Annual Diocesan Spring Blessing of the Farm
All are invited to the Annual Diocesan Spring Blessing of the Farm, which will be held on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at 2:00 P.M. at the Farm of Dale and Kay Haudrich. Bishop McGovern's letter of invitation to the 2021 Farm Blessing can be viewed HERE.
Dale and Kay Haudrich Farm is located at 7903 State Route 156; Waterloo, Illinois 62298. You can arrive at their farm by taking IL-Hwy 159 to Hecker, IL. Then travel west onto IL-Hwy 156 out of Hecker ¾ of a mile. It is the first house on your right. “Farm Blessing” signs will also lead you to the farm. Those attending are invited to bring seed and soil in marked containers along with animals and farm machinery to be blessed. Food will also be collected for the needy of the area.
Pandemic health and safety protocols will be place. We look forward to having you join us!
Click HERE to view registration form!
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A Prayer to Combat the Coronavirus Pandemic
For You alone are our hope.
Sister Parish in Guatemala
On behalf of the Adult and Youth Faith Formation Commission of Ss. Peter and Paul Parish we are excited to provide 40 Days of Reflection during the Season of Lent. For the Next 40 days parishioners will provide a short daily reflection on topics from on Catholic Faith. We hope this project enables you and your family an opportunity for prayer, reflection and growth.
To view the daily reflection, click HERE!
Adult Faith Formation:
In case you missed it: View some take-a-ways from the Tax-smart financial planning strategies Speaker Series HERE.
To watch the Speaker Series: Married Saints – presenter: Karen Seaborn click HERE.
Tuesday, April 20th – 7:00 – 8:00 p.m The Life and Training of the Deacons and their Spouses
This will be presented in the AFF House. The number in attendance will be determined by the COVID restrictions at that time. It will also be recorded on the parish FaceBook Live page. www.facebook.com/ssppccwaterloo
Have you ever wondered what it is like and what is involved when a married couple discerns a call to the vocation of the diaconate, then applies to and enters into the Deacon formation program, and is then called to be ordained a Deacon and receive the highest Catechetical Certification that the diocese offers? Join us to learn more about this and whatever other question you may have about the life and training of Deacons and their spouses.
Bio: Deacon Tom and his wife Dawn, originally from the St. Louis area, were married in 1987 and moved to Sts. Peter & Paul Parish in 1988. After many years of involvement in various parish committees, councils, ministries, and leadership positions, Tom and Dawn entered the Deacon Formation program in 2008. Tom was ordained a permanent Deacon for the Diocese of Belleville on May 25, 2013, Dawn received the highest Catechetical Certification that the Diocese of Belleville offers. After ordination Tom was assigned to Sts. Peter & Paul, their home parish and home for 32 years. Deacon Tom and Dawn have 3 adult sons, all graduates of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic School.
Dave and Michelle Miskell are 20 year parishioners at Saints Peter and Paul. They are currently enrolled in the Deaconate Formation for the Diocese of Belleville, which is facilitated by Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, and look forward with joyful anticipation to Dave’s ordination to the Deaconate in Spring 2023. Dave and Michelle will share their experience with discerning God’s call to formation and give details on the Diocese of Belleville’s Deaconate Formation Program.
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.
Gold Rush Fundraiser
The Gold Rush fundraiser is coming soon! After a successful 2020 online sale, we will be continuing this way starting on May 1. The prizes will remain the same (5 $1,000 winners, one $2,000 winner, one one $3,000 winner, one $5,000 winner, and one $10,000 Grand Prize winner). Tickets are still $100 each. Since the parish picnic is scheduled for June 11-12, we will plan the first two $1,000 Early Bird drawings for that Friday, June 11.
As in past years, the profits of this fundraiser are split 50/50 with SS Peter & Paul grade school and parish. Please support this year‘s Gold Rush starting May 1. If you would rather not purchase online, the option will still be available to send in a check so look for those details later in April.
Thank you -
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