THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Music by: Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by: Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by: Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp
Friday, March 21, 2014: 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 22, 2014: 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 23, 2014: 2:30 p.m. (matinee)
Friday, March 28, 2014: 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 29, 2014: 2:30 p.m. (matinee)
Saturday, March 29, 2014: 7:00 p.m.
**House opens 45 minutes prior to curtain.
**Reserved Seating – Tickets go on sale February 19
Premium Seating: $12 and $10 (Students, Seniors-62+, disabled)
Regular Seating: $10 and $8 (Students, Seniors-62+, disabled)
“DINNER ON THE SET” FUNDRAISER
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Authentic Austrian cuisine by Chef Beth Carter
Adults $12; Children 12 and under $6.50
Public welcome! Bring your friends!
Reservations and payment must be made by Monday March 24.
Only 20 tickets available at the door day of the event.
Tickets available at Parish Center office
Watch the bulletin for further updates.
Questions? Call 419-709-4692
The February issue of St. Peter’s FAMILY should be in mailboxes soon for all friends of St. Peter’s in our data base who are 60+. For those over age 60, CLICK HERE to read the online version.
For the June issue, ALL friends of St. Peter’s will receive a copy. Enjoy reading!
Every year in January, and most of the time during very frigid weather, teens from around our area gather in Galion to take part in the Back to Heartland Retreat. This overnight retreat, taking place over Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, has been taking place for over 20 years now and gives high school teens a unique opportunity to experience fellowship with their peers, embrace their faith more fully, and have a lot of fun!
Each Back to Heartland Gathering has many aspects to it. It always has a fun activity that helps get the ball rolling. This year’s theme was “Get Out Of The Boat” based on the Gospel of Matthew where Jesus commanded Jesus to get out of the boat and walk on water with Him, relying on his faith to keep him safe. The teens present made boats based on a series of criteria to help them understand the gravity of their faith. While they were doing this there was a live twitter feed where people at home were able to follow along on what was happening at the retreat.
The youth also experienced a series of witness talks which helped to bring them to a greater understanding of some of the great faith that some of the biblical figures possessed, and it encouraged the teens to strive to have that same amount of faith. They also had the opportunity to participate in Reconciliation and Mass. The youth were also provided with a great dinner by the Galion Knights of Columbus, participated in a dance, experienced praise and worship music and had some recreation time! We were very excited to have two Saint Peter’s Youth this year participating: Alexis Winters and Sophie Winters.
The Back to Heartland area has several gatherings for youth to get involved in each year. In February there is the Junior High Gathering for seventh and eighth graders which focuses on their preparation for Confirmation. In March the Back to Heartland area hosts the Senior Prom at Saint Mary’s in Shelby. During the summer months the youth participate in YES which is a service weekend where they go out to the homes of people in the community who are in need of some assistance at their place of residence with things such as painting, yard work, construction and general cleaning, and to top off our summer the youth participate in Leadership Weekend which is held at Resurrection Parish. This is a weekend where the high school youth learn how to not only be leaders in their lives but more importantly in the Church, and the experience is culminated by participating in a high ropes course.
In addition to the many experiences in our deanery area, there are more opportunities to get involved such as attending Steubenville, the March for Life, eXclaim, the Summer Youth Conference and the National Catholic Youth Conference as well as our monthly youth group meetings at our parish!
We would like to thank Alexis Winters and Sophie Winters for coming to the Back to Heartland Retreat in January! The Back to Heartland Retreat is an overnight retreat that takes place at Saint Joseph’s in Galion annually for high school students in our deanery area. This year’s theme was “Get Out of the Boat” which focused on following God’s commands in your life! We hope more of you can join us next year!
A great way for teens to continue to grow in their faith is through youth ministry programs such as these! For more information on how you or your teen can get involved, contact Elizabeth Wurm at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the parish office.
(Thank you to Mrs. Elizabeth Wurm, Youth Minister, for sending the story and photos.)
(Story and photos submitted by Mrs. Elizabeth Wurm, Director of Religious Education and Youth Minister.)
On January 22, 650,000 pilgrims descended on Washington, D.C., for the 41st annual March for Life. The weather for the March event was far from ideal. Forecasters were predicting the worst snow storm in recent history as our pilgrims left on January 21 and all of the federal government buildings were shut down in anticipation of this event. However, despite those conditions, people from around the country made the journey to walk in bitterly cold temperatures to the Supreme Court Building in order to stand up for the unborn and hope and pray for the overturning of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion throughout pregnancy.
The trip this year was once again sponsored by the Bucyrus Holy Trinity Knights of Columbus Council #711. Overall, there were 51 people from several different parishes with the group sponsored by the Knights. That included several pilgrims from St. Peter’s Parish who took the journey as well—most notably, some youth who are committed to the cause of Respecting Life. They were able to attend the Youth Rally Mass in downtown D.C., hear Matt Maher perform, and listen to several speakers who were present to discuss the defense of life in all of its stages. Later, the pilgrims were able to meet with Jim Jordan in the Capitol Building to discuss with him the overturning of the Roe v. Wade Decision.
We would like to thank Olivia Kastelic, Noah Dillinger, Jacob Randall, Ryanne Roley, Patti Kastelic, Donna Dillinger and Father Jeremy Miller for going on this pilgrimage with us and not only giving of their time but giving up their personal comfort to be instruments of change for the unborn.
An additional part of the trip was the privilege that Noah Dillinger–an Eagle Scout from St. Peter’s Boy Scout Troop 121– had in being one of four people who was selected to carry up a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider to honor those who have fought and died in all United States wars. It was quite an honor because very few Americans ever have the opportunity to pay this kind of tribute to the fallen men and women who have served our country so valiantly.
We do hope that next year you will prayerfully consider joining us on the March in January. It is not an easy trip by any measure but one that has a lasting impact on all those who make the journey—assuredly for the future of the over 4,000 children who are aborted each year.
The PSR Vocations Fair took place last Wednesday evening and Father Jeremy spoke to all the classes about his vocation and about the meaning of a vocation. The children then went to the “fair” where they made cards for the religious and ordained in our parish, made spiritual bouquets for the seminarians in the diocese, identified their gifts and talents and how they could be used in the Church and had their pictures taken imagining themselves as married, religious (sister) or a priest.
Thank you to Mrs. Wurm, director of religious education, for sending this information and the photos.
During the liturgical year, the St. Peter’s Church is always beautifully decorated to enhance our special celebrations. Thank you to the Liturgy Committee and other parishioner helpers who decorated the church for the Christmas season!