Pastor: Fr. Conrad Sutter OFM Conv.
Deacon Kevin Wintersteller
Religious Education Facilitator:
Mrs. Karen Walter
Miss Katie Charocopos
Mr. Blake England
Liturgical Music Coordinator:
Mr. Alan Lortz
Mrs. Ilene Zender
Ms. Darlene Weaver
Mr. Leon Orians
Communion service, Upper
7:00 pm St. Mary Chapel, Kirby
8:45 pm Transfiguration Church, Upper
11:00 am St. Mary Chapel, Kirby
11:00 am Transfiguration Church, Upper
4:30 pm Transfiguration Church, Upper
8:30 am St. Mary Chapel, Kirby
10:30 am Transfiguration Church, Upper
Mass Delays/Cancellations: If school is delayed on a Wednesday, the 8:45 am Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 pm. If school is cancelled, Mass is cancelled. Monday Scripture and Communion Service is canceled when there is no school and on Holidays.
Our prayers go out to all who perished, their families, and untold numbers of people who are injured, displaced from their homes, homeless, or facing future evacuation in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.
As in past disasters, Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo is collecting and forwarding donations dollar for dollar to Catholic Relief Services for use in the Bahamas and sister Catholic Charities agencies in affected areas in the United States. Checks should be made out to Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo, with a Bahamas Recovery or United States Recovery notation and sent to Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo, 1933 Spielbusch Ave., Toledo, OH 43604
The Diocese of Toledo has been found to be in compliance with the articles of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.
The compliance letter followed upon the submission of documents and statistics related to maintaining a safe environment for our children and youth for the period July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. The Diocese of Toledo is audited by an independent agency each year to ensure compliance with the Charter.
The Diocese of Toledo remains committed to ensuring the protection of children and providing a safe environment for all young people. If you have any knowledge of abuse that has been committed by a cleric, or any employee or volunteer of the Catholic Church, please report the abuse to your local police department, Child Protection Services, and Mr. Frank DiLallo, Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator. Mr. DiLallo can be reached at (419) 214-4880 or by mail at 1933 Spielbusch Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43604.
PRAY FOR OUR MILITARY PERSONNEL ON ACTIVE DUTY:
May the Lord Jesus watch over all those who guard, and protect the peace, especially:
Alex Brodman Hunter Rhoden
Marcus Brodman Caleb Siegel
Adam Denman Cody Siegel
Sean C. Easton Kevin Siegel
Blake Frey Zac Siegel
Noah Frey Kevin Smalley
Zachary Frey Herbert Wattenbarger
Thank you for your service.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS MEMORIAL GARDEN A memorial garden is continuing to be constructed by the Knights of Columbus between the rectory and the church. Orders are still being taken for memorial bricks in honor of a loved one. There are two sizes of bricks available: 4” X 8” or 8” X 8”. 3 or 6 lines of texts with 20 characters per line are available depending on the size of brick you purchase. Cost per brick range from $100.00 to $300.00. Please contact Jerry Davidson at 419-306-5918 to place your order.
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
Chapel Funeral Dinners
Funeral Dinners for the Transfiguration of the Lord Parish are held in the St. Peter Gym and St. Mary Center. Marslyn Johnson and Diane Wintersteller organize the dinners for the St. Peter Gym and Rose Boes, LuAnn Boes and Janice Stark organize the dinners for the St. Mary Center. Many volunteers help with both ministries. Contact the Parish office at 419-294-1268 for more information.
FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS
Please bring food donations to the Masses on the THIRD week-end of the month. Thank you for making the effort to help those who are less fortunate. If you forget your donations on the third weekend, simply bring them on any other weekend and put them in the side sacristy in Upper or in the entrance at the Chapel in Kirby. Folks continue to experience hunger all year long, so please keep donating. Thank you!
RCIA- THE RITE of CHRISTIAN
RCIA- THE RITE of CHRISTIAN INITIATION
PROCESS: If you would like to know more
about our faith and the Catholic Church, pleasecontact Deacon Kevin at
419- 294-1268. Sessions will begin in October. This initial phase is not a time of commitment, but rather a time of inquiry.
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.
Sunday, September 22
Youth Sunday 10:30 Upper
Wednesday, September 25
9:30 am Book Study (CR)
6:30 pm Religious Education (K-7) - U
6:30 pm Confirmation Class—U
7:00 pm Religious Education (K-7) - K
7:00 pm Book Study (K)
7:00 pm Choir Practice - Adult/Youth –U
Thursday, September 26
7:00 pm 1st Communion Parent Mtg. (SPS)
Sunday, September 29
10:00 am—3:00 pm St. Peter School Craft Show
11:30 am Youth Formation (CR)
FOR THE LOVE OF PETE
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FIRST
MONTHLY DRAWING WINNERS!
