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

Employment at SSPP

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



Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible

If you would like to have a deeper relationship with God & a better understanding of your faith, then join us for Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible. You will not only benefit personally from being part of this study; you will also help to bring about a profound renewal in our parish as we grow closer to Christ. SS Peter and Paul will begin Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible on Thu, Sep. 6 at 6:30pm.
More info to come.

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 19, 2018

The Gospel today (and next Sunday) continues the account of Jesus’ miraculous feeding of the five thousand and His subsequent discourse on the “Bread of Life.” We have had the opportunity to reflect upon a variety of aspects of the Holy Eucharist during this time. Today I would like to recall the necessity of a spiritual and internal preparation for the proper reception of Holy Communion. Several years ago the Bishops of the United States drafted a brief statement about this (which is printed in the St. Michael Hymnal and the Lumen Christi Missal). They stated: “As Catholics, we fully participate in the celebration of the Eucharist when we receive Holy Communion. We are encouraged to receive communion devoutly and frequently. In order to be properly disposed to receive communion, participants should not be conscious of grave sin and normally should have fasted for one hour. A person who is conscious of grave sin is not to receive the Body and Blood of the Lord without prior sacramental confession except for a grave reason where there is no opportunity for confession. In this case, the person is to be mindful of the obligation to make an act of perfect contrition, including the intention of confessing as soon as possible. A frequent reception of the sacrament of penance is encouraged for all.” It has been (rightly) said that confession is good for the soul! Confessions are scheduled each Tuesday at 4:15pm, Saturday at 3:30pm, and every First Friday and First Saturday at 7:00am. Of course, the other parishes in the city and area have set times for Confessions, too. Have you gone to Confession lately?

I have spoken frequently about our need as Christians to always seek a better understanding of the Sacred Scriptures, for as St. Augustine said, “Ignorance of the Scriptures is ignorance of Christ.” As one step to our better understanding of the Scriptures I will be offering a series of eight presentations called “Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible”. Each class includes a 30 minute video presentation by Jeff Cavins, followed by a Q&A and comments led by me. They are scheduled for Thursdays at 6:30pm, from September 6 through October 25. More info and registration materials will be in this bulletin and next week’s.

May God bless you!
Fr. Schaller

Pope Francis' schedule for his visit to Ireland

From the Pope:

The Holy See's Press Office announces Pope Francis' schedule for his upcoming Apostolic Visit to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families, August 25-26.

Pope Francis' Apostolic Visit to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families begins on Saturday morning, 25 August, when he departs from Rome and arrives in Dublin at 10:30.

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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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