Gary is married with 3 wonderful children, and a wonderful wife, Kristi. Gary and Kristi both grew up in Reading, Gary at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart school then Moeller, and Kristi at Sts. Peter and Paul school and then RHS. Gary worked summers at OLSH helping prepare the school for the next school year and maintaining the grounds starting in 8th grade and all through high school. He has also been lighting up the festival at St Pete’s for the past 19 years. Gary is a licensed Property Inspector, which includes home inspections for potential buyers, a certified mold inspector and a Commercial Building Inspector. Gary has been working for the Pastoral Region for the past 5 years and is involved in many projects around both complexes.
Nancy has been a secretary since 1978 and a church secretary since 1998, when she and her family lived outside of Chicago. Nancy, Mike, Sara and Jana moved to the area in 2005 to be closer to family. Nancy is an active member of St. Maximillian Kolbe parish in Liberty Township and enjoys working in several ministries as well as being trained as a Stephen Minister, walking with those experiencing life’s struggles. She and Mike currently have four grandchildren and have been married over 30 years. She seeks to serve the Lord through service to others.
Happy Anniversary and Congratulations to all the married couples of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart and Sts. Peter and Paul Parishes; the Lord will continue to light your way in celebration of this beautiful sacrament!
Because our traditional celebration of Mass and dinner is cancelled this year, couples who are celebrating 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, etc. years of marriage are invited to participate in the wedding couples pictorial celebration published in the bulletin and virtually on our parish Facebook pages the weekend of August 8th-9th.
Please email or text your wedding picture (and current picture if you have one), list your wedding date (month/day/year), location of wedding (church/city), and your names for a certificate signed by Fr. Matt Robben to firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-225-6656 by Tuesday, July 28th. Couples celebrating their 25th or 50th anniversary who would like a congratulatory certificate signed by Archbishop Schnurr can contact the parish office: 513-733-4950 or 513-554-1010.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
The pandemic out-break of the Covid-19 virus, the resulting continuing stay-in-place orders here in Ohio, and the suspension of public Mass has been extremely difficult for many in our community. While this pandemic continues, there are signs of life beginning to emerge as many businesses begin to reopen. On May 8, Archbishop Schnurr presented a letter to the faithful outlining plans to resume the public celebration of Mass beginning on May 25, 2020 (8:30 am Saints Peter and Paul) with some restrictions (letter on next page). The idea of returning to public worship is worrisome for many; especially those who are in the high-risk category. Thus, the Archbishop has extended the dispensation from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass for the foreseeable future. If you wish to participate in the Eucharist, you may do this any day of the week. However, many restrictions have been put in place to help ensure that we continue to prevent the transmission of this virus.
Mass will continue to be streamed live on Facebook and hopefully in the near future, directly on the website. We are mounting permanent cameras in both churches. Mass will not be celebrated in Mary Our Mother Chapel for the foreseeable future due to social distance concerns. The Mass schedule will resume as follows….
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church
Monday & Wednesday 8:30 am
Thursday- 6:00 pm (Confessions following)
Saturday- 5:00 pm Sunday- 8:30 am
Saints Peter and Paul Church
Tuesday- 8:30 am
Friday- 12:00 Noon (High Risk Parishioners only)
Saturday- 8:30 am (Confessions following)
Saturday- 3:00 pm Sunday- 10:30 am
Please note, the Friday Noon Mass is for High-risk parishioners only! No other parishioners will be permitted into this Mass. Also, all confessions will be heard outside (drive-thru style) until further notice. Please get to Mass early due to limited seating due to social distancing. PLEASE READ ALL GUIDELINES for complete details and what to expect upon arrival. Note that these are always subject to change as needed. Please feel free to email or call me if you have any questions. Until we see each other again, may the Lord bless you and keep you safe.
Fr Matthew J. Robben
A Bulletin was published for Sunday, May 10th. You may view the bulletin by clicking on the Bulletin sidebar on the website to read Deacon Tom’s Reflection on the Gospel, Fr. Matt’s Saint of the Week, and the list of Easter flower donors among other articles.
We need your help!
As most of you know, we take a group to our Sister Parish on the Navajo Reservation every 2 years, and this is the year! But, due to the crazy time we’re living in, several of our fundraisers have had to be canceled.
We’re holding a flower sale as a new fundraiser this year and we need help more than ever. Orders are due by 4/22 and you can pick them up on May 2nd or 3rd. Just in time for Mother’s Day and spring planting! We’re setting up pickups so we can keep to social distancing as much as possible. If you’re interested in placing an order, click here for the order form
Thank you in advance to everyone for your support. Please feel free to share with your families and friends as well.
Save the weekend!
Fri, Sept 18: 6pm – 11pm
Sat, Sept 19: 4pm – 11pm
Sun, Sept 20: Noon to 8pm
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.
Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church
330 West Vine Street
Reading, OH 45215
Fr. Matt Robben, Pastor
Angie Touvelle, Business Manager
Beth Pettigrew, Pastoral Associate for Religious Education & Youth
Trent Sims, Music Director
Mike Schweitzer, Business Manager
Nancy Feverston, Secretary
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)