St. Peter Catholic Church is a vibrant and active parish. There are many opportunities for involvement. We believe that parish ministries are a call to serve and that stewardship is sacrificial giving of time, talent and treasure.
Adult Faith Development
There are a variety of programs available for the adults of the parish giving an overview to the major teachings of the Catholic Church which have been affected by the Second Vatican Council. There are also periodic presentations by outside speakers on topics of importance in Catholic tradition.
This volunteer service enables our youth to actively assist in the worship life of our parish. Boys and girls from 5th grad and higher are invited to join this ministry. Training is provided.
Read next Sunday’s Gospel and discuss chapters in a selected book. This group meets Mondays in the Family Room at 9 am.
Building and Grounds
This group is responsible for oversight, maintenance and planning for both the church and the school. The committee meets about every six weeks to discuss the overall appearance of the facilities & to help coordinate the changes.
Charismatic Prayer Group
A charismatic prayer group meets in the Parish Hall at 7:30 pm Monday evenings. All are invited to participate in an evening of prayer, praise teaching and sharing.
Children’s Faith Development
Pass on the faith; be a teacher, aide or substitute for CCD classes; Sundays 9-10 am.
Coffee and Donuts
Help set up and serve donuts, coffee and juice after 10:30 Mass on Sundays during the school year.
Volunteers are needed in the many phases of the development office which raises funds for both the parish and the school.
Every Monday from 6-7 pm. All are invited to find consolation, strength and healing through private time spent in the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.
Ministers of communion assist in distributing the Eucharist at Mass and bring Communion to the sick. Training classes are held regularly.
Activities for families with children in preschool through grade 5 which offers opportunities for social, church and community outreach & liturgies with children.
Food Gift Card Fundraising Program
Gift cards are on sale every other week before and after Mass. School sales also available. Profit from the sale of these gift cards is used towards the reduction of the school mortgage. Volunteers are always needed.
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This Advent service project began in 1983 by helping those in need and brings out a Christ like spirit of sharing among the people of the parish. Through many sources we learn the needs of people in our community, county and church. In addition to Christmas gifts and toys, clothing, food, bicycles, appliances, used furniture and winter coats are donated.
All 50 years and older are invited to join this “Young at Heart” group. Lunch meetings are held the second Thursday of each month.
Greenville Life Teen
Youth from St. Peter’s and St. Gabriel parishes combine for these faith development classes and social and service activities. Adult volunteers are always needed. This is a wonderful opportunity to share your faith.
For many newcomers, these volunteers are the first impression of our parish family. Their warm “hello” is an offer of hospitality for all. Those wishing to serve in this ministry are asked to come 15 minutes before Mass.
Knights of Columbus
A Catholic, family, fraternal service organization dedicated to the ideals of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism. We work to benefit our community, church, and fellow man. Membership is open to Catholic men, 18 years and older.
2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm
4th Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm
The Knights of Columbus sponsor and participate in a variety of activities: Lenten Fish Fry, Tootsie Roll Campaign, Spaghetti Dinners, Free Throw Competition for youth Family Picnic, Special Olympics, and much more.
Working with the priests & musicians, this committee strives to bring meaningful celebration to the worship life of St. Peter’s. Subcommittees are formed for Advent/Christmas, Ordinary time, Lent/Easter/Pentecost, music, special celebrations and resources. We welcome those who wish to work with specific liturgies as well as those who can commit to serve on a more regular basis.
This area of ministry involves fellowship, study, service, and prayer. Since the signing of the covenant in May 1991, we are challenged to work at the local level with our Lutheran brothers and sisters to make Christ’s presence felt in our community.
You are invited to Worldwide Marriage Encounter to find out how to be more than just married. Our weekend can help rekindle that “just married” feeling, plus give you a communications technique to be married successfully for the rest of your life.
A 1 day workshop for engaged couples to help prepare them for the Sacrament of marriage. Volunteers give a talk 1-3 times per year at St. Peter’s. You and your spouse can share the joys and trials of your Sacrament with those just starting.
Some of the topics that are discussed are-
The Sacramental Marriage
Communication & Conflict Resolution
Natural Family Planning
Prayer as a Couple
The Edge (Middle Grades Ministry)
Gives the 6th through 8th grade youth of St. Peter’s a chance to gather for faith development, social and service activies. Adult volunteers are needed. These activities can be rewarding to the volunteers as well as to the youth.
Ministry of Help to the Sick and Homebound
Volunteers bring Holy Communion to the sick of the parish and visit those members unable to get to Mass.
Ministry of Moms Sharing (M.O.M.S.)
