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  • Sunday, August 18, 2019

    2700 East Fourth Street, Greenville, North Carolina 27858-1712

    Parish Office: 252.757.3259

    Fax: 252.752.1499

    Office Hours:

    Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Parish website:

    www.saintpetercatholicchurch.org

    Email:

    [email protected]

    Bulletin Submissions:

    [email protected]

    Facebook:

    www.facebook.com/StPeterGreenville

    Parish staff

    Bookkeeper : Carmen Bradley

    Secretary : Jennifer Loesner

    Director of Music : Michael Vetrano

    R.C.I.A. Coordinator : Scott & Melanie Curtis

    YFF & Sacramental Prep : Anne Vamos

    High School Youth Minister : Kurt Garner

    Middle School Youth Minister : Attila Vamos

    Stewardship & Advancement : Susan Jones

    Facility Director : Steve Moore

    Council chairs

    Pastoral Council Chair : Jay Oswald

    Finance Council Chair : John Farley

    SPCS Advisory Council Chair : Alicia Delamere

    CELEBRATION OF THE MASS Saturday Vigil: 5:00 pm

    Sunday: 8:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:10 pm, and 5:00 pm

    Daily Mass: Monday - Thursday 8:00 am

    Friday and Saturday 9:00 am

    Holy Days: 9:00 am, 12:10 am, and 6:30 pm

    Morning Prayer: 15 minutes before morning Mass

    Holy Family Perpetual Adoration Chapel Adorers are with Our Lord 24 hours, 7 days a week

    Outdoor Stations of the Cross 24 hours, 7 days a week

    Parish Founded 1884 ~ Present Church Built 1991

    Sacrament of Penance

    Saturday 9:30 am and 4:00- 4:30 pm or upon request.

    Sacrament of Matrimony

    Contact the Parish Office. The couple must speak with a parish priest

    at least six months before the wedding.

    Sacrament of Baptism

    Masses or privately as requested by the parents. One parent must be a

    practicing Catholic. Baptismal preparation program is required.

    Anointing of the Sick

    Please contact the Parish Office

    Hospital or Home Bound Visits

    Call Parish Office to schedule a visit.

    New Parishioners

    Please register as soon as possible It is required for enrollment in

    Faith Formation, Sacramental Prep, and Sponsorship Certification.

    Peter’s Way

    Religious Articles store located beside Parish Hall.

    Hours are before and after weekend Masses.

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    SAINT PETER CATHOLIC SCHOOL (PK3-8)

    2606 East Fifth Street, Greenville, NC 27858

    School Office: 252.752.3529

    Interim Assistant Principal: Mrs. Joan Alexander

    Website: www.stpeterscatholicschool.com

    Diocese of Raleigh

    Pastor : Rev. Jim Buchholz

    Parochial Vicar : Rev. Ian Van Heusen

    Deacon : Art Schneider

    SAINT PETER ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH

  • Readings of the Week, Mass Intentions, Parish Activities, and Offertory

    August 2019

    Collection Electronic Giving Total

    August 4: $13,470.25 $ 1,468.00 $14,938.25

    August 11: $ 10,095.92 $ $

    August 18: $ $ $

    August 25: $ $ $

    August Offertory Total: $25,034.17

    August Offertory Goal: $79,696.00

    JPII Catholic High School (8/4) ….... $ 1,670.18

    Saint Peter Catholic School (8/11)... $ 2,394.54

    For the Poor (8/18) …...........….…... $

    Mission Co-op (8/25) ………...….... $

    This Week’s Second Collection (8/18): For The Poor

    Next Week’s Second Collection (8/25): Mission Co-op

    Do you pay your bills online?

    Why not your Offertory & Special Collections

    · No envelopes, cash or

    checkbook needed

    · Stabilizes our Parish Budget

    Ensure your gifts are received while you are away!

    Donate from your

    Smart Phone or Computer.

    DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE MISSING? Download our Parish App!

    Don't be left out. It's easy to use.

    Go to myparishapp.com or text the word APP to 88202

    A link will be sent to you. Download it on any iPad, iPhone, or Android! Get see how you can grow in your Catholic faith. Stay updated on our events!

