COMING EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS!!
LITURGY OF THE WORD FOR CHILDREN is looking for more volunteers. We would like to keep the program going at the 9:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Masses. However, if more volunteers do not come forward, this program will have to be eliminated from one of these Masses. Please call 724-775-4111 if you are interested. Once again, “Many hands make light work.”
All High School Students
HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP will be kicking oﬀ another exciting and jam-packed year on Sunday, September 10, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in Keating Hall. We will be enjoying a meal, music and fellowship as we discuss the events already scheduled for the 2017/2018 year. Please remember that there is no fee to join the Vouth Group and it is open to all high school students.
MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP will be kicking off on Tuesday, September 12, in Keating Hall from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Please remember that Middle School Youth Group includes all sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students no matter what school they attend. Also, as with High School Ministry, there is no fee to join us.
SSPP School will be selling Kidstuff Coupon Books. The coupon books are valid from 9/1/2017 – 12/31/2018. Each book costs $25, and SSPP School earns $12.50 for each book sold. The use of just a few coupons pays for the cost of the book. The books are for people of all ages and interests. The books will be sold after Masses the weekends of September 2-3 and September 9-10.
Thank you for your support of Saints Peter and Paul School.
FIND YOUR GREATNESS – An Inspirational Evening with Dr. Allen Hunt We invite you to purchase a ticket and join us for an evening with Dr. Allen Hunt from Dynamic Catholic on Saturday, November 18, from 6:00-10:30 p.m. in the church at St. Frances Cabrini. Dr. Hunt is a nationally known speaker and best-selling author. He serves alongside Matthew Kelly on the Dynamic Catholic team. Dr. Hunt will discuss the Four Habits that will transform your life to become the best version of yourself, based on Matthew Kelly’s book The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic. This evening event features live music and includes a free bag of Dynamic Catholic resources for every attendee. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Saints Peter and Paul Rectory office or visit DynamicCatholic.com/Aliquippa
STS. PETER AND PAUL ST. VINCENT de PAUL SOCIETY The ministers of our St. Vincent de Paul would like to invite anyone who may feel that they could help the Society as a volunteer. If you are interested and would like more information, please call the Rectory at 724-775-4111 or the St. Vincent de Paul number at 724-312-6781.
As you know, “Many hands make light work.”
Joyce Matsko, Parish Nurse Nora Stay, Social Minister Cindy Zurik, Bereavement Facilitator
FALL PROGRAM STARTING SOON!
• What’s food got to do with my spirituality?
• What kinds of connections exist between eating, self-image, and the spiritual life?
• How can I spot the ways I use food to avoid or ignore my real desires – for acceptance, understanding, friendship, love, and indeed, for GOD?
Come and learn more about the complex relationship that exists between food and spirituality. In addition, participants are assured of some wonderful fellowship, laughter and uplifting prayer too. Bring a friend! ALL ARE WELCOME!!
The program is sponsored jointly by St. Monica in Chippewa and Saints Peter and Paul. Parish nurses from the 2 parishes, Francine Hixenbaugh, RN, BSN, MSOL and Joyce Matsko, BSN, RN will guide participants in reflections, discussions, laughter and prayer based on the book, “CRAVINGS A Catholic Wrestles with Food, Self-Image, and God” by Mary DeTurris Poust.
The sessions will be held at Saints Peter and Paul School Cafeteria (370 East End Ave., Beaver) on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. from September 5 – October 31. Not sure if you are able to make every week? Come when you can. The program is FREE but it is suggested that participants purchase the above mentioned book for the program. It is available at Barnes and Noble (call first to assure they have it), and online sites such as Amazon and AveMaria Press. List Price: $13.95.
Please call one of the church offices and leave your name, phone number and an email address and one of the Parish Nurses will call you back to answer any questions you might have about the program. Remember that the struggle that exists between food and spirituality isn’t new. It all started in a garden with a piece of fruit a long, long time ago!
St. Monica: 724-846-7540 SSPP: 724-775-4111
COMMUNION VISITS FOR THE HOMEBOUND – If you know anyone who is not able to make it to Mass and would like communion, please call the Rectory office and we will schedule a visit by an Extraordinary Minister of Holy munion –
HEALTH MINISTRY—If you have questions about your health care or need someone to talk with about your health, please call our
Parish Nurse, Joyce Matsko at 724-775-4111.
Our WRAPPED IN COMFORT MINISTRY provides lap afghans and shawls to those who may be experiencing some difficult times. If you know of anyone who would benefit from one of our lap afghans or shawls, please call the Rectory, 724-775-4111. Also, if you are interesting in being part of this ministry, please call the Rectory.
The TRANSPORTATION MINISTRY provides rides to doctor appointments, grocery store, etc. for folks in our parish and our local area who are homebound. If you know of anyone who is in need of this service, please call the Rectory.
Saints Peter and Paul ST. VINCENT de PAUL SOCIETY:
Should you, or anyone you know, need assistance, we now have a phone number that will ring directly to a Vincentian. All calls are confidential. The new Saint Vincent de Paul Society number is 724-312-6781.
ATTENTION GRADUATES OF QUIGLEY CATHOLIC H.S.!
Join us as we celebrate 50 years of Quigley Catholic. Celebration festivities will take place September 15-16. For more information, please visit www.qchsSO.com
MANDATED REPORTER TRAINING
The Diocese of Pittsburgh requires that all volunteers who come in contact with children attend this three-hour workshop detailing reporting mandates which are a vital part of the Church’s efforts to prevent the abuse of children. A list of live classes or on-line classes can be found online at www.diopitt.org. If you have any questions, call Nora at 724-775-4111.
There will be a live class on Monday, November 14, 6-9:00 p.m. at Holy Family Parish in New Brighton. You must register if you want to participate in this class by going to www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0549a9ac2ca6f49-mandated or call Nora at the Rectory.