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Your Online Giving and Sending in Your Contributions Really Helps!

Since we cannot gather as a community for the celebration of our Sunday Masses, our Catholic Parishes will certainly experience financial difficulties. Each church parish still has functional expenses such as: payroll, utilities, etc. We ask parishioners to prayerfully consider continuing your financial support of the parish. You may wish to make your contribution online, or you may mail your envelope or check to the parish. If a parishioner is interested in online giving, please call the parish office for details.

We thank you for your ongoing support.

Stewardship Reflection - May 24, 2020

Ascension of the Lord

Stewardship Reflection - May 24, 2020 Today, we celebrate the great feast of the Ascension of our Lord, that glorious moment when Jesus, 40 days after His resurrection, was lifted up - quite literally - into heaven, as the apostles watched in stunned amazement. It is recounted in both our first reading, from Acts, as well as the Gospel passage, from Matthew. It must have been an extraordinary thing to witness.

But the first reading tells us that the apostles were not permitted to simply bask in the moment for very long. “While they were looking intently at the sky as he was going, suddenly two men dressed in white garments stood beside them. They said, 'Men of Galilee, why are you standing there looking at the sky?'”

In other words, “Don’t just stand there, do something!”

This verse is a call to each one of us Christian stewards this very day. We have been given every grace and blessing through the Mass and all of the sacraments, through the Word of God, the rich teachings of our faith, and even our talents and our material possessions.

And like those first apostles, we are not meant to just stand here, but to do something with these gifts — in love and gratitude to the One Who gave them to us. We are called, just as much as the first apostles “to be [His] witnesses… to the ends of the earth,” not with our own power, but through the power of the Holy Spirit in us.

— Stewardship Reflections by Catholic Stewardship Consultants

Reduce Taxes. Give Back.

If you are 70 1/2 or older and have an IRA, now is the time to consider an IRA charitable rollover. Make a charitable distribution from your IRA directly to St. Peter Church by the end of the year to avoid taxes.

How it works: Make a distribution directly from an IRA to St. Peter’s by Dec. 31. Your distribution (up to $100,000) counts toward your required minimum distribution. Your distribution is not recognized as income on your federal income tax return.

Benefits: Avoid paying income tax. The amount of your distribution is removed from your gross income for tax purposes.

Please contact Deacon Burke through the parish office for further details.

Give Online

ONLINE GIVING is an easy way to support St. Peter’s Parish.

Here's how it works:
Simply go to our E-Service Payments page to set up your personal profile. Once you're in the Online Donation page, click on "Create Your Online Profile" and enter the email address you would like to use as your User ID. You will be sent a temporary password to that email address which you can now use to log in. Once logged in, you can change your password. Now you are ready to go. You authorize a specified amount of money to be electronically transferred directly from your checking/savings account or your credit/debit card to the St. Peter Parish operating account. You also specify the frequency of the transfer and the collections to which you would like to contribute. You can make one-time donations to a specific fund as well.

St. Peter’s Bereavement Ministry

Did you know that St. Peter Parish has a Bereavement Ministry? This group of parishioners practices a great work of mercy by helping to provide a meal for grieving families on the day of the funeral services. This is a ministry that is particularly accessible to the retired members of our parish community who have the time to assist in preparing a meal. This ministry demonstrates our parish family’s desire to express love and support to those who in their grief truly need to feel the love and support of their church parish. If you are interested in finding out more about this ministry or how to become involved, please contact Deacon Cannon at the parish office. He will get you in contact with the Bereavement Ministry coordinator.

Votive Candle Donations

We are asking parishioners to please remember to place your donations in the donation slot when lighting votive candles for your prayer intentions. Unfortunately, due to the lack of payments, candle expenses are not being covered. By doing this, we can help defray the cost of candles in the parish. Everyone’s cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Stewardship

Second Collections - Your Generosity IS Appreciated!

May 24th
Property and Liability Insurance

May 31st
Bishop’s Services Appeal

Our parish goal for this year’s appeal is $44,240. As of the end of April we have already received $20,474.11 in pledges and $14,622.19 in actual payments. These bi-monthly second collections are giving our parishes a greater opportunity to reach the parish’s goal more easily, especially for parishioners who do not feel comfortable making a pledge.

Sacrificial Giving:

Weekend of May 17th

  • General Offertory: $13,580.29
  • Youth Ministry: $905.01

Weekend of May 10th

  • General Offertory: $16,741.00
  • Catholic High School Subsidy: $517.00

Memorials & Personal Intentions - Votive Candles

Votive Candles

Votive Candles are available for memorials and personal intentions throughout the Church. Prices and locations are as follows:

Candles on St. Joseph’s Altar are perpetual candles and burn for one year for memorial and personal intentions. The cost of these candles is now $260.00. The increase is due to the fact that the $115.00 did not cover the actual cost of these candles for the year.

The votive candles on the Blessed Mother’s Altar are $5.00 for the seven-day candles.

The votive candles in the Baptistery are for St. Jude and St. Anthony and are $2.00. They burn for one day.

Sanctuary Candle Memorials

Sanctuary Candle MemorialThe Sanctuary Candles located in the church and the adoration chapel can burn for a selected week in memory of a loved one. The donation for each memorial request is $25.00 for the week. These memorial requests will be published in the bulletin.

To request the memorial, please visit the Parish Office during regular office hours.