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
NOTE: Wednesday Mass will return to 8:45 AM starting August 28, 2019 with the school children.
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.
Annual Catholic Appeal
Our parish has currently pledged $15,610 out of the $25,000 goal set by the Toledo Diocese. We have reached 62% of our goal with the help of 141 contributors.
Through the Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) our Diocese helps people to follow Jesus through numerous good works such as the education and forma on of our seminarians and deacons, increasing discipleship and evangelization, supporting Catholic education, and providing outreach services through Catholic Chari es. Together, these efforts make a difference for many of the faithful in our 19-county Diocese. Currently the Diocese ACA is at 82% of the goal. Please help us once again to exceed our goal this year. I am grateful to Faithful Stewards, like you, who have supported ACA in the past and ask you to please make a prayerful gift once again.
Thank you kindly for your consideration. Envelopes can be found in the back of Church/Chapel. .
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!
For The Love Of Pete Raffle
Early Bird Winners!
The Harbour Grandchildren
(c/o Rich and Mary Alice Harbour)
Kip and Chris Johnson
The early bird winners won
an additional raffle ticket.
We now have 200 tickets entered.
The first of nine monthly drawings ($1,000, $500, $250) will be held on September 11, with the Grand Prize drawing being held at next year’s festival. One $200 ticket enters 10 drawings-that is $20 per drawing!!
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..
The new school year has started and we are excited for the many new and familiar faces that we see walking through the doors at St. Peter School. On behalf of the staff of St. Peter School I would like to again extend a warm thank you for all of your continued prayers and support of our mission to provide a quality education based on academic excellence and a strong Catholic faith.
In the vein of continued support, we are still looking for volunteer help in several areas of our school day. Helpers are greatly appreciated in areas such as recess, lunch, and the parent team so if you are interested in helping in any capacity, please contact the school. While we are proud of the staff that we have assembled here at St. Peter School, we know how important volunteers are to our success and sustainment, so if you can provide any help at all we would greatly appreciate it.
Thanks again and may God continue to bless our parish and our school.
Mr. Blake England
Letters and forms have been sent to the parents of our RE students. If you did not receive a mailing please call the parish office and we will send one to you. (Sometimes we miss the kindergarten students.) Our RE year will begin on Wednesday, September 18th and the times will be the same as last year: Kirby from 7-8 pm and Upper from 6:30-7:30 pm. Our Religious Education program seeks to assist parents in nurturing the faith in the hearts and minds of their children. Our goal is to encourage and support the child’s relationship with Jesus Christ and their membership within the Catholic Church. Please join us in supporting our students and their families.
Letters and forms have been sent to the parents of our Confirmation students this past week. If you did not receive a mailing please call the parish office and we will send one to you. The first day of class will be Wednesday, September 18th at 6:30pm. On the first night of class there will be a meeting with the parents prior to the start of class. All classes will meet at St. Peter School unless otherwise indicated on the schedule. This will be an exciting year as Bishop Daniel Thomas will celebrate the Rite of Confirmation at Our Lady of Consolation Parish and it will include OLC and Transfiguration of the Lord Confirmation students. This will occur within the Mass on April 30, 2020 at 7:00pm. Each parish will hold their own Confirmation classes but we will combine the 3 workshops and the retreat with the OLC students. We hope this will be a spiritually enriching experience for the students. Please keep them in your prayers.
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.
$191,240.37 has been donated.
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. Please go to https://smile.amazon.com/gp/chpf/about/ref=smi_ge_ul_lm_raas for more details on the program.
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
• Sept.8, 2019 during 10:30AM Mass (Upper)
• 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.
We welcome our newest little Christians, Daniel Jason Thiel and Lucas Mathew Thiel, sons of Dustin and Arielle Thiel and Remi Sue Brinson, daughter of Jordan Brinson and Kayla Pierson, who were baptized by Fr. Conrad Sutter on August 11, 2019.
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.