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1 SAINT PETER PARISH SAINT PETER PARISH Center Center Ridge Ridge Road ~ North Ridgeville Ridgeville Phone: ~ Website: SAINT PETER PARISH VISION Saint Peter Parish is where Christ is personally encountered, intentionally followed and joyfully shared. Members will worship together, grow spiritually, serve others, build community and give cheerfully. M A R C H 2 1, ~ F I F T H S U N D AY O F L E N T PARISH INFORMATION Parish Center Office: (440) Fax: (440) School: (440) Website: OFFICE HOURS: MondayFriday 9:00am5:00pm Sunday 9:00am1:00pm PARISH STAFF: Pastor: Rev. Robert J. Franco Parochial Vicar: Rev. Joseph Robinson Deacon: Rev. Mr. Don Jankowski Director of Religious Education: Sr. Sean Groh Business Manager: Regina Wojciechowski Music Director: James Akoury Pastoral Minister: Cheryle Koberna Parish Secretary: Christine Stefanek Youth Minister: Erin Madden Saint Peter School Principal: Roger Brooks School Secretary: Aimee Reitz EUCHARISTIC CELEBRATION: 8:15am Mass: Monday thru Saturday Weekends: Saturday: 5:00p.m. Sunday: 6:00a.m., 8:00a.m., 10:00a.m., 12 noon SACRAMENTS Reconciliation: Friday after the morning mass and at the Parish Office on Saturday: 3:30p.m.4:30 p.m. Baptism: Second and Fourth Sunday of each month at 1:15p.m. Firsttime parents must attend PreBaptism instructions. This should be done during pregnancy so as not to delay the time of Baptism. Please call the parish office to register for class. Communion Sunday: Holy Name Society: Second Sunday of the month. Marriage: Couples should contact the parish priest at least six months prior to the date for marriage. Devotions: Miraculous Medal Novena: Mondays after the morning Mass. Morning Prayer: Monday thru Saturday at 7:35 a.m. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Tuesdays after the 8:15 a.m. Mass. Daytime Prayer with Benediction at 2:45 p.m. Parish School of Religion (PSR) Classes: Grades K8: Monday, 6:307:45 p.m. N O V E M B E R 1, ~ T H I R T Y F I R S T S U N D A Y I N O R D I N AApril R Y T12, I M2020 E

2 P 2 S P P N R, O PARISH OFFERTORY MARCH 14, 2021 SUNDAY OFFERTORY$28, Envelopes, Cash & Coin$9, Weekly Direct Deposit$ Faith Direct$19, Energy$ Vincentians$ Thank you for your generous support to Saint Peter Parish! Readings for the week of March 21, 2021 Sunday: Jer 31:3134/Ps 51:34, 1213, 1415 [12a]/Heb 5:79/Jn 12:2033 or Ez 37:1214/Rom 8:811/Ps 130:12, 3 4, 56, 78 [7]/Jn 11:145 or 11:37, 17, 2027, 33b45 Monday: Dn 13:19, 1517, 1930, or 13:41c62/Ps 23:13a, 3b4, 5, 6 [4ab]/Jn 8:111 Tuesday: Nm 21:49/Ps 102:23, 1618, 1921 [2]/Jn 8:2130 Wednesday: Dn 3:1420, 9192, 95/Dn 3:52, 53, 54, 55, 56 [52b]/Jn 8:3142 Thursday: Is 7:1014; 8:10/Ps 40:78, 8 9, 10, 11 [8a, 9a]/Heb 10:410/Lk 1:26 38 Friday:Jer 20:1013/Ps 18:23a, 3bc4, 56, 7 [cf. 7]/Jn 10:3142 Saturday:Ez 37:2128/Jer 31:10, 11 12abcd, 13 [cf. 10d]/Jn 11:4556 Next Sunday: Mk 11:110 or Jn 12:12 16/Is 50:47/Ps 22:89, 1718, 1920, [2a]/Phil 2:611/Mk 14:115:47 or 15:139 MASS INTENTIONS Saturday, March 20th, 8:15 a.m. Mary Hung 5:00 p.m. Betty Cunningham Sunday, March 21st, Fifth Sunday of Lent 6:00 a.m. For the People of Saint Peter Parish 8:00 a.m. Benjamin and Maria Mejia 10:00 a.m. Living and Deceased of the Jalowiec Family 12:00 p.m. Paddy Campbell 7:30 p.m. Communal Penance Service at Saint Julie Billiart Monday, March 22nd, 8:15 a.m. Anna & John Charlton Tuesday, March 23rd, St. Turibius of Mogrovejo, Bishop 8:15 a.m. Dave Rich Wednesday, March 24th, 8:15 a.m. Kenneth Grosser 5:30 p.m. Gregory Bral Thursday, March 25th, The Annunciation of the Lord 8:15 a.m. Albert Kirchner Friday, March 26th, 8:15 a.m. Judy Kirk 7:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross Saturday, March 27th, 8:15 a.m. Poor Souls in Purgatory 5:00 p.m. Nick Pencik Sunday, March 28th, Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord 6:00a.m. 8:00 a.m. Mr. & Mrs. Albert Kirchner 10:00 a.m. Nicole Padgett 12:00 p.m. Helen Reding 7:00 p.m. Holy Hour EUCHARISTIC MINiSTERS Wednesday, March 24th, 5:30 p.m. Max Fingerhut Saturday, March 27th, 5:00 p.m. Karen Cristino Sunday, March 28th, 6:00 a.m. Karen Lysaght 8:00 a.m. Dave Traut 10:00 a.m. Dorothy Prokay 12:00 p.m. Rachel Jalowiec For the People of Saint Peter Parish LECTOR Wednesday, March 24th, 5:30 p.m. Steve Garapic Saturday, March 27th, 5:00 p.m. Tom Ditzler, BarbWilson Sunday, March 28th, 6:00 a.m. Bruce Tomcik, Bob Topoly 8:00 a.m. Theresa Nunney, Ken Williams 10:00 a.m. Vince D`Orazio, Danny Smith 12:00 p.m. Dave Bogstad, Diane Gorski ALTAR SERVERS Wednesday, March 24th, 5:30 p.m.megan DiLoreto Saturday, March 27th, 5:00 p.m. Shane Gibbons Sunday, March 28th, 8:00 a.m. Maggie Calabrese 10:00 a.m. Trevor Sherman 12:00 p.m. Alyssa Hlavacs GREETERS Saturday, March 27th, 5:00 p.m. Willian Janesz, Candice Dielman Sunday, March 28th, 8:00 a.m. Dennis Boose, Lisa Roth 10:00 a.m. Diane Anderson Kiersten Sanfillipo 12:00 p.m. Chris Bak, Keith Bak

