We are glad you are here!
Whether you are a visitor or new to our parish, interested in becoming Catholic or enrolling in our parish faith formation program, seeking to return to the practice of your faith, an active member of our parish, or a returning or new family, we are pleased that you have come to our website and we will do all that we can to assist you.
If you cannot find the information that you are seeking on this website, please call our parish office or use the 'Contact Us' feature at the top.
We look forward to seeing everyone at daily Mass or weekend Masses, in accordance with the new mandate that goes into effect on Saturday, August 1 we ask that everyone wear a mask to Mass. We also understand that there are some people who are not able to wear a mask, so please be respectful to those who are exempt from wearing a mask. Please bring a mask with you, and we will have some available for people who do not have a mask.
God bless you all and thank you for your faith-filled understanding.
- Fr. Matthew Rappl
Saturdays 4:30 Sundays 10:30 Tues./Thurs. 9:00 a.m.
Palm Sunday Mass 10:30 (Reconciliation after Mass with Fr. Matt and Fr. Dave)
Holy Thursday Mass 6:30 followed by Eucharistic Adoration available until 9 pm
Good Friday Service 1:00
Holy Saturday Mass 8:15 followed by a free reception/fellowship for everyone in the parish hall (cheese, crackers, sausage, champagne, and non-alcoholic champagne)
Easter Sunday Mass 10:30
Adoration and Reconciliation after Mass 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month
Church is open often throughout the week for personal prayer. We encourage everyone to come into Jesus' presence for personal prayer as often as possible.
Meeting JESUS in the Eucharist
As friends and followers of Jesus, we are devoted to fostering households and communities of discipleship through the mission and ministry of the Catholic Church.
SS Peter and Paul is a vibrant Catholic Community where all are welcome.
We welcome new disciples to our parish community. If you live within our parish boundaries, which is our mission field, then you are already a member. It is still important that you
Please contact Fr. Matthew to set up an appointment to register at the parish.
Thank you for your interest in Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.
We look forward to meeting you very soon!
If you would like to set up EFT giving, please contact the parish office.
We also encourage you to drop off, or mail in your contribution envelopes.
MEET THE TEAM
Father Matthew Rappl
(920) 460-9981 (emergency contact)
Mrs. Dawn Nelson
(920) 867-2074 Fax
Mrs. Stephanie Hansen
Faith Formation Coordinator
(920) 277-8844 (cell)
Mrs. Carolynn Rynish
Faith Formation Assistant
Updates/Changes due to Coronavirus
Update - October 5th, 2020
Due to rising COVID cases around the Diocese, Bishop Ricken has reinstated the dispensation from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass. Please know that we will continue to celebrate all weekday, and weekend Masses as usual, continuing to observe safety precautions and mask-wearing.
We are able to have Mass again now! The times are the same (4:30 Saturdays, 10:30 Sundays as well as Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m.). The following safety measures are in place:
1. We are strongly encouraging people to wear masks.
2. Every other pew is blocked off to allow for social distancing.
3. Hand sanitizer is available at the entrances.
4. Pews, door handles, etc. will be sanitized after each mass.
5. We ask that those who are feeling ill please stay home.
6. We are limited to 25% of capacity, which is 100 people. We are confident there will be room for all who desire to come as we have a small number of people in our parish. Please come!
Anointing of the Sick
If you or a loved one are in emergency need of the Sacrament of the Sick, please call 920-460-9981 directly.
Confessions will remain available on Saturday afternoons from 3:45pm -4:15pm. Due to safety concerns, confessions will only be available behind the screen.
The church will remain open everyday of the week 8:00am - 9:00pm for personal prayer.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Lean not on your own understanding." (prov. 3:5)
"Rejoice. I say it again, rejoice. The Lord is near. Have no anxiety at all, but in all things with prayer and thanksgiving make your requests known to God. Then, the peace of Christ which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus." (Philippines 4:5-8)
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19-20).
In Baptism we celebrate being reborn as sons and daughters of God. Through this beautiful sacrament we become members of the Church and share in its mission—to spread the Gospel through our lives in the world.
Catholics will most often be baptized as infants—when a baby is baptized the parents and godparents speak for the child, expressing the desire for baptism. Infant baptism emphasizes Christ’s desire to “let the little ones come to me” and emphasizes the important role of family and community in our life of faith.
First time parents (new and expecting) are required to attend a baptismal preparation session. You can set up this session by contacting Fr. Matthew directly. In this session we discuss living out discipleship through our baptismal call. We also focus on the Rite of Baptism and lay out the process for scheduling a baptism in our parish. If you have any questions, please contact the parish office at (920) 867-2179.
Anointing of the Sick
“Is any among you sick? Let him call the presbyters of the Church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer of faith will save the sick man, and the Lord will raise him up; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven” (James 5:14-15).
The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick gives special grace and comfort to those experiencing the difficulties inherent in grave illness or advancement of years. Each time someone falls seriously ill, he or she is encouraged to receive this sacrament, and he or she may receive it again each time the illness worsens. The strength and peace of the Lord that may be received in this sacrament helps the ill to be united to Christ during their trials.
If you or someone you love is in need of the grace of the Sacrament of Anointing, please contact Fr. Matthew directly, or in the case of emergency only, please reach him on his phone. Fr. Matthew will also do anointings after Masses, as needed.
“On the evening of that day, the first day of the week…[Jesus] breathed on them, and said to them: ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained’” (John 20:19, 22-23).
