From the Pastor's Desk:

June 9th, 2024

My Dear Parishioners,

There is a constant battle between GOOD (God) and the (d)evil. As we live on this earth, we struggle between the two forces. It has happened since the time of the first humans, through the time of Jesus, until our time. We must, as Jesus did during His earthly life, turn to our loving Father and do God's will. 

Not only do we see the fight between Good and Evil in events leading to our First Reading, in which we hear the repercussion of Adam and Eve eating the forbidden fruit, but also in the way they react when God calls them after their sin and their "excuses" for doing it. They realize that they can no longer be naked - totally open with each other and with God. They begin the first "cover-up" not just of the private body parts, but also the cover-up of their falling into sin. 

In the Gospel today, Jesus is seen by His relatives as "out-of-His mind." The religious leaders remark that Jesus casts out demons because He is linked with the devil. Jesus remarks that He does what He does because He is fulfilling His Father's will and announcing the coming of God's reign by actions and words. When He is told that some of His relatives are awaiting Him outside of the house where He is, Jesus remarks that what makes a person a true sister or brother is doing the will of His Father, just as He is doing. 

Reflecting on today's readings, we are reminded that our life on earth is challenging because we are placed in the battle between God and the devil. On our own, there is no way we can win the battle, but because of the loving mercy of the loving mercy of our God as manifested in the teaching, actions, suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus, we are being invited to be daughters and sons of our Father and sisters and brothers of the Lord Jesus, all in the unity of the Holy Spirit. 

We sin and we must admit our guilt and ask for forgiveness from God. We do not deserve, nor can we earn, God's forgiveness. Yet through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, we are forgiven and we are welcomed into God's family. Our response to the loving mercy of God is to do God's will more faithfully and announce the Good News to others. 

May you continue to reflect on the loving mercy of our God leading to our redemption and forgiveness through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Amen! 

God Bless You,

Father George, MSFS


Sts. peter & paul Catholic Parish


Tenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Weekend Mass Schedule:

Saturday, June 8th, 2024...

                                       SSPP  at 5:00 pm

Sunday, June 9th, 2024...

                                        SJA   at 8:15 am

Sunday, June 9th, 2024...

                                        SSPP  at 10:15 am       



SSPP Saturdays -4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

SJA —Sundays –7:45 am to 8:15 am

For Any Other Time Needed: Please Call the Office for an Appointment at 715-985-2227.

Eucharistic Revival:

Eucharistic Revival for  

week of June 9th-10th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Spend time in Jesus’ Presence and you will gradually come to know that Jesus is indeed there. The desire to strengthen your faith requires some action on your part.

It helps to go to Church and spend time, with the mindset that Jesus is there. 

Take your problems and speak with Jesus. Even if you leave without anything seemingly having happened, you will gradually come to know Jesus is indeed there.

Let’s pray this right now and every day this week: "Lord, help me to spend a few minutes in Church and talk with you."

This week read how Jesus appears to Thomas who was not present when He first appeared to the Apostles after His Resurrection. Thomas, when he does see Jesus, falls before Him and say, 

“My Lord and My God.”  

John 20: 19-29.


SS. Peter & Paul Parish Fall Festival News:

Saturday, August 3rd, 2024

and Sunday, August 4th, 2024. 

The Elk Connection is accepting donations for the Fall Festival at the Independence State Bank. If you would like to donate any monetary amounts "In The Memory of" for a specific person, please contact Wayne Palkowski at 715-538-5040, or at the Independence State Bank-715-985-3197.  Thank you for your generosity in serving this Parish.

We are looking for a few chair-persons for the Fall Festival. If you are interested and have the talents, please contact Mr. Mike Yapp at 715-533-0549 and/or Mr. Ed Schlesser at 715-797-2946.

Dinner Donations of monetary amounts, and any food items including garden vegetables are appreciated for the Fall Festival Dinner. Also, if any one is interested in donating a case of chicken, please contact the Dinner Chair-persons-Dean & Brenda Suchla at 715-985-3654. They would be happy to hear from you.

We are in need of volunteer helpers for the Fall Festival events as one who knows, it takes many hands of generous people to make things happen and have our Fall Festival to be successful. Thank you for your consideration and help!

The Sucker Spree-Cake Walk is in need of more beautiful cakes for this event. If you donated cakes for the past  Fall Festival's please consider a cake or twoo this year as a donation toward this booth. PLAIN Angel Food cakes are appreciated also toward this donation. Thank you from Patti & Kira Klimek

We Need all parishioners help on Saturday, August 3rd and Sunday, August 4th to make this Fall Festival successful! Please consider donating your time and talents!! It's a fun time for all ages!!!


Reminder: Planned Giving – Leaving a Legacy, Wills, Bequests and Endowments: 

We have inherited such treasures from our parents, grandparents and great-grandparents, those whose shoulders we stand on today. Now it is our turn to make sure future generations can enjoy the reverence and beauty of a well-maintained parish. Leveraging the Capital Campaign and providing parishioners with information on Endowments, Trusts and Bequests are just a few ways a parish can help prepare for its future.  Please let us know if you would like more information at 715-985-2227.

Pilgrimage to Poland-

See the Catholic Treasure of Poland

Please join us on a pilgrimage to Poland! 

Highlights include Jasna Gora Monastery, home of Our Lady of Czestochowa, the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy and the Divine Mercy Image, the Museum and Chapel of St. Maximilian Kolbe, the cell where he was martyred in Auschwitz, the birthplace and baptismal Church of St. John Paul, Wawel Cathedral where he was ordained a Bishop and so much more! Daily Mass. 

October 3-12, 2024. 

Cost: $3695 per person based on double occupancy. 

$150 discount if you enter coupon code Bulletin150

on the registration form. For more information, please

visit or call us at 1-800-213-4295.

mass and reconciliation


Tuesday: 4:30 pm

Friday:  9:00 am 

Sunday:  8:15 am



Tuesday:  8:30 am

Wednesday:  8:30 am

Thursday: 8:30 am

Friday: 7:00 am

Saturday:  4:00 pm (5:00 pm During Daylight Saving Time)

Sunday:  10:15 am


St. John's: Sunday  7:45 - 8:15 am

Sts. Peter & Paul: Saturday 3:00pm –4:00 pm

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