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SEELOS IN FÜSSEN

A PARISHIONER WEBSITE ABOUT BLESSED FRANCIS XAVIER SEELOS

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St Peter & St Paul Shrine,Cumberland-Part of Our Lady of the Mountains Parish

Photos & Videos Copyright David & Paula Schoenadel (Unless otherwise stated)

Founded in 1848 by Redemptorist Bishop John Neumann, who later became America’s first male saint, The Shrine of Saints Peter and Paul served the growing German Catholic population in Cumberland at the time.Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos served as Pastor of the Parish & Prefect for the students from 1857-1862. After the departure of the Redemptorists and then the Carmelite Friars, the Capuchin Franciscan Friars arrived in 1875 and have served The Shrine of Saints Peter and Paul Church since then.

Mass Times:

Monday,Tuesday,Thursday,Friday: 0800hrs

Wednesdays: 1830hrs 

DAILY MASS LOCATION CHANGE: From Monday, June 13th through Monday, July 4th Daily Mass will be celebrated at Saint Mary Church. Mass will still be celebrated at the same times at Saint Mary, 8:00 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The Shrine of Saints Peter and Paul will be closed due to repairs to the ceiling. Mass should resume at the Shrine of Saints Peter and Paul on Tuesday, July 5th.

 

Address
125 Fayette Street
Cumberland, Maryland 21502
U.S.A.
Tel:(001) 301-777-1750
 

​​​​​​​​​​Friends of the Shrine of Saints Peter and Paul

https://www.friendsoftheshrine.com/

Friends of the Shrine of Saints Peter and Paul is  a 501c non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the Shrine of Saints Peter & Paul Church, located at 125 Fayette St., Cumberland, MD. Built in 1848, the church was Founded by St. John Newman and was served by Blessed Fr. Seelos. Originally, the Shrine of Saints Peter and Paul Church largely served the German-Catholic population in Cumberland.

Our Mission

  • Preserve, protect, and maintain the Shrine as a Catholic place of worship.

  • Raise $500,000 over a 5 year period and establish an endowment for Shrine Maintenance.

  • Promote pilgrimage, tourism, prayer, and the history of the Shrine.

  • Promote Catholic ideals, Missionary Discipleship, and Evangelization.

  • Promote the canonization of Blessed Fr. Seelos.

  • Promote dedication to the Blessed Mother Our Lady of the Mountains, SS Peter & Paul, St. Joseph, St. Francis of Assisi, St. John Neumann, St. Therese of the Little Flower, Blessed Fr. Seelos.

  • Recruit and train volunteers as guides for pilgrimage and tours and to provide security for extended opening hours at the Shrine.

  • Promote the history and impact of the German immigrants to the local Catholic community.

  • Establish a network of volunteers and experts for maintenance issues.



Video Tour of St Peter & St Paul Shrine Cumberland

Inside the Shrine

 

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Video Tour of the Outside St Peter & St Paul Shrine Cumberland

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St. Peter & Paul-Cumberland-The First 50 Years

 

Altar at the National Shrine of St John Neumann at St Peter the Apostle Catholic Church,1019N 5th Street,Philadelphia.John Neumann was responsible for building St Peter & St Paul,Cumberland and was the first Parish Priest with Father Francis Xavier Seelos as his Curate.

Photo Credit-kevps100 - Wikepedia 

https://www.germanmarylanders.org/churches/st-peter-paul-cumberland

Origional Shrine of "Our Lady of the Mountains" in Füssen,Germany

Full Text & Photos of

"Fifty years of SS. Peter and Paul's Church at Cumberland, Md. 1848-1898."

