weekend, January 30th and 31st in celebration of the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord.  There are single candles for $2.00 or boxes of two candles for $4.00.


Announcements for the week of January 17

posted Jan 14, 2021, 4:36 AM by Church Office

CHURCH ACTIVITES FOR THE WEEK January 17

Monday, January 18th              7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

                                                 5:45 P.M.         Monday Evening Prayer Group

                                                7:00 P.M.         Adult Faith Formation / Church

Tuesday, January 19th              7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

                                                 7:00 P.M.         Knights of Columbus / Parish Hall

Wednesday, January 20th         7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

Thursday, January 21st            5:00 P.M.         Confessions

                                                 5:30 P.M.         Rosary

                                                 6:30 P.M.         Scripture Study / Church

Friday, January 22nd                7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church    

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASS   Due to Covid-19 there will be NO Religious Education Classes until the end of February.

FATHER’S TALK ON CHURCH HISTORY   Father will talk on Church History in lieu of his Homily.  A copy of his talk will be available after Mass and on our website. 

YEAR END CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS have been prepared for those parishioners who have requested in the past.  The statements have been placed in the back of the Church for pick-up this weekend.  If you want a year-end statement, and it is not at the back of the Church, please call the Church Office.  Thank you.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS will meet this Tuesday, January 19th at 7:00 P.M. in the Parish Hall. 

PIEROGIES will NOT be made and sold this Lenten Season due to the Covid restrictions.  

Announcements for the week of January 10

posted Jan 6, 2021, 9:42 AM by Church Office

CHURCH ACTIVITES FOR THE WEEK January 10

Monday, January 11th              7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

                                                 5:45 P.M.         Monday Evening Prayer Group

                                                 7:00 P.M.         Catholic Men’s Fellowship / Church

                                                 7:30 P.M.         AA Meeting / Rectory

Tuesday, January 12th              7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

Wednesday, January 13th         7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

Thursday, January 14th            5:00 P.M.         Confessions

                                                 5:30 P.M.         Rosary

                                                 6:30 P.M.         Scripture Study / Church

Friday, January 15th                 7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church    

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASS Due to Covid-19 there will be NO Religious Education Classes until the end of February. Students in Grades 10th & 11th are being asked to help undecorate the Church this Sunday following the 10:00 A.M. Mass as part of their service project for this year. Students are to meet at the front of the Church near the votive candles.  All students must wear masks. 

FATHER’S TALK ON CHURCH HISTORY   Father will talk on Church History in lieu of his Homily.  A copy of his talk will be available after Mass and on our website. 

YEAR END CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS will be prepared for those parishioners who have requested in the past.  The statements will be placed in the back of the Church for pick-up next weekend.  If you want a year-end statement, and it is not at the back of the Church, please call the Church Office.  Thank you.


Announcements for the week of January 3, 2021

posted Jan 4, 2021, 6:46 AM by Church Office

CHURCH ACTIVITES FOR THE WEEK January 3

Monday, January 4th                7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

                                                5:45 P.M.         Monday Evening Prayer Group

                                                7:00 P.M.         Adult Faith Formation / Church

Tuesday, January 5th                7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

Wednesday, January 6th           7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

Thursday, January 7th              5:00 P.M.         Confessions

                                                5:30 P.M.         Rosary

                                                6:30 P.M.         Scripture Study / Church

Friday, January 8th                   7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church   

THE STRAW AROUND THE HOLY FAMILY STATUE has been blessed by Fr. John and tradition is to take a few pieces with you and place in your car to protect you with safe travel during the coming year. Small bags of straw have been placed in a basket, please take these first before removing the straw from around the nativity.                                       

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASS Due to Covid-19 there will be no Religious Education Classes until the end of February. Students in Grades 10th & 11th are being asked to help undecorate the Church on Sunday, January 10th following the 10:00 A.M. Mass as part of their service project for this year. Students are to meet at the front of the Church near the votive candles.  All students must wear masks. 

PARISH APPRECIATION LUNCHEON will NOT be held in January because of COVID-19.  Hopefully, we will be able to have our luncheon in 2022.  We will have gifts to hand out in lieu of the luncheon.

FATHER’S TALK ON CHURCH HISTORY   Father will talk on Church History in lieu of his Homily.  A copy of his talk will be available after Mass and on our website. 

FAMILY RITUAL   Does your New Year’s resolution include coming closer to God?  As we continue through the uncertainty of our times, it is our priority as Christians to encounter Him more deeply.  Consider doing spiritual reading, alone or as a family, to learn more about your faith.  Schedule in daily prayer times and consider ways you can love and serve others better this year.  

