Pastor: Fr. Conrad Sutter OFM Conv.
Deacon Kevin Wintersteller
Religious Education Facilitator:
Mrs. Rosanne Goodrich
Mrs. Katie Goodrich
Mr. Blake England
Liturgical Music Coordinator:
Mr. Alan Lortz
Mr. Patrick Hanna
Mr. Leon Orians
We are pleased to announce that our church has partnered with myEoffering in order to provide you with the convenience of online contribution. Online contribution refers to a process much like online bill pay, whereby donors opt to have their financial contributions to the church withdrawn directly from their credit, debit, checking, or savings account in lieu of bringing cash or paper checks each Sunday.
Many people are worried about the security of their financial data, especially with the headlines concerning identity theft. Rest assured that we chose myEoffering in part because of their strict security measures. They have passed all the required tests to be fully compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards. This means that they are using the latest technologies available to protect against would-be data thieves. They have processed electronic donations for many churches in the United States and we feel comfortable in the security their service provides.
myEoffering has designed a secure, web-based platform in which donors may privately and prayerfully make one-time or recurring donations. Prayerful consideration of giving to God first enables you to witness a powerful sense of stewardship. You can customize a completely individual method of giving, based on how and when you receive your income - whether it be bi-weekly, monthly, or semi-monthly. By setting up recurring donations to be automatically debited from your account, it allows the church to better plan budgets and expenditures and provides a more accurate financial forecast. It also enables you to stay on the path of your contribution goals by ensuring that even if you are unable to attend church on a particular Sunday, you needn’t worry about remembering to make that contribution the following week. With more consistent stewardship, our church is able to focus more on the ministry of God.
Signing up is as simple as going to our church website (www.transfigurationofthelordparish.com) and clicking on the “Donate Now” button. You’ll register an account and within minutes you will be giving your first online donation. The steps are outlined below or you can download them
by clicking HERE.
We invite you to try electronic contributions and we hope you find it very convenient. You can use any computer or mobile device to donate electronically. Or, if you don’t have access to a computer but would still like your offerings to be deducted from your account, ask a member of the church administration to set up your offering.
As always, we thank you for your generous sharing of treasures in the spirit and practice of stewardship.
May God Bless You!
We have had several people ask about becoming a parish or school volunteer. And some of you have indicated you do not want to take the Virtus class on-line but would prefer taking a class in person. If we get enough interested people the diocese will conduct the class at our location. The class takes about 2 hours and you need only to bring a pen. If you are interested please call the parish office at 419- 294-1268. The diocese would like at least 20 people in the class and would like to advertise it and get individuals from surrounding parishes to attend as well.
Mrs. Rosanne Goodrich
Safe Environment Compliance Officer
Sunday, January 24
11:30 am Youth Formation - (CR)
Thursday, January 28
6:00 pm Finance Committee Mtg - (CR)
Sunday, January 31
11:00 am K of C-Pork Chop BBQ-Drive Thru
1:00 pm Teaching Mass—Confirmation
RE students - All welcome
January 31-Feb-5 Catholic Schools Week
Tuesday, February 2
7:00 pm Blessing of the Candles - Kirby
Wednesday, February 3
11:00 am Blessing of the Candles - Upper
11:00 am Blessing of the Throats - Upper
Wednesday, February 3
7:00 pm School Advisory - CR
Saturday/ Sunday , February 6/7
After Mass Blessing of the Throats - Upper/Kirby
Wednesday, February 17
8:45 am Ash Wednesday - School students
11:00 am Ash Wednesday - Upper
7:00 pm Ash Wednesday - Kirby
Thursday, February 18
7:00 pm Parish Council - CR
Sunday, February 28
11:30 am Youth Formation - CR
Wednesday, March 3
6:30 pm Reconciliation - Kirby
Wednesday, March 17
6:30 pm Reconciliation - Upper
Sunday, March 21
4:00 - 6:00 pm Reconciliation - Upper
The week of January 31-February 6 is Catholic Schools Week where we celebrate the many elements that make our school unique. In order to jump start our week, the Knights of Columbus will be hosting a pork chop dinner on January 31st starting at 11:00 AM. This will be a drive-thru style event at the St. Peter School parking lot and will continue until the meals are sold out. Tickets are $9.00 and may be purchased at the school office, church office, or at the K of C Hall. Come celebrate Catholic Schools Week with the K of C!
St. Peter School is thrilled to announce a new fundraising opportunity with Lifetouch and Shutterfly, who’ve joined forces to capture, preserve and share your memorable moments. With their help, we’ve created a custom online storefront where you can shop the extensive Shutterfly collection of photo books, gifts, premium stationery, keepsakes, home décor and so much more—and for every purchase made, Shutterfly will donate 8% to our organization.
It’s easy to support us:
1. Visit our Shutterfly Storefront at: stpeterupper.ShutterflyStorefront.com
2. Click through to start your holiday shopping!
3. Purchase thoughtful gifts and keepsakes for friends, family and yourself.
4. That’s it! For every purchase made, 8% of the proceeds will go toward helping our organization.
It’s that easy. Plus, you can even use applicable Shutterfly discount codes to save on your entire order.
CALLING ALL ST. PETER
We need your help. We are compiling a contact list of our alumni in order to keep you all up-to-date on the happenings here at St. Peter School. This is part of our continuing effort to further connect our past with our present so we would greatly appreciate your assistance. Please click on the link below and fill out the contact information and we will be sure to keep you in the loop! Thanks for leaving a great legacy that our future and current generations can look up to.
Click HERE to submit your contact information.
THE WELCOME COMMITTEE is offering a meal to new parents returning home from the hospital with your new-born miracle of life. This is an opportunity for the family not to have to worry about what to prepare for supper. Please call Mary Riedlinger or Joan Kincade if you would like to have a nice dinner with no cooking.
St. Peter’s School is now registered through Amazon Smile. This program is a fundraising program through Amazon.com. Each time a purchase is made through this program, Amazon donates .5% of the purchase price back to the School. Please consider using this each time you purchase an item on Amazon. There is no limit on the usage, and this can be used by anyone who currently has an Amazon account. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/chpf/about/ref=smi_ge_ul_lm_raas will provide more details on the program.
Mass offerings open us to God ́s mercy, an expression of charity to which we provide our specific intentions. The Eucharist is the heart of our faith and each Mass is said for both the living and the dead, uniting our donors closely with the life of the Church. There is no more powerful prayerful petition than having a Mass said for an intention worthy in the eyes of God. As St. John Paul II has written: “In the celebration of the Eucharistic Sacrifice, the Church prays that God, the Father of Mercies, will grant his children the fullness of the Holy Spirit so that they may become one body and one spirit in Christ." Mass Intentions are a way to pray for the loved one. A Mass Stipend of $10 is suggested when requesting a Mass for a loved one. If there is no specific date requested, a Mass Intention can be put in the collection basket with the person’s name and who requested it. For a specific date, call or stop at the Parish office.