Spirituality and Outreach

The Society of Jesus (Jesuits) discerned four priorities

These four apostolic preferences are in agreement with the current priorities of the Church. We believe that acting on them will "do what is for the greater divine service and the more universal good."

1. Show the way to God through the Spiritual Exercises and discernment.

  • The mission of St. Peter Ignatian Spirituality ministry is to help people develop the spirituality of St. Ignatius. Our programs offer individual spiritual direction, small group prayer, and retreat experiences.
  • Learn more about Ignatian Spirituality programs at St. Peter

2. Walk with the poor, the outcasts of the world, those whose dignity has been violated, in a mission of reconciliation and justice.

  • St. Peter parishioners reach out to accompany and serve those who live on the margins of our society.
  • Work with Catholic Charities of the Charlotte Diocese to mentor refugee families.
  • Participate in Room in the Inn to shelter neighbors without a home on Tuesday evenings from December to March
  • Make soup from scratch for the 3rd Saturday lunch at Roof Above and the 3rd Saturday dinner at the Men's Shelter
  • Collect furniture and home-wares for Homeless Relief Ministry
  • Participate in building affordable homes with Habitat for Humanity and and creating better communities
  • Help nourish our neighbors and support the network of meals and food pantries managed by Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays
  • Support the work of the Catholic Charities Food Pantry, which is open on Tuesdays from 9 am to 12 pm to collect any donations.

Another critical service to these apostolic preferences is St. Peter Social Justice Ministry:

  • Serves the parish by studying systemic causes of injustice in society and presenting educational forums. Our work is based on Catholic Social Teachings.
  • The faith-centered group that meets monthly to pray, study, plan and act.
Learn about the third and fourth apostolic preferences that focus on hope and care for the future.