Announcements for the week of December 27

posted Dec 23, 2020, 4:24 AM by Church Office

THANK YOU With heart felt gratitude and thanks, I truly appreciated all the many cards and gifts I received during Christmas. I am truly humbled by your thoughtfulness and generosity.  Fr. John

YMCA GIVING TREE Thank you to all parishioners who so graciously donated gifts for local children this Christmas season.  Our parishioners purchased gifts for 74 children and it was amazing to see all the packages that filled the front of the Church. 

THE STRAW AROUND THE HOLY FAMLY STATUE has been blessed by Fr. John and tradition is to take a few pieces with you and place in your car to protect you with safe travel during the coming year.  Small bags of straw have been placed in a basket, please take these and refrain from taking the loose straw.

FIRST FRIDAY MASS will be held this Friday, January 1st at 9:00 A.M. 

FIRST SATURDAY MASS will be celebrated Saturday, January 2nd at 8:00 A.M. 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES   Due to Covid-19 there will be NO Religious Education Classes until the end of February.  Students in Grades 10th & 11th are being asked to help undecorate the Church on Sunday, January 10th following the 10:00 A.M. Mass as part of their service project for this year.  Students are to meet at the front of the Church near the votive candles.  All students must wear masks.                                          

FIRST RECONCILIATION was received on Sunday, December 20th by our Second Grade CCD Class.  A heartfelt congratulations goes to these students who received the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time.  Those students include:  Logan Ecklund, Carter Petulla, Nicholas Weller and Aiden Wisniewski.                

THANK YOU Lori and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who reached out to us with gifts and/or Christmas cards in this most holy season! Thank you so much for thinking of us! May God-bless each of you with Peace and Prosperity in the New Year!       Deacon Jerry

BLOOD DRIVE   Our recent Blood Drive on Tuesday, December 15th collected 42 Units.  This represents a record for us.  We have been drawing more donors from other areas where their local drives have been cancelled.  We will be continuing our commitment to sponsor these drive with our next one planned for February 16, 2021.  Thank you to everyone who came out in support of this drive!

FALL FOOD DRIVE   The Philipsburg Community Action has expressed sincere gratitude to Ss. Peter and Paul for all the generosity in both food and monetary donations as well as the abundance of donated coats/clothing during our Fall Food Drive.   The final count was 1,062 pounds of parish-donated food!  Again, that you for your generosity.

STEWARDSHIP REFLECTIONS   Jesus, the Blessed Virgin Mary and Joseph serve as the ultimate example of true discipleship and stewardship.  They give without measure.  Christian stewards are called to “give thanks to God” as we offer our gifts in the “peace of Christ.”  We are called to offer everything we have in faith as an offering to God, in the name of the Lord Jesus.  This leads to fruits of love, trust, accountability, and generosity.  Good stewards see the evidence of God in all things, small and large.

GRATITUDE MESSAGES   The following are parishioner’s gratitude messages:

  1. God’s gift of continuous grace!!
  2. Prayers for the ones who have Covid 19.  Grateful we don’t have it.  Thankful for Fr. John and Deacon Jerry.
  3. Steve’s clean bill of health.
  4. For no one in my family getting Covid yet.
  5. God’s kindness and love.

HOW DID OUR CATHOLIC CHURCH GET TO WHERE IT IS?

Next weekend, Fr. John will be starting a series of talks about the role of the Catholic Church in today’s society.  The talks will be during each Sunday Mass in lieu of his Homily.  The talks will also be posted on our website.  Some of the topics will be:

  1. Brief History of the Catholic Church before Vatican II.
  2. Why did Vatican II take place and what was its purpose?
  3. Why were there changes in the Mass?
  4. What is our true vocation?
  5. The Dignity of the Human Person.
  6. How to get the Youth more involved with the Church?
  7. Summary of all the talks and questions and answers.

 

 

Announcements for the week of December 20

posted Dec 16, 2020, 7:24 AM by Church Office

CHURCH ACTIVITES FOR THE WEEK December 20

Monday, December 21st          7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

                                                5:45 P.M.         Monday Evening Prayer Group

                                                7:00 P.M.         Catholic Men’s Fellowship / Church

                                                7:30 P.M.         AA Meeting / Rectory

Tuesday, December 22nd         7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

Wednesday, December 23rd    7:30 A.M.         Rosary / Church

STEWARDSHIP IN FAITH Thank you for your continued support and generosity to our Parish. The collection was: Offering $3,292.00, Votive Candles $57.00, Christmas Club $188.00 and Improvement Fund $185.00.  The Tithing check for last weekend was $329.20 and was donated to the Philipsburg Holt Memorial Library.   

