Cranksgiving KC Coming November 18

Be sure to mark your calendars for Cranksgiving KC and Kidz Cranksgiving, Saturday, November 18 from 12-6 p.m. It’s a food drive on 2 wheels with all food collected going to St. Peter’s Food Pantry. Last year almost 8000 lbs. of food “wheeled-in” to the gym (the most in the nation of over 85 Cranksgiving events!).
You can register online now! Find us at

Don’t Let the Outside Fool You

Great progress is being made on the school renovation and multipurpose space/narthex. Much of the drywall is hung, the rooms are being painted, and the windows are going in. Tile is being installed in the restrooms, the sub-floors are being prepped for new carpet and tile, and structural steel is going up for the new east stairs and the multipurpose space.

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Respect Life Month Activities

October is Respect Life Month, and the Respect Life Committee has the following events planned:
  • Rosary for Life, Saturday, October 14, at Visitation Church – We are partnering with Visitation Parish to celebrate the sanctity of life. You are invited to join our neighbors at Visitation to pray a special Rosary after their 4 p.m. Mass on Saturday, October 14.
  • Living Rosary, Sunday, October 29 –Immediately following the 11 a.m. Mass, St. Peter’s parishioners will form a living Rosary and pray together. We will be outdoors, weather permitting. Please sign up here.
  • Diaper Drive for Birthright – Barrels will be in the back of the church to accept your donation of diapers in any size throughout the month of October.

Learn More About Our Faith at RCIA Nights

Are you interested in learning more about our Catholic faith, meeting some of our RCIA participants, and learning more about the RCIA process?  Consider joining us for RCIA Nights, a monthly meeting open to all. You do not need to be a candidate or catechumen to attend. RCIA Nights will take place the 2nd Monday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Church basement, beginning Monday, October 9, when the topic will be “Sacred Scripture.”

Things Are Taking Shape

There has been a lot of progress on the construction project over the past few weeks. The support for the new east stairway is in place, structural steel is going up in the narthex, and the concrete columns have been poured. On the inside, work continues on the electrical, plumbing and HVAC. Crews are busy hanging drywall, working their way down from the third floor. We are still on track to be back in the school building in January! Installation of the fire suppression system begins in the church next week, so daily Mass and Tuesday Adoration will be moved to the Legacy Chapel until further notice. There will be no change in weekend Masses at this time. Questions? Please email them here.

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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