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 (, cover letter and resume to the Pastor ([email protected]).

News Blast & Bulletin 12/03/2023

1st Sunday of Advent


Your bulletin:

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!
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 Link: YouTube 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.

Daily Readings

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Church Calendar

December 2023

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • Mass
  • Adoration - Church
  • Benediction - Church
  • 1st Saturday Mass & Rosary
  • Confessions
  • Vigil Mass
  • Bake Sales After Mass
  • CCD/RCIA - Parish Hall/Church
  • Sunday Mass
  • Bake Sale After Mass
  • K of C Meeting - E/F -
  • Yoga - F
  • Mass during Advent
  • Choir Rehearsal - Church
  • Troop Committee - 122
  • Parish Council -E
  • Vigil of Immaculate Conception - 7pm
  • Mass
  • Noon Mass - Immaculate Conception of Mary
  • Kid's Night Out
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass -
  • Confessions
  • Vigil Mass
  • Scout Lock-in
  • Scout Lock-in
  • CCD/RCIA - Parish Hall/Church
  • Sunday Mass
  • Yoga - F
  • Mass during Advent
  • Mass
  • Troop 138/1138 - F
  • Worship Committee - 123
  • Mass
  • Adoration - Church
  • Benediction - Church
  • 2pm - Christmas Carols Sing-a-long
  • CCD/RCIA - Parish Hall/Church
  • Sunday Mass
  • Yoga - F
  • Mass during Advent
  • Mass
  • Youth Group - Room 119
  • Troop 138/1138 - F
  • Finance Committee -123
  • Mass
  • Adoration - Church
  • Benediction - Church
  • Sunday Mass
  • Christmas Mass
  • Christmas Mass
  • Father - Uganda
  • Yoga - F
  • Choir Rehearsal - Church
  • Father - Uganda
  • Mass
  • Troop 138/1138 - F
  • Father - Uganda
  • Mass
  • Adoration - Church
  • Benediction - Church
  • Father - Uganda
  • Confessions
  • Vigil Mass
  • Father - Uganda
  • Vigil 7pm - Mary, MOG Mass
  • CCD/RCIA - Parish Hall/Church
  • Sunday Mass
  • New Years Eve Party
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