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.

Parish Ministries

Bereavement

“Blessed are those who weep and mourn for they shall be comforted”

Purpose

The Bereavement Ministry will serve families who have lost a loved one to death through Sts. Peter and Paul Parish. The members of the ministry are trained to successfully implement our mission to give comfort and support to the grieving families of our faith community by giving them our time, hearing their thoughts and sharing their tears.

What is the Scope of the Ministry?

The members of the ministry personally reach out to grieving families with comfort and support through:

  • Assisting the family with planning an appropriate funeral Liturgy
  • Visiting the funeral home if desired
  • Attending the funeral to assist the family, clergy and funeral director

Our members are able to offer additional resources for grief support if requested.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Jesus said, “Let the children come to me and do not stop them, because the Kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

Every Sunday morning at the 10:30 Mass, after the Introductory Rites, the priest invites the children to leave for their own celebration.  The catechists lead the children out of Church, and the group reconvenes to hear the Liturgy of the Word suitably adapted so that it is relevant to the children’s lives and experiences.

The children do all the things grown-ups do at Mass, just in their own words.  There is a Penitential Rite and the Gloria.  The Gospel is proclaimed, there is a Creed, and a closing prayer.  The Gospel is followed by a discussion to make it meaningful for them.  Sometimes there is an activity.  The children are brought back to the assembly after the Prayers of the Faithful. This is a wonderful way for small children to learn about what happens in Church, and why it is so important to go and listen closely.  Children’s Liturgy helps children to hear their own message from the Gospel and ‘get something’ out of Mass.  Parents, you are welcome to go and see for yourself what they do.

All children from age four through fourth grade are encouraged to join us in Children’s Liturgy of the Word.

Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP)

“I will refresh those who are weary and will satisfy with food everyone who is weak from hunger.”

Christ Renews His Parish is a time to refocus, setting aside all the tasks and pressures of everyday life.  It is a time to let your soul catch up to your body.  It is based on prayer, Sacraments, Scripture, sharing, great food and fun, and a time to meet and enjoy fellow parishioners.  it is a time to share real life experiences and getting to know others who have been through your same challenges and struggles.  It is a time to grow in your faith, your love for God and love for your sisters in Christ.

All women of the parish, 18 and older, are invited to attend a CRHP weekend.  For more information please call:

CAROL ANTENUCCI @554-0060,  ANDREA GERTZ @733-1198, or either parish office 554-1010, 733-4950

Pray with us with love…Sing with us for laughs…Join us and see…

Marriage

FOCCUS couples: These are married couples who meet with our engaged couples assist them in preparation for the sacrament of marriage. They administer the FOCCUS assessment, then meet with the couple again to review and discuss the results. The couples in this ministry have been trained to facilitate the process of interpreting FOCCUS with the engaged couple. For couples with years of married experience, this is a form of peer ministry.

Wedding Coordinators assist the presider with the wedding rehearsal and the entrance procession of the wedding.   A team of two coordinators are assigned to each wedding. They organize the flowers, programs, and the procession into church, as well as handling any other details associated with the rehearsal and the wedding.

Network of Care

“Beloved, I pray all may go well with you and that you may be in good health as it goes well with your soul”  3 John 1:2

The purpose of the Parish Health Ministry is to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of parishioners. This is a prevention-related outreach program. It follows the example of the healing ministry of Jesus Christ by promoting wholeness of body, mind and spirit.

What is the role of the parish nurse/health minister?

  • To promote physical, emotional and spiritual health.
  • To provide personal health counseling.
  • To provide health and wellness information.
  • To provide health education.
  • To provide opportunities for health screenings (eg. Blood pressure, Lifeline
  • To make home, hospital and nursing home visits as needed.
  • To refer people to appropriate community agencies and health related services.
  • To be an advocate for the elderly and disabled.
  • To train volunteers within the congregation to assist others in need, such as “Friendly Visitors”, transportation and meals.
  • To encourage the healing ministry of the church and act as an interpreter of the relationship between faith and health.
  • To fulfill all that we want to do, we need your help! Nurses and caring lay parishioners are needed!

Contact: Rose Lindeman – Number: 554-1982

NEW! 

Attached is the Annual Summary for the Network of Care at Sts. Peter and Paul led by Rose Lindeman.  We are happy to compile this annual summary of activities for each of our church partners.  It is a pleasure supporting the work of Rose and her team.  They do such wonderful work!  We work with over 70 churches throughout Cincinnati, Northern KY, Dayton and Columbus and have been impressed with the health ministry activities done at your church.

Thank you for allowing us to offer support and resources to the Network of Care for the past many years.

God bless you,

Jeanne Palcic, MGS, RN  |  Director

Annual Summary 2016

Youth Ministry

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart and Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Churches offer a comprehensive youth ministry which includes all 8 components directed by the USCCB. We call ourselves the TURTLES: Teens Understanding Religion Thru Life’s Experiences. Our Youth Ministry is open to anyone looking for a safe place to discuss their faith, question their creed and to deepen and explore their spirituality.

Archdiocese of Cincinnati Adult Release Form

Archdiocese of Cincinnati Youth Participation Form