WELCOME  to  Ss. Peter & Paul

Catholic Church - Weyauwega, Wisconsin

Feed your FAITH    -    and your fears will starve to death

Weekend Mass Times 


Saturday (Mass of Anticipation): 4:30 pm

Sunday: 10:30 am


*Spanish Mass is offered the 2nd Sunday of the Month at 2:00 pm.

Special Masses listed under Upcoming Events


Daily Mass Times


Tuesday: 9:00 am

Thursday: 9:00 am


Reconciliation Times

Saturday: 3:45 - 4:15 


**Reconciliation is also available by request after Mass or by appointment throughout the week.



Prayer Times

Adoration and Reconciliation after Mass 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month


Church is open often throughout the week for personal prayer.  If you find it locked during office hours, our secretary, Dawn, can open it for you.  If you would like it opened for prayer other times, please contact Steph Hansen at 920-277-8844.  We encourage everyone to come into Jesus' presence for personal prayer as often as possible.


Father Matthew

THE MASS

Meeting JESUS in the Eucharist

OUR MISSION

As friends and followers of Jesus, we are devoted to fostering households and communities of discipleship through the mission and ministry of the Catholic Church.

BELONGING

SS Peter and Paul is a vibrant Catholic Community where all are welcome.

We welcome new disciples to our parish community. If you live within our parish boundaries, which is our mission field, then you are already a member. It is still important that you register with the parish, so we can communicate with you throughout the year. We are here to help you meet Jesus Christ, grow in holiness, and fully participate in a life of prayer. 


Please contact Fr. Matthew to set up an appointment to register at the parish. 


frmatthewrappl@gmail.com


Thank you for your interest in Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.

We look forward to meeting you very soon!

MEET THE TEAM

Father Matthew Rappl

Administrator

(920) 867-2179
(920) 460-9981 (emergency contact) 
frmatthewrappl@gmail.com

Mrs. Dawn Nelson

Administrative Assistant

(920) 867-2179
(920) 867-2074 Fax
sspeterpaul@charter.net

Mrs. Stephanie Hansen

 Faith Formation Coordinator 


(920) 867-2170

(920) 277-8844 (cell)

hansensteph@yahoo.com 

Mrs. Carolynn Rynish

Faith Formation Assistant


Sacraments

Baptism

 

  “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19-20). 

 

In Baptism we celebrate being reborn as sons and daughters of God.  Through this beautiful sacrament we become members of the Church and share in its mission—to spread the Gospel through our lives in the world.

 

Catholics will most often be baptized as infants—when a baby is baptized the parents and godparents speak for the child, expressing the desire for baptism.  Infant baptism emphasizes Christ’s desire to “let the little ones come to me” and emphasizes the important role of family and community in our life of faith.

 

First time parents (new and expecting) are required to attend a baptismal preparation session.  You can set up this session by contacting Fr. Matthew directly.  In this session we discuss living out discipleship through our baptismal call.  We also focus on the Rite of Baptism and lay out the process for scheduling a baptism in our parish.  If you have any questions, please contact the parish office at  (920) 867-2179.

Anointing of the Sick

 

  “Is any among you sick? Let him call the presbyters of the Church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer of faith will save the sick man, and the Lord will raise him up; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven” (James 5:14-15). 

 

The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick gives special grace and comfort to those experiencing the difficulties inherent in grave illness or advancement of years.  Each time someone falls seriously ill, he or she is encouraged to receive this sacrament, and he or she may receive it again each time the illness worsens. The strength and peace of the Lord that may be received in this sacrament helps the ill to be united to Christ during their trials.

 

If you or someone you love is in need of the grace of the Sacrament of Anointing, please contact Fr. Matthew directly, or in the case of emergency only, please reach him on his phone.  Fr. Matthew will also do anointings after Masses, as needed.   

Reconciliation

 

On the evening of that day, the first day of the week…[Jesus] breathed on them, and said to them: ‘Receive the Holy Spirit.  If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained’” (John 20:19, 22-23).

 

The Sacrament of Reconciliation (also called “Confession” or “Penance”) is a beautiful encounter with our Lord and the Church in which the mercy of God is poured out for us, and we receive forgiveness of our sin.  Through the Sacrament of Reconciliation, God forgives our sin, and we also are reconciled with the entire Church.

 

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is scheduled regularly at our parish on Saturdays from 3:45 - 4:15 pm, and on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, following Mass.  Please see Welcome section for any additional offerings.

Marriage


Marriage is a sacrament of vocation in which the Holy Spirit binds a man and woman in matrimony through the vows they make to each other. A priest or deacon witnesses the marriage on behalf of the Church, and a lifelong covenant is formed that parallels the relationship Christ has with his bride, the Church. This sacrament strengthens and binds couples in a lifelong relationship to remain faithful to one another, and to lovingly welcome children into their family through conception or adoption.

 

Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church takes great joy in assisting couples as they prepare for their wedding day and continues to support them throughout the entirety of their marriage and family life together. Engaged couples have the full support of our faith community, meeting individually for marriage preparation with a priest as well as partaking in other formation opportunities. Mentor couples meet with the engaged couple to assist the couple as they grow in communication and mutual understanding through the use of the FOCCUS survey, and each couple participates in a workshop or retreat to prepare them as they enter into this sacrament.

