Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church is Seeking a Music Director

The part-time Director of Music (DM) is responsible for planning and facilitating music at parish liturgical celebrations. This includes, but is not limited to weekend liturgies, funerals, weddings, Feast Days and prayer services. The DM works closely with the Parish Staff, especially the Pastor, in coordinating music for these celebrations, and provides training for musicians (i.e. Cantors and Pianists) in and outside of the parish.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Knowledge of the Catholic Mass and liturgical documents: Sacrosanctum Concilium (Constitution of the Sacred Liturgy), The Roman Missal (2011 edition), The General Instruction on the Roman Missal (GIRM), Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship, Music in Catholic Worship. Ability to express ideas clearly both in written and oral communication. Project a friendly spiritual atmosphere to parishioners. Organize tasks to facilitate their timely accomplishment.
Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Interested candidates should submit their diocesan application (https://richmonddiocese.org/office/office-of-human-resources/), cover letter and resume to the Pastor ([email protected]).

News Blast & Bulletin 03/03/2024

3rd Sunday of Lent

Greetings!

Your bulletin: https://saintspeterpaulpalmyra.org/march-3rd-2024/

Here are the highlights:

  • Sts. Peter and Paul is seeking a part-time Director of Music. See page 8 of today’s bulletin to find out more.
  • The Lent Penance Service for both churches is Tuesday, March 12th at 7pm. Several priest will be available to hear confessions.
  • Those preparing to receive the sacrament of Confirmation will have a mandatory retreat on Saturday, March 16th, beginning at 10am in the Hall at Sts. Peter and Paul. Several activities are planned for the day, including Adoration and confessions and will conclude after the 5pm Mass. Please contact Chris Nealy at [email protected] with any questions.
  • 40 Days for Life vigils are on Wednesdays during Lent. The last vigil is March 20. See pg. 9 for more info on how you can join in.
  • Lenten Lunches continue on Fridays during Lent after Stations of the Cross at NOON. Sandwich makers and soup makers are greatly needed for each of the remaining weeks. If you have never done this before, please reach out to Pat Amato (434.806.8967) with questions. Please sign up on the kitchen door in the Commons with what you are able to bring. Thank you!
  • Fish Fry-days are in full swing. Drive-thru and dine-in options are available again. Drive-thru is from 4:30-6:30p and is $13 (no drink or choice of dessert); dine-in is from 5:30p -7:00p and is $15 (with drink and dessert). Gluten Free is available upon request. Thank you for all of the delicious desserts. Please keep them coming.
  • The next Youth Group dates are March 14th & 15th at 6pm.
  • Save the Date: for our Parish Trip to kick off our yearlong celebration of our 40th anniversary
    • April 24 till May 4, 2025
    • Additional details can be found on the Parish Council board in the Commons

  • Sts. Peter and Paul Religious Store has new hours. It is open before/after Mass on Saturdays and after Mass on Sundays. There are great gifts for the upcoming Confirmation and 1st Communion season. You can contact the store via email at [email protected].
  • If you have recently changed your email address or phone number, please send a note to the office so we can update the system and make sure you don’t miss out on any information we have to share with you.

St. Joseph’s News:

  • Fridays during Lent, let’s gather for a potluck soup dinner at 5:30p, followed by parishioner led Stations of the Cross at 6:30p.
  • Those preparing to receive the sacrament of Confirmation will have a mandatory retreat on Saturday, March 16th, beginning at 10am in the Hall at Sts. Peter and Paul. Several activities are planned for the day, including Adoration and confessions and will conclude after the 5pm Mass. Please contact Chris Nealy at [email protected] with any questions.
  • For the final event Bishop Knestout will celebrate Mass with us on Sunday, March 17th at 11:00am to bring our year-long celebration to a close. Invitations will be sent out; please RSVP by March 3rd. We will also have a potluck lunch that day so please look for the sign-up sheet soon.

“Good and generous Father, help us to tend the vineyard of our soul with grateful care, so that the gifts you have given us may be fulfilled in eternal life.”

Blessings always!
Karen Davidson

Welcome To Our Church

Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, made up of Fluvanna County and neighboring communities, aware of our rich Roman Catholic tradition and our own particular parish needs, we dedicate ourselves to praising God through liturgy and prayer. In the spirit of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, the great Apostles and missionaries, we commit ourselves through Education and Social Service ministries, to building a Christian Community in which the Gospel of Jesus Christ might be exemplified and fulfilled.

Whether you are a visitor or new to our parish, interested in becoming Catholic, seeking to return to the practice of your faith, or an active member of our parish, we are pleased that you have come to our website and we will do all that we can to assist you.

