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
Mrs. Annie Fredritz
Mr. Leon Orians
Anointing of the Sick
If you or someone you know would like to receive Communion in the hospital, please notify the parish office with the name of the individual as well as the room number. The hospital will not give us this information. If possible please ask for Anointing of the Sick the weekend before a scheduled surgery. If you have someone at home who is unable to come to church, please call the parish office and ask specifically for the Sacrament of the Sick, Holy Eucharist, or Reconciliation. We have Communion Ministers who bring Communion to the homebound weekly. We rely on you to inform the parish office when there is a sickness that keeps you home. So we can minister to your spiritual needs
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refers to a process much like online bill pay, whereby donors opt to have their financial contributions to the church withdrawn directly from their credit, debit, checking, or savings account in lieu of bringing cash or paper checks each Sunday.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!
VOICE OF HOPE
BABY BOTTLE CAMPAIGN
We will soon be participating in the Baby Bottle Campaign, helping to raise funds for Voice of Hope. We will start the campaign Father’s Day weekend and will continue throughout the summer. Simply take a bottle home, fill it with cash, coin, or check and return it to the church at the end of the month. There is also an online option to fill a virtual “bottle”. The link can be found on Voice of Hope’s website at www.betheldonors.org
Now, we can keep you informed in real time. If you would like to receive periodic messages from Transfiguration of the Lord or St. Peter School (or both) just follow the link below to sign up. Once you complete your profile and select "Text" or "Email" you are in the loop. It's great for last minute schedule changes (which will be targeted to effected parties) or news to share about the parish and school or perhaps an inspiring video message. We are excited to have you better engaged and to share opportunities for involvement.
Thanks for all you do.
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.
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.
Mr. Patrick Hanna
Safe Environment Compliance Officer