News Blast & Bulletin 04/21/2024

4th Sunday of Easter


Your bulletin:

Here are the highlights:

  • With a heavy heart I announce the passing of Claire van Nierop this week. Please pray for the repose of her soul and keep her loved ones in your prayers. A funeral Mass will be offered on Wednesday, May 8th
  • The Spring Craft Fair and Bake Sale is in the past but brought in over $2700 for the church. Thank you to everyone who donated goodies and to those who worked the Fair. Your efforts for this event are truly appreciated!
  • The next Youth Group meetings are:
    • April 19th – K-5th (6-7:30p)
    • April 20th – MS/HS (3:30-5p)
  • Youth Mass: Sunday, April 21st at 11a.
  • First Reconciliation for both SPP an SJ students is on Saturday, April 27th at 10am at Sts. Peter and Paul.
  • First Holy Communion for SPP is on Saturday, May 4th at Noon.
  • The Chapel remains closed as we wait for repair estimates from 2 companies. You are welcome to adore in the church, where the Blessed Sacrament is present.
  • Spring Into Wellness at our Health and Wellness Fair on Wednesday, April 24th from 11-2 in the Parish Hall. Multiple health care vendors will be on site, free blood pressure checks, hearing screenings and long-term care insurance consultants will be there, among others.
  • Walk for Life in Charlottesville takes place on Saturday, April 27th. More info on p. 6.
  • Parish Mission: save the dates: May 16 – 18, 2024. Fr. Jay Biber is our guest speaker.
  • CHIU Golf Tournament at Spring Creek information can be found on page 9.
  • Save the Date: for our Parish Trip to France 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 is open before/after Mass on Saturdays and after Mass on Sundays. There are great gifts for the upcoming 1st Reconciliation and 1st Communion and Mother’s Day. You can contact the store via email at [email protected].
  • If you have misplaced any items in the church, come see Karen in the office; it’s where lost things go.
  • 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:

  • First Reconciliation is on Saturday, April 27th at 10a at SPP.
  • First Communion is on Sunday, May 12th at 9a at SJ.
  • There is a correction to note:
    • Kelly Chambers is performing at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Columbia this Sunday, April 21st at 3pm, not on the 24th. I apologize for the error.

“Father, thank You for the gift of community! Open our hearts to love and spend time with others today.

Blessings always!
Karen Davidson

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