Welcome to our Parish Community
SS. Peter & Paul Animal Blessing 2016
We managed to have some sun and a break from the rain for our animal blessing on Saturday, Oct. 8! The blessing was in honor of the Feast Day of Saint Francis of Assisi (Patron Saint of Animals), which was on Oct. 4th. It was so wonderful to see so many come out to have their furry loved ones blessed!
SS. Peter & Paul:
Rev. Arthur Mattulke, Pastor
Rev. Patrick O'Keefe, Parochial Vicar
Rev. John Adams, Parochial Vicar
Deacon Carl Koester
Deacon John Wlos
Deacon Robb Ciezki
"SS. Peter & Paul Parish is a Eucharistic Community dedicated to Jesus Christ's Gospel message. Inspired by the Holy Spirit, we call forth the gifts and talents of our members to strengthen the universal Body of Christ through prayer, worship and service. We invite all to join us on this journey."
Our vision that our ministries look to follow
"From SS. Peter & Paul Parish's humble beginnings in 1844, our family in faith continues to preserve and honor the past, value the present and shape young disciples for a vibrant future for our community. We strive to evangelize and strengthen the universal Body of Christ through worship, prayer and service so that one day, we will be joined together forever in God's Heavenly Kingdom."
Pass the Chalice:
Baptisms: The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated each Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Pre-Baptismal instruction for parents is conducted on the fourth Monday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Parish Center. Attendance at the Pre-Baptismal class is mandatory for first time parents. Contact the rectory for an appointment.
Sacrament of the Sick: Please inform the parish priests about parishioners confined to their homes, hospitals, or nursing facilities. The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick and the Eucharist are meant for the healing and comfort of those who are ill.
Letters of Reccomendation: Letter of Recommendation—IMPORTANT: Recommendations to act as Sponsors of Baptism or Confirmation are issued to registered parishioners who are attending Mass and received Holy Communion regularly, have their children attending a Catholic school or Religious Education class, if married, have entered a ceremony performed in conformity with the regulations of the Catholic Church. Church Law requires that a Sponsor for Baptism or Confirmation be confirmed and we are not permitted to make exceptions to this rule.
Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession): Saturday from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Confessions are also heard by appointment, in the rectory. Please call 649-2765 to ask when a priest is available.
Marriages: You must be an active parishioner for at least six months prior to setting a date. Engaged couples should contact one of the parish priests before making other wedding arrangements. Couples are required to attend a Pre-Cana Conference, or equivalent pre-marital preparation program. Please call 649-2765 to schedule arrangements with one of the priests.
Parish Outreach: Outreach is located at 36 Pine Street. Our Parish Outreach services are available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Social services are provided for those in need.
Now and at the Hour of Our Death
Catholic teaching on the end-of-life decision making
A video that tackles many of the common questions and concerns, offers clarity and compassion, and serves as an education resource for Catholics nationwide
Saturday Evening: 4:00 p.m., Sunday: 7:30, 9:15, 10:45 a.m., 12:15 and 5:00 p.m.
Holy Day Masses
7:00, 9:00 a.m., 4:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday: 7:00 and 9:00 a.m., Saturday Morning: 9:00 a.m.
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Office closed for lunch Mon. through Fri. from Noon until 12:30 pm.
Mass Cards Only:
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
*No office hours Saturday or Sunday*
For an appointment with clergy, please call for time and date. Urgent matters - any time.
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Please call rectory to schedule an appointment
Bring a Piece of SS. Peter & Paul home today:
Stained glass ornament. Enjoy in your window or on your Christmas tree.
Cost: $25 - includes tax
Where to purchase:
Ornaments are available for purchase in the rectory or school office from 9 -4 p.m., Monday- Friday., at Expressions Floral & Gift Shoppe at 59 Main Street in Hamburg OR after select Masses.