Cathedral of St. Peters

Church Events

    Donation of the Month Club:

Each month, the Cathedral of St. Peter's is asking its Members and visitors to donate a specific item.  These items will be donated to local charities.  Keep in mind that just because the holidays are done, that doesn't mean that people in our community don't need our help anymore!  Please help continue to make a difference for those less fortunate.

May's monthly donation item is Bars of Soap.  This months donations will go to Cornucopia.

We collected 132 pairs of flip flops this last month!  Thank you so much for your donation, it is truly appreciated.


Church Improvements:

On Sunday, May 28th at 6:00 p.m. we will be moving pews from the right side of the church to the left side.  If you are able to help please bring a cordless drill, 7/16 inch flexible extension and/or a wrench with a 7/16 inch box head and a Phillips and Flat head screw driver.

If you are interested in helping, please contact the parish office at 815-965-2765.


  Spring Clean-Up:

Once again it is time to do our part in helping beautify our parish neighborhood by tending our parish flower gardens.  Families or individuals are encouraged to sign up for a particular "plot" of our overall landscape.  Several gardeners are reupping for this year's plots, but many more are needed.  Each family or individual can work whenever it is a good time for them and gardening tips can be given if you feel you might need them.  We are planning on cleaning up on Saturday June 3, 2017 at 8 a.m.  Please bring any non-electric tools you can to help.

The parish will provide dark brown mulch if we have volunteers to spread it, but there is lots of cleaning up to do before we get to that point.  Young or Old...all are welcome to participate.  If you have specific questions you are welcome to call current garden coordinator Kathee Thumm at 815-399-2959.


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Let us welcome Jesus even more into our marriages by participating in a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend on June 2-4 in Brookfield, WI, July 14-16 in Madison, WI or Sept 8-10 in Geneva, IL.

Early registration is highly recommended.  For more information visit our website at or call (888) 574-5653.


Many thanks to all of our Soup Kitchen volunteers!  Together we serve and help so many.  We appreciate YOU!!!!!

Next Soup Kitchen is May 20th and we would love to see St. Peter's volunteers there to help with this worth while cause.  Please let us know if you are able to help out!  Times are from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Emmanuel Episcopal Church and all are welcome!

Please bring a gallon of milk and a package of cookies to share with our guests as well.

Please call Mike at 815-742-9618 or Margaret at 815-289-1709.  Thanks so much!


St. Peter Widow/Widowers Support Group:

Do you know anyone or yourself maybe, who is struggling with the grief of losing a spouse?  The Widow/Widower Support Group is here for anyone looking for support during this difficult process.  Come and join the Widow/Widwer Support Group on Tuesday July 11, at 10:00 am to 11:30 am in Fellowship Hall.


Image result for prayer shawls clip art     Prayer Shawl Ministries:

St. Peters has had a Shawl Ministry for 2 years now!  This group of lovely ladies make hand knitted or crocheted shawls hoping to bring some comfort to those who are facing a serious illness.  They meet on the second Thursday of each month in Fellowship Hall at 10:30 am.  If anyone is interested in joining these lovely ladies, their next meeting is scheduled for Thursday June 8, 2017.

*If you know of a family member or dear friend who is suffering from an serious illness and would like a prayer shawl, please contact the Cathedral of St. Peter Office at 815-965-2765.



Join us each Thursday at 7:45 am as we pray the Roasary together.


Weekly Church Bulletins:

Do you have a special event coming up that you would like people to know about.  We can put in our weekly bulletin for you!  Just email your submissions to  Deadline for the coming up Sunday are Mondays by 9:00 am.


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Please turn in Box Tops and Soup Labels for the school to the large mesh container that looks like a can of soup in the Usher's Closet.        Thank you for your continued support.


Courage Apostolate:
Do you have same sex attraction or know someone who does?  Courage is an international apostolate of the Catholic Church which ministers to persons with same-sex attractions and a chapter is here in the Rockford Diocese.  If you think Courage is for you or someone you know, contact their chaplain, Fr. Phillip Kaim at  If you know of family members or friends who would like to be a part of a support group for those with same sex attraction, please contact their Chaplain, Fr. