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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.
Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time † September 6, 2015
Pastor: Rev. Edward L. Michelini
They will see the glory of the Lord, the splendor of our God.
. . . Say to those whose hearts are frightened:
Be strong, fear not!
Here is your God, he comes with vindication;
with divine recompense he comes to save you.
Isaiah 35: 2b,4
Parish Dates To Remember
Sep 7: Labor Day Mass 9 am instead of 8:30 am Sep 9: Regional Liturgical Ministry meeting 6:30 pm Grotto Sep 10: Youth Ministry meeting 7-8:30 pm Sep 10: (Thurs.) 9:00 am Breakfast @ Limongelli Sep 12-13: ARISE Sign-up Weekend Sep 13: Social activities planning meeting after 11 am Mass Sep 13: Homeless Benefit: Kayaking for Grace Connection Sep 14: Parish Pastoral Council Meeting Sep 15: ARISE meeting 5:30 pm Sep 16: 175th Committee Sep 17: Youth Ministry meeting 7-8:30 pm Sep 19: Sat. lunch in Athens @Victory Pizza** Reservations by 9/14** Sep 21-25: No weekday Masses Sep 24: ARISE Small Group Leaders 6:30 pm Sep 27: Parish bus to Pope Francis’ Mass in Philadelphia+ Sep 30: Regional Diocesan Annual Appeal Committee in Montrose 6:30 pm Oct. 1: Deadline to sponsor 175th Historical Book Oct 1: Youth Ministry 7 pm Oct. 1-4: Women’s Cursillo Oct 3: Catholic Charismatic Renewal Day of Ecumenism Call 570-344-2214 for more
**reservations/info call Nancy 570-721-1062
+ For a seat on the Papal Mass bus call Wendi at 607-427-4916 or Parish Office 570-265-2113.
Every Sunday between Masses
Sept. 6: No classes for Labor Day Weekend
Sept. 13: Classes resume 9:15 am at St. Agnes School
The next Diocesan Cursillo is the Women’s 67th scheduled
for Oct. 1-4, 2015: Women’s 68th for April 14-17, 2016, and
the 69th on Oct. 6-9, 2016. The next Men’s Cursillo is
scheduled for February 25-28, 2016. Each Cursillo is held at
St. Gabriel’s Monastery in Clarke’s Green, PA. Talk with
someone who has made a Cursillo and consider making a
Cursillo yourself—it will be well worth it. Printed inform-
ation is available in the rear of the church. For testimonial
information, contact: John Demangone 570-265-5990;
Barbara Krauss 570-265-8590; Helen Barrett 570-265-5974.
Cemetery Grass Cutting Many thanks to the families who have volunteered to cut the
grass at the Ireland Cemetery:
May: Michelini and Vega
June: Sullivan and Barry Families
July: Walter Burrowes & Jim Burrowes Families
August: Jurnack and Vega Families
September: Chuck Dewing and Bob Herda October: Don Martin and Fr. Michelini
Sponsorships, Patrons and Memorials to be published in the
parish 175th Anniversary Commemorative History Book
must be submitted by October 1, 2015. Feel free to email
[email protected], or call the parish office 570
-265-2113 for more information about becoming a sponsor, a
patron, or a listing in memory or honor of someone.
For All Liturgical Ministry Coordinators:
Altar Servers, Art & Environment, Eucharistic Ministers,
Hospitality (Usher/Greeter), Lectors, Musicians
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 6:30 pm in Grotto Hall The Diocesan Office for Parish Life offers this training series
for coordinators of liturgical ministries. A new diocesan re-
source for training volunteers in various ministries will be
presented; it will be a useful tool for offering ongoing
formation and spiritual renewal for these ministries. To
register, call the Office for Parish Life at 570-207-2213.
St. Agnes School
The faculty, staff, administration and students of St. Agnes
School wish to gratefully acknowledge the following dona-
In memory of Rinaldo "Ray Ray" DePaola, by: Mr.
& Mrs. Hillary Krill, Ms. Sandra Kasenga, Mrs. Kathleen
DeWan, Ms. Beatrice Elliott, Ms. Suzanne Urban, Mr. &
Mrs. Robert Hugo, Dr. Barbara Yanak, Mr. & Mrs. John L.
