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. Thursday and Friday 11:00 am Mass will be celebrated as usual unless there is a level 3 snow emergency. Mass will be cancelled for a level 3 emergency.
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.
The Father Paul Volunteer Bakery
at Our Lady of Consolation will be having its pre-Thanksgiving bake sale Saturday, Nov. 16 and Sunday, Nov. 17. Pumpkin pie and dinner rolls for the holiday table will be featured. Also other pies, bread, coffee cake, cookies, soups and homemade potato chips will be offered. The bakery was started by the late Father Paul Faroh and benefits the Shrine and parish projects. Breads and pies are sold frozen and baking instructions for the pies will be provided. The sale will be held in the cafeteria across from the Basilica from 3:00-7:00 pm on Saturday, Nov. 16, and 8:30 am-12:30 pm Sunday, Nov.17.
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.
Safe Environment Compliance Officer
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.
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.
Wednesday, November 13
9:30 am Book Study (CR)
4:00 pm Cemetery Meeting (CR)
6:30 pm Religious Education—K-7 (U)
6:30 pm Confirmation - (U)
7:00 pm Religious Education - K-7 (K)
7:00 pm Choir Practice (U)
Thursday, November 14
7:00 pm Liturgy Committee Mtg—CR
Saturday, November 16
5:30 pm Soup and Sandwich to follow –SPS
following K of C Memorial Mass
Sunday, November 17
10:30 am Father Conrad’s Installation during
Mass at the Church
immediately following Mass
11:30 am R.C.I.A. (CR)
As some of you might be aware, there has been some discussion and inquiry about the possibility of expanding our school beyond the current sixth grade level. While these discussions are purely gauging interest at this point, we want to invite you to share your input and ideas with us about this subject. There will be two “town hall meetings” following church services today. The first will take place at the St. Peter School gymnasium following the 10:30 am Mass. The second meeting will take place at St. Mary Center in Kirby at 3:00 pm. We invite anyone interested to attend these meetings and share your thoughts on the subject. These meetings are not intended to go in depth on the topic but rather gauge interest and hear thoughts and opinions. We hope to see you there and we thank you for your prayerful thoughtfulness on the subject.
● A special thank you to the Catholic Ladies of Columbia and the Knights of Columbus for their tremendous generosity and donation from the Purse Bingo event last Friday night. We greatly appreciate their support.
● Our annual Red Cross Blood Drive will take place in the St. Peter School gym on Wednesday, November 27th from 9:00 am-2:00 pm
● Our St. Peter School Parent Team will be hosting the annual Breakfast with Santa event on December 8th. More details to come.
● The St. Peter School Christmas Program will take place on December 12th at 7:00 pm in the School gym.
Staff Recognition: This week highlight Kelly Rowe (Federal Lunch Coordinator)
Years at St. Peter: 2
Favorite color: pink
Favorite sports team: Ohio State Buckeyes
Favorite Bible verse: John 3:16
If you could have lunch with a famous person (dead or alive) who would it be? Nick Vujicic
Favorite food: potato chips
Favorite book/movie: The Greatest Showman
Something you are really good at or passionate about: talking and my five granddaughters
We want to thank Mrs. Rowe for her dedicated service to St. Peter School and we are so thankful to have her as a member of our school family.
Thank you for your continued support of our mission. We are blessed to be a part of such a great faith-based community. May God shine His blessings on all of us
Mr. Blake England
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.
$191,540.37 has been donated.
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!
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.