Announcements

Announcements for the week of April 11

posted Apr 8, 2021, 4:31 AM by Church Office

WELCOME MADELINE MAE, DUKE MICHAEL & AMELIA RYDER BAINEY  Ss. Peter and Paul warmly welcomed Madeline, Duke & Amelia Bainey, children of Kiley Hazelton Bainey into our parish family on Saturday, April 3rd.  They were baptized by Fr. John.  May God continue to bless them and their family and may Ss. Peter and Paul be a source of faithful support for their family.

WELCOME LAYNE LEANN LITTLE   Ss. Peter and Paul warmly welcomed Layne Little, daughter of Teddy and Lyndz Jo Little into our parish family on Sunday, April 4th.  Layne was baptized by Deacon Jerry.  May God continue to bless her and her family and may Ss. Peter and Paul be a source of faithful support for her family.

CHURCH ACTIVITES FOR THE WEEK April 11

Sunday, April 11th                  11:00 A.M.         Sunday Morning CCD / Grades 7-11

                                                6:00 P.M.         Sunday Evening CCD / Grades 1-6

Monday, April 12th                  7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

                                                5:45 P.M.         Monday Evening Prayer Group

                                                7:30 P.M.         AA Meeting / Rectory

Tuesday, April 13th                  7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

                                                1:00 P.M.  to    6:00 P.M. Blood Drive / Parish Hall

                                                6:30 P.M.         Altar & Rosary / Parish Hall

Wednesday, April 14th             7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

Thursday, April 15th                5:00 P.M.         Confessions

                                                5:30 P.M.         Rosary / Church

                                                6:30 P.M.         Scripture Study / Church

Friday, April 16th                     7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES will be held this Sunday, April 11th for all students.  Students will be bringing home the 2021-2022 Registration forms this weekend, please return them by Sunday, April 25th which will be the last class this year.   A questionnaire is also being sent home for parents of Elementary students regarding changing classes next year to Sunday mornings instead of Sunday evenings.  Please, return this form to your child’s teacher or to the Church Office by April 25th.  (They may be placed in the Offertory Baskets.)

BLOOD DRIVE – APRIL 13th   The Knights of Columbus will be holding a Blood Drive on Tuesday, April 13th from 1:00 to 6:30 P.M. in our Parish Hall.  You can sign-up online at redcrossblood.org or by calling 1-800-733-2767.

 ALTAR & ROSARY SOCIETY will meet this Tuesday, April 13th in the Parish Hall.  The Rosary will be prayed at 6:30 P.M. and the meeting will be at 7:00 P.M.  New members are welcome. 

Announcements the week of April 4

posted Apr 1, 2021, 4:24 AM by Church Office   [ updated Apr 1, 2021, 4:25 AM ]

CHURCH ACTIVITES FOR THE WEEK April 4

Monday, April 5th                    7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

                                                5:45 P.M.         Monday Evening Prayer Group

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

Tuesday, April 6th                    7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

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

Thursday, April 8th                  5:30 P.M.         Rosary / Church

                                                6:30 P.M.         Scripture Study / Church

Friday, April 9th                       7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church                                             

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY   Devotions April 11th from 3:00 to 4:00 P.M. here in our Church.  Devotions will include the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Veneration of Sacred Image, Praises of the Divine Mercy and the Holy Rosary.  All are invited to attend.

BLOOD DRIVE – APRIL 13th   The Knights of Columbus will be holding a Blood Drive on Tuesday, April 13th from 1:00 to 6:30 P.M. in our Parish Hall.  Sign-ups are now being offered online at redcrossblood.org or by calling 1-800-733-2767.

“40 CANS for LENT”   Thank you all for your generosity this year with you “40 Cans for Lent” donations.  Our original goal was set at 1,500 pounds but we surpassed that goal with 2,155 pounds being donated. 

FR JOHN will be taking some time off beginning after the 10:00 A.M. Easter Mass and will be returning on Saturday, April 9th.  If you need anything while Father is away, please call Laurie at the Church Office

Announcements the week of March 28

posted Apr 1, 2021, 4:23 AM by Church Office   [ updated Apr 1, 2021, 4:26 AM ]

WELCOME JOZIE RENEE SCHALL   Ss. Peter and Paul warmly welcomed Jozie Schall, daughter of John & Taylor Schall into our parish family on Saturday, March 20th.  Jozie was baptized by Fr. John following the 4:00 P.M. Mass.  May God continue to bless her and her family and may Ss. Peter & Paul be a source of faithful support for her family.

