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
St. Peter Catholic School in Upper Sandusky is currently looking for a part-time Preschool Extended Day aid for the 2020-2021 school year. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and willing to acquire child care certification. St. Peter Catholic School is a mission of the Transfiguration of the Lord Parish whose mission is to provide students with the keys to unlock doors to a better future. Interested candidates should send their resume with references as well as a letter of interest to Mr. Blake England, Principal, St. Peter Catholic School at email@example.com, by mail to 310 N. 8th St. Upper Sandusky, OH 43351, or by fax to 419-209-0295. The deadline for applications is until the position is filled.
The 2020 St. Peter School Summerfest scheduled for June 13th and 14th has been postponed until August 29th and 30th due to ongoing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. Tickets for the ATV/Golf Cart raffle are still on sale and the drawing will take place at the new festival date. We apologize for the postponement but the health and safety of our families, students, and community is our top priority.
We look forward to celebrating with all of you
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refers to a process much like online bill pay, whereby donors opt to have their financial contributions to the church withdrawn directly from their credit, debit, checking, or savings account in lieu of bringing cash or paper checks each Sunday.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!
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!
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.
Diocese of Toledo Safe Environment Program in Full Compliance
with USCCB Norms.
Each year, the Diocese of Toledo is required to undergo an audit to ensure that it is in compliance with the articles of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. Bishop Daniel Thomas is pleased to announce that, for the fiscal year 2018-2019, the Diocese was found to be in full compliance with the requirements in 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 Protec on Services, and Mr. Frank DiLallo, Diocesan Vic m Assistance Coordinator. Mr. DiLallo can be reached at (419) 214-4880 or by mail at 1933 Spielbusch Avenue, Toledo, OH 43604
Scams - Spams - Spoofing
Phishing - Ransomware
Do not reply to an email from the Transfiguration of the Lord Church that is requesting money, gift cards, or financial information. We will not ask for this in an email. Several Parishioners have received a request from Father Tony or Father Conrad asking to send a gift card to a friend for him as he was unable to do so at the me. This is a scam do not do this!
People are so busy trying to imitate a church to get money for themselves. It is sad that in our world we can not trust people.
If you receive an email requesting money, gift cards or financial information from anyone, pick up the phone and call that person to verify it is legitimate. DO NOT REPLY TO THE EMAIL.
Here are some definitions related to scams:
• Spoofing is the creation of an email message with a misleading sender address, with the intention of leading the recipient to open, and possibly take ac on, based on the contents of the message.
• Phishing is an email that falsely claims to be a legitimate enterprise in an attempt to scam the user into surrendering private information.
• Ransomware is a type of malware that prevents you from using your computer or accessing certain files unless you pay a ransom.
• Spam is unsolicited bulk email, the electronic equivalent of junk mail that comes to your inbox
Please be on the look-out for these types of email scams. They are becoming more and more prevalent. Make sure your network is secured and data is backed up.
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.
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.
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Fr. Conrad Sutter, OFM Conv. and Deacon Kevin Wintersteller celebrate mass for the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord at St. Mary Chapel of Transfiguration of the Lord Catholic Parish.
Reopening Procedures for Transfiguration of the Lord Parish
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“FOR THE LOVE OF PETE” RAFFLE
Congratulations to our
May monthly winners!
$1,000- Amy McEldowny
$500- Marilyn Pahl
$250- Bob and Bonnie Thiel
The Grand Prize drawing will take place on June 13. Thank you for supporting St. Peter School!!
Tickets are still available contact: St. Peter School 419-294-1395 Amy Hinesman
740-496-1311, or Amy Irwin 419-209-0604
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Remember: The Church is open from 12-5 pm.
Anyone in need of Reconciliation can call
Father Conrad to schedule a time.
Please call Father Conrad with any needs.
Please phone 502-931-9303.
St. Peter School is now a member of the Kroger Community Rewards Program! As a member of this program, our school will now receive a portion of all purchases at any Kroger store with use of a registered Kroger rewards card.
To Use the Kroger Community Rewards Program: Simply visit http://www.kroger.com. Once logged into your Kroger account, search for ST PETER CATHLOIC SCHOOL either by name or VH563 and then click Enroll. New users will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address and a rewards card.
*Customers must have a registered Kroger rewards card account to link to our school.
*If a member does not yet have a Kroger rewards card, please let them know they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger
REMEMBER, purchases will not count for our school until after you register your rewards card. Participants must swipe their registered Kroger rewards card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger rewards card when shopping for each purchase to count.
● Kindergarten registration is still open for next year’s incoming students. Please contact the school at 419-294-1395.
● We still have plenty of spots available for our 4-year old Pre-Kindergarten class next year. Please contact the school office for registration information.
● Scholarship Opportunities: The EdChoice Expansion Scholarship application window is now open and will remain open until April 15th. EdChoice Expansion is an income- based scholarship opportunity for those families who qualify. The scholarship provides money for tuition assistance. The Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund (NOSF) application window is also open until April 24th. Please call the school for more details.
We thank all of you for your support and prayers for our school and community. May God continue to shine his blessings on all of us.
Mr. Blake England
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.
Please contact Jerry Davidson at
419-306-5918 to place your order.
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.
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.
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