Niece Reflects on Sanctity of Soon-to-be-Canonized Fatima Visionaries

News from the USCCB
Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Releases Easter Message Encouraging Joy Over Fear  - WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has issued the following Easter message as we celebrate the joy of Christ's Resurrection.....Read More

News from the Pope:
Pope Francis to pay tribute to modern day martyrs - (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis will celebrate a Liturgy of the Word in memory of the martyrs of the 20th and 21st centuries on Easter Saturday. The commemoration is to take place in the Rome Basilica of St. Bartholomew together with members of the Community of Sant’Egidio who look after the Basilica’s Shrine to the memory of modern martyrs...Read More
News from the Church:
Niece Reflects on Sanctity of Soon-to-be-Canonized Fatima Visionaries 
- The niece of Blesseds Franciso and Jacinta Marto has voiced excitement for the May 13 canonization of her relatives, sharing stories of the time of the Fatima apparitions and personal memories of what it was like growing up in a family with saints among its members. “My family, my grandparents, my parents — all of us always accepted it as a gift from God,” Jacinta Pereiro Marto told CNA in an interview. “God chose my uncle and aunt because this is what he wanted, so much that my grandfather used to say that the Virgin wanted to come to Fatima, and she chose his children, but that we didn’t deserve anything,” she said.....Read more

WATCH: Sunday Reflection from the JP2 Catholic University (Easter Sunday)


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Divine Mercy Sunday Celebration

Divine Mercy Celebration
St. Lawrence Parish 550 10th Avenue North, Wisconsin Rapids, will host the observance of Divine Mercy Sunday April 23rd, beginning at 1:45 pm with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament / Confessions; 2:45 pm a reflection on Divine Mercy; 3:00 pm the Chaplet of Divine Mercy; 3:20 pm Benediction / Reposition of the Blessed Sacrament. The Marian Center for Peace, sponsor of the event, reminds you to begin the Divine Mercy Chaplet Novena on Good Friday April 14th. For more information: (715) 424-6279; mariancenterforpeace.org

Spring Clean-Up Calvary Cemetery: A reminder that all floral arrangements and holiday decorations must be removed by April 17, 2017. If not, they will be removed and disposed of in order to prepare for Memorial Day and summer.

Men: Come join us at SS Peter and Paul at 6:00 p.m. on the 2nd Friday of every month for the Holy League Holy Hour

CONFIRMATION AT SSPP
4-22 Saturday - SSPP, St. James, St. Joachim, Holy Rosary. St Joseph A/F St. Lawrence, St. Philip
4-23 Sunday - OLQH, Sacred Heart, St Alexander, St. Vincent



  

Thousands Of New Catholics To Be Welcomed By Catholic Church In The United States At Easter Vigil

News from the USCCB
Thousands Of New Catholics To Be Welcomed By Catholic Church In The United States At Easter Vigil - WASHINGTON— A married couple in their golden years, a couple inspired by their late daughter's legacy, and a salesman who heard Jesus' call to conversion on a stranger's porch, are among the thousands who will be welcomed into the Catholic Church on Easter Vigil, April 15, in parishes across the United States. All have participated in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), a process of conversion and study in the Catholic faith for catechumens and candidates coming into full communion with the Church. Catechumens, who have never been baptized, will receive baptism, confirmation and first Communion at the Holy Saturday Easter Vigil. Candidates, who have already been baptized in another Christian tradition whose baptism is recognized by the Catholic Church, will enter the Church through a profession of faith and reception of confirmation and the Eucharist.....Read More

News from the Pope:
Pope to La Repubblica newspaper: ‘World must stop lords of war’ - (Vatican Radio) Turning to the theme of war and violence, Pope Francis said, “I think today sin is manifested with all its destructive force in war, in different forms of violence and mistreatment, and in the rejection of the most fragile.” He said the last century “was devastated by two deadly world wars and knew the threat of nuclear war and a large number of other conflicts, while today, unfortunately, we are experiencing a terrible world war fought piecemeal.”..Read More
News from the Church:
Egyptian Christians Plan Restrained Easter Services After Attacks 
- After two bomb attacks on worshippers at Coptic Orthodox churches on Palm Sunday, the Coptic Orthodox Archdiocese of Minya has announced it will celebrate Easter without the typical festive accoutrements. The observance of Easter in the Minya Coptic Orthodox Archdiocese will be limited to liturgical services “without any festive manifestations” in respect for the mourning for the nearly 45 Coptic Orthodox faithful who were killed in attacks on Sunday, The Associated Press reported. Two Coptic Orthodox churches were the targets of Islamic State bombings on April 9....Read more

WATCH: Sunday Reflection from the JP2 Catholic University (Palm Sunday)


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Holy Week Mass Schedule & Shadow Stations


Here are the Mass times for the Holy Triuduum at SS Peter and Paul

- Holy Thursday (Mass of the Lord’s Supper) - 7:00 PM
- Good Friday of theLord’s Passion -12:30 PM
- Easter Vigil - 8:30 PM
- Easter Sunday -7:00 & 10:00 AM
- NO 6:00 PM Mass on Easter Sunday

+ Shadow Stations +
Presented by Students from Assumption High School Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Saints Peter & Paul school gym 6:30 PM


Spring Clean-Up Calvary Cemetery: A reminder that
all floral arrangements and holiday decorations must be removed by April 17, 2017. If not, they will be removed and disposed of in order to prepare for Memorial Day and summer.

Men: Come join us at SS Peter and Paul at 6:00 p.m. on the 2nd Friday of every month for the Holy League Holy Hour

Sorrowful Mother Novena is every FRIDAY during Lent at 6:00 PM

CONFIRMATION AT SSPP
4-22 Saturday - SSPP, St. James, St. Joachim, Holy Rosary. St Joseph A/F St. Lawrence, St. Philip
4-23 Sunday - OLQH, Sacred Heart, St Alexander, St. Vincent



  

WATCH: Sunday Reflection from the JP2 Catholic University (5th Sunday of Lent)


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