    Trying to find a church while traveling? Touch the Discover Mass button in the MyParish App

    and enter a city name, state or zip code of your

    destination. In seconds, you will see the closest 10

    parishes to that location using the app.

    Are You Registered at Saint Peter? We wish to

    welcome you as part of our

    Parish Community

    Registration is a condition for

    the reception of:

    Sacraments, Liturgical

    Ministries, Sponsorship

    Certificates, and letters of

    “Good Standing”.

    Forms are in the Parish

    Office, Narthex, and

    on our website.

    For more information, call

    the Parish Office at

    252.757.3259

    Sunday, August 18

    10:45 am Children's Liturgy

    Monday, August 19

    7:00 - 8:30 pm Handbell Choir

    7:00 - 8:00 pm Respect Life Ministry

    Tuesday, August 20

    Noon - 1:30 PM St Vincent DePaul

    Wednesday, August 21

    Thursday, August 22

    9:00 am Creative Fellowship Meeting

    Friday, August 23

    Saturday, August 24

    9:30 am & 4-4:30 pm Reconciliation

    Sunday, August 25

    10:45 am Children's Liturgy

    11:30 am International Rosary

    6:00 pm Farewell Party in the SLC for

    Karen & Fernando DeUrquidi

    Readings for the Week of August 18, 2019

    Monday: Jgs 2:11-19/Ps 106:34-35, 36-37, 39-40, 43ab and 44/Mt 19:16-22 Tuesday: Memorial of St. Bernard, Abbot & Dr of the Church Jgs 6:11-24a/Ps 85:9, 11-12, 13-14/Mt 19:23-30 Wednesday: Memorial of St. Pius X, Pope Jgs 9:6-15/Ps 21:2-3, 4-5, 6-7/Mt 20:1-16 Thursday: Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    Jgs 11:29-39a/Ps 40:5, 7-8a, 8b-9, 10/Mt 22:1-14 Friday: Ru 1:1, 3-6, 14b-16, 22/Ps 146:5-6ab, 6c-7, 8-9a, 9bc-10/Mt 22:34-40 Saturday: Feast of St. Bartholomew, Apostle Rv 21:9b-14/Ps 145:10-11, 12-13, 17-18/Jn 1:45-51 Sunday: Is 66:18-21/Ps 117:1, 2/Heb 12:5-7, 11-13/Lk 13:22-30

    Monday August 19

    8:00 am ~ Ann Colantuono, RIP

    Tuesday August 20

    8:00 am ~ Lucien Baron, RIP

    Wednesday August 21

    8:00 am ~ Christopher Diaz-Cobo, RIP

    "Birthday"

    Thursday August 22

    8:00 am ~ Carl Twarog, RIP

    Friday August 23

    9:00 am ~ Vocations

    Saturday August 24

    9:00 am ~ Rita Lohman

    5:00 pm ~ Alex Laughinghouse, RIP

    Sunday August 25

    8:00 am ~ Christopher Diaz-Cobo, RIP

    10:30 am ~ Ed Adams, RIP

    12:10 pm ~ For The People

    5:00 pm ~ Alex Laughinghouse, RIP

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    button on our Parish website

    Reverence is the pole on which the

    world turns. — Johann Wolfgang

    von Goethe

  • Saints of the Week and Scripture

    GOSPEL MEDITATION - ENCOURAGE DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF SCRIPTURE

    The Prince of Peace wants to set the world on fire? This Sunday's Gospel can sound more intense than what we

    may be accustomed to. It's a passage of contradictions. Jesus so clearly prays for unity, yet here he speaks of

    division. Why would our God who comes as an offering of love speak so frankly about causing relationships to be

    torn apart?

    The sobering truth is that Jesus is divisive. We see this throughout the Gospels, as the Pharisees critique him, the

    Romans condemn him, and not everyone in the crowd is enthusiastic about his words. Jesus has not come for the

    purpose of dividing, but what he does is so radical that it upends the status quo. And it doesn't end with his

    preaching and miracles! "There is a baptism with which I must be baptized." Jesus isn't talking about his baptism

    at the Jordan River, which has already occurred, but the passing through the waters of death on the Cross and rising again to new

    life in the resurrection. This is divisive stuff! Christ's spiritual fire turned the "fathers" - the Jewish people and Pharisees - against the

    "sons" - the common people. Not everyone wants the Gospel Jesus is preaching. Not everyone wants to be set on fire with the desire

    to love others. Some prefer to put on a warm sweater and curl up in front of the TV.