WELCOME SAWYER DREW MCCAMLEY   Ss. Peter and Paul warmly welcomed Sawyer McCamley, daughter of Kurt & Anastasia McCamley into our parish family on Saturday, March 20th.  Sawyer was baptized by Fr. John following the 4:00 P.M. Mass.  May God continue to bless her and her family and may Ss. Peter & Paul be a source of faithful support for her family.  

“40 CANS for LENT”   Cans of food may be dropped off in the back of the Church through this Thursday, April 1st.  The official goal for this year was set at 1,500 pounds and as of this past weekend we have reached that goal with 1,693 pounds being donated.  Now were are hoping to reach 2,000 pounds. Thank you for your generosity.  

Announcements for the week of March 21

posted Mar 18, 2021, 4:30 AM by Church Office

INSTRUCTIONAL MASS for all Religious Education Classes will be held this Sunday, March 21st at 6:00 P.M. with Fr. John and the 6th Grade students.  The Mass will be celebrated in lieu of the regular Classes.  All students are to come to the Church prior to 6:00 P.M. instead of going to the Parish Hall.  Anyone may attend this Mass with the students. 

LENTEN PENANCE SERVICE will be held this Thursday, March 25th at 7:00 P.M.  All CCD students have the option of attending the Penance Service or attending CCD on March 28th and having confession with Fr. John.  Sunday Morning CCD students who attend on March 28th will also be filling Easter Eggs during Class. 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS & ADORATION will be celebrated Friday evening at 7:00 P.M.  Adoration for 30 minutes will follow Stations. 

“40 CANS for LENT”   Cans of food may be dropped off in the back of the Church now through Holy Thursday.  The official goal for this year has been set at 1,500 pounds and as of this past weekend 1,369 pounds have been donated.  Thank you for your generosity. 

HOLY WEEK SIGN-UP SHEET is still on the Cry Room shelf for Altar Servers, Lectors and Eucharist Ministers to sign-up for Holy Week.   Thank you.

FUNERAL MASS FOR JULIA MOHNAL & TOM MOHNAL will be held this Friday, March 26th at 11:00 A.M. 

Announcements for the week of March 14

posted Mar 11, 2021, 6:02 AM by Church Office

“40 CANS for LENT”   Cans of food may be dropped off in the back of the Church now through Holy Thursday.  The official goal for this year has been set at 1,500 pounds and as of this past weekend 1,007 pounds have been donated.  Thank you for your generosity. 

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS will meet this Tuesday, March 16th at 7:00 P.M. in the Parish Hall. 

ALTAR & ROSARY are looking for baskets.  If anyone has any to donate, please contact Kate Coval at 342-5274

SUNDAY EVENING CCD CLASS will be held this Sunday, March 14th at 6:00 P.M.

INSTRUCTIONAL MASS for all Religious Education Classes will be held next Sunday, March 21st at 6:00 P.M. with Fr. John and the 6th Grade students.  The Mass will be celebrated in lieu of the regular Classes.  All students are to come to the Church prior to 6:00 P.M. instead of going to the Parish Hall.  Anyone may attend this Mass with the students. 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS & ADORATION will be celebrated Friday evenings during Lent at 7:00 P.M.  Adoration for 30 minutes will follow Stations. 

WELCOME CRUZ MICHAEL KOLESAR   Ss. Peter and Paul warmly welcomed Cruz Kolesar, son of Lance and Brianna Kolesar into our parish family on Saturday, March 6th.  Cruz was baptized by Fr. John following the 4:00 P.M. Mass.  May God continue to bless him and his family and may Ss Peter and Paul be a source of faithful support for his family

THANK YOU Padre John and all who pray for those on the sick list. I truly believe it was prayer that brought me through my second hospitalization.         Jack Vesnesky

Holy Week & Easter Schedules

posted Mar 4, 2021, 6:58 AM by Church Office

HOLY WEEK SIGN UP SHEET   A sign-up sheet has been placed on the Cry Room shelf for Altar Servicers, Lectors and Eucharist Ministers to sign up to serve for Holy Week.  There will be NO washing of feet this year on Holy Thursday so all Altar Servers will not be needed, only 2. 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS & ADORATION will be celebrated Friday evenings during Lent at 7:00 P.M.  Adoration for 30 minutes will follow Stations.  Due to the Covid, booklets will be provided for you and it is encouraged that you take them home and bring them back each week so that we do not have to print more. 

