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As a parish, you are encouraged to take advantage of the following movies, studies and eBooks during the Month of July 2019:

Movie: Isaac Hecker and the Journey of Catholic America
Study: Elements of the Catholic Mass
eBook: Catholics in America




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Pastor's Letter - July 21, 2019

Today’s Gospel from Luke recounts the familiar story of Mary and Martha, friends of Jesus, who entertain the Lord in their home. This story is often mentioned when there is a discussion about the relationship between an “active” Christian life and the “contemplative” life. Both realities are part of the life of the Church. Certainly we see this in the different missions, or apostolates, of the various religious orders. Some are devoted to prayer and the contemplative life; others to a more active life (teaching, care for the sick, etc.). This does not mean one embraces one reality while neglecting the other. For instance, it would be impossible for an active apostolate to be sustained without a solid prayer life. This is why the young men who are preparing for the diocesan priesthood receive instruction and formation to assist them in developing a deeper prayer life. The need for a balance of prayer and action is important for all the lay faithful as well. Every person needs to develop and maintain a personal relationship with God through Prayer, both individual prayer and communal prayer – like the Mass. This is good in itself, and also as a means to assist us in living an active life of charity.

Last week, I recommended listening to Relevant Radio at 93.9 FM on your radio (or go to relevantradio.com to listen online or on Apple or Android apps). I recommend Relevant Radio - and EWTN, and Catholic.com, catholicnewsagency.com and the National Catholic Register, etc. - because too many people get their news and information only from secular news services. In no way do I wish to deny the rights – and the benefits – of the secular news media (newspapers, radio, television, and internet). Nevertheless, my own experience is that they almost always get it wrong when dealing with issues involving the Catholic Church. So, don’t stop listening, reading and watching the secular press. But for the sake of the full truth don’t stop there!

May God bless you! Fr. Schaller

House at Calvary Cemetery for sale

House for Sale!

Calvary Cemetery is preparing to expand.

The house on the NE end of the cemetery property is for sale for $1 to a buyer who will move the house from its current site. If interested or for more details, call the SS Peter & Paul parish office at 715-423-1351.

Brewing Truth on July 18

Brewing Truth

6:30-8pm, Wed, Jul. 18 @ Danny K’s

Dan Kitzhaber will be speaking on “The Family: The Domestic Church”

Young Adults in their 20s & 30s.

Join us for good brews, great company, & inspiration from Dan the Man!

Pastor's Letter - July 14, 2019

“And who is my neighbor?” This is the pointed question that the Scribe (the scholar in the Law) asked Jesus, as recorded by the Gospel of Luke (from today’s Gospel reading). Only Luke preserves for us the Lord’s response, which has ever since been known as the Parable of the Good Samaritan. This teaching of the Lord – when put into practice – is a hallmark of the Christian life: to treat those with whom we come in contact who are in need – physical, moral, or spiritual need – with mercy and compassion. It was the “foreigner”, the Samaritan who acted with mercy and was the true neighbor to the man who was in need. The Lord’s final response to the Scribe He also directs to us: “Go and do likewise.”

Summer is “school free” time for children, and a most appropriate time for family vacations. But it shouldn’t be a time free from God. When traveling I recommend that you check www.masstimes.org for local Churches and Mass times, or use the MyParish app for your iPhone or Android phones. To help you keep your mind and heart closer to God I recommend listening to Catholic radio. The good thing about radio is that it can go with you: at home, in the car, or on the river. We are blessed to have four Catholic radio stations in our Diocese, with the local Relevant Radio station found at 93.9 on your FM dial. You can also listen online by going to www.relevantradio.com, or downloading the app for your iPhone or Android phone.

May God bless you! Fr. Schaller

Access this great content on FORMED in July!

Join us on FORMED and view great content each month!

As a parish, you are encouraged to take advantage of the following movies, studies and eBooks during the Month of July 2019:

Movie: Isaac Hecker and the Journey of Catholic America
Study: Elements of the Catholic Mass
eBook: Catholics in America




NEW TO FORMED?

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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Join us on FORMED and view great content each month!

As a parish, you are encouraged to take advantage of the following movies, studies and eBooks during the Month of June 2019:


Movie: Hostia: The Power and Presence of the Eucharist
Study: Presence
eBook: Sacraments in Scripture




NEW TO FORMED?

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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