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SAINT PETER AND SAINT PAUL, PRAY FOR US! Parish Office Hours
Monday-Thursday: 9 am to 3 pm
(Saturday) 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
M,T,W, F 8:30 a.m.
Confessions before daily
Mass; Saturday 4:15 p.m.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
SS. Peter & Paul Parish, a community of faith called by God to deepen
our relationship with Jesus Christ, serves the Lord by sharing our time,
talent and treasure. As disciples of Christ, we are called to bring Jesus
Christ to ourselves and others: our children, the sick, the poor, the fallen
away Catholics and those who need to hear God’s message of uncondi-
tional love and forgiveness. SS. Peter & Paul Parish is a beacon of light
rooted in Jesus Christ, passed on to his successor, our Holy Father the
Pope, and is guided by our local bishop to build the Kingdom of God on
Earth. It is our mission to shine the light of Jesus Christ in our world and
to spiritually enrich the individual members of the parish as well as the
larger community through word, worship, sacrament and service.
The Parish in the heart of the Endless Mountains Serving Bradford County since 1841
The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated Sundays after the 11:00 a.m.
Mass. First time parents are asked to attend a welcoming session prior to
baptism. Godparents are asked to present a sponsor card. Please call the
parish office as soon as possible after your child’s birth to plan his or her
The Sacrament of Marriage—engaged couples should notify the pastor
at least six months prior to their proposed date. Couples participate in a
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick—please call the parish of-
fice for visitation of the sick at home, in the hospital, or health care facili-
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is the official process used
by the Church to bring adults into the Catholic faith.
The Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary
and the Divine Mercy Chaplet are prayed
in common before weekday Masses.
The Perpetual Novena of the Miracu-
lous Medal is prayed in common every
Monday after the 8:30 a.m. Mass.
Eucharistic Adoration is held from 9:00
a.m. on the Thursday preceding First Fri-
day until 2:00 p.m. on Friday in Grotto
Hall and the church.
Sacred Heart Devotions are prayed in
common after First Friday Masses.
Devotions to the Immaculate Heart of
Mary are prayed in common after the
First Saturday Masses.
Parish Prayer Line requests
Call Annette at 570-265-9691.
Pastor: Rev. Edward L. Michelini
The Epiphany of the Lord † January 7, 2018
Parish Dates To Remember
Jan 7: The Epiphany of the Lord *
CCD classes resume
Jan 8: The Baptism of the Lord
Jan 10: Widows’ Support Group 1 pm in Grotto Hall
Jan 14: No CCD class (MLK Holiday weekend)
Jan 14 Rally for Life 2 pm @ B.C. Courthouse followed by
Prayer in SSPP church and reception in Grotto Hall
Jan 15: MLK Holiday; parish office closed
Jan 19: Rally for Life, Washington DC bus trip
Jan 20: Altar Server Refresher/Training 10 am in church
Followed by Pizza Party - sign up please
Jan 21: CCD classes as usual and
Parents of 1st Communion Students Meeting
Jan 25: Widows’ Group lunch call 570-265-2625
Jan 28: St. Agnes PTG Breakfast (Catholic Schools Week)
PARISH BULLETIN ADVERTISERS
We thank those businesses and individuals who have placed an ad in our parish bulletin. We ask parishioners
to thank these individuals and to use these companies. This week we especially acknowledge:
Anyone wishing to advertise in the Parish Bulletin should contact the parish office 570-265-2113 or speak to
Father Ed for more information—the pricing is very reasonable.
Memorials for Elsie Zurn
St. Agnes School
Teen Bible Study and CCD Classes Meet Sundays
9:15—10:30 am @ St. Agnes School
Jan 7: Classes resume
Jan. 17: No class (MLK holiday weekend)
Jan. 21: Parents Meeting (Sacrament of Reconciliation)
St. Agnes School Super Raffle
Each year St. Agnes School sponsors a major fund-
raising event to support the education of the students
attending the school – the tuition does not cover the
cost of the education provided, so various fund raising
activities are necessary. Super Raffle tickets are avail-
able this weekend in Grotto Hall or at any time from
the school 570-265-6803. The Super Raffle is a 50-50
raffle with tiered winners – 500 tickets are available at
$50 @ ticket. Consider supporting the education of the stu-
dents at St. Agnes with purchase of one or more tickets.
