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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 8, 2015
Lenten Schedule
Forty Hours
Adoration in Church with
Evening Prayer & Benediction
Sunday, Monday & Tuesday
February 15, 16 & 17
February Theme: Two Become One
We are not made to be alone. Human beings need and
complete each other. Married love is fruitful and
offered without reservation. This love is in the image
of Jesus’s faithfulness to the Church.
Ash Wednesday
February, 18
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.
“Living Stations” March 27 at 7:30 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
8:45 a.m.
11:45 a.m.
1:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
February 8
PREP Classes - PJPII
RCIA - Rms A & B
Holy Hour “ROCK” - Chapel
Pre Jordan - Church
“Following Christ” - Rms A,B,C & D
Monday
February 9
7:00 p.m. Scholarship Committee - Rm D
7:30 p.m. Knights of Columbus - Rms A & B
7:30 p.m. Reserved - Rm C
Tuesday
1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m.
6:15 p.m.
6:15 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
7:45 p.m.
February 10
Senior Group “Silver Lining” - Rms C & D
Tel Hai - Nursing Home
Confessions - Shrine Room
PREP Classes - PJPII
Evening prayer & Benediction - Chapel
The King's Men - Rooms A & B
KEPHAS Lectio Divina - Chapel
Wednesday February 11
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. PREP Staff Mtg - Rms A & B
Thursday
9:15 a.m.
3:30 p.m.
4:45 p.m.
6:15 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
February 12
Legion of Mary - Rm B
“New Evangelization” - Rms A & B
Clean Team (Clean Angels) - Church
PREP Classes - PJPII
Contemporary Music - Music Rm
Boy Scouts - Rms A & B
YaYa Music Ministry - Church
Serenity Group / AA - Rms C & D
Friday
February 13
11:30 a.m. “Following Christ” - Rms A,B,C & D
Saturday
February 14
9:30 a.m. Women’s Prayer Group - Rms C & D
10:30 a.m. Cancer Support Group - Rms A & B
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 2/9/2015
Monday
8:30 a.m. Ann Cauffman
Tuesday
8:30 a.m. Robert R. Walton
Wednesday No Mass
Thursday 8:30 a.m. Deceased members of the
Dumas and Barton families
Friday
8:30 a.m. Ann Leville
Saturday
8:30 a.m. Vincent Monteleone
5:00 p.m. Benjamin Potts
Sunday
8:30 a.m. Leroy Staszak
10:30 a.m. Jean Quarequio
12:00 p.m. Dr. Richard Stoneback
Also in your prayers please remember: Don Loeffler,
Mark Trego, and Deacon Mathieu M. Tielemans who
have recently died.
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.
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,
Michael Costello, Walter Tremoglie, Jean Quaid,
Chance Mort, Virginia Mort, Wallace Hollice,
Christine & Mable Nichols, Peter Stanley, Brent George,
Scott Crawford,
and all the residents of our nursing homes.
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, February 1
$
Catholic Relief
Divine Renovation – an Interesting
Project for 2015…and Beyond.
22,446.67
1,488.00
Annual Fund
Annual Fund to date
2,155.00
26,928.09
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!
“It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
Jesus Acts 20:35
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.
I recall the days when I had first converted into the
Catholic Church. I was 37 years old, married with
two children, and really excited to have received my
first communion. But I felt like I really needed to
stay plugged in with the friends my wife and I
had made in the church. I felt that if I were to just
go to Mass on Sundays with no further fellowship,
that my faith might become nothing more than just
a mundane one day a week thought.
The RCIA group had nourished my heart and my
curiosity. I had been the recipient of so many
gems – “God-sightings”– where the Catholic Church
showed itself as a genuine, loving, faith-filled mission church.
I began to realize that when we live out our faith, we
embark on a life-long journey with a combination of
both revelations and setbacks. Life is not a static
dimension with a set of beliefs to be filed away in a
folder but rather an organism that begs of constant
conversion.
We at St. Peter Parish are such a wonderful community with so much energy and so many warm smiles,
so perhaps now is the time to ask yourself a question:
Am I engaged with St. Peter Parish? Have I been
able to make time to nourish my faith and my family’s faith by living out the Gospel?
We believe that God will work in you and work
through you: we expect it. Jesus was the epitome of
“welcome” but as he welcomed, so too he expected a
lot. And if we look at the ways we can be Christ-like,
we could look at 5 areas: Worship, Grow, Serve,
Connect, and Give:
Worship – attend Sunday Services.
Grow – be a disciple and commit to at least one program of faith formation per year.
Serve – serve the parish by being involved in at least
one ministry per year.
Connect – commit to sharing faith in a group such
as King’s Men, First Saturday, Christ-Life, or one of
the many others we have.