3 F S L ~ M 21, 2021 P 3 Dear Parishioners, We are entering into the last two weeks of Lent. I encourage you to remain steadfast in your Lenten commitments as we prepare to renew our baptismal promises and celebrate the saving death and glorious resurrection of Jesus Christ. This Sunday evening, March 21, we have a wonderful opportunity to crown our Lenten practices by celebrating the Sacrament of Penance. The Catholic churches in North Ridgeville, St. Peter s and St. Julie s, will gather at 7:30 PM at St. Julie s and acknowledge before God our sinfulness and need of the mercy of God that comes to us in Jesus Christ. Individual confessions will be part of this service. There are other opportunities to celebrate the Sacrament of Penance during Lent. However, it is a special and blessed event when we can do this as a community. All are welcome and I hope to see you there. Since we will be having our Communal Penance Service at St. Julie s, there will be no Holy Hour at St. Peter Parish this Sunday, March 21. Next Sunday is Passion (Palm) Sunday. Besides the distribution of palms and the proclamation of the passion according to the Gospel of Mark, St. Peter Parish will recommence singing at our liturgies. We will still be physically distant, sanitizing hands and wearing masks. We will not have songbooks in the pews. However, the words to the songs and the readings will be posted on our website. You will be able to scan the Hymns and Readings QR code in your pew with your smart phone, ipad or tablet and the hymns and readings will appear on your phone, ipad or tablet. For those who are visiting or perhaps forgot their envelope, there will be a second QR code for donating to the parish. Finally, I would like to mention some of the regular prayer opportunities that we have at St. Peter Parish. Before daily Mass (Monday through Saturday at 8:15 AM) there are a number of people who gather to pray Morning Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours. This is done at 7:35 AM and is led by Fr. Joe or myself. Like the Liturgy of the Eucharist, the Liturgy of the Hours is prayed through out the world for the needs of the Church and the world. We have written copies of Morning Prayer available. Most of the people who gather to pray Morning Prayer use the app IBreviary on their smartphone, ipad or tablet. The app is free and found in either the Apple or Android store for apps. We also have an extra Mass opportunity during Lent at 5:30 PM on Wednesday evenings. This will continue for the next two Wednesdays, March 24 and 31. We also continue with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Tuesdays after the 8:15 AM. This concludes with Midafternoon Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours with Benediction at 3:00 PM. The Lord would love to have you visit Him during adoration! Finally: perhaps our Lenten goal is best summarized in our first reading from Jeremiah 31: I will place my law within them and write it upon their hearts; I will be there God and they shall be my people. May God s transforming work continue within us. 40 Days for Life begins March 22nd is the last day for St. Peter parish to pray for the unborn during this 40 Days for Life. We will be in the church at Noon on Mondays. Or you may want to pray at Preterm.We leave for the Preterm abortion clinic from the front parish parking lot at 11:15 AM and will return by 1:45 PM. All are welcome. Respect For Life Prayer God of life and love, you created us in your image and sent your Son to bring us life. Instill in us a respect for all life, from conception to natural death. Empower us to work for justice for the poor. Nourish us that we may bring food to the hungry. Inspire us to cherish the fragile life of the unborn. Strengthen us to bring comfort to the chronically ill. Teach us to treat the aging with dignity and respect. Bring us one day into the glory of everlasting life. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen LENTEN RICE BOWLS Rice Bowls were handed out at the beginning of Lent. You may turn in your Rice Bowls at mass on Saturday and Sunday, March 27th & 28th. Baskets will be at the doors of the church for the rice bowls as you enter. Or you may give online via FaithDirect: membership.faithdirect.net/ OH1061 Thank you!

