Bulletin - John Patrick Publishing Company

Saint Peter Catholic Church
2835 MANOR ROAD, WEST BRANDYWINE, PA 19320 Phone: 610-380-9045; Fax: 610-380-9049
e-mail:[email protected]
www.saintpeterchurch.net
February 1, 2015
Lenten Schedule
Forty Hours
Adoration in Church with
Evening Prayer & Benediction
Sunday, Monday & Tuesday
February 15, 16 & 17
Ash Wednesday
February, 18
February Theme: Two Become One
Mass - 6:15, 7:00, 9:30 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Prayer service with ashes (no Mass)
12 & 4 p.m.
Stations of The Cross February 20, 27, March 6, 13 & 20 at 7 p.m.
Leadership Commission
Our Parish Vision Statement:
We are a Vibrant and Prayerful Catholic Community
Welcoming you to Worship God in Spirit and Truth.
Enlivening the Vision of Faithful Stewardship,
Charitable Outreach and Dynamic Evangelization.
WELCOME
NEW MEMBERS
Register with us and learn about our Parish on
Sundays in the parish office after the 8:30 and
10:30 a.m. Masses and Monday - Friday at the
parish office during business hours.
REV. MICHAEL J. FITZPATRICK, PASTOR
Rev. Emmanuel Iheaka (Chaplain in Residence)
THIS WEEK AT
SAINT PETER PARISH
Fr. Emmanuel serves at Coatesville Veterans Hospital
Deacon Todd Smith: Permanent Deacon
Deacon Jack DuBois: Permanent Deacon
Commissioned in Service of the Parish:
Mrs. Robin Burckhardt: Director of Parish Services
[email protected]
Mrs. Dorothy Pepe: Business Manager
[email protected]
Mrs. Susan Kenna: Administrative Assistant
[email protected]
Mrs. Debbie Forrest: SCRIP [email protected]
Mr. Steve Forrest: Buildings and Facilities
Mrs. Kathy Hoffman: Parish Organist
Mrs. Veronique Hadfield: Adult Choir Director
Mr. Austin Flinn: Youth & Young Adult Music Ministry
Commissioners: Serving on the Parish Pastoral Council
Jim Mulry & Dwane Moseley: Outreach
Barbara McCleary: Welcome
Ed Lis & Brian Ferraro: Witness
Greg Newell & Austin Flinn: Worship
Tim Perry & Kathy Kelly-Borowski: Education
Annette Moran & Susan Moran: Stewardship
Parish Finance Council: Jim Mackrell, Chairman
Tom Stern, Phil Moran, Jeff Gilbertson, Ted Mirenda,
Bob Hagenow, Don Courtney, Joe Keating (Dottie Pepe,
Business Mgr.)
Our Catholic Education Programs
POPE JOHN PAUL II REGIONAL CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY :
PHONE: 610-384-5961
FAX: 610-384-5730
PRINCIPAL: SR. ANNE MCGUIRE, IHM
SCHOOL WEB SITE: WWW.POPEJOHNPAUL2SCH.ORG
PARISH RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM (PREP):
OFFICE AND CLASSES AT POPE JOHN PAUL II SCHOOL:
PHONE: 610-384-3145
FAX: 610-380-9049
DIRECTOR: MRS. PATRICE PETERSON [email protected]
Religious Education Advisory Council
Father Fitzpatrick, Pastor, Patrice Peterson, DRE, David Duva,
Karen Givens, Sue Krick, Jen Murphy, Pat O’Brien, Tim Perry,
Tracy Philips, Jason Reed, Joe Stubblebine, & Ginny Fennimore.
Hall Construction Committee: Fr. Fitzpatrick, Chairman
Scott Cresmer, Ron Ruffini, Alex Byard, Mario Dickerson,
Joe Adams, Chuck Burckhardt, Jim Mackrell and Phil Moran.
(Steve Forrest, Buildings and Facilities)
Sunday
February 1
Stewardship Spotlight on “Worship”
Rms A & B
Hoagie Pick-Up from 9 - 1 p.m. at PJPII
8:45 a.m. PREP Classes - PJPII
Monday
February 2
7:00 p.m. Extraordinary Minister Training - Church
7:00 p.m. District Boy Scouts - Rm A
Tuesday
6:15 p.m.
6:15 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
7:45 p.m.
February 3
Confessions - Shrine Room
PREP Classes - PJPII
Evening prayer & Benediction - Chapel
The King's Men - Rooms A & B
KEPHAS Lectio Divina - Chapel
Wednesday February 4
6:45 p.m. Cantor Practice - Music Rm
7:15 p.m. Choir Practice - Music Rm
7:30 p.m. Al-Anon - Rms C & D
7:30 p.m. SPREE Council Meeting - Rm A
Thursday
9:15 a.m.
1:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
5;30 p.m.
6:15 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
February 5
Legion of Mary - Rm B
Heatherwood - Nursing Home
“New Evangelization” - Rms A & B
Clean Team (Dust Bunnies) - Church
PREP Classes - PJPII
Boy Scouts - Rms A & B
YaYa Music Ministry - Church
Serenity Group / AA - Rms C & D
Friday
February 6
11:00 a.m. “Following Christ” - Rms A,B,C, & D
Saturday
February 7
3:30 p.m. Confessions - Shrine Room
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Saint Peter Parish Apostleship of Prayer
Prayer for the Year of Consecrated Life –2015
O God, throughout the ages you have called women and men to
pursue lives of perfect charity through the evangelical counsels
of poverty, chastity, and obedience.
During this Year of Consecrated Life, we give you thanks
for these courageous witnesses of Faith and models of
inspiration.
Their pursuit of holy lives teaches us to make a more perfect
offering of ourselves to you.
Continue to enrich your Church by calling forth sons and
daughters who, having found the pearl of great price, treasure
the Kingdom of Heaven above all things.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns
with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for
ever and ever. Amen
Please join in prayer for those
remembered in our Mass Intentions
for the Week of 2/2/2015
Monday
8:30 a.m. James V. Gallagher. Sr.
Tuesday
8:30 a.m. Patricia Orton-Kuhy
Wednesday No Mass
Thursday 8:30 a.m. Raymond Emerson
Friday
8:30 a.m. Elaine Flood
Saturday
8:30 a.m. Members of the Memorial Society
5:00 p.m. Charles Trofe - 5th Anniv.
Sunday
8:30 a.m. Louis Colagreco - 5th Anniv.
10:30 a.m. Anne Wilhohl
12:00 p.m. Dr. Richard Stoneback
Also in your prayers please remember: Rev. John F.
McCole, Charles Popma, Charles Bradford, Anna E. Puleo
who have recently died.
FEBRUARY 2015
PRAYER INTENTIONS OF
POPE FRANCIS
Universal: Prisoners: That prisoners, especially the young, may
be able to rebuild lives of dignity..
Evangelization: Separated Spouses: That married people who
are separated may find welcome and support in the Christian
community.
I
n your prayers, please remember
the sick of our parish including…
John Bolendz, Gayle Jacobs, Patricia Fox,
Rosemarie Banning, Romaine Pleban, Jenna Cummings,
Toni Sharpless, Bill Pashinski, John Eby,
Frances McMinn, Leo Kenny, Mary Reilly, Donna Everts,
Linda Belmonte, Diane Rhodes, Virginia DiLibero,
Emily Pezzulo, John Samoylo, Kathryn Stanton,
Barbara Schober, Joseph D’Angelo, Gerry Cazillo,
Naomi Petruska, Lillian Eckbold, Mary Ann Forrest,
Georgette Kenna, Laura Pavelik, Tom Sandri, Jay Griffin,
Nora Franks, Barbara Turner, Tom Olsen, Allen Renish,
Nancy Masterson, Trudy Skibbe, Anne & Bob Reeder,
Laurel Scagliola, Donna & John Byrne, Pat McGarvey,
Julie Lanigan, Carol Miller, Megan Meehan,
Ed McLaughlin, Nancy Thomas, Matthew Helm,
Michael Miller, Mia Hostutler, Melissa Miller,
Jeanne Clark, Michael Soroka, Ann Beury, Jim Munn,
Louise Pinketti, Jim Boumann, Gerry Goerlitz,
Jim Riccio, Rick Hartfield, Theresa Fabrizio,
Michael Soroka, Nancy DeFelice, Elizabeth Dunn-Couch,
Sean Andrew Stefanowicz, George Miller, Eileen Lang,
and all the residents of our nursing homes.
The publication of the intention of the Mass in the Parish Bulletin
fulfills the obligation to “announce” the intention of the Mass.
Every Tuesday from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Jesus is
available for all to come and visit with him in the
Most Blessed Sacrament at the daily Mass chapel.