“Team Hoagie 2015”
Thanks to this group of Confirmation candidates and their
parents for making the hoagies and thanks to all who ordered
and sold hoagies! This effort benefits our Parish Vacation
Bible Camp.
Give – give to build, maintain, and minister to the
entire community.
More to come in future columns – thanks so much!
Deacon Todd
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Worship Commission
READINGS FOR FEBRUARY 7 & FEBRUARY 8
First Reading
Job 7: 1 - 4, 6 - 7
Job spoke, saying: Is not man’s life on earth a drudgery?
Are not his days those of hirelings? He is a slave who
longs for the shade, a hireling who waits for his wages.
So I have been assigned months of misery, and troubled
nights have been allotted to me. If in bed I say, “When
shall I arise?” then the night drags on; I am filled with
restlessness until the dawn. My days are swifter than a
weaver’s shuttle; they come to an end without hope.
Remember that my life is like the wind; I shall not see
happiness again.
Second Reading
Corinthians 9: 16 - 19, 22 - 23
Brothers and sisters: If I preach the gospel, this is no
reason for me to boast, for an obligation has been imposed
on me, and woe to me if I do not preach it! If I do so willingly, I have a recompense, but if unwillingly, then I have
been entrusted with a stewardship. What then is my recompense? That, when I preach, I offer the gospel free of
charge so as not to make full use of my right in the gospel.
Although I am free in regard to all, I have made myself
a slave to all so as to win over as many as possible. To
the weak I became weak, to win over the weak. I have
become all things to all, to save at least some.
All this I do for the sake of the gospel, so that I too may
have a share in it.
Gospel
Mark 1: 29 - 31
On leaving the synagogue Jesus entered the house of
Simon and Andrew with James and John. Simon’s motherin-law lay sick with a fever. They immediately told him
about her. He approached, grasped her hand, and helped
her up. Then the fever left her and she waited on them.
When it was evening, after sunset, they brought to him
all who were ill or possessed by demons. The whole
town was gathered at the door. He cured many who were
sick with various diseases, and he drove out many
demons, not permitting them to speak because they knew
him.
Rising very early before dawn, he left and went off to
a deserted place, where he prayed. Simon and those
who were with him pursued him and on finding him said,
“Everyone is looking for you.” He told them, “Let us go
on to the nearby villages that I may preach there also.
For this purpose have I come.” So he went into their
synagogues, preaching and driving out demons throughout
the whole 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 BB560 Sing, O Sing
10:30 am
BB303 Gather the People
12:00 noon
SS369 You are the Light
The “Gloria” is found on page 8 - Spirit and Song
Responsorial Psalm
5 pm & 8:30 am BB804 The Lord is Kind and Merciful
10:30 am
Praise the Lord Who Heals the
Broken Hearted
12:00 noon
SS100 I Will Praise Your Name
The “Creed” is found on page 10 - Spirit and Song
Presentation of Gifts and Preparation of the Altar
5 pm & 8:30 am BB460 You Are Mine
10:30 am
BB460 You Are Mine
12:00 noon
SS208 Come to Jesus
Communion Procession
5 pm & 8:30 am BB522 Come Unto Me
10:30 a.m.
BB601 Your Words are Spirit and Life
12:00 noon
SS246 Do This is Memory of Me
Sending Forth
5 pm & 8:30 am BB196 God We Praise You
10:30 am
SS215 Go Ye Out
12:00 noon
SS229 Send Your Glory Down
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!
PARENTS NOTE…February 10, 12, and 15 were originally
listed on our PREP calendar as days off. These are now
changed to CLASS DATES - Class will be held on these
dates.
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.
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.
Regina Luminis Academy High School
Our parish recently received notification of the performance
of our high school student in the 2nd quarter of this school
year. We are particularly proud of those who demonstrated
academic excellence.
The following student received high academic honors:
Autumn Phillips ‘17
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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Oh My! This is really cool! Do you know what your mom’s favorite meal is? Favorite TV show?
Husbands – what is your wife’s favorite color? How well do you know your family? With the WMOF
coming in September, the planners have put together a wonderful book – Love is our Mission: The
Family Fully Alive. There are 10 family themes laid out, all of which will be covered at the World Meeting. So please come to our Friday 7 p.m. Stations of the Cross during Lent (bulletin has dates) and
bring a soup (no meat) or salad to share afterwards. Our first theme (February 20th) from the Love is
our Mission book is entitled, “Creating the Future,” and we will jump high, deep, and wide into some
fun brainstorming about FAMILY. For instance, have you ever considered the fact that your family
represents a “domestic church?” What does this mean?
Look forward to seeing you there – come one, come all.
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Outreach 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 610-913-8618. And please
visit us at the Parish Stewardship Spotlight on ‘Witness” in February!
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.