4 P 4 S P P N R, O Fr. Joe Miller, Cheryle McPeek, Colton, Bill, Stephanie. Tony, Joyce Mullins, Kyle, Brenda, Wendy, Jeanette, Vincent, Karen, Melvin Yanik, If you wish to add a name, the name will remain for one month. Call the Parish Office at to renew or add a name to the Prayer Chain. Can you volunteer 23 hours a month? The Food Donation Connection is looking for a volunteer to make food pickups one Monday per month. We pick up from local restaurant s and deliver the food to St Augustine Church. Your total time commitment is 23 hours per month. If you would like to help us with this or would need some questions answered before you could commit, please call Dave Traut SAINT PETER SCHOOL Scheduling Visits now for the School Year! All families are welcome to schedule a visit now at St. Peter School. If you are interested in enrolling your student for the school year please call to come see why We are the Difference! Our next New Family Open House for St. Peter School will be Sunday, March 28, 2021 from 10:00AM12:00PM. SCHOOL NEWS St. Peter School congratulates all of our Third Quarter Academic Honors Award recipients. Each of the students have worked hard throughout the third quarter showing how a St. Peter Saint takes ownership of their academics and through a rigorous curriculum, earn honors quarter after quarter. Congratulations! The teachers and students consistently strive for excellence in the classroom. The fourth grade students are studying about the environment and how it affects all the organisms on our plant. They are also learning to make healthy food choices studying how what you put in you effects how you grow. Kindergarten students are finding quotation marks in their reading and beginning to understand dialog in a story. They also are practicing the ck sound and the students found it in St. Patrick s Day. The second grade students have received the Sacrament of Reconciliation and are now focusing on First Communion. Mrs. Trampush and Sr. Sean have been teaching the students the meaning of Communion to the students and how important it is for them to become closer to Jesus in this most awesome sacrament. I know with the instruction they are receiving, the students will be ready to receive Him in May! St. Peter School is growing fast and classes are filling for the school year. There are many factors that attribute to our growth. I know that the biggest reason is because of our teachers and staff. They truly care about each and every student that comes into the building. They want success for each of them and we strive to ensure that our students make a difference when they graduate from St. Peter Catholic School. If you are interested in your children becoming a St. Peter Saint, please contact the school office soon, as classes will fill! St. Peter School is an amazing place, committed to a faithbased learning environment that empowers our students to thrive spiritually and academically. I know that every member of our staff works diligently to ensure that we stay dedicated to our mission, even through a pandemic! If you would like to learn more about St. Peter School visit our website at stpeterschoolnr.org or take a tour of the school by calling (440) ST. PETER MEN'S GOLF LEAGUE The St. Peter Men's Golf League is looking for new members. There will be an informational meeting on Saturday, 3/27/21 in the Gymnasium at 6:30 pm. The league plays weekly on Wednesdays at BobOLinks Golf Course in Avon. Tee times are from 3:00 pmuntil 4:50 pm. If you have any questions, or cannot make the meeting, please contact Dennis Hostacky at (440) or Johnathan Bray at (440) Come and join us! COMMUNAL PENANCE SERVICE Pope Francis regarding Confession: Everyone say to himself, when was the last time I went to confession? And if it has been a long time, Go! Do not wait another day. Go, the priest will be good. And Jesus (will be) there, and Jesus is better than the priestjesus receives you. He will receive you with so much love! Be courageous and go to Confession. So when was the last time you went to confession? Our Communal Penance Service is on Sunday, March 21st, at 7:30p.m. at St. Julie s. Many priests will be available to receive you and offer forgiveness in the person of Christ. DISCIPLE MAKER INDEX SURVEY REMINDER! Don t forget to share your feedback on the Disciple Maker Index Survey! This is the last weekend you have to complete it as the last day to complete it is Monday, March 22nd. You can visit stpeternr.org/disciplemakerindexsurvey to get to the survey. If you prefer a paper copy, you may pick it up after daily and Sunday Masses. We really need your help in making this a success, so please participate! And remind your family members who are 18 years or older to complete it as well.