We are in need of parishioners to commit to one
hour of their time to spend in prayer with Jesus so
that he will not be left alone, as he was in the garden
of Gethsemane. Please prayerfully consider offering one
hour each Tuesday, or whatever your schedule will allow
each month, for this wonderful grace by contacting Mike
Altschuler at [email protected] or 610-496-6464 to volunteer
your time.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR ALL OUR
YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE ARMED SERVICES:
Chad Alvord, Rebekah McCandless-Bates,
Cristin A. Goerlitz, John Kerstetter,
Ryan McGuckin, Molly McGuckin,
Ian Miller, Jeremy Miller, Marvin Otto, Jr.,
Joshua Spirko, Bobby Stewart, Brandon Twiss,
Claudia Twiss, Jason Twiss, Matthew Twiss,
and Erick Williams
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Stewardship Commission
Sunday, January 25
$
Annual Fund
Annual Fund to date
Director of Parish Mission Advancement
22,414.23
2,194.00
19,684.00
The practice of tithing provides a regular reminder of your
dependence on God. In good times, tithing helps you remember that God is the source of all blessings, and it allows you to demonstrate your gratitude for His care. In
hard times, tithing motivates you to remember God’s faithfulness, and enables you to demonstrate trust in God to
provide for all of our needs.
When you tithe you enable those whom God has called to
serve as pastors, ministry personnel, band parish leadership to faithfully build up the church accomplishing the
works of Christ in our parish!
“Not what we give, but what we share. For the
gift without a giver is rare. Who gives himself
with alms feeds three, Himself, his hungering
neighbors, and Me.”
James Russell Lowell (1819-91)
American author, poet, and diplomat
Stop back for coffee, bagels, egg rolls, &
donuts! In addition to the bagels, eggrolls, and
donuts we also sell healthy alternatives. Your purchase helps support the funding of scholarships for
students in grades 7 through 12. We look forward to seeing
you in Meeting Rooms C & D after the 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.
Masses or before the 12 p.m. Mass on Sundays.
Words like Mission, Vision, Strategic, Pastoral
Planning, and the like are becoming common parlance in Catholic Parishes. More than just “buzz
words” this vocabulary and the concepts they represent are indicative of a new attitude shaping the
landscape of faith life.
On the light of the New Evangelization of the Catholic Church called for by his predecessors, Pope
Francis is inviting the church to a vision of welcoming and joyful catholic witness which many of
us, indeed many people in the world, find very
attractive. Our Holy Father is a living example
of the simple, straightforward, and joyful life of
the church which he invites us to share here at St.
Peter Parish.
Deacon Todd Smith recently finished his career
with the Hilti organization. The end of his professional work life in the business world has made
him available to our parish in a new way. Recently
the Parish Finance Council approved a new position on the parish staff which Deacon Todd will fill,
Director of Parish Mission Advancement. Parish
Mission Advancement will have an impact on the
way our parish realizes the process of the New
Evangelization.
We welcome Deacon Todd to the parish staff.
Even as he continues his ministry as a deacon he
will also help us to move forward with the kind of
engagement and relationship building that seems
to be the hallmark of successful Christian Churches across the country. In the weeks to come Deacon Todd will be developing among the members
of the parish those deeper relationships that have
the potential to enable stronger commitments by all
of us.
As he mentioned in this space last week, Deacon
Todd will be inviting families, individuals, men and
women to consider their relationship with Jesus
Christ in light of their participation in the vibrant life
of this parish community.
Our hope is that Mission Advancement will build on
the successful model of Catholic parish community
already present here at St. Peter by growing the
joyful and generous community of believers making Christ present in Northwestern Chester County!
Want to know more? Why not meet with Deacon
Todd and engage in our dynamic, intentionally
evangelical faith journey!
Fr. Fitzpatrick
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Worship Commission
READINGS FOR JANUARY 31 & FEBRUARY 1
First Reading
Deuteronomy 18: 15 - 20
Moses spoke to all the people, saying: “A prophet like me
will the LORD, your God, raise up for you from among your
own kin; to him you shall listen. This is exactly what you
requested of the LORD, your God, at Horeb on the day of
the assembly, when you said, ‘Let us not again hear the
voice of the LORD, our God, nor see this great fire any
more, lest we die.’ And the LORD said to me, ‘This was
well said. I will raise up for them a prophet like you from
among their kin, and will put my words into his mouth; he
shall tell them all that I command him. Whoever will not
listen to my words which he speaks in my name, I myself
will make him answer for it. But if a prophet presumes to
speak in my name an oracle that I have not commanded
him to speak, or speaks in the name of other gods, he shall
die.’”
Second Reading
1 Corinthians 7: 32 - 35
Brothers and sisters: I should like you to be free of anxieties. An unmarried man is anxious about the things of
the Lord, how he may please the Lord. But a married man
is anxious about the things of the world, how he may
please his wife, and he is divided. An unmarried woman
or a virgin is anxious about the things of the Lord, so that
she may be holy in both body and spirit. A married woman,
on the other hand, is anxious about the things of the world,
how she may please her husband. I am telling you this
for your own benefit, not to impose a restraint upon you,
but for the sake of propriety and adherence to the Lord
without distraction.