 FIRST CONFESSIONS will be heard by Fr. John for our Second Grade Religious Education Class this Sunday at 6:00 P.M. and parents are encouraged to attend. 

 SUNDAY MORNING CCD STUDENTS in 10th & 11th Grade are asked to meet at the front of the Church following the 10:00 A.M. Mass this Sunday to participate in their group service project of decorating the Church.  Students must wear masks. 

ADULT VOLUNTEERS FOR CHURCH DECORATING are being asked to please come to the Church around 11:15 A.M. this Sunday to assist in decorating the Church after the CCD students have brought up all the decorations.  Please wear a mask.

 CHRISTMAS WEEK SCHEDULE

      Thursday, Christmas Eve, December 24th     Masses 4:00, 6:00 and 8:00 P.M.

      Friday, Christmas Day, December 25th           Masses 8:00 and 10:00 A.M.

Christmas Day Masses are usually less crowded, if parishioners are able to attend at this time it would be greatly appreciated.  At the present time, we will not have a sign-up sheet for attending any of the Masses but everyone attending is asked to please wear a mask.

OPLATKI IS AVAILABLE for Parishioners during the Advent Season for a donation of $2.00 per packet.  The Oplatki is located on the table below the Stations of the Cross.  

Announcements for the week of December 13

posted Dec 9, 2020, 4:39 AM by Church Office

BLOOD DRIVE   The Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring a Blood Drive this Tuesday, December 15th from 1:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.  To register for the Blood Drive, please call 1-800-733-2767 or visit REDCROSSBLOOD.org.   There is no sign-up sheet in the back of the Church, they prefer you register on line or by calling the Red Cross.  Due to the Blood Drive, the Knights will not have their monthly meeting Tuesday evening.

YMCA GIVING TREE For Parishioners who took tags off of the “Giving Tree”, wrapped package(s) are due back to the Church this weekend, for distribution to the YMCA.  Please remember to mark both the NAME and NUMBER from the tags on each gift that is donated to ensure accurate distribution of the gifts.  Also, please include the tag from the tree.  Thank you.                       

LECTORS & EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS are needed for the Christmas Masses.  A sign-up sheet has been placed on the Cry Room shelf if you are able to help.

CHRISTMAS WEEK SCHEDULE

      Thursday, Christmas Eve, December 24th              Masses 4:00, 6:00 and 8:00 P.M

       Friday, Christmas Day, December 25th                   Masses 8:00 and 10:00 A.M.

Christmas Day Masses are usually less crowded, if parishioners are able to attend at this time it would be greatly appreciated.  At the present time, we will not have a sign-up sheet for attending any of the Masses but everyone attending is asked to please wear a mask. 

PENANCE SERVICE will be held this Thursday, December 17th at 7:00 P.M.  The service will be different this year in that only Confessions will be heard.  Fr. John will have several Priests here to help hear confessions.   There will be no Scripture Study.

OPLATKI IS AVAILABLE for Parishioners during the Advent Season for a donation of $2.00 per packet.  Please place your donation(s) in the basket beside the Oplatki box.  The Oplatki is located on the table below the Stations of the Cross. 

FIRST CONFESSIONS will be heard by Fr. John for our Second Grade Religious Education Class next Sunday, December 20th during regular CCD Class.  All parents are encouraged to attend.  Fr. John will also be hearing confessions on the 20th for the other Sunday Morning and Sunday Evening Classes.  

SUNDAY MORNING CCD STUDENTS in 10th and 11th Grade are asked to meet at the front of the Church following the 10:00 A.M. Mass on Sunday, December 20th to participate in their mandatory group service project of decorating the Church for Christmas.  Students must wear masks. 

ADULT VOLUNTEERS FOR CHURCH DECORATING are being asked to please come to the Church around 11:15 A.M. on Sunday, December 20th to assist in decorating the Church after the CCD students have brought all the decorations into the Church.   Please wear a mask.

PARISH APPRECIATION LUNCHEON will NOT be held in January because of COVID-19.  Hopefully, we will be able to have our luncheon in 2022.  We will have gifts to hand out in lieu of the luncheon.

 

Announcements for the week of December 6

posted Dec 3, 2020, 4:21 AM by Church Office

THE FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Holy Day of Obligation, will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 8th at 8:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M.  Although a Holy Day, the Bishop has issued a dispensation for mandatory attendance. 

BLOOD DRIVE   The Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring a Blood Drive on Tuesday, December 15th from 1:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.  To register for the Blood Drive, please call 1-800-733-2767 or visit REDCROSSBLOOD.org.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FOOD COLLECTION   The food collection for Community Action Food Pantry’s Christmas donations is ending this Sunday, December 6th.  As of December 1st, the Food Drive has collected 966 pounds of food and $515.00 in monetary donations from our Parish.  Thank you for your generosity.             

