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Announcements for the week of June 27

posted Jun 24, 2021, 4:43 AM by Church Office

CHURCH ACTIVITES FOR THE WEEK June 27

Monday, June 28th                   7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

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

                                                7:30 P.M.         AA Meeting / Rectory

Tuesday, June 29th                   7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

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

Thursday, July 1st                    5:00 P.M.         Confessions

                                                5:30 P.M.         Rosary / Church

                                                6:30 P.M.         Scripture Study-Faith Formation / Rectory

Friday, July 2nd                        7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

IMPROVEMENT FUND CAMPAIGN   As of last Sunday, June 20th, we have received $18,205 towards our Improvement Fund Campaign of $30,000.  Your generosity and support are greatly appreciated.

SECOND COLLECTION / PETER’S PENCE will be taken at all Masses this weekend.  This collection provides Pope Francis with the funds he needs to carry out his charitable works around the world.  Please be generous.

CATHOLIC MEN’S FELLOWSHIP will not be held this Monday, June 28th.  Deacon Jerry and Brian Yurky will be away at the Deaconate Retreat.

MASS will be held on Wednesday morning, June 30th instead of Communion Service.

FIRST FRIDAY MASS AND ADORATION will be held this Friday, July 2nd 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 will be celebrated Saturday, July 3rd at 8:00 A.M.

CHURCH HISTORY   Fr. John and Julie Houston are going to be working on putting together a “Church History” book for our parish.   If you have any records, pictures, stories, etc. about our parish that you would like to have included in this book, please contact Fr. John or drop items off at the Church Office.  We will make copies of any items and return the originals to you. 

ALTOONA CURVE BASEBALL / 3rd BASE PICNIC AREA   An evening out at the Altoona Curve is being planned for Sunday, August 1st at 6:00 P.M.  We have reserved the 3rd Base Picnic Area which will seat 50 people.  A sign-up sheet, to see if we have enough interest in attending this game, has been placed on the Cry Room shelf.  Cost per ticket will be $8.00.  You do not have to pay at this time, we are just looking to see if there is enough that will attend.  When we attended two years ago, a great time of fellowship and fun was had by all.  You must provide your own transportation. 

FALL FEST   Plans for Fall Fest on Sunday, October 24th are starting and parishioners are being asked to help make this event a success.  This will be an event that will help bring the parish closer together, allows us to show our hospitality to others and to raise money for our Parish Improvement Campaign.  There will be many ways that you and your family can make this day a great success:  Donate baskets to be raffled, donate gift cards, sell raffle tickets and donate your time to help setup, cleanup or work during the day.  Please mark your calendars now for a day of fun and fellowship and watch the bulletin for more information. 

SUMMER READING SUGGESTIONS FROM FR. JOHN 

All these books are available on the top shelf of the book case in the front of the church 

1)     Man’s Search for Ultimate Meaning by Victor Frank

       Helps you to discover your purpose in life 

2)     St. Augustine Confessions by St. Augustine

      His Spiritual Journey that leads him to Christ

3)     The Seven Story Mountain by Thomas Merton

      His search for faith and peace in his life

4)     The Holy Longing by Ronald Rolheiser

      The Search for Christian Spirituality

5)     Catholicism by Bishop Robert Barron

      The complete guide to our Catholic Faith and its rich heritage

6)     Perfectly Yourself by Matthew Kelly

      Discovering God’s dream for you and how to be the best version of yourself

7)     The Last Things by Regis Martin

      Teachings on Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell

8)     Life is Worth Living by Bishop Fulton Sheen

      Is life worth living or is it dull and monotonous?

9)     Rome Sweet Home by Scott and Kimberly Hahn

      Protestants that discovered the beauty of the Catholic Faith

10) Saint John Neumann, His Writings and Spirituality

      Great life lessons of being a true Disciple of Christ

Please sign out each book and return it to the place where you found it on the top shelf.  Enjoy!!!

 

Announcements for the week of June 20

posted Jun 16, 2021, 5:35 AM by Church Office

CHURCH ACTIVITES FOR THE WEEK June 20

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

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

                                                 7:30 P.M.        AA Meeting / Rectory

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

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

Thursday, June 24th                 5:00 P.M.         Confessions

                                                5:30 P.M.         Rosary / Church

                                                6:30 P.M.         Scripture Study-Faith Formation / Rectory

Friday, June 25th                      7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

IMPROVEMENT FUND CAMPAIGN   As of last Sunday, June 13th, we have received $17,155 towards our Improvement Fund Campaign of $30,000.  Your generosity and support are greatly appreciated.

