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SAINT PETER AND SAINT PAUL, PRAY FOR US! Parish Office Hours Monday-Thursday: 9 am to 3 pm Mass Schedule Vigil Mass (Saturday) 5:00 p.m. Sunday Mass 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Weekday Mass M,T,W,F 8:30 a.m. Confessions before daily Mass; Saturday 4:15 p.m. The Parish in the heart of the Endless Mountains Serving Bradford County since 1841 SACRAMENTS 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 baptism. The Sacrament of Marriage—engaged couples should notify the pastor at least six months prior to their proposed date. Couples participate in a preparation program. 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- ty. Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is the official process used by the Church to bring adults into the Catholic faith. SPIRITUAL DEVOTIONS 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 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. Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe November 22, 2015 Our Lord Jesus Christ King Of the Universe

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  • SAINT PETER AND SAINT PAUL, PRAY FOR US! Parish Office Hours

    Monday-Thursday: 9 am to 3 pm

    Mass Schedule

    Vigil Mass

    (Saturday) 5:00 p.m.

    Sunday Mass

    8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

    Weekday Mass

    M,T,W,F 8:30 a.m.

    Confessions before daily

    Mass; Saturday 4:15 p.m.

    The Parish in the heart of the Endless Mountains Serving Bradford County since 1841

    SACRAMENTS

    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

    baptism.

    The Sacrament of Marriage—engaged couples should notify the pastor

    at least six months prior to their proposed date. Couples participate in a

    preparation program.

    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-

    ty.

    Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is the official process used

    by the Church to bring adults into the Catholic faith.

    SPIRITUAL DEVOTIONS

    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

    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.

    Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe † November 22, 2015

    Our Lord

    Jesus Christ

    King

    Of the

    Universe

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  • CCD

    Every Sunday 9:30 am in St. Agnes School

    Classes continue, including preparation for Sacraments of

    Penance, Communion and Confirmation.

    Nov. 22: Confirmation Parents Meeting during class

    Nov 29: No classes on holiday weekend

    Youth Group Meetings & Events

    Upcoming Meetings: This Sunday December 6 6:00—7:30/8 pm

    November 22 6:00—7:30/8 pm Gingerbread Houses

    Birthday Cake for a Group Member Cards/Games

    Finish Operation Christmas Child

    Plan Fund Raiser (Christmas Bake Sale) December 13 NO Meeting

    November 29 NO Meeting December 20 6:00—7:30/8 pm

    Christmas Theme Activities (TBD

    (Ornaments, Caroling, Everything Christmas)

    Parish Dates To Remember

    Nov 22: Confirmation Parents’ Meeting 9:30 am @ school

    Nov 23: Parish Pastoral Council 6:30 pm

    Nov 24: 8:30 am Blue Mass School Mass

    Nov 26: Thanksgiving Day Mass @ 9:00 am

    Nov 27: no morning Mass

    Nov 29: Advent begins; no CCD classes today

    Nov 29: 2 pm Advent Lessons & Carols, @ Epiphany

    Dec 3: Eucharistic Adoration begins 9 am

    Dec 4: First Friday 8:30 am Mass

    Dec 5: First Saturday 8:30 am Mass

    Dec 6: Choir practice after 11 am Mass

    Dec 7: Holy Day Vigil Mass 7:00 pm

    Dec 8: The Immaculate Conception Masses 8:30 am, 12:10 pm

    Dec 12: Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass 11 am; Fiesta follows

    Dec 12: Social Activities Christmas Dinner @ Vila Sena*

    *Reservations by 12/4 call Nancy 570-721-1062

    Dec 13: 4 pm Penance Service here @ SS PP Church

    The faculty, staff, administration and students of St. Agnes

    wish to gratefully acknowledge the following donations:

    In memory of Rosemary Wood, by: Mr. & Mrs.

