July 11th, 2021, Sunday Bulletin from Saints Peter and Paul.
This Sunday, July 11th.
The Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Saints Peter and Paul
TIMES OF REFRESHING
Fr. Ricky V. Ordóñez
A Loving Heart Is All We Need!
Almost always, Jesus reminds us of the mission that He gave us – “To go into the world and bring the GOOD NEWS OF OUR SALVATION!” There are times when we feel totally intimidated about what He is asking us to do; however, we may not fully realize that the only thing that we need is a
In 2008, Bishop Kicanas came to the Philippines to ordain me, and among the many activities that we set up for him was a visit to the Asilo de San Jose in Manila. The orphanage/abandoned folks home is set up on a small river island and has been serving the people since the Spanish colonial days. He celebrated mass for the orphans, the sick, and the old. In his homily, he introduced me saying that I was about to be ordained a priest in a few days. There was a lot of applause.
As we were leaving, an old lady came and pressed a folded piece of paper into my hand. I thought to myself, “It’s probably a request for some financial help.” From the orphanage, we went to another church where the Bishop led the novena to our Mother of Perpetual Help.
During his homily, I reached into my pocket to see what the note said and found a neatly folded One Hundred Peso Bill (approximately US$2.00) with the words, “Congratulations!” I totally lost it and burst into tears! I have kept this and consider it one of my most wonderful TREASURES.
Father's note Continues on top of the next column
It is in situations like this that we can say, “Here is a Christian. No fanfare, no philosophy nor theology. It was just a simple act of love….but it speaks volumes!” I can no longer remember her face and I didn’t have a chance to ask her name. But I know that God knows her REALLY WELL.
My Chicago Trip Was a Mission!
Asking me to go to Chicago for a conference is like the proverbial turtle that was thrown to the pond! Mundelein Seminary was my first home in the United States and where I lived for 5 years. In its serenity, I found a lot of peace while undergoing formation. It was where I learned to accept God’s mission in a land far from my family and everything that I hold dear. In a sense, it is still home.
Needless to say, I wanted to see my friends from that side of the US and I reached out to them. One of my brother priests drove from Davenport, Iowa just to see me. Others arranged dinners and reunions.
There were, however, two special people that I wanted to see. They were my brother priests who, currently, are “on leave” from ministry. Sadly, when this happens to a priest, I noticed that they make themselves really “scarce” and tend to shy away. Well, I wouldn’t hear of it. I called and called and called. Thankfully, they finally answered.
Meeting them for a meal was pure joy. It was a chance to communicate that even if our life situations may have changed, our fraternal affection for one another has not. In the end, I am grateful for all the memories that God allowed us to share are enough to see us through no matter where our futures may lie.
RCIA - Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Our Lord's parting words to his disciples were
, "Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age" (Mt. 28:19-20).
Our RCIA community is forming for the 2021 / 2022 season.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
describes the RCIA as a process in which participants "undergo . . . conversion as they study the Gospel, profess faith in Jesus and the Catholic Church, and receive the sacraments . . . The RCIA process follows the ancient practice of the Church and was restored by the Second Vatican Council.”
Do you know of someone interested in becoming a Catholic? Do you know a Baptized Catholic that needs to receive the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and or Confirmation? Are you interested in learning more about your Faith as a Catholic?
If you or someone you know has questions and would like answers, click on the link titled "Sign Up" to register the name and contact information on our list. You can also reach out to Deacon Dan at 520-623-6015, X 108.
RCIA ENROLLMENT FOR THE 2021/2022 SEASON
Get your questions answered today.
Interested in the RCIA program at SSPP
We continue the seven-week series that answers the question, "Why should we return to Mass"? The video series is from the Word on Fire library.
Whether you've already started coming back to Mass or not,
we hope these reasons will inspire you and your friends and family.
The Church is Our Home
Why should you come back to Mass? Because the Church is your home!
The Church is Christ's mystical body here on earth. While made up of fallen human persons, we are called to be a community that worships together, knows one another, and is present to the needs of our poor. Countries and cultures can ebb and flow, but the Church that Christ established is our anchor in this world.
Listen to this message from Joe Zambon, a musician, father, and Fellow at the Word on Fire Institute, on why the Mass is so important and why the Church is your home.
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.
July 11th. The 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
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: $ 9,644
Income YTD: $ 9,262
YTD Deficit: $ (381)
Sunday Collection 07/04/21: $ 5,791
Online Donations 07/04/21: $ 3,471
Total Collection 07/04/21 : $ 9,262
Parish Endowment: $ 1,337
Please note that July 1, 2021, marked the beginning of the new fiscal year. A full financial report for the parish and the school will be published in October. Thank you for your generosity and continued support of Saints Peter and Paul.
If you would like to learn more about online giving visit the parish website by clicking on the “Donate Here” box.
You may also call James Lemas at the parish office if you need assistance.
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Deacon Dan Flanagan
on Friday, July 9 at 3:29PM