SECOND COLLECTION / PETER’S PENCE will be taken at all Masses next weekend, June 26th & 27th.  This collection provides Pope Francis with the funds he needs to carry out his charitable works around the world.  Please be generous.

INSPIRING QUOTES   Beginning with this weekend’s bulletin, we will be removing the Mission Statement from the front of the bulletin for the summer and replacing it with “Inspiring Quotes” for you.  Please check these out each week.

PARKING LOT SEALING   Depending on the weather, the sealing of our Church parking lot will be happening this week beginning Monday with the patching of all the cracks.   Morning Masses and Communion service will be held as usual but please watch when pulling into the Church, different entrance and parking may take place.

BLOOD DRIVE   The Blood Drive that was held here last Tuesday, June 15th was a great success.  There were 29 united collected.  Thank you to all our parishioners who donated at this event and special thank you to George Patrick for helping to coordinate this event.  

 ELEMENTARY DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION   We are presently looking for an Elementary DRE.  This is a paid position of $20 per hour.  If you are interested or have questions about the position, please contact Fr. John by email (FrJohnGibbons@gmail.com) or by cell phone (814-935-3349).

MONDAY EVENING PRAYER GROUP   “Whatsoever you shall ask the father in My name, that will I do” (John 14:13).  Come one, Come all!!  The Ss. Peter & Paul Prayer Group is inviting anyone who would like to come and join in the Monday evening prayers at 5:45 P.M. in the Church.  Prayer throughout the day and week is a great way to build your relationship with our Lord!  Don’t be shy!  We would love to see you!

ALTOONA CURVE BASEBALL / 3rd BASE PICNIC AREA   An evening out at the Altoona Curve is being planned for Sunday, August 1st at 6:00 P.M.  We have reserved the 3rd Base Picnic Area which will seat 50 people.  A sign-up sheet, to see if we have enough interest in attending this game, has been placed on the Cry Room shelf.  Cost per ticket will be $8.00.  You do not have to pay at this time, we are just looking to see if there is enough that will attend.  When we attended two years ago, a great time of fellowship and fun was had by all.  You must provide your own transportation. 

GRATITUDE MESSAGES   The following are parishioner’s gratitude messages:

  1. For being given the gift of being able to help people in need, for knowing what they need.
  2. For the ability to read.
  3. For the patience and love of God in helping me find my way back to the faith that makes me a stronger Christian, who loves and helps God’s children.
  4. For the gift of life. 
  5. For my many skills.

Announcements for the week of June 13

posted Jun 9, 2021, 8:38 AM by Church Office

CHURCH ACTIVITES FOR THE WEEK June 13

Monday, June 14th                   7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

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

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

Tuesday, June 15th                   7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

Wednesday, June 16th             7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

Thursday, June 17th                 5:00 P.M.         Confessions

                                                5:30 P.M.         Rosary / Church

                                                6:30 P.M.         Scripture Study-Faith Formation / Rectory

Friday, June 18th                      7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

IMPROVEMENT FUND CAMPAIGN   As of last Sunday, June 6th, we have received $16,418 towards our Improvement Fund Campaign of $30,000.  Your generosity and support are greatly appreciated.

BLOOD DRIVE   The Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring an American Red Cross Community Blood Drive this Tuesday, June 15th from 1:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. in our Parish Hall.  Please call 1-800-733-2767 or visit REDCROSSBLOOD.org to schedule an appointment. 

WELCOME REIGHAN BRIANNE SWEENEY   Ss. Peter and Paul warmly welcomed Reighan Sweeney, daughter of Brian & Kelsey Sweeney into our parish family on Sunday, June 6th.  Reighan was baptized by Fr. John following the 10:00 A.M. Mass.  May God continue to bless her and her family and may Ss. Peter and Paul be a source of faithful support for her family.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS will not meet this Tuesday, June 15th due to the Blood Drive, however the meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, June 16th at 7:00 P.M. in the Parish Hall.

 ELEMENTARY DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION   We are presently looking for an Elementary DRE.  This is a paid position of $20 per hour.  If you are interested or have questions about the position, please contact Fr. John by email (FrJohnGibbons@gmail.com) or by cell phone (814-935-3349).

