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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:
Mon. at 9 am
Tues. at 6:30 pm
Weds. & Fri. at 9 am
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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 UPCOMING CALENDAR AT A GLANCE

MONDAY, APRIL 15: MONDAY OF HOLY WEEK
Readings: Is 42:1-7 | Jn 12:1-11
9:00 a.m. Mass +Joyce Theisen by The Simpson Family
7:00 p.m. Knights of Columbus Officer Meeting


TUESDAY, APRIL 16: TUESDAY OF HOLY WEEK

Readings: Is 49:1-6 | Jn 13:21-33, 36-38
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 Pearsons Family
7:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m. St. Vincent de Paul Clothing Barn


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17: WEDNESDAY OF HOLY WEEK

Readings: Is 50:4-9a | Mt 26:14-28
9:00 a.m. Mass +Dan Maher by The Maher Family
Followed by Adoration
4:00 p.m. Benediction


THURSDAY, APRIL 18: THURSDAY OF HOLY WEEK (HOLY THURSDAY)
Readings: Ex 12:1-8, 11-14 | 1 Cor 11:23-26 | Jn 13:1-15
2:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m. St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank (by appointment only)
6:30 p.m. Mass The People of St. Peter Parish
Followed by Holy hour and Adoration until 9:00 p.m.


FRIDAY, APRIL 19: FRIDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD (GOOD FRIDAY)
Readings: Is 52:13—53:12 | Heb 4:14-16;5:7-9 | Jn 18:1—19:42 |
No a.m. Mass
10:00 a.m.—2:30 p.m. Adoration
3:00 p.m. Liturgy of the Word
5:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross
6:00 p.m. Potato Soup Dinner
9:00 p.m. Tenebrae Service


SATURDAY, APRIL 20: HOLY SATURDAY
Readings: Gn 1:1—2:2 | Gn 22:1-18 | Ex 14:15 –15:1 | Is 54:5-14 |
Is 55:1-11 | Bar 3:9-15,32—4:4 | Ez 36:16-17a,18-28 |
Rom 6:3-11 | Lk 24:1-12
9:00 a.m. Men’s Fellowship and Coffee (Meeting Room)
12:00 p.m. Blessing of Food
4:00 p.m. Easter Vigil Rehearsal
No Reconciliation or 5:00 p.m. Mass
8:30 p.m. Mass +The People of St. Peter Parish


SUNDAY, APRIL 21: EASTER SUNDAY OF THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD

Readings: Acts 10:34a,37-43 | Col 3:1-4 | Jn 20:1-9
8:00 a.m. Mass +Joyce Theisen by The Kirkpatrick Family
9:40 a.m. Musician Warm-up
10:30 a.m. Mass +Scott Cunningham by The Coats Family

Attention!! Our Holy Week Schedule is changing….Due to several requests for a Communal Penance Service we have several changes to our upcoming schedule and Holy Week.  We will be having a Communal Penance Service followed by individual Sacraments of Reconciliation on Monday April 8 starting at 7:00 p.m.  This will change our Holy Week Schedule.  The new schedule will be as follows: Mon. April 15, Mass at 9:00 a.m. (No evening  Mass or Reconciliation; Tues. April 16, Sacrament of Reconciliation from 5:30 p.m.-6:15 p.m., Mass at 6:30 p.m. (No Reconciliation following); Wed. April 17, Mass at 9:00 a.m. followed by Adoration with Benediction at 4:00 p.m. (No evening Mass or Reconciliation), Thursday April 18 will remain the same and Friday, April 19 the only change will be Tenebrae Services at 9:00 p.m..   New Holy Week fliers may be found in the Gathering Space.
 UPCOMING LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

HOLY THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2019

6:30 p.m. Mass
Altar Servers: M. O'Daniel, T. O'Brien, J. Robinson,
                               D.  O'Daniel, D. Ludwig, L. Ludwig, H. Kogut,
                               L. Petrovich, F. Keenan
           Lectors:  R. Collins, R. Stewart
             EOMS:  C. Collins, D. Stewart, M. Patterson, 
                                J. Carpenter, P. Stoll, J. Robinson

GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2019

3:00 p.m. - The Passion of the Lord
Altar Servers:  J. Robinson, R. Fournier
            Lectors:  R. Marsal
              EOMs:  Dcn. G. Marsal

5:00 p.m. - Stations of the Cross
Altar Servers:  D. O'Daniel, M. O'Daniel, J. Robinson
              Lector:  Dcn. G. Marsal

9:00 p.m. - Tenebrae Service
Altar Servers: D. Ludwig, L. Ludwig

Easter Vigil, April 20, 2019

8:30 p.m. Mass
Altar Servers:  L. Ludwig, D. Ludwig, L. Petrovich, P. Stoll,
                                N. Comstock, C. Parker, J. Robinson, X. Luea,
                                S. Luea
            Lectors:  J. Ludwig, M. Parker, R. Fournier, 
                                P. Stacilauskas, T. Parker
              EOMs:  J. Robinson, C. Collins, M. Patterson, G. Stoll,
​                               P. Stoll, M. Parker

​Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019

8:00 a.m. Mass
Altar Servers:  R. Pretzel, N. Pretzel, D. Stewart
            Lectors:  R. Stewart, J. Klee
              EOMs:  D. Stewart, L. Verhelle, L. Pretzel

10:30 a.m. Mass
Altar Servers:  J. Robinson, D. O'Daniel, M. O'Daniel,
                               J. Babcock, H. Babcock
            Lectors:  R. Collins, I. Olson
              EOMs:  J. Robinson, E. Schaub, M. Schaub, 

​                               P. Stacilauskas, D. Gehringer, C. Metts

Communion to Shut-ins:  C. Collins


Good Afternoon Brothers and Sisters,
If you have school aged children enrolled in one of our Diocesan Catholic Schools for the 2018-2019 school year, you may be eligible for tuition assistance.  St. Peter Catholic Church is available to give assistance of up to 40% of your families yearly tithing to the Church in the way of assistance and/or a Parish Subsidy paid for by us in order to help out with your yearly tuition fees.  If you feel your family may be eligible, please contact the office no later than Monday, April 15.
May the Lord's Blessings be with you all,
Fr. George Puthenpeedika, Pastor
St. Peter Catholic Church, Eaton Rapids, MI
(517)663-4735     [email protected]


Application for the Neighborhood Small Business Expo & Community Marketplace

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It's hard to believe, but May is just around the corner and spring is almost here! That means its almost time for the Annual St. Peter Church Ox Roast Festival and Carnival. Advanced Armband tickets can be purchased for $15 between now and May 16 in the Church Office. Additionally, 50/50 Raffle Tickets and our Kayak Package Raffle Tickets may be purchased for $5/ticket. Thank you to such an awesome community that helps us make this happen each and every year.

 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!