May 23rd, 2021, Sunday Bulletin from Saints Peter and Paul.
This Sunday, May 23rd
Saints Peter and Paul
TIMES OF REFRESHING
Fr. Ricky V. Ordóñez
WE’VE GOT THE POWER!
Jesus never meant for us to be alone! After He gave us our mission
: “Go out into the world and bring the GOOD NEWS of our SALVATION!”,
He made sure we are prepared….. and we got it
WITH A BANG!
The Holy Spirit comes, not only upon the Apostles, but everyone else who believes in Him and is willing to take on the mission. The power to pursue, complete and succeed in our undertaking as workers for the Lord is simply there for the taking. I, for one, simply throw myself at the shadow of the Holy Spirit.
In 2003, I came to the United States with the hope of being formed to the priesthood of Jesus Christ and ministering to God’s people (read: EVERYONE). I remember how scary it was to come and live here – so different, so new and so far from my family! However, I look back and can testify that it was only through the strength that I received from the Holy Spirit that allowed me to continue with the work at hand. Best of all, I find that I am enjoying every moment of my priesthood – challenges and all!
By the way, on Monday, May 24, I am celebrating 13 years of priesthood and back to where I first started – Ss. Peter and Paul! Where did all those years go?
Father's note Continues on top of the next column
Congratulations to our GRADUATES!
Last Monday, I had a few moments with our 8
graders who graduated on Wednesday. I congratulated them but with the reminder that the one that gets equal share are their parents and grandparents. While they get the honors, I believe that it is on this day that they should acknowledge the “blood, sweat and tears” of those who have made it possible for them to receive an excellent primary school education – their families, teachers and benefactors of the scholarships that made it possible.
My personal gratitude goes to our Ss. Peter and Paul School Administration and Teachers headed by Mrs. Charlene Roll, Principal, and Mrs. Marty Ratliff, Vice Principal. They are my HEROINES!
THANK YOU, PIMA COUNTY HEALTH!
Today, May 23, we have the Corona Virus Vaccination Drive at Gramer Hall from 8am to 2:30PM. We would like to express our gratitude to them for offering the public the vaccine that would assist us towards the eradication of the virus that has caused so much anguish to so many. To those who are able to receive the vaccine, please consider receiving it and be a part of the solution. Once again, THANK YOU PIMA COUNTY HEALTH!
GREAT AND WONDERFUL NEWS!
Effective, PENTECOST, May 23, 2021
The following Safety Protocols have been relaxed for
those who have been vaccinated
Face masks and social distancing are no longer required at masses
FOR ALL THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN VACCINATED.
We are now allowed to have a full choir and sing to our hearts' content.
The faithful who prefer to receive the Eucharist on the tongue may now do so by approaching the priest. Thereafter, the priest will sanitize his fingers before administering the Eucharist to the next person.
Parish meetings and other events may now occur in our parish but the use of masks remains recommended.
FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT RECEIVE THE VACCINE OR HAVE NOT RECEIVED IT YET:
We are designating the Sunday, 7 AM MASS, where the FULL SAFETY PROTOCOLS WILL BE IN PLACE (i.e. mandatory use of face masks, social distancing, the Eucharist given only by the hand.)
CORONA 19 VIRUS VACCINATION AVAILABLE AT GRAMER HALL FROM
8:00 AM TO 2:30 PM
ON MAY 23, 2021
(FOR THOSE 18 YEARS OLD AND ABOVE)
BRING ID WITH DATE OF BIRTH, INSURANCE CARD IF YOU HAVE ONE; OTHERWISE, JUST COME!
An update from Bishop Edward J. Weisenburger, D. D.
Dear Faithful Catholic,
As you probably are aware, the CDC has announced that facemasks and social distancing are no longer required at indoor events
for those who have been fully vaccinated.
This is great news
! However, in charity we must recall those who cannot be vaccinated or fear the possible transmission of the Covid-19 virus to vulnerable family members. Indeed, charity and understanding remain the hallmarks of the true followers of Jesus Christ. For this reason I am asking each pastor to provide one weekend Mass that keeps the full protocols in place. All remaining weekend Masses will resume without requiring facemasks or social distancing.
This change in protocols will begin on the weekend of Pentecost (May 22/23).
If you prefer a Mass without protocols then I urge you to check your parish web site which will show which weekend Mass retains the protocols and which weekend Masses will be celebrated without protocols. As we move forward let us not forget those whose lives were lost, those who were gravely impacted by the Coronavirus, or the vulnerable who walk with us still.
May God bless you abundantly,
Bishop Edward J. Weisenburger, D. D.
Bishop of the Diocese of Tucson
Volunteers are needed!!!
We have just ended the Religious Education program at Saints Peter and Paul for the 2020/2021 season. Since we could not meet in person this past year, we developed an online program based on the Sadlier education series. As a result, families united and assisted in helping the program prepare students for their First Holy Communion, Confirmation, and advance in grade level.
I want to thank all the families that were involved in the program. You are the reason that Students continued in developing their Spiritual connection with Our Lord.
We are beginning our program planning for the new 2021/2022 season and need volunteers to help. It looks very probable that we will be allowed to hold in-class instruction.
Throughout the next few months, we will be publishing a series of notes about what it means to be a Teacher, a Catechist, for the Lord, helping our young minds discover the love of Christ.
If you are interested in learning more about how you can help, please click on the link below, "SIGN UP", and we will call you.
I am interested in learning how to help with the Saints Peter and Paul Religious Education (CCD) program, Grades 1 thru 8.
Religious Education for grades 1-8.
2021/2022 Religious Education program.
May 23rd. Pentecost Sunday
Saturday 5:30 p.m.
Sunday at 7:00 with Masks and social distancing protocols in place.
9:00,11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and
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Fiscal Year July 1, 2020- Present
Budget YTD: $ 490,012
Income YTD: $ 474,329
YTD Deficit: $ (15,683)
Sunday Collection 05/09/21: $ 10,569
Online Donations 05/09//21: $ 2,211
Total Collection 05/09/21 : $ 12,780
Sunday Collection 05/16/21: $ 6,539
Online Donations 05/16//21: $ 1,515
Total Collection 05/16/21 : $ 8,054
Catholic Communications: $ 1,253
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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Deacon Dan Flanagan
on Friday, May 21 at 11:03AM