PARKING LOT SEALING   The tentative schedule for sealing the Church parking lot will be the week of June 21st, depending on the weather.  This will be done Monday through Friday and will not interfere with weekend Masses and we hope to have our normal weekday Masses.  More details to follow as we get closer. 

COMMUNITY ACTION has indicated to the Knights of Columbus that they have a current need for non-food items such as household cleaning supplies, cleansers, detergents and disposable diapers and wipes.  Soaps and personal hygiene items are also being requested.  As always, food donations are always gratefully accepted.  All items can be placed in the blue buckets in the back of the Church.  Thank you for your continued generosity. 

ALTOONA CURVE BASEBALL / 3rd BASE PICNIC AREA   An evening out at the Altoona Curve is being planned for Sunday, August 1st at 6:00 P.M.  We have reserved the 3rd Base Picnic Area which will seat 50 people.  A sign-up sheet, to see if we have enough interest in attending this game, has been placed on the Cry Room shelf.  Cost per ticket will be $8.00.  You do not have to pay at this time, we are just looking to see if there is enough that will attend.  When we attended two years ago, a great time of fellowship and fun was had by all.  You must provide your own transportation. 

FALL FEST   Plans for our upcoming Fall Fest on Sunday, October 24th are starting and all parishioners are being asked to help make this event a success.  This will be an event that will help bring the parish closer together, allow us to show our hospitality to others and to raise money for the Parish Improvement Campaign.  We will need help from as many parishioners as possible.  The following are some of the ways that you and your family can make this day a great success:  Donate baskets to be raffled, donate gift cards, sell raffle tickets and donate your time to help setup, cleanup or work during the day.  Please mark your calendars now for a day of fun and fellowship. 

GRATITUDE MESSAGES   The following are parishioner’s gratitude messages:

  1. Thank you for Mass.
  2. For my Church, Fr. John, Deacon Jerry and their messages.
  3. Freedom to worship God!
  4. To be able to SING Alleluia, Holy Holy, and Amen once again!
  5. My family and friends.
  6. My family, my church family, Fr. John & Deacon Jerry.

 

 

Announcements for the week of June 6

posted Jun 3, 2021, 5:15 AM by Church Office

CHURCH ACTIVITES FOR THE WEEK June 6

Monday, June 7                       7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

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

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

Tuesday, June 8th                     7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

Wednesday, June 9th                7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

Thursday, June 10th                 5:00 P.M.         Confessions

                                                5:30 P.M.         Rosary / Church

                                                6:30 P.M.         Scripture Study / Rectory

Friday, June 11th                      7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS   Fr. John will be congratulating the following High School Seniors at the 10:00 A.M. Mass this weekend:  Dominik Barnyak, Alexia Cianci-Donovan, Cece Hite, Jocelyn Hutton, Michael Tocimak, Jacob Vaux, Harley Williams  and Jordyn Williamson.  You will be remembered in our prayers as you embark on the next chapter of your lives.  May God bless each of you. 

CATHOLIC MEN’S FELLOWSHIP   Since there was no meeting held last Monday due to the Holiday, the Men’s Fellowship will meet this Monday, June 7th at 7:00 P.M. in the Parish Hall.

ALTAR & ROSARY MEETING will be held this Tuesday, June 8th in the Parish Hall.  The Rosary will be prayed at 6:30 P.M. and the meeting will be held at 7:00 P.M.  All women of the Church are invited.

BLOOD DRIVE   The Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring an American Red Cross Community Blood Drive on Tuesday, June 15th from 1:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. in our Parish Hall.  Please call 1-800-733-2767 or visit REDCROSSBLOOD.org to schedule an appointment. 

ALTOONA CURVE BASEBALL / 3rd BASE PICNIC AREA   An evening out at the Altoona Curve (vs. Harrisburg Senators) is being planned for Sunday, August 1st at 6:00 P.M.  We have reserved the 3rd Base Picnic Area which will seat 50 people.  A sign-up sheet, to see if we have enough interest in attending this game, has been placed on the Cry Room shelf.  Cost per ticket will be $8.00.  You do not have to pay at this time, we are just looking to see if there is enough that will attend.  When we attended two years ago, a great time of fellowship and fun was had by all.  You must provide your own transportation. 