Schoonover III, Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence Tama, Mr. & Mrs.
Warren Knapp, and Mr. & Mrs. Edward Branish;
In memory of Veronica Hollenback, by:
Ms. Sandra Kasenga, Mr. & Mrs. Hillary Krill, American
Legion Auxiliary Unit 42, Mrs. Sylvia Hilfiger, Ms. Christine
Bedford, Mrs. Kathleen DeWan, Mr. & Mrs. James Haight,
Mr. Richard Farley, Ms. Marilyn Markish,
Ms. Margaret Miller, Ms. Sandra Hollenback, Mr. & Mrs.
Lawrence Nicholson, the Wildwood Women's Golf Assoc.,
and Ms. Eleanor Dunfee;
In memory of John Griffin, by: Mr. & Mrs. Hillary
Krill, Mrs. Kathleen DeWan, Ms. Sandra Kasenga, Mr. &
Mrs. Edward Branish, and Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence Tama.
You may have noticed! For the past several months on the first weekend of the month
there has been a bulletin insert, Growing in FAITH. The insert
offers information and insight for both young and old. The
brief articles and art are interesting, reflective and inspiring.
Try it, you might really like it.
Counseling Services Available
Catholic Social Services of The Diocese of Scranton offers
compassionate counseling in a safe, comfortable environment
where your privacy is always respected. Counseling is about
self-discovery and can be used for personal growth or when
distressing conditions exist and you need a bit of extra sup-
port… help is available. Anyone who struggles with anxiety,
depression, grief and loss, life transitions or a variety of emo-
tional or psychological conditions is welcome. For more in-
formation or to make an appointment, call 570-207-2283.
Grace Connection Announcing a Fundraiser toward a homeless shelter:
Kayaking for the Community on Sept. 13, 2015; See posters
on church bulletin board; call Raymond @ 570-867-1906.
Church-going gentleman is seeking parish help to locate a housemate to share expenses on Third St., Towanda. See Fr. Ed.
Liturgical Ministers Sept. 12 - 13 Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharistic Sat. Vigil 5 pm: Marilyn Miller, Bob & Jackie Pyznar Sun. 8 am: Barbara Grimes, Rose Powers, Sonia Huff 11 am: Donna Brown, Barbara Krauss, Mary T. Jurnack Lectors Sat. Vigil 5 pm: Mary Alice Demangone Sunday 8 am: Teresa Sparrow 11 am: Mary Pfeffer Altar Servers Sat. Vigil 5 pm: Tyler & Logan Lambert Sun. 8 am: Enzo & Dante Ottaviani, Max Vega 11 am: Mason Hartmann, Warner Dorman Musicians Sat. Vigil 5 pm: Joel Christian Sunday 8:00: am: Gloria Nilsson, Teresa Ondrey 11:00 am: Joe Dorsey, Jim Hoffmann Hospital & Personal Care Home: Sonia Huff Bradford County Manor: Donna Brown
Altar Care 9/12 Gloria Nilsson
Jeannette Kinney, Sonia Huff
Collection Counters Tuesday 9/8 Team B
Mass Intentions Sept. 6 - 13 -
Sat. Vigil 5:00 pm: Robert & Rita Fairchild (P.J. Fairchild)
Sunday 8:00 am: Veronica Hollenback (Pat McGovern)
11:00 am: Atty. John Griffin (Lee Ann Wolfe)
Mon. 9:00 am: Our Parishioners
Tues. 8:30 am: For the Intentions of Jean Farley,
in honor of her 90th Birthday
Wed. 8:30 am: Rose Lenox (Edna Lewis)
Thurs: No Mass
Fri. 8:30 am: Helen Carman (Charles Driscoll)
Sat. Vigil 5:00 pm: John F. Grenell, II
(Joan & Alice Grenell)
Sunday 8:00 am: Our Parishioners
11:00 am: Mabel Nolte (Mabel Kot & Auston Muller)
Offertory August 23, 2015
Sunday Offering $ 3,536.00
Special Envelopes $ 26.00
Thank you for your generosity!
