Updates/Changes due to Coronavirus
These days certainly are unlike any others most of us have experienced. We want to keep you up-to-date in terms of our parish community and our spiritual lives during this time.
Effective Friday, March 20, Bishop Ricken has suspended all public attendance at Masses through at least mid-April. Bishop Ricken assures us that not attending Mass during a national health emergency like this is not sinful.
Priests will continue to celebrate Mass privately during this time, and we will certainly be praying for everyone during this difficult time.
Ss. Peter and Paul Church will remain open for private prayer every day of the week from 8:00am - 9:00pm. We encourage people to come and pray privately. We will have some prayer materials available.
The parish office will remain open with normal hours of 7:45am - 12:15pm. Please email the parish office, or call with any questions or concerns you may have. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will still be available on Saturday at 3:45pm - 4:15pm.
All other events and services are cancelled.
This is going to be a difficult time, and we will be without the Eucharist during this time. We are not able to offer communion to people except in danger of death. Spiritual communion is a prayer expressing our desire for Holy Communion, the Eucharist, in times when we are not able to receive Him. St. Thomas Aquinas defined a Spiritual Communion as “an ardent desire to receive Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament and in lovingly embracing Him as if we had actually received Him.”
Daily Mass is livestreamed Monday through Friday from the campus of Relevant Radio in Green Bay. You can access the Mass at the Relevant Radio app, or at this link https://relevantradio.com/faith/daily-mass-video/.
We will be working in the coming days on a plan to keep in touch with our parishioners in a variety of ways.
We will also be finding ways to communicate with you and provide spiritual resources.
This will be a difficult time for many. Let us pray for all who are or will be ill with the virus, and for all in health care professions who will be working very hard to bring healing.
As with so many households and businesses, this will be a difficult time financially for our parish as well. You may continue to offer your contributions through Electronic Fund Transfer. We can always receive contributions via the mail or in person as well.
On Thursday, March 19, Bishop Ricken is beginning a year of prayer in honor of St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church. Let us seek his intercession for all people as we enter into this difficult time. St. Joseph, pray for us!
Please know of my prayers each day for you.
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.
Confessions will remain available on Saturday afternoons from 3:45pm -4:15pm. Due to safety concerns, confessions will only be available behind the screen.
We encourage you to follow along with a Mass from Bishop Barron's personal chapel. Click here
Please see Mass times sections for more options to tune into Mass.
The church will remain open everyday of the week 8:00am - 9:00pm for personal prayer.
Youth Faith Formation
Faith formation classes have been cancelled until further notice.
- Read a book of the Bible or stories from a children's Bible.
- Check out “Stories of Saints for Kids” on You Tube
- Check out Pureflix.com a Christian version of Netflix (with a 30 day free trial) that can provide some great Christian movies, shows, etc.
Please feel free to call or text or email Steph Hansen (920-277-8844, firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
"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)
Just so everyone knows, there will be no public Masses for the time being at Ss. Peter and Paul.
Keep in mind that Sunday remains the Lord's Day, and we want to continue to pray with the Church and unite ourselves spiritually to the Mass.
We want to share some resources for you to tune into Mass, so that you can continue to pray with your family for the Church and the world.
-WFRV Channel 5 will broadcast Bishop Ricken celebrating Sunday Mass at 10:30a
-WBAY Channel 2 will broadcast Sunday morning Mass at 5:30a
-CW14 will broadcast Sunday morning Mass at 8:00a
-ETWN televises Sunday Mass at 7:00a, 11:00a and 11:00p. Televised daily Mass is offered at 7:00am, 11:00am and 6:00p.
Relevant Radio Station 1050 AM:
Sunday Mass aired at 9:00a
Daily Mass at 12:00p
Download the App and stream live
ETWN and Relevant Radio offer Live-streaming of the Masses they broadcast.
The Cathedral in Green Bay is promising a live stream of their 9:00a Sunday Mass
Word on Fire has Mass everyday, which can be found here:
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.
Daily Mass Times
Tuesday: 9:00 am
Thursday: 9:00 am
**Reconciliation is also available by request after Mass or by appointment throughout the week.
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.
Meeting JESUS in the Eucharist
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.
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
Please contact Fr. Matthew to set up an appointment to register at the parish.
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
(920) 460-9981 (emergency contact)
Mrs. Dawn Nelson
(920) 867-2074 Fax
Mrs. Stephanie Hansen
Faith Formation Coordinator
(920) 277-8844 (cell)
Mrs. Carolynn Rynish
Faith Formation Assistant
“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.
“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 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
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.
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.
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
Faith Formation Registration Forms
Printed forms available by request.
Bible Studies/Faith Sharing Groups
Feed your soul, meet new people, grow in faith, and have fun
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)
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.