Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church

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What to Expect with reopening. 

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2020 Gold Rush
And the Grand Prize goes to...

Thank you to all that participated! It means a lot to our parish for your support. We'll see you next spring!


The Outsiders Honor Roll Club Hasn’t Missed a Year Since 1982, and Not Even COVID-19 Can Keep Us Down  

Now in its 39th year, the Honor Roll Club has contributed a total of $321,000 to Saints Peter & Paul. From $2,000 in 1982 to over ten times that in 2019 when the donations reached $23,235, the SPPS picnic has been the beneficiary of our efforts. With no picnic this year, there is a big ZERO where our contributions used to be, so we’re about to change all that!

We are counting on our existing members again in 2020.  And, we are hoping to find new members who want to help us continue the tradition. Please think about joining. This is the easiest club to belong to – no meetings, no requirements – just one contribution, once a year. This years Honor Roll is being split 50/50 between the church and the school!

 Here’s How It Works:

  • Donate $75 to purchase the equivalent of 4 cases of beer or $25 for soda, just like in past years, or
  • Donate what you can.

Want to be part of this unique tradition that happens only at SPPS? Simply send your check payable to SPPS c/o Butch Kunkel at The Outsider, 104 S. Market Street, Waterloo, IL or to the church office.  Or call 939-9913 for more information. Thanks to everyone for past and future support.


Outsiders Honor Roll Club: Taking on COVID-19, One Donation at a Time  


The election is just around the corner and once again the USCCB has provided us with the document “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: A Call to Political Responsibility from the Catholic Bishops of the United States", with a New Introductory Letter. Now don’t get too excited, it does not tell you who to vote for. The document states: “We bishops do not intend to tell Catholics for whom or against whom to vote. Our purpose is to help Catholics form their consciences in accordance with God’s truth”.  So while this document is not going to tell you who to vote for, it will give you some tools, some things to think about, and some guidance from our Bishops, to help form your conscience and make those decisions. For more information, please visit: https://www.usccb.org/offices/justice-peace-human-development/forming-consciences-faithful-citizenship


A Prayer to Combat the Coronavirus Pandemic
Most Merciful and Triune God,
We come to You in our weakness.
We come to You in our fear.
We come to You with trust.

For You alone are our hope.
We place before You the disease present in our world.
We turn to You in our time of need.

Bring wisdom to doctors.
Give understanding to scientists.
Endow caregivers with compassion and generosity.
Bring healing to those who are ill.
Protect those who are most at risk.
Give comfort to those who have lost a loved one.
Welcome those who have died into Your Eternal Home.

Stabilize our communities.
Unite us in our compassion.
Remove all fear from our hearts.
Fill us with confidence in Your care.

Jesus, I trust in You.
Jesus, I trust in You.
Jesus, I trust in You.





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Weekdays 8AM
Saturday 5PM
Sunday 10 AM 


Adult Faith Formation:

Mark Your Calendars!  

Faith in the Workplace – panel

Presented by Suzan Knese, Lauren Niebrugge, Todd Osterhage

Tuesday, October 27th  from 7:15-8:15 p.m   using FaceBook Live with a small group in the AFF House

Jesus calls us to communal life with him and with one another, as the Body of Christ.   St. Francis of Assisi says, “Preach the Gospel at all times;  when necessary, use words.”   So, how do we preach and love the gospel, especially at work, without worrying about legal consequences, being politically correct, and getting a call from HR?  We are blessed to have incredible panelists with many years of experience living out their Catholic faith within vibrant work places.  Each of our panelists will share how they are able to do this within each of their own work circumstances. 


Suzan has twenty-five years of experience in operations, talent, HR,  and business management.  This year Suzan celebrated fourteen years with Osborn Barr Paramore (OBP), where she serves as Chief Operating Officer.   OBP is a full-service marketing, advertising, public relations, and digital agency headquartered in St. Louis with offices in Kansas City and Nashville.   OBP is one of the largest privately held marking firms in the mid-west with 25MM in annual revenue and over 150 full-time employees.   Suzan has been a member of SSPPCC for twenty years and is currently a trustee for the parish.  Suzan is married to Mark Knese, and they have three children, Hannah, Katie, and Joey, all of who are SPPCS graduates. 


Lauren and her husband, Dan, are lifetime members of SSPPCC & are proud alumnus of SPPCS (Dan, 8th grade class of 1992 & Lauren, 8th grade class of 1993).  They have five sons & 4 of them will attend SPPCS this fall (one will be a 7th grader at WJHS).  She graduated with a Bachelor’s & Master’s Degree in Accountancy from the University of IL @ Urbana-Champaign.  She is a CPA & worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers as an auditor for 5 years straight out of college.  Currently,  she is the Staff Vice President of Health Plan Accounting at Centene Corporation & has worked there for 13 years.  She leads the finance team that has responsibility for selling health insurance on the health insurance marketplace (exchange) created by the Obama administration in 2014. 


Todd and his wife, Lucy (Beckerle) met in high school and were married at Immaculate Conception in Columbia in August of 1988.  They are both members of SSPPCC.  He  participated in the RCIA program in 2006 when he joined the parish.  They have two daughters, Kelsey (age 25) and Ashley (age 18), both attended SPPCS and Gibault High School.  He has been a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones for the past 20+ years and his branch office is in Columbia, IL.    Outside of his family and career  he has served as a volunteer fireman in Waterloo, Chair of the SSPPCC Endowment Fund,  Chair of the Gibault Investment Committee,  Columbia Rotary President,  Waterloo Police Pension Board and other community activities.

Join us via Facebook live stream from the parish Facebook page -- https://www.facebook.com/ssppccwaterloo

Campus Project Update:

2020 Pledge Form


Pledges Made to Date:  166 of 1201 families for $175,957.39 of  $151,438 goal
Pledge Receipts:    $164,556.39
Memorials:       $ 5,320.00
Other Donations:  $ 3,620.00
Total Money Received to Date: $173,496.39

All parish communication letters will be saved on the website under the "Campus Projects" tab on the home screen. https://www.ssppcc.org/campus-projects



Parish Celebration!

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! 


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Office Hours

Monday - Friday:
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.



  • Oct 25 2020  8:00 am - Mass
  • Oct 25 2020  10:00 am - Mass
  • Oct 25 2020  11:00 am - Baptisms

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