Stroke Scan Plus will be at St. Peter Catholic Church on Thursday, August 15,2019to provide life-saving, wellness ultrasound screenings. It is important to perform preventive maintenance for ourselves yearly. Do you have high blood pressure or high cholesterol, diabetes, or a family history of heart disease, stroke, abdominal aneurysm or internal cancers? If so, do not miss this opportunity for early detection of a possibly serious disease. These screenings are typically NOT performed at your annual check-up, and insurance companies may not pay for them unless you are symptomatic. Diagnostic versions of these screenings cost thousands of dollars in a hospital. Stroke Scan Plus will be offering them to you for $149 for all 7 combined ultrasound screenings (Stroke, AAA, AFIB & organs). Insurance is NOT necessary and appointments are limited. Stroke Scan will be available at the the church for you to register on August 10 & 11, 2019 or please call 832-437-7355 or toll free 1-866-935-7226 to schedule an appointment today for you or a loved one. The screenings will take place in the parish hall. Prevention is your key to quality health! www.strokescan.com.
Hopefully you have received a flocknote or seen in the bulletin about our upcoming blood drive on Wednesday, August 14th between 2 pm and 7 pm in the Parish Hall. As a congregation, we would also like families to make and bring in comfort kits for the Red Cross to use during emergencies. We will be accepting these the whole month of August. Kits can be put in zip lock bags and can include the following small travel size or family size items. Shampoo, Soap, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Washcloth, Disposable Razor. If you have a desire to become a board member or a volunteer please see Darcey Leis or contact the Red Cross. Thank you on behalf of the Red Cross
Charter Foundations is awarding $5000 grants to three organizations in LaGrange. St. Vincent de Paul can receive the grant if we get enough votes.Vote at http://www.charterfoundation.net
St. Peter’s Pro-Life Ministry is again sponsoring a team for the annual Kickballtournament in support of First Choice Women’s’ Center here in LaGrange. We have 16parishioners on the team! Please come out and support all of them the morning of August 17th. They will be able to play in at least 3 games. Our team Captain is Ryan Wingenbach and the team players are: Ryan and Mandy Wingenbach, Marshall and Tyler Murray, Dan Summers, Jason and Angela Facey, Isaiah Coleman, Felicitas Keinlin, Elbin and Dominic Jacob, Philip George, Mariya Saju, Ann Mariya Roychan, Annie Outman and Clinton Delly. Many area businesses and churches are participating in this great fund raiser. PLEASE COME OUT TO SUPPORT OUR TEAM and the event!!!
St. Peter’s Youth Ministry team is also looking for adults (college-age and up) tobe a part of our “Core Team” of volunteers for our LifeTeen (High School) and Edge (Middle School) Youth Ministries. These volunteers would be willing to serve as mentors for the teens, sharing in the activities, and helping with small group discussions as needed. Volunteers would not be expected to be present at every Youth Group session. We can work with any schedule or level of involvement. This is a wonderful opportunity for parents to get involved! Youth Groups meet Wednesday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30.
Please prayerfully consider if you would be able to provide your time and talent to one or more of these rewarding ministries. Religious education for our youth is so important, and it can’thappen without your help! Please contact Emily Purcell at email@example.com or by calling the parish office at 706-884-4224. Thank you!
St. Peter’s PREP (Parish Religious Education
Program) is seeking catechists! If you are a faith
-filled individual, enjoy being with children,
and feel that God is calling you to get more
involved, contact Emily Purcell about teaching
this year. No education experience is necessary, you will never be teaching by yourself, and the curriculum is provided! We need adults who would be available as regular weekly teachers for elementary students, as well as some who would be willing to be on our substitute list. If you have considered helping with our PREP program in the past, but were not sure if you could commit to being there regularly, then please consider giving subbing a try! You would only assist as needed, and when you are available. PREP meets Sunday mornings from 9:30 – 10:45.
New this year… childcare is available during PREP time! If youwould like to teach, but have a child under the age of 4 that is not yet able to attend PREP, that is no longer an issue! Contact Emily Purcell if you would be interested in teaching and would need the PREP nursery, or if you would like to volunteer with our PREP nursery. (The nursery during 9:30-10:45 would be available for children of catechists/volunteers only.)
St Peter’s Cursillo Ultreya will meet right after the 6:00 p.m. Mass on Saturday, August 3 in Parish Hall. A Cursillo weekend is not simply a retreat, but ratherthe continuation of a person’s life-long growth as a Christian. If you are interested in deepening your faith and growing in Christian community, Cursillo may be just whatyou’re looking for. Parishioners interested in knowing more about Cursillo are invited to attend this get together. ElizabethArsenault, Founder and President, of “Tools for Empowerment”as well as a fellow Cursillista, will share a video and speak abouther ministry. Come share a “pot-luck” meal with fellowparishioners and find out more about Cursillo.
Following are the dates for the Fall 2019 Weekends at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, Georgia.
Men’s Weekend – October 10-13.
Women’s Weekend – October 17-20
For more information about Cursillo, to register for a weekend or if you need childcare for August 3rd, contact Dave or Fern 706-412-7764 or 706-402-3903.
Getting ready for a “Hot August Night”? You Should! A night of Neil Diamond music performed by highly talented singers. It’s scheduled August 17th in the Parish Hall. Food, fun and entertainment with a revival tent atmosphere. Mark your calendars. Join us. More details to come.
You have a chance to make a difference in the lives of under privileged children in Troup County by donating school supplies. Many children in Foster Care and DFCS struggle having what they need to start back to school. This year St Peter’s is working with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) to provide book bags with supplies to children in Foster Care, children within the Department of Family and Children Services and families associated with St. Vincent DePaul. On June 29 there will be a table in the church lobby with supply lists of items needed. Please return your donated items to this table during the next couple of weeks. All items need to be returned by July 21. Thanks for your kindness.