Notre Dame H.S. Grades 7-12 Open Enrollment Notre Dame High School Gr. 7-12 is now accepting
applications for the academic year 2018-19. To ensure
a spot, we urge you to apply now during our open en-
rollment period. Applications are considered in the or-
der in which they are received with priority given to
current ND families. An application for admission can
be obtained at: www.notredamehighschool.com.
Tours and shadowing experiences are highly
encouraged. Prospective students can choose to spend
a half or full day at Notre Dame attending classes, mak-
ing new friends, touring the school and enjoying lunch.
Tours and shadowing experiences may be scheduled by
contacting Michelle Barkley at 734-2267 ext. 321.
Notre Dame High School is located at 1400 Maple
Avenue, Elmira, NY 14904.
Widows’ Support Group
The Widows’ Support Group will meet on Wednes-
day, January 10, at 1:00 PM in Grotto Hall.
Their monthly "Lunch Out" will be on
Thursday, Jan. 25. All widows are welcome to
Attend, and if interested may call Lucille Christini
(265-2625) for more information.
Diocesan Annual Appeal + - Thank You!
Your generosity is amazing! The parish goal for the 2017 Diocesan Annual Appeal was $33,000. The
parish has pledged $40,345 which is 22.2% over our goal. 190 parishioners/families (50.26%) of our parish
have pledged this amount. Thank You, Thank you, Thank You! If you have not made a commitment to the
2017 Annual Appeal, please consider making one – Appeal envelopes are at the entrance to the church and can
be placed in the collection basket. . Every gift makes a difference.
Thanks also for your generosity in so many others ways: TACO, Grace Connection, the Christmas An-
gel Tree, Diocesan Collections, Care and Education for Priests, Aid to Education, your time in assisting in the
functioning of the parish – Committees, etc., and in your involvement in ARISE, Cursillo, monthly Adoration
of the Blessed Sacrament – the list goes on and on. Thank You!
It’s a Wonderful Life !
Many people have thanked the parish for sponsoring
the movie, It’s a Wonderful Life, during the Christ-
mas break. It was quite enjoyable, and for many of
us, reminiscent of years gone by.
The parish hopes to do this again during the
coming year. A quote from the end of the movie:
“No life is a failure who has friends.”
Teilhard de Chardin
“We serve to complete the work of creation
even by the humblest work of our hands.”
*Epiphany: the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi
(Matthew 2:1–12 and foretold in Hebrew Scriptures (Psalms 72:10 and 138:4 and in Isaiah 60: 5,11)
Bradford County Manor cancelled the First Fri-
day Mass because of widespread illness; the Mass inten-
tion will be rescheduled on the First Friday of February.
Liturgical Ministers Jan. 13 - 14 Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist Sat. 5 pm: Jackie Pyznar, Sharon Kaminsky, Crystal Babcock Sun.8 am: Sonia Huff, Barbara Wywiorski, Edith Rabago 11 am: Barbara & Ed Krauss, Laurie Stroud Lectors: Sat. Vigil 5pm: Bob Pyznar Sunday 8 am: Laura Steele 11 am: Albert Ondrey Altar Servers: Sat.Vigil 5 pm: Dillon Gallagher, Connor Babcock Sunday 8 am: Kate & Sara Burrowes 11 am: Sam & Angelina Tavani Hospital & Personal Care Home: Sonia Huff Bradford County Manor: Barbara Wywiorski
Mass Intentions Jan. 6 - 14 Sat. Vigil 5 pm: Connie Leone (Jackie & Garrett Johnson)
Sun. 8:00 am: Our Parishioners
11:00 am: Gertrude Grindel Blier (Bob & Ann Murphy)
Mon. 8:30 am: Edna Lewis (Lane & Marie Seibert)
Tuesday 8:30 am: Anne Marshall (Jack & Mary Lou Allis)
Wed. 8:30 am: Robert J. Ottaviani
(Knights of Columbus Council #3915)
Thursday: No Mass
Fri. 8:30 am: Madeline Repine (John Polinsky)
Sat. Vigil 5 pm: Marian Davidson
(Donald & Annette Beaumont)
Sun. 8:00 am: Don Bannon (Branish Family)
11:00 am: Our Parishioners
Offertory December 24, 2017 Sunday Offering $ 5,128.00
Special Envelopes $ 205.00
December 25, 2017 Christmas $13,107.12
Thank you for your generosity!
