COMING EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS!!
The REVERSE RAFFLE DINNER DANCE
on Saturday, April 21
HAS BEEN CANCELLED!!
MOTHER-DAUGHTER COMMUNION BREAKFAST
is an annual parish event that all women of the parish are invited to attend on May 6, following the 9:15 a.m. Mass. Tickets are available in the Rectory office.
Cost: Adults (age 10 and over) $6:00; Children (3 to 9) $4.00; (2 and under) free…If you still want to buy quilt tickets, call Karen Malone at 724-774-8331. Tickets also available in the Rectory
The Marian Guild will be selling QUILT RAFFLE TICKETS after all Masses at the back of church this Sunday, April 15 Raffle tickets are also available in the Rectory office.
The Little Sisters of the Poor will be with us after all Masses the weekend of April 21-22, collecting to enable them to continue the work of their foundress, St. Jeanne Jugan, in caring for the elderly poor at their home on Benton Avenue in Pittsburgh. They are counting on your continued support.
HEALING will be held here at Saints Peter and Paul on Thursday, April 26, at 6:30 p.m. The celebrant will be Fr. William Kiel, Diocese of Greensburg. This Mass is celebrated for the single intention of healing. We were created body, mind and soul. Examples of prayer might be for a physical, spiritual or emotional healing, healing of a relationship problem or help to forgive or in seeking forgiveness. All are welcome.
HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP will meet on Sunday, April 22, in Keating Hall from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP watch for future meeting dates.
YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY will be meeting at Saint Paul Seminary on Friday, April 27, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Cardinals Great hall. Come and enjoy food, drink, and a special presentation by guest speaker Leah Libresco. Leah is a freelance writer for the New Yorker and happens to be a former Atheist-turned-Catholic and will be speaking on “Habits of Hospitality” and Prayer. Please contact Joshua if you are interested in attending.
SAINTS PETER AND PAUL
GARDEN MINISTRY APPEAL!
April 22, 2018
Fr. Bob received a letter of thanks from the Women’s Shelter of Beaver County for all the donations of non-perishable food items, cookies, meats and fresh flowers for the residents. Your generosity will assist them in continuing to provide services at no cost to individuals who are impacted by the trauma of domestic violence and sexual assault and will help them to bring hope and healing to the lives of women, men, and children when they most need it.
We are asking for your help in meeting the needs of the Women’s Shelter of Beaver County. Right now the Shelter is in need of beef roasts, pork roasts, chicken, pork chops and bacon. Fresh fruits are also being accepted at this time. Every 2-3 weeks we will re-evaluate their needs. ALL DONATED ITEMS SHOULD BE BROUGHT TO THE WOMEN’S SHELTER DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS. If you have any questions or concerns, please call Mike Durham at 724-728-0747.
We have met with the staff of the Women’s Shelter and found that the shelter provides all the food for the women and children living there (anywhere from 2 to 24 women and children at a time). The food that our parish supplies will free up the Shelter’s funds to purchase other necessary items.
Right now the Shelter is in need of beef roasts, pork roasts, chicken, pork chops and bacon. Fresh fruits are also being accepted at this time. Every 2-3 weeks we will re-evaluate their needs.
St. Augustine wrote: “Fasting and alms giving are ‘the two wings of prayer’ which enable it to gain momentum and more easily reach even to God.” Right now we are praying that your generosity will reach those women and children in need. Thank you for helping our neighbor.
lf you have any questions or concerns, please call Mike Durham at 724-728-0747 or at
ALL DONATED ITEMS SHOULD BE BROUGHT TO THE WOMEN’S SHELTER DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS.
The parish-based SUBSTANCE ADDICTION MINISTRY (SAM) is a program of the National Catholic Council on Addictions, an affiliate of the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. This ministry, being established in the Diocese of Pittsburgh, is to offer hope, healing and reconciliation to both the afflicted and affected. “Addiction disconnects people: from self, loved ones, and God. SAM is a support ministry that helps people face the challenges that accompany addiction.” (http://NCCAtoday.org).
Saints Peter and Paul SAM meets every first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm in Keating Hall.
Before the meeting, the Rosary is prayed at 6:30 pm in the church and then Mass is celebrated at 7 pm.…
Don’t forget about our “CHEERY CARD MINISTRY”! If you know of anyone who would love a cheery card, please call Joan Doyle at 724-643-8551 or the Rectory office at 724-775-4111. Our Cheery Card Volunteers would love to make you smile with one of their beautiful cards!!
HOW TO DISPOSE OF EXPIRED MEDICINES? A local disposal box for expired prescriptions or other medications you may no longer need has been placed in the lobby of the Brighton Twp. Police Department providing a safe and proper means for their disposal. This collection box is being provided by the Beaver Co. District Attorney’s Office as unused medications are often subject to abuse or accidental poisoning and overdoses. Medications should remain in their original containers. Personal information on the labels should be crossed out, but information about the medication itself should be legible. Gather up those prescription medications, prescription patches, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, medication samples and medications for pets and drop them off for a safe disposal. Open containers of liquids should be completely sealed. (At this time, NO needles, aerosol cans or inhalers are being accepted.)
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 Communion – 724-775-4111.
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.
Joyce Matsko, Parish Nurse Nora Stay, Social Minister Cindy Zurik, Bereavement Facilitator
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.