April 14, Palm Sunday beginning at 7:30 PM at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. Taizé Prayer is a beautiful, contemplative candlelight worship experience which blends music, meditation, scripture reading and periods of silence. The music will be provided by our music ministry and you will have the opportunity to sing and pray. Taizé prayer is the creation of a monastic community in Taizé France who call it “a time to rest in God, to let the works listened to and sung penetrate one’s being.” It is a wonderful opportunity to pause, pray and focus on our Lenten Journey.

Almsgiving

This year’s Lenten Project is a Regional project. Each weekend during Lent, you are asked to contribute items requested by area charities. Project. At OLSH, the items can be brought to the Marian Room kitchen. At SSPP, boxes will be under the steps in the back of church.

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Stations of the Cross

ALTERNATING FRIDAYS AT 7 PM - OUR LADY OF THE SACRED HEART - (MARCH 8, MARCH 22, APRIL 5) - STS. PETER AND PAUL - (MARCH 15, MARCH 29, APRIL 12)

Eucharistic Adoration Sts. Peter & Paul has a Holy Hour from 6:00-8:00 pm on the third Wednesdays of the month. The Sacrament of Penance will be offered.

Friday Fish Dinners

Fridays of Lent - March 8, March 15, March 22, March 28, April 5, April 12, and Good Friday, April 19 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

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Join Our Parish

Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church has a very rich history that dates back to the year 1850, when Archbishop John Baptist Purcell founded a new parish. Our desire as a parish is to continue to minister to the local community and to shine as a welcoming beacon for all.

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First Friday Devotion to the Sacred Heart

Everyone is invited to OLSH for devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus on the First Fridays of each month. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass starts at 6:30 pm, followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and devotional prayers. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered during this time. The evening concludes at 8:00 pm with prayers of consecration to the Sacred Heart and Benediction.

Holy Week

Holy Week stands at the head of our calendar, the holiest week of the entire liturgical year. Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday and continues until Easter Sunday. It celebrates the Paschal Mystery, the passion and death of our Lord, Jesus Christ, and his victorious resurrection, his triumph over sin and death and his glorification by his Father. We welcome you to join us!

Announcements & News

Eucharistic Miracles of the World

Experience the power of the Body and Blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ in the Eucharist through education and prayer! April 5th through April 7th at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish from Friday and Saturday 9 am-9pm; Sunday 9am-8pm. Adoration will be following 8:30 am Mass till close. Event Schedule Friday April 5 8:30 am Mass followed by Exposition …

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Welcome our new Music Director at SSPP & OLSH!

Trent Sims is a native of Dayton, Ohio. He developed a love of music at an early age and completed 10 years of intensive private study in organ performance and choral conducting with teachers in the Dayton area. During the course of his studies, he accepted his first professional position at a large downtown Dayton church as Organist/Director of Music …

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A Letter From Fr. Matthew Robben

August 17, 2018 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I am writing this letter in response to the McCarrick and now Pennsylvania grand jury investigation. I am angry, disappointed, and feel a sense of betrayal by our leadership. When I was ordained to the priesthood in 2012, I understood the challenge the clergy faced in regaining the trust of the …

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Kroger Community Rewards

The Kroger Community Rewards Program was designed to support organizaons by simply using your Kroger Plus Card! Sign up right away to start earning rebates for our parish. 1. Sign in or create an account at krogercommunityrewards.com. 2. Click on Enroll Now< 3. Under “Find Your Organizaon” enter 80728 (SSPP) or 80117 (OLSH), click search 4. Click on appropriate parish name ...

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Resisting Happiness

Thank you for the many positive comments over the past 37 weeks of reflections. They have been a source of strength for me to break the cycle of resistance in my own life. Many have asked that the past reflections for the book Resisting Happiness be accessible online. Hopefully by the time you read this article, they will be posted …

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Read Fr. Matt Robben’s Reflections on “Resisting Happiness”

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