Ash Wednesday is February 10

Mass will be celebrated at 7am, 8:45am, 12:15pm, 6:30pm. Ashes will be distributed at all Masses. In addition, there will be a Liturgy of the Word at 11am, with distribution of ashes (no Holy Communion). No Holy Hour.

Reminder: Ash Wednesday is an obligatory day of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. All Catholics over the age of 14 are obliged to abstain from meat. Catholics from age 18 through 59 who are in good health are obliged to fast. One full meal is allowed. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, are allowed. Together the two meals should not exceed the full meal. Drinking of ordinary liquids does not break the fast.


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

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

Click here more information and Adoration schedule

Holy Hour is now held on Monday - Wednesday only

Beginning this Lent, the Holy Hour schedule is now Mondays - Wednesdays only. We will no longer have Holy Hour on Thursdays.

Notes from the Pastor

An Unbeatable Combination

In 1940, a mother in Nashville gave birth prematurely to baby girl who quickly caught pneumonia. Shortly after, she caught scarlet fever. Finally, she contracted polio, which left one leg badly crippled and her foot twisted inward. When she was five years old, she hobbled about on metal braces. She envied the other kids who could run and skip rope.

When she reached eleven, the little girl secretly started walking without her braces, out of sight of her parents, her sister, and her friends. After a year of these secret and painful walks she confided in her doctor. He was flabbergasted, but finally agreed to permit her to continue her secret walks but only for very short periods of time. The girl’s idea of a short period of time was far different from her doctor’s. To her periods of walking without braces she added periods of prayerful trust in the Lord. To make a long story short, that girl eventually threw away her braces for good. Read more...

Spring 2016 Seminars - Adult Sunday School

Our Dominican Brothers host discussions on a wide range of topics of contemporary theological relevance. Sundays, 10:30am, O’Sullivan room. Free. No registration needed. Upcoming sessions:

Feb 7   Living Lent Well: Why Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving?
Feb 14  Purgatory: Preparation for Beatitude
Feb 21  Salvation Outside the Church? Christ and Other Religions
Mar 13  Book Club: Jacques Philippe, Interior Freedom
Mar 20  Life of Christ: Culmination on the Cross
Apr 3    Book Club: Josef Pieper, The Concept of Sin
Apr 10  Our First Freedom: The Foundations of Religious Freedom
Apr 17  Marriage: "A Partnership of the Whole of Life"
Apr 24  Book Club: Sheldon Vanauken, A Severe Mercy
May 1   Evangelization: How It’s Done. Why Too Often It’s Not.

The Jubilee Year of Mercy

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