September 29, 2013 - St. Peter`s Church



September 29, 2013 - St. Peter`s Church
A Catholic community
devoted to deep and
abiding friendship
with Jesus Christ
Established 1700
3320 St. Peter’s Drive
Waldorf Maryland 20601
Mission Statement
Saint Peter’s Church is a Catholic community devoted to deep and abiding
friendship with Jesus Christ. We strive to build upon the legacy of faith entrusted
to us by the Catholic pioneers who courageously established Saint Peter’s – an
ethnically and economically diverse community unified through the power of
the Holy Spirit in the truth and love of Jesus Christ. Mindful of this legacy as well
as our need for ongoing conversion amidst new challenges, today, in our fourth
century, we seek friendship with Jesus through our commitments to:
• Understand and proclaim His saving truth revealed in the
Bible in union with the official teaching authority of the
Catholic Church.
• Worship joyfully His living presence in the sacraments,
especially the Eucharist.
• Recognize His face in those we are privileged to serve and
protect, particularly the poor and vulnerable.
• Welcome Him in each other through our fellowship and
unity amidst the rich diversity of our parish community.
• Encounter Him and the beauty of His creation by preserving
our parish as a peaceful and prayerful sanctuary.
• Hear His personal call to holiness and help families embrace it
in all vocations, especially to priesthood or consecrated life.
• Imitate His generous self-giving as a way of life that expresses
our gratitude to Him and our love for God and neighbor.
Mass Schedule/Misa
Monday - Saturday: 8:00 am
Saturday Vigil:
5:00 pm
8:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, en Español 1:30 pm
7:00 pm
3:30 pm
Parish Office
Hours: M – F, 8:30 – 4:30
301-843-8916 Fax: 301-843-3163
St. Peter’s School 301-843-1955
Office for Christian Formation
Rev. Zygmunt Kurzawinski
Parochial Vicar
Msgr. J. Wilfrid Parent
Deacon Robert Martin
Tom Abell, Parish Facilities Manager
Alice Culbreth, Director of Christian Formation
Sr. Theresa Frere, IHM, Coordinator of Ministry
to the Sick and Homebound
Marianna Hamilton, Coordinator of Christian Formation
Alicia Moore, Parish Secretary
Msgr. Oliver McGready
Msgr. Andrew Cassin
Fran O’Neill, Parish Accountant
Pastor Emeritus
Cara Tiffin-Johnson, Music Director
J.R. West, Principal, St. Peter’s School
Parish Pastoral Council • [email protected]
John Baden, Chairman
Jim Johnson, Co-Chairman
Mary DiMuro, Secretary • 301-645-4596
RoseMary Buzzeo
Kevin Kane
Bobbie Vaira
Kathy Carrigan
Mark Leslie
Ron Wade
Linda Cogburn
Stephanie Nolan
Marsha Forson, Youth Rep. Liliana Perez, Hispanic Rep. Allan Wibbenmeyer, Finance Council Rep.
Parish Finance Council • Don Palchak, Chairperson • 301-934-1281
Stacie Burch
Allan Wibbenmeyer
Richard Buschman
William Young
Beth Watson
Parish Life & Service
For information concerning registration,
baptism, marriage, funerals, and other
sacraments, please contact the parish office.
Christian Formation
To report repairs and other matters concerning
church buildings and grounds, please contact the
parish facilities manager on 301-843-8916, ext. 35.
September is for Stewardship
Dear Friends in Christ,
Today we conclude our annual month of prayer and
reflection upon our Christian stewardship as a parish.
In last week’s bulletin I outlined our parish goals for
the year ahead; today I will review some of the
highlights of our efforts to achieve our goals from
September 2012.
We became partners with Health Partners.
Health Partners is a free clinic in Waldorf that
provides medical and dental care for anyone in need.
Over the past year, we established for the first time a
formal relationship with the clinic. As a result, St.
Peter’s contributed the following to Health Partners:
$3,000 as one of our designated charities.
77 volunteers for client advocacy, building
maintenance, and administrative and fundraising
projects. Special thanks to Sandy McGraw and
Audrey Dyson, who are both now serve on the
board of directors for Health Partners.
We used new technologies in the New
Evangelization. The New Evangelization is the
Church’s effort to repropose the faith to those who
have drifted away from practicing our faith. We still
certainly have room to improve in our use of new
technologies. For example, we are using Facebook in
some specific ministries, but we still don’t have a page
for the parish as a whole.
But we did make significant progress over the past
year with our parish website. Though the site still
looks pretty much the same as it did last year, its
underlying architecture is completely new and much
more user-friendly. With this change, we hope that
our site’s content will be more comprehensive and
up-to-date. We also added a mobile version of the
site since increasingly people access websites through
their smartphones.
