Learning about Suicide Prevention

September is Suicide Prevention Month and today, suicide is a growing epidemic affecting many people in our world, and even in our own parish. The damaging effects of suicide are long lasting but there is always healing and hope. Part of the journey of healing is doing our part to try to prevent suicide by learning about the resources available and how we can help. Maggie Brennan, Director of Pastoral Care at Ss. Peter & Paul, recently attended a seminar to learn about suicide prevention resources that are available and ways to discuss suicide with people who may be...

Parish Welcoming Event

 All New Parishioners Are Invited! Sunday August 18, after 10:30 Mass in the Fellowship Hall. New members who have joined  Ss. Peter and Paul Parish since February 2019 are invited for  dinner and fellowship with parish clergy and  ministry leaders. New members please call the parish office at 618-345-4343 by August 13.

Catholic Schools Week 2019

Catholic Schools Week 2019, a weeklong annual celebration of Catholic education, was a success for all of us! The week kicked off Sunday, Jan. 27, with Mass followed by a pizza party and an open house of the school. On Monday, the students wore crazy socks, competed in a spelling bee and were treated to ice cream. On Tuesday, the SSPP Student Council expressed gratitude to our many volunteers by serving them donuts, juice and coffee following Mass. Also, the children wore St. Louis Blues gear and/or blue shirts for our special afternoon assembly featuring the St. Louis Blues’...

Alpha’s First Session

The first session of Alpha was held Sunday, January 13, 2019. Forty-four people plus the Alpha team participated in this new and exciting ministry.  What is Alpha? Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith that runs over 11 weeks. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha sessions focus on three key areas: Food: Whether it’s a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table or a quick catch-up over coffee, food has a way of bringing people together. It’s no different at Alpha. We start with food because it’s a...

Alpha

Starting Sunday, January 13 6:00 pm  Fellowship Hall All Are Welcome!  Invite Your Family and Friends! A new and exciting ministry is starting at Ss. Peter and Paul Parish.  Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith that runs over 11 weeks. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha sessions focus on three key areas:  Food, Then a Talk, Followed by Discussion. If you wish to attend Alpha, please complete and submit the Alpha Registration Form.

RCIA Right of Sending

RCIA Rite of Sending  Congratulations to these RCIA unbaptized Catechumens who were sent forth during the 8 am Mass on February 18 to Bishop Paprocki at the Cathedral in Springfield:  Keith Oliver Christopher Reed Alyssa Oliver Stephen Trimble Stephanie Usery  They were declared to be “The Elect,” meaning they are elected by God to be baptized and initiated into the Catholic Church this Easter.  Also recognized by Bishop Paprocki and celebrating their Call to Continuing Conversion are these baptized candidates:  Terry Jackson      Rebecca Townsend Jamie Kennedy      Mackenzie Barker Lisa Muniz      Ayden Perez Shannon O’Heron  Molly Piper Kelly...
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