FALL FEST   Plans for our upcoming Fall Fest on Sunday, October 24th are starting and all parishioners are being asked to help make this event a success.  This will be an event that will help bring the parish closer together, allows us to show our hospitality to others and to raise money for the Parish Improvement Campaign.  However, we will need help from as many parishioners as possible.  Here are some of the ways that you and your family can make this day a great success:  Donate baskets to be raffled, donate gift cards, sell raffle tickets and donate your time to help setup, cleanup or work during the day.  The festival will start at 8:30 AM and conclude at 6 PM.  Brunch will be served by Altar & Rosary from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM.  Bingo will be from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM with the Theme Basket drawing taking place at 4:00 PM.  Kid’s games will at 11:30.  Dinner, served by the Knights of Columbus will be from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM.  We will be having a 50/50 drawing, selling pull tabs and have other games of chance.  Please mark you calendars now for a day of fun and fellowship. 

FR. JOHN OFFERS COUNSELING UPON REQUEST which includes Marriage, Individual, Family or Drug and Alcohol Counselling.  He also has AA meetings on Monday evenings at 7:30 P.M. in the Rectory.  He was specially trained during his time in the seminary and has always offered this type of service as a priest.  Please contact Fr. John to discuss the opportunity for counseling or to make an appointment.  He is also available for Spiritual Direction for individuals who request it.  All counseling is free of charge.  

Announcements for the week of May 30

posted May 26, 2021, 9:17 AM by Church Office

CHURCH ACTIVITES FOR THE WEEK May 30

Monday, May 31st                   7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

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

Tuesday, June 1st                     7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

Wednesday, June 2nd               7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

Thursday, June 3rd                   5:00 P.M.         Confessions

                                                5:30 P.M.         Rosary / Church

                                                6:30 P.M.         Scripture Study / Rectory

Friday, June 4th                        7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

IMPROVEMENT FUND CAMPAIGN   The good news is that we have collected almost $ 9,000 towards our goal of $30,000. The bad news is that we had to pay out over $1,100 for the air conditioner and $4,500 for the sealing of the parking lot.  As always, I appreciate your generosity and support.

MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES   We will be honoring all military, both living and deceased, on Monday, Memorial Day at 8:00 A.M. followed by a graveside service at 9:30 A.M. at our Cemetery for those Veterans buried there.

FIRST FRIDAY MASS AND ADORATION will be held this Friday, June 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 held Saturday, June 5th at 8:00 A.M.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY on June 1 to Deacon Jerry as he celebrates his 2nd Anniversary of his Ordination as a Deacon.  Thank you Deacon Jerry for all you do for our Parish.

ALTAR & ROSARY MEMORIAL DAY BASKET RAFFLE   Congratulations to Khloe Moore of Blanchard, winner of the Memorial Day Basket Raffle. Thank you to all those who purchased raffle tickets.  Our proceeds amounted to $825.00.

CATHOLIC MEN’S FELLOWSHIP will not meet this Monday, May 31st because of the Holiday, but will meet next Monday, June 7th in the Parish Hall.

MAY SHE REST IN PEACE   Please pray for the eternal repose of the soul of Deborah Schnarrs who passed away on May 22nd.  Deborah was the sister to Vickie Bordas, Allan Butterworth, Terry Butterworth and Brian Butterworth.  May she rise to new life when Jesus comes in glory and may God grant her eternal rest. 

BLOOD DRIVE   The Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring an American Red Cross Community Blood Drive on Tuesday, June 15th from 1:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. in our Parish Hall.  Please call 1-800-733-2767 or visit REDCROSSBLOOD.org to schedule an appointment.  

FALL FEST   Plans for our upcoming Fall Fest on October 24th are starting and all parishioners are being asked to help make this event a success.  All proceeds from the festival will be going towards our Improvement Campaign. There will be many ways you and your family will be able to help, but at the present time, we are asking that you start to think about donating a “Theme Basket” to be raffled off, lottery tickets or any kind of gift card.   Also, Altar & Rosary is looking for empty baskets that they can fill with donated items.  

SCRIPTURE STUDY will be held Thursday evenings at 6:30 P.M. in the Rectory instead of the Church.

Announcements for the week of May 23

posted May 20, 2021, 5:08 AM by Church Office

HAPPY 11th ANNIVERSARY to Fr. John on his Ordination to the Priesthood.  

