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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.
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
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time † October 23, 2016
“The Lord will rescue me from every evil threat
and will bring me safe to his heavenly kingdom.
To him be glory forever and ever. Amen.”
2 Timothy 4: 18
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.
St. Agnes School Parish Dates To Remember
Oct. 23: World Mission Sunday
Concert @ Epiphany Church, Sayre, 2 pm
Oct 24: Parish Pastoral Council
Oct 25: 10:15 am Mass at Personal Care Home
175th Anniversary meeting 5:30 pm Grotto Hall
Oct 27: 10 am: Directory Committee
6 pm Diocesan Regional Workshop New Order of
Matrimony, part 2 Grotto Hall
Oct 30: Mass of Healing, Anointing of the Sick here 2 pm
Reception after in Grotto Hall
Oct 31: Holy Day Vigil Mass 7 pm
Nov 1: All Saints Day Masses 8:30 am, 12:10 pm
Nov 2: All Souls Day Mass 8:30 am
Nov 3: Eucharistic Adoration beginning at 9 am
Nov. 4: First Friday Mass 8:30 am
10:15 am Mass at Bradford County Manor
Nov 5: First Saturday Mass 8:30 am
5:00 pm Memorial Mass and Service of Light
and reception for families of Deceased.
6:00 pm Youth ARISE 6 pm in Convent
*** Daylight Savings Time Ends tomorrow;
turn back your clocks 1 hour tonight ***
Nov. 6: 11 am Adult Choir and practice after
Social Activities planning after 11 am Mass
Week of Prayer for Vocations
Nov 7: Finance Council
Nov 13: 9:30 am First Penance Parent Meeting
Nov 20: Christ the King
Saints Peter & Paul CCD Sundays 9:15-10:30 in St. Agnes School
Nov. 13: First Penance Parent Meeting 9:30 am
$uper Raffle tickets are now on sale to benefit
St. Agnes School at $50 each; the drawing will be on
December 9th at 4 pm, grand prize $12,000; tickets
are available in school office or by calling 265-6803.
ARISE for Youth met last week, and will meet again
on Saturday, October 15 after Mass in Grotto Hall;
and again on November 5, in the Convent.
Diocesan Annual Appeal Today is In-Pew Commitment Weekend—Our Goal is $33,000
Thank you to those who have already joined us in “Living Faith,
Serving with Mercy,” by making a pledge to the Diocesan Annual
Appeal. On behalf of all who benefit from your gifts, Bishop Jo-
seph Bambera extends his sincere gratitude to everyone who has
already made a pledge to the 2016 Diocesan
Annual Appeal. Each gift truly matters. If you have not yet made
your gift, and need a pledge envelope, envelopes will be distributed
at Masses today. Packets are also available by calling the Diocesan
Development Office at 570-207-2250, or on-line at www.DioceseofScranton.org.
Everyone at Mass will be asked to complete the pledge form, whether or not they have made a pledge
or intend to pledge. (Note: If you have already made a pledge or gift, please check the appropriate box on the
envelope and go no further. Do not indicate the dollar amount of a gift or pledge you have already made.)
You are also invited to list your personal prayer intentions on the inside pledge form and to attend a special
Mass of Thanksgiving to be held at St. Peter’ Cathedral, Scranton, on Sunday, November 20, at 10:00 a.m.
Your intention will be remembered at this Mass celebrated by Bishop Joseph C. Bambera. Prayer intentions
are welcome whether or not you make a gift to the Diocesan Annual Appeal. Thank you.
Sing to the Lord! Concert - Oct. 23, 2016
Epiphany Parish (Sayre) 5th annual ecumenical con-
cert will be next Sunday, Oct. 23, at 2 PM in the
church. No charge; a free will offering will be accept-
ed for needy families in the Valley. Refreshments in
the church hall afterward.
Notre Dame High School—Grades 7-12
Open House—Sunday Nov. 6, 2016
Notre Dame's Open House will be held on Sunday,
Nov. 6 from 1 to 3 pm. Open house is a wonderful
opportunity for prospective students and their families
to tour the school, meet faculty, staff and Notre Dame
students. Notre Dame is now accepting applications
for new students for the academic year 2017-18.
Applications can be found by visiting the
school website at: www.notredamehighschool.com.
Questions? Contact Michelle Barkley
at: [email protected] or call 734-
2267 ext 321. Notre Dame High School is located at
1400 Maple Avenue, Elmira, NY 14904.
Glory be to God for dappled things—
For skies as couple-colour as a brinded cow.