Women are initiated into M.O.M.S. by participating in an eight week journey that leads each group of women through an experience of peer ministry, self discovery, mutual support and prayer. On going groups are available.
“He who sings, Prays twice!”
Everyone is called to share fully in the Eucharistic Celebration. There is no greater joy than to sing the praise of God! We welcome new singers and musicians. If you play an instrument, cantor, ring bells, or just enjoy singing please consider being a member of our music ministry.
Choral singing for the weekend and special liturgies of the parish.
Choir rehearsals -see calendar for rehearsal dates & times
Vigil choir rehearsals at 4:15 pm on Saturdays
10:30 choir rehearsals at 9:45 am on Sundays
Adult Handbell Ringers
This group plays for special occasions and feast days. New music-reading members always welcome
See Calendar for rehearsal dates and times
Children’s Choir (“A Joyful Noise”)
This choir of children in grades K through 4 who share their talents in a ministry of God’s Word and promotes their spiritual growth through music.
Provides hospitality for the many social events of the parish. Volunteers are needed to assist with potluck dinners, light refreshments and other celebrations during the year.
Lay persons may study Passionist spirituality and then covenant with the Passionists to live their spiritual life centered on the Passion of Christ.
This religious articles store is open before and after weekend Masses to help enrich our daily lives with Catholic culture and reflections.
Prayer Chain Ministry
A telephone prayer chain ministry made up of parishioners dedicated to praying for those in need of intercessory prayer for emergancy or serious situations. All that is required is a willingness to receive prayer requests by phone, pass on the request to another member of the prayer chain and to pray.
This group strives to educate themselves, the parish & the community on pressing life issues, especially abortion & euthanasia. We hope to influence minds and hearts to embrace the Catholic principles of respect for life through action and prayer.
A service to publicize in the media the various activities, programs & projects at St. Peter’s.
These ministers do more than “read”. They proclaim God’s Word to His people assembled for Liturgy. You do not have to be a professional reader to do this, but just willing to proclaim God’s Good News. Training is required for those who choose this ministry.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
The RCIA is a way to find out about and become a member of the Catholic Church. Team ministry to these people takes many caring adults in a variety of roles. You can enrich your faith as well.
These are dedicated parishioners who care for the articles used in the celebration of the Eucharist. They keep the altar area and sacristy clean; change candles; care for the vestments and sacred vessels; prepare the altar linens. It involves sharing responsibilities with several others and takes a couple hours a week.
School Volunteer Program
Volunteers are needed in different areas of our school including lunch room duty, tutoring students and library assistance.
Just a little bit of time, one evening a month or 2 or 3 weekend days a year, driving to camps or even camping with scouts is really all that’s needed. Many hands make light work here and the impact you make as an adult leader will be felt forever.
Scripture Discussion Groups
Day and evening groups are meeting to read and discuss Scripture and what it means for our daily lives. Many times available.
St. Peter’s Women’s Club
This organization is open to any woman of the parish over the age of 18. The club meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm in the parish hall. Our goal is to enjoy Christian fellowship, sponsor parish social functions and be attentive to the welfare of the community.
St. Vincent de Paul Society
The St. Vincent de Paul Society is a spiritually motivated organization of men and women in our parish who try to assist & encourage those who come to our parish seeking material assistance. Members distribute food every other Tuesday morning and meet afterwards.
Third Order Lay Carmelite
A group of men and women seeking a consecrated life while living in the world, striving for perfection in charity and working for the sanctification of the world, especially from within. We pray the Christian Prayers, Lectio Devina Meditating on Scripture, study the lives of the saint of Carmel and her charism. We meet the first Saturday of the month for 9am Mass followed by a meeting in the Spiritual Life Center. New men and women are always welcome!
Turn Over A New Leaf Book Club
This group gathers once a month to discuss a book that touches, informs or motivates our spirits. Members choose books to read.
Although the visit by youth from Northern Ireland takes place in summer, we are already looking for homes for our visitors. If you have a teen 14-16 years old and would consider being part of this peace effort, we welcome your participation.
With varied duties of welcoming and assisting people to find seating, collecting the offering and distributing bulletins, this ministry is open to men and women.
This group meets regularly to plan and discuss ways of encouraging vocations to priesthood and religious life.
Have you ever joined a new parish and not felt welcomed? It probably left you with an empty, lonely feeling. Fortunately, St. Peters has had a Welcome Ministry for approximately two years. They are in need of your help as a volunteer to continue their work of welcoming new members to our Church community. Any parish member who has an interest in this type of outreach, please contact the Church office or call Charlot Emerson at 364-1438.
Young Adults Group
Single and married adults (21-40 years) meet monthly for social and spiritual fellowship and enrichment.