As the elected representatives of the region, the Pastoral Council represents the people of the region and community, evaluates needs and existing programs, and makes recommendations to the Pastor about policy and programs. The Pastoral Council meets the second Tuesday of the month at St. Peter Parish. Meetings are open to all parishioners. The agenda… Read more about Pastoral Council
Adult Volleyball St. Peter offers parishioners the opportunity to play adult volleyball on Sunday evenings from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm during the months of October through April. Please contact our adult volleyball coordinator if you are interested in playing or if you have any questions. Adult Volleyball Coordinator Mindy Grisby 937-559-4524 Adult Basketball St.… Read more about Athletic Commission
The Finance and Development Commission was established to investigate the financial needs of the parish and to examine the financial resources that are available. The commission serves as the coordinator and pivotal point for the budget planning and review. They serve as consultants to the Pastor in financial matters. The Pastor, from a cross section… Read more about Finance Commission
The FED Commission is tasked with supporting all those in our parish community who assist children and adults in: religious and catechetical formation, education in the faith and discipleship in Christ. Working in concert with the Pastor and his staff, the purpose of the Commission shall be to provide counsel, advice and support. Chairperson: Nancy… Read more about Formation, Education, and Discipleship Commission (FED)
The Outreach and Justice Commission goals include: Bringing an awareness of the Church’s social mission to parishioners through bulletin articles, speakers, workshops and events Providing opportunities for parishioners to exercise the ministry of charity and justice Supporting the existing charity and justice organizations at St. Peter Parish. “I assure you, as often as you did… Read more about Outreach and Justice Commission
The Worship Commission consists of parishioners who have volunteered for their position and are in charge of scheduling all liturgical ministers for Masses and planning liturgical events. For more information, please contact Joy Blaul at 937.237.3516. Joy Blaul Worship Commission Coordinator 937.237.3516 [email protected] Nick Clune Server Coordinator 937.233.1503 [email protected] Annette Hanf Lector Coordinator 235-6398 [email protected]… Read more about Worship Commission
In St. Peter Youth Ministry, we aim to seek the face of Christ and invite teens to join us in our seeking. Through shared prayer, community, and discussion of our faith, we endeavor to grow deeper in our relationship with God. High School: This ministry provides opportunities to build up our parish’s high school youth… Read more about Youth Ministry
Some boys avoid obstacles. Boy Scouts overcome them. The life lessons learned in Scouting form a foundation to embrace opportunity and overcome obstacles in life. Boy Scout Troop #169 offers boys 10 to 18 the chance to learn life and leadership skills, enjoy exciting outdoor experiences, and build character. Troop meetings are each Sunday at… Read more about Boy Scout Troop #169
The Marriage Ministry was established to create an environment of fellowship, recreation, education and sharing experiences with Catholic married couples of all duration. Our basic vehicle to do this is providing couples with an affordable “date night” twice per year (including free babysitting) to interact with other couples. The evening includes hors d’oeuvres with drinks,… Read more about Marriage Ministry
The Our Lady of the Rosary Conference of the St. Vincent DePaul Society depends on the generosity of parishioners and others to respond to emergency needs of people residing in the 45404 zip code area. The majority of our funds come from Our Lady of the Rosary, St. Aldabert and Holy Cross parishioner contributions. Similar… Read more about St. Vincent DePaul
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Welcome to Saint Peter Early Childhood Center The St. Peter Early Childhood Center (ECC) was founded in 1994 to fill a growing need in the St. Peter Community for a Catholic-based preschool education. Within a few short years, the St. Peter ECC offered traditional preschool educational services combined with an extended day option for parents… Read more about Early Childhood
The Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites “welcomes those of the Catholic faithful who, by special vocation, undertake to live, in the world, an evangelical life of fraternal communion imbued with the spirit of contemplative prayer and apostolic zeal according to the example and teaching of the Carmelite Saints.” Secular Carmelites come from all walks of… Read more about Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites (OCDS)
The Parish Library, under the guidance of the Education Commission, offers informational and inspirational material for the use of all parishioners. Books and videos on Catholic doctrine and tradition; prayer and worship; Bible studies and commentaries; stories about Jesus, Mary and the Saints; are available to be checked out each Sunday after the 9:00 and… Read more about Parish Library and Gift Shop
The Men’s Fellowship Group is an outgrowth of the Catholic Men’s Fellowship that was started several years ago in Cincinnati and that sponsors the “Answer the Call Catholic Men’s Conference” each year. We are men from St. Peter Parish that come together the first and third Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. to support… Read more about Men’s Fellowship Group
Girl Scouts from St. Peter Parish belong to the Huber Heights Service Unit, which is a member of the Buckeye Trails Council. The troops include Daisy Troops for girls in kindergarten, Brownie Troops for grades 1st to 3rd, Junior Troops for grades 4th to 6th, and Cadet Troops for grades 7th to 8th. Contact 888.350.5090.
Family Life in America, FAMILIA, offers separate programs for husbands/fathers and mothers of young children to discover the personal messages in the teachings of the Church as they pertain to marriage and family. By providing focused information and practical tools that can be implemented in daily life, FAMILIA programs can strengthen the family and draw… Read more about Familia
At St. Peter Parish, Scouting remains an important part of youth religious and citizenship training. Cub Scout Pack #169, which is for all boys in kindergarten through fifth grades and are at least 5 but not yet 11 years of age, provides young men with an outstanding opportunity to make new friends and learn more… Read more about Cub Scout Pack #169
De Colores! The Cursillo Movement is alive and well in St. Peter Parish. The Ultreya meets twice a month, every second and fourth Monday night, at 7:30 p.m. in the Senior Room of the Family Life Center. For more information on meetings or upcoming events, please call Mike or Susie Coyle at 528-7838.
