Thoughts From Father Steve
Dear Parish Family,
What is your earliest childhood memory of First Responders? Did you see them at church? Did they help your family? Did you see them in parades? On TV? Did you play with toy firetrucks or police cars? Did you pretend to be a Police Officer when you would play? What did you think of First responders when you were a kid? Were you inspired by them? Did you think they were cool? Do you remember interacting with them? Do you remember the first time you prayed for them?
Every day they do the difficult job of putting their lives on the line to protect and enhance our community and way of life. We offer our prayers in appreciation for all First Responders who serve our communities. Together we offer a special prayer—a prayer of protection for the men and women serving on the front lines of our communities...the EMT’s, the Paramedics, the Firefighters, the Police Officers, the Deputy Sheriffs, and the folks in dispatch centers and the 9-1-1 call rooms...protect them from harm, GOD! The parish Grouping of Northern Butler County THANK YOU and LOVE YOU!
Blessed are you, Lord, God of mercy, who through your Son gave us a marvelous example of charity and great commandment of love for one another. Send down Your blessings on these Your servants, who so generously devote themselves to helping others. Grant them courage when they are afraid, wisdom when they must make quick decisions, strength when they are weary, and compassion in all their work. When the alarm sounds and they are called to aid both friend and stranger, let them faithfully serve You in their neighbor. Amen.
In Christ’s love,
CANTORS NEEDED!!! St. Peter Parish is looking for cantors for the Saturday, 4:00 pm Mass and Sunday, 11:30 am Mass. Please contact Christin Miller at 724-794-2880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. We currently have 4 cantors and are in need of morebeautiful voices. Thank you so much