CCD Registration Form and Letter

CCD Registration & Ice Cream Social
Wed, Aug. 22, @ 6:15pm in the church basement
We will provide ice cream sundaes for all the children! (and parents, too☺) If you have a conflict & cannot attend registration, please stop in the office or see below for registration forms, & drop off or mail to the parish office by Aug. 22. For more info or questions, contact CRE Mindy Konkol at mindy@ssppwisrapids.org.

CCD Registration Form

CCD Registration Letter

Holy Day of Obligation - August 15

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Holy Day of Obligation

Mass Times

Tuesday, August 14th
5:15pm

Wednesday, August 15th
8:00am
6:30pm

Employment

Here at SSPP, we are looking for one or two part-time employees to assist in janitorial and housekeeping. If interested, please call 715-423-1351
CCD Registration & Ice Cream Social 

Wed, Aug. 22, @ 6:15pm in the church basement
We will provide ice cream sundaes for all the children! (and parents, too☺) If you have a conflict & cannot attend registration, please stop in the office to get registration forms, & drop off or mail to the parish office by Aug. 22. For more info or questions, contact CRE Mindy Konkol at mindy@ssppwisrapids.org.



  SWEPS — Volunteers Needed!
During the week of Jun. 11-15, 15 volunteers from our parish family packed groceries & hygiene articles for those in need at the South Wood County Emerging Pantry Shelf. However, SS Peter & Paul is in need of more volunteers to be added to the list. We are scheduled to work one week out of every fifteen. Our next scheduled week is Sep. 24-28, & at least 16 volunteers are needed. If you would like to participate, please call 715-424-1776.


RCIA 2018-2019 Registration Open

RCIA classes will run late August through April. To register, contact or stop in the parish office.


See more in the Bulletin

Pastor's Letter - August 12, 2018

The Gospel today (and for the next two Sundays) continues the account of Jesus’ miraculous feeding of the five thousand and His subsequent discourse on the “Bread of Life.” This extended reading of John 6 provides the occasion for a deeper meditation on the meaning of the Holy Eucharist, and on the celebration of the Mass. The Mass is truly a re-presentation of the one sacrifice of Christ. And since it is truly Christ Who is offered in the Sacrifice of the Mass, then it is Christ – Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity – Whom we receive at Holy Communion. Jesus frequently speaks of the life to come as a heavenly banquet, where we are all one with the Father. The Mass is also a banquet – a Sacred Banquet – during which we are nourished by the Body and Blood of the Lord. By our sharing in Holy Communion we express and strengthen our unity with and in Christ. By receiving the Body of Christ (Holy Communion), we reaffirm our being a part of the Body of Christ (His Church). The Mass is not just a social gathering. It is not a celebration of ourselves. It is our perfect prayer to the Father, because it is the perfect Sacrifice of Christ. Holy Sacrifice and Sacred Banquet. The Mass is both. We affirm and strengthen our unity by participating in the Sacred Banquet. But there is a Banquet only because there is first the Sacrifice.

Fall is the time for us to start our RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) formation classes. These classes are for any person who is not baptized or is baptized in another Christian church and is interested in becoming a full member of the Catholic Church. For more info please call the parish office.

May God bless you! Fr. Schaller

Listen to the pope through a new Vatican audio app

From the Vatican:

The Vatican’s dicastery for communications has created a mobile app to enable listeners to hear the pope in their own languages.

The app “Vatican Audio” can be downloaded free from the App Store and Google Play.

Pope Francis, who generally speaks in Italian, can be heard live in Spanish, English, French, German and Portuguese. When he speaks in his native Spanish, the app also provides the audio in Italian.
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CCD Registration & Ice Cream Social


CCD Registration & Ice Cream Social
Wed, Aug. 22, @ 6:15pm in the church basement
We will provide ice cream sundaes for all the children! (and parents, too☺) If you have a conflict & cannot attend registration, please stop in the office or go to the parish website to get registration forms, & drop off or mail to the parish office by Aug. 22. For more info or questions, contact CRE Mindy Konkol at mindy@ssppwisrapids.org.

 SSPP PCCW Meeting NoticeAll ladies of the parish are invited to the SS Peter and Paul PCCW meeting on Thu, Aug 9, 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 . Gianna Unit will be hosting the meeting.

Men’s Holy League
The Men’s Holy League will next be meeting on Fri, Aug. 10, at 6:00pm. If there are enough people, there will be refreshments afterwards.

  SWEPS — Volunteers Needed!
During the week of Jun. 11-15, 15 volunteers from our parish family packed groceries & hygiene articles for those in need at the South Wood County Emerging Pantry Shelf. However, SS Peter & Paul is in need of more volunteers to be added to the list. We are scheduled to work one week out of every fifteen. Our next scheduled week is Sep. 24-28, & at least 16 volunteers are needed. If you would like to participate, please call 715-424-1776.


RCIA 2018-2019 Registration Open

RCIA classes will run late August through April. To register, contact or stop in the parish office.


See more in the Bulletin

Pastor's Letter - August 5, 2018

The Gospel in today’s Mass continues the reading from the sixth chapter of John. Last Sunday we read about the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes. Today’s passage begins what is called the Lord’s “discourse on the Bread of Life.” The Church usually selects readings from the Old Testament which have a connection to the Gospel. The reading from the Book of Exodus certainly connects with today’s Gospel. In fact, the conversation Jesus has with the Jews is explicitly about that event in the Old Testament where the people are fed from “bread from Heaven.” In both cases the people are concerned about their physical needs. How typical that is for us humans! If we are not obsessed with obtaining something that we don’t have, we are worrying about the possibility of losing what we do have. How much more at peace would our hearts be if we could be grateful for whatever we have! The account from Exodus indicates that the Chosen People were continually struggling with this. When things seemed to be bad for them they began to long for the “good old days” back in Egypt. They were truly a fickle people. But we are usually no better. There has never been a time when a nation has had so many material things as we have, and yet we are frequently dissatisfied. During these next several weeks (while we read through the sixth chapter of John, and reflect on the Lord’s discourse on the Bread of Life), take note of the many good things with which the Lord has blessed you. And especially be grateful that He has given us the great Gift from Heaven: His own Body and Blood in the Holy Eucharist.

Fall is the time for us to start our RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) formation classes. These classes are for any person who is not baptized or is baptized in another Christian church and is interested in becoming a full member of the Catholic Church. Call the parish office for more info or to register.

May God bless you! Fr. Schaller

Pope's August prayer intention: For families

From the Pope:

Pope Francis on Thursday released a video message accompanying his prayer intention for August, which this month is "For the treasure of Families". In his prayer intention for the month of August 2018, Pope Francis says: "Together, let us ask Jesus that any far-reaching decisions of economists and politicians may protect the family as one of the treasures of humanity."

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