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Saint Peter Catholic Church
515 E. Knight Street, Eaton Rapids, MI 48827
517-663-4735         [email protected]

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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

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Liturgical Calendar for the Weekend of ​​
December 22 & 23

5:00 p.m. Mass  (December 22)
Altar Servers - D. Stewart, L. Parker, C. Parker
Lectors - R. Stewart, T. Parker
EOM’s - P. Stacilauskas, M. Parker, D. Stewart


8:00 a.m. Mass (December 23)
Altar Servers - R. Fournier, N. Pretzel, R. Pretzel
Lectors - R. Fournier
EOM's - S. Maurer, L. Pretzel, R. Fournier

10:30 a.m. Mass (December 23)
Altar Servers - D. Ludwig, L. Ludwig, J. Robinson
Lectors - D. Ludwig, J. Ludwig
EOM's -  J. Robinson, H. Campbell, J. Carpenter,

I. Olson, J. Babcock, M. Patterson

Communion To Shut-Ins - Dcn. G. Marsal

UPCOMING WEEK AT A GLANCE  

MONDAY,  DECEMBER 17: LATE ADVENT WEEKDAY
Readings: Gn 49:2, 8-10  |  Mt 1:1-17
7:00 p.m. Knights of Columbus Officer Meeting (Meeting Room)
 
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18: LATE ADVENT WEEKDAY
Readings:  Jer 23:5-8  |  Mt 1:18-25
10:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m. St Vincent de Paul Clothing Barn
2:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m. St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank (by appointment only)
5:30 p.m.—6:15 p.m. Reconciliation
6:00 p.m. Rosary
6:30 p.m. Mass +Denise Verhelle by The Keeler Family
7:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m. St. Vincent de Paul Clothing Barn
 
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19: LATE ADVENT WEEKDAY
Readings: Jgs 13:2-7, 24-25a  |  Lk 1:5-25
9:00 a.m. Mass +Juanita Kruzel by The Miller Family
Followed by Adoration
2:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m. Reconciliation
4:00 p.m. Benediction
3:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m. Parish Library Open
6:45 p.m.—8:00 p.m. Choir Rehearsal
7:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m. RCIA Class
 
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20: LATE ADVENT WEEKDAY
Readings: Is 7:10-14  |  Lk 1:26-38
2:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m. St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank (by appointment only)
4:15 p.m.—6:15 p.m. Reconciliation
6:30 p.m. Mass +Danny and +Digo Jaen by The Phillips Family
7:00 p.m. Parish Council Meeting
 
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21: LATE ADVENT WEEKDAY
Readings:  Sg 2:8-14  |  Lk 1:39-45
9:00 a.m. Mass +Janet Armbrustmacher by The Marsal Family
10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.  Reconciliation
 
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22: LATE ADVENT WEEKDAY
Readings:  1 Sm 1:24-28  |  Lk 1:46-56
4:00 p.m. Reconciliation
5:00 p.m. Mass  +Tim Maher by The Maher Family
 
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23: FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Readings:  Mi 5:1-4a  |  Heb 10:5-10  |  Lk 1:39-45
8:00 a.m. Mass +Frances Sebastian by The Sebastian Family
9:40 a.m. Musician Warm-up
10:30 a.m. Mass Fr. George Puthenpeedika (39th Ordination Anniversary)
Followed by Children’s Christmas Pageant Rehearsal
NO RELIGIOUS EDUCATION, YOUTH GROUP, COFFEE AND THEOLOGY,
OR COFFEE AND DONUTS

12/13/2018

Good Morning Everyone,

We have several upcoming changes to our normal scheduling at the Church and Parish Offices that I would like to share with you all.


First, our Advent Hours for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. I will be holding additional hours in order to accommodate everyone's schedules in an effort to allow you all to make it to Reconciliation. The schedule will be as follows:
Saturday, December 15: 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Tuesday, December 18: 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Wednesday, December 19: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 20: 4:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Friday, December 21: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 22: 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.


Additionally, our Mass Schedule for the Holidays will be as follows:
Monday, December 24: 5:00 p.m. Children's Pageant followed by Mass
11:30 p.m. Christmas Cantata
12:00 a.m. Midnight Mass (December 25)
Tuesday, December 25: 10:30 a.m. Mass (NO P.M. MASS, ROSARY OR RECONCILIATION)
Wednesday, December 26: NO MASS, ADORATION, OR BENEDICTION
Monday, December 31: 5:00 p.m. Mass
Tuesday, January 1: 9:00 a.m. Mass (NO P.M. MASS, ROSARY OR RECONCILIATION)
Wednesday, January 2: NO MASS, ADORATION, OR BENEDICTION


Additionally, there will be no RCIA classes on December 26 or January 3. There will be no Religious Education, Coffee and Theology, Youth Group, or Coffee and Donuts on December 22 or December 29.


The Parish Offices will also have a slight change in schedule in order to allow our employees to spend time with their families this holiday season as well. The schedule is:
Friday, December 21: Parish Offices closed at 12:30 p.m.
Monday, December 24: Parish Offices closed at 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 25: Parish Offices Closed
Monday, December 31: Parish Offices closed at 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 1: Parish Offices Closed


I hope each and every one of you enjoy this joyous Christmas Season.


Best Wishes,
Fr. George Puthenpeedika, Pastor
St. Peter Catholic Church, Eaton Rapids, MI
(517)663-4735 [email protected]


 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.

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!