February 14th, 2021, Sunday Bulletin from Saints Peter and Paul.
February 14th, The Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time. | Saints Peter and Paul
A NOTE FROM YOUR PASTOR
CONGRATULATIONS, MRS. DEITERING!
Today, I would like to publicly recognize and thank Mrs. Patricia Deitering on the occasion of her retirement.
The pandemic makes this recognition both inconvenient and convenient.
The trouble is that we cannot have a big party in Gramer Hall with everyone together. She deserves it.
For more than three decades she volunteered her service for children at Ss. Peter & Paul as Director of the CCD.
Yet, it is convenient for Patricia, because repeatedly she has told me that she doesn’t want a public celebration. She says, “I don’t need that. I did this for the love of God and love for the children.”
I would ask you to write a note or a card to thank her for these years as Director of the CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine).
Address the notes to either:
Mrs. Patricia Deitering
℅ Ss. Peter & Paul Parish
1946 E. Lee St.
Tucson, AZ 85719-4337
email the parish office:
When Patricia was a student at Salpointe Catholic High School, she joined the CCD.
She taught the Faith as a teenager, young adult, wife, and mother.
As Director of the CCD she not only volunteered, but also asked for donations to the parish, so that all CCD students can receive religious education without paying tuition nor book fees.
Father's letter is Continued in the next column
This is truly living Jesus’ commissioning of the Apostles, “Without cost, you have received; without cost, you are to give.” [Matthew 10:8]
I would also like to thank her husband Clair, her children, and grandchildren who supported her ministry.
They were especially hard workers for the annual Christmas Pageant. In your notes of gratitude, you might include a memory from First Communion, Confirmation, or the pageants.
ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL
The bulletin inserts over the last couple of weeks, explain the importance of the Annual Catholic Appeal.
I would ask that you prayerfully consider making a pledge today.
At the time of printing, I would like to thank 23 donors.
We have already received $13,762 from them toward the parish goal of $79,500. That is a great start before we even arrived at today’s “Commitment Weekend.”
Be sure to note Ss. Peter & Paul as your parish, so we get credit for your pledge.
Sincerely yours in Christ
Father Patrick M. Crino
Click here to Donate
Lenten Series on the Mass
This Lent, we will study the Mass again, using the series of videos published by Word on Fire. The classes will be presented online, using Zoom.
During Five weekly sessions on Wednesday evenings from 7:00- 8:00 pm, you will have a chance to view the video and participate in a discussion group.
After each group session, we will send you the video and other material through Flocknote so that you can review what we discussed.
It couldn't be easier and more flexible! And for such an important subject in our spiritual life.
The celebration of the Eucharist is the most important prayer we make. It is the Lord's gift to us, the Fifth Mystery of Light selected by Pope St. John Paul II.
It is the penultimate fulfillment of the Lord's promise: "Lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age."
It is a renewal of our commitment to stand together as the Parish of Saints Peter and Paul, as the Lord Jesus himself prayed that we would.
You can register and reserve your seat at the virtual sessions by going to the Parish website or simply click on the "Sign Up" icon that is presented below.
Lenten Adult Education series on The Mass. Wednesday evenings During Lent at 7:00 pm. First Class is on 2/24/21.
Click the Sign Up Button to sign up for this series.
Reserve your seat for the Virtual discussion group.
The First session is on February 24. The class will meet weekly four more times, leading us into Holy Week and preparing us for a beautiful celebration of the Lord's Passion, Death, and Resurrection.
Please do participate in this series to whatever extent you wish, and invite any of your family and friends to come as well.
Those who find the Mass unintelligible or boring will surely find greater understanding and meaning of this gift of our Savior, a gift that cost him so much.
Those who love the Mass will grow in appreciation of what the Lord has done and how the Church continues to fulfill his command:
"Do this in memory of me."
ABSTINENCE FROM MEATS
is to be observed by all Catholics 14 years old and older on Ash Wednesday and on all the Fridays of Lent.
is to be observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by all Catholics who are 18 years of age but not yet 59.