$1,000- Steve Reinschell
$500- Joe Aubry
$250- Charles Nique
THANK YOU TO ALL YOU HAVE PURCHASED A TICKET! You have made a $25,050 for St. Peter School possible!!! The next drawing will be held on October 9! Please purchase your ticket now to enter the 8 remaining monthly drawings, and the Grand Prize drawing in June for $10,000, $5,000, $2,500.
Please consider supporting St. Peter School by entering the For the Love of Pete Raffle! Contact Amy Irwin 419-209-0604 or Amy Hinesman 740-496-1311 for more information.
St. Peter School Craft Fair
Sunday, September 29, 2019, 10:00 am—3:00 pm in the St. Peter Catholic School Gym. Spaces are $30 each, with tables provided. All proceeds go to the St. Peter School. Vendors contact Kristin Stringfellow at email@example.com, phone—740-341-4227 or call the School at
419-294-1395. Tell your friends, family and neighbors.
We hope everyone enjoyed the Wyandot County Fair this year. It was great to see how hard our students have worked outside the classroom with fair projects and showing animals. Great job all around.
● Last Wednesday, we observed a moment of silence to honor the victims of 9/11 at our Patriot Day liturgy service. The staff, students, and a few parishioners gathered around the flagpole at the rectory and received a special message and blessing from Father Conrad.
● Congratulations to our first “For the Love of Pete” winners. Our $1,000 winner was Steve Reinschell; $500 winner was Joe Aubry; $250 winner was Charles Nique. Tickets are still available so contact the school office if you would like to purchase a ticket for next month’s drawing which will take place on October 9th.
● Our St. Peter School Discount Card sale is ongoing. The cards are $10.00 each and are good for one year. Please see a St. Peter School student or staff member to buy one.
● We are continuing to collect Box Tops for Education. Each box top earns ten cents for the school. Ask your friends and neighbors to save them for us. They can be sent to school any me during the year.
● The Scholastic Book Fair will be the week of October 7th. We are looking for anyone who is willing to volunteer to work the book fair. Please let us know if you would be willing to help us out.
● We are nearing the end of our fall MAP testing season. The kids have performed really well and were rock stars throughout the process. We still have Kindergarten and 1st grade to test but I’m positive they will “knock it out of the park”.
● The St. Peter Leadership Academy had their first-class session on Tuesday. Twenty 5th and 6th graders attended. Rep. Riordan McClain will be visiting the school on Sept. 23rd at noon to eat lunch with the kids and speak to the school about leadership and faith. All are welcome to attend this event.
● 6th grade volleyball team will be in ac on this Saturday, Sept. 28th at Tiffin St. Joseph. Good Luck Lady Colts! The staff and students at St. Peter School thank you all again for your continued prayers and support.
We cannot emphasize enough how proud we are of our community and of the family atmosphere we have here at school. May God continue to bless all of you.
Mr. Blake England
The St. Peter Discount Cards are being sold again this year. This is a terrific fundraiser for the school because they are easy to sell and can be used over and over for a year at the participating vendors. Please contact any of the students or the school office if you want to purchase the discount cards.
Purchase price is $10.00 per card
Click HERE to see the participating vendors.
We are off to a good start this year. Last Wednesday was our first night of RE classes and the children’s enthusiasm to learn about God and their Catholic faith is heartwarming. A big thank you to all our volunteer teachers who help make this happen. Please keep us in your prayers as we begin this new year.
FIRST COMMUNION PARENTS: We have a parent meeting scheduled for this Thursday, September 26th at 7pm in St Peter cafeteria. Your attendance is required. This is a very important sacramental year for these students. And we are planning something exciting for them as they prepare for their First Holy Communion. See you Thursday!
SAVE THE DATE: Outdoor Mass at Kirby on October 2nd at 6:30 pm Please join us and bring your lawn chair(s).
Ms. Karen Walter
Religious Education Director
CHAPEL STAINED GLASS WINDOW
Our campaign goal is $200.000.00. As our parish buildings age it will take generous donations from us all to preserve our parish heritage. Please consider donating to this important project.
$191,290.37 has been donated.
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
• Oct.13, 2019 during 8:30AM Mass (Kirby)
• Nov.10, 2019 during 10:30AM Mass (Upper)
• Dec.8, 2019 during 8:30AM Mass (Kirby)
Next Classes will be held on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 11:45 am, in the Community Room in the Community Room.
Deacon Kevin Wintersteller is the Parish contact for the Sacrament of Baptism. Please call him to register for Baptism Class or with any questions you may have 419-294-1268.