    In living and loving as Jesus did, we, too, might ruffle some feathers. In disciplining our teenage child for sneaking out, we may cause

    some division (temporarily, we hope!). In standing up to gossip and the spread of cruel rumors in our workplace, we might cause

    division. In emphasizing the dignity of both the desperate mother and the unborn child, we might cause division. Not everyone

    wants the Gospel Jesus is preaching. Not everyone wants the Gospel we are invited to live. But that's no excuse not to live it.

    Memorial of Saint Bernard, Abbot & Doctor of the Church

    Saint Bernard was born into a noble family in 1090 at Fontaines in eastern France. Saint Bernard studied literature and sacred scripture with the canons at Châtillon-sur-Seine. When he was 23, he and 30 young nobles entered the monastery of Cîteaux, the monastery from which sprang the Cistercian Order. Three years later he was sent to found the monastery of Clairvaux. Saint Bernard became very influential. He served as secretary to the Synod of Troyes (1128), supported Innocent II in his struggle with a rival papal claimant, and urged the condemnations of teachings of Abelard at the Council of Sens (1140) and of Gilbert de la Porrée at Reims (1148). His monastery at

    Clarivaux attracted many new members; from it monks were sent to Portugal, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Sweden, England, and Ireland to establish new Cistercian communities. He was a brilliant writer, who knew the Bible extremely well. He had a great devotion to Mary. Bernard was canonized in 1174 by Pope Alexander III and declared a Doctor of the Church in 1830 by Pope Pius VIII.

    Memorial of Saint Pius X, Pope

    Saint Pius X was born to a peasant family in 1835 in northern Italy. At 23, he was ordained and became a chaplain. Regular promotions followed: in 1875, he became episcopal chancellor of Treviso and spiritual director of the diocesan seminary; in 1884, Bishop of Mantua; and, in 1893, Patriarch of Venice. When he was elected pope in 1903, he adopted the motto, ‘Instaurare omnia in Christo’ or ‘To renew all things in Christ.’ His papacy achieved many things: a restructuring of the Roman Curia, revised guidelines for priestly formation, work toward a revision of

    the Code of Canon Law, a catechism, liturgical reforms, encouragement of frequent communion, and the establishment of Biblical Institute in Rome. Saint Pius X was intransigent in shunning “modernist” theology and biblical scholarship, and resisted, not always with diplomatic finesse, efforts by nations to interfere in the life of the Church. He was canonized in 1954 by Pope Pius XII.

    The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    Although this feast was introduced only in recent times, Mary is depicted in Christian art as a queen already in the

    sixth century. In two well-known twelfth-century hymns, Mary is saluted: “Hail, O Queen, mother of mercy” and

    “Hail, Queen of the heavens.” The Christian imagination sees Mary assumed into the royal court of heaven. Her

    Son joyously greets her. She is welcomed by choirs of angels and a crowd of saints. In filial love Christ crowns Our Lady as Queen of

    Heaven and Earth. Through her faith and charity, she became the Mother of the Savior (Luke 2). She, the New Eve, crushes the head

    of the serpent (Gen 3:15). On her head is a crown of twelve stars (Rev12:1), and from this exalted position, Our Heavenly Mother aids

    the Church by her prayers of love and mercy.

    Feast of Saint Bartholomew, Apostle

    Today marks the Feast of Saint Bartholomew, Apostle. St. Bartholomew, whose name means ‘son of Talmay,’ is

    listed as one of Jesus’ twelve disciples. He is mentioned sixth in the Gospel’s of Saints Matthew, Mark, and Luke

    and seventh in Acts. In Saints John’s Gospel, Nathanael is listed where Saint Bartholomew’s name is in other three

    lists. Therefore, as there is no central narrative about Saint Bartholomew; some scholars believe he may be

    Nathanael. Nathanael shows a prescient faith, when he opens his heart and professes that Jesus is the Son of

    God. As Benedict XVI stated, by his profession Nathanael took, “…an important first step on the journey… to

    Jesus.” Also, in Nathanael’s proclamation, we hear a reference to the hypostatic union: Jesus’ divinity as the Son of God and Jesus’

    humanity as the King of Israel. We are reminded to honor both of these aspects of Christ as we grow in relationship with Him.