Those who are bound by this may take only one full meal. Two smaller meals are permitted if necessary to maintain strength according to one’s needs, but eating solid foods between meals is not permitted. Liquids between meals are allowed. [Some Catholics are not bound to fast on these days because of their health situation. For example, diabetics, pregnant and nursing mothers, as well as heavy laborers should eat enough to prevent physical danger to themselves or to others.]
Saints Peter and Paul Lenten schedule:
A DAY OF FASTING AND ABSTINENCE
Masses at 6:30, 8:30, 10:00 a.m. 12 noon, 5:30 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
Ashes will be distributed at each Mass. A collection taken at each Mass will benefit the poor, through our Saint Vincent de Paul Society.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS:
7:00 p.m. every Friday during Lent; Benediction to follow.
On Good Friday, April 2
, there will be Stations of the Cross at 3:00 p.m. AND 7:00 p.m.
Confessions will be heard outdoors on Saturdays,
at 10:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Additional times will be March 18
, and 26
from 9:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m. PLEASE NOTE:
There will be NO Confessions on Holy Saturday, April 3
PASSION (PALM) SUNDAY:
Anticipated Mass March 27
, at 5:30 p.m.
Sunday Masses at 7, 9, and 11:00 a.m.; 1and 6 p.m.
Palms will be available at all doors of the Church and will be blessed during Mass.
NO MORNING MASSES.
The only Mass allowed is the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:00 p.m.
A DAY OF FASTING AND ABSTINENCE
NO MASSES PERMITTED. The Church opens at 8:00 a.m.
12:30 p.m. - Good Friday Liturgy: Readings, Holy Communion, and Veneration of the Cross.
Stations of the Cross - 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
February 14th, The Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Outside in the School courtyard
Saturday 4:00 p.m.
Sunday at 9:00, 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.
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Fiscal Year July 1, 2020- Present
Budget YTD: $ 333,471
Income YTD: $ 294,645
YTD Deficit: $ (38,826)
Weekly Plate Collection 02/07/21: $ 9,460
Online Donations 02/07/21: $ 4,703
Special Gifts: $ 25,000
Weekly Total: $ 39,163
A remarkable number of parishioners have started giving to Ss. Peter & Paul online through the parish website link or have set up contributions through their bank's "bill pay,". If you have questions about our website or how you can set up your bank’s auto-pay, please call James Lemas at the office at 327- 6015.
CONTINUE THE TRADITION
Saints Peter & Paul Catholic School
is a community dedicated to nurturing spiritual growth, strengthening moral values, and developing academic excellence.
Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School is now accepting enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year.
We have openings in all grades and Scholarships are available to apply.
For a Virtual or in-person tour please call Mrs. Kimberly Triphan, Admissions Coordinator, at 325-2431 ext. 102.
Come see our beautiful campus and all that we have to offer.
TOGETHER WE ARE SAVING CATHOLIC EDUCATION!
Arizona’s Catholic Tuition Support Organization (CTSO) wants to “thank” all the parishioners that have supported Catholic education and ask you to renew your support to the students in our Catholic Schools through CTSO.
Brochures are in the vestibule or visit www.ctso-tucson.org to make an online contribution.
Together we are saving Catholic education…and it does not cost you a dime!
Please join us for the
Catholic Community Services workshop
“Preparation for the Journey” on Thursday, Feb. 18, from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm via zoom.
Information will be presented by:
Msgr. Jeremiah McCarthy, Ph.D., and Deacon Andy Corder, on Catholic Theology with regards to health care, sacraments for the ill and those dying
Susan Hillman, MA, BSN, Hospice Nurse & Chaplain sharing information on Palliative Care and Hospice Care and the differences between the two
Patsy Klein, M.Ed., will provide information on Advance Directives.
Here is the link to register:
Deacon Dan Flanagan
on Friday, February 12 at 5:47PM