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.

Today is Palm Sunday. One of the things that you will notice at the beginning of mass is that there is a gospel and then the regular readings for the Sunday. This day commemorates Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. The thing to remember is that Jesus entered not as a military general but as a man of peace and justice. What you should do with your old palms is to bury them since they are blest. The new blest palms should be put in a prominent place in your home. One of the sacred traditions of our church is that in time of storms a palm is burned to protect the home from the storm.

The Holy Thursday mass of the Lord’s supper is at 7:00 p.m.
Good Friday has two services: Noon and 7:00 p.m.
This is the only time in the year when the mass is not celebrated.
The Holy Saturday evening service is at 6:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday: The masses are at 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and Noon.

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

About Our Activities

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