Gospel
Mark 1: 21 - 28
Then they came to Capernaum, and on the Sabbath Jesus
entered the synagogue and taught. The people were
astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one
having authority and not as the scribes. In their synagogue
was a man with an unclean spirit; he cried out, “What have
you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come
to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of
God!” Jesus rebuked him and said, “Quiet! Come out of
him!” The unclean spirit convulsed him and with a loud
cry came out of him. All were amazed and asked one
another, “What is this? A new teaching with authority.
He commands even the unclean spirits and they obey
him.” His fame spread everywhere throughout the whole
region of Galilee.
The Daily Mass Chapel is open each day coinciding with parish
office hours.
DAILY MASS SCHEDULE
8:30 a.m. daily except Wednesday
WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE
Saturday (Vigil) 5 p.m. and
Sunday 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m.
Parish Devotional and Spiritual Formation Ministries
DAILY: Rosary is prayed after the 8:30 a.m. Mass
(Sunday Rosary is guided by a Pro-Life Meditation
TUESDAY: Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament
beginning after 8:30 a.m. Mass
Divine Mercy prayed at 3 p.m.
Holy Hour with Rosary and Intercessions 6 - 7 p.m.
Evening Prayer and Benediction at 7 p.m.
KEPHAS ‘Lectio Divina’ at 7:45
SATURDAY: Miraculous Medal Novena after 8:30 a.m. Mass
Parish Sacramental Celebrations
Sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance)
Tuesdays 6:15 to 7 p.m. / Saturdays, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. /
*Vigil of Holy Days 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. unless noted otherwise.
Sacrament Anointing of the Sick: First Saturday of each
month during 8:30 a.m. The Pastor should be notified as soon
as possible when a family member or friend becomes ill, is
hospitalized or is in danger of death.
Sacrament of Baptism: Infant Baptisms are usually celebrated on the first and third Sunday of the month at 1:30 p.m. Prior
arrangements for Baptism are made through the parish office
at least one month before the celebration of the sacrament.
Sacrament of Marriage. Arrangements for Marriage are made
with the parish office at least six months prior to the wedding.
Music Ministry
Gathering Song
5 pm & 8:30 am BB302 Gather Us In
10:30 am
BB302 Gather Us In
12:00 noon
SS229 Send Your Glory Down
The “Gloria” is found on page 8 - Spirit and Song
Responsorial Psalm
5 pm & 8:30 am BB795 If Today You hear His Voice
10:30 am
BB795 If Today You Hear His Voice
12:00 noon
SS81 If Today You Hear His Voice
The “Creed” is found on page 10 - Spirit and Song
Presentation of Gifts and Preparation of the Altar
5 pm & 8:30 am BB431 Be Not Afraid
10:30 am
BB601 Your Words Are Spirit and Life
12:00 noon
SS265 Amazing Grace,
My Chains Are Gone
Communion Procession
5 pm & 8:30 am BB522 Come Unto Me
10:30 a.m.
BB640 Blest Are They
12:00 noon
SS371 You Know Who I Am
Sending Forth
5 pm & 8:30 am BB423 How Great Thou Art
10:30 am
BB641 Lead Me Lord
12:00 noon
SS374 Your Grace is Enough
Please Note:
“BB” Means Breaking Bread Missal
“SS” Means Spirit and Song Missal
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Education Commission
Pope John Paul II
Regional Catholic Elementary School
Parish Religious Education Program
(P.R.E.P.) A St. Peter Parish Program
For all children in Public Schools or Homeschooled
Classes are held at PJPII School for Grades 1 - 7
Phone: 610-384-3145
Fax: 610-380-9049
E-mail: [email protected] Director: Mrs. Patrice Peterson
Grades 1 - 7 offered at all sessions:
Tuesday and Thursday 6:15 - 7:45 p.m.
Sunday 8:45 - 10:15 a.m.
Community Outreach for February
“Baby Formula” collection
Please be generous!
1st Penance Reminders:
Parent and Child Retreat
Saturday, February 21, 9:30 a.m. - 12 pm.
Confirmation Reminders:
Service Reflection sheets now past due!
Looking ahead:
One and only Confirmation Practice
Saturday, February 21, at 6 p.m.
Confirmation - Thursday, February 26, at 5 p.m.
Candidates and Sponsors report at 4 p.m.