...He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change.
From “Pied Beauty” by Gerard Manley Hopkins
Liturgical Ministers Oct. 29 - 30
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist Sat.Vigil 5 pm: Sharon Kaminsky, Joanne & Patrick Barry Sun. 8am: Murray O’Donnell, Hank & Louise Schelter Sun 11 am: Wendi & Gary Raupers, Laurie Stroud Lectors: Sat. Vigil 5 pm: Sandy Kasenga 8 am: Theresa Sparrow 11 am: Bob Gisler Altar Servers\ Sat. Vigil 5 pm: Natalee & Xavier Watson Sun. 8 am: Enzo & Dante Ottaviani 11 am: Whitney Madill, Wil Shrawder Musicians Sat. Vigil: Joel Sun. 8 am: George Dzus, Theresa Sparrow 11 am: Joe Dorsey, Jim Hoffmann Hospital & Personal Care Home: Lee Ann Wolfe
Bradford County Manor: Donna Brown
Altar Care 10/29/16 Mary Krill,
Rozanne Walsh, Linda Walsh
Collection Counters 10/24 Team A
Mass Intentions Oct. 22 - 30 Sat. Vigil 5 pm: Alice M. Grenell (Joan Grenell)
Sunday 8:00 am: Michael Yanak (Barbara Wywiorski)
11:00 am: Our Parishioners
Mon. 8:30 am: Rinaldo E. DePaola (Jerry & Gail Burke)
Tuesday 8:30 am: William Lee Sullivan (Marilyn Bonatti,
Patricia McCracken, Sharon Wilson)
10:15 am: Vivian Sullivan White (Pat McCracken,
Sharon Wilson) Mass at Personal Care Home
Wed. 8:30 am: Anna Maria Zettlemoyer (Lee Ann Wolfe)
Thursday: No Mass
Fri. 8:30 am: Rev. Edward S. Finn
Sat. Vigil: Colin Flynn (Bob Bustin)
Sunday 8:00 am: Dr. Robert Ottaviani
(Marie Seibert & Kathy Joyce)
11:00 am: Gloria Mras (Jim Hoffmann Family)
2:00 pm: Our Parishioners
Offertory October 9, 2016 Sunday Offering $ 3,588.33
Aid to Education 446.50
Special Envelopes 20.00
Thank you for your generosity!
This week is World Mission Sunday (see article below).
Next week there will be an emergency collection for the
victims and the Church impacted by Hurricane Matthew,
as requested by the U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops.
Sanctuary Lamps burn this week for:
Alice M. Grenell (Joan Grenell)
John F. Grenell (Joan Grenell)
John F. Grenell, 2nd (Joan Grenell)
Thank You Visiting Priests
We thank Msgr. Joseph Kelly for coming to celebrate
the weekend Masses here last weekend. We are also
grateful to Father Michael Drevitch for celebrating
Mass on one weekday each of the past two weeks.
Welcome back, Father Ed!
Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta:
Pain and suffering have come into your life,
but remember: pain, sorrow, suffering are
but the kiss of Jesus—a sign that you have
come so close to Him that He can kiss you.
World Mission Sunday—Oct. 23, 2016
Today is World Mission Sunday! In announcing his
decision to declare a Holy Year of Mercy, Pope Francis
said, “Dear brothers and sisters, I have often thought
about how the Church might make clear its mission of
being a witness to mercy.” Supporting the young
churches all over the world with your prayers and gener-
ous gifts is indeed a merciful witness of this mission.
The collection today will help missionaries offer the
poor of these areas practical help as they share the mer-
cy of God. It will ensure the development of local dio-
ceses, and support the work of priests, religious and lay
leaders who serve those on the margins and in most
need. Extend your merciful witness to the whole world
through your gift in
today’s collection for the
Society for the Propaga-
tion of the Faith!.
For contribution credit,
use a check; or put your
name/envelope number on
your cash envelope.
Anointing of the Sick—October 30, 2016
The annual Anointing of the Sick within Mass will be
held in the parish this year on Sunday,
October 30, 2016, at 2:00 PM. This is
a wonderful opportunity for those who
are elderly, infirm, suffering health or
mental problems— whether acute or
chronic— or who just need a special
Attending this Mass will fulfill your Sunday obliga-
tion. If you or someone you know needs this special
anointing, please come join us. A social hour with re-
freshments will follow in Grotto Hall
For additional information or directions, please
call Bob Pyznar at 297-2586 or the parish office at
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