    Edmund Ulatowski, Mr. Del Stamer, Mr. & Mrs. John

    Demangone, and Mr. & Mrs. Donald Martin;

    In memory of Martha Kielty, by: Ms. Sylvia

    Hilfiger;

    In memory of Mr. Edward Watkins & Mr. Philip

    Johnson, by: Mr. & Mrs. Edmund Ulatowski.

    Blue Mass The students of St. Agnes School will be cele-

    brating a Blue Mass on Tuesday, November 24th at

    8:30am, in recognition of first responder organizations in

    our area. Following the Mass, all first responders in attend-

    ance are invited to the school for cookies.

    Super Raffle St. Agnes Super Raffle tickets are still avail-

    able in the school office? The cost is $50 each, and the

    grand prize drawing will be held on Friday, December 4th.

    If all 1,000 tickets are sold, the grand prize will be

    $12,000.

    Advent Lessons and Carols,

    Sunday, November 29th, 2:00 PM

    Advent Lessons & Carols will take place at Epiphany Par-

    ish and includes the Adult & Youth Choirs and guest in-

    strumentalists. With a beautiful reception to follow, this

    promises to be an afternoon to remember. We are in great

    need of prayerful experiences which encourage, raise our

    hopes and foster joy. This night will definitely do that for

    us. Please join us!

    St. Agnes School

    The Youth Group met this past Sunday and worked on Operation Christmas Child. They brought in Christmas gifts,

    stuffed and wrapped shoeboxes with these gifts which will now be sent overseas to children of families in need. In plan-

    ning the event they initially did not realize but soon discovered that there is a seven ($7) dollars per box needed for ship-

    ment. The Youth Group is looking to have a Christmas Bake Sale to raise this money for the cost of sending the Christ-

    mas gift shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child - more information will be provided in next week’s bulletin.

    Budding Actors & Actresses

    Congratulations to the Notre Dame High School Drama Department for their production of Roger & Hammerstein’s

    Cinderella, and to SSPP’s own Gary Raupers II who played Prince Topher. Lots of young performance talent in the

    cast. Congratulations in providing an enjoyable evening.

    Meet and Greet Ministry

    Information on this new Ministry contact Barbara Krauss

    [email protected] or 570-265-8590. More to come in

    future bulletins.

    Parish Pastoral Council (PPC)

    A PPC Meeting will be held on Monday at 6:30 in Grotto

    Hall. You should have received an Agenda via e-mail, if

    not, contact Rob Grimes or Barbara Yanak.

  • Liturgical Ministers Nov. 28-29 Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharistic Sat.Vigil 5 pm: Marilyn Miller, Bob & Jackie Pyznar Sun. 8 am: LeeAnn Wolfe, Rose Powers, Barbara Wywiorski 11 am: Donna Brown, Kathy Joyce, Laurie Stroud Lectors: Sat. Vigil 5 pm: Mary Alice Demangone Sunday 8 am: Anne Leone 11 am: Laurie Young Altar Servers Sat. Vigil 5 pm: Tyler & Logan Lambert Sun. 8 am: David & Marabeth Boardman, Sidney Bride 11 am: Elizabeth Ondrey, Whitney Madill Musicians Sat. Vigil 5 pm: Joel Christian Sunday 8:00: am: George Dzus, Marie Seibert 11:00 am: Joe Dorsey, Cindy Williams Hospital & Personal Care Home: Sonia Huff Bradford County Manor: Barbara Wywiorski

    Altar Care 11/28 Sheila Boyek,

    Donna Brown, Barbara Branish

    Collection Counters 11/23 Team A

    Mass Intentions Nov. 22 - 29 Sat. Vigil 5:00 pm: Fred Gerrity

    (Karen, Marissa, Amanda & Stacey)

    Sunday 8:00 am: Our All Souls Day Intentions

    11:00 am: Newman Benson (Parish)

    Mon. 8:30 am: Frances Welch (Don & Ann Ward)

    Tues 8:30 am: Blue Mass for First Responders

    School Mass

    Wed 8:30 am: James Vogel (Arlene Miller)