Special thanks to Kimberly Bean and Jim Johnson for
their work on this goal.
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We offered faith formation for life in the Year of
Faith. In this “Year of Faith” throughout the Catholic
Church, we conducted focus groups and surveys to
review and improve our faith formation program.
As a result, we streamlined our sacramental preparation
programs and moved our middle school Family Program
classes to Sunday mornings. Also over the course of the
past year, we offered the archdiocesan “Living Catholic”
course three times and began hosting archdiocesan
“Faith Foundation” courses that are open to all adults
and also lead to certification for catechists. We also
offered new sessions for couples seeking to have their
marriages blessed by the Church and increased the
frequency of Natural Family Planning courses. Thanks
to all who worked to achieve these objectives, especially
Alice Culbreth and Marianna Hamilton.
We developed a new Plan for Continuing
Improvement St. Peter’s School. This is the new
terminology for what we have called our “strategic plan”
in recent years, and this plan is now part of the
reaccreditation process. Below are some of the past
year’s highlights from this new plan:
A new mission statement for the school.
A new on-line enrollment management system.
A new parent code of conduct.
Every room was rewired
communications and security.
Special thanks to J.R. West for leading our generous
volunteers, staff, and faculty to these objectives.
The summary of today’s pledges and self-reports will
be in the bulletin Sunday after next. Thank you for
your patient attention and prayer throughout these
weeks spent focusing on Christian stewardship and
for all that you give so generously to St. Peter’s!
Sincerely in Christ,
September 29, 2013
Sunday, September 29, Twenty-sixth Sunday
in Ordinary Time
5:00 p.m.
Della Janssen
8:00 a.m.
Intentions of Marcus and
Elijah Williams
10:00 a.m.
Parishioners of St. Peter’s
12:00 noon
1:30 p.m.
Marvin Hollingsworth
Intentions of the celebrant
Monday, September 30, St. Jerome
8:00 a.m.
Regina McGuigan
Tuesday, October 1, St. Therese of the Child Jesus
8:00 a.m.
Intentions of Michael McGuigan
and family
Wednesday, October 2, The Holy Guardian Angels
8:00 a.m.
Patty Attebery
Thursday, October 3
8:00 a.m.
Intentions of Rev. Stanley Ulman
Friday, October 4, St. Francis of Assisi
8:00 a.m.
Intentions of Ron Falcianos
Saturday, October 5
8:00 a.m.
Paul Pellegrino
5:00 Vigil
Deceased members of the Hawkins,
Chapman and Brooks families
Sunday, October 6, Twenty-seventh Sunday
in Ordinary Time
8:00 a.m.
Phillip Koscheka
10:00 a.m.
Parishioners of St. Peter’s
12:00 noon
Dianna Lynn Martin
1:30 p.m.
Intentions of the celebrant
“In the meantime, the whole life of the
Church benefits from the mysterious and
powerful help of angels. In her liturgy,
the Church joins with the angels to adore
the thrice-holy God… From its beginning
until death, human life is surrounded by
their watchful care and intercession.
‘Beside each believer stands an angel as
protector and shepherd leading him to life.’
(St. Basil) Already here on earth the
Christian life shares by faith in the
blessed company of angels and men
united in God.”
Catechism of the Catholic Church, 334336
The sanctuary light will burn this week in
loving memory of Daisy Annalise Jensen.
Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 29, 2013
If someone you know is seriously ill and asks to be included in the prayers for the sick, please call
the parish office. Names will remain on the prayer list for four weeks unless the parish office
receives a request to continue the listing. In an effort to update our list, those names that have been
on for more than four weeks will be removed at the end of September. You may call at that time if
you want the name put back on the list.
Joe White
Mary Newman
Muriel Snyder
Maurice Hunt
Tim Beard
Leo Bradburn
Shirley Dulaney
Marian Huber
Betty Robertson
Carol White
Michele P. Mitchell
Irma Howard Parsons
Bartholomew Booth
David Stanley
Frank Ciccarello
Barbara Gray
Our Parish Prayer Requests
AnnaBell Bean
Janet Stansbury
Mel Adkins
Toni Creighton
Edna Proctor
Marion Ford
Anthony Woodard
Bill Herring
Rosalinda Pineda
Billy Studds
Joseph G. McKay, Sr.
Don Berens
Mary Faunce
Joan Edelen
Doris Christiani
Olivia Baeschlin
Andrew Leginze
John David Yamnicky
Diane Cuff
Barbara Lueders
Stephanie Walls
Edward Healy
Justin Williams
Bill Reeves
Delani Norman
Karl H. Lass, Jr.
