Welcome to Ss. Peter and Paul

Faith Formation Class

Calendars for 2018/2019 

pdf Elementary school calendar 2018/2019 (63 KB)

pdf High and Middle school calendar 2018/2019 (65 KB) 

 

 

Hello! My name is Emma Kloes and I am a college student at UW-Madison.  Although I love my home in Madison, I also loved growing up in Hortonville as a parishioner of Ss. Peter and Paul.  Ss. Peter and Paul has always been very special to me; there is something that this community has that is unlike any other.  Some visiting priests say that it’s our strong voices in communal prayer or our beautiful, loud singing.  I’d have to agree with them, but the uniqueness of our parish is more than our loud voices.  It’s the dedication to service, radiant joy, fire for the Catholic faith, and pure love that I have witnessed in so many of you.  This has taught me the importance and pure goodness of living a life for Christ. The transition to life in college was not an easy one, but Ss. Peter and Paul had fortunately equipped me for living out my faith amidst the secular college culture of Madison.  I want to thank you and give back to our beautiful community here by sharing various reflections each week in our bulletin. I hope to share with you all the beauty of Catholicism along with ways we can live out this faith, striving for holiness and heaven.    Emma~

 September 2, 2018

I just listened to a Father Mike Schmitz podcast where he touched on our tendency to say “I’m fine”. “Would you like some help?” “I’m fine” “Are you okay?” “I’m fine”. We say “I’m fine” when we deny help and when we are content with our state of suffering. 

 It’s easy to say “I’m fine” to God’s forgiveness of our sins. It can be easy to think we don’t need to receive this Sacrament of Reconciliation We make excuses to keep God from forgiving our sins. We know that this is an invitation to mercy and grace. We acknowledge the sacrifice Jesus made to give us this gift. 

 Forgiveness, however, can be impossible when one considers it not important or not essential. There is a way out of this by acknowledging the truth. Instead of saying “I’m fine” to God’s invitation to mercy and grace, must say “God I’m not fine”. We need this sacrament. We must say “Father I am here. I have sinned and I am broken. I need your healing and your help” in order to be changed. 

 Father Mike offered a challenge to go to confession within eight days.  I challenge you to go to confession within the next two weeks. 

Apart from our normal time on Saturday’s at 3:30pm, you can search for more confession times in our area through masstimes.org or by searching on other parishes’ websites. In these next two weeks we will be tempted to say “I’m fine” to this opportunity to accept God’s mercy. We will be tempted to make excuses. These weeks will give us the opportunity to examine ourselves and our tendencies to say no to God, but to finally surrender ourselves and our sins to God by receiving the sacrament. 

 Happy Sunday!

 

Emma

 

August 26th

I have been out of the United States for eight weeks now improving my fluency in the Spanish language, as my job in Madison requires this fluency.  As my time in foreign lands comes to an end, I have been able to reflect on what I have learned and how I have changed.  I could write pages and pages of all the things I have learned apart from the Spanish language, but I don´t have the room in this bulletin to spill all my reflections, thoughts, and experiences.  What I am going to touch on today, however, is the perspective my time abroad has offered.  These weeks have offered me perspective on what makes life beautiful: love between friends and family, faith in a good and gracious God, and hope for life eternal in Heaven. 

                Wednesday marks the ninth week in unfamiliar lands and the ninth week without seeing a familiar face.  Although I have been alone for nine weeks without physical contact with friends and family, and without hearing the voices and seeing the smiles of those who I love the most, I have not been completely alone.  I have been surrounded by the Holy Spirit, who has been guiding me through the difficulties, the experiences outside of my comfort zone, and the pain of missing my loved ones.  The Holy Spirit has been guiding me in my beautiful life, in my beautiful journey to meet Jesus.

                This perspective isn´t only possible while abroad, however.  In our simple, daily lives, God constantly urges us out of our comfort zones so we can gain this perspective.  I challenge you, whether in your home, school, workplace, or neighboring city, to look for this perspective. Look for Jesus and what he has to teach you in your journey to meet Him in Heaven.

 Happy Sunday

Emma

 

If you would like to read more of Emma's Sunday Reflections click on the "Youth and Young Adult" tab.

 

Meet our Priest Celebrants!

 Welcome

Father James Jugenheimer

 Father Jim was born in 1960 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He grew up and lived in Chicago, Illinois, Battle Creek Michigan, Rochester, Minnesota and Niles, Michigan. Father Jim entered seminary in 1979  at St. Charles Borromeo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was Ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in May,1987, and served as assistant pastor at St. Stanislaus Parish, Lansdale, Pennsylvania from 1987 to 1991. He was appointed to faculty of Bishop McDevitt High School, Wyncote, Pennsylvania, 1991-2003, and then transferred to the Diocese of Green  Bay in 2003. Appointed Pastor of St. Mary Parish, Clarks Mills and St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Whitelaw, Wisconsin and served both parishes 2003-2007. Appointed as founding pastor of Most Blessed Sacrament Parish, Oshkosh,  Wisconsin in 2007 and served there until 2017. On July 1, 2017 Father was appointed pastor  of Pius X Parish, Appleton and Sacramental   Minister to Ss. Peter and Paul Parish, Hortonville.

 Welcome

Father Adam Bradley

 Father Adam Bradley grew up in Antigo, WI. He graduated from Antigo High School in 2007 where he participated in cross-country, running, waterskiing and also worked at his father’s funeral home. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Parkside for two years, then transferred to UW-Oshkosh where he became involved with the Newman Center and ultimately decided to enter the seminary. Fr. Bradley graduated from the Conception Seminary College in Missouri and attended St. Francis de Sales Seminary and Sacred Heart Seminary and the School of Theology in the  Archdiocese of Milwaukee, earning a Master of Divinity degree. Bishop David Ricken ordained Father Bradley on Saturday, July 1, 2017, at St Mary Parish, DePere. Bishop Ricken has assigned him to serve as Parochial Vicar of St. Pius X Parish in Appleton, priest celebrant at Ss. Peter and Paul in   Hortonville, and part-time chaplain at Xavier High School.

 

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