Gold Rush Fundraiser
The Gold Rush fundraiser is under way with 456 tickets sold online so far! Starting in June and going through October, we will draw these prizes: five $1,000 winners, one $2,000 winner, one $3,000 winner, one $5,000 winner, and one $10,000 Grand Prize winner. Tickets are $100 each and can be bought individually or as a group. Buy your ticket(s) here - https://GoldRush2021.givesmart.com. All drawings will be recorded and posted to the parish Facebook page and also on the parish website.
As in past years, the profits of this fundraiser are split 50/50 with SS Peter & Paul grade school and parish. This is why you can receive $20 credit for each ticket bought to use towards your student’s SPPCS fundraising goal. Last year we saw a profit of $21,709, with $10,854.50 going to the school and $10,854.50 going to the parish general fund. Thank you for your support!
Theology on Tap
Bishop Michael McGovern's presentation to the young adults at the SPPCC Theology on Tap June 2021, Stubborn German, Waterloo, IL.
Presentation: The Church, The Bishops and You
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Sister Parish in Guatemala
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.
6th-8th Grade Science Teaching Position
Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Grade School is seeking a passionate and talented professional to fill a 6th-8th grade Science Teaching Position. Candidates should be highly motivated, creative, and enthusiastic to teach in an inviting, faith-filled envi-ronment. At SPPCS, we teach students to serve, lead and love using Christ as our model. These core values don’t just apply to our students but our teachers as well. We are committed to each teacher’s development. In honor of our belief that students should become leaders of their learn-ing, teachers are awarded autonomy while also receiving frequent coaching.
The qualifications for this position require you to complete a child protection class offered by the Diocese of Belleville, and hold a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution. A valid Illinois Teaching License is preferred but not required. Any experience in the education field or working with children is a plus.
Please stop by the school office at 217 West 3rd Street to pick up an application or access our web-site at www.sppcs.org and find an application under “contact.” Please Send your completed application and resume to [email protected] or drop it off at the school office.
Communications and Social Media Specialist
The Diocese of Belleville is seeking a full-time Communications and Social Media Specialist. This position is responsible for planning, implementing, and monitoring the Diocesan communication strategy with an emphasis on social media. The Communications and Social Media Specialist will assist in drafting written communication and video scripts.
Essential qualifications include an Associate Degree, Bachelor’s Degree preferred, with an emphasis in digital media management, marketing, graphic design, or communications and 3-5 years’ experience. Candidate must have the ability to collect and analyze web data and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Practicing Catholic preferred with thorough knowledge and understanding of Catholic teachings, practices, and organizational structure.
TO APPLY: Send resume, cover letter, and references to Human Resources, Diocese of Belleville, 222 South Third Street, Belleville, IL 62220 or email [email protected] Application Deadline: August 31, 2021.
A Prayer to Combat the Coronavirus Pandemic
For You alone are our hope.
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