The Reading Pastoral District is comprised of Saints Peter & Paul Parish and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish of Reading, Ohio.

CLICK HERE —>>>Sts. Peter and Paul Facebook Page – Mass Live Stream A new window on your browser will open.

Once you reach the Facebook page, you will need to scroll down past the header and page information to the heading “POSTS” to see the latest live screen video stream. Click on the large play arrow to begin the broadcast.  If you’re early to the stream, you might also need to hit ‘refresh’ on your browser to restart the broadcast.

Click HERE to download Worship aides for the week of June 28-July 4 and HERE for the week of July 5-July 11.

Deacon Tom’s Gospel Reflection

Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary

“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.”Mt.11:28

What are our burdens-money, fame, pleasure, what do we struggle for?

Our burden is that master passion of our lives that shape & control our decisions. It basically comes down to two: self will or God’s will. When we try to do it our way, we find it hard and difficult. It is impossible to please ourselves all the time, and we become frustrated and upset. Christ tells us, try it my way and we will find rest. We will find it more satisfying to please God and others, than always trying to make life for ourselves.

God let us come to your way!

UPDATED Guidelines, Restrictions and Safety

  • All in attendance must wear a cloth face covering or mask of their own.
  • Entrance to Church is restricted to one set of doors. Doors open one hour before Mass.
  • Doors will be locked to incoming parishioners once Mass begins or capacity is reached.
  • Limited seating due to social distancing. Seating is first come, first served. Arrive early.
  • Temperatures may be taken prior to entrance.
  • Use hand sanitizer as you enter.
  • Restrooms will be available during Mass. They will be sanitized after each liturgy/Mass.
  • No collection will be taken up. Collection boxes will be in place.
  • Alternate pew usage. Sit in marked pews. Pews will be sanitized every other liturgy/ Mass.
  • EXIT the church patiently, observing social distancing.
  • Music will be printed in disposable worship aids. Take these home or place in recycle box by door.
  • No physical contact during the Our Father or sign of peace, outside of immediate family.
  • No Communion procession, the Eucharistic Minister will come to you.
  • Say Amen before removing face covering to receive the Eucharist. Receive only in palm of hand.
  • All Eucharistic Ministers will wash and sanitize hands before distributing.
  • Communion taken only to home-bound in your home, care, or in regular contact with you.
  • No Servers, only one Lector, limited number of EMOHC, no choir, cantor only.
  • Friday noon Mass is for High-Risk parishioners only, and if necessary, their driver/helper.

The Archbishop has extended the dispensation from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass for the foreseeable
future. Anyone who finds returning to public worship worrisome, especially those in the high-risk category may
view Mass online on the Sts. Peter and Paul Facebook page, on TV at EWTN, or listen on Sacred Heart Radio,
740AM and 89.5 FM, Sundays at 8am, or attend a less crowded Mass during the week.


Mass Times

Saturday Vigil:

  • 3:00 PM (SsPP)
  • 5:00 PM (OLSH)


  • 8:30 AM (OLSH)
  • 10:30 AM (SsPP)

Mass will continue to be live streamed

Weekday Masses

  • Monday: 8:30 AM (OLSH)
  • Tuesday: 8:30 AM (SsPP)
  • Wednesday: 8:30 AM (OLSH)
  • Thursday: 6:00 PM (OLSH)
  • Friday: 12:00 PM (SsPP)
  • Saturday: 8:30 AM (SsPP)

Sacrament of Reconciliation

  • Thursday – after 6:00 pm Mass using social distancing protocols in the Marian Room
  • Saturday – 9 am in SSPP in Sanctuary

OLSH Golf Outing–FULL!

Thank you for your support!


OLSH Church is no longer open for daily prayer

Sts. Peter and Paul Church will be open daily for private prayer from 11am to 7pm.  You may enter Sts. Peter and Paul by the courtyard door. Please use social distancing protocols.  Worship aides and reading materials are available in both churches.

Announcements & News

A Message from the OLSH Mission Commission: Temporary Hold on Item Donations!

Thanks to your generosity the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Mission Commission storage room is stuffed full! However, the Paintsville Kentucky St. Michael’s Mountain Outlet Thrift Store is temporarily closed due to the pandemic, and the Mission Commission cannot store any more items at this time Please hold any additional donation of items for the Mountain Outlet until the …

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Saints Peter & Paul Septemberfest

Save the weekend! Fri, Sept 18: 6pm – 11pm Sat, Sept 19: 4pm – 11pm Sun, Sept 20: Noon to 8pm

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Kroger Community Rewards

The Kroger Community Rewards Program was designed to support organizations by simply using your Kroger Plus Card! Sign up right away to start earning rebates for our parish. Sign in or create an account at Click on Enroll Now Under “Find Your Organization” enter DG508 (SSPP) or QC004 (OLSH), click search Click on appropriate parish name You’ll receive confirmation that …

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Sacrament of Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered Saturday following the streamed 8:30 am Mass and on Thursday evening following the 6:00 pm Mass. Confessions will be heard at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church in the Sacristy.  (In the main door of the building, turn left down the hall, 3rd door on the left.)

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church

177 Siebenthaler Avenue
Reading, OH  45215

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish seeks to enrich and inspire a vibrant Catholic faith community by gathering to celebrate the Eucharist and working together to fulfill the spiritual needs of our Parish family. Proud of our heritage and responsible tradition, we call upon the goodness and generosity of all our members to live out the Catholic faith with love and respect for all God’s creation.

Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church

330 West Vine Street
Reading, OH  45215

The parish mission takes its origin from Jesus’ mission who was … to bring good news to the poor. …to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor. (Luke 4: 18-19) Our parish has defined this for us in our “Mission Statement”: They devoted themselves to the teaching of the Apostles and to the communal life, to the breaking of the bread and the prayers. (Acts 2:42)


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