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
our relationship with Jesus Christ, serves the Lord by sharing
talent and treasure. As disciples of Christ, we are called to
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
tional love and forgiveness. SS. Peter & Paul Parish is a
beacon of light
rooted in Jesus Christ, passed on to his successor, our Holy
Pope, and is guided by our local bishop to build the Kingdom of
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
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
Mass. First time parents are asked to attend a welcoming session
baptism. Godparents are asked to present a sponsor card. Please
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
at least six months prior to their proposed date. Couples
participate in a
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick—please call the
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
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
First Sunday of Lent † February 14, 2016
Filled with the Holy Spirit,
Jesus returned from the Jordan and was
led by the Spirit into the desert for forty days,
to be tempted by the devil. Luke 4: 1-2
This weekend, enjoy a hot breakfast from
8-11 am in JFK Hall. St. Agnes PTG monthly fundraiser
offers fabulous food at a family-friendly price.
Sunday 9:15 am in St. Agnes School
Parish Dates To Remember
Feb 14: PTG Breakfast 8-11 am JFK Hall
6 pm Youth Group JFK Hall
Feb. 15: Presidents Day - Parish Office closed
5:30-7 pm The Light is On for You (Confessions) Feb 17: Lenten
Luncheon 11:45 am Methodist church— Fr. Ed speaker; SSPP hosting @
5:30 pm Mass followed by light supper in Grotto Hall
Feb 19: 7 pm Stations of the Cross
Feb 20: 9 am breakfast @ Sparks* reservations call Nancy
Feb 22: 5:30-7 pm The Light is On for You (Confessions)
Feb 24: 11:45 am Lenten Luncheon Methodist Church Speaker Pastor
Kitty, host Trinity Charge 5:30 pm Mass followed by light supper in
Feb. 25-28: Men’s Cursillo
Feb 26: 7 pm Stations of the Cross
Feb 28: Leap Year Parish Party in JFK Hall after 11 am Mass
Feb 29: 5:30 pm 175th Anniversary Committee in Grotto Hall
5:30-7 pm The Light is On For You (Confessions)
St. Agnes School
Second Annual Catholic Men’s Conference
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Men—this is an event that you DO NOT want to miss!
Dr. Scott Hahn from Franciscan University and Monsignor
Charles Pope from the Archdiocese of Washington DC will
be the main presenters at the Second Annual Catholic
Men’s Conference on April 23, 2016 at King’s College in
The theme for the Conference is “Jesus Christ, The
Face of True Manhood.” Those who attended last year’s
conference felt that the day was very beneficial. Mark
your calendars now and sign up for the conference at the
entrance of the church. In order to arrange transporta-
tion with a nominal subsidized cost, we need to know the
number of men planning to attend.
Leap Year Party
This year, the calendar gives us an extra day
to celebrate, and we so we shall, with a
LEAP YEAR Party on Sunday, February 28,
2016. We will especially honor any who
celebrate their birthday on February 29th—
yours?—please let us know—email [email protected] or call
570-265-2113. Don’t miss the food, friends, music,
games, costume contest, surprises (anything can happen for
Leap Day). Please gather your family & Friends and
sign up today, so that we can plan appropriately for the
food, activities and entertainment.
Missed the Sign-Up-Event?
There is still time to join a group, make
this Lent a true faith-filled journey to-
ward Easter. Rise, Shine, for your light
has come! Christina Fleury has more details at 297-9403.
Come join us as we Change Our Hearts this Lent.
2016 Men’s Spring Cursillo and
2016 Women’s Spring and Fall Cursillos
As we enter 2016, it is time to more seriously consider
making a Cursillo this year. The 2016 dates follow:
Men’s Cursillo — February 25-28, 2016;
Women’s Cursillos—April 14-17, & October 6-9, 2016.
Please speak with either John Demangone, Rob
Grimes, Barbara Krauss, or Christina Fleury. Details and
applications are on the table in the rear of church.
Will you consider becoming an Academic Angel for the
2016-17 school year? Your contribution is an investment
in a child’s future. You may designate the gift as a memo-
rial or as an honor for someone special. More information
from St. Agnes School 570-265-6803, or from the Diocese
of Scranton Scholarship Foundation, 300 Wyoming Ave.,
Scranton PA 18503.
Youth Group meets 6 pm Feb. 14 in JFK Hall.
Join Matt Kelly for the Best Lent Ever: Rediscover Jesus
Using Matt Kelly’s bestselling book “Rediscover Jesus” as a
base, join the email program and make a 40-day spiritual
journey to encounter Jesus – and yourself – in a deeply personal
way and nourish a habit of daily prayer.
Sign-up on line at DynamicCatholic.com/Lent and you will receive
a daily email with a short video that will
guide you through the 40 chapters of the book. It seems like a
very simple way during Lent to bring Jesus into our lives
leading to a more personal relationship with Him. The whole
family can participate.
Lent is not just about giving things up. Lent is about doing
something. Do something bold. Become a better
husband, father, wife, mother, friend, etc. This program should
help you do that. If you need a copy of the book, some
are at the entrance to the church or see Fr. Ed ASAP.
Free Bible Study Online—Begins this week
“The Bible and the Blessed Virgin Mary,” a free twelve-week
Bible study with Dr. Scott Hahn, is being offered online
beginning February 10, 2016. Each 30 minute segment will remain
online for one and a half weeks, so you can still en-
joy the first one. See how Mary was prefigured in the Old
Testament, what the Gospels reveal about her, and how the
early Church understood her. For details and to sign up for this
Journey through Scripture, visit www.stpaulcenter.com.