PENANCE SERVICE will be held on Thursday, March 25th 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.

PALM SUNDAY   Palms will be distributed on Palm Sunday at all Masses.  However, if you still have Palms from last year you can’t get any new ones this year. 

HOLY THURSDAY   Please come with your feet already washed because there will not be foot washing this year. 

GOOD FRIDAY STATIONS OF THE CROSS will be held at 7:00 P.M. where we will carry the cross around the Church and hammer nails into the cross like we do every Good Friday.  However, it is recommended that while carrying the cross you wear gloves.  If you do not have gloves, there will be some available for you in the back of the Church. 

EASTER VIGIL CANDLES   Candles will not be used this year during the Easter Vigil.  However, please bring a flashlight or use your phone.  Thank you.

HOLY WEEK & EASTER SCHEDULE

Holy Thursday, April 1st          7:00 P.M.         Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday, April 2nd             Noon               Veneration of the Cross

Good Friday, April 2nd             7:00 P.M.         Stations of the Cross

Saturday, April 3rd                   Noon               Blessing of Easter Baskets

Saturday, April 3rd                   3:00 P.M.         Confessions

Saturday, April 3rd                   4:00 P.M.         Easter Mass

Saturday, April 3rd                   7:30 P.M.         Easter Vigil

Sunday, April 4th                     8:00 A.M.        Mass

Sunday, April 5th                    10:00 A.M.       Mass

Announcements for the week of March 7

posted Mar 4, 2021, 6:58 AM by Church Office

CHURCH ACTIVITES FOR THE WEEK March 7

Sunday, March 7th                  11:00 A.M.        Sunday Morning CCD / Grades 7-11

                                                 6:00 P.M.        Sunday Evening CCD / Grades 1-6

Monday, March 8th                  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, March 9th                  7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

                                                6:30 P.M.         Rosary & Altar & Rosary / Parish Hall

                                                7:00 P.M.         Altar & Rosary / Parish Hall

Wednesday, March 10th           7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

Thursday, March 11th              5:00 P.M.         Confessions

                                                5:30 P.M.         Rosary

                                                6:30 P.M.         Scripture Study / Church

Friday, March 12th                   7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church 

                                                7:00 P.M.         Stations of the Cross / Church

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES begin again this weekend for all Students.  If you have any questions, please call Jerry Craven, DRE, regarding 7th through 11th Grade or Kristen Carter, DRE, regarding 1st through 6th Grade at the Church Office.  All students are required to wear a mask and social distancing will be followed in their classrooms.  Father John will be hearing confession for all Religious Education students on Sunday, March 28th.  First Holy Communion will be on Saturday, May 1st at 4:00 P.M. and Confirmation will be held here at our parish again this year on Tuesday, May 4th at 7:00 P.M.

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS (Spring Forward) begins next weekend.  Don’t forget to turn your clocks forward on Saturday night before going to bed.    

ALTAR & ROSARY SOCIETY will meet this Tuesday, March 9th at 7:00 P.M. in the Parish Hall.  Members and those new members wishing to join are encouraged to attend.   New ideas are always welcomed.  The Rosary will be prayed at 6:30 P.M.

 “40 CANS for LENT”   The following are ongoing items needed by the Food Bank for our “40 Cans for Lent” collection:  Soups, Juices, Rice, Cereal, Flour, Sugar, Ramen-type Noodles, Cakes Mixes, Brownie Mixes, Pie Fillings, Jello, Coffee, Tea, Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper, Macaroni & Cheese, Canned Vegetables, Mayonnaise, Miracle Whip, Ketchup, Mustard, Salad Dressings, Spices, Soda Crackers/Saltines, Powdered Hot Chocolate Mix and other Instant Drink Mixes.  Cans of food may be dropped off in the back of the Church now through Holy Thursday.  The official goal for this year has been set at 1,500 pounds and as of this past weekend 775 pounds have been donated.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS “CHANCE OF A LIFETIME”   The Knights of Columbus will be selling $5.00 “Chance of a Lifetime” tickets to benefit the Knights of Columbus Pennsylvania State Council Scholarships.  The drawing will be on April 30th and ticket holders do not need to be present to win.  There are 16 prizes with first being $15,000.   Please check posters on bulletin boards for additional information. 