 

Requirements for a man and woman who desire to be married within our church are as follows:

 

·         One of the two engaged individuals has been a member of our parish at some point in their lifetime, or is willing to establish ongoing membership within our faith community. 

·         Both individuals are free to marry in the Catholic Church. That is, they either have not previously been married in any setting or any previous marriage has gone through the Church's annulment process. 

 

If you are planning on getting engaged, or are engaged now, please know that we are ready to be an active part of your marriage preparation! We can answer any questions you may have about this sacrament and your preparations for married life together. Contact the parish office at (920) 867-2179. You can also visit the website Catholic Wedding Help to assist you in planning a Catholic wedding.  

 

Already married but not married in the Church?

You may call to meet Fr. Matthew to discuss the possibility of entering into the Sacrament of Matrimony in addition to your civil marriage. This would be a new step in your relationship, asking the grace of God to be at work, and binding you and your spouse to vows before God. 

 

Previously married?

If you have been married and divorced, you may want to discuss the possibility of an annulment. An annulment process looks at whether the prior marriage had conditions missing for it to be a sacramental marriage. The annulment process is concerned mainly with the personal and spiritual aspects of marriage. It does not “erase” the civil contract, and it does not render children illegitimate. It merely states that after thorough investigation, the Church has decided that a marriage, as the Church understands marriage, was not valid.  Fr. Matthew is trained to assist people in this process. Please call the parish office to set up a time to discuss this. If an annulment is granted, the person is then free to enter into a sacramental marriage.

Welcome!

Our Faith Formation program seeks to help parents teach their children about the faith and grow in a relationship with Jesus through classes, prayer experiences, Christian service, retreats, and more.  It includes:


  • Children's Liturgy (for ages 3-3rd. gr.) during Mass
  • Gr. 1-12 weekly classes 
  • Sacrament Preparation 
  • Youth Group 
  • Retreats and Conferences


For more information, please contact Steph Hansen, our Faith Formation Coordinator, at 920-867-2170.  Thank you!


Faith Formation Schedule

2019-2020

Faith Formation Registration Forms

Printed forms available by request.

Printable

Transportation Form


Bible Studies/Faith Sharing Groups

Feed your soul, meet new people, grow in faith, and have fun


Experience the Power of the Holy Spirit  

What:  A Faith Sharing Group using the video series called The Wild Goose by Fr. Dave Pivonka (Wild Goose is a term the ancient Celts had for the Holy Spirit) 


 The 14 sessions include topics such as:

  • God's Love Poured Out.
  • The Breath of God.
  • Baptism in the Holy Spirit and Fire.
  • The Spirit and Our Lady.
  • Gifts of the Holy Spirit.
  • The Spirit and the Eucharist.
  • The Spirit of Adoption.
  • The Spirit and the Sacraments.

When:  Most Wednesday evenings (We started, but you are welcome to join in at any point.) 

              6:00 potluck meal (every week) followed by video, personal prayer, and small group discussion.

               Jan. 15, 22, 26; Feb. 5, 19; March 4, 18, 25; April 1, 22, 29; May 6, 20, 27

Where:  The parish hall

Who:  Adults as well as teens (12th grade and older)

Why: The mission of the Wild Goose is to invite men and women to an encounter, or a renewed encounter, with Christ who perfectly reveals the love of the Father by the grace of the Holy Spirit. 


The Holy Spirit is not merely something relegated to Confirmation but the Spirit desires a relationship with us that will take us on the greatest adventure imaginable; a journey to the very Heart of God. The Holy Spirit desires to be present to us in a manner that brings light out of darkness, freedom out of bondage, order out of chaos and life out of death. Such is the power of the Wild Goose.


More Information:  Check out:  thewildgooseisloose.com or Contact Steph Hansen at the Faith Formation office 920-867-2170 or cell 920-277-8844 or hansensteph@yahoo.com




Lenten Food for the Soul

Thursdays 6:30

Come early for the stations of the cross at 6:00 if you want to.


Each video session includes discussion

and personal prayer time in church.

  • Thursday, Feb. 27:  Bishop Barron video on Prayer
  • Thursdays March 5, 12, and 19:  Bishop Barron video                           "Seven Deadly Sins; Seven Lively Virtues"
  • Thursday March 26:  Talk by our own Fr. Matthew (topic to        be determined)
  • Thursday April 2:  Parenting Discussion (Share your struggles/?s and your successes; we will learn from each other) and Tips from St. Therese's Parents (Saints Louis and Zelie Martin)!

  (Can't make a Bishop Barron video?  Check it out on you tube.  You won't get the prayer time in church or the faith sharing, but you will get his great insights!)  



More Information:  Contact Steph Hansen at the Faith Formation office 920-867-2170 or cell 920-277-8844 or hansensteph@yahoo.com



Events

Lent/Triduum/Easter

Masses

Ash Wednesday Mass - 7 pm


Holy Thursday Mass - 6:30 pm


Good Friday Service - 1:00 pm


Holy Saturday/Easter Vigil Mass - 8:15 pm


Easter Sunday Mass - 10:30 am


Knights of Columbus Monthly FREE Meals

(the 4th Sunday of each month after the 10:30 mass)

Everyone is welcome to come for food, fun, and fellowship


Lenten Food for the Soul

Stations of the Cross Thursdays - 6:00


Lenten Video Presentations/Speakers  Thursdays at 6:30

(See "Adult Faith Formation" on this website for more information/weekly topics)