The Sacrament of Reconciliation (also called “Confession” or “Penance”) is a beautiful encounter with our Lord and the Church in which the mercy of God is poured out for us, and we receive forgiveness of our sin. Through the Sacrament of Reconciliation, God forgives our sin, and we also are reconciled with the entire Church.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is scheduled regularly at our parish on Saturdays from 3:45 - 4:15 pm, and on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, following Mass. Please see Welcome section for any additional offerings.
Marriage is a sacrament of vocation in which the Holy Spirit binds a man and woman in matrimony through the vows they make to each other. A priest or deacon witnesses the marriage on behalf of the Church, and a lifelong covenant is formed that parallels the relationship Christ has with his bride, the Church. This sacrament strengthens and binds couples in a lifelong relationship to remain faithful to one another, and to lovingly welcome children into their family through conception or adoption.
Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church takes great joy in assisting couples as they prepare for their wedding day and continues to support them throughout the entirety of their marriage and family life together. Engaged couples have the full support of our faith community, meeting individually for marriage preparation with a priest as well as partaking in other formation opportunities. Mentor couples meet with the engaged couple to assist the couple as they grow in communication and mutual understanding through the use of the FOCCUS
Requirements for a man and woman who desire to be married within our church are as follows:
· One of the two engaged individuals has been a member of our parish at some point in their lifetime, or is willing to establish ongoing membership within our faith community.
· Both individuals are free to marry in the Catholic Church. That is, they either have not previously been married in any setting or any previous marriage has gone through the Church's annulment process.
If you are planning on getting engaged, or are engaged now, please know that we are ready to be an active part of your marriage preparation! We can answer any questions you may have about this sacrament and your preparations for married life together. Contact the parish office at (920) 867-2179. You can also visit the website Catholic Wedding Help to assist you in planning a Catholic wedding.
Already married but not married in the Church?
You may call to meet Fr. Matthew to discuss the possibility of entering into the Sacrament of Matrimony in addition to your civil marriage. This would be a new step in your relationship, asking the grace of God to be at work, and binding you and your spouse to vows before God.
If you have been married and divorced, you may want to discuss the possibility of an annulment. An annulment process looks at whether the prior marriage had conditions missing for it to be a sacramental marriage. The annulment process is concerned mainly with the personal and spiritual aspects of marriage. It does not “erase” the civil contract, and it does not render children illegitimate. It merely states that after thorough investigation, the Church has decided that a marriage, as the Church understands marriage, was not valid. Fr. Matthew is trained to assist people in this process. Please call the parish office to set up a time to discuss this. If an annulment is granted, the person is then free to enter into a sacramental marriage.
Our Faith Formation program seeks to help parents teach their children about the faith and grow in a relationship with Jesus through classes, prayer experiences, Christian service, retreats, and more. It includes:
- Children's Liturgy (for ages 3-3rd. gr.) during Mass
- Gr. 1-12 weekly classes
- Sacrament Preparation
- Youth Group
- Retreats and Conferences
For more information, please contact Steph Hansen, our Faith Formation Coordinator, at 920-867-2170. Thank you!
Our First Class for the 2020-2021 school year will be Sept. 20. If you have been part of our program in the past, you will receive registration materials in the mail. If you are new to the program, please contact Steph.
Encounter Youth Group is for students in gr. 6-12. We normally meet the second Wednesday of each month 6:30-8 pm. Our first Youth Group for the 2020-2021 school year will be Sept. 23 in the parish hall.
- Inspiring Talks
- Get to know new friends
- Prayer Experiences
Grow in Faith and Have Fun!
Squires and St. Lucy Group
These groups (Squires for boys and St. Lucy group for girls) are leadership groups for students in grades 4-12. The groups plan social, service, and fundraising activities such as camping, snow tubing, raking leaves for the elderly, helping with parish projects, and organizing a huge rummage sale 2x/yr.
They meet the 2nd Sunday of each month (when we don't have classes) at 9:00 . To join or for more informaiton contact Jake Wagner (Squires) at 920-460-3487 or Steph Hansen (St. Lucy group) at 920-277-8844.
Faith Formation Registration Forms
Printed forms available by request.
Lenten Parish Activities
Feed your soul, meet new people, have fun, grow in faith!
A Journey with Christ into Conversion
What: Be guided to a more profound understanding of Jesus’ deep and abiding love and his call to conversion. (The videos showcase the grand landscape and architecture of the Holy Land alongside stories of encounter and conversion from a Jewish convert, a biblical scholar, an Eastern-Rite sister, and many others.)
Video, Personal Prayer, Discussion
When: 6:30 Wednesdays starting Feb. 24 (Join anytime though, new people are always welcome!)
Where: The Parish Fellowship Hall
Questions: Contact Steph Hansen (920-277-8844) or Sara Folk
All Are Welcome!
Knights of Columbus
Monthly FREE Meals
(the 4th Sunday of each month after the 10:30 mass)
Everyone is welcome to come for food, fun, and fellowship
This will not be taking place until after
COVID-19 Concerns end.
Awareity Incident Reporting
The Diocese of Green Bay Office of Safe Environment has implemented a
web-based incident reporting tool called Awareity. Awareity is a comprehensive platform for reporting,
tracking, and documenting incidents and concerns. Awareity empowers program leaders, staff,
neighbors, visitors, and all other community members to be heard and to safely report warning signs
and trouble. The goal of Awareity is prevention and to help identify red flags and warning signs before
an incident occurs or escalates. Should you have an incident you want to report, click on the link
below and then click on the green butterfly.