Pages About Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos in above book

https://archive.org/stream/fiftyyearsofsspe00cumb/fiftyyearsofsspe00cumb_djvu.txt


Seelos Grotto Cumberland

PHOTOS-© David & Paula Schoenadel Cumberland


SEELOS STATUE IN CUMBERLAND DUE FOR COMPLETION IN JULY 2022

Meet 43 year old African-American artist Wayman Scott from Baltimore,Maryland, U.S.A. He has agreed to help the Shrine of St Peter & St Paul in Cumberland to finally be able to place a statue in their Seelos Prayer Garden Grotto!(Photo below)

For nearly a year the grotto has been awaiting a statue, David & Paula Schoenadel told us "The mockup Blessed Seelos sculpture is underway. Wayman Scott out of Baltimore,Md has been very gracious in every way and has been working on the mockup sculpture for the Blessed Seelos grotto at the Blessed Seelos prayer garden. The mockup is completed first to see what edits and so forth are needed. He may change the book to a hand position to the chest. We have left this to his discretion as he would know what would hold up best over time. Friends of ours saw an article of Wayman in the Catholic review about a year ago. They passed the information on to us and we made contact through a Parish Priest and the author of the article in the Catholic review.

This original sculpture should be ready in July. Seelos in Füssen look forward to seeing the finished statue in the Seelos Prayer Garden Grotto.

 


CUMBERLAND SEELOS SCULPTOR UPDATE(8 July 2022)

David and Paula Schoenadel report "

Wayman is finishing up with the final sculpture of Blessed Seelos for the grotto. He has added the rosary which hangs from the cincture.
He says he is thankful for the opportunity to do this and to learn more about Blessed Seelos. He believes he is a Saint we need in this day and age of a world recovering from a pandemic. He says he is such a humble and pious Priest giving his life to care for those during yellow fever. He said it was an honor building it.
Next steps
1. dry for at least 4 weeks
2. bisque (first firing)
3. Glaze (second firing)
Thank you Wayman for your excellent work on this very special sculpture for the prayer garden at SSPP Shrine.
Many thanks to Joe and Maggie Sank who who read about Wayman in the Catholic review when a artist was needed. This was perfect timing. Prayers answered!"
 
 
 
 
 
 


Archdiocese of Baltimore Celebrates Cannonization of St John Neumann


CUMBERLAND SHRINE 1908

Shrine of St Peter & St Paul Cumberland Maryland USA


The Shrine of SS Peter and Paul in Cumberland, Maryland


SS Peter & Paul Cemetery Cumberland


Bells of the Shrine of St Peter & St Paul


Prayer Garden Stations of the Cross


Info About "The Friends of the Shrine"


Frank Fleckenstein’s performance of “The Hallelujah Chorus”. He has served the Shrine for more than 60 years.


Short Excert The Christmas Concert at the Shrine 2019



Contact The Friends of the Shrine of St Peter & St Paul Cumberland


                                         Photo Credit-Joe George  Cumberland

 

We Want You-Help Needed!
Next year, 2023, will be the 175th Anniversary of the Shrine of SS Peter & Paul, Cumberland, MD. The cornerstone was dated June 3, 1848. The cornerstone was placed and the Church blessed on July 4, 1848. The Church was dedicated on September 23, 1849.
We’d like to celebrate! We need to formulate a committee to plan & coordinate a celebration. If you’d like to help & be a part of the committee please comment below, send me a private message, email us at: friendsoftheshrinepp@gmail.com
Or speak with one of our Board of Directors.

Photo Credit-Joe George  Cumberland


St Peter & St Paul,Cumberland Celebrate Canonisation of St John Nepomucene Neuman-Founder of the Church

The following article appeared in the

Frostburg-Keyser
May 27,1977


Cumberland Seelos/St John Neumann article 1965-Sunday Times

 

 


125th Anniversary St Peter & St Paul Cumberland Press Cutting


Fridays in Lent at the Shrine

Paintings by Dr.Miriam Rosenthal-English

During each Friday in Lent, beginning March 4 through April 15, the Shrine will be open in the afternoons (Friday’s only) 2:30-4pm for prayerful reflection. If you miss the Stations of the Cross done by OLM that day, you can stop by the Shrine and say them yourself privately. At 3 pm each Friday in Lent, we will recite the Divine Mercy Chaplet at the Shrine. Please come join us & help prepare for the coming of the Lord.


The House in Lonaconing Where St John Neumann Celebrated Mass

Whilst serving at St Peter & St Paul Church in Cumberland, St John Neumann would often make a 16 mile trip to Lonaconing where there lived a small group of German Families. He celebrated in Mass in this stone house in Knapps Meadow Lonaconing where mass was held by the Redemptorists before there was a Church established in the area.

Photo Credit: David & Paula Schoenadel  Cumberland


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