CHURCH ACTIVITES FOR THE WEEK May 23

Monday, May 24th                    7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

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

                                                7:30 P.M.         AA Meeting / Rectory

Tuesday, May 25th                    7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

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

Wednesday, May 26th               7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

Thursday, May 27th                  5:00 P.M.         Confessions

                                                5:30 P.M.         Rosary / Church

                                                6:30 P.M.         Scripture Study / Church

Friday, May 28th                       7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

IMPROVEMENT FUND CAMPAIGN   As of last Sunday, May 16th, we have received $7,660.00 towards our Improvement Fund Campaign of $30,000.  Thank you to all those who have contributed to date. 

ALTAR & ROSARY MEMORIAL DAY BASKET RAFFLE   The Altar & Rosary Society will be selling tickets for a Memorial Day Basket Raffle after all Masses this weekend and the drawing will take place after the 10:00 A.M. Mass.  Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. 

MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES   We will be honoring all military, both living and deceased, on Memorial Day, May 31st at 8:00 A.M. followed by a graveside service at 9:30 A.M. at our Cemetery for those Veterans buried there.   Catholic Men’s Fellowship will meet at 7:00 P.M. in the Parish Hall but the AA meeting will not be held on the 31st.

GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS   Fr. John will be honoring our High School Seniors at the 10:00 A.M. on Sunday, June 6th.  A small gift will be presented to each senior.  You will be remembered in our prayers as you embark on the next chapter of your lives.  May God bless each and every one of you!

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS will meet this Tuesday, May 25th at 7:00 P.M. in the Parish Hall.  

Announcements for the week of May 16

posted May 13, 2021, 7:32 AM by Church Office

CONGRATULATIONS to Ariana “Ana” Cianci-Donovan who received the sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday, May 9th during the 10:00 A.M. Mass here at our Parish by Fr. John.  Please keep her in your prayers.  Congratulations Ana!

IMPROVEMENT FUND CAMPAIGN   As of last Sunday, May 9th, we have received $6,730.00 towards our goal of $30,000.  Thank you to all those who have contributed to date. 

ALTAR & ROSARY MEMORIAL DAY BASKET RAFFLE   The Altar & Rosary Society will be selling tickets for a Memorial Day Basket Raffle after all Masses through next Sunday, May 23rd.   The drawing will take place after the 10:00 A.M. Mass on May 23rd.   Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. 

THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS MEETING for Tuesday, May 18h has been rescheduled for Tuesday, May 25th due to the election being held in our Parish Hall on the 18th

PEWS   Please refrain from removing ropes from the pews that are roped off in accordance with the CDC guidelines. If you are unable to find a seat, please ask people to move in or allow you to pass by so you may sit in the center of a pew.  Thank you.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION BANNERS have been placed on the table at the back of the Church, please pick up your child’s banner this weekend.  Thank you.

GRATITUDE MESSAGES   The following are parishioner’s gratitude messages:

1.   Fr. John’s message each week.  Also Deacon Jerry and my family.

2.   Faithful Priests who are not afraid to stand up for the Unborn Child and encourage                                                                     parishioners to detest abortion!!!

3.   For my family, friends.  A special thanks for Fr. John & Deacon Jerry.

4.   My children.

 

 

Announcements for the week of May 2

posted Apr 29, 2021, 4:41 AM by Church Office

CHURCH ACTIVITES FOR THE WEEK May 2

Monday, May 3rd                     7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

                                                5:45 P.M.         Monday Evening Prayer Group         

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

                                                7:30 P.M.         AA Meeting / Rectory

Tuesday, May 4th                     7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

                                                7:00 P.M.         11th Grade Confirmation / Church

Wednesday, May 5th                7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

Thursday, May 6th                   5:00 P.M.         Confessions

                                                5:30 P.M.         Rosary / Church

                                                6:30 P.M.         Scripture Study/Faith Formation / Church

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

CONGRATULATIONS FIRST COMMUNICANTS   Our Parish Family wishes to congratulate the following students who will be receiving this First Holy Communion this weekend:  Logan Ecklund, Carter Petulla, Nicholas Weller and Aiden Wisniewski.     Please hold these students in your prayers as they begin a new chapter in their growing relationship with Jesus Christ. 

