Sign up Genius for September 19/20 Masses:
What to Expect with reopening.
HELP NEEDED!! Please prayerfully consider volunteering for church support. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050D4BA5AD29A7F94-church
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:
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
For You alone are our hope.
Adult Faith Formation:
WE’RE BACKKKKK!! The Speaker Series is kicking off the fall season with a very timely session. Attention: Parents and Grandparents of Children ages 4-14 especially
What: "Parents as First Catechists: Helping Build the Domestic Church"
Join Carrie and Beth as they talk about what it means for parents to be a child's first catechist. They will discuss ways parents and grandparents can help build the domestic church in their homes and will bring lots of resources for sharing the Catholic faith with little ones. During this time of COVID, many of you are remote learning and needing to do family catechesis, or just looking for ways to enhance what the children are getting in school. Here is your chance to get some help with resources and ideas!
Join us via Facebook live stream from the parish Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ssppccwaterloo/ ).
Carrie lives in Waterloo with her husband, Nathan, and their 4 children, Grant, Claire, Lydia, and Elliot. She has been very active at SSPPCC for years. She loves learning about her Catholic faith. Carrie is eager to share what she has learned (and wished she knew when her kids were younger) about building a domestic church in the home.
Beth, her husband Rich, and their children Grace and Harry have lived in Waterloo and been members of SSPPCC for 14 years. Beth is a teacher at SPPCS and has learned so much about her Catholic faith from having to teach it to the 7th and 8th graders. She is excited about sharing the movement toward empowering parents to catechize their children from a very young age.
Don’t miss it!!
2020 Gold Rush
Click here after June 1 to purchase tickets: http://e.givesmart.com/events/hhW
Campus Project Update:
2020 CAMPUS PROJECT UPDATE (September 14)
|Pledges Made to Date:||164 of 1201 families for $139,176.14 of $151,438 goal|
|Other Donations:||$ 3,620.00|
|Total Money Received to Date:||$157,281.14|
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
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.