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Pie Baking 101 and a Petersburg Pie Party

posted Sep 14, 2017, 5:38 AM by Cindy Walkup

On Saturday, October 7, learn pie making from an expert, Pie Lady Sue Lengerich.  Pick a session (9 a.m. to Noon or 1 to 4 p.m.) in the PLC.  Sue will provide an ingredients list (approx. a week before the class), with each student choosing the type of pie he/she wants to make and providing ingredients for that specific kind of pie. The cost is $5/person and a pledge—to provide a home-baked pie for the Community Thanksgiving Dinner hosted at St. Joseph. Limited to 20 participants per session.

 These pies will then be served at the  PETERSBURG PIE PARTY, after the 4:30 p.m. Mass at St. Joseph that same Saturday.

Students and Mass attendees are invited to stay after Mass for a light meal—roast beef sandwiches, chips, a vegetable tray, and drinks, followed by the showstopper pies that have been made  during the day’s classes. 


Senior Lunch & Learn

posted Sep 14, 2017, 5:37 AM by Cindy Walkup

Thursdays of October, 12:30 p.m., St. Joseph PLC

Join us for a great lunch, great fellowship, and presentations about aging happily and gracefully! A small $5 donation is suggested to cover lunch expenses. (Lunch is being catered by J. Marie’s Restaurant again this year.) RSVP at the St. Joseph Office, 419/738-2115, by Tuesday for the Thursday program.  Family/friend advocates are welcome too! 

 Our program for October 5 includes:

The Wapakoneta Y presents Chair Aerobics AND

Amy Stewart, manager of the Sleep Disorders Center, St. Rita’s Medical Center, presents Common Sleep Disorders and How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep.

 On October 12 we welcome Paula Davis, director of the   Optimal Aging Institute, Bowling Green State University.   We hope that many of you plan to attend!



posted Jul 21, 2017, 1:13 PM by Cindy Walkup   [ updated Jul 21, 2017, 1:14 PM ]

If you have questions about your Catholic faith, this video series is for you.  Learn how to know your faith, live it, and articulate it to others!  
Topics Include: The Journey of Faith; Divine Revelation; The Paschal Mystery; The Story of Salvation; The Bible; Who is Jesus?; The Holy Spirit and the Life of Grace; Mary and the Saints; Why Do I Need the Church?; The Last Things          
This opportunity will be offered on Wednesday evenings from 6:45 to 8:15 PM in the St. Joseph  Adult Center, beginning September 6.  There is no cost to attend, but please call the office at 419/ 738-2115 to register so that we may prepare enough materials for everyone.

What Pope Francis Says About Peace

posted Jul 21, 2017, 1:10 PM by Cindy Walkup

Book Study on four Sundays (September 10, 17, 24, and Oct 1), 9 a.m., St. Joseph Adult Center 
Pope Francis has spoken often and passionately both about the need for peace in the world, and our call to be peacemakers. For him, the act of becoming a peacemaker is an inside job—we start by making peace within ourselves, then with those closest to us, then with the wider community, and, finally, with  the world.  
With this booklet, we spend a month with the words of Pope Francis as he focuses on peace.  Each day includes questions for personal reflection and an accompanying prayer, which we’ll discuss on Sundays. 
“The root of peace lies in the capacity to listen,” Pope Francis said in his 2017 New Year’s Day address. May      listening to him help us open our ears, eyes, and hearts to all the ways we can become agents of peace in our world.  To register for this small group study and obtain your booklet, please contact Polly Scherger (419/738-8098) or the St. Joseph Parish Office (419/ 738-2115).

40 Days for Life

posted Jul 21, 2017, 1:08 PM by Cindy Walkup

Join the third annual Petersburg 40 hour prayer vigil as part of the 40 Days for Life fall campaign!
Prayer vigils will be held from 6 AM Sept 27 to 10 PM Sept 28 in front of St Joseph and Immaculate Conception churches.
40 Days for Life is an international pro-life movement that focuses on peaceful prayer vigils along with fasting and community outreach. Since 40 days for Life began in 2007:  
13,305 babies have been saved from abortion, 86 abortion clinics have closed, and 154 abortion workers have quit their jobs!
Our prayers are working! Please consider praying for one hour either at St Joseph or Immaculate Conception, and join us for the pro-life rosaries that will be prayed at all Petersburg parishes on Wednesday evening, September 27. Prayer vigil sign ups will be at all Masses on September 16 & 17. For more information about 40 Days for life go to www.40daysforlife.com

New Ordination Videos

posted Aug 2, 2016, 11:18 AM by Beth Klopfenstein   [ updated Jul 7, 2017, 6:38 AM by Cindy Walkup ]

The Catholic Telegraph and the Vocation Office  created videos from Fr. Sean’s ordination. The Telegraph created two different videos, a trailer and a full length video of the Mass. The Vocation Office video, which includes brief descriptions about all parts of the ordination Mass, can be viewed by clicking here


posted Jan 29, 2016, 1:00 PM by Beth Klopfenstein

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DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD - From the Office of the Archbishop

posted Jul 30, 2015, 12:14 PM by Cindy Walkup   [ updated Dec 11, 2015, 8:23 AM by Beth Klopfenstein ]

Recently released videos in which officials of Planned Parenthood traffic in human organs, tissues, and body parts from their abortion clinics are chilling and appalling. They display a callous disrespect for human life. Staff from the Family and Respect Life Office of the Archdiocese took part in “Women Betrayed” rally at Planned Parenthood’s Cincinnati clinic on July 28 to protest this outrage.

However, we need to do more than raise our voices. I urge Catholics and all people of good will to write to their representatives in state and national government, asking them to stop the flow of your tax dollars to Planned Parenthood. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has supported defunding for many years. Planned Parenthood received more than $1.3 million in state funds from Ohio and $500 million in federal funds in fiscal 2013-2014.

Please also support a pro-life pregnancy center that helps women in unintended pregnancies, providing many needed services. You can find a list of them at  http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/ministries-offices/family-life/respect-life/pregnancy-coalition-resource-page/ If you have had or participated in an abortion and suffer remorse, please know that the Church’s post-abortion healing ministry, Project Rachel, stands ready to offer compassionate assistance. Learn more about Project Rachel at www.projectrachelcincy.com

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