Kelly Schwartz
Ethan Jacobs
Ron Moffatt
Frankie Fletcher
• For Lt. Daniel (DJ) Davis, U.S. Army, serving in Afghanistan
• For newly ordained priests, especially Fr. Samuel Plummer
• For our parish priests
Our regular First Friday Eucharistic Adoration will take place
on October 4 for one hour in the church immediately following
the 8:00 a.m. morning Mass.
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September 29, 2013
Court St. Peter Meets This Thursday, October 10
Court St. Peter 1618, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, will hold its regular meeting this Thursday
evening at 7:00. This is the last meeting before our annual craft fair on November 2 and we need many
members to help. Please make an extra effort to attend this meeting. All practicing Catholic women
eighteen and over are invited to join us in the Sank Auditorium.
Catholic Daughters Craft Fair, November 2
(People say it’s really the best one around!!)
Don’t forget Court St. Peter’s annual craft fair on Saturday, November 2 in
Sank Auditorium from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. This is the only fundraiser
for the many charities Court St. Peter supports. We also need your help
with donations for the Jewelry Room (Mary Ann Kelly, 301-645-6990 or
Suzanne Carr, 301-645-5203), Flea Market (Kathy Swanson, 301-645-1799 or
Kathy Dopkowski, 301-645-7944) and Silent Auction (Sandy McGraw/301645-2973). Thanks for your help!
Saturday, October 12, is Commissions Meeting Day
Ministry leaders and organization representatives, plan to attend the Fall Commissions
Day, Saturday, October 12. Morning Mass at 8 o’clock will be followed by light
refreshments and a briefing in Sank Auditorium, after which individual commission
sessions will begin. Ministry and organization leaders should remember that an individual
can only represent one organization at this meeting, so please plan accordingly.
Designated Charity: FOCUS
The Designated Charity this weekend will be FOCUS, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students,
a national collegiate outreach ministry that meets college students where they are and invites them to
examine the meaning and purpose of their lives. Through large group outreach, Bible studies and one on
one mentoring FOCUS missionaries are equipped to introduce college students to the Person of Jesus
Christ and the Catholic faith, empowering them to share His love with the world. Katrina Oteyza, one of
our parishioners, has begun to serve this campus ministry at the University of Mary Washington. The
Designated Charity next week will be the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Baby Bottle Boomerang
Next weekend, Respect Life Sunday, the annual Baby Bottle
Boomerang that supports the Catherine Foundation Pregnancy
Care Center in Waldorf will take place. Throughout the month of
October, please fill the baby bottle with your loose change to help
this free service continue for women that face an unexpected
pregnancy and difficult choices about life. Put the bottle in your
car, kitchen or any place that will be a reminder of the Catherine Foundation. Bottles will be collected
the first weekend in November.
Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 29, 2013
St. Peter’s Family Cenacle Prayer Group invites you to …
+Stations of the Cross
Friday Nights
@ 8PM
Starting Sept. 20
for 18 Fridays
Featuring: 14
Stations of the
Cross + 4
Given by:
Fr. Zygmunt Kurzawinski
St. Peter’s Church
For more information, contact: May Oteyza at (301) 843-7784 / Twila
Hawkins at (301) 751-3730 / Chris Bowman (301) 908-2336
Septiembre es para la Administración
Queridos amigos en Cristo,
Hoy concluimos el mes anual de la oración y reflexión
sobre nuestra mayordomía Cristiana como una parroquia.
En el boletín de la semana pasada expuse nuestras metas
de la parroquia de el próximo año, hoy voy a revisar
algunos de los aspectos más destacados de nuestros
esfuerzos para lograr nuestros objetivos de Septiembre
de 2012.
Nos convertimos en socios de Health Partners.
Health Partners es una clínica gratuita en Waldorf que
proporciona atención médica y dental para cualquier
persona en necesidad. Durante el año pasado, se
estableció por primera vez una relación formal con la
clínica. Como resultado, San Pedro aportó lo siguiente a
Health Partners:
$3,000 como una de nuestras organizaciones
benéficas designadas.
77 voluntarios para la defensa del cliente, la
construcción de mantenimiento, administración y
recaudación de fondos y proyectos. Un
agradecimiento especial a Sandy McGraw y Audrey
Dyson, que están al tanto y en la actualidad sirven en
la junta directiva de Health Partners.
Utilizamos las nuevas tecnologías en la Nueva
Evangelización. La Nueva Evangelización es el
esfuerzo de la Iglesia para volver a proponer fe a aquellos
que se han alejado de la práctica de esta. Todavía
ciertamente buscamos espacio para mejorar en el uso de
las nuevas tecnologías. Por ejemplo, estamos usando en
Facebook algunos ministerios específicos, pero aún no
tenemos una página en su conjunto para la parroquia.
Pero nosotros hicimos un progreso significativo en los
últimos años con nuestra página web parroquial.
