If you have been away from the Church for a while, know that St. Peter’s is always ready to welcome you home.  St. Peter’s is a warm community of faith and committed to helping anyone and everyone draw closer to Christ through the Catholic Church.  We hope that you will consider coming to Confession and Mass to begin your journey home, or think about contacting a priest to discuss whatever may be keeping you away.  We miss you and hope to see you soon!

   

Weekend Mass Times
Weekday Mass Times
Confession Schedule

5pm Sat ; 9am, 11am (ASL interpreted), 5pm Sun
7am, 12:10pm (9 am on Sat, 8am on Federal Holidays)
11:30am-12pm Mon-Fri, 6-6:30pm Wed, 4-4:30pm Sat

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Pastoral Notes

Brothers and Sisters,

I always enjoy the civic/patriotic observances of Memorial Day: the parades, the flags-in at Arlington National Cemetery, the memorial observances, the National Symphony at the U.S. Capitol.  But there really is no more fitting way to celebrate Memorial Day than at holy Mass.  Every Mass is a memorial, the memorial of One who willingly gave his life so that others might live.  Jesus did not want to die, but he was willing to die for his friends, for us all.  And he was always obedient to his Father.  Jesus’ atoning death on the cross is the sacrifice offered so that we could be free from death.

On every Memorial Day it is the duty of a grateful nation to remember and to honor the sacrifices of those who gave their lives in service to their country, that their families and friends might be free.  These men and women we honor were in the prime of their lives.  They did not want to die, but they were willing to die.  And they were obedient to the call of duty, even though that call might cost them their very lives.

We not only remember our beloved war dead but we are inspired by their heroic witness.  We strive to live lives worthy of their sacrifice and not to take for granted the freedom won at such a great price.  We pledge ourselves anew to the service of our country under God, to preserving liberty and justice for all, however we may be called to do so.

God bless you, Fr Gary

St. Peter’s Parish Pastoral Council Openings

St. Peter’s is looking for new members for our Parish Council. If you are interested in donating your time and talent to the parish, or have a recommendation of someone who you believe would be a valuable addition (must be a registered parishioner), email Jack Smedile at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Having your baby baptized? Let us help you!

The celebration of your baby's baptism is a wonderful time. Family and friends come together to share the joy of welcoming a new member into the family and the faith. Did you know the Catholic Church has certain requirements for being a godparent? Often "godparent" is confused with "guardian" - but their roles are quite different. One is responsible for a child's spiritual upbringing, the other for her or his physical well-being.
There are certain requirements in Canon Law to ensure that godparents are able and ready to take on the task of teaching the faith and providing prayers and support.

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Food donations from St. Peter’s parish

Our food donations support the food pantry of our neighbor parish of Holy Name, 920 11th St NE. Anytime you come to church, bring donations of non-perishable food and place them in the crates under the right hand table in the back of the church.  Are you available during the day once a month to deliver our donations to Holy Name? Email Kathleen, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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St. Peter's has partnered with Flocknote - a communications platform for parishioners to receive e-mails about church activities and needs. We won't bombard you, but we will send targeted reminders about upcoming events like the Holy Days, and parish and ministry needs as they arise. To sign up, visit our sign-up page. We want to keep in touch with you!