Applications Sought for Parish Council Openings

The Parish Council is seeking applicants to fill three openings on its board, commencing January 2018. The term of service is three years. The Parish Council is an advisory board to the pastor in forming policy, strategic planning, and directing and coordinating efforts to realize the parish mission. If you feel called to serve, please submit this application by November 1. Place your application in a sealed envelope to the attention of Fr. Cook/Parish Council and drop it off at the parish office or in the collection basket at Mass.

Invitation to Speaker Events at Second Presbyterian This Weekend

Our neighbors at Second Presbyterian Church (318 E. 55th St) have invited St. Peter’s parishioners to hear author Brian McLaren speak at 2 events this weekend.
Saturday, Sept. 16, 4-5:30 pm–“The Great Spiritual Migration: How to be a Better Christian””
Sunday, Sept. 17, 1-2 pm–“The Christian Place in Interfaith Conversations”
For more information about these events, go to

Back-to-School Food Drive This Week

It’s been a busy summer in the food pantry! Our back-to-school food drive is this week, so when you’re making your shopping list, please consider adding a few of these items. Grade level suggestions are listed below for school families:
ECLC–bar soap; Kindergarten–Peanut Butter; 1st grade–crackers; 2nd Grade–Jelly; 3rd Grade–Pasta or Sauce; 4th Grade–Canned Meat; 5th Grade–Cereal; 6th Grade–Canned Fruit; 7th Grade–One-Can Meals; 8th Grade–Shampoo.

Leaders Needed for Children’s Liturgy

We need adult and high-school aged volunteers to assist with our Children’s Liturgy of the Word ministry, which is offered throughout the school year during the Sunday 9 a.m. Mass. Children ages 4 – 2nd grade are invited after opening prayer to accompany the weekly teacher and helper to the church basement where they learn about the readings and gospel in ways they can understand. To get involved, please contact All adult volunteers must complete Protecting God’s Children.

RCIA Classes Begin in September

Classes for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) are available for anyone who wants to learn more about the Catholic faith. The first class is Monday, September 11, at 7 p.m. in St. Peter’s church basement (Romero Room).  If you plan to attend or have questions, please contact  Fr. Bryan Amthor, at or 816.800.0106.