Happy Easter

"Do not be amazed! You seek Jesus of Nazareth, the crucified. He has been raised; he is not here." Mk 16:6

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.

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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

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.

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Catholic Grade School Tuition Assistance Information

Saints Peter and Paul and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart have both provided tuition assistance for Catholic grade school tuition for many years. Application process for assistance has taken place at different times for both parishes; OLSH at the end of the previous school year and SSPP in November. Many SSPP parishioners asked to know the amount of assistance that they would receive before the school year began. Therefore, the timing of the application process has been streamlined for both parishes. To read more about the guidelines and to download the application, click here.

Save the Date – Wedding Anniversary Celebration

Save the date…Saturday, June 23rd, the Wedding Anniversary Celebration of our beloved couples from OLSH and SsPP with 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, and 65+ years of marriage.
The celebration begins with 5 pm Mass at OLSH followed by dinner in the Marian Room. Contact the parish offices of OLSH and SSPP to RSVP. OLSH: 733-4950 or olsh@fuse.net
SSPP: 554-1010 or ppanzeca1@fuse.net.

Join us for our Spaghetti Dinner

Sunday, April 29th from 4 – 7 PM in the Sts. Peter and Paul Cafeteria. All you can eat spaghetti, meatballs, salad, breadsticks, drinks and homemade desserts. Suggested Donation of $8.00 for all you can eat, or $5.00 for Seniors, children or one-time pass through. Come and enjoy good people, good food, and support a great cause!

Parish Grounds Clean Up Days

Parish Clean up Days for SSPP & OLSH! Thursday, May 3rd to Saturday, May 5th Clean up! Prep! Mulch! Plant!
Plan on bringing your family and helping make your parish grounds more beautiful!

SSPP Facility Requests

Fr. Matt is requesting that any and all councils, commissions, ministries and/or groups who intend to use any facilities at either OLSH or SSPP between the dates of July 1, 2018 and June
30, 2019 SUBMIT YOUR FACILITY USAGE REQUIREMENTS-dates/times/space needed No later than Monday, April 30, 2018. To submit dates and facility requirements for SSPP email Pat at ppanzeca1@fuse.net To submit dates and facility requirements for OLSH email Sally at olsh@fuse.net. Included in the email should be:

  • The name of the organization
  • The person in charge of the organization
  • The name of the event
  • The space required
  • The dates needed ( single or recurring event)

The time needed-set up and tear down should be listed separately. For example, social event will be from 5:00-7:30pm; with x additional hours needed for set up and tear down.

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 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.

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

Deacon Tom Lynd

Mike Schweitzer, Business Manager

Beth Pettigrew, Pastoral Associate for Religious Education & Youth

Pat Panzeca, Secretary

Bob Wurzelbacher, Pastoral Associate, Director of Music