Please join us for a discussion on tithing with Fr. Chris
Rodgers and a local married
couple who will explain its origins and application in the Church today. Talk will
take place at 7:30 p.m. at SS Peter and Paul
Church in West Chester on Wednesday, February
11. 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]
Welcome Commission
Silver Lining Seniors
Invites you!
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.
Guess what time it is? Time for our Annual
Parish Mardi Gras, which will be held this year
on Tuesday night, February 17, in the narthex
of the church, immediately following the close
of our 40 Hours Devotion. All are welcome to
participate in this evening of
Food, Fun, and Fellowship. We need volunteers to
provide “goodies” - finger foods requiring no utensils please—on disposable dishes. Also needed is
help setting up and cleaning up. To volunteer,
please email [email protected] Hope to see
you there!
February is bring a friend month!
Bereavement Support Group
Please invite a friend or neighbor &
join us for fun, fellowship, and prizes!
Next Tuesday, February 10 at 1 p.m.
(Monthly meeting)
St. Peter Catholic Church
Meeting Rooms C & D
St. Peter Parish will offer a spring session of the Bereavement Support Group beginning March 11. The group meets for six sessions
on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Meeting Rooms
A & B. The Support Group is a peer ministry that offers information
about the grief process while providing an opportunity for people to
share their thoughts and feelings in a supportive and confidential
environment. If you know someone for whom this may be helpful,
give them some encouragement to attend – even offer to go with
them. If you have any questions or would like to register for this
program, please contact Stephanie Lucas Basile at 484-356-8378 or
[email protected]
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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.
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.
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.
FOCUS Reach/philly Prayer Breakfast! Join Archbishop Charles Chaput, Jeff Cavins, Sarah Christmyer, and other Catholics from the Philadelphia
Community for REACH/philly, a New Evangelization Prayer Breakfast. Gather in prayer and fellowship, encounter Jesus Christ in the Eucharist, hear
the words of inspirational speakers, and learn how
you can live out the evangelical mission of the
Church. Held at Drexelbrooke on Thursday, February 19, from 6:30 - 8:30 a.m. by FOCUS, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students. For more information and to register, please visit www.focus.org/
reach. (Register as a student for a $20 discount.)
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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.
The Witness Commission of St. Peter Church
includes those organizations which enrich each
person’s individual and the community’s collective relationship with God. Through their Catholic Christian identity, their service and solidarity,
and their witness to the Gospel, the ministries
of the Witness Commission proclaim Jesus
Christ.
On the weekend of February 21 & 22,St. Peter
will host the Witness Commission Stewardship Spotlight Weekend. Plan now to stay
for this event after Masses, to thank the many
volunteers and share some hospitality!
The Cure4Cam Childhood Cancer Foundation would like to thank the St. Peter “ROCK”
Youth Group for being inspired to make
fleece blankets (“Great Big Hugs”) for kids
with cancer! Awesome Job!!
Invitation to All Parishioners with Family
Members on Active Duty in the Military
Additional forms in the literature rack in narthex.
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
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Tents
and
Events
by 82 Rents
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Embroidery • Screen Printing • Laser Engraving
610-384-0318
Trophies • Promotional Items • Signs
342 E. Chestnut St., Coatesville, PA 19320
Digital Printing • Banners
M. Joye Wentz, Funeral Director
In The Thorndale Acme Shopping Center
Kirstin Wentz McElroy, Funeral Director
3529 Lincoln Hwy., Thorndale, PA
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Offers
Personal Care • Adult Day Services
Dedicated Short Term Rehab Neighborhood
ANTHONY J. MASCHERINO, cpa
(610) 525-0173
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1200 Tel Hai Circle, Honey Brook, PA 19344
610.273.9333 x2446
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Accounting & Taxes • Business & Personal
Licensed & Insured
PA Lic. #006806
341 East Lancaster Ave. Downingtown, PA
610-269-6833
(Formerly Ruffin’s)
43 North Bailey Rd.
Thorndale, PA
RIGHTWAY
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Independent Living • Personal Care
Month to Month Rentals, No Buy-In
3180 Horseshoe Pike
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Phone: 610-273-9301
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The Catholic Foundation
of Greater Philadelphia
is your single source
for charitable giving
by supporting what
you care about most.
Math Tutoring
Experienced in PRAXIS Papa SAT ACT
all areas of Math, Pre-Algebra through Pre-Calculus
Reasonable rates, call Nancy 610-715-1566
Wedding Invitations
&
Holiday Cards
Gasoline . Heating Oils . Diesel Fuels
Family Owned & Operated Since 1976
610.363.7225
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OF CHARITY
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Larry Beaver, LUTCF
Agency Owner
24-Hour Customer Service
Lots Available - Free Literature
Tel Hai Retirement Community
Tables • Chairs
Tents & More
610-321-0282
Exton, PA
West Brandywine Twp.
conveniently from your home or office.
Allstate Insurance Company
3498 Lincoln Hwy. • Thorndale, PA 19372
610-384-5300 • [email protected]
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Auto, Home, Life, Retirement
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All Major Credit Cards Accepted
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& MOLD REMEDIATION SINCE 1984
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3900 City Avenue, Suite 107 • Philadelphia, PA 19131
Birthright
International
112 S. High Street West Chester, PA 19382
“It is the right of every pregnant
woman to give birth, and the right
of every child to be born.”
Birthright Charter
529 E. Lincoln Highway Coatesville, PA 19320
610-436-0773
610-384-3020
Free & Confidential Pregnancy Services
800-550-4900 (24 hour hotline) • www.Birthright.org
146 - St. Peter, Honey Brook, PA (I) FX
John Patrick Publishing Company - 1-800-333-3166 • www.jppc.net
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
Esther Grandizio-Sward, RPh
Traditional Funeral
Cremation
Pre-Planning Service
Largest On-Site Parking
Potted Plants • Bedding Plants
POINSETTIAS
(across from church)
610-384-6536
610-273-3900
Open 7 Days
FREE Delivery
Heating Oil - Propane
Furnaces-Boilers
Air Conditioners
Sales / Service / Installation
“Our Roots are here,
COMMUNION DRESSES AND SUITS
others only have Branches”
RELIGIOUS GIFTS AND BOOKS
592 Schuylkill Rd. - Rt. 724, Phoenixville
Call today for a price quote
610-917-9470
SHARE MY CLOSET
of Downingtown
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
www.sharemyclosetpa.com
Fax 484-237-3118 • [email protected]
(610) 269-1046
FAX (610) 269-7416
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
F.H. SWISHER PLUMBING & HEATING CO.
RESERVATIONS:
610-273-0207
HONEYBROOK
G O L F
C L U B
THE PUB AT THE CLUB
GOULDS WATER SYSTEMS
BATH REMODELING
Joel F. Swisher • Jeffrey F. Swisher
RENNY S. SARDELLA, O.D.
1810 E. Lincoln Hwy. • Coatesville, PA 19320
277-279 • Norwood Rd., Downingtown, PA 19335
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
(610) 466-9909 • www.drsardella.com
Tom Foley
877-285-5495
Make Appointments Online
http://www.calncomputer.com
Caln
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
First Time Clients 20% OFF
John Wm. Lauer, CLTC®, FIC
Financial Associate
Office: 610-286-5986
Cell: 610-213-4596
3821 Main Street
Morgantown, PA 19543
ConnecƟng faith & finances for good™
Licensed agent/producer of Thrivent Financial, marke ng name for Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Appleton, WI. Registered
representa ve of Thrivent Investment Management Inc., Minneapolis, MN. Member FINRA and SIPC. Thrivent.com/disclosures.
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Wet Basement? Call today
484-410-4110
BASEMENT WATERPROOFING, MOLD REMOVAL,
REMOVAL, FOUNDATION REPAIR
FUNERAL HOME LTD.
“A Life Celebration Home”
Personalized Funeral and
Cremation Services
Jonathan P. Fedora
Funeral Director-Supervisor
107 West Lancaster Avenue,
Downingtown, PA 19335
610-269-3041
AUTO, HOME, LIFE
Like a Good Neighbor
Joe Feeney, Agent
& BUSINESS INSURANCE
Call for a Free Estimate
610-889-9300
Parishioner
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Stephen & Barbara Swarcheck
Realtor®
610-942-4170 (0)
Parishioners
Buyer Agency Specialist
Save Hundreds of Dollars!
[email protected]
Web Page members.aol.com/bswarcheck
146 - St. Peter, Honey Brook, PA (back) FX
STATE FARM
When you need more than
just a guy with a chainsaw.
Michael Martorana ISA Certified Arborist
Longwood Gardens Cert. of Merit
Diagnosis Treatment Pruning Removal
610.269.TREE (8733)
Lic.#PA022068
Providing Insurance
& Financial Services
610-459-4403
parishioner
Sunday Brunch
10:30am to 3pm
Dinner
Tuesday through Sunday
4:30pm to 9pm
Holiday Gatherings, Weddings
and Funeral Luncheons
610-273-2444
www.WaynebrookInn.com
APA Tax Accountants, Inc.
Albert P. Abdala, III
1224 West Lincoln Highway
Coatesville, PA 19320
610-384-6425 • Fax: 610-380-1753 • www.apatax.com
Personal • Business • Estates • Corporations • ITIN’s • LLC • Partnerships
***Specializing in Tax Issues Offer & Compromise (OIC) ***
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