Liturgical Ministers Feb. 20 - 21 Extraordinary Ministers of the
Eucharistic Sat. Vigil 5 pm: Jackie Pyznar, Joanne & Patrick
Barry Sun. 8 am: Greg Steele, Hank Schelter, Sonia Huff 11 am:
Kathy Joyce, Ed Krauss, Laurie Stroud Lectors: Sat. Vigil 5 pm: Bob
Pyznar Sunday 8 am: Barbara Wywiorski 11 am: Barbara Krauss Altar
Servers Sat. Vigil: Tyler & Logan Lambert Sun. 8 am: Max &
Lara Vega, Emma Morgan 11 am: Hannah & Sam Tavani Musicians
Sat. 5 pm: Joel Christian Sunday 8 am: George Dzus, Marie Seibert
11 am: Carol Madill, Children’s Choir Hospital & Personal Care
Home: Louise Schelter Bradford County Manor: Barbara Wywiorski
Altar Care 2/20/16 Kate Angerson
Eileen Hugo, Jean Reilly
Collection Counters 2/22/16 Team B
Mass Intentions Feb. 14 - 21 Sat. Vigil 5 pm: Catherine Driscoll
Sunday 8:00 am: Our Parishioner
11:00 am: Jake DeWan (The Family)
Mon. 8:30 am: Ann Kerr & Deceased of the Edward &
Barrett Family (M/M Joseph Barrett)
Tues. 8:30 am: Frederick Robert Gerrity, Jr.
(M/M Martin Gerrity)
10:15 am: Helen Carman (Sharon Wilson)
Mass at Personal Care Home
Wed. 5:30 pm: Rev. Michael J. McGivney, Founder of K of C
(Knights of Columbus #3915)
Thurs. No Mass
Friday 8:30 am: Mary Heding (Sue Geissler)
Sat. Vigil 5 pm: John Wiegand (Sally Wiegand)
Sunday 8:00 am: James & Adeline Rittell (The Family)
11:00 am: Pearl Cardene (Jackie & Garrett Johnson)
Offertory January 31, 2016
Sunday Offering $ 3,093.31
Campaign for Human Development $ 329.80
Thank you for your generosity!
Second Collection This week is the Aid to Education collection;
will be for heating fuel; Feb. 28th is for Disaster Relief.
175th Anniversary Year Time Capsule
The parish 175th year Time Capsule is in the planning stag-
es. If you have any ideas of what items should be included
in our time capsule, drop a note or email to Fr. Ed
[email protected] or to the 175th Anniversary Committee
[email protected] Parish Contribution Statements
2015 Parish Contribution Statements are sent if requested.
K of C “40 Cans for Lent”
Knights of Columbus Council 3915 will collect canned
food during the 40 days of Lent, to be distributed to the
TACO food pantry and local families in need. One can
for each day of Lent; or, as suggested, to bring a can (or
more) each time you come to Mass, for the TACO collec-
tion box at the church entrance. Deadline is March 23.
Lenten Rice Bowl—Hungering for Opportunity
The Rice Bowl Collection Boxes are in the back of the
church. Visit crsricebowl.org this week to learn about
opportunities being provided to refugees in Colombia to
grow and market a coffee crop, and other opportunities,
through Catholic Relief Services (CRS) .
LENT = Prayer + fasting + almsgiving
Presidents Day Monday, February 15
Monday, Feb. 15 is Presidents Day; the parish office will
be closed on Monday, and collection counters will report
on Tuesday, Feb. 16.
Catholic Campaign for Human Development
Thank you for your contributions to the collection for the
Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD)!
Your generous gifts will help CCHD break the cycle of
poverty in the United States through better education, im-
proved housing, and economic development. Through
CCHD and its beneficiaries, we demonstrate Catholic so-
cial teaching and carry out Jesus’ mission to “bring glad
tidings to the poor . . . to proclaim liberty to captives
recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go
free” (Lk 4:18).
Happy Valentine’s Day
Wishing one and all a Happy Valentine’s Day!
Altar Server Refresher
There will be an altar server refresher and update on Sun-
day, February 21, 2016 after the 11 am Mass. The purpose
is to review current responsibilities and provide an update
on one new aspect of serving at Mass.
If you are not able to attend this meeting, please
contact Fr. Ed at the parish office 570-265-2113. We are
also preparing for the Bishop’s visit for our June 175th An-
niversary Mass and for Confirmation (Fall 2016).
Sacrament of Reconciliation -The Light is On for You
Mondays February 15, 22, 29, 2016 at 5:30 – 6:45 pm
Deanery Penance Service at Saints Peter & Paul
Sunday March 6, 2016 at 4 pm
Stations of the Cross
Fridays February 19, 26, 2016 at 7 pm
Ecumenical Lenten Luncheons: Theme “God’s Mercy”
Wednesdays of Lent 11:45 am at Towanda Methodist Church
February 17, 2016—Fr. Ed—Saints Peter & Paul
February 24, 2016—Pastor Kitty—Trinity Charge
March 2—Pastor Rachel—Towanda Presbyterian
March 9, 2016—Pastor Jira—Trinity Lutheran
March 16—Pastor Bill & Pastor Sherry—CMA
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