PREP CLASS CANCELLATIONS
Please remember that PREP does not follow any
school schedule. For up-to-date closing information
you can:
Call the PREP Office: 610-384-3145;
Go to the Parish Website (under the PREP page
there will be a ribbon at the top of the page with closing information.)
If PJPII is closed—there will be no PREP classes;
If PJPII dismisses early—there will be no PREP classes;
If PJPII has a regular day and the weather worsens later—we
will make the decision about PREP classes.
“PREP” FAIR SHARE POLICY: Simple justice dictates that families
who do not support the parish ought to do their fair share in support of
the cost of PREP instruction for their children. Our FAIR SHARE commitment policy requires all non-participating families to pay the actual
“cost-per-pupil” expense for their first child in the PREP program and the
non-participating family rate for the registration of all other children in the
same family.
Faithful Stewardship
St. Peter PREP (Parish Religious Education Program) Families
Monthly Contribution in Support of Saint Peter Parish
November 2014
160 Families
December 2014
160 Families
No Contributions
65 Families
No Contributions
52 Families
$5 to $59
43 Families
$5 to $59
43 Families
$60 or more
52 Families
$60 or more
65 Families
$ 9,166
Total Stewardship Gifts
for October
Total Stewardship Gifts
for September
$ 12,545
www.popejohnpaul2sch.org
Phone: 610-384-5961
Fax: 610-384-5730
Sr. Anne McGuire, IHM, Principal
Sr. Beverly Pellegrino, IHM, Vice Principal
PJPII School Enrollment 669 ~ St. Peter Students 367
New Family Registration Information for 2015-16 School Year
Please refer to the registration schedule below for the
2015-16 school year. The school will be adding a PreK-3 program
based on a satisfactory number of registrations. Please visit the
school website at www.popejohnpaul2sch.org for registration forms,
requirements, and fees. A letter from the Pastor is required for all
families registered with one of our three subsidizing parishes. (St.
Peter, St. Joseph West End, and Our Lady of the Rosary) or Our Lady
of Consolation. Please bring all paperwork to registration or your appointment.
Age and Eligibility: PJPII RCES resides in the Coatesville Area
School District and complies with local policies. Students entering
kindergarten must be five years of age by August 31; students entering 1st grade must be six years of age by August 31; students entering PreK must be four years of age (PreK-4) and three years of age
(PreK-3) by August 31. We also accept students from Downingtown,
OJR, Pequea Valley, Octorara, and Twin Valley school districts.
Transfer Students: PJPII will accept registration for incoming
students for Grades 1 - 6 on a space available basis. To register,
students must have a Birth Certificate, an up-to-date Immunization
Record, Physical Exam, Dental Exam, a letter from pastor if registered with one of our three subsidizing parishes (St. Peter, St. Joseph
West End, and Our Lady of the Rosary) or Our Lady of Consolation,
a Certificate of Baptism or any other sacraments received, Social
Security Number, and copy of the Current Report Card. A satisfactory
academic and conduct record is essential.
Tuition Assistance:
Our school has received scholarship funds through the BLOCS
(Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools) Program. Families meeting the income eligibility guidelines are encouraged to
apply. Applications and requirements regarding this program can be
found at www.BLOCS.org. or visit the school website. Additional
Tuition Assistance Programs include www.bridgeedu.org;
www.thebravofoundation.org, and The Foundation for Catholic
Education in Chester County.
Registration Schedule
New Family Registration:
New PreK-6 Elementary Student Registration- February 11
and 12 by appt. only. Please call the school office between
January 26 and February 6 to schedule appointment.
New 7-8 Elementary Student Registration - By appointment
only. Please call the school office.
New Sibling Registration:
PreK: January 21 by appt. only. Please call the school office
between January 5 and January 16 to schedule appointment.
Grades K through 6: January 22 by appt. only. Please call
the school office between January 5 and January 16 to schedule appointment.
Faithful Stewardship
Saint Peter Catholic Elementary School Families at PJPII
Monthly Contribution in Support of Saint Peter Parish
November 2014 219 Families
December 2014
219 Families
No Contributions
77 Families
No Contributions
65 Families
$5. to $59.
40 Families
$5. to $59.
35 Families
$60 or more
102 Families
$60 or more
119 Families
Total Stewardship
Gifts for September
$13,593
Total Stewardship
Gifts for October
$20,277
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Unlocking the Mysteries of the Bible
LIVE!
Discover how you can make sense of the Bible and experience the lifechanging power of God’s Word! Join Jeff Cavins live for this exciting twonight event, February 3 & 4 at West Chester University from 6 - 9:30 p.m.
