This week (July 1 - July 7) marks our farewell to Fr. Kennedy at St. John the Apostle and the re-aligning of our two parishes for hopefully many years to come. Although he is still with us for a few more days, I want to express here how appreciative we are of all the work and ministry Fr. Kennedy has accomplished in our lives. His love for the universal Church is clear. His letters and homilies express his joy and knowledge of Sacred Scriptures and the Traditions of the Catholic Church. He has worked hard at cultural adaptation and clearly loves the people of his parish. Thank you, Fr. Kennedy for your priestly zeal and witness of faith. Although we will miss you greatly, we know that you will bring the same heart to your new parishes in West Salem and Bangor. God bless. All are invited to join us this weekend, Sunday, July 1 at the 8:30 am Mass and the reception to follow at St. John the Apostle Parish.

As we look forward to our two parishes coming together, were are also working on our website once again. As you know, with the many changes that have occurred in the last few years, our website address has struggled to keep up. We have currently three active websites and not all information has been kept up to date on the old sites. Unfortunately, that has caused confusion for parishioners and visitors, especially regarding the Mass schedule. We are rectifying the situation as best we can. The old addresses will soon be emptied of all information and include only a link to the new website. If you have bookmarked any page other than the home page on the old sites, you will need to find the new site manually and bookmark that.

If you have any questions or feedback, please let us know. The newest and most complete website for our parishes with a link to our Catholic School can be found at:

– Fr. Woody

OFFERINGS for mass and reconciliation


Wednesday: 1:30 pm (@ Gunderson Tri-County)

Friday: 9:00 am

Saturday: 9:00 am

Sunday: 8:15 am



Tuesday: 8:30 am

Wednesday: 8:30 am

Thursday: 7:00 am

Saturday: 5:00 pm

Sunday: 10:15 am

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Private confession is offered 30 minutes prior to the beginning of Mass in the Parish Confessionals.

St. John's: Saturday 9:45 - 10:15 am Sunday 7:45 - 8:15 am

SS Peter & Paul Saturday 4:30 – 5:00 pm


Walk for Life -- Sunday, October 13, 2019

St. John's Church 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Trunk -or Treat -- Monday, October 14, 2019

School parking lot 4 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

Pancake Supper -- Friday, October 25th, 2019

SS Peter and Paul School 4:30-8:00

Thrift sale in the gym -- Friday, October 25th 4:30-8:00

Saturday the 26th

Sunday the 27th

8 a.m. -12 p.m.

Confirmation Mass -- Sunday, October 27, 2019

2 p.m.

The Universal Church

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