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Parish Leadership

Pastoral Council
Seeks to foster full participation of the entire parish in the pastoral life & mission of the parish and of the Universal Church. It is solely a consultative body with the role of advising and assisting the Pastor in areas of pastoral concern. Membership consists of the Pastor, Deacons, Religious Education Coordinator, School Principal and six lay members (3 elected and 3 appointed by the Pastor) who serve 3 year terms. Meetings are convened by the Pastor at least 6 times a year. For more information, please contact the Parish Office at (610) 692-2216.
Finance Committee
A committee chosen by the Pastor to provide financial advice for the parish. The committee will be convened at least six times a year by the pastor.

Liturgical Ministries

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist
Men and women selected by the Pastor & commissioned by the Archdiocese to assist in distributing Communion at Mass and bringing Communion to the sick and to homebound parishioners.

For more information, please contact the Parish Office at (610) 692-2216.

Ministry of Lector
Parishioners who proclaim the Sacred Scriptures (Old Testament and New Testament Readings) and read the intercessions in the absence of a Deacon.

For more information, please contact the Parish Office at (610) 692-2216.

Ministry of Usher
Provide service at all Masses, including seating of parishioners, taking up the collections and assisting with the Communion procession. Volunteers are always needed.

For more information, please contact the Parish Office at (610) 692-2216.

Altar Servers
Parish boys & girls who have completed the fourth grade and who are interested in serving Mass should have their parents contact the parish office at (610) 692-2216.

Adult servers are also needed to assist with various parish celebrations including funerals and certain Masses. Any adult in the parish who is interested in becoming an adult server may also contact the parish office at (610) 692-2216.

Music Ministry

Along with the organist, the cantor leads the congregation in sung worship at weekend massses. An ability to read music is required. For more information, please contact Anna Marie Snader at: amsnader@sspeterandpaulrc.org or 610-692-2216, ext. 265.
Adult Choir
Saints Peter and Paul Adult Choir leads the congregation in sung worship twice per month, generally alternating the 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM Sunday masses from September through June. The choir also sings at other select  parish liturgies, including Christmas Eve. New members, age 16+ are always welcome! Weekly rehearsals are held on Thursdays at 7:00 PM in the Church. For more information, please contact Anna Marie Snader at: amsnader@sspeterandpaulrc.org or 610-692-2216, ext. 265.
Youth Choir

 The Youth Choir sings at the 9:30 AM Sunday mass once per month and at select liturgies, including Christmas Eve. All parish children between the ages of 8 and 15 are invited to become members. Rehearsal time to be determined. Parents should contact Anna Marie Snader at: amsnader@sspeterandpaulrc.org or 610-692-2216, ext. 265.

Support Groups

Bereavement Ministry
Members of the parish who provide assistance to anyone in the community who is experiencing the grieving process.

For more information, please the Parish Office at (610) 692-2216.

Widowed Persons Support Group
This group meets on the third Saturday of the month at 10: 00 AM in the Parish Center. The group consists of men and women who have lost their spouses and seek to support one another through prayer and support.

For more information, please contact  Marie Martinelli at (610) 431-0331 or Jean Shander at (610) 692-0154 or by calling the parish office at (610) 692-2216.

Al-Anon Family Group
Al-Anon meets in the Church Hall (lower level of the Church) every Wednesday at 10: 00 AM. Al-Anon is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve common problems. Their purpose is to help families of alcoholics by practicing the 12 suggested steps of AA, by giving comfort to families of alcoholics and by offering understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic.

Other Services and Groups

Aid For Friends
A ministry to bring home cooked meals prepared by parish volunteers to isolated home-bound individuals by volunteer visitors. If you would like to volunteer to become a cook, visitor, or driver, please contact Joanne Dearlove at (610) 692-8089 or by contacting the parish office at (610) 692-2216.
Baptismal Bibs
Handmade bibs for parish baptisms.

For more information, please contact Lil Mita at (610).429.1328

Casseroles for ‘My Brother’s House’
Parish volunteers prepare casseroles for the homeless men at My Brother’s House in Philadelphia. On the last Sunday of each month, the group delivers the frozen dinners to the shelter. A freezer is located to the left of the Church narthex to hold the casseroles until the delivery date. Casserole tins & lids are provided and located in the same room.

For more information, please contact Mike Plevyak at mplevyak22@gmail.com or by contacting the parish office at (610) 692-2216.