Aunque la pagina todavía se ve más o menos igual que
la de el año pasado, su arquitectura subyacente es
completamente nueva y mucho más fácil de usar. Con
este cambio, esperamos que el contenido de nuestra
pagina sea más amplia y al día. También hemos añadido
una versión móvil de la pagina que cada vez más personas a través de la pagina web de acceso sus smartphones.
Un agradecimiento especial a Kimberly Bean y Jim
Johnson para su trabajo en este objetivo.
Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Ofrecimos formación en la fe para la vida en el Año de la
Fe. En este "Año de la Fe" en todo el Católico de la Iglesia,
llevamos a cabo grupos de enfoque y encuestas para revisar y
mejorar el programa de formación en la fe.
Como resultado, hemos racionalizado nuestro programa
de preparación sacramental y este se trasladó a la escuela
intermedia para dar clases a la familia los Domingos en la
mananas. También en el transcurso del año pasado,
ofrecimos en la arquidiócesis "Living Católica" curso tres y
comenzó a recibir la arquidiócesis "Fundacion de la Fe"
cursos que están abiertos a todos los adultos y también llevar
a la certificación de catequistas. También ofrece nuevas
sesiones para parejas que buscan tener su matrimonios
bendecidos por la Iglesia y el aumento de la frecuencia de los
cursos Naturales de Planificación Familiar. Gracias a todos
los que trabajaron para lograr estos objetivos, especialmente
Alice Culbreth y Marianna Hamilton.
Hemos desarrollado un nuevo Plan de Continuación de
Mejoramiento de la Escuela de San Pedro. Esta es la
nueva terminología para la que hemos llamado nuestro "plan
estratégico" en los últimos años, y este plan es ahora parte de
el proceso de reacreditación. A continuación se presentan
algunos de los últimos aspectos más destacados del año en
este nuevo plan:
Una nueva misión de la escuela.
Un nuevo sistema de gestión de la inscripción online.
Un nuevo código de conducta de los padres.
Cada habitación fue recableada para mejorar la
comunicaciones y seguridad.
Un agradecimiento especial a J.R. West para dirigir
nuestro generoso voluntarios, personal y profesores en
estos objetivos.
El resumen de las promesas de hoy y los auto-informes
estaran en el boletín del domingo después de la
semana próxima. Gracias por la atención paciente y la
oración a través de estas semanas que pasaron
centrándose en la mayordomía Cristiana y por tanta
generosidad que ustedes han brindado a San Pedro!
Sinceramente en Cristo,
September 29, 2013
is now
scheduling “Mustang for a Day” shadow visits for
interested 8th graders. Student visitors are given a tour
of the facilities, attend classes of interest, and are
provided lunch as guests of the school. Parents may call
the Office of Admissions at 301-735-8401 extension 113
or 102. Online registrations are also available under “Come Visit” at Come experience the BMHS difference!
Open House: Bishop McNamara High School invites all
interested families to attend the annual Open House on Sunday,
November 10, from 12:30-4:00 PM. Tours of the school’s campus are
available (please pre-register at
ambassadors, administrators, faculty and coaches will be on hand for
presentations and to answer your questions. Discover the Difference a
Bishop McNamara High School. Want more information? Please
contact the Office of Admissions at 301-735-8401 extension 113 or 102.
Tune into local radio stations to hear Father Bill Byrne, pastor of St.
Peter Parish on Capitol Hill, motivating listeners to think about their
own faith experiences through a series of inspirational messages. The
30 second messages, which air multiple times a day and change every
couple of weeks, began airing on WTOP (103.5FM), WASH-FM
(97.1FM) and WNEW (99.1FM) on August 26. Listeners have so far
heard Fr. Byrne speaking on forgiveness and Mother Teresa.
Inspirational messages in Spanish are also airing on El Zol (107.9FM)
beginning on September 28. The spots are a major effort in the New
Evangelization in the archdiocese and will run for a year, ending in
August 2014. To listen, visit
DINNER is today from 12:30 to 6:00p.m. at
the Friendship Room, Sacred Heart Church,
La Plata. The dinner is authentically “country”
from Fried Chicken to Pork Barbecue with
potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, cucumbers,
rolls & butter and many home baked desserts — and at a bargain price
of just $15! Please plan to attend and bring family and friends.
Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Today’s Readings:
Amos 6: 1a, 4-7
Psalm 146
1 Timothy 6:11-16
Luke 16: 19-31
Reflect and Discuss:
† When confronted by
televised images of
poverty and hunger
do I watch or change
the channel? Am I
moved or unmoved by
these images? Does it
make me uncomfortable when I
think about the
response I should be
† What is the answer to
the growing chasm
that separates those
who have from those
who have not?
† How does the parish
reach out to the
Lazaruses at its front
door? What messages
do they have for our
community? How do
we reflect and act on
those messages?
September 29, 2013

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