    Thursday Thanksgiving Day 9:00 am: Our Parishioners

    Friday: No Mass

    Sat. Vigil 5:00 pm: Colin Flynn (Joe Ritsko)

    Sunday 8:00 am: Rev. Richard A. Nilsson (Gloria Nilsson)

    11:00 am: Kevin Barrett (Ron & Sue Gregus)

    Offertory November 8, 2015

    Sunday Offering $ 4,065.00

    Aid to Education $ 532.00

    Special envelopes $ 167.00

    Thank you for your generosity!

    Second Collection.

    No second collection will be taken up this week or next week.

    Thank you for your generosity.

    Sanctuary Lamps burn this week for: Lyle Williams (Shirley & Robert Barrett)

    Bernice Stamer (Del Stamer)

    Stamer and Daido Families (Del Stamer)

    175th Anniversary Sponsors/Memorials Fifteen businesses and over one hundred people or families

    have already placed a memorial or sponsorship to be pub-

    lished in our Parish’s 175th Anniversary History Book. For

    those who have taken advantage of this 175th Anniversary

    opportunity, thank you!

    Blank forms for individuals or businesses are

    still available at the entrance to the church, on our Web Page

    under the “History” tab, or call the office 570-265-2113.

    Thanksgiving Day—November 26, 2015

    This Thursday, our country celebrates Thanksgiving Day.

    There are many, many things that each of us can be thankful

    for here in the United States and in Towanda, PA, and at Saints

    Peter & Paul Parish. This week, especially on Thursday, it

    would be wonderful to thank God for the blessings we have

    and ask Him to help us live and use the freedom we enjoy in

    real service to Him.

    Happy Thanksgiving - Fr. Ed.

    Grace Connection (GC) Grace Connection is a non-profit organization found-

    ed by the pastors of local churches to help people in need.

    The parish has supported GC both financially and with volun-

    teer parishioner assistance. The parish has received word that

    an increased number of local residents are having financial

    difficulties with heating bills, electric bills and rent payments

    due to temporary work reductions or loss of their job. They

    are now turning to Grace Connection for assistance. If you

    are able to assist with time or financial resources please see

    Fr. Ed or call Grace Connection directly at 570-268-0431 –

    hopefully we will be able to provide an informational flyer

    next weekend.

    A collection will be taken-up at the Thanksgiving

    Day Mass which will be donated to Grace Connection. The

    next GC meeting will be held on Thursday December 17,

    2015 at the Towanda Lutheran Church at 11 am.

    Christmas Angel Tree The parish will again participate in a Christmas gift-

    giving initiative to assist families who need some help at

    Christmas. The tree will be decorated with angels identifying

    items the family could use to make Christmas more joyful for

    their children or simply to survive during the Christmas sea-

    son.

    The tree will be at the entrance to the church next

    weekend, the First Sunday of Advent. Items will need to be obtained and returned under the tree by Sunday,

    December 13, 2015 for Christmas delivery.

    Pro Life Activities – Looking Ahead Traditionally buses organized by various groups

    from the surrounding area travel to the March for Life in

    Washington, D.C. This coming year on Friday January 22,

    2016 buses organized from Elmira, NY, Notre Dame High

    School, and Bradford County Pennsylvanians for Human Life

    will be departing at different times and places for the March

    for Life in Washington, D.C. The parish has already been

    contacted concerning SSPP parishioner participation and

    parish funding support. If you have any interest in participat-

    ing in any way in this year’s March for Life in Washington,

    D.C., please contact Marie Siebert (570-265-3122) or Fr. Ed

    (570-265-2113) ASAP.

    Also please note that the Bradford County Pennsyl-

    vanians for Human Life is organizing a rally, Rally for Life

    in Towanda, in front of the Bradford County Court House on

    Sunday January 17, 2016 at 2 pm followed by a Prayer Ser-

    vice in Saints Peter and Paul Church and a reception in Grot-

    to hall – church basement. If you are interested in participat-

    ing in the rally or helping with the Prayer Service or recep-

    tion please contact Marie Seibert (570-265-3122).