  • April Rodriquez, Laurie Buczak, Mary Bossack, Mike Isabel, Michael Finegan, Gene Molnar, Karl Mim, Debra Rose, David Acevedo, John Mitchell, Ralph

    Mazzei, Bob LaGesse, Kevin Hewett, Tony Jannetti, Terry Bradley, Alessandria Tucker, Jim Wagner, Frank Rogers, Jim Hughes, Lolita Harbit, Teresa Maley, Letha Alexander, Nancy Simmons, Don Silvers, Dan Blair, Anthony (Tony) Gribble, Isolean Biggs, Tom Martin, Jackie Tucci, Donald Octigan and Bob Saieed

    Names will be kept on list for 30 days. If you want it to remain, contact Parish Office

    FORMED PICK of the WEEK

    The Bible and the Virgin Mary

    Episode 7: The Promised Mother

    Why Is Mary Queen Mother?

    Learn the biblical roots of this often

    -contested Catholic doctrine. See

    how Mary’s queenship is alluded to

    in the New Testament and

    foreshadowed in the Old.

    NOT ON FORMED YET? It’s easy and

    FREE to register

    1. Go to spcc.formed.org

    2. Click “Register”

    3. Enter your name, email

    address, and a password

    Learn more about Our Faith

    Pray for Our Parish's Service Members

    Shawn Marcus Oliveira, US Navy

    MAJ Andrew D'Antoni, US Army

    PO2 Thomas Vincent Bartz, US Navy

    Lt. Aspen Doran, US Army

    LCpl Donovan Armendariz, US Marines

    Sgt. Mary Baker, US Army

    Lt. Jacob Doran, US Army

    LCpl Connor Gagnon, US Marines

    Do you have a family member currently serving in the military? We would like to add them to our list. Please submit their name, rank, and branch of service to: [email protected]

    5 minutes of prayer to reach out to those discerning the Priesthood or Religious Life

    How does it work? Before the Mass ends, Father will call you up to receive the Chalice box. It contains a Chalice, prayers, Rosary, picture of

    the Seminarians, and instructions. You keep it for one week and return it the next weekend.

    www.saintpetercatholicchurch.org Click: SignupGenius

    In Our Prayers

    If we are all meant to be united in Christ, why is there so much division in the Church? Answer: Each Sunday, we profess that we believe in

    "one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church." The Church is

    indeed one because her source is the Trinity, and she is

    founded by Christ. The Church also exists in the fallen world and is

    made up of fallen people. Sometimes, there are tensions over what

    we believe as Catholics. Who is Jesus really? Are we affected by

    original sin? How do our traditional sexual ethics play out amidst

    medical and technological developments? Doctrinal disagreements

    are rarely just about ideas... they occur within a context.

    Tensions are influenced by various social and political factors of the

    time period. For example, Martin Luther's attempts at reform gained

    followers, in part, as a reaction against poor moral practices within

    the Catholic Church. When the schism between the Eastern Ortho-

    dox Church and the Catholic Church occurred in 1028, tensions be-

    tween the two culturally different regions had been brewing for centu-

    ries.

    Division still occurs within the bounds of the Church today. Often-

    times, this is about pastoral or practical matters. These questions

    can vary. Should we incorporate Latin back into the liturgy? What is

    the best way to reach the youth in our parish? These may not be

    articles of faith, but people have strong opinions about what ought to

    be done. We can remember the prayer of Christ - "that all might be

    one" - and do what we can to grow in understanding and respectful

    dialogue.

    54 DAYS that will SHAKE the country and the world!

    YOU can be a part of it right here at Saint Peter.

    A special 54 days Novena of Rosaries for Our Country,

    starting on August 15,

    The Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary Our Mother and ending on October 7th, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. Three Novenas of Petition and three Nove-nas of Thanksgiving.

