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.
Join Us For Outdoor Mass in Loretto
St. Peter's Womens Group is planning a bus trip to attend the outdoor Mass on Sunday, July 31st, at the beautiful Shrine of Our Lady of the Alleghenies in Loretto, PA. The bus will depart from St. Peter's Church parking lot at 2:30pm with a fast food restaurant stop along the way arriving in Loretto around 4:30pm. We will have approximately two hours to visit the Chapel House of Fr Demetrius Gallitzin and the Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel. Please bring along a fold up (umbrella style) chair. The cost is $25 per person. Please make checks payable to St. Peter's Church, place in an envelope with name and phone number, drop in collection basket or at the Parish office during normal business hours. Questions may be directed to Debbie Menser 814-445-2869. Please RSVP by July 14th. ** An additional stop will be made at the Park n Ride (across from Maurer Ford) off Rt 219 for the convenience of those in the Boswell/Jennerstown area at 2:45pm. Please indicate on your RSVP that you will be getting on the bus either at Church or at the Park n Ride.
Having a Baby Baptized?
The Baptismal Preparation Class is required for all parents who wish to have their first child baptized at St. Peter’s. The program describes the history, theology, and the meaning behind the symbols and rituals of the Sacrament, as well as the Rite itself, and the roles and responsibilities of the parents and Godparents. Additional reading material is provided. The sessions are typically held on the first and third Thursday of every month in the Annex Library Classroom. Registration is required by contacting Deacon Mark at (814) 233-9285. Please be aware that the class needs to be completed before the baptism occurs.
Altar Servers Wanted
Is God calling you to serve as an Altar Server at Mass? This ministry is vital to the Church’s Liturgical celebrations. Saint Peter’s Altar Server ministry is a group of young people who assist the Priest and Deacon by serving at the altar in a prayerful manner during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. It is an extreme honor and privilege to kneel so close to the altar as our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, becomes truly present, body, blood, soul, and divinity, at the moment of Consecration. An altar server has the solemn responsibility to perform the assigned duties with attention, dignity, and reverence. There are several duties involved with being an altar server; however, the most important is that of prayer leader. As an altar server, you will help those who are attending Mass listen. You will help the service flow smoothly so that the congregation can concentrate on all the wonderful sounds surrounding them: the music, the prayers of the priest, and the words of Sacred Scripture. With your help, the parishioner’s time of worship will become more meaningful.
Some of the tasks Altar Servers perform include carrying the Cross, holding the book for the priest when he is not standing at the altar, presenting the bread, wine and water to the priest, and assisting him in gathering the gifts from the people as well as many other things. Considering how critical these tasks are to the Mass, the new Altar Servers will participate in a comprehensive training. They will receive instruction on the Mass and its parts, their meaning, the many objects used in the liturgy (names and usage) and the various functions of the servers. In addition to some formal training, they work with the more experienced altar servers as they learn their responsibilities. Please contact Deacon Mark at (814) 233-9285 for more information. Dates for Altar Server Trainings will be announced in the Bulletin.
Saturday: 4:00 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:15 pm
Weekday & Holy Day Masses
As announced in the bulletin.
Saturday 2:45 pm
Anytime upon request.
Additional times during Advent & Lent.