Mass Schedule

Saturday: 5:00pm – SPP
Sunday: 9:00am – St. Joseph’s; 11:00am – SPP
Live Stream Archive: Mass Archive
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For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:38-39
The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22-23
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends.
John 15:13
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.
Ephesians 3:20
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, or the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.
Deuteronomy 31:6
The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Psalm 27:1
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
John 4:18
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
Romans 8:31
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 15:13
Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the LORD!
Psalm 31:24
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10
But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
Isaiah 40:31
Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.'
Mark 10:27
Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
1 Peter 5:7
But Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.'
Matthew 19:26
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Philippians 4:13
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the LORD, knowing that in the LORD your labor is not in vain.
1 Corinthians 15:58
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Proverbs 3:3-6
Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.
1 Corinthians 16:13-14
Our faith can move mountains.
Matthew 17:20
Give thanks to the LORD for He is good: His love endures forever.
Psalm 107:1
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Jeremiah 29:11
Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.
Psalm 34:8
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Romans 8:28
"Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me."
John 14:1
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
Joshua 1:9
In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe.
Psalm 4:8
But when I am afraid, I will put my trust in you.
Psalm 56:3
The Lord will keep you from all harm - he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.
Psalm 121:7-8
Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.
Proverbs 12:25
Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for you are my praise.
Jeremiah 17:14
Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest."
Matthew 11:28
"Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me."
John 14:1
“I am leaving you with a gift - peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid."
John 14:27
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
John 16:33
And he did rescue us from mortal danger, and he will rescue us again. We have placed our confidence in him, and he will continue to rescue us.
2 Corinthians 1:10
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love.
1 Corinthians 16:13-14
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7
Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
Hebrews 4:16
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
2 Timothy 1:7
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.
1 John 5:14
The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.
Psalm 118:14
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Psalm 23:4
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Psalm 46:1
He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.
Isaiah 40:29
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
Psalm 73:26
Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.
Psalm 55:22
You are my hiding place and my shield;I hope in your word. Depart from me, you evildoers, that I may keep the commandments of my God.
Psalm 119:114-115
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.
Isaiah 43:2

A Message From Father David

Let me take this golden opportunity to welcome you to Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church website. Our Parish which is located on route 53, in Palmyra, Fluvanna County; serves the communities of Lake Monticello, Scottsville, Palmyra, and Columbia. Sts. Peter and Paul is a growing parish whose members strive to be faithful to the mission of Christ through its liturgical, educational and social service ministries. The parish has programs in education and pastoral ministry for children, youth and now adults, as well as a vibrant social ministry outreach program. There is a lot of information on this website that will assist you to know what is going on in this parish. I want to encourage visitors to consider joining us because every new parishioner adds richness to our faith community which allows us to more fully reflect the Body of Christ in today’s society.

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Church Calendar

March 2024

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • Mass
  • Adoration - Church
  • Lenten Lunches
  • K of C Fish Fry
  • Benediction - Church
2
  • K of C State Quarterly Meeting - F/123
  • 1st Saturday Mass & Rosary
  • Confessions
  • Vigil Mass
  • Bake Sales After Mass
3
  • CCD/RCIA - Parish Hall/Church
  • Sunday Mass
  • Bake Sale After Mass
4
  • K of C Meeting - E/F -
5
  • Yoga - F
  • Mass/Confession
  • Troop Committee - 122
  • Parish Council -123
6
7
8
  • Mass
  • Adoration - Church
  • Lenten Lunches
  • K of C Fish Fry
  • Benediction - Church
9
  • NAACP Banquet - E/F
  • Confessions
  • Vigil Mass
10
  • CCD/RCIA - Parish Hall/Church
  • Sunday Mass
11
12
  • Yoga - F
  • Mass/Confession
  • Lent Penance Service
13
14
15
  • Mass
  • Adoration - Church
  • Lenten Lunches
  • K of C Fish Fry
  • Benediction - Church
  • K - 5 Youth Group Rm 119
16
  • Confirmation Retreat
  • Confessions
  • Vigil Mass
17
  • CCD/RCIA - Parish Hall/Church
  • Sunday Mass
18
19
  • Yoga - F
  • Mass/Confession
20
  • Mass
  • MS/HS Youth Group - Room 119
  • Troop 138/1138 - F
21
22
  • Mass
  • Adoration - Church
  • Lenten Lunches
  • K of C Fish Fry
  • Benediction - Church
23
  • K of C Biennual 4th Degree Meeting E/F
  • Confessions
  • Vigil Mass
24
  • CCD/RCIA - Parish Hall/Church
  • Sunday Mass
25
  • K of C Officers - E
26
  • Yoga - F
  • Mass/Confession
27
  • Mass
  • Sr. Coffee Social - Commons
  • Troop 138/1138 - F
  • Worship Committee - 123
28
  • Holy Thursday Liturgy - 7pm
  • No Events during this time
  • Mass
29
  • No Events during this time
  • Good Friday - 7pm
  • Mass
  • Adoration - Church
  • Benediction - Church
30
  • No Events during this time
  • Easter Vigil - 8pm
  • Confessions
  • Vigil Mass
31
  • No Events during this time
  • CCD/RCIA - Parish Hall/Church
  • Sunday Mass
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