    “When people say the Rosary together, it is far more formidable to the devil, than one said privately. Because in this public prayer, it is an army that is attacking him. He can often overcome the prayer of an individual, but if this prayer is joined to other Christians, the devil has much more trouble in getting the best of it.” - St Louis de Montfort. This Novena is for the healing and protection of our country. For more information google "54 day Novena for our nation 2019". You can sign up for daily readings/prayers. Please join in to help our country.

    LIVE THE LITURGY - INSPIRATION FOR THE WEEK

    Our baptismal rite instructs the parents and godparents of the newly baptized children, "May they keep the flame of faith alive in their hearts." Faith has often been associated with fire. While fire can be useful and welcomed as a source of light and warmth, it can also be devastating and destructive. The

    Gospel is very much like this. On the one hand, Jesus speaks of healing, liberty, mercy, and forgiveness. On the other, he challenges the secular mindset and ideology, risks opposition, and pushes people out of their comfort zones. We are more attracted to things that make us feel better about ourselves. Equipped with the flame of faith, are we willing to see the bigger picture and risk popularity and self-preservation in favor of the kingdom of God?

    A Senior's Prayer

    Good and gracious God, I thank you for the gift of life. You have

    given me so many good things over its course: health of mind and

    body, friends and family, strengths and weaknesses, sorrows and

    joys. You have ordained that seasons change and time passes.

    Help me to surrender graciously to the changing circumstances of

    my life. Help me to accept my weaknesses, and to see them as

    opportunities for others to show the love of Jesus. Make me strong

    in Your spirit, that I may love You all the days of my life. Amen.

  • Bishop’s Annual Appeal

    $124,674 Parish Goal

    WE DID IT! With 452 families participating so

    far, we have raised $125,574 (2018 ~ 527 families participated)

    If we continue to stay go over our goal, our parish will receive a rebate!

    Our Parish Ministries benefit from this Appeal

    If 300 additional families each contributed $100, we can

    do our part in assuring the programs meet their needs.

    Thank you for all who have contributed already and for

    those who will do so soon. ~ Father Jim

    The Divine Mercy Message and Devotion Monday at 6:30 pm in the Church

    Come join us to learn more about Divine Mercy and pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet. God loves us – all of us. He wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others. Thus, all will come to share His joy. Contact Joanne Dunn at 252-756-1945 or email [email protected] for more information.

    R.C.I.A. and Our Lord

    Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

    JESUS CHRIST GOD

    awaits your commitment to HIM.

    One committed hour a week. Any hour of the

    168 hours HE gives you each week.

    COULD YOU NOT WATCH ONE HOUR WITH ME?

    Hours with no committed adorer:

    Sunday: Midnight-1, 1-2, 4-5 a.m.; 1-2 p.m.

    Monday: 2-3, 3-4, 5-6,11-Noon

    Wednesday: 1-2 a.m.; 1-2 p.m.

    Thursday: 7-8 a.m.; 11-Midnight

    Friday: 11-Midnight

    Saturday: 1-2, 2-3 a.m.; 4-5, 11-12 p.m.

    Contact: Jim/Martha Coyne 321-6046

    Vernon/Joanne Dunn 321-5896/355-3628

    Classes and Retreats

    Why should I care about RCIA?

    Because it “takes place within the community

    of the faithful” (RCIA no. 4). The Church

    exists in order to evangelize! We pray

    everyone will have a chance to encounter the

    men and women going through RCIA this year.

    Do you or does someone you love want to become

    Catholic? Please join us at the Inquiry Meeting!

    Wednesday, August 28th at 7pm upstairs in the SLC ~ room 200

    Call Scott or Melanie with questions at: 252-702-5832 or

    252-702-7837 or the church office 252-757-3259 ext.

    220 Email us at [email protected]

    You can find and like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/StPeterRCIA

    Faith & Fertility: Made in the Image of God

    Saturday, September 21st, 12:30 - 4:50pm

    Through insights of St. John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body” we

    will explore what it means to be men and women created in God’s

    image and likeness, expressed in a very special way by the gift of

    our sexuality. We will also receive an introduction to the various

    methods of Natural Family Planning (NFP) and learn how to find

    an NFP teacher. This workshop is for both single persons and

    married couples.