For this FREE event, register at BibleStudyforCatholics.com. This is a rare opportunity
to see Jeff Cavins live, and go behind the scenes as we produce this extraordinary
Great Adventure Bible study. For all questions please email Cecilia at [email protected]
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Outreach Commission
Because of your generous donations, the Saint Peter
Parish Blood Drive was a big success. On behalf of
your Blood Drive Committee and the American Red
Cross—thank you.
Not only did we reach our goal, we exceeded it. Your
donations will make a difference to more than 100
folks who need blood.
We’ll be back in August and look forward to your participation.
Again, from all of us—thank you!
Adoration: Please join us
this Wednesday, February
4, for Adoration, Confession and Night Prayer at St.
Agnes in West Chester starting at 7:30 p.m.
Afterwards we will gather at Landmark Restaurant. For more info about CYACC’s
social, service, and spiritual opportunities for
young adults, check us out on Facebook,
www.cyacc.org or request more info by
emailing [email protected]
Hope for Today / Al-Anon meetings
are held in Parish Meeting Rooms C
& D on Wednesdays, at 7:30 p.m.
The Serenity/AA Group meets every Thursday at 8 p.m. in Meeting Rooms C & D.
Worship Commission
Women of the Parish... Are you being
called to a deeper relationship with
Jesus? Everyone wants to grow closer to our Lord, but we all live busy
lives and good intentions are just not
enough! We need to be honest with
ourselves…”Yes, my life is busy, but I
do make time for what I believe is important.” Consider
taking time away from your hectic life and attend the
Women’s Cursillo Weekend to be held March 5 - 8 at
the Immaculata Spirituality Center, Immaculata, PA.
The weekend consists of a series of talks given by
both clergy and lay people, Daily Mass, Adoration, and
time to just be still. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Stephanie Basile at 484-356-8378,
Beth Goerlitz at 484-678-3416 or Pat Rugh at 610-9138618. And please visit us at the Parish Stewardship
Spotlight on ‘Witness” in February!
Next Cancer Support Group Meeting Saturday, February 14 at
11 a.m. in meeting rooms A & B. We meet socially in a relaxed,
informal setting to offer support, share information and experiences, and help each other on our journey.
MOM—Heart of the Home! Join us for the 21st Annual Spring Day
of Renewal on March 21, from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at SS Simon and
Jude (The Meehan Center.) Morning Speaker...Kathy McCarthy is
a widow and cancer survivor who has 12 children, 40 grandchildren,
and two great-grandchildren. She is a published author, Catholic radio broadcaster, and has been a Catholic lay evangelist for almost 40 years. She has
the gift of storytelling that readily touches the hearts of all individuals. Afternoon Speaker: Sandi Tronoski, a former business woman, a blessed wife,
mother of two teenage daughters, and now… a speaker and unintentional
entertainer who is thankful God can use her messes for HIS glory…and
YOUR entertainment! Laugh and learn together how to live biblical truths
while facing the everyday challenges and hot topics of today’s crazy world.
Celebrant: Father Matt Guckin, resident of St. Joseph, Downingtown. Registration fee: $25 by March 14; $30 after March 14. To register visit
www.mom-heartofthehome.org/events.html.
Stewardship Spotlight on the Worship Commission. Our WORSHIP
Ministries will greet you after all Masses on January 31 and February 1.
Come and enjoy fellowship & refreshments: Sandwich bites & desserts after Saturday 5:00 Mass,
Desserts & snacks on Sunday morning in Meeting Rooms A & B.
The Worship Commission will have tables set up with displays, before and after all weekend Masses, so
everyone can learn about the activities and ministries that help our parishioners and visitors recognize Worship as the center
and focal point from which all else follows. Ministry opportunities include the Music Ministry representing Cantors and all
Choirs; Extraordinary Ministers who assist the parish priest with distribution of Holy Communion; Lectors to proclaim the
Word of God; Altar Servers to assist the priest at Mass; Ushers to greet parishioners, assist in seating and take up collections;
Rosary Mission to pray the rosary together in community; and Gethsemane Prayer Group to offer Intercessory Prayer and the
recitation of the Rosary on Tuesday evenings prior to Evening Prayer and Benediction; Art & Environment which includes
Flowers/Seasonal Decorations for the church, chapel, and narthex; Cleaning Committee teams who clean the main church,
chapel, altars; and Altar Linens volunteers who help maintain a clean supply of altar linens.
You are invited to visit these displays to thank our Worship Commission Ministers & consider joining your talents with theirs.
“Shout joyfully to the Lord, all you lands; serve the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful song.”
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PJPII Annual Report...The 2013-14 Annual Report can
be viewed from the homepage of the school’s website
at www.popejohnpaul2sch.org. Thank you for supporting Catholic education!
