News Blast & Bulletin 10/01/2023

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (also Respect Life Sunday)


Your bulletin:

Here are the highlights:

  • The email blast is back after a restful vacation! I apologize for the unannounced interruption.
  • CHIU SILENT AUCTION ends this Saturday, September 30th at 2pm. Please don’t miss this opportunity to help a worthy cause and get great stuff. The link for the auction is There are so many items to bid on, take a look!
  • BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS: Saturday, September 30th at 11:00am and Sunday, October 1st after the 11:00am Mass, both in the front circle.
  • Second Collection this weekend is for Debt Reduction.
  • Sts. Peter and Paul is seeking a part-time Director of Music as Sid gets ready to retire. See page 8 of today’s bulletin to find out more.
  • Coming to St. Francis Hall: The MIKADO, an operetta by Gilbert & Sullivan; Friday, October 6 at 6:30pm. Save the date! Admission is free and refreshments are available during intermission.
  • There will be a special collection next weekend for the Learn to Lead Campaign on October 7th & 8th, developed by the diocese this year to help bring Catholic education to the children of Charlottesville and surrounding areas throughout the diocese. There will be envelopes available that weekend if you choose to participate.
  • Rosary Procession and Mass: next Saturday, October 7th at 10:00am, starting in front of Our Lady of Guadalupe (see p. 9)
  • You’re invited: to a World Youth Day presentation on Sunday, October 8th, in the Commons, after Mass. The pilgrims want to THANK YOU for helping them get there and share their experience with you through a slide show of photos they took.
  • Alert – the entrance to the parking lot will be blocked off beginning Monday, October 9th for repair work. This work is expected to take several days so there will be NO daily Masses from W – F. If you have business at the church, please use the Cemetery entrance for access. The office will be open. Sorry for the inconvenience but it will be worth it in the end.
  • Coming to St. Francis Hall: “The Letter: A Message for Our Earth”, an inspiring film about Pope Francis’ call to all of us to care for God’s creation. Two showings: Tuesday, October 17th at 7:00pm and Wednesday, October 18th at 10:00am. See p. 5.
  • Men’s Cursillo weekend – Thursday, October 26 (7:00pm) through Sunday, October 29 (5:00pm) at Camp Overlook near Harrisonburg. Application deadline is Oct. 12. See page 3 for details.

St. Joseph’s News:

  • An Art Contest for the Ages: Children of all ages are invited to submit works of art depicting an historical event(s) surrounding St. Joseph parish – from the everyday to the significant. All art work should be submitted to your Religious Ed teacher by October 8th; Judging and awards will be announced October 15th. Questions? Julie Kulick at [email protected]/540.308.5154. Visit our website ( and click on the 140 anniversary link for a more extensive listing of scheduled events.
  • There will be a special collection next weekend for the Learn to Lead Campaign on October 7th & 8th, developed by the diocese this year to help bring Catholic education to the children of Charlottesville and surrounding areas throughout the diocese. There will be envelopes available that weekend if you choose to participate.

Blessings for a beautiful weekend!
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
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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.

Daily Readings

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Church Calendar

October 2023

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • Respect Life Sunday
  • CCD - Parish Hall/Church
  • Sunday Mass
  • K of C Meeting - E/F -
  • Yoga - F
  • Choir rehearsal
  • Troop Committee - 122
  • Parish Council Annual Meeting w/ Ministry Heads-E
  • Mass
  • Adoration - Church
  • Benediction - Church
  • Opera Night
  • Rosary Procession/Mass - 10am
  • Confessions
  • Vigil Mass
  • Bake Sales After Mass
  • CCD - Parish Hall/Church
  • Sunday Mass
  • Bake Sale After Mass
  • Fr. David Away-Convocation
  • Fr. David Away-Convocation
  • Yoga - F
  • Fr. David Away-Convocation
  • Troop 138/1138 - F
  • Fr. David Away-Convocation
  • Crafters - M
  • Music Ministry Mass - 10am
  • Confessions
  • Vigil Mass
  • CCD - Parish Hall/Church
  • Sunday Mass
  • Yoga - F
  • Showing of "The Letter" - F
  • Mass
  • Showing of "The Letter" - F
  • Troop 138/1138 - F
  • Worship Committee - 123
  • Mass
  • Adoration - Church
  • Benediction - Church
  • Youth Group - Room 119
  • Parish Clean-up Day (9am-3pm)
  • Confessions
  • Vigil Mass
  • CCD - Parish Hall/Church
  • Sunday Mass
  • Yoga - F
  • Choir Rehearsal - Church
  • Senior Day - 8am
  • Mass
  • Sr. Coffee Social - Commons
  • Troop 138/1138 - F
  • Mass
  • Adoration - Church
  • Benediction - Church
  • Worship ministries Mass/breakfast - 10am
  • Confessions
  • Vigil Mass
  • CCD - Parish Hall/Church
  • Sunday Mass
  • K of C Officers - E
  • All Saints Day Vigil Mass - 7pm
  • Yoga - F
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