WELCOME  to  Ss. Peter & Paul

Catholic Church - Weyauwega, Wisconsin

Feed your FAITH    -    and your fears will starve to death

Online Donation 

To donate online, in support of the parish, please click this secure link here.

 

This online donation link has the ability to process donations from credit/debit cards, checking, and savings accounts as well.

If you would like to set up EFT giving, please contact the parish office.

We also encourage you to drop off, or mail in your contribution envelopes.

We are glad you are here!

Whether you are a visitor or new to our parish, interested in becoming Catholic or enrolling in our parish faith formation program, seeking to return to the practice of your faith, an active member of our parish, or a returning or new family, we are pleased that you have come to our website and we will do all that we can to assist you.


If you cannot find the information that you are seeking on this website, please call our parish office or use the 'Contact Us' feature at the top. 

We look forward to seeing everyone at Daily Mass or weekend Masses, in accordance with the new mandate that goes into effect on Saturday, August 1 we ask that everyone wear a mask to Mass. We also understand that there are some people who are not able to wear a mask, so please be respectful to those who are exempt from wearing a mask.  Please bring a mask with you, and we will have some available for people who do not have a mask.


God bless you all and thank you for your faith-filled understanding.


- Fr. Matthew Rappl 

Sunday Homilies



Updates/Changes due to Coronavirus

Update - October 5th, 2020

Due to rising COVID cases around the Diocese, Bishop Ricken has reinstated the dispensation from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass. Please know that we will continue to celebrate all weekday, and weekend Masses as usual, continuing to observe safety precautions and mask-wearing.  


Holy Mass

We are able to have Mass again now!  The times are the same (4:30 Saturdays, 10:30 Sundays as well as Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m.).  The following safety measures are in place:

1. We recommend wearing a mask but it is not required. 

2. Every other pew is blocked off to allow for social distancing. 

3.  Hand sanitizer is available at the entrances.

4.  Pews, door handles, etc. will be sanitized after each mass.

5.  We ask that those who are feeling ill please stay home.

6.  We are limited to 25% of capacity, which is 100 people.  We are confident there will be room for all who desire to come as we have a small number of people in our parish.  Please come!

 

Staying Connected with Fr. Matthew

Fr. Matthew has his own Youtube channel, just enter Fr. Matthew Rappl in the Youtube search bar, and click the videos to hear some thoughts and prayers!

The parish Facebook page is an excellent way to stay connected as well!


Anointing of the Sick

If you or a loved one are in emergency need of the Sacrament of the Sick, please call 920-460-9981 directly.


Confession

Confessions will remain available on Saturday afternoons from 3:45pm -4:15pm. Due to safety concerns, confessions will only be available behind the screen.


Personal Prayer

The church will remain open everyday of the week 8:00am - 9:00pm for personal prayer.   


"Trust in the Lord with all your heart.  Lean not on your own understanding." (prov. 3:5)

 

"Rejoice.  I say it again, rejoice.  The Lord is near.  Have no anxiety at all, but in all things with prayer and thanksgiving make your requests known to God.  Then, the peace of Christ which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus." (Philippines 4:5-8)


Let’s help support and connect with one another and God.  All are welcome.

Mass Times

Saturdays 4:30        Sundays 10:30        Tues./Thurs. 9:00 a.m.



Reconciliation Times

Saturday: 3:45 - 4:1


**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.  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!


Our First Class for the 2020-2021 school year will be Sept. 20.  If you have been part of our program in the past, you will receive registration materials in the mail.  If you are new to the program, please contact Steph.


Youth Group

Encounter Youth Group is for students in gr. 6-12.  We normally meet the second Wednesday of each month 6:30-8 pm.  Our first Youth Group for the 2020-2021 school year will be Sept. 23 in the parish hall.  

  • Games
  • Inspiring Talks
  • Discussion
  • Get to know new friends
  • Prayer Experiences

Grow in Faith and Have Fun!

If we need to go back to our online version due to COVID 19, please use the link below:

Faith Formation Registration Forms

Printed forms available by request.

Printable

Liability Form


Printable Calendar

Bible Studies/Faith Sharing Groups

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

Oremus Let Us Pray  


Do you find it easy to pray?     Is prayer an integral part of your day?         


Do you hear God’s voice in your daily life and know how to respond accordingly?

     

In Oremus you will:

-         Become aware of God’s presence in your life

-         Discover the simple yet profound steps of Catholic prayer

-         Learn how to respond to God and express yourself in prayer

-         Discover how to hear God’s voice in Scripture, in your heart,

and in ordinary moments… and MORE!

 

When:  Wednesdays at 6:30pm, beginning October 7th

Where:  Ss. Peter & Paul Church Hall

What:  Video, Personal Prayer in Church, Discussion

Lead by:  Sara Folk

Questions / Sign up:  Steph Hansen 920.277.8844 (sign up ahead of time or just show up that night)

 

 

Please wear a mask if you are able, and we will spread out.

 

                                                

More Information on Oremus at ascensionpress.com


Events

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

This will not be taking place until after COVID-19 Concerns end.

Awareity Incident Reporting

The Diocese of Green Bay Office of Safe Environment has implemented a
web-based incident reporting tool called Awareity. Awareity is a comprehensive platform for reporting,
tracking, and documenting incidents and concerns. Awareity empowers program leaders, staff,
neighbors, visitors, and all other community members to be heard and to safely report warning signs
and trouble. The goal of Awareity is prevention and to help identify red flags and warning signs before
an incident occurs or escalates.  Should you have an incident you want to report, click on the link

below and then click on the green butterfly.

Awareity Incident Reporting