Youth Concert! The Immaculata Symphony
will hold its annual Youth Concert on Sunday,
February 15, at 3 p.m. in Alumnae Hall, on the
campus of Immaculata University. The Immaculata Symphony is a university–community organization, with a long and outstanding tradition that goes back to the university's founding in 1920. This
year’s Youth Concert features the fantastic works of Johann
Strauss, Jr. and Benjamin Britten. Like Strauss, Benjamin
Britten was known for his light-hearted compositions. His
piece, The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, was
composed as part of a music education program for youths
with interest in music. Participants can download The Young
Person’s Guide to Orchestra on iTunes before the concert.
Cost: $10 for adults and free for children under 12. Seating
is available on a first-come, first-served basis. More information and tickets are available by calling 610-647-4400,
ext. 3473.
Tailgate for the Turf!! Bishop Shanahan High School is hosting a Beef ’n Beer Tailgate for the Turf event in support of the
Turf, Track, and Lights Campaign! Come out and support ALL
of our BSHS current and future students! When: February 7
(snow date: February 13); Where: Bishop Shanahan High
School; Time: 7 - 10 p.m.; Cost: $30 per person, only $50 per
couple. RSVP: Christine O’Hare at [email protected] or
610-343-6244 by 2/1/15.
Employment Opportunity
Experienced Medical Office Receptionist (Exton)
Part-time, approximately 25 - 30 hours per week, some evenings
required. Busy, specialty office seeks a very organized, detailoriented individual to work the front desk. Good customer service
and people skills a must. Individual must be dependable and able
to multi-task. Applicants should have a positive and enthusiastic
attitude, professional and courteous phone skills, and proficient
computer skills. Candidates should live within 30 minutes travel
time from Exton and have reliable transportation. Only candidates
with medical office experience preferred but will train the right
candidate. Duties: Answering phones and scheduling appointments; checking patients in and out; collecting payments; updating and maintaining electronic medical records; obtaining insurance verification and authorization; posting payments to patient
accounts; and performing general administrative tasks. Please
email resume to [email protected]
Man Up Philly! Save the date for the
2015 Men’s Spirituality Conference
on Saturday, March 7, at St. Joseph's University Hagen Arena (2450
N. 54th Street, Phila.) Featuring: Dr.
Scott Hahn, Author of Rome Sweet
Rome; Devin Schadt, The glory,
necessity, and power of fatherhood; Gus Lloyd,
Host of “Seize the Day” on Sirius XM’s The Catholic Channel; Jim Longon, Steward of St. John
Neumann and trustee of the Papal Foundation;
Marie Joseph, Executive director of Legacy of Life
Foundation, a pro-life non-profit organization and
Author of “Faith on Fire.” Gentlemen, this is the 7th
year of Man Up Philly and it’s seven times better
then it was the first year. Don’t miss the likes of
Scott Hahn, Archbishop Chaput, and Marie Joseph! Early Bird Pricing Ends February 7! Register
at manupphilly,com or call 484-378-1036.
SCRIP (gift cards) are a safe and
easy way to make purchases. We sell
SCRIP (gift cards) to Giant, Stauffer's,
ACME, Shady Maple, Walmart, Dicks
Sporting Goods, Cabella’s, Outback, Bonefish,
Burger King, Dunkin Donuts, Panera Bread, Wawa, Regal Theater, Kohl's, Macys, Boscov’s, and
many, many more. Questions? Call or stop in the
parish office during regular business hours.
Part-time Hospitality Coordinator at Malvern Retreat House
Duties include setting up for Mass and working with our Rector
Msgr. Joseph Marino. For more information call Jim Hall, Director
of Hospitality at 484-321-2541 or [email protected]
Painting with a Twist!
Getting tired of this weather and being indoors! Introducing “Painting With a
Twist!” Join the fun at Our Lady of
the Rosary Church Hall Sunday,
March 1, from 1 - 4 p.m. Cost of the
ticket is $40 and includes all supplies, wine, water, soda, and light
appetizers! If you can finger paint,
you will have fun at this social!
Definitely no art experience necessary. Bring a friend. Call the rectory
NOW for tickets at 610-384-1415.
Space is limited.
Baseball Coach...Bishop Shanahan High
School is looking for a freshman baseball
coach. Prior coaching experience required...please contact head coach Brian Boyko if
you are interested at [email protected]
Don’t forget to keep collecting your “Box Tops for Education and
Campbell product UPC labels!” You can help earn cash for Pope
John Paul II Regional Elementary School simply by clipping “Box Tops”
coupons from hundreds of participating products and UPC labels from
Campbell products. We have two collection boxes - one in the library next to the lost
& found and one on the table outside the chapel.