GRATITUDE MESSAGES   The following are parishioner’s gratitude messages:

  1. For my gift of common sense.
  2. That my coworker feels that she can come and talk in a time of worry and concern.
  3. For my daughter and how much joy being a father brings me.
  4. Thank you Lord for Fr. John.
  5. My family.
  6. For the freedom of choice.  I can praise God and he helps me serve others.
  7. For good health for my family.
  8. For my family and their health.
  9. God’s gift of humility and opportunity to serve others.  Complete Blessing!!
  10. The gift of life and being here today.
  11. For my Church family, Fr. John & Deacon Jerry
  12. For the peace I feel when I am at Mass.  Thankful for Fr. John & Deacon Jerry.
  13. God’s gift of just the right person at just the right time – Father John!!
  14. Family, friends, my dogs and Fr. John
  15. Fr. John, Deacon Jerry, My family and blessings from Our Father.
  16. For Health.
  17. My family, my dogs, my school and God.
  18. For my grandchildren.
  19. God’s healing powers.
  20. My dog and my family.

Announcements for the week of February 28

posted Feb 24, 2021, 9:11 AM by Church Office   [ updated Feb 24, 2021, 9:12 AM ]

CHURCH ACTIVITES FOR THE WEEK February 28

Monday, March 1st                  7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

                                                5:45 P.M.         Monday Evening Prayer Group

                                                7:00 P.M.         Adult Faith Formation / Church     Tuesday, March 2nd          7:30 A.M.    Rosary / Church

Wednesday, March 3rd             7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

Thursday, March 4th                5:00 P.M.         Confessions

                                                5:30 P.M.         Rosary

                                                6:30 P.M.         Scripture Study / Church

Friday, March 5th                     7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church 

                                                7:00 P.M.         Stations of the Cross / Church                                            

STEWARDSHIP IN FAITH Thank you for your continued support and generosity to our Parish.  The collection for this past weekend was: Offering $3,593.00, Votive Candles $74.00, Christmas Club $69.00, Improvement Fund $80.00, St. Vincent Strambi $258.00 and Ash Wednesday $618.00.  The Tithing check for last weekend was $359.30 and was donated to the Little Bags of Sunshine.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS & ADORATION will be celebrated Friday evenings during Lent at 7:00 P.M.  Adoration for 30 minutes will follow Stations.  Due to the Covid, booklets will be provided for you and it is encouraged that you take them home and bring them back each week so that we do not have to print more. 

“40 CANS for LENT”   The following are ongoing items needed by the Food Bank for our “40 Cans for Lent” collection:  Soups, Juices, Rice, Cereal, Flour, Sugar, Ramen-type Noodles, Cakes Mixes, Brownie Mixes, Pie Fillings, Jello, Coffee, Tea, Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper, Macaroni & Cheese, Canned Vegetables, Mayonnaise, Miracle Whip, Ketchup, Mustard, Salad Dressings, Spices, Soda Crackers/Saltines, Powdered Hot Chocolate Mix and other Instant Drink Mixes.  Cans of food may be dropped off in the back of the Church now through Holy Thursday.  The official goal for this year has been set at 1,500 pounds and as of this past weekend 203 pounds have been donated.

BLOOD DRIVE   Thank you to all those who participated in the Knights of Columbus sponsored Blood Drive on the 16th of February.  A total of 39 units were collected. 

ALTAR & ROSARY SOCIETY will meet on Tuesday, March 9th at 7:00 P.M. in the Parish Hall.  Topics to be discussed are new member recruitment, fundraisers and other relevant topics.  Members and those new members wishing to join are encouraged to attend.   New ideas are always welcomed.  The Rosary will be prayed at 6:30 P.M.