Christmas Giving Tree
Each year a Christmas tree is set up in the narthex of our church on the weekend after Thanksgiving  and decorated with hundreds of tags designating gifts for the poor and homeless.  Parishioners take a tag and return the tag attached to a specific gift card or wrapped present.  The due date is announced in the bulletin.  This program has benefited Project Home in Philadelphia, the children at Santa Maria/St. Rocco’s parish, and the mission at St. Katharine Drexel in Chester.
Parish Prayer Chain
The Parish Prayer Chain is a group of people who are willing to pray for special intentions from anyone in need of prayers. This type of ministry originates in cloistered religious, who prayed for the people of a particular diocese on a regular basis. Intentions may be submitted by name or anonymously.

If you would like to submit an intention or if you would like to become part of the “prayer chain,” please contact Mary Brown at (610) 696-0806 or Shirley Pritulski at (610) 692-4965, and they will be happy to pass along your request to others for their prayers. Additionally, you may contact the parish office at (610) 692-2216.

The Church cares deeply for couples entering the Sacrament of Marriage. One of the ways that the Church seeks to prepare and support a couple as they prepare for Marriage is through these classes. Couples are required to attend Pre-Cana classes in the months prior to their wedding.

For more information, please contact the Parish Office at (610) 692-2216.  You may also contact the Archdiocesan Office for Life & Family or visit their website.

Poor Box

Our parish has a long-standing tradition of reaching out to particular charities and offering financial support by means of the church “poor boxes.” This tradition began under the leadership of Msgr. James Foley. The parish has generously assisted many charities over the years. Please consider donating to the poor box outreach.

Respect Life Program
A program of witness and service to secure dignity for all human life, born or unborn, young or old, weak or strong, in whatever social or physical condition. Politically active to obtain a Constitutional amendment to protect life at all stages, the group works to inform legislators of pro-life views. Current activities are listed in the bulletin monthly news column.

For more information, please contact Jack and Mary Finley at (610) 692-3154 (marmfin@verizon.net) or Jack and Pat O’Brien at (610) 692-2122 (patandjohnob@yahoo.com).

Faith Formation

Women's Evening Café
On the last Monday of most months at 6:30 PM, join women of all ages as we gather in the Parish Center for an evening of meaningful discussion surrounding a particular topic or presentation.  Light refreshments will be provided, and homemade treats are always appreciated.  Please contact Judy Magee for more information at jmagee@sspeterandpaulrc.org.
Men's Nights
On the last Thursday of most months at 7 PM, the men of our parish and community gather for a fun evening of pizza, beverages, and discussion of relevant topics.  Please contact Judy Magee for more information at jmagee@sspeterandpaulrc.org.
Bible Studies
Sept through May:  Jeff Cavin’s 24 week Bible Timeline DVD series, on Tuesday evenings 7-9 PM  or Thursday mornings at 10 AM-Noon.  For more information please contact Marietta Moody at yettamoody07@gmail.com.
Centering Prayer Group
The Centering Prayer Group meets once a week on Monday evenings at 7:00 – 8:30 P.M. in room 9 in the Parish Center. This group provides support to those who seek a closer union with God in their daily lives.  A Seven-session weekly workshop on the method of Centering Prayer will be provided for persons new to the prayer at the Parish Center from Saturday June 9, through July 25, 2018. Contact Roseanne Havird:  roseanne353@comcast.net or 610-344-7184 for information.  Visitors are welcome to see if they are interested in the group.
Catholic Young Adults of Chester County (CYACC)
CYACC (pronounced “kayak”) invites all young adults to join us!  We are a group of single and married people in their 20s and 30s who meet weekly in the West Chester area.  CYACC exists to offer young adults spiritual, social and service opportunities.  To do this, we have Adoration on the first Wednesday of every month as well as speakers and social nights for the second, third and fourth Wednesdays.  More information can be found on the website, www.cyacc.org, on our Facebook page, or by emailing cyacc1@gmail.com
Walking With Purpose

Ladies, do you desire a closer connection with God and connection with other women in our parish?  We invite you to join our weekly group sessions based on our foundational study, Opening Your Heart.  For more information and session times, please contact Pat Bogusch at pbogusch@verizon.net.

Discovering Christ

Discovering Christ is a seven-week experience where people come to explore answers to the questions that define our lives. Come and enjoy a meal, develop new connections, and learn about who made us and why. All are welcome, no matter where you are on your spiritual journey. For more information, see the dedicated page here.