Welcome to Saint Peter's Catholic Church

A Country Church In The City

As a family, Saint Peter's Catholic Community is committed to the gospel of Jesus--love, justice and mercy. We express these values and utilize our talents by the celebration of the sacraments, on-going education, fellowship, and service to each other, and to the larger community of Council Bluffs, the Diocese and the Universal Church.


CHRISTMAS MESSAGE
This Advent season seems to have been one of fastest moving seasons that I can ever remember. As I reflect on the Advent season I am very thankful for the spiritual growth in our parish family. I am very thankful for all of you incorporating the Advent materials into your daily lives. I once again commend our liturgy committee for working so diligently to find materials that help us grow in our faith. I think that our parish family captures the spirit of the season and the simplicity of the church lends itself so wonderfully to the simplicity of the celebration of the birth of Jesus. There is such a tremendous temptation to be overcome by the materialism of the season so it is such a comfort to have our church to capture the spirit of the season. I am looking forward to the celebration of the Christmas masses. These masses are always so enjoyable and to have the children participate in the liturgy will be one of the great blessings that we receive at the Christmas liturgies. I am also looking forward to the marvelous decorations of our church. The efforts of Colleen Thompson and Maxine Marshall are truly a gift for all of us. If you are traveling to another parish be certain to take the spirit of our parish family with you. I hope you have a safe trip and that you return to us safely. I hope to see many of you at our Christmas liturgies, we always celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior in such a special way.

CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE
This is just a reminder of the Christmas mass schedule: The schedule for Christmas Eve is: 3:50 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. The Christmas Day mass schedule is: 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. All of the masses are the same and the sermon will encompass the explaining of the crib and the baby Jesus. This is a very special time for us. We usually have many visitors and so I encourage you to welcome all of our visitors to the masses. Christmas is a wonderful time to make our visitors feel welcome in our church.

NO CLASSES
This is just a reminder that we will not religious education nor confirmation classes on Wednesday, December 24 nor Wednesday, December 31.

DAILY MASS REMINDER
The daily masses will be held at the Saint Francis Worship Center beginning January 5 through February 16. This has been our practice and I do this so that we can save the cost of heating the church.

RECONCILIATION SCHEDULE
This is a reminder that the sacrament of reconciliation will be held after all the masses beginning today. The Advent season is a wonderful time for us to examine our lives and see what we need to do to grow in our relationship with Jesus, our family and our parish family. Confessions will be heard until all confessions are finished.

PRAYER BOARD
This is just a reminder that we have a prayer board in the front of the church. If you have a need or someone you wish to be prayed for please put a note on the board so that our parish community can pray for your intention.

Men’s Prayer Group
The men’s prayer group meets every first and third Thursday of the month. The meetings are from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. in the rectory. These meetings are open to all men of the parish. These meetings always are insightful and wonderful way to grow in faith and meet some great men of faith.

Women’s Prayer Group
The women’s prayer group meets every Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. in the conference room. This is a wonderful opportunity to grow in your faith and to meet some great ladies of faith.

Our Mass Schedule

Saturday: 4 pm
Sunday: 8 am, 10 am, 12 noon
Weekday: Monday 8 am Communion Service @ St. Francis
Tuesday and Friday: 8 am Mass @ St. Peter
Wednesday and Thursday: 8 am Mass @ St. Francis
Holy Day & Vigil: 6 pm vigil, 8 am, 6 pm
Confessions: Saturday: 3:00 to 3:45 pm or by appointment

Staff
Pastor: Father Charles Kottas
Deacon: Rev. Mr. Dennis Kirlin
Deacon: Rev. Mr. Stephen Rallis
Parish Secretary / DRE: Dolores Kral
Bookkeeper / CYO Director: Jean Thomas

Parish Office
1 Bluff Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
712-322-8889

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