April 25th, 2021, Sunday Bulletin from Saints Peter and Paul.
April 25th. The Fourth Sunday of Easter
Saints Peter and Paul
TIMES OF REFRESHING
Fr. Ricky V. Ordóñez
What are we willing to do for our flock?
This question is best understood by parents who would do everything for the good of their families (i.e., "flock"). From my own, I remember how we were their priorities and, almost always, it was "the children first before them."
As I was growing up, I slowly realized the sacrifices that they made in order to give us the best of what they can. Since then, I have made it my goal in life to show my undying gratitude to my beloved parents.
Perhaps the other part of the equation that we should take a look at is, “Are our children aware of sacrifices made and are grateful for what they enjoy today?”
Let us look at our relationship with Jesus Christ. Are we grateful to Jesus for all that He had to go through so that we would “pay attention” to how much we are loved and cared for?
Our Diocese of Tucson is grateful
On Monday, I got a very pleasant phone call from our former pastor, Msgr. John Lyons, who congratulated us for having achieved 101% of our Annual Catholic Appeal goal.
That, indeed, was a good way to start the week. I, too, am very grateful to everyone who understood the need for financial assistance at this time and responded.
It is in challenging times like this that true heroes emerge – whether it is those who contributed or those who offered prayers for hearts to open to the appeal.
Thank you, everyone!
Father's note Continues on top of the next column
Outstanding Response to CTSO.
Again, I would like to express my gratitude to those who participated in the Catholic Tuition Support Organization (CTSO).
This is truly an invaluable financial assistance in aid of Catholic education.
I cannot emphasize enough how much it has made the existence of Catholic schools in our diocese possible.
This is a yearly campaign and we continue to have many other opportunities to assist our Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic School, one of which is our “Adopt-a-student” second collection.
Please take a second look at participating in this effort.
Audio System Evaluation and Improvement.
This week, we had a couple of visits from audio experts who took a good look at our sound equipment and listened to how it works during Mass and when it is empty.
Perhaps those who came to the 11 am Sunday mass noticed a gentleman going around with his handheld equipment.
Again, they returned on Monday to do more tests. What they are trying to achieve is not only on volume but also sound quality.
Let us pray that they will have some good plans for the improvement of our audio system.
Moreover, let’s pray that we can afford it
April 25th. The Fourth Sunday of Easter.
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.
On Sunday, we distribute Holy Communion after the Mass, at the Sanctity of Life Garden (south side of Church). Please allow social distancing while waiƟng to receive the Eucharist.
Sunday Readings Link
Announcing NEW CHANGES.
Confessions are now being held outside at the Gramer Hall Patio. The times of confession stay the same as last week.
Saturday at 10:30-11:30 am, and 3:30-5:00 pm
Starting on Monday, May 3
The weekday, Monday through Friday, Mass schedule will now include 7:00 am and Noon.
Saturday's schedule will be as follows:
Weekday Mass at 7:00 and Noon.
The Vigil Mass for Sunday is at 5:30 pm.
Tucson Diocese- Bishop's Mass Link
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!
Catholic Home Missions
Next week we will take up the Catholic Home Missions Appeal. Today, over 40% of dioceses in the United States and its territories are unable to fund the essential pastoral work their communities need. Your support of this appeal helps them meet these faith formation and sacramental needs. Please prayerfully consider how you can support this appeal.
Link for more information
Preparation for the Journey Presented by Catholic Community Services
This workshop will cover the Catholic perspective on aging and illness,
the difference between and Hospice care, and the importance of Advance Care Planning.
Saturday, April 24, 2021, 9:00 am—12 noon Free Virtual Workshop
To register Click here
For more information,
please call: Patsy Klein (520)392-4999 firstname.lastname@example.org
Link to the Diocese New Outlook.
Catch up on the news from around the Diocese in the New Outlook.
Saints Peter and Paul Website Link
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Fiscal Year July 1, 2020- Present
Budget YTD: $ 451,110
Income YTD: $ 433,310
YTD Deficit: $ (17,800)
Sunday Collection 04/18/21: $ 7,075
Online Donations 04/18/21: $ 1,984
Total Collection 04/18/21 : $ 9,059
Thank you for your generosity!
If you would like to learn more about online giving visit the parish website by clicking 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 23 at 3:55PM