Parish News

St. Peter hosts the 22nd Annual Garden of Eaten

Welcome to another season of football, hotdogs, and fun! Before our Carolina Panthers take the field at o’clock, St. Peter will be serving up hot dogs, chips, and soda, front of the church starting Sunday, September 17th. For a small donation, hot dogs, chips, and sodas are available beginning at 9:30am in our “Garden of Eaten” café — proceeds go to non-profit organizations helping the neediest in our community.

September 17 Buffalo v Panthers  |  September 24 Saints v Panthers  |
November 5 Falcons v Panthers  |  December 10 Vikings v Panthers  |
December 17 Packers v Panthers

All are one o’clock Sunday games, Go Panthers!
Please contact Scott Darling at for further information. If you are interested in lending a hand,
please click on this link to sign up 

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) informs you in Scripture and Catholic tradition, and assists you in considering the Church as a faith community for yourself. Be transformed through a personal relationship with God in prayers and the celebration of Mass.  RCIA begins Tuesday, August 22 and continues through May 2018.
Contact: Doneata Grisdale at  (704) 525-3825.

If you are 21 to 35 we have a new prayer experience for you!  Encountering the Living God is an 8-week directed prayer retreat created by Fr. Jim Bowler, SJ.   Link to Ignatian Encounter brochure and registration   Come to the September 11th  Interest Session in Biss Hall at 6:00pm.


New Pastoral Council and Commission members-
Pastoral Council members

Chair Anne-Marie McLeod
Vice Chair Mike Holland
Secretary Scott Stengel
Immediate Past Chair Pat Mumford
Education & Formation Commission Chair David Schilli
Facilities Commission Chair Paul Fenzl
Liturgy & Worship Commission Chair Rick Hudson
Parish Life Commission Chair Sarah Kernodle
Social Justice & Community Outreach Chair Linda Grippando
At Large Member Dan Roth
At Large Member Karen Leggio
At Large Member Joe Breen
Finance Council Chair, Ex-Officio Chris Brown

Finance Council members

Chris Brown, Chair
Conor Byrne
Ellyn Korzun
Layne McGuire
Geoff Owen
Matt Springman
Carlin Taylor
Fr. James Shea, SJ   ExOfficio
Terrie Morin,  ExOfficio

LGBTQ Community’s Mass
Wednesday, August 23  at 7:00pm
a light reception to follow in Biss Hall
Fr. Jim Bowler, SJ of St Peter will preside and be joined by St Peter’s Fr. Jim Shea SJ, Pastor, and Fr. John Michalowski SJ, Parochial Vicar, and  Monsignor John McSweeney, recently retired from St Matthew parish.  All families and friends of the LGBTQ community are welcome to attend this annual Mass.
From the beginning, with Bishop Curlin’s blessing, our purpose was to support the human dignity of all persons.



ALTAR SERVER TRAINING  Sunday,  August 27 in the Church 10:15 to 11:00 am


Young professionals in 20s and 30s come to a  Fall kickoff of our Young Adult Ministry  on Sunday August 27 after the 5PM Mass – join us downstairs in Biss Hall from 6-7pm for social, spiritual and service opportunities!

Adult Confirmation formation program for Catholics over 18 years of age who have been baptized and received First Eucharist, but have not been confirmed in the Church.  Deacon Jim Bozik and Fr. John Michalowski, S.J. will conduct the program of seven weekly meetings beginning on Tuesday, September 19.  The sessions will go from 7 to 8:30 PM in the Ignatian Center. The Tuesday meetings are scheduled for Sept. 19, 26, Oct. 3, 17, 24, 31, and Nov. 7. For more information and registration, please contact Deacon Jim at

Save the Date!
Family Mass in Benedict Hall begins Sunday, September 17 at 9AM.

KEYS TO ST PETER our new member orientation Sunday, October 1, 2017  from 10:15 to 11:15 AM (between the 9AM and 11:30AM Masses) in Biss Hall, located down the outside steps from the church.

Faith Formation registration  REGISTRATION FORM 2017-18    and    Electronic FF Payment Instructions link

Posted: August 9, 2016 / Categories: Events, Faith Formation, Meetings, Uncategorized
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