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.

This Saturday and Sunday we will celebrate first communion for 32 children. This is one of the biggest classes that we have had. We are blest in that we will have a mass on Saturday evening at 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. First Communion is one of the most sacred moments for our children. This is a wonderful time to remember our first communion and thank Jesus for coming to all of us in the Eucharist. I write this every year and encourage you to find your first communion picture and to take it out and remember how precious the Eucharist has been in your life. I wish to thank the first communion teachers: Becky Bussey, Lou Jensen, Kim Larsen, Colleen Peterson, Mary Ramsdell and Michel Veit for their dedication in helping these children in their preparation for this sacred moment. The most important thing is that I hope that the parents of these children bring their children to church every Sunday so that they can receive Jesus in the Eucharist. Please pray for these children and their families.

Every time that I visit my fifth grade students one of the students always says something or does something that brings great joy to me. Last Tuesday, when I visited the fifth grade students, I asked them what is the Sermon on the Mount, Jack Kavars, a St. Peter’s student, said that the Sermon on the Mount is when Jesus spoke while he was riding a horse or donkey. What a joy these children are. Do you know what the Sermon on The Mount is and can you find it in the bible?

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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