Q&A on the Lumen Chisti Missal

Check out the following Q&A on the Lumen Chisti Missal provided by Father Schaller.

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Pastor's Letter - November 19, 2017


One of the hallmarks of the teaching of Jesus is the mercy of God. One only needs to recall the parable of the Prodigal Son to confirm that the Father is a loving and merciful God. And yet, He is a just God. Though always ready to forgive the repentant, God still expects us to be accountable. The parable in today’s Gospel (the parable of the Talents) indicates that a response from us is expected and is necessary. Though God is merciful, He is not indulgent. Like any good Father, He expects something from His children. And our response to Him should not be based on fear (like the lazy servant in the parable), but familial love - like that of a devoted child to- wards his loving father.

Several weeks ago I announced that we will be replacing the Missalettes in the pews with the hardbound Lumen Christi Missal on the 1st Sun- day of Advent. I provided a Q&A sheet to help explain the reasons for this change, and the benefits that it will bring. Printed copies of that Q&A are available in the Holy Family Cenacle (and online on SSPP website). It is most advantageous for us to fund this project through the Diocesan Annual Appeal. And so, I heartily recommend all our parishioners support the DAA with a generous gift, according to your means. If all our members contribute, I know we can exceed our target, and receive a rebate which will be used towards the LCM, and other needs of the parish. As I write this 99 parishioners have given to the Diocesan Annual Appeal, for a total of $32,045 - an average gift of $324. If you have not yet done so, will you make your pledge today? Pledge forms are available in the Holy Family Cenacle, or you can give online at https://diolc.org/donate-online/

May God bless you! Fr. Schaller

Advent Social on Dec. 3


SS Peter & Paul invites you to the “PARISH FAMILY ADVENT SOCIAL” Sunday, December 3rd following the 10:00 a.m. Mass. In the Church Basement Social Hall

- Get to know the many new faces in the parish x Enjoy donuts, juice, and coffee
- Chance to win small prizes x Pick-up Family Advent Resources

Let us come together in unity and love building our parish as the Body of Christ!

Sponsored by the St. Gianna Unit of SSPP Parish Council of Catholic Women
Marian Center Open Hours
The Perpetual Adoration Chapel in the Marian Center has several open hours available. If you are interested, please call & leave a message (715-424-6279) or stop in the Marian Center; there is a sign-up sheet just outside the Chapel door.
A reminder to all that our last 6:00pm Mass here at SS Peter & Paul will be on Sun, Nov. 26.

Beginning Sun, Dec. 3, 6:00pm Masses will be held at Our Lady Queen of Heaven parish.
The next Men's Holy League will be meeting on Friday, November 10 at 6:00 PM.

Little Servants of St. Therese
A new chapter is beginning for the Little group! Membership is now open for girls in Kindergarten through 12th grade. We have changed the model of our group to have more of a scouting focus. We generally meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month (with a few exceptions) from 6:00-7:30 PM at SSPP. We will also meet occasionally on one Saturday per month to do outdoor activities. Please contact Maggie Kosloski at maggiekosloski (at) gmail.com to register or to get more details. We are hoping to see many of your daughters this year  







Bishops Approve Canonical Step For Sainthood Cause For Lakota Catechist

News from the USCCB:
Bishops Approve Canonical Step For Sainthood Cause For Lakota Catechist - BALTIMORE—The U.S. Bishops have approved by voice vote the canonical consultation of canonization for a Lakota Catechist at their annual fall General Assembly in Baltimore. Sought by Bishop Robert D. Gruss of Rapid City, South Dakota, the voice vote is in keeping with the Episcopal consultation process as a step in the Catholic Church's process toward declaring a person a saint.....Read More

News from the Pope:
Pope addresses end-of-life issues - (Vatican Radio) When faced with the new challenges that arise with regard to “end-of-life” issues, “the categorical imperative is to never abandon the sick.” In a letter to participants in the European Regional Meeting of the World Medical Association on end-of-life issues, Pope Francis said:....Read More
News from the Church:
Synod Preparations Reveal Church, Young Adults at Crossroads
- WASHINGTON — For the past several months, dioceses and Catholic organizations across the country consulted youth and young adults on their most pressing concerns and their relationship with the Church, as part of the preparation for the upcoming 2018 Synod on Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment in Rome.........Read more

Pastor's Letter - November 12, 2017


Through the year the Church, in her Liturgy, unfolds the fullness of the mysteries of the Faith for us. Frequently the Liturgy is reflected even in the rhythm of nature. This is certainly true in this last month of the Liturgical year (a new Liturgical year begins with the First Sunday of Advent on December 3). The arrival of Fall - and hints of Winter - brings with it the death of all vegetation. Along with nature, the Liturgy also draws our attention to our own mortality, and our inevitable death. This Sunday’s readings - and the readings for the two remaining Sundays of November, and of the Liturgical year - remind us of the need to contemplate our eventual death, and the necessary preparation for that event. This is not a morbid exercise, but rather a sign of true wisdom. All human activity is directed towards some end, or purpose. And the whole of our life should be directed towards eternal life with God. Remembering our true “End” is essential for seeking the proper means to get there.

Two weeks ago I announced that we will be replacing the Missalettes in the pews with the hardbound Lumen Christi Missal on the 1st Sunday of Advent. I provided a Q&A sheet to help explain the reasons for this change, and the benefits that it will bring. Printed copies of that Q&A are available in the Holy Family Cenacle (and online on SSPP website). It is most advantageous for us to fund this project through the Diocesan Annual Appeal. And so, I heartily recommend all our parishioners support the DAA with a generous gift, according to your means. If all our members contribute, I know we can exceed our target, and receive a rebate which will be used towards the LCM, and other needs of the parish. As I write this 91 parishioners have given to the Diocesan Annual Appeal, for a total of $31,560 - an average gift of $346. If you have not yet done so, will you make your pledge today?

May God bless you!
Fr. Schaller 

Marian Center Open Hours



Marian Center Open Hours
The Perpetual Adoration Chapel in the Marian Center has several open hours available. If you are interested, please call & leave a message (715-424-6279) or stop in the Marian Center; there is a sign-up sheet just outside the Chapel door.
A reminder to all that our last 6:00pm Mass here at SS Peter & Paul will be on Sun, Nov. 26.

Beginning Sun, Dec. 3, 6:00pm Masses will be held at Our Lady Queen of Heaven parish.
The next Men's Holy League will be meeting on Friday, November 10 at 6:00 PM.

Little Servants of St. Therese
A new chapter is beginning for the Little group! Membership is now open for girls in Kindergarten through 12th grade. We have changed the model of our group to have more of a scouting focus. We generally meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month (with a few exceptions) from 6:00-7:30 PM at SSPP. We will also meet occasionally on one Saturday per month to do outdoor activities. Please contact Maggie Kosloski at maggiekosloski (at) gmail.com to register or to get more details. We are hoping to see many of your daughters this year  







Pope approves the heroic virtues of Pope John Paul I

News from the Pope:
Pope approves the heroic virtues of Pope John Paul I - Pope John Paul I has moved a step closer to sainthood with the recognition of his heroic virtues. Pope Francis on Wednesday authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate the decree approving his predecessor’s heroic virtues which confers on him the title ‘Venerable’....Read More

News from the USCCB:
House Tax Reform Bill “Unacceptable” As Written, Say U.S. Bishops Chairmen - WASHINGTON—In a letter of November 9, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, Bishop Oscar CantĂș of Las Cruces, New Mexico, and Bishop George V. Murry, SJ of Youngstown, Ohio called for amendments to the current draft of the House of Representatives tax reform bill "for the sake of families" and "for those struggling on the peripheries of society who have a claim on our national conscience."....Read More
News from the Church:
Peter Kreeft on Healing Reformation’s Wounds: Prayer, Love Key to Christian Unity
- The 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation is an opportunity to take stock of the progress Protestants and Catholics have made toward reunion and focus on how to heal the barriers that remain, contends Boston College professor of philosophy Peter Kreeft........Read more