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.
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.
Martha & Mary Bereavement Hospitality Ministry
The vision for this group is to provide for families and their relatives a place to gather and eat after a funeral. The goal is to have volunteers so that the preparation of food (set menu) for each funeral is handled by different teams of volunteers, greatly needed. Sharon Mim, 626.484.3279 or Martha Coyne, 252.321.6046.
Grateful servants of God, members would be responsible for various things such as changing/washing Altar linens & purificators, care of Altar Server robes, replacing candles, polishing vessels, ordering/taking care of flowers for Christmas & Easter and a few other times during the year. Please contact the Church Office.
Holy Family Perpetual Adoration Chapel
Our Lord and you, Face to face, One on one. One hour each week, you and Him...praying, thanking, asking, atoning, loving, listening quietly, peacefully, in the Holy Family Perpetual Adoration Chapel. Our parish is privileged to have Perpetual Adoration of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the Holy Family Chapel. Adorers are with Our Lord 24 hours each day, 7 days a week, committing themselves to worship Him at the same hour each week. They answer His request to the Apostles: “Could you not spend one hour with Me?” You are invited to join in this Ministry of Love; your love to Our Lord, and His Love to you. Find peace, quiet, mercy, strength, healing, consolation for yourself and others. Contact Jim/Martha Coyne at 321-6046 or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Vernon/Joanne Dunn at 321-5896. Visitors are welcome at any time the church is open.
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 own faith as well. Contact Carolyn Morris at 252.757.3259, ext. 220 or email@example.com.
Director of Youth Faith Formation & Sacramental Preparation
Youth Faith Formation (YFF) on Sunday Mornings, 9:10 -10:10am; Children's Liturgy of the Word during 10:30 Mass (Readings and homilies provided to young children in a child-friendly, appropriate manner so that God's Word is easier for them to understand, September - May on select Sundays. Children's Eucharistic Adoration, Lenten Soup Supper & Stations of the Cross, and Vacation Bible School. Nativity Play at Christmas; Confirmation: Classes During School Year. Contact Anne Vamos, Director, at 757.3259, ext. 204; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
High School Youth Ministry
High School students from St. Peter attend faith development sessions and social and service activities. Adult volunteers are always needed. This is a wonderful opportunity to share your faith. High School Youth Minister, Kurt Garner can be reached at email@example.com; 757.3259, ext. 202. Meets Sunday Evenings throughout the school year from 6-7:30pm.
Middle School Youth Ministry
Gives the 6th through 8th grade youth of St. Peter a chance to gather for faith development, social and service activities. Adult volunteers are needed! These activities can be rewarding to the volunteers as well as to the youth. Middle School Youth Minister, Attila Vamos , can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org . Meets Sunday Evenings from 6-7:30pm throughout the school year.
ADULT SCRIPTURE STUDIES
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. Ongoing throughout the school year, check the bulletin for announcements of new sessions
Building the faith of the women of Eastern North Carolina one retreat at a time. www.refresherspirit.com or Contact Caroline Blick at email@example.com.
A group designed to help men fulfill their roles as Christian men. Provides education, discussion and fellowship. Fr. Emil Kapaun, a Medal of Honor winner and Servant of God, died in a POW camp in Korea and his cause for canonization is in the process. Please contact Mark Dellasega at 252.355.2063.
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. Contact Mark & Margie Dellasega at 252-355-2063.
Pro Life Ministry
This beautiful ministry covers the following areas: Education, Pastoral Care, Public Policy and Prayer and Worship. To volunteer and/or lead in these areas and various events throughout the diocese, (March for Life) please contact Joan Mansfield at firstname.lastname@example.org
Catholic’s DIVORCE HEALING Support Group
St Peter’s Catholic Church is pleased to announce an exciting, new DVD ministry to men and women who have suffered from divorce: The Catholic’s DIVORCE SURVIVAL Guide. The 12-week program features 30-minute DVD shows each week with discussions to follow. The program is on Mondays twice a year. This Catholic program is based on the teachings of the Catholic Church and open to anyone who needs comfort, counsel and clarity before or after a divorce. Go to http://www.catholicsdivorce.com or contact Ruth Honeycutt at email@example.com or (252-944-1716) for more information and a registration form.
These are dedicated parishioners who care of and set up the articles used in the celebration of the Eucharist. They keep the altar area and sacristy clean; take care of the vestments and sacred vessels. It involves sharing responsibilities with several others and takes a couple hours a week. Please see the Priests.