The ministry of usher involves a variety of duties including seating worshippers, collecting money, guiding Communion processions, and distributing bulletins after Mass. Contact Josh Mihelcic at 937.478.4108 Usher Schedule November 2020
Servers must be at least in the fifth grade to volunteer for this ministry and have completed the training course to serve at mass. Contact Nick Clune at 937.233.1503.
The primary focus of this group is the circulation of a spiritual newsletter mainly to priests. The second focus is to pray for the needs of priests, the Church, and the world. Other programs include promoting the act of consecration to the hearts of Jesus and Mary; praying the rosary, which includes a special program… Read more about Shepherds of Christ Ministry
The sacristans work with the pastor and the associates by taking care of the Sacristy and its contents and performing other duties the pastor request. Contact Nick Clune at 937.233.1503.
“The faith of countless believers has been nourished by melodies flowing from the hearts of other believers, either introduced into the liturgy or used as an aid to dignified worship. In song, faith is experienced as vibrant joy, love and confident expectation of the saving intervention of God” (Pope John Paul II’s Letter to Artists,… Read more about Music Ministry
Lectors assist by proclaiming the Scriptures at Mass and other special liturgical services such as Reconciliation and Evensong. Contact Annette Hanf at 235-6398. SP Lector Schedule November 2020
The Eucharistic Ministers assist the priests and deacons in distributing Holy Communion at Mass and at Communion Services. Contact Curt Niebrugge at 937.238.1693. SP Eucharistic Minister October and November 2020
As Catholics, we believe that the Eucharist is the Presence of Christ and is, therefore, sacred. Eucharistic Adoration is time spent with Christ in the form of the Blessed Sacrament. It is time spent in serenity, in the warmth and love of His presence. It is time for experiencing the quiet and peace of praying… Read more about Eucharistic Adoration/Exposition
Children’s Eucharistic Adoration is one hour of songs, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, a decade of the rosary, a faith story, discussion, petitions, and Benediction. Children of all ages and their families are welcome. Check the bulletin for dates and times. Contact Heather Baldwin at 667-5675.
The Bereavement Committee includes three phases of ministry – liturgical, practical, and supportive. In the liturgical phase, parishioners meet with the bereaved family and assist in planning the readings and music for the funeral. Volunteers sing at funeral masses; and provide and serve meals to the families on the day of the funeral. A week… Read more about Bereavement Committee
Adult Servers are scheduled for the 6:30 a.m. weekday Masses. Contact Jerry Rigot at 233-2525. The following servants of Christ helping with the Church functions on a servant level are requested to arrive at the church sacristy before Mass so that the sacristy and alter duties can be accomplished in an orderly manner prior to… Read more about Adult Servers
St. Peter parishioners provide a hot meal on the fourth Thursday of every month to the Women and Family St. Vincent Shelter downtown. Parishioners can sign up in the foyer after the Saturday and Sunday Masses the weekend before the fourth Thursday of the month. A casserole pan, lid and recipe is provided for those… Read more about St. Vincent DePaul Monthly Meals
The St. Peter Conference of the St. Vincent DePaul Society depends on the generosity of parishioners to respond to emergency needs of people residing in the 45424 zip code area, and to parishioners who live outside this area. The assistance provided is mainly help for utility bills (electric, gas, water), rent, transportation, appliances and furniture.… Read more about St. Vincent DePaul
In this ministry, our parish is responding to the spiritual needs of the residents of this center by distributing Holy Communion each week to the confined and praying with them. Once a month one of our priests celebrates Mass at the center. Contact Edwina Meyer at 233-6206.
The objectives of the St. Peter Respect Life Group are to become better informed of the respect life activities in the Dayton Area, to share this information with our parish family, and to educate them on the subject. Contact Heather Baldwin at 937.667.5675.
The Knights of Columbus Council #4424 includes members of St. Peter Parish, Holy Cross, and Our Lady of the Rosary parishes. The Knights meet at St. Peter Church. These men sponsor programs for youth athletic teams and the mentally handicapped and espouse the concepts of pro-life and total family involvement. Contact Tim Craven at 937.233.3538.
Each Advent, the parishioners at St. Peter have an opportunity to reach out to the poor, the lonely and the sick with special Christmas presents. For two weekends, heart tags are put on the bare branch tree in the sanctuary of the church. These tags contain requests for a specific gift for someone at the… Read more about Giving Tree
Since October 1996, the St. Peter Food Pantry has helped over 800 needy families in our community. Our mission is to provide food to people during a time of need. We hope to exemplify the compassion of Christ to the people whose lives we touch, remembering to treat each person with dignity and understanding. The… Read more about Food Pantry
St. Peter Parish is a member of Catch the Building Spirit (CtBS), a coalition of Catholic parishes in the Dayton Deanery. Together with local Presbyterian churches and Dayton Ohio’s Habitat for Humanity, we fund, build, and landscape a home each year for a low-income family that could not otherwise afford their own home. Volunteers of… Read more about Catch the Building Spirit
Friendly Visitor: Provides social interaction or companionship to the homebound through talking, reading letters or books, reminiscing or playing games in their own home on a regular basis. Telephone Reassurance: A daily or frequent telephone call gives reassurance and relieves homebound persons of loneliness, depression, and fear of an accident or illness and having no… Read more about Outreach Ministry
The R.C.I.A. is a journey of faith: through all those stages of asking and seeking through hearing the Gospel proclaimed, by faithful reflection and prayer on this Word of God through study and discussion about the Catholic experience through doubts and hesitations through discernment of God’s call for them as individuals The R.C.I.A. is a… Read more about R.C.I.A. – Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults