SSPP Parish Picnic 2019

SSPP Parish Picnic 

Please join the parish family to celebrate the feast of SS Peter and Paul on Sun, Jun. 30. We will begin with Mass at 10am, followed by a picnic dinner.

The parish will provide brats, hamburgers, hot dogs, & buns along with iced tea, lemonade, & water. Each family will be asked to bring a dish to pass, along with your own plates, cups, & silverware.

You are also encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Please sign up on the sheets at the church entrances with the number attending & the dish you plan to pass.

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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




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  • 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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Organ Recital and Blessing - June 23

Organ Recital & Blessing - 3-4pm, Sun, Jun. 23 @ SSPP  The recital will feature Patrick Burkhart, organist & director of sacred music at St. Mary’s Oratory in Wausau, our parish’s organ students, & our choir under the direction of Julie Stoffel. The program will be followed by a reception

Pastor's Letter - June 9, 2019

The Solemnity of Pentecost marks the end of the Church’s observance of the Easter Season. This celebration commemorates the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles, the Blessed Mother, and the whole Church. The coming of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost also fulfills God’s revelation of Himself in three divine persons. Though existing eternally, the Father is made known through His creation, the Son in the Incarnation, and now the Holy Spirit is revealed as “the Lord and giver of life, Who proceeds from the Father and the Son” (Nicene Creed). Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, promised to send to His Church the Comforter, the Advocate, Who would strengthen and confirm us in our faith. “Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, and kindle in them the fire of your love!”

The period of time between the Lord’s Ascension into heaven and the descent of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost Sunday has always been observed as a special time of prayer. Scripture tells us that Jesus ascended to heaven 40 days after Easter and Pentecost occurred 50 days after Easter. The Lord instructed His disciples to spend the nine days between those events praying. This is the origin of the Catholic practice of the “novena” (from the Latin word for “nine”.) A novena consists of praying for some particular intention for nine consecutive days. Sometimes this is expressed in prayers or practices which are observed over nine weeks or nine months (such as the custom of attending Mass for nine consecutive First Fridays). It’s just another example of one of those “Catholic things” that we didn’t just make up, but comes from the scriptures and the practice of the early Church.

Our parish’s fiscal year ends June 30, 2019. Although finances are not my first responsibility (nor my strongest trait!), they are a necessary burden for a pastor. As your pastor I wish to thank you for your financial support of our parish and remind you of our continuing needs. You will see in this bulletin that we are nearly $20,000 short on our year-to-date budget for offertory/envelop income. In addition, we have had some extraordinary expenses this year. Fortunately, we have exceeded our Annual Appeal target and are close to our $100,00 goal. Your generous response to one or both of these will be a blessing to our parish – and to you!

May God bless you! Fr. Schaller

Learn about the Eucharist on FORMED!!

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.

Go to: http://ssppwisrapids.formed.org/ and enter in code below to sign-up:

Brewing Truth Game Night!

Brewing Truth Game Night! 
6:30-8pm, Wed, Jun. 5 @ B’s Tap House

140 E. Grand Ave, Wis. Rapids

Young Adults in their 20s & 30s.

Join us for good brews, great company, & some fun & games!

Pastor's Letter - June 2, 2019

The Ascension of the Lord marks a turning point in the life of the early Church. It signifies the transition which takes place when the Lord leaves His disciples – but with the promise of the coming of the Holy Spirit. Jesus leaves, but He does not leave them alone. He is still present with us today, especially in the Blessed Sacrament. And the Holy Spirit continues to strengthen His Church. Several years ago the Bishops of the Dioceses of Wisconsin, with the permission of Rome, moved the observance of the Lord’s Ascension from the 40th day after Easter (always a Thursday) to the Sunday following. This was a concession to the secular commercial and business practices which make it difficult for many Catholics to attend Mass on a Thursday. On this Solemnity, the Church celebrates that event in the life of the early Church when they witnessed the Lord’s return to His Father forty days after His resurrection. With the Father, the risen (and now ascended) Lord promised to send the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and the Church. Liturgically, this time from the Lord’s ascension until the feast of Pentecost is a time for us to pray more earnestly for the coming of the Holy Spirit. Indeed, the nine days between the Ascension and Pentecost provide the model for our Catholic practice of a Novena (from the Latin word for nine), in which prayers are offered over a period of nine days for a particular intention.

Next Sunday the Church celebrates the Solemnity of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit descended upon the Blessed Mother, the Apostles, and the disciples of the Lord. To help us observe the coming of the “Fire of the Holy Spirit”, I invite everyone to wear something red to Mass next Sunday.

May God bless you! Fr. Schaller