Worship Aid for April 10/11, 2021

NEW “BEACONS OF LIGHT” WEBSITE & MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

Announcing BEACONS of LIGHT. Beacons of Light is a multi-year process of pastoral planning for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Rooted in prayer, groupings of parishes will come together as one faith community. These new “Families of Parishes” will be stronger together, focused more on mission than on maintenance. In the Families of Parishes we will grow closer to God, follow Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit, and radiate Christ in our lives. . Through Beacons of Light, 65-75 parish groupings will become Families of Parishes throughout the cities and towns, suburbs, and rural communities of the 19 counties of southwest Ohio. Parishioners will be invited to share their hopes and dreams as parish leaders come together to discern the future, with the ultimate goal – in time - of each family becoming one parish led by a single pastor.

For more information on Beacons of Light please visit the new Beacons of Light website at:

https://catholicaoc.org/beacons-of-light

or, the one-page Beacons of Light overview at:

https://resources.catholicaoc.org/offices/pastoral-planning/parish-teams

 
 

Archbishop Schnurr's Easter Message

 

 

Newport - Fort Loramie Pastoral Region

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We thank you for continuing to financially support our parishes! Links to donate on-line to each parish are below if this is your preferred method of giving!

Upcoming Events

  • Starts Wed., Apr. 28 8 times bi-weekly
  • For first-time parents Tues., Apr. 20 @ 7 pm @ SMP
  • New Altar Server training April 14th @ SPP

St. Michael Church

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To view the St. Michael 2019-2020 Financial Report please click here.

Mass Schedule

Saturday

5:00p St. Michael Church
6:30 p Ss. Peter and Paul Church

Sunday

8:00a   St. Michael Church
9:30a Ss. Peter and Paul Church
11:00a St. Michael Church

Tuesday

8:00a   Ss. Peter & Paul Church
6:30p   St. Michael Church

Wednesday | Thursday

8:25a St. Michael Church

Friday

8:25a   St. Michael Church
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Fr. Steve’s message for April 14, 2021
 
Happy Feast of Blessed Peter Gonzalez, Priest, d. 1246
 
Blessed Peter Gonzalez’s Story: Saint Paul had a conversion experience on the road to Damascus. Many years later, the same proved true for Peter Gonzalez, who triumphantly rode his horse into the Spanish city of Astorga in the 13th century to take up an important post at the cathedral. The animal stumbled and fell, leaving Peter in the mud and onlookers amused.
 
Humbled, Peter reevaluated his motivations—his bishop-uncle had secured the cathedral post for him—and started down a new path. He became a Dominican priest and proved to be a most effective preacher. He spent much of his time as court chaplain, and attempted to exert positive influence on the behavior of members of the court. After King Ferdinand III and his troops defeated the Moors at Cordoba, Peter was successful in restraining the soldiers from pillaging, and persuaded the king to treat the defeated Moors with compassion.
 
After retiring from the court, Peter devoted the remainder of his life to preaching in northwest Spain. Having developed a special mission to Spanish and Portuguese seamen, he is considered their patron.
 
Peter Gonzalez died in 1246 and was beatified in 1741.
Reflection: How often we have heard stories about some misfortune or disaster only to hear later on that it was now seen as a good thing. Not every “disaster” is truly bad in its consequences for the Lord can bring good out of what appears to be a misfortune. Such was the case for Blessed Peter. His being dumped in the mud by a falling horse turned out to be a good thing in his life.
 
Blessed Peter Gonzalez is the Patron of: Spanish and Portuguese sailors.
(www.thedivinemercy.org/dms.php)
 
Information for you:
1. Ronald Paulus’ funeral Mass is Thursday at 10:30a at SM Church. Visitation is today from 3:00p to 7:00p at Gehret Funeral Home.
2. Weekday Mass schedule: at SPP 8:00a on Tuesday; at SM 6:30p on Tuesday, 8:25a on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Confessions at SPP on Tuesday from 5:00p to 5:30p and at SM on Saturday from 4:00p to 4:30p.
3. Weekend Mass Ministries: as we move toward summer, we will return to a more normal minister’s schedule for Masses, please either keep your scheduled time or find someone to take your place.
4. Please return Rice Bowls asap.
5. Covid-19 CDC and Archdiocesan Guidelines: use of masks and social distancing will continue to be encouraged in our pastoral region.
 

Ss. Peter & Paul

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To view the Ss. Peter and Paul 2019-2020 Financial Report click here.

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