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.

The Advent materials are on the table in the front of the church. We have several sets of materials to make your Advent season as spiritual as possible.

A calendar:“Seeing in Christ”. This calendar is for all junior and senior high school students.

A medalthat can be attached to your key chain that offers a prayer that you can pray each time that you take out your keys.

A book, “Joy to the World”. This is for all children from kindergarten to fifth grade. It is a neat sticker book that the children can fill every day.

I wish to thank the liturgy committee for choosing materials that help all of us to appreciate the reason for the season. Advent is a time to come to know Jesus Christ’s presence in our lives.

This Sunday is the feast of Christ the King. This is the last Sunday of the church year. Next Sunday will be the first Sunday of Advent. The advent vestment colors change from the green that we have been wearing to the blue that we will wear. The blue color is used to make the difference between Advent and Lent more profound. Advent is a time of spiritual growth and detachment from the material things of the world. I will wrote more about the Advent practices in next week’s bulletin.

The Diocese of Des Moines is starting a program in the spring called Catholics Come Home. You may have seen some of the videos when the Arch Diocese of Omaha did this program. We took up a second collection for the program last weekend. One of the very disturbing things about the Catholic church is the number of members who have fallen away from the church. I am hoping that this program will help those who have been away from the church to accept and invitation to return to church.

This month is dedicated to remembering all of our loved ones who have died and gone to heaven. This month is a wonderful time for us to spend some extra time in prayer to remember our loved ones. We should never forget that even though our loved ones have gone to heaven they are still watching over us and will help us in time of need.

This is a reminder that we will return to the regular schedule for daily masses. The daily mass schedule is as follows: Monday: Communion Service at the Worship Center. Tuesday and Friday daily mass at the church at 8:00 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday daily mass at the Worship Center at 8:00 a.m.

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

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

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