Fortnight for Freedom

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will again recognize a Fortnight for Freedom from June 21 to July 4, 2017. This year, the theme is “Freedom for Mission.” Please visit the USCCB for prayers, reflections, action alerts and other resources to stand up for one of our most cherished freedoms.

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Join Our Parish

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, July 7 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 June 21. The Sacrament of Penance will not be offered this month.

Liturgical Ministries

Liturgical ministry is an excellent opportunity to fulfill your baptismal call of service to one another. Our liturgies should utilize the talents and gifts that God has given this community to the fullest extent. Whether participation is through “behind the scenes” preparation and planning or through a public role of service within the Mass, parishioner contributions help our liturgies to be truly life-giving celebrations. Please prayerfully consider joining one of these ministries.

Lectors

Lectors proclaim the Word of the Lord during the Liturgy. A lector should have a passion for Scripture, an ability to interpret and understand Scripture, and sufficient public speaking skills to proclaim the Word to the assembly. Training in the specifics of the ministry is provided throughout the year. Lectors are assigned on a rotating schedule.

Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion

An Extraordinary Minister distributes the Body and Blood of our Lord during the Mass with reverence and dignity at all times. The ministers develop a devotion to the Eucharistic presence of Christ, knowing the Christ of the Eucharist.

Greeters & Ushers

As ministers of hospitality, ushers welcome folks and help them to feel comfortable in the worshipping environment. They open doors, greet, hand out bulletins, and collect monetary gifts during Preparation. Assistance is given to folks as needed or during emergencies. Adults and high school students are welcome to serve.

Servers

The altar server occupies a privileged place in the liturgical celebration. The altar server presents himself to a community and experiences firsthand that Jesus Christ is present and active in every liturgical act. We invite children as young as fourth graders to become servers, but also use adult servers at each mass as well as for funerals.

Music Ministry

The SSPP Parish choir sings at the 10:30 AM Mass on Sundays, 9 months out of the year. Practices are usually scheduled on Thursday evenings.  The choir combines with the OLSH choir for regional celebrations such as a Christmas Eve Mass and the Easter Vigil.  This choir is generally open to adults and children as young as 12. We also have a youth choir that sings a Christmas Eve mass and other periodic times, open to grades 2-8.  A young adult choir with high school aged youth and college aged young adults home for the summer often sings in the summer months as well.  If you play an instrument (especially trumpet, flute or violin) and would like to be called for special occasions, please let us know. Please contact our music director, Bob Wurzelbacher, at bobwurzelbacher@gmail.com for any questions.

Art & Environment

We are lacking this committee at this time, but the Worship Commission has tried to decorate the Church in the different seasons. We are actively trying to create this committee at this time.

Gift Bearers

Individuals, families, parish groups, you are invited to carry the gifts in the Offertory Processions. Celebrating a memorial, birthday, anniversary, new job, baby, or home? Be a part of the liturgy in thanksgiving representing all of God’s blessings to us.