Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church

Congratulation to our students who will be celebrating the Sacrament of First Eucharist today. Welcome to the Table.

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His Excellency, The Most Reverend Edward K. Braxton, Ph.D., S.T.D., Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Belleville has made the following appointment that will affect our parish:

As you know, the Diocese is mourning the untimely death of the Reverend Monsignor Kenneth J. Schaefer. This sad event requires me to make pastoral provisions for Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Herrin and Holy Spirit Parish in Carterville. A part of this process requires me to transfer The Reverend Von C. Deeke, Pastor of St. Augustine of Canterbury Parish in Hecker. As you know, the PASTORAL PLAN FOR PARISH RENEWAL AND RESTRUCTURING has established a PARISH PARTNERSHIP between Saints Peter and Paul Parish and St. Augustine of Canterbury Parish with the understanding that, when the need arises, these two parishes would be served by one Pastor. Therefore, I hereby appoint Fr. Linus as Administrator of St. Augustine of Canterbury Parish in Hecker. This appointment is in addition to your appointment as Pastor of Saints Peter and Paul Parish in Waterloo. This effective date of this appointment will be Wednesday, August 19, 2020. 

To read the full letter, click HERE


His Excellency, The Most Reverend Edward K. Braxton, Ph.D., S.T.D., Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Belleville has made the following appointment that will affect our parish:

The Reverend Osang F. Idagbo, C.M., until now, Pastor of SS. Peter and Paul Parish, in Waterloo, is appointed Pastor of Holy Family Parish in Cahokia and Sacred Heart Parish in Dupo.

The Reverend Linus Umoren, C.M., until now, Pastor of Holy Family Parish in Cahokia and Sacred Heart Parish in Dupo, is appointed Pastor of SS. Peter and Paul Parish, in Waterloo.

Please read the following articles for the full details:

Appointment for Father Osang Idagbo

Appointment for Father Linus Umoren

2020 Priests Appointment Announcement

2020 Renewal/Formation for all Liturgical Ministers & Anyone Interested in Becoming a Liturgical Minister

On Thursday August 6 at 7 p.m. at the Adult Faith Formation House, and via Facebook live stream from the parish Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ssppccwaterloo/ ), Deacon Tom will provide the second opportunity for you to participate in the 2020 renewal/formation for all current ministers and anyone interested in becoming a liturgical minister. You only need to attend one of the sessions in 2020, they are all the same. If you are interested in participating in person at the Adult Faith Formation House, please click the SignUp Genius link:


Face coverings required and attendance will be limited to ~10 to allow for social distancing.

If you have been a minister for a short time, or a long time, or if you are not a minister but want to serve in one of our liturgical ministries, please plan to participate in person, or via Facebook live stream, in the renewal/formation session. At some point we will return to normal and have all of our liturgical ministers back at our Masses and in the meantime it is good for us to stay renewed/formed in what we are participating in when we serve as liturgical ministers. Liturgical Ministers play an important role in providing us with an environment for full and active participation in the Eucharist and Diocesan guidelines recommend annual renewal, formation, workshops, etc. for our ministers.

In addition, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC) must renew their mandate from the Bishop every 3 years in order to continue to serve as an EMHC. This renewal/formation is for all Liturgical Ministers [Hospitality, Lectors, Ushers, Cantors, Choir, Gift Bearers, EMHC, Musicians, etc.). If you are simply interested in hearing Deacon Tom speak about ‘The coming together of heaven and earth at the Mass’, please join us on the Facebook live stream that evening from the parish Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ssppccwaterloo/ ), or any time after that. If you have any questions, please contact Deacon Tom at the parish office or [email protected] .


Please read, study and pray over this statement regarding the death of Mr. George Floyd from our Episcopal Conference. May the Holy Spirit enkindle in the hearts of us all the fire of His Divine Love. May that love help us to work to heal the Racial Divide in the United States and bring an end to racial prejudice and social unrest.



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.