This weekend is the monthly Diocesan collection for the
Care & Education of Priests. Next week will be the month-
ly parish Aid to Education Collection.
ARISE Together in Christ
Commissioning Ceremony for Small Group Leaders
ARISE Together in Christ is essentially a spiritual process.
We believe it is the work of God, guided by the Holy Spir-
it. For this reason, there will be a brief ceremony during
all Masses this weekend for those who are serving our par-
ish community as ARISE Small Group Leaders (SGL) and
the ARISE Parish Team (APT). Please keep in your pray-
ers: (SGL) Helen Barrett, Sue Christian, Brandon Dicker-
son, Rob Grimes, Mary Ann Harris & Mary Kay Ward,
Kathy Joyce, Al Ondrey, Karyn Paulish, Bob Pyznar, Jude
Rabago & Luis Vega, Marie Seibert, and Heidi & Matt
Tavani , (APT) Mike Boyek, Kathie DeWan, Christina
Fleury and Sharon Kaminsky.
In September, Fr. Ed will be on retreat in Boston from
Monday through Friday, September 21-25, 2015. There
will be no morning Masses on those dates.
Third Banns of Marriage
Michael Mauer, Jr., and Elizabeth Borel are to be married
in October, 2015. If anyone is aware of an impediment to
this marriage, please contact Fr. Ed at the parish office 570-
ARISE Together in Christ
An Opportunity . . .
Gathering together to learn from their Teacher, the Apostles
also nourished each other by sharing their stories. They
supported each other, laughed and cried together, ate and
prayed together, and in the process their faith grew and
their lives were enriched. Do you feel something tugging at
your heart? Is it leading you to consider new ways of nour-
ishing your faith? Do you feel the demands of life prevent
you from connecting with others? If so, ARISE might be
what your spirit is searching for . . . take this opportunity to
learn from our Teacher, Jesus Christ. Small faith-sharing
groups will be forming the weekend of September 12th and
13th to start the week of October 4th. Visit the website
Congratulations to the Hoff and Jurnack families (Ian and
Katie J. Hoff) upon the Baptism of their daughter Evelyn
Neulah Hoff this Sunday. May God continue to bless yur
family especially little Evelyn, in the years ahead.
Annual Appeal Rebate Check
This past week the parish received a rebate check of Seven
Hundred Seventy Dollars ($770) from the Diocese of
Scranton Annual Appeal Office for exceeding our goal
during the 2014 Annual Appeal. For those parishes ex-
ceeding their Appeal goal, a rebate check in the amount of
75% of the amount exceeding the goal is returned to the
parish – this is the third consecutive year that the parish
has exceeded our Annual Appeal goal.
Our parish goal in 2014 was Thirty-three Thousand Dollars
Thank you for your support to the Diocesan Annu-
al Appeal and your support to so many in our local and
diocesan community that need assistance on a temporary
or long-term basis to cope with various challenges in their
life and family. May God continue to our parish and our
Labor Day Weekend
Monday, September 7, is Labor Day, and Mass will be at
9 am instead of 8:30 am. Monday morning.
The Parish Office will be closed Monday for the holiday.
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
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
City,Zip _________________________Phone __________
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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;
Sally Groff; Ann Thompson Haglich; Billy Hollenback; Linda Hollenback; Betty Johnson; Adam
Kelly; Martha Kielty; Joyce Kuykendal; Timothy Leo Lenox; Connie Leone; Frank Lindsey; Sharon Mahaffey; Mary
Ellen Marshall; Marie McCauley; Joe Miksis; Mary Miksis; Steven (Nate) Miller; Mary Lou Muchichko; Jim
Nalisnick; Gloria Nilsson; Mary Paquette; Joe Perechinsky; Bev Place; Matt Pritchard; Alex Rabago; Delia Rabago;
Kathleen Lenox Reider; Yolanda Rossi; Rita Sasso; Richard Schmieg; Ed Slocum, Jr.; Jerry Smith; Joanne Smith;
Marie Smith; Robert Spaulding; Paula Stover; Ed & Barbara Ulatowski; C. Michael Vaughn; Kathleen Woods; Ruth
Young; Elsie Zurn; also Grace, Venus, Zaida, Edna, & Rita.
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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