This week is for the Care & Education of Priests. Next
week will be for Aid to Education.
A Sanctuary Lamp burns this week for:
Lloyd Sullivan (Kathy & Mary Alice)
Altar Care January Chair: Chris Bedford
Jan 13— Week 2 Donna Brown
Patti Meredith, Mary Theresa Jurnack
Counters Mon. 1/8/18: Team A
Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Those wishing to have their house blessed are asked
to call the rectory 570-265-2113 to schedule a day
and time. Thank you.
Rescheduled Altar Server Refresher
A refresher for altar servers and altar server preparation
for Lent, Holy Week and the Easter Vigil is being
scheduled for Saturday, January 20, 2018, at 10 am,
followed by a pizza party at 11:15 am. A sign-up /
sign-out sheet is on the table at the entrance to the
church. Please indicate whether you will or will not
be there for this meeting. Thank you.
Anyone who has already received their First
Communion and would like to be an Altar Server at
Mass, please see Fr. Ed or call the rectory 570-265-
2113 – we can always use additional servers.
Happy New Year!
What Year is it? 2018! Wow!
As we begin a new calendar year we are extremely grateful for what God has provided to us in the past. Yes,
there have been challenges and struggles, but there has always been the knowledge and understanding that God
would never give us more than what we could handle, and that when things got really difficult —He carried us
We thank God for the parishioners of our parish and their concern and involvement in the parish and
the community. We ask God to help us continue to seek and to realize His presence in our lives, and now ask
Him to continue to bless us in special ways throughout 2018, A.D. (Anno Domini means Year of Our Lord).
~ Fr. Ed
1. Rally for Life: Sunday January 14, 2018 Gather at 2:00 p.m. at the Court House followed by
a presentation here at SSPP Church and then a reception in Grotto Hall afterward. 2. March for Life Rally: Friday January 19, 2018 Bus trip to Washington D. C. for the March
in Washington. Pick-up at 5:20 am and drop off 11:50 p.m. at the Bradford Towne Mall.
What do we know about abortion?
God will hold us accountable. As Dietrich Bonhoeffer said in Germany during the years leading up to
the “final solution” of the Third Reich, “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless.
Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”
RICHARD M. FARLEY CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT
521 MAIN STREET 570-265-4993
TOWANDA, PA 18848 FAX: 570-265-5996
e-mail: [email protected]
Knights of Columbus TOWANDA COUNCIL, No. 3915
7 Poplar St., Towanda PA 18848
Meetings 4th Wednesdays at 7 pm
If you would like to join our parish, contact: SS. Peter & Paul Church—106 Third St.—Towanda PA 18848
Call 570-265-2113 or email [email protected]
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PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS_
Reese Aquilio; Nancy Barrett; Rosie Beale; Gus Branish; David Walsh
Brubaker; Kathy Campbell; Liz Cartieri; Chris Cole; Patricia Coleman;
Margaret DeMarco; Patricia Dibble; Stephanie Duggan; Margaret Dunkle;
George Emery; Mary E. Farley; Helen Finlan; June Gormley Goodrich; Jim
Grimes; Sally Groff; Linda Hilscher; Evelyn Hoff; Glenna Hoffman; Adam
Kelly; Timothy Leo Lenox; Greg Long; Annette McClure; Deany McGarrigle;
Mickey McGarrigle; Sharon Mahaffey; Margaret Miller; Nate Miller; Charles
Palmer; Jean Perry; Gary Raupers, Sr.; Kathleen Lenox Reider; Fr. Richard
Rojas; Eugenia Serpe; Sarah Sobolewski; Special Intention; Craig Sullivan;
Mackenzie Kempner Taylor; Two Special Intentions; Ed and Barbara
Ulatowski; Maria Van Haute; Lani Wood; Bob Zettlemoyer.
To add a name to this published Prayer List, call the office at 265-2113 or email your request to [email protected]
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