    $10/person; $15/couple includes materials & refreshments.

    Childcare is available.

    RSVP by September 14th to Joan Mansfield,

    252-364-2194 or [email protected]

    October 13 The Feast of the 6th Apparition of

    Our Blessed Mother at Fatima and the day of

    The Miracle of the Sun

    4:00 p.m. Eastern Time ROSARY ACROSS THE COUNTRY and

    AROUND THE WORLD.

    Saint Peter is a host site for the Rosary

    Search for Rosary Coast to Coast for

    additional information about the Novenas

    and Rosary.

    Don't sit on the sidelines

    Your prayers are needed.

    http://www.facebook.com/StPeterRCIA

  • Stewardship of Time, Talent, and Treasure

    Altar Servers, Lectors, Ushers, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

    Please use SignUpGenius scheduler. Go to:

    www.saintpetercatholicchurch.org

    Click the Quick Link to access SignupGenuis (or access link through the email that was sent to you)

    If you do not have a computer, call the parish office. 252.757.3259

    Altar Servers Needed ASAP open to ALL Saint Peter Parishioners 4th Grade and through Adulthood*

    *(some requirements apply)

    Call or email the parish office at:252.757.3259 or [email protected]

    Let’s encourage the youth of our parish to participate. (YFF, MSYM, HSYM, College Youth)

    Troop and Pack 826

    Dear Parishioners and friends of the Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack chartered with Saint Peter Catholic Church.

    The Troop and Pack is looking for a new home for our equipment currently housed at the Parsons property. All other avenues have been exhausted.

    We need your help. If you or someone you know has land on which a 1000 sq. ft structure (approximately the size of a five (5) car garage) could be built, or an outbuilding not currently in use which can serve for this function please call/text Dee Goliwas at: 252-382-0590 to discuss your proposals, ideas, referrals etc. Access to electricity and water hookup is a PLUS.

    Does your child enjoy singing?

    our parish youth choir, Joyful Noise, begins re-

    hearsing September 4.

    Membership is included grades two through five

    (teens are also welcome!) and meets Wednesday afternoons

    from four to four forty- five in the music room. We sing one Satur-

    day a month and on special occasions. For more information,

    contact Michael at:

    Our Cantor program is always looking for new singers!

    Must be able to read music, and sing with good diction, clarity, audibility, and accurate pitch. Vocal training a plus, but not necessary.

    For more information, contact Michael at: [email protected] Or text/ call 252-917-4021

    Cantate Choir rehearsals begin

    Wednesday September 4

    7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. A mixed SATB choir, we sing a variety of styles

    of sacred music throughout the ages. Open to high school

    and up. Contact Michael at [email protected], text

    or call 252-917-4021 for more information.

    Mission Co-op Appeal ~ August 25

    Next weekend, a missionary

    priest from the Diocese of

    Gumaca, Quezon (Philippines)

    will be making the mission

    appeal.

    The Diocese of Gumaca is located in the province

    of Quezon in the Philippines. The proceeds of the

    appeal will go to the Diocesan Evangelization Fund,

    which is in charge of organizing and forming Basic

    Ecclesial Communities and training of lay leaders,

    to the on-going formation, and in some cases the

    hospitalization, of priests and to several pastoral

    programs.

    Rev. Fr. Reynie O. Paraon has been a priest for 20

    years. He is currently the Diocesan Financial

    Administrator, a post he has held for 12 years

    now.

    True Prosperity "Sell your possessions and give.... For where

    your treasure is, there your heart will also be."

    Luke 12:33-34

    In Luke 12:16-21, Jesus told a story about a rich

    farmer who hoarded his grain, accumulating his wealth for his own

    pleasure. This is the world's way to handle money. However,

    Jesus pointed out that the formula for true blessing is very different,

    and it's summed up with one word--- GIVE.

    This may not make much sense. How can a person gain by giving

    away what he or she has? But in the Lord's eyes giving is the key

    to true prosperity. This is because giving declares our dependence

    upon God as our only true Source. The person who greedily

    hoards wealth almost always sees his stockpile as his security.

    The open-handed person must instead trust in the Lord.

    Giving is also the key to blessing because being generous reflects

    God's character. Our heavenly Father is lavish toward us--- always

    providing what we truly need, even at great cost to Himself

    (Romans 8:32). When we give of our time, money, or love, we are

    providing a living example of His wonderful love to others. So give.

    Show that Christ is your true treasure. Minister to others lavishly.

    And trust that God will provide you with true prosperity (Luke

    6:38).

    "Jesus, help me to be generous so others will believe in You.

    Amen. "

    St. Peter Handbell Ringers

    Help us to ring in the Fall by joining the

    Handbell Choir. Anyone (Teens – Adults)

    who can read music is welcomed. We

    rehearse Monday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30

    pm in the Music Room. If interested & for more

    information, please contact Mary Muzzarelli @ 758-5621.

    mailto:[email protected]:[email protected]

  • Gift Cards available before/after Masses on:

    Saturday, August 24 5:00 pm ~ Team 5: Carmen Bradley &

    Mary Roscoe

    Sunday, August 25

    8:00 am ~ Team 2: Virginia & Stan Kossel

    10:30 am ~ Team 15: Pat & Lars Larson

    Before 12:10 pm ~ Team 16: Patty McNally

    Upcoming Events

    The Turn Over a New Leaf Book Club has chosen for our summer read:

    The Seven Big Myths About the Catholic Church

    by Dr. Christopher Kaczor

    Date for discussion will be sometime in September. More Information will follow. All are welcomed.

    Call Margie or Mark Dellasega at 252.916.4393 for more information

    Host Family Needed for International Student

    JPII is looking for a family to host an international student from China starting in mid-August.

    The monthly host family allowance is $800

    If you or someone you know would be interested in hosting this student or future international students who

    will be attending JPII, please contact: Director of Admissions Doug Smith at:

    [email protected] or 252-321-2132.

    Join us for our next meeting on

    Monday, August 19th, 7:00pm, SLC upstairs.

    The Respect Life Ministry strives to help Catholics understand, value and become engaged with cultivating respect for life. Our meetings include prayer,

    fellowship, learning and action.

    All are welcome. Contact Joan Mansfield 252-364-2194

    [email protected]

    Submissions for the bulletin are to be sent via email to: [email protected]

    They are due no later than noon the prior Sunday.

    Deadline can be sooner due to holidays. Please include all details and dates of desired posting. However, the bulletin editor and church office staff will edit for content and space.

    Please join us as St. Peter Parish honors

    Karen and Fernando DeUrquidi and

    The Surrender Band

    Sunday, August 25th

    after the 5pm Mass ~ SLC

    Please bring a heavy hors d'oeuvre or dessert to share.

    Karen, Fernando and the band, will be playing their last

    Mass on August 25th after years of giving of their

    spirituality, time and talent all to honor Jesus during our

    Sunday evening Masses. We are so grateful for their

    dedication to music ministry at St. Peter.

    They have served us well!

    Please come and show them some love as they begin a

    new life journey in Charlotte, NC.

    JPII High School

    Come to the KICK-OFF for

    Youth Faith Formation

    Middle & High School Ministries

    Sunday September 15th

    To register for faith formation, sacramental preparation, or youth ministry, go online to:

    https://tinyurl.com/StPeterFFReg

    Together in Education:

    Remember to re-register your

    Harris Teeter VIC card to benefit

    St Peter Catholic School. Registration is required annually.

    CATHOLIC RADIO can be heard on 540 AM WETC –

    We’re Every Thing Catholic!

    Divine Mercy Radio offers great shows like “The Doctor Is In”, “Called to Communion”, and “Catholic Answers Live”, along with devotions such as daily Mass, the Chaplet, and the Rosary. Di-vine Mercy Radio also features well-known speakers such as Bishop Barron, Fr. Wade Menesis, Mother Angelica, and Bishop Fulton Sheen. For a complete program schedule and a map of the coverage area, visit our website Catholic540AM.org. For a free Catholic540AM car magnet, call 919.300.5400.

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