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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Attentions all Ladies of the Church: CCW will host an Ice CreamSocial on Sunday, July 21st from 2 pm to 4 pm in the Parish hall. Bring your children!
We invite all First Communicants and their parents to take part inthe afternoon procession on June 22 for this year’s EucharisticCongress. Children should wear their First Communion attire and be dropped off by a parent or guardian in the hallway between Hall A and the Spanish Suite between 4:30 p.m. – 4:55 p.m. Reserved seating is provided for First Communicants and their parents. Parents must sit in reserved section behind the First Communicants, which is the first section on the right side of the center aisle when facing the altar.