WORD OF LIFE
Pope Francis, Meeting with journalists during flight to Brazil for World Youth Day, July 22, 2013
Action: Visit an aging parent or elderly friend or neighbor this week.
Action: October 7 is the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary. Pray a Rosary for Life this week using the special intentions found at www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/devotionals/rosaries/index.cfm .
SSPP ADVENT RECONCILIATION
December 11th at 6:30 p.m.
December 17th at 12:30 p.m.
By receiving the graces of the sacrament of reconciliation we will continue to grow in our spiritual life.
The Church often invites us to reflect on our Baptism, and we used this as our theme. We process from the school into the church with the song, “I’ve Got that Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy down in My Heart.” We sing “This Little Light of Mine” as we approach the baptismal pool. Then, weaving in the symbols of the oil (chrism), white garment, and candle, we sing “We Have Been Baptized in Christ”—which the children themselves choreographed.
We have been baptized in Christ;
It is Jesus whom we have put on.
We who are washed in this water
Have hope of eternal life!
Welcome to SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church
“A Spiritual Home for Everyone”
We pride ourselves on being a faith-based community, where individuals can renew and grow spiritually in their faith in an environment of serving and sharing in the mission of Jesus Christ.
Our focus is making our parish a home—a place where each person has a sense of family and belonging, where they take care of fellow parishioners in need ,and are taken care of when they are in need. A home is also a place where you can “be yourself,” and we have programs that allow each individual to recognize and develop their own unique talents so that they may best serve our Lord.
SS. Peter & Paul Parish’s mission: “A Catholic community centered in Christ called to serve God and each other” offers us all the opportunity to live a life of true Christian stewardship that is deeply rooted in the person of Jesus Christ. At SS. Peter & Paul, we believe it is of utmost importance to meet members’ spiritual needs and help members develop a personal relationship with Jesus by focusing on being good stewards of God’s gifts to us by:
Praying: Private, Small Group and Community
Studying: Learning more about the word of God
Growing Spiritually: Putting the Word of God into practice in our lives
Serving: Focusing on others in our parish, family and community
Giving: Sharing all the gifts God has given us
Our Parish’s ministries and programs can help us focus on renewing and building our Spiritual Health.
In 2006, we celebrated our 150th Jubilee. We treasure our rich tradition and are building on it to create a more vibrant, energized parish in the true spirit of Christian stewardship as a way of life deeply rooted in the person of Jesus Christ.
Please acquaint yourself with our many ministries and programs. We invite and encourage you to participate when a member of the ministry you have expressed an interest in calls.
We are excited to have you join us as we continue to build A Spiritual Home for Everyone.
God Bless You,
Father John P. Beveridge, Pastor