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COVID-19 Update (03/20/2020)

From the Archdiocese of Cincinnati website:

NO PUBLIC MASSES:

Temporary suspension of all public Masses through Easter in the state of Ohio. This is effective immediately. 

COVID-19 CATHOLIC RESOURCE PAGE

Pope Francis Prayer for COVID-19:

O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.
At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain, with steadfast faith.
You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need.
We are certain that you will provide, so that, as you did at Cana of Galilee, joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform ourselves to the Father’s will and to do what Jesus tells us:
He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us, through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.
We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God.
Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test – and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.

Please continue to pray for all who are suffering from illness or disease of any kind, for all healthcare workers, and for an easing of the anxiety and tension caused by this situation.  Relying on the Motherly care of Our Lady, we unite our sufferings to those of Our Lord Jesus Christ, who is our healing and our hope.

 

 

Holy Week Liturgy and Mass Streaming Schedule

April 5: PALM SUNDAY

Saturday Vigil Mass:   4:00 pm

Sunday Mass               10:00 am

            Blessed palms will be available for pick up beginning Thursday April 2 during open church hours of 11 am – to 7:00 pm.

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Contact Us!

Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church
330 West Vine Street
Reading, OH  45215
513-554-1010

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Fr. Matt Robben, Pastor

Angie Touvelle, Business Manager

Beth Pettigrew, Pastoral Associate for Religious Education & Youth

Trent Sims, Music Director

Mike Schweitzer, Business Manager

Pat Panzeca, Secretary

 

 

Bulletin and Ministries/Organizations News

Bulletins:  This weekend (March 28/29) will be the last bulletin published for a few weeks.  Any relevant information will be posted on both websites.

Ministries and Organizations:  Please email Beth Pettigrew what you want posted on the website.  (Beth.Pettigrew@catholicreading.church)

Streamed Weekend Masses

Archbishop Schnurr and the Ohio Bishops Conference announced on Monday March 16 that effective immediately, all parishes are to cease the public celebration of all Masses and liturgies. A dispensation from the Sunday obligation has been granted through Easter Sunday. There is no doubt that this decision was not taken lightly and speaks to the seriousness of the current COVID-19, Corona-virus outbreak. My heart breaks at the thought of not celebrating Holy Week and Easter together. However, I am writing to let you know how we are going to attempt to meet your spiritual needs during this trying period.

Holy Mass will be live streamed each day on the Saints Peter and Paul Facebook account from Mary Our Mother Chapel in the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish Center. There are two ways to access the streamed Mass. If you have a Facebook account, log in and “LIKE” the Sts Peter and Paul Facebook page. Click on the live stream and when prompted, accept the prompt for notifications of live feeds on the page. If you do not have an account, simply go to the front page of the parish website (www.olshcatholic.church or www.ssppcatholic.church) or click here for instructions on how to access and watch Mass live streams. The streamed Mass schedule will be as follows:

Streamed Weekend Masses

Saturday 4:00 pm

Sunday 10:00 am

 

Streamed Weekday Masses

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday 8:30 am

Thursday 6:00 pm

Friday 12 Noon

To help with the celebration of Mass from home, we are creating a worship aid that will include music and prayers for Mass. Mass Worship Aides can be picked up beginning at noon on Thursday at the following locations:

Sts Peter and Paul Locations

·       Under courtyard shelter

·       Outside office door during office hours

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart

·       Under canopy of the main school entrance

Booklets will be available 9 am – 8 pm. If you are home bound or are of a high-risk category, please call the parish office and we will send you a copy by mail.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered Saturday following the streamed 8:30 am Mass and on Thursday evening following the 6:00 pm Mass. Confessions will be heard drive up style in order to comply with the “social distance” regulation. The location will be at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart and will be near the Main school entrance under the canopy. If multiple parishioners want to receive the sacrament, we will do a walking Confession to maintain confidentiality. Look for the cones guiding the flow of traffic and maintain distance to ensure a confidential atmosphere.

The Sacrament of the Sick or Anointing of the Sick will only be offered to any who are in critical need. For example, in hospital, serious surgery, or end of life situations. Once the outbreak is subsided, we will schedule a healing Mass. All other Sacraments are cancelled until further notice, unless a serious circumstance arises.

The St John Paul II Biblical Stations of the Cross will be streamed online each Friday at 7:00 pm. In conjunction with “Virtual Adoration.” Booklets will be available for you to pick up along with the Mass Worship Aides.

In an effort to protect our staff and comply with the State of Ohio’s recommendations, the office will be closed to walk-in traffic, but will still answer phones and emails. Beginning the week of Monday March 23, the office will also be closed on Tuesday and Thursday until further notice. Office hours beginning March 23 are: Monday and Wednesday, 9 am – 4 pm and Friday, 9 am – 12 Noon with limited staff.

Our Saint Vincent de Paul Society will still be working on a limited basis as we move through the next month. If you are one of the many who will not be able to work or will be limited in the number of hours due to the outbreak and you are in need of assistance, please feel free to call. SVdP is here for circumstances such as these.

Finally, further information will be shared through the website and Facebook as we get more direction from the Archbishop. Know that I will be praying for all of you and please pray for me as we journey through this spiritual desert. I look forward to the day when we are together again praising and singing the glory of God. Until then, let this moment as a spiritual reawakening to the power of the Eucharist and may our hearts be ever united with the most Sacred Heart of Jesus.  Saints Peter and Paul and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart…pray for us.

Sincerely Yours in Christ Jesus,

Reverend Matthew J. Robben

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 5. You’ll receive confirmaon that you’ve enrolled. Your purchases will begin earning rewards within 7-10 business days aBer registering your Kroger Plus Card. If you have any quesons or need help registering, contact Beth PeDgrew at 513/554-1010 or Lisa Schoenberger at 513/535-9841.

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 on our website. If you do not have web access, call the parish office and we will mail you a copy.

http://catholicreading.church/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Resisting-Happiness.pdf

Why go on a Spiritual Retreat?

You could be as wealthy as a king — yet miserable — if you have no friends. Or you could be as poor as dirt — yet happy — because you’re surrounded by loved ones.

A recent study of human happiness by the distinguished British economist Richard Layard concludes that the most significant factor for personal happiness is relationships with other people. And what personal relationship could be more important than the relationship with God?

To learn more about retreats and find resources for local retreat houses, visit our Adult Faith Formation page.

Infant Baptism

14 weeks?

ARE YOU EXPECTING A BUNDLE OF JOY? Congratulations! It’s time to call the church office for Baptism!

The faith community of Sts. Peter and Paul share in your joy and excitement!

If you are planning to have your baby baptized, please call the parish office at 554-1010 during the 2nd trimester of pregnancy to get enrolled in the Baptism preparation process. 

Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other sacraments.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, #1213) Through Baptism, we are freed from sin and reborn as children of God. We thus become members of the Body of Christ, and are incorporated into the Church, sharing in her mission.

Click here to read our newsletter filled with information about your infant’s Baptism.

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