5 F S L ~ M 21, 2021 P 5 Sacramental Reminders Special thanks to Mrs. Bak, Mrs. Madisen and Mrs. Trampush for all of their work in preparing the students for First Reconciliation. Gratitude also extended to Mrs. Koberna and Ms. Madden for lining up all of the little details that made the days run so smoothly. We are also most grateful for the priests who so generously give of their time and gift of their priesthood. Mr. Jim, your music always adds that special touch. Thank you! And last but certainly not leastwe congratulate you, the parents and first educators of your children. Keep up the great work for First Holy Communion. Lent has always been one of my favorite times of year. It is a time that we get to divest ourselves of the things of the world that are not truly important through fasting, increase our giving to support the work of God in this world through almsgiving, and to increase our prayer to gain the clarity of what is everlasting and lifegiving, Jesus Christ! During this Holy season, as a Church, we meditate on the great devotion of the Stations of the Cross. In each station we hear and reflect on Jesus making His way to the Crucifixion. To truly taste the depth of this devotion we must strive to see the duality of this devotion, us with Christ and Christ with us. A station I have particularly been reflecting with is the Ninth Station, Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem. In the Gospel of Luke 23:2731, we hear that, A large crowd of people followed Jesus, including many women who mourned and lamented him. Jesus turned to them and said, Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep instead for yourselves and for your children. We hear how Jesus turns their mourning and pity for Him to their own families for they live in a world that rejects and seeks to kill the Son of Man, Jesus Christ. For our part we should hear those words of Jesus directed towards us, My Children of North Ridgeville, do not weep for me; weep instead for yourselves and for your children. How have we evangelized our own community? Do we pray for those who either do not know or reject Christ? Out of concern for those we love, we should be increasing our prayer for the conversion of hearts and constantly extend a loving invitation to either return or discover the Body of Christ, the Church. Pax et Bonum, Fr Joe ENVELOPES Mail in or drop off at the Parish Office ELECTRONIC BILL PAY You can use your bank's electronic bill pay program FAITH DIRECT OnLine Giving Available on our parish website STAY CONNECTED: Website: Facebook: St Peter Catholic Church Instagram: stpeternr1 Twitter: StPeterNR1 YouTube: St. Peter Roman Catholic Church Parish App: download the App, text the following to : IPhone Users: ParishApp1 Android Users: ParishApp2

6 P 6 S P P N R, O PRAY WITH US Weekday Mass Schedule Daily Mass is at 8:15a.m. MondaySaturday Weekend Mass Schedule Saturday 5:00p.m., Sunday 6:00a.m., 8:00a.m.,10:00a.m.* and 12:00 noon.* Live Streamed. Rosary Saturday, March 27th, 10:00 a.m. Pray along with members of staff. Adoration Tuesdays. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed immediately after the 8:15a.m. Mass until 3:15p.m. Pastor s Report Fridays 4:00p.m. Fr. Bob gives an update on the state of the parish. Confessions Fridays after 8:15a.m. Mass in church. Saturdays 3:30p.m. 4:30p.m. in the Parish Center. Please enter through the back door. Holy Hour Tuesdays at 2:00p.m. Pray a private Holy Hour with the Blessed Sacrament. Daytime Prayer and Benediction begins at 3:00p.m. Children s Liturgy of the Word Sundays. A video is posted to Facebook and our website. Divine Mercy Chaplet Fridays at 3:00p.m. Pray along with a member of staff. LENT PRAYER Church is Open Monday through Saturday until 3:00p.m. for Private Prayer. Please wear a mask and maintain social distancing. Holy Hour Sundays during Lent 7:00 pm (except 3/21). This hour will include prayer, Scripture, Adoration and reflection by one of the priests. Stations of the Cross Fridays during Lent 7:00 pm Meditate on the final steps of Jesus as he journeyed to Calvary. Mass Wednesdays during Lent 5:30 pm. Another opportunity to attend weekday Mass during Lent. 40 Days for Life Mondays at Noon Pray an hour in the church