The Sacrament of Baptism joyfully celebrates the entrance of new members into our Catholic Christian Community. Baptisms of infants and young children are celebrated, for families who are members of Region XII, every Sunday at 12:00 noon at St. Peter and by request at Holy Cross, Our Lady of the Rosary, and St. Adalbert. The baptismal preparation class for parents is held on the first Saturday of each month from 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon in the Senior Center at St. Peter; please call 233-1503 to RSVP for the class. To schedule the baptism, please call the St. Peter Parish Administration Office at 233-1503. Baptisms of school age children may need to be arranged through our Religious Education Department, and baptisms of adults are arranged through our RCIA Program. Please call 237-3516 for more information.
Eucharist (The Mass)
In the celebration of the Eucharist, our parish family is called together to grow in understanding of God’s Word and to share the gifts of Christ Himself in Holy Communion.Children are generally prepared to receive their first Holy Communion when they reach age seven. They are prepared through a special program and must already be attending Catholic grade school. Older children my be prepared separately from the second graders.
This Sacrament of the Spirit assists the faithful to grow in Christian maturity. It is offered annually to eighth-grade students. Students who request this sacrament are prepared through a special program and must already be attending religious education classes or attending Catholic grade school. Adults wishing to receive the sacrament are prepared according to a process designed specifically for their needs.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation restores spiritual health and teaches unity among God’s people. Children are generally prepared to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time when they reach the second grade. They are prepared through a special program and must already be attending religious education classes or attending Catholic grade school. Older children may be prepared separately from the second graders.Adults who wish to be initiated into the Sacrament of Reconciliation should contact the Parish Office.The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered on Saturdays from 3-4 p.m. or upon request. We recommend that penitents arrive at the beginning of the time period allotted for confessions to ensure adequate opportunity for the celebration of the sacrament. Parish penance services are held during Advent and Lent and are announced in the parish bulletting. Individuals may also call the parish office to arrange for a personal appointment with a priest to celebrate the sacrament.
In the Sacrament of Marriage, a man and woman pledge their love and commitment to one another in the presence of God and the Church. At least one individual must be a registered parishioner of St. Peter Church for at least one year prior to the initial contact with the priest or deacon at the parish office.
Sacrament of the Sick
The Sacrament of the Sick may be received by any Catholic who is facing a serious illness or is in advanced years. Individuals who are planning to enter the hospital are particularly encouraged to receive the sacrament before their admission by calling the parish office to arrange for an appointment with a priest. Parish staff members and volunteers will visit those who are in the hospital, nursing home or confined to their own home. Please notify the parish office whenever someone enters the hospital or desires a pastoral visit.
The Sacrament of Holy Orders is conferred on those who are to lead the church as deacons, priests or bishops. Men who are interested in serving the church as an ordained ministry, should discuss the matter with one of the parish priests or deacons.
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Additional Worship Opportunities
Private Prayer in the Chapel: The Chapel is generally open and available for private prayer each day of the week from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.Liturgical Ministries and Planning: Celebrations of the sacred liturgy are planned and coordinated by a variety of ministries at St. Peter. These ministries include altar server, Eucharistic ministers, lectors, musicians and ushers. Committees convened for that purpose plan liturgies according to seasons or special events. A committee also plans special liturgies for children throughout the year.