Save the weekend!
Fri, Sept 18: 6pm – 11pm
Sat, Sept 19: 4pm – 11pm
Sun, Sept 20: Noon to 8pm
Save the weekend!
Fri, Sept 18: 6pm – 11pm
Sat, Sept 19: 4pm – 11pm
Sun, Sept 20: Noon to 8pm
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
Saturday Vigil Mass: 4:00 pm
Sunday Mass 10:00 am
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
Pat Panzeca, 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)
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 Sunday May 3rd (Learn more). 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:
To help with the celebration of Mass from home, we have created a worship aid that will include music and prayers for Mass.
Mass Worship Aides can be picked inside both churches. 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 at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church in the Sacristy. (In the main door of the building, turn left down the hall, 3rd door on the left.)
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.
In an effort to protect our staff and comply with the State of Ohio’s recommendations, the office will be closed until further notice. Voicemails are checked only once per day, and email responses are very limited.
If you need to reach Fr. Matt for an emergency please call the Parish Office – 513 554-1010, and enter extension 15. For any other office business that cannot wait, you can email Angie Touvelle: firstname.lastname@example.org; Beth Pettigrew: email@example.com; or Sally Dietrich: olsh.fuse.net. Angie, our Business Manager is also checking voicemail. You can reach her at 513 554-1010 ext 04, or Beth Pettigrew at extension 23.
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
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Your purchases will begin earning rewards within 7-10 business days after registering your Kroger Plus Card. If you have any questions or need help registering, contact Beth Pettigrew at 513-554-1010 or Lisa Schoenberger at 513-535-9841.