PENANCE SERVICE will be held on Thursday, December 17th at 7:00 P.M.  The service will be different this year in that only Confessions will be heard.  Fr. John will have several Priests here to help hear confessions.    

SNOW DAY AND/OR DELAYS   During the winter, Mass held on weekdays usually follows the PO School Districts cancellation and delay policy, however, due to the virus, school is not always in session so please listen to the television and if there is a winter storm warning or watch during the time of Mass, it will be cancelled.  Remember, Bishop Mark has issued a dispensation for mandatory attendance of Mass during this pandemic.                        

YMCA GIVING TREE For Parishioners who took tags off of the “Giving Tree”, please bring the wrapped package(s) back to the Church, for distribution to the YMCA, next Sunday, December 13th.  Please remember to mark both the NAME and NUMBER from the tags on each gift that is donated to ensure accurate distribution of the gifts.  Also, please include the tag from the tree.  Thank you.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS  The Knights of Columbus will be handing our “Keep Christ in Christmas” magnets at each of the entrances of the Church after all Masses this weekend for parishioners’ vehicles.    The Knights will also be handing our recruitment cards for any man of the Parish who is interested in joining our Council.  We would love to continue building this great Council within our Parish!  May we remember the true meaning of this season in our hearts. 

 

Announcements for the week of November 29

posted Nov 22, 2020, 9:19 AM by Church Office

THE FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Holy Day of Obligation, will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 8th at 8:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M.  Although a Holy Day, the Bishop has issued a dispensation for mandatory attendance. 

FOOD COLLECTION for Community Action is continuing for Christmas until next Sunday, December 6th.  Thank you for all the donations.

YMCA GIVING TREE For Parishioners who took tags off of the “Giving Tree”, please bring the wrapped package(s) back to the Church, for distribution to the YMCA, by Sunday, December 13th.  Please remember to mark both the NAME and NUMBER from the tags on each gift that is donated to ensure accurate distribution of the gifts.  Also, please include the tag from the tree.  Thank you.             

FIRST FRIDAY MASS AND ADORATION will be celebrated Friday, December 4th at 8:00 A.M.  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will take place immediately following and will end at 9:30 A.M.

FIRST SATURDAY MASS will be celebrated on Saturday, December 5th at 8:00 A.M.

BLOOD DRIVE   Mark your calendars!  The Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring a Blood Drive on Tuesday, December 15th from 1:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.  To register you can call 1-800-733-2767 or visit REDCROSSBLOOD.org.                                                 

Announcements for the week of November 22

posted Nov 18, 2020, 5:34 AM by Church Office

CHURCH ACTIVITES FOR THE WEEK November 22

Monday, November 23rd         7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

                                                5:45 P.M.         Monday Evening Prayer Group

                                                7:00 P.M.         Catholic Men’s Fellowship / Church

                                                7:30 P.M.         AA Meeting / Rectory

Tuesday, November 23rd         7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

Wednesday, November 24th    7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

THANKSGIVING DAY MASS will be celebrated at 8:00 A.M. on Wednesday morning.  There will be no Confessions, Scripture Study or Mass on Thanksgiving Day.  Those attending Mass on Wednesday morning are asked to please bring a non-perishable food item(s).  Also, there will be no Mass or Communion Service on Friday, November 27th.   Thank you for all the donations. 

FALL FOOD COLLECTION & WINTER COAT DRIVE for Community Action is continuing with the Coat Drive until next Sunday, November 29th and Food donations for Christmas until December 6th.  Hats, gloves, mittens and scarves are also appreciated.

BLOOD DIRVE   Mark your calendars!  The Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring a Blood Drive on Tuesday, December 15th from 1:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.  To register you can call 1-800-733-2767 or visit REDCROSSBLOOD.org.

YMCA GIVING TREE is up and adorned with “WISH LIST” tags for the areas underprivileged youth.  Each year, parishioners pick tags off the tree, purchase gift(s) from the wish list and bring wrapped package(s) back to the Church for distribution by the YMCA.  Each tag will have a name and number on it.  Please mark both the NAME and NUMBER on each gift that is donated to ensure accurate distribution of the gift(s).  The tree will remain on display until all the tags are gone. 

THE FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Holy Day of Obligation, will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 8th at 8:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M.

DEACON JERRY will be selling Apple Pies after all Masses this weekend for $10.00 to help the Queen of Archangels Church in Clarence with the winter up-keep of their parish.

 CHURCH OFFICE will be closed from Monday, November 23rd through Friday November 27th.  

 

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