Ministers of Communion help to distribute Eucharist at Mass and bring Communion to the sick. More than a duty, it is a way to minister prayerfully to others. Must be Confirmed and a practicing Catholic in good standing. Please call the Church Office at 757.3259, ext. 201.
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. Please call the Church Office if you are interested in helping in this Ministry.
An opportunity to proclaim God's word during Sunday Liturgies as well as Masses during the week and special occasions. Individuals desiring to become a Lector must be Confirmed and a practicing Catholic in good standing. Training provided for those interested. Call Vernon Dunn at 321.5896 or contact Amy Klingensmith 252.258.3106 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ushers help those attending Mass feel welcomed. They are also responsible for taking up the collections during the Masses, which is essential for the proper fiscal running of the Church. Please call the Church Office.
For many newcomers, they are the first impression of our parish. Their warm "hello" is an offer of hospitality for those attending Mass. Greeters are asked to come 15 minutes before Mass. Please call the Church Office.
"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.
This volunteer service enables our youth to actively assist in the worship life of our parish. Boys and girls from 4th grade and higher are invited to join this ministry. Training is provided. Please call the Church office for dates of next trainings.
During the 10:30 Mass. Please contact Justine Leshikar at email@example.com or
St. Vincent de Paul Society
This organization is a spiritually motivated group of men and women in our parish who try to help those who come to our parish seeking material assistance. Members meet every other Tuesday to disperse food and clothing. Contact Tony Rogers at 756.8942.
The Giving Tree
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. This parish-wide Advent service project provides Christmas gifts to those in need in our community. Please contact Wendy Murphy to help or for more information at 321.2282 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food Gift Card Fundraising Program
Proceeds from this fundraiser go toward the reduction of our debt or other Church needs. Volunteers are needed to sell gift cards before and after Masses once every 6-8 weeks. Contact Marlene Hughes at 355.2460 for more information.
Creative Fellowship Craft Group
St. Peterʼs Creative Fellowship group meets every Thursday from 9 – 11:30am upstairs in the Spiritual Life Center. We gather to share fellowship and our varied crafting talents. We host 2 parish Craft Fair events – at Springtime & Christmas. Crafted items are available for sale several times a year with all proceeds going back to the church. Please call Helen Mary Uebler at 252.756.9364 if you are interested in joining us.
Coffee and Donuts
Help set up and serve donuts, coffee and juice after the 10:30 Mass on Sundays. Donuts are served most Sundays of the School year. Contact Bobbie Parsons: 355.2815 or Joani Oswald at 321.1269.
All Senior Citizens of our parish are invited to join this "young at heart" group. Lunch once a month at various restaurants throughout the school year. Call Patricia Gram at 252.565.5308.
A 1-day workshop for engaged couples to help prepare them for the Sacrament of marriage. Volunteers give a talk 1-2 times per year at St. Peter. 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-
This religious articles store is open before and after weekend Sunday Masses to help enrich our daily lives with Catholic culture and reflections.
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! Call Joann Dunn at 355.3628.
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.
The Knights of Columbus sponsor and participate in a variety of activities: Lenten Fish Fry, Spaghetti Dinners, Free Throw Competition for youth Family Picnic, Special Olympics, and much more. Call Vernon Dunn at 321.5896.
Boy Scouts: Call Thomas Boykin: 252.560.1768
Cub Scouts: Call Randy Cox at 252.916.6026.
For the Following, please call the Church Office at 757.3259, ext. 201 Altar Servers, Ministry to the Sick and Home Bound, Baptism Classes, Baptisms, Peter's Way Religious Articles Gift Shop, & Safe Environment Training
Marriage Prep Workshops ~ Go to www.DioceseofRaleigh.org; Marriage & Family tab; Marriage Prep Workshop.
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. Call Mike & Tere Ruff at 252.353.5958.
Declaration of Nullity of Marriage: Diocese of Raleigh ~ Vickie Newell: 919.821.9754
St. Peter Catholic School ~ JK-8 SACS Accredited. Contact the office at 252.757.3259; Website:www.stpeterscatholicschool.com
John Paul II High School ~ SACS Accredited; Office: 252.215.1224 or www.jp2highschool.com
Vagabond Mission- Greenville
An Urban Outreach Ministry dedicated to bringing Christ to inner city youth and transforming their lives by introducing Jesus to them and becoming part of their world. Call Rob Moloney at 252.353.7064.