Adult Faith Formation:

Are you getting bored or tired of being home so much?  Are you feeling like you “waste” time, because you have so much more time than you used to have?  Are you using any of that extra time for additional prayer opportunities?   Within the Adult Faith Formation offerings, this week the DVD group watched the following YouTube video on the topic of “Distraction and Useless Things”.  It is @ 30 minutes long.   It was just taped in late June by Bishop Barron.  Rather than limit the video just to the small group that attends the discussion,  I hope that others of you in the parish find some helpful ideas on your daily activities at this time of pandemic.   Any comments or questions, feel free to contact me at [email protected].  

Joyce Springer, Pastoral Associate for Adults

Video:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrjJbWJuPa8



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Saturday 5PM
Sunday 10 AM 


House of Neighborly Service

House of Neighborly Service (HNS) is now planning the summer lunch program for the entire Monroe County. They assemble family lunch grocery bags that are picked up or delivered once a week on Thursday to 150 families! If anyone would be willing to donate, below is a list of most needed items:
1 lb packages of lunch meat - Drop off at HNS office due to refrigeration
Packages of cheese slices - Drop off at HNS office due to refrigeration
Packages of hot dogs - Drop off at HNS office due to refrigeration
Pancake mix & syrup
Mac & Cheese family size
Chips or snacks (especially corn chips) - Family size bags
Canned soups or pastas
Canned meat
Family size boxes of cereal
Peanut butter and jelly
Boxes meals (Pizza kits, spaghetti dinners, Hamburger Helper, etc.)
Boxes of granola bars, pudding cups, fruit cups, jello cups
Taco shells, salsa, taco seasonings
Gummy fruits, Little Debbie type cakes, etc.
Cans of diced tomatoes and corn
Pasta and pasta sauce

If you have any questions, call their office at 939-8900. Thanks!

2020 Gold Rush

Click here after June 1 to purchase tickets: http://e.givesmart.com/events/hhW


Campus Project Update:

2020 Pledge Form


Pledges Made to Date:  127 of 1201 families for $102,282.00 of  $206,461 goal
Pledge Receipts:    $104,584.14
Memorials:       $ 5,195.00
Other Donations:  $ 1,100.00
Total Money Received to Date: $110,879.14

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



Employment Opportunities


The Maintenance/Janitorial Director’s primary responsibility is to maintain and repair the school’s facilities and grounds. The Maintenance Director will also perform custodial work as needed and direct the custodial employees. The Director sets and follows daily, weekly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual schedules. The Director also prioritizes service requests, helps plan projects, and controls resources. The Director works in direct contact with the School Principal and a school board representative for buildings and grounds. The Maintenance Director acts as a liaison between contractors and the school. Salary is contingent upon the school’s approved annual budget. The position is subject to quarterly review and annual evaluation.

Position is available immediately. Please email your resume to [email protected]


The Diocese of Belleville is seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant for the Office of
Human Resources which is part of the Department of Temporal Affairs. The Administrative
Assistant supports the administrative and clerical needs of the Office of Human Resources with
regular interaction with parish, school and agency personnel. Applicant must have a steady work
ethic and proficient understanding of HRIS, database management and benefit claim support.
Applicant must have strong written and oral communication skills; be highly organized, detailed
and flexible; exercise problem-solving, discretion and interpersonal skills, and must maintain
Essential qualifications include a minimum of a high school diploma, Associate’s Degree
preferred, or equivalent experience; 1-3 years’ experience in human resources and benefits/claim
support, plus knowledge of Microsoft Office including Publisher and other computer
programs/applications. Practicing Catholic preferred with thorough knowledge and
understanding of Catholic teachings, practices and organizational structure.
To apply send cover letter with resume and preferred salary range to Human Resources,
Diocese of Belleville, 222 S. 3rd St., Belleville, IL. 62220. FAX to 618-722-5020; email to
[email protected] Application deadline: Monday, July 6, 2020. 




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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