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, 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, 4-4:30 Sat

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The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Many of you have likely heard of the “Ice Bucket Challenge” that has taken social media by storm in recent weeks. For those who may have been on vacation and somehow missed the details on what’s behind this challenge, this is an awareness campaign and fundraiser for the ALS Association. It consists of a person being challenged to dump a bucket of ice water over their head or donate to the ALS Association to support research for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or ALS, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. In the course of the challenge, the individuals also call out their friends to take the challenge within 24 hours, hence the viral nature of this on social media. Many are choosing to do both the ice water dump and the donation.
Raising awareness for ALS and for the suffering associated with ALS is something that the Catholic Church supports. As Catholics, however, the Ice Bucket Challenge is somewhat problematic since the ALS Association, which receives the donations, supports research using embryonic stem cells. As St. John Paul II has said, “Any treatment which claims to save human lives, yet is based upon the destruction of human life in its embryonic state, is logically and morally contradictory.” In light of this moral contradiction, it is recommended that individuals who would like to participate in the challenge choose to donate to organizations that do not support embryonic stem cell research and are, instead, utilizing much more effective adult stem cells. Such groups include the John Paul II Medical Research Institute, the Midwest Stem Cell Therapy Center (MSCTC), Dr. Anthony Windebank and his team at the Mayo Clinic, and the Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC.

Register now for Sunday School – Classes start Sep 7

Attendance at Sunday School or Catholic School is mandatory for First Holy Communion and Confirmation preparation. Here's the Sunday School Registration Form. Our program is in need of volunteer teachers, aides, and anyone who has a heart to serve our children, especially children with special needs. Join us as we journey together in our faith! E-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Special Needs and Faith Formation
St. Peter’s is an inclusive parish and welcomes all persons to the Eucharistic table, because in Baptism, we all become equal members of the Body of Christ. Students with special needs are invited to learn more about their faith through programs and services from our Religious Education Department. If you are the parent or guardian of a child or teen who is Deaf or who has a disability, we want to work with you and share our new resources and supports. E-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

2014 CYO Sign-Up - Coaches Needed

CYO will be sponsoring a Cross Country team for middle school students again this fall and Basketball this winter. Practices will start in September for Cross Country. Meets are held on Sundays. Registration details will be available in early September.  If you are interested in helping to coach the team, please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  We are also recruiting basketball coaches, especially for our girls teams. Basketball practices start in November. All coaches need to complete the ADW Child Protection Certification prior to the start of the season.  Student registration can be completed online.

Have you signed up with eGiving through Faith Direct yet?

It's easy to do - just click here. In a just few minutes, you will save time both for yourself and our parish staff by setting up automatic contributions to St. Peter's on Capitol Hill. Thank you for your sustained support of the parish and our mission.

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