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Phil’s Notes & Tidbits 8-22-11

Posted on Aug 22 , 2011 in Blog & Parish Events & Phil Lawson MTS & St. Peter's News & Uncategorized & Vocations at St. Peter's

“I want to be a teaching sister like Sr. Rose Anthony.” This was the comment from 8 year old Chloe after spending some time with my sister-in-law, Sr. Rose Anthony, OP at the summer open house our family hosted with her. Another young girl, about 6 years old went up to Sr. Rose Anthony and informed her that she had already chosen a religious name for when she eventually entered the convent! She had been exposed to the Nashville Dominicans before her family moved to Stevens Point, and wanted to be just like those sisters. Some 30 people stopped by that day to spend a little time visiting with Sister, including a fair number of young ladies.
I came across this great reflection from a Cleveland priest and seminary professor, Fr. Damian Ference:

“The inspiration to consider a vocation rarely comes from vocation literature; it comes from real people living out their vocations in the real world. In order to know what it means to be a good family, a good priest, a good religious, and a good Catholic, one needs to have living, breathing examples of each. I would have never considered the priesthood if I had not known some great priests as I was growing up; the seminarians I teach continue to tell the same story about their call. Disciples beget disciples – good marriages beget good marriages, good religious beget good religious, good priests beget good priests, and good Catholics beget good Catholics. When discipleship is modeled well, it becomes an invitation for others to become disciples themselves.”

We thank God for the joy-filled sisters (including our own Sr. Michelle!) we have encountered, the holy priests who have touched our lives, and the faith-filled marriages present in our parish—all of the above living there discipleship in Christ fully. And when our young people are exposed to these examples, no doubt the vocations will follow and flourish.
God bless you!
Phil Lawson
Director of Catechesis & Evangelization

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Meet the St. Peter’s Keys

Posted on Aug 08 , 2011 in Blog & Parish Events & Parish Organizations & Phil Lawson MTS & St. Peter's Keys Softball Team & St. Peter's News & Uncategorized

Meet the St. Peter Keys Softball Team

St. Peter’s has had a parish softball team since 2006 playing in the Stevens Point Recreation League at Zenoff Park. We are the only Church team in the entire league (Hooray for St. Peter’s!). This is something St. Peter’s can certainly take pride in! The team has been a fruitful and fun way for many of our younger parishioners to get to know each other. It is also a great opportunity to witness to the vitality of our Catholic Faith & St. Peter’s.
I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce the team members. The team includes Alexandria Nosratti and Jake Schultz who went through RCIA this past year and are scheduled to be married Aug. 11th, 2012; Erik Duhn who is scheduled to married this Aug. 27th and also teaches 7th grade CCD; Maria Marchel, who is scheduled to be married June 16th, 2012; Chelsea Rudiger who is scheduled to be married Dec. 28th, 2012 and leads the Pointers for Life at UWSP; Derek & Stephanie Treichel who were married in 2009 and teach 3rd grade CCD; Ivy Engwall & Teresita Marchel, high schoolers who also help with CCD and Vacation Bible School; Eli Zdroik, one of our high school altar servers, and Tyler Uttecht another high schooler; Elizabeth Glodowski & Jaclyn Hjortness, two of our college DTS students; Josh Eisenhauer, who went through RCIA in 2009; Jessica Siegler &Josh Zdroik, students at UWSP; Matt Lepak who can be found with the church cleaning crew on Thursday mornings; Alex Uttecht & Linzy Uttecht, our young adults, and finally, yours truly, Phil Lawson, who manages the team.
Thank you for your continued support of us. We regularly have one of the largest crowds in the league at our games!
God bless you!
Phil Lawson
Director of Catechesis & Evangelization