Welcome to Our Church

Through the grace of God and the commitment of the Catholic Community, we a parish devoted to imitating the life of Christ, as proclaimed in the Holy Gospels, offer a gathering place for worship, service, and fellowship for all.

As ambassadors for Christ, we serve the faithful, those who have strayed from the faith, and those who are not members of the faith community so that all may be reconciled to God.

News

St. Peter's Women's Group Updates

We will gather on Tuesday, September 15, at 1:00pm in the St Peter's Prayer Garden to recite the ROSARY!!!  If you are planning to attend please park in the large parking lot area off of Columbia Avenue.  Since St Peter School will be in session there is no parking permitted in the circle area in front of the school.  Concrete benches are available or you may bring a folding chair & your mask!!!

 

Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 Pandemic the Magnificat Prayer Breakfast in Greensburg, Pa that was scheduled for Saturday, Oct 31, has been CANCELLED!!!

 

All women of our Parish are invited to The Day of Recollection at St John's Church in New Baltimore, Pa on Saturday, October 17.. We will car-pool from Somerset at 10:00am. If you are uncomfortable riding with others, you may drive your own car. We just want to offer car-pooling for anyone who doesn't drive. A full day is planned concluding with dinner served by the ladies of St John's Church.  We are limited to 25 participants and so far 5 ladies have signed up to attend.  The cost is $15.00.  If interested please contact Denise Demchak 814-395-5079 for details.

 

 

Diocesan Universal Guidelines for Returning to Mass

 

As public Masses and the celebration of the sacraments resume in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, each parish has specific guidelines and safety precautions the faithful must follow, but there are some universal guidelines and reminders for parishioners no matter their parish. They include the following: 

·         Bishop Mark has waived the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days until further notice.

·         MASKS MUST BE WORN at Mass, during the celebration of Reconciliation, and ALL other liturgical or parish functions.

·         SOCIAL DISTANCING MUST be observed at all times. (The number of persons permitted to attend Mass in a church or other approved indoor location is not determined by a set number recommended by public health personnel. It is determined by the number of persons who can be accommodated within that space according to the plan for safe physical distances in each church. We are using the standard of 6 feet between those not from the same household.)

·         There should be no hand-shaking during the sign of peace nor at any other time.

·         The Precious Blood will be not offered until further notice.

·         Faithful are encouraged to support their parish through online giving or by mailing their weekly offertory or dropping it off at their parish.

·         The live broadcast of the Sunday Mass airs every Sunday at 11:00 a.m. on WATM ABC 23 and at 9:00 p.m. on Atlantic Broadband channel 9.

St. Peter's Church reopens for Masses!

 

Dear Parishioners and friends,

Great News!  We will be re-opening St. Peter Parish Church for our normal weekend schedule starting Saturday, June 13, 2020.  It has been a long journey from that fateful Friday, March 13th day when we had to cancel our very popular Fish Dinner, to the “Stay-at-Home order,” all the way to our Churches being locked down to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.

However, it helped us to rely more strongly on God and His providence, and to grow in our Catholic Faith, as we came up with many faith-filled and creative ways to pray and worship.  Finally, we are coming to the end of this long sojourn.  Our Church is once again open for prayer, we have been hearing Confessions and receiving Holy Communion, and now, this weekend, we will begin having our normal schedule of Saturday evening/Sunday Masses in the Church.

As we move forward, we continue to pray for all who have died during this pandemic and all families affected.  Things will be a little different when you come back to Church.

¨The Church has been cleaned and scrubbed from top to bottom

¨There will be hand sanitizers and disinfectant wipes throughout the Church.

¨Masks are required.  However, if you have a medical condition or cannot wear a mask, please make sure you maintain a six-foot separation.

¨If you have been exposed to the virus within 14 days, I kindly ask that you do not attend Mass.  Also, if you are not feeling well, please stay home.

¨If you are uncomfortable attending Mass, you may stay at home, as this is a personal decision and you are absolutely not obligated to attend Mass at this time.  

Thank you to all who have been so generous with contributions during this pandemic.  The financial support of St. Peter’s is very important, as we must continue to pay our bills.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the office.  Thank you again for your patience, understanding and generosity.  Please know that you continue to be in my thoughts and prayers and may God Bless and Protect each of you.

 

With warm regards and prayer,

 

Fr. Angelo J. Patti

 

ORDINARY SCHEDULE

Sunday Masses

Saturday: 4:00 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:15 pm

Weekday & Holy Day Masses

As announced in the bulletin.

CONFESSIONS

Saturday 2:45 pm
Anytime upon request.
Additional times during Advent & Lent.