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.
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 12/03/2023
1st Sunday of Advent
Your bulletin: https://saintspeterpaulpalmyra.org/december-3rd-2023/
Here are the highlights:
- Can you believe December is here?!?! And we start a brand new liturgical year. Help is needed to switch out the old hymnals with the new. Please join us at noon tomorrow (12/2) in the Commons if you are able to help with this task.
- Sts. Peter and Paul is seeking a part-time Director of Music. See page 8 of today’s bulletin to find out more.
- Masses for Immaculate Conception are:
|vigil – 12/7||7:00pm||Sts. Peter & Paul|
|day of – 12/8||12:00pm noon||Sts. Peter & Paul|
|This is a holy day of obligation|
- The Angel Tree is up! It brings me great joy to say that all the tags have been claimed! The reason for the season is alive in this parish! Please return gifts by Sunday, December 10th, wrapped, with tag attached. Angels come to us from Social Services.
- Girl Child Mission tags are gone as well! Purchasing any of these items will help very young mothers in Uganda provide care for their babies (see pg. 4 for more information on how you can help). Return these items unwrapped to the baskets beside the tree by Dec. 10th.
- Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Store has opened and can be found in the former LOUNGE. Stop by before or after Mass on the weekends. You can contact the store via email at [email protected].
- Save the date:
|Lessons & Carols|
|December 17th, 2023|
|2:00PM, Parish Hall|
- If you would like to “loan” your nativity for the Nativity Exhibit during Lessons and Carols, please contact the office at 434.589.5201. So far, we’ll have about 5-6 on display, but would like to have more.
- The next Kid’s Night Out event is on Friday, *December 8th, from 6-8pm, for kids in grades K-5, in the Youth Group room in the Hall. Bring a non-perishable food item to donate and watch the movie “The Star”, in preparation for Christmas. A meal will be provided. *This is a corrected date.
- Sts. Peter and Paul will have Christmas Dinner on Christmas Day at 1:00pm, for those who would otherwise be alone. Donations are being collected to help fund this feast. We also ask that if you are plan to attend, to please bring a side dish or dessert to share. There is a sign-up sheet on the kitchen door in the Commons.
- There are a limited number of “100 Club” memberships available. See page 9 in today’s bulletin for more information about how it works.
- 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.
- Due to low viewership and equipment issues we will no longer be live-streaming the Mass.
St. Joseph’s News:
- 140th Anniversary continues: Join us next Saturday, December 9th starting at 4:30pm to pray the Rosary, followed by Mass at 5:00pm, then a feast to celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe!
- Mass for the Immaculate Conception is on Friday, Dec. 8th at 9am.
“Heavenly Father, you have promised that those who watch for your Son will not be disappointed. Strengthen our courage and enflame our hearts to desire more and more his final coming.” Amen.
Blessings for a beautiful weekend!
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.
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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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