GRATITUDE MESSAGES   The following are parishioner’s gratitude messages:

  1. That my husband & I will be getting our vaccine shots and none of our family has gotten the virus.
  2. God’s greatest gift – LOVE!!
  3. That our Church is open and we can gather in Praise of God this Lent.
  4. Wonderful grandchildren and loving Church family.
  5. The blessings of prayers from friends, in my time of need and for Fr. & Deacon Jerry.
  6. Family dogs (Luke/Trout).

Announcements for the week of February 21

posted Feb 17, 2021, 6:40 AM by Church Office

OLD PALMS   Baskets have been placed in the front and back of the Church for you to return your old Palms that will be burned for Ashes.

PRAYER FOR CATHOLIC FAMILIES BOOKLETS have been placed throughout the Church for your use in praying during this Lenten Season.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS & ADORATION will be celebrated Friday evenings during Lent at 7:00 P.M.  Adoration for 30 minutes will follow Stations.  Due to the Covid, booklets will be provided for you and it is encouraged that you take them home and bring them back each week so that we do not have to print more.  

“40 CANS for LENT”   The following are ongoing items needed by the Food Bank for our “40 Cans for Lent” collection:  Soups, Juices, Rice, Cereal, Flour, Sugar, Ramen-type Noodles, Cakes Mixes, Brownie Mixes, Pie Fillings, Jello, Coffee, Tea, Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper, Macaroni & Cheese, Canned Vegetables, Mayonnaise, Miracle Whip, Ketchup, Mustard, Salad Dressings, Spices, Soda Crackers/Saltines, Powdered Hot Chocolate Mix and other Instant Drink Mixes.  Cans of food may be dropped off in the back of the Church now through Holy Thursday.  The official goal for this year has been set at 1,500 pounds.

 THE PRAYER PROCESS BY MATTHEW KELLY 

  1. Gratitude: Begin by thanking God in a personal dialogue for whatever you are most grateful for today.
  2. Awareness: Revisit the times of the past twenty-four hours when you were and were not the-best-version-of-yourself. Talk to God about these situations and what you learned from them.
  3. Significant Moments: Identify something you experienced today and explore what God might be trying to say to you through that event (or person).
  4. Peace: Ask God to forgive you for any wrong you have committed (against yourself, another person, or Him) and to fill you with a deep and abiding peace.
  5. Freedom: Speak with God about how he is inviting you to change your life, so that you can experience the freedom to be the-best-version-of-yourself.
  6. Others: Lift up to God anyone you feel called to pray for today, asking God to bless and guide them.
  7. Finish by praying the Our Father.

Lenten Services & Activities

posted Feb 11, 2021, 4:38 AM by Church Office

In an effort to help us with our Lenten endeavors, the following are some of the activities available to all this Lent:

Prayer Services and Events

1.      Daily Mass

2.      Daily Rosary.

3.      Monday Evening Prayer Group at 5:45 P.M. / Church

4.      Adult Faith Formation on alternating Monday evenings at 7:00 P.M. / Church

5.      Men’s Fellowship on alternating Monday evenings at 7:00 P.M. / Church

6.      Scripture Study on Thursday evenings at 6:30 P.M. / Church

7.      Eucharistic Adoration on Friday mornings after Mass from 8:30-9:30 A.M.

8.      Stations of the Cross and Adoration at 7:00 P.M. on Fridays

9.      The Church will remain open all day for you to come and pray.

10.  Lenten Penance Service will be on Thursday, March 25th at 7:00 P.M.

11.  Confessions on Saturdays at 3:00 P.M. or Thursdays at 5:00 P.M.

Fasting

1.   All are encouraged to sacrifice something in your lives that prevents you from     growing closer to God.

2.   What activity can you fast from such as TV, time on the internet, playing video

      games, etc. that would give you additional time for prayer and charitable works.

3.   If you are giving up alcohol for Lent and feel you or a loved one has a problem with drugs and/or alcohol, there is a meeting                every other Monday evening at 7:30 P.M. in the Rectory.  All are welcome.

4.   Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of Fast and Abstinence from meat. We are called to abstain from meat on Fridays in             Lent.

Alms Giving

1.      “40 Cans in 40 Days” sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.  Each family is asked to donate one can of food each day during Lent.  The food will be collected and taken to the Community Action Food Bank by the Knights. 

2.      Operation Rice Bowl – containers are available throughout the Church so that each family can set aside money saved from fasting to be donated to the poor. 

 

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