at noon, at the Preterm abortion clinic (leave at 11:15 am to carpool) or on your own. LIVE STREAMED EVENTS can be viewed directly from our website at or from our Saint Peter Catholic Church Facebook page. They will be maintained on this web page for future viewing for about 3 months. CEMETERY DECORATIONS Cemetery winter decorations are in process of being cleaned up from our cemetery. Your may pick up any decorations you might have on side of the front white garages. Thank You. LENTEN MEMORIAL CANDLES Join us in praying for our loved ones who are being remembered through our Lenten Candles. Those who signed up for the Memorial candles can pick up their votive candle to light on Easter Sunday. They are available at the Parish Center during the week following its celebration. CATHOLIC CHARITIES Happy March! As we move forward to brighter, longer days, we are thrilled to share that we have surpassedour goal for themillion Dollar Match! We couldn't have done it without you. Thank you for helping us make double the impact in our Diocese! Pledge Envelopes If you have not sent in your envelopes yet, please return to the Parish Office as soon as possible. Thank You.

7 P 7 S P P N R, O ST. PETER SPY YOUTH GROUP NEWS HIGH SCHOOL SPY Please pray for the 27 high school students from St. Peter and St. Clarence as they have participate in the Search spring retreat this weekend. May the Lord open their eyes and open their hearts as they continue to seek His presence this weekend and for the rest of their lives. Note: there will not be SPY on Monday, March 22nd, following retreat. JUNIOR HIGH SPY Junior High SPY won t be meeting again until Thursday, April 15th, from 78:30 p.m. inside Apostle s Hall. All those who are in 6th8th grades are welcome to join us on the 1st and 3rd Thursday evenings of the monthcome check us out and be sure to bring your mask! Middle school youth are encouraged to register online before attending their first meeting: CONFIRMATION The final Confirmation session will be Sunday, April 11. The inperson session will be from 8:559:45 a.m. in the gymnasium while the online group will meet via Zoom from 1111:45 a.m. Two service hours will need to be submitted for this session using the Google Forms link. Confirmation rehearsal will take place the following weekend, Sunday, April 18th. More details will be sent to the Confirmation parents in the coming weeks. RAY GIDICH HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING INC Residential & Commercial OH LIC #48775 Dr. Paula M. Farner PEDIATRICIAN Parish Member Detroit Road Avon YESENKO S LAWNCARE Landscape Design / Weekly Lawn Maintenance Fall Clean Up Mulching Snowplowing Shrub Removals Shrub Planting BOB YESENKO Owner/Operator Wilson Tree Service Trees Removed Tree Trimming Stump Grinding Skilled Nursing Rehabilitative Therapies Assisted Living Dialysis Hospice Services Center Ridge Rd North Ridgeville (440) HOVEY KAISER INSURANCE William J. Comerford Insurance - Bonds Fax Springvale Golf Course & Ballroom 5871 Canterbury Road, North Olmsted, OH Call or visit our website for tee times on our beautiful golf course at springvalegolfcourseandballroom.com/teetimes Call about renting the outdoor pavilion for events, graduation parties, bridal or baby showers, family picnics, etc. Pavilion starts at $45/ hour. NORTH RIDGEVILLE EYE CARE Dr. Carol. A. Novak Exams Infections Treated Glasses Contact Lenses /20 RON S NORTHVIEW BARBER SHOP Center Ridge Rd. North Ridgeville, OH (440) :30-5:30 Tues., Wed., Thur. & Fri. 8:00-2:00 Sat. CASEY O CONOR D.D.S., M.S. Specialist in Orthodontics Cleveland North Ridgeville (216) (440) You don t have to look for senior living options on your own. Let us help you find quality Senior Care options We Only Recommend Licensed Care Facilities We Preview State Care and Violation Records We Match your loved one s needs to care options We are a FREE Local Based Service We Provide More Than a Random List Anthony and Angela Coleman Certified Senior Advisors (216) Visit us at NCOhio.CarePatrol.com 2020 CarePatrol Franchise Systems, LLC. Each office is independently owned and operated. CarePatrol is an equal opportunity employer. 3-E-4-3 For ad info. call

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