5th Wednesday Crew Needed for One City Cafe

We still need 3-5 people to round out our 5th Wednesday crew at One City Cafe at the Bishop Sullivan Center, 3936 Troost Ave. on January 30. You will serve dinner from 4:30-6:30. This is a great opportunity for families, teens, and small groups to spend time together in the service of others. Please contact parish secretary Mary Pfeifer if interested. (816) 363-2320.

Snowflake Dance This Friday-Register Here

You Are Invited to
St. Peter’s 12th Annual
Father-Daughter Snowflake Dance

  Enjoy drinks and sweets
while dancing the night away!

All of St. Peter’s young ladies, ECLC through 8th Grade,
are invited to bring their father, grandfather,
or other VIP as their special guest.

Friday, January 11
7:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
St. Peter’s Narthex

Tickets are $15 per person; you may also order corsages for $10 each.
Payment can be made through Sycamore or by check sent to the school office

Register Here

DINING UPDATE: If you are dining out before the dance, please keep in mind that The Well will be donating 20 percent of the evening’s proceeds to St. Peter’s. However, Brio has discontinued their “dine to donate” program and therefore will not be donating a portion of their proceeds this year.

Questions? Contact Eileen Forbes by text at (816) 210-0738.

Special Advent Candles Available at Penance Service

This year, the candles at our Advent Penance Service will be lit by a very special flame, the Peace Light from Bethlehem. For the past 32 years, a Girl Guide or Boy Scout from Austria has collected a flame from the Grotto of the Nativity in Bethlehem, where Our Lord was born. With the help of Austrian Broadcasting, Austrian Airlines, and the International Catholic Conference on Scouting, that flame is sent all around the world as a symbol of the peace Christ offers us. This year, Pladfinder (Boy Scout) Niklas Lehner of Vorchdorf, Austria, collected the flame from the Grotto on November 28. It arrived in New York on December 1 and has been spreading westward ever since.

You will have an opportunity to bring this Peace Light from Bethlehem home with you. Candles in glass will be available for a free-will offering ($3.00 is suggested), immediately before and immediately after the service. We hope to see you on Sunday!

Advent Penance Services at St. Peter’s and Area Churches

St. Peter’s annual Advent Reconciliation Service is this Sunday, December 16, at 2 p.m. Five visiting priests will join Fr. Matt, Fr. Terry, and Fr. Bill to help us celebrate this important Sacrament as we prepare for Christmas. Penance Services are being offered at St. Peter’s and nearby parishes as follows:
  • Sunday, December 16, 2 p.m. at St. Peter’s
  • Monday, December 17, 7 p.m. at Visitation
  • Thursday, December 20, 7 p.m. at St. Elizabeth
  • Sunday, December 23, 2 p.m. at St. Thomas More

11 a.m. Mass this Sunday to Honor St. Oscar Romero and Sister Parish

This Sunday, December 16, former pastor Fr. Jerry Waris will return to St. Peter’s to celebrate the 11 a.m. Mass in honor of Oscar Romero, declared a saint this past October. St. Oscar, the former archbishop of San Salvador who championed social justice in war-torn El Salvador, was assassinated in 1980 while celebrating Mass there. This Sunday’s Mass will celebrate St. Oscar’s canonization, as well as St. Peter’s 30 year sister parish relationship with San Francisco de Asis Parish in El Salvador.
Following the Mass there will be a short blessing of the candle room, which will house a small shrine to St. Oscar, and a reception in the narthex. Click here to read more on the history of our sister parish relationship.

Women of St. Peter’s Holiday Brunch, Sunday, Dec. 16

All women of the parish are invited to attend the Women of St. Peter’s Annual Christmas Brunch on December 16, 2018. We will gather in the church basement following the 9:00 Mass. Together we will make holiday floral arrangements and pack homemade Christmas cookies to deliver to our homebound members. We will also be collecting donations of toilet tissue for St. Peter’s Social Services. If you have never attended one of our events, this is the perfect opportunity. We look forward to celebrating with you. If you would like to bring a food item for the brunch, sign up at http://ow.ly/tJHx50jRvlI