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Witness Commission
The King’s Men meet every
Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Meeting Rooms A & B.
The Little Flowers meet the
4th Saturday of each month at 3
p.m. in Meeting Rooms C & D.
For more information call Debbie
Kopec at 610-942-4617 or Eileen
Christian 610-384-6029.
The Knights of Columbus
meet the second Monday
of each month at 7:30 p.m.
in Meeting Rooms A & B. All men,
18 years or older, are welcome to
come to a meeting.
Invitation to All Parishioners with Family
Members on Active Duty in the Military
We are now updating our Prayer
List of those on Active Duty. If your
family member is on Active Duty
and you wish to include his/her
name on this list, please send us a
note to that effect with your contact
information to:
Knights of Columbus
c/o Parish Office - St. Peter Church
________________________________
Welcome Commission
Silver Lining Seniors
Invites you!
February is bring a friend month!
Please invite a friend or neighbor &
join us for fun, fellowship, and prizes!
Next Tuesday, February 10 at 1 p.m.
(Monthly meeting)
Additional forms in the literature rack in narthex.
St. Peter Catholic Church
Meeting Rooms C & D
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Agency Owner
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610-436-0773
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James J. Terry Funeral Home
736 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown
(610) 269-6567
James J. Terry, Supervisor, Funeral Director
Gregory C. Froio, Funeral Director
FORD’S
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Largest On-Site Parking
Potted Plants • Bedding Plants
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Heating Oil - Propane
Furnaces-Boilers
Air Conditioners
Sales / Service / Installation
“Our Roots are here,
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others only have Branches”
RELIGIOUS GIFTS AND BOOKS
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Call today for a price quote
610-917-9470
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601 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, PA 19335
610-269-5569 ~ Beth Pearson
Buying & selling pre-worn
clothes for kids
Infants to Size 14
Clothing, Shoes & More
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Fax 484-237-3118 • [email protected]
(610) 269-1046
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2503 Conestoga Ave.
Honeybrook, PA 19344
Angels of Our Lady
Luminella
Memorials
GREENHOUSES
PA4240
Parishioner
[email protected] • Parishioner
610-692-3388
VISITING
NURSES
Serving Chester County since 1917
RN, Therapy, and Aide Services
Ph. 610-384-4200
Parishioner
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BATH REMODELING
Joel F. Swisher • Jeffrey F. Swisher
RENNY S. SARDELLA, O.D.
1810 E. Lincoln Hwy. • Coatesville, PA 19320
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Jason Reed, Realtor
DELICIOUS SUNDAY BRUNCH
10-2 P.M.
LUNCH DAILY 11-2
FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER
& ENTERTAINMENT
Kelly’s
Keller Williams Real Estate
Exton Market Center
Direct: 484-995-0402 • Broker: 610-363-4300
REAL ESTATE
Parishioner • Catechist
[email protected]
www.JasonReedRealEstate.com
Come See
Us After Mass
on Sunday!
JAMES H. MULRY, P.G.
Breakfast
& Lunch
Kathryn’s Hair Salon
3303 Lincoln Hwy.
Thorndale, PA
484-288-8322
Mon-Fri: 630-230
Sat-Sun: 630-200
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Tom Foley
877-285-5495
Make Appointments Online
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Computer
In-Home Computer Training, Setup and Repair
Hydrogeologist/President
Parishioner
610-942-9010
[email protected]
MULRY AND CRESSWELL
ENVIRONMENTAL, INC.
656 E. Reeceville Rd., Coatesville
(610) 466-7524
Specializing in Foil HiLites
Creative Cuts ~ Men’s Cuts
Designer Perm Wraps
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John Wm. Lauer, CLTC®, FIC
Financial Associate
Office: 610-286-5986
Cell: 610-213-4596
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107 West Lancaster Avenue,
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Joe Feeney, Agent
conveniently from your home or office.
Online Catalog • Online Ordering • Online Proofing
All Major Credit Cards Accepted
FREE UPS GROUND SHIPPING!
Stephen & Barbara Swarcheck
Realtor®
610-942-4170 (0)
Parishioners
Buyer Agency Specialist
Save Hundreds of Dollars!
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STATE FARM
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Michael Martorana ISA Certified Arborist
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Diagnosis Treatment Pruning Removal
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Providing Insurance
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610-459-4403
parishioner
Sunday Brunch
10:30am to 3pm
Dinner
Tuesday through Sunday
4:30pm to 9pm
Holiday Gatherings, Weddings
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610-273-2444
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