MAY CROWNING   The May Crowning of Mary will feature our First Grade Religious Education students: Zaden Isaacson, Ethan Lansberry and Julianna Pelka this Sunday at the 10:00 A.M. Mass.  This is an exciting opportunity for these children to participate in Mass with each child honoring Mary in a special way. 

RITE OF SENDING for our 11th Grade Confirmation Class is being held this Sunday at the 10:00 A.M. Mass.  They will be confirmed here on Tuesday, May 4th at 7:00 P.M.  Fr John has been designated by Bishop Mark to administer the sacrament. 

ALTAR & ROSARY MEMORIAL DAY BASKET RAFFLE   The Altar & Rosary Society will be selling tickets for a Memorial Day Basket Raffle after all Masses from May 9th through May 23rd.   The drawing will take place after the 10:00 A.M. Mass on May 23rd.   The basket will contain everything needed for a Memorial Day picnic and there will also be two $25 Gift Cards (Weis & Hometown) included with the basket to purchase your meats, rolls, etc.  Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. 

THANK YOU to Sue Kerestan for donating a picture of St. Theresa of Calcutta to our parish.  The picture is hanging in the front of the Church near the votive candles. 

THANK YOU   Ss. Peter & Paul Religious Education has completed a very stressful year because of COVID.  This successful year happened thanks to the generous volunteers, who with caring dedication, prepared and taught our students throughout the school year.  DRE’s Kristen Carter and Jerry Craven, along with Fr. John, are very appreciative of all their hard work.  The Parish expresses our appreciation to the following catechists:  Michelle Massung, Kristen Carter, Kristi Lansberry, Amanda Slingerland, Michelle Simpson, Kayleigh Smeal, Karen DeSimone, Matti Smeal, Paul Hohman, Joan Columbero, Jerry Craven and Deacon Jerry for all they have done and continue to do for our youth, who are the future of our Faith.

THANK YOU   We want to express our sincere thank you to Karen DeSimone for her 9 years of dedication preparing and teaching our Elementary Religious Education Students.  We greatly appreciate you and we will miss having you has one of our teacher.

THANK YOU to everyone for the many Easter blessings, gifts and cards that were offered to Lori and I during the Easter Season.  May God bless all of you.                                                               Deacon Jerry

Announcements for the week of April 25

posted Apr 22, 2021, 4:28 AM by Church Office

CHURCH ACTIVITES FOR THE WEEK April 25

Monday, April 26th                  7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

                                                5:45 P.M.         Monday Evening Prayer Group

                                                7:30 P.M.         AA Meeting / Rectory

Tuesday, April 27th                  7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

Wednesday, April 28th             7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

Thursday, April 29th                5:00 P.M.         Confessions

                                                5:30 P.M.         Rosary / Church

                                                6:30 P.M.         Scripture Study/Faith Formation / Church

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

Saturday, May 1st                    7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

MAY CROWNING   The May Crowning of Mary will feature our First Grade Religious Education students next Sunday, May 2nd at the 10:00 A.M. Mass.  Parents are asked to please have your child at the Church by 9:30 A.M.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION CLASS will be celebrating the Rite of Blessing at the 10:00 A.M. Mass this Sunday and will be receiving their First Holy Communion next Saturday, May 1st at the 4:00 P.M. Mass. 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES   The final classes for this year’s Religious Education students will be this Sunday for both Sunday Morning and Sunday Evening Classes.  Parents of the Evening students are reminded to please return the questionnaire you received along with your registration forms for next year.  Kristen Carter, DRE, will be at the entrance to the Parish Hall to answer any questions and collect your forms.  If you have a child who will be in First Grade next year, you are invited to come and register them.  Second Grade students will be having their retreat with Fr. John during this class and a parent is asked to attend with their student. 

RITE OF SENDING for our 11th Grade Confirmation Class will be held next Sunday, May 2nd at the 10:00 A.M. Mass.  After Father’s homily they will be introduced to the congregation and will come forward with their sponsor to receive the Blessing. 

FIRST SATURDAY MASS will be celebrated Saturday, May 1st at 8:00 A.M.

FAITH FORMATION will now be held weekly and will be combined with Scripture Study on Thursday evenings at 6:30 P.M.

PARISH COUNCIL will meet Wednesday, April 27th at 6:00 P.M. in the Rectory.

FINANCE COMMITTEE will meet Wednesday, April 27th at 7:00 P.M. in the Rectory.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS / FALL FEST is being scheduled for this year on October 24th.   It will be held like it was in 2019 with a Brunch Buffet, Theme Baskets, Raffle Tickets, Rip-Off’s and Casino Games.  Watch the bulletin for further details.

HOMEBOUND PARISHIONERS   If you know of any parishioner who is homebound, in a nursing home or personal care home and would like to receive a weekly Church Bulletin in the mail, please contact the Church Office.

ALTAR & ROSARY MEMORIAL DAY BASKET RAFFLE   The Altar & Rosary Society will be selling tickets for a Memorial Day Basket Raffle after all Masses from May 2nd through May 23rd.  The drawing will take place after the 10:00 A.M. Mass on May 23rd.   The basket will contain everything needed for a Memorial Day picnic and there will also be a $25 Gift Card included with the basket to purchase your meats, rolls, etc.  Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. 

COAL SWEEPSTAKES   For those who bought PA Knights of Columbus COAL tickets, the Drawing will be at 8:00 PM on April 30th at the Mater Dei Council Home.  If you would like to watch the drawing on the ZOOM platform the link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89899040606?pwd=Y2lMN21WVzBYaGRjako1Y1ZTYlA1QT09

GRATITUDE MESSAGES   The following are parishioner’s gratitude messages: 

1.  Thankful for my goal to be a better Catholic.  Thankful for Fr. John & Deacon Jerry

2.   For my son getting a better job than the one that he was laid off from. Thank you

      God.

3.   For my Covid Vaccine injections.  Prayers for those suffering and thankful for Fr.                                       

      John & Deacon Jerry.

4.   That my parents raised me Catholic.

5.   God’s gift of mercy!

6.   God, my life, my family

7.   My wife

8.   Grateful for this Blessed Easter Season.  Thank you Lord.

Announcements for the week of April 18

posted Apr 14, 2021, 8:08 AM by Church Office   [ updated Apr 14, 2021, 8:11 AM ]

CHURCH ACTIVITES FOR THE WEEK April 18

Monday, April 19th                 7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

                                                5:45 P.M.         Monday Evening Prayer Group

                                                7:30 P.M.         AA Meeting / Rectory

Tuesday, April 20th                 7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

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

Wednesday, April 21st            7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

Thursday, April 22nd              5:00 P.M.         Confessions

                                                5:30 P.M.         Rosary / Church

                                                6:30 P.M.         Scripture Study & Faith Formation                                                                                                                    / Church

Friday, April 23rd                    7:30 A.M.        Rosary / Church

FAITH FORMATION will now be held weekly and will be combined with Scripture Study on Thursday evenings at 6:30 P.M.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES   The last classes for this year’s Religious Education students will be next Sunday, April 25th for both Sunday Morning and Sunday Evening Classes.  Parents of the Evening students are reminded to please return the questionnaire you received along with your registration forms for next year.  Kristen Carter, DRE, will be at the entrance to the Parish Hall to answer any questions and collect your forms.  If you have a child who will be in First Grade next year, you are invited to come and register them.  Second Grade students will be having their retreat with Fr. John during this class and a parent is asked to attend with their student.  First Communion will be held on Saturday, May 1st during the 4:00 P.M. Mass.  Confirmation for our 11th Grade students will take place here on Tuesday, May 4th at 7:00 P.M.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS   The Knights of Columbus will meet Tuesday evening, April 20th at 7:00 P.M. in the Parish Hall.  The Knights would like to thank all those who participated in the “40 Cans of Lent” this year making it a great success.  The Philipsburg Community Food Bank would also like to extend their sincere thank you for helping them during the Lenten Season.  Many families were fed that would have struggled during this season.                                               

THANK YOU   We would like to express our sincere “Thank You” to Bill Markley from Quality Window Washing for donating his time in washing all of our Rectory windows.  The donation of his time and talent were greatly appreciated.  If you need windows washed, please contact him at 814-932-8457.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS / FALL FEST is being scheduled for this year on October 24th.   It will be held like it was in 2019 with a Brunch Buffet, Theme Baskets, Raffle Tickets, Rip-Off’s and Casino Games.  Watch the bulletin for further details.

MAY CROWNING   The May Crowning of Mary will feature our First Grade Religious Education students on Sunday, May 2nd at the 10:00 A.M. Mass.  This is an opportunity for these children to participate in Mass.  Each of the children will be honoring Mary in a special way.  

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