From the Pastor's Desk:

April 14, 2024

My Dear Parishioners,

On this Third Sunday of Easter, our readings deal with a Good message - Good News. 

We are reminded what is good about this message and who are the ones who will be messengers (angels) of this Good News. 

In our First Reading, St. Peter is the evangelist - the Good News announcer. Being an Evangelist does not mean we have to stand up and preach sermons with moving words. it means that we are witnesses to our belief in the resurrection of Jesus. Actions speak louder than words. A life that is lived as a good example of how the Risen Lord changes lives. Jesus’ resurrection was proof that God loves us and saves us and brings us new life. The more we demonstrate the love of God by loving others, and the more we share new life with others, then the more the Good News comes into the homes and lives of those who truly need it. 

In the Gospel, the resurrected Jesus brings His Good News to the disciples The disciples are frightened, perhaps the people who killed Jesus would now go after them. So they cower and hide in the upper room. Doors are locked, lights kept low, words are spoken in hushed tones so that no one will find them in their hiding place. And yet despite their efforts and the obstacles that they create Christ stands in their midst. This is where we find the truth of the Gospel. The disciples are not looking for Christ. As far as they are concerned He is dead and buried. It is Christ who is looking for them. It is Christ who comes into their midst. It is Christ who decides the time to reveal Himself to them. Here is the great mystery of faith. In every moment of our lives, in the brightest and in the darkest of times, it is God who reveals Himself in new and unexpected ways. And God reveals Himself to us not when we seek, demand or ask for it…God reveals Himself in His own time even in moments when we do not search for Him or even try to hide from His presence. The great truth of this Gospel is that we are not in control, God is. And no matter when God reveals Himself to us His message is always the same: 

“Be at peace, for I am here to save you.” 

"May you continue to experience the Good News of the Risen Lord Jesus and be willing to share that Good News with others."

Amen! 

God Bless You,

Father George, MSFS

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE:

Sts. peter & paul Catholic Parish

 AnnouncementS 




Weekend Mass Schedule:

Saturday, April 13, 2024...

                                       SSPP  at 5:00 pm


Sunday, April 14, 2024...

                                        SJA   at 8:15 am


Sunday, April 14, 2024...

                                        SSPP  at 10:15 am

                                                  


Confessions:

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 for the

week of April 14th-Third Sunday of Easter

The Eucharist is the Risen Christ

On Easter, two disciples were leaving Jerusalem without hope as they believed that the Savior was dead. Jesus joined them as they walked but the disciples did not recognize Him as He now had a glorified body. The disciples were unable to interpret the events of Jesus’ passion and death because they did not understand the whole Story.

Jesus explained the things concerning Himself from “all the Scriptures.” When Jesus was at the table with the disciples at Emmaus, they recognized Him upon receiving the Eucharist.

Let’s pray this right now and every day this week: 

Lord, make my heart burn with a desire to read Your Word in Sacred Scripture. This week, read how Jesus explained how He fulfilled the Old Testament in His passion, death, and resurrection, and allowed the disciples to recognize Him in the breaking of the bread-the-Eucharist-in Luke

24:13-35.


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 www.QoHTours.com or call us at 1-800-213-4295.


LEAVING A LEGACY


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.  

mass and reconciliation

ST. JOHN'S MASS TIMES

Tuesday: 4:30 pm

Friday:  9:00 am 

Sunday:  8:15 am


              

STS. PETER & PAUL MASS TIMES

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

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION 

St. John's: Sunday  7:45 - 8:15 am

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

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