    2016 Sunday Missal 2016 Sunday Missals (green this year) are still available at the

    entrance of the church. Enjoy this early Christmas gift from

    Fr. Ed.

  • 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 2nd/4th Wednesdays at 7 pm

    Contact: 570-265-2113

    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]

    REQUEST FOR PARISH REGISTRATION FORM

    Name ____________________________Date__________

    Address_________________________________________

    City,Zip _________________________Phone __________

    ST. AGNES SCHOOL A Roman Catholic School of the Diocese of Scranton

    Pre-K (3 & 4 Years of Age) to Grade 6 Middle States Accredited

    (570) 265-6803 102 Third Street

    Towanda PA 18848

    www.edline.net/pages/StAgnes

    570-268-7653 570-888-2202

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    PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS_

    Mary Allen; Anonymous Request; Anonymous Special Intention; Christine Bedford; Gus

    Branish; Edith Brennan; Julia Brown; David Brubaker; Patricia Coleman; Robert Coles; Joan

    Cowles; Sue Daly; John Thomas Demangone; Patricia Dibble; Richard J. Finnegan; Mike Gambal;

    Jim Grimes; Sally Groff; Ann Thompson Haglich; Evelyn Hoff; Glenna Hoffman; Billy Hollen-

    back; Linda Hollenback; Betty Johnson; Adam Kelly; Joyce Kuykendal; Timothy Leo Lenox; Connie Leone; Frank

    Lindsey; Sharon Mahaffey; Mary Ellen Marshall; Marie McCauley; Deany McGarrigle; Debra McGovern; Joe Miksis;

    Mary Miksis; Steven (Nate) Miller; Mary Lou Muchichko; Jim Nalisnick; Charles Palmer; Mary Paquette; Joe

    Perechinsky; Bev Place; Matt Pritchard; Alex Rabago; Delia Rabago; Kathleen Lenox Reider; Yolanda Rossi; Rita

    Sasso; Richard Schmieg; Mary Scioscia; Ed Slocum, Jr.; Jerry Smith; Joanne Smith; Marie Smith; Robert Spaulding; Paula Stover; Mackenzie Kempner Taylor: Ed & Barbara Ulatowski; C. Michael Vaughn; Kathleen Woods; Ruth

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    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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  • Saints Peter & Paul Parish

    Liturgical Events and Activities

    November -December 2015

    Thanksgiving Day

    November 26, 2015 9:00 am Mass

    Friday, November 27 No Mass

    Deanery Reconciliation Services—Sundays

    December 6, 2015 2 pm in Wyalusing - St. Mary of the Assumption

    4 pm in Dushore - St. Basil

    December 13, 2015 4 pm in Towanda - Saints Peter & Paul

    December 20, 2015 3 pm in Sayre - Epiphany

    Regular Mass Schedule

    Weekends: Saturday Vigil 5:00 pm Weekdays: M,T,W, & F 8:30 am

    Sunday 8:00 am & 11:00 am

    Immaculate Conception

    Monday, December 7, 2015 Holy Day Vigil 7:00 pm

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 The Immaculate Conception, A Holy Day of Obligation

    8:30 am and 12:10 pm Masses

    Our Lady of Guadalupe

    Saturday, December 12, 2015 Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

    11:00 am Mass followed by a Fiesta

    Christmas Masses

    Christmas Eve Vigil, Thursday, December 24: 4 pm (Children’s); 6 pm; 10 pm (Adult Choir)

    Christmas Day Mass, Friday, December 25, 2015 10:00 am

    Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God Masses: A Holy Day of Obligation

    Thursday Vigil, December 31, 2015 4:00 pm

    Friday Solemnity, January 1, 2016: 9:00 am