A Prayer Service for the Needs of a Broken Nation
We are all worn down from the COVID . . . the news . . . the suffering . . . the isolation . . . the anger . . . the brokenness we have witnessed and very possibly felt.
There is SO MUCH NEED for peace and healing!!! We need peace and healing in our hearts and in our homes. And, more than ever, we need peace and healing IN OUR NATION!!!
Let us do what we do so faithfully in times of great need – LET US COME TOGETHER IN PRAYER!!!
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A Prayer to Combat the Coronavirus Pandemic
For You alone are our hope.
Sister Parish in Guatemala
Adult Faith Formation:
Tuesday, Jan. 26th – 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tax-smart financial planning strategies to support our Church’s financial needs!
Presenters: Debi and Kevin Edwards
This will be done on FaceBook Live on the parish FB page, with an opportunity for asking questions in the Chat feature of the FB page, or you can send questions in advance to [email protected]
This session will focus on ways we as parishioners can support our church’s financial needs using tax-smart strategies. With their background as Certified Public Accountants and Financial Advisors, they can share practical tips as well as the “big picture” of tax strategies.
Bio: Kevin and Debi Edwards have been members of Ss. Peter & Paul for 25 years. Through the years they served on the finance and parish councils as well as the youth and adult faith formation commissions. Additionally, they started the Luke 18 retreat for 7th & 8th graders in our Parish. Kevin served as a parish trustee for several years. Debi currently serves on the Catholic Urban Program Finance Committee and the Diocesan Finance Council.
OFFERING FROM OUTSIDE OF SS PETER AND PAUL
WORLD RELIGION SERIES – on ZOOM
There is a virtual course in Spring 2021: “Practicing Religion: A Comparative Approach to the World’s Religions”. This course will run on Wednesday evenings at 7pm from Jan. 27th to Mar. 31st via Zoom.
Rev. Dr. David Greenhaw, retired president of Eden Theological Seminary, will be teaching the course. Together, we will explore how the world’s religions approach major human milestones like hospitality, birth, death, and marriage through unique practices and customs. The class is free and open to all. To register, visit this link: http://bit.ly/2IwmGIA. If you have a conflict on Wednesday nights and can’t attend live, they will be recording all of the courses.
St. Andrew Dinner
The Vocations Office is excited to launch a new initiative in promoting opportunities for young men to learn more about the priesthood. The events are known as St. Andrew Dinners and they give young men of high school and college age, along with their parents, a chance to gather with Bishop McGovern, Vocation Director Father Nick Junker, and some of the parish priests for a low-key evening of supper and conversation about priesthood.
"I think it is important for us to offer opportunities for young men (along with their parents) to hear more about what it's like to be a priest, what goes into the decision to pursue the seminary or religious life, and what are the skills you need to develop in order to hear God's voice," said Bishop McGovern. "Both young men and their parents have many good questions that they would like answered as they consider the future."
If you are interested in attending one of the St. Andrew Dinners, or have any questions, please contact Father Junker at [email protected] or call him at 618.722.5035.
Our parish community and surrounding parishes joined in celebrating the gifts of Fr. Sebastian and Angela Atkinson as well as welcoming Fr. Evaristus to the parish. This celebration was an opportunity to see the bountiful blessing of this community. The gifts of time, talent and treasure were shared by all. Thank you again for everyone involved in making this day a success!
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.