Feast of All Saints

Masses for the Feast of All Saints will be at 8:30 am and Noon at Sts. Peter and Paul. Masses for the Feast of All Saints will be at 8:30 am and 7:00 pm at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart.

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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

Friday, November 3 is First Friday and everyone is invited to OLSH for devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. 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.

Sts. Peter & Paul has a Holy Hour from 6:00-8:00 pm, Wednesday November 15. The Sacrament of Penance will be offered.

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Reading Pastoral Region Chili Cook-off

Save the Date!  The 3rd annual Reading Pastoral Region Chili Cook-off will be held Sunday, November 12th from 3-6 pm in the OLSH Activity Center. All proceeds benefit the OLSH/SSPP Youth Ministry.  Entry is free, but registration is required.  Contact Jim Meyer at j65meyer@gmail.com.  Don’t want to cook?  $5 dollars gets you as many tastings as you’d like then vote for your favorite!  Hosted and sponsored by the Fr. Gustave Brotzge Knights of Columbus.  

Pancake Breakfast

SAVE THE DATE !!!
Sunday, November 5th
Parish Pancake Breakfast
Immediately following
10:30 Mass in the cafeteria.
Enjoy pancakes, sausage, coffee & juice
along with fellow parishioners in the cafeteria
What a great way to spend a Sunday Morning!

Women’s CRHP Weekend

All ladies of SSPP and OLSH are invited to participate in our 17th annual Christ Renews His Parish Weekend Retreat. It will be held on November 11 & 12 at
SSPP. Be part of a weekend of fun, spirituality, sharing, and good food. For more information, or make a reservation please call…… Andrea Gertz at 382-9042 or
Carol Antenucci at 554-0060.

To read more about Christ Renews His Parish, check out our FAQs. 

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

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Rev. Matthew Robben – Pastor

Fr. Matt

Dear Saints Peter and Paul and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parishioners,

I can’t explain how excited I am to be your new pastor. I look forward to working with you and growing in the Lord together. Many have asked what I would like to be called. You may call me Father, Father Matt, Father Matthew, or Fr Robben…I’m flexible! With that said, here are a few details about my history.

On February 17, 1972, I was born the 13th of 14 alphabetically named children. As a child, I grew up on a working holstein dairy farm milking as many as 250 animals. I attended St John the Baptist Church and grade school in Harrison, Ohio. I graduated from Elder High School and attended 1 year at the University of Cincinnati. Starting when I was 16, I worked in the restaurant business. First, with LaRosa’s and then as general manager for Pizza Hut for 3 years. At that point, I switched to managing at several Jersey Mike’s locations. I returned to UC in 1999 and graduated with a BA with honors in History with the intention of teaching high school. Lacking the funds to pay for graduate school I was able to get a job at Thomas More College in Northern Kentucky working in the maintenance department and taking education classes at the same time. It was at Thomas More that my vocational call was reawakened. I entered Mount Saint Mary Seminary where I earned a Master of Divinity and was ordained a priest on May 19, 2012. My 1st assignment was as chaplain and teacher at Chaminade Julienne High School in Dayton Ohio where I taught Scripture (I am currently working on my thesis for a Masters of Biblical Studies). My weekend assignment was to St Peter Parish in Huber Heights, Ohio. Earlier this year, due to the medical retirement of the pastor, I was named co-administrator of Region 12 (St Peter, Holy Cross, Our Lady of the Rosary, St Stephen’s, and St Adalberts). Other ministries I have been involved with include Project Rachel and the Respect Life Office. In my spare time, I like to play most any sport, especially basketball, ping pong, golf bowling or just walking in the woods. I also like to play cards (Pinochle with Euchre a close second), watch movies, and cook (baking in particular). I love volunteering each year for the FAM OHIO convention usually held in Columbus dedicated to helping educate those with bleeding disorders. I also like volunteering for the Over the Rhine and Walnut Hills Soup Kitchens as an active board member. Finally, I like to spend time with family and friends. I hope this gives you a snapshot of who I am, the rest you will learn in time.

God’s blessings to all,

Fr Matthew J Robben

Fr. John Heim, S.J., In Residence

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