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Church School religious education is held for children from 3 years old through high school on Sundays immediately following Communion. Sunday School is held from September through May, with a recess during the summer months.
Adult Christian Education (ACE)
Adult Christian Education (ACE)
Adult Christian Education is a ministry program of Sts. Peter and Paul Serbian Orthodox Church designed to provide interested individuals with the opportunity to pursue ongoing education in the Orthodox Church, its history, theology and faith. During the year, we will engage in the study of various books of the Bible and topics related to Orthodox Christian life. ACE meets every Wednesday from September through May. Each evening's program begins with Akathist Hymn at 6:15 P.M. with the Study to begin at 6:30 P.M. in the lower level of the church.
Please see Internet Ministry link at the top of this page.
Our Library is still in its initial stages but is definitely
growing. You may visit during office hours
Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., or arrange with Fr.
Sasa for your visit.
The Bookstore operates in the Candle Room. It contains
a full selection of books, icons, tapes and CDs of Orthodox Church
Music, and gift items. The bookstore is open each Sunday after the
Parish Executive Board
This is a group of men and women elected by the
general membership of the church of our community to oversee the
business of all the ministries of the church and for the good of the
community. The members of the Parish Executive Board must be stewards
in good standing and ecclesiastically in order. There are twelve
members on the Parish Council. The Parish Council meets once a month.
Circle of Serbian Sisters
Carica Milica Circle of Serbian Sisters is a group of
women that is spiritually centered and values friendship, family and
motherhood. Meetings are held once a month from September through May. We also have many social events for the entire
family. We also contribute on a national and diocesan level, which
helps people throughout the country and throughout the world. Funds are
raised through membership and various fund-raisers throughout the year.
We are proud of the role of Carica Milica Kolo, that of being the right
arm and the charitable arm of our church.
Relief Fund Committee
The Relief Fund Committee feels that helping others in need is a Christian cause and should involve those of the entire church, particularly the youth. Money collected or donated to Sts. Peter and Paul Relief Fund will be donated to the United Religious Community of St. Joseph County. In return, The United Religious Community of St. Joseph County will provide the church with detailed information about how the money is used. We will have a food drive involving the entire church and particularly the Youth Group. The food drive will be associated with the liturgical calendar.
The Aleksa Shantich choir sings the responses every
Sunday in Church. The choir sings in both
English and Slavonic and no previous choral experience is necessary.
Rehearsals are conducted in the lover level of the church. Anyone
interested in joining the choir is welcome to attend rehearsals; for
further information contact the choir director.
Acolytes (Altar Boys)
All boys in the parish over the age of 10 may serve as
an Altar Boy. Altar Boys must be on time each Sunday and participate at
the special services throughout the year. A young boy who wishes to be
an acolyte serves a training period. Once fully trained, he is assigned
to a Sunday group.
The Ushers of Sts. Peter and Paul Church greet people
as they arrive at church. They also welcome visitors, provide
assistance, care for the candle areas, and administer the collection of
offerings. These faithful ushers perform a valuable service for our
Orthodox Christian Fellowship (O.C.F.)
Orthodox Christian Fellowship group consists of college age students who meet at the University of Notre Dame once a week. Through our friendships we will come to realize that we are all on the same journey together - the journey through life. We as young adults are at a crossroads in our journey with the Church. Some will find that OCF is a transition point from high school to adult life with the Church. OCF is also a great social outlet for young adults.