April 4th, 2021, Sunday Bulletin from Saints Peter and Paul.
April 4th Easter Sunday | Saints Peter and Paul
TIMES OF REFRESHING
Fr. Ricky V. Ordóñez
"Alleluia! He is Risen!”
Happy Easter everyone! For the second year, I have not had the pleasure of presiding over the Great Easter Egg Hunt for our children. Last year, I prepared almost 2,000 Easter Eggs for the children of Payson and, sadly, we had to cancel it due to the pandemic.
I ended up giving them away in baskets to those who came to our “parking lot” masses!
Needless to say, the children still enjoyed it!
While it is fun to have an Easter Egg Hunt, the best news of all is that
JESUS IS RISEN!
Together with Him, we share our own “resurrection” from the “mire of sin and death”!
Let us look intently into our hearts and see how Jesus’ resurrection has meant to us.
Cleaning and Reorganization Has Begun!
One of the most exciting things a pastor can do when he takes over an old parish is the process of cleaning up and reorganizing.
This has begun at Sts. Peter and Paul!
We started to open up drawers and cabinets in the sacristy and have found not only a lot of “trash” destined for the dumpster but also valuable and historical church treasures.
No, we didn’t find gold and a hidden cache of cash but, importantly, beautiful old vestments, pictures and books.
Father's note Continues on top of the next column
Someday, when a diocesan museum is built, there will be quite a few things we can share.
Meanwhile, we have discovered so much space that can be utilized properly once we get the sacristy renovation going.
I have been discussing a project with Frank Herran, the Knights of Columbus Grand Knight, a possible project that will see much needed improvement of the Lee St. and Norris St. sides of the parish.
Luckily, one of our Knights is a landscape designer who has given us valuable insights as to what we can do.
When plans are made, we will ask for volunteers to join us in beautifying the frontage of our Parish Office and Rectory.
A Most Unusual Holy Week!
While the Covid numbers have gone down, we continue to adhere to our safety protocols as mandated by our Diocese and the Holy See.
I would like to thank all of our Priests, Deacons, Staff and Volunteers who have helped us prepare for this “most unusual Holy Week”.
I am sure we all look forward to the time when we can continue with our time honored traditions and liturgies during Holy Week.
Meanwhile, let us give thanks to God for helping us preserve our faith in this time of challenge.
2021 Annual Catholic Appeal
Living Our Faith Through Acts of Charity
Persevering in Hope
Thank you to all our parishioners who have made their gift to the 2021 Annual Catholic Appeal. Saints Peter & Paul is at $66,988 which is 84% towards our parish goal of $79,500. To date, 117 parish families are participating in the Annual Catholic Appeal. We have a participation goal of 234 families and hope everyone will help us achieve this goal.
If you have not yet responded to the 2021 Annual Catholic Appeal, please do so now using the ACA envelopes available in the church pews, or text ACA to 41444, OR click the button below.
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!
April 4th Easter Sunday.
Mass will be indoors in the Church.
Saturday 5:30 p.m.
Sunday at 7:00,9:00,11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m.
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Fiscal Year July 1, 2020- Present
Budget YTD: $ 400,595
Income YTD: $ 381,494
YTD Deficit: $ (19,101)
Weekly Plate Collection 03/21/21: $ 6,371
Online Donations 03/21/21: $ 2,439
Weekly Total: $ 8,810
Thank you for your continued generosity! We appreciate all parishioners that have signed up for online contributions through our website. If you would like to learn more about online giving visit the parish website www.sspp-parish.org and click on the “Donate” box.
You may also call James Lemas at the parish office if you need assistance.
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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.
Deacon Dan Flanagan
on Friday, April 2 at 4:00PM