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Saint Peter Catholic Church
515 E. Knight Street, Eaton Rapids, MI 48827
517-663-4735         SPCEatonRapidsOffice@gmail.com

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Our Mission Statement
St. Peter Roman Catholic Church in Eaton Rapids is a welcoming Catholic Community in the Diocese of Lansing,
consecrated to Jesus Christ, serving the spiritual and corporal needs of our brothers and sisters.
We commit ourselves to celebrating the liturgy togeather, living the sacraments in a life of prayer and communion with the saints. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we will preach the Gospel and serve the community in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and Savior.

We invite you to join us

for Masses on:
Tues. at 6:30 pm
Weds. & Fri. at 9 am
Thurs. at 6:30 pm
Sat. at 5 pm
Sun. at 8 am & 10:30 am

for Reconciliation on:
Tues. at 5:30 pm
Sat. at 4 pm
Lent & Advent as Scheduled
Other Times by Request


Good Morning Everyone,​​

I am glad to invite you all to the Parish Celebration of our Patron Saint, St. Peter, on June 24th at the 10:30 a.m. Mass and a Parish Picnic afterwards.  Kindly join us.  This is going to be a potluck celebration.  Please bring your favorite dish to pass.  We will be providing ham, potatoes, and corn.  

Come and let us celebrate together and give thanks to the Lord for all his Blessings.

God Bless,
Fr. George Puthenpeedika

Good Afternoon Everyone,

The following is a message from Mr. Peter Ludwig:

"Here is a personal little explanation of candidacy:
Canon 1034

A person aspiring to the diaconate or presbyterate is not to be ordained unless he has first been enrolled among the candidates through the liturgical rite of admission…his petition is previously to have been written in his own hand, signed, and accepted in writing [by the bishop]…

At the candidacy Mass this Saturday, the bishop will officially and publicly accept me as a candidate to the priesthood.  This is the first canonical step towards ordination.  This ceremony comes after four years of preparation in philosophy, a formal written petition for candidacy submitted to the bishop, and a formal acceptance letter from the bishop.  At the liturgy, I will wear a black clerical shirt and collar for the first time.  During my time of study in major seminary, this will become my daily attire, serving as a constant reminder of the deep invitation the Lord continues to extend.  The 10:30 A.M. candidacy Mass will take place this Saturday, June 23, at St. Mary Cathedral in downtown Lansing.  For the first, but hopefully not last time, the bishop will call out my name, and I will answer: “present.”  God willing, I will give that same response again in four years, perhaps at the same Cathedral, at the Diocese of Lansing ordinations.

God Bless,
Peter Ludwig"

We invite you to pray for Peter and if possible, attend the Candidacy Mass in the Cathedral at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2018.

God Blessings upon you all,
Fr. George Puthenpeedika, Pastor

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 Welcome to our Parish
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for visiting with us today! Founded in 1891, St. Peter Catholic Church has a vibrant history full of faith and discipleship, and today we strive to continue the tradition of both personal and Church growth. By blending spiritual direction and teaching with the Liturgy, worship, and fellowship, we work continually to create a true Parish Family.

If you are here on vacation or visiting family, let us be your "home away from home". If you are joining us in search of a new parish, please prayerfully consider making St. Peter your Church home. And if you are here exploring the Catholic faith, we will be honored if you choose us to guide you on your spiritual journey.

If you are in need of spiritual direction or assistance of any kind, please do not hesitate to contact the parish office. We pray that the ministries we provide will be a blessing in your life. 

Feast Day Potlucks
Twice a year, the Church community of St. Peter gathers after the 10:30 a.m. Mass for a family-style potluck. On the 2nd Sunday of January and the 3rd Sunday of June, these fun luncheons are open to all Parishioners and visitors for the low cost of a dish to pass.

Holy Smoke BBQ Grill-Off
On a Saturday in the fall, after 5 pm Mass, we have a fun Parish BBQ Competition! The evening features free, relaxed fun with delicious BBQ meat sampling and voting, sides and desserts, games, a bonfire, and music. All Parishioners are welcome to join us in celebration of our St. Peter Church Family.

Annual Ox Roast Festival & Carnival
On the 3rd weekend in May, we hold our largest Parish fundraiser of the year. Open to the Community with free, live entertainment and delicious food in the Pavilion, and a Carnival & Midway provided by Schmidt Amusements, we proudly uphold the family friendly atmosphere and a wide variety of fun and entertainment that makes our Festival the most popular community event in Eaton Rapids each year!