How to Teach Our Children About the Beauty of Sexuality - Registration Form

How to Teach Our Children About the Beauty of Sexuality - Sunday, Nov. 4th, starting at 1:30 PM at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, there will be a workshop for parents and those who work with children entitled "How to Teach Our Children About the Beauty of Sexuality." Jen Messing from Into the Deep Ministries will be leading the workshop.


Click here to download the registration form

Pastor's Letter - October 21, 2018

One aspect of our fallen human nature is the frequent desire to be in charge: to be “Boss”. Not even the Apostles were immune from that temptation. Not only did James and John ask the Lord that they might “sit one at your right and the other at your left” (places of power), but the Gospel records that the other ten became indignant at this request. They were jealous of them. The Lord’s response is clear. Authority is not given to a person for the benefit of the one “in charge”. Authority is given to one so that he can serve – and for the benefit of those being served. Certainly this must be the case within the Church itself, especially in regards to how the Pope, the Bishops, and the Priests exercise their authority. It is true also within the family. The Lord intends that parents exercise authority over their children for the good of their children. No room for wimps! The true exercise of authority must be steady, firm, loving – always seeking the good of the ones we are serving.

Last year we exceeded the Diocesan Annual Appeal by $28,889, which we received back in rebate to benefit SSPP. Your gift to the DAA benefits not only the Church in our Diocese and beyond, it benefits our parish, too. A big “Thank You!” to those who have already returned their pledge cards. Our goal is to have 100% response. Have you returned your pledge card yet? This is a simple yet important way that we can express our solidarity as a parish. Naturally, I hope that you can make a generous, sacrificial gift to the Appeal. But, even if you are unable to make a financial gift, I request that you still return your pledge card (writing “prayers” in place of a pledge amount). Look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves which is yours in Christ Jesus (Philippians 2:3-5). Pray for the success of the Diocesan Annual Appeal. Pray also that God will give each of us a generous heart as we seek to meet the many needs of our parish, the Diocese of La Crosse, and throughout the world.

May God bless you!
Fr. Schaller

How to Teach Our Children About the Beauty of Sexuality

How to Teach Our Children About the Beauty of Sexuality - Sunday, Nov. 4th, starting at 1:30 PM at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, there will be a workshop for parents and those who work with children entitled "How to Teach Our Children About the Beauty of Sexuality." Jen Messing from Into the Deep Ministries will be leading the workshop. Visit www.ssppwisrapids.org for more information and for registration forms.

Mitten Tree

Oct. 27—Dec. 16

The PCCW Mitten Tree project is about to begin! A box is located in the back of church for your donations of hats, mittens, scarves, & socks. They will be distributed to our local schools & the Family Center.



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What's on FORMED? Brother Francis Cartoons


Join Brother Francis in this entertaining and guidance-filled presentation that will inspire children to deepen their faith by praying the Rosary!
Access FORMED, 24/7 on your smartphone, computer, iPad, or Kindle, you can:
  • Prepare for Mass each week by watching an insightful five-minute video on the Sunday Readings; 
  • Enjoy movies as a family that are both nourishing and entertaining; 
  • Enrich your marriage with the award-winning video program Beloved; and 
  • Help your children grow in faith and character with engaging children’s materials.

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Pastor's Letter - October 14, 2018

The account of the Rich Young Man in today’s Gospel presents Jesus with another opportunity to speak on a common topic: money and materialism. Over half of the parables or stories Jesus tells in the Gospels relate to the proper (or improper) use of material things. I’m quite sure things haven’t changed much in this regard: people then disliked it as much as people today when you talk about money! It’s clear that the young man in the Gospel desires eternal life. The sad thing is that he desires material wealth more. Money and material things are not evil in themselves. It is our attachment to them which corrupts us. Jesus’ command to “sell what you have and give to the poor” was the only way to break the rich young man’s attachment to wealth. Then he could have helped the poor, been with Jesus, and been happy.

We continue the Diocesan Annual Appeal this week, and will be concluding the formal appeal in our parish at the end of October. Last year we exceeded our target by more than $28,000! Indeed, this is the best way to both meet the wider Church’s needs AND to help our parish. So, this is the time for you to make your pledge if you have not already done so. Naturally, I hope that you can make a generous, sacrificial gift to the Diocesan Annual Appeal. But, even if you are unable to make a financial gift to the Appeal, I request that you still return your pledge card (writing “prayers” in place of a pledge amount). You may either mail your pledge card using the provided envelope, or drop it in the offertory at Mass on Sunday. Pray for the success of the Diocesan Annual Appeal. Pray also that God will give each of us a generous heart as we seek to meet the many needs of our parish, the Diocese of La Crosse, and throughout the world.

May God bless you! Fr. Schaller

Mitten Tree Project


Mitten Tree

Oct. 27—Dec. 16

The PCCW Mitten Tree project is about to begin! A box is located in the back of church for your donations of hats, mittens, scarves, & socks. They will be distributed to our local schools & the Family Center.

  SSPP PCCW Meeting Notice
All ladies of the parish are invited to the SS Peter and Paul PCCW meeting on Thu, Oct 11, at 6pm in the church basement. The SSPP PCCW serves to coordinate the efforts & talent of the members for the benefit of the SSPP parish family & our Catholic community. Please feel free to bring a wrapped raffle item to donate.
St . Patrick Unit will be hosting the meeting.


Little Servants of St. Thérèse Girls Group
5:30pm-7:00pm, Thu, Oct. 18 SSPP School Building
The Little Servants of St. Thérèse will have its first meeting of the year. All girls in kindergarten through 12th grade are welcome! The Little Servants of St. Thérèse is a group started to bring together the girls of SS Peter & Paul (& any other girls) to grow in friendship & faith. Please email maggiekosloski@gmail.com for more info or to be put on the email list.

Divine Grace Mothers' Group
Please join us at 9:30am on September 21st for a light brunch and time for fellowship in the SS Peter and Paul Church basement. This group is intended to provide Catholic mothers support and friendship as we raise our families in the faith. We will meet for brunch and fellowship at 9:30am on the third Friday of the month. Additionally, a Children's Holy Hour will be held at 3:30pm on the First Friday of each month at SS Peter and Paul with a social to follow. Please contact Bridget Destree at 920-904-4459 with questions. We look forward to seeing you there!


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What's on FORMED? John XXIII Movie


An inspiring feature film on Saint Pope John XXIII, starring Edward Asner in an acclaimed performance as the beloved pontiff, who came from common stock and was known for his simplicity, courage, and love for humanity. Shot on location in Rome and Italy, and produced by the Italian film company Lux Vide, makers of Pope John Paul II and Saint Rita, this movie tells the whole life story of John XXIII from his youth through his young priesthood, episcopacy, life as cardinal, and eventually his life as Pope.

Access FORMED, 24/7 on your smartphone, computer, iPad, or Kindle, you can:
  • Prepare for Mass each week by watching an insightful five-minute video on the Sunday Readings; 
  • Enjoy movies as a family that are both nourishing and entertaining; 
  • Enrich your marriage with the award-winning video program Beloved; and 
  • Help your children grow in faith and character with engaging children’s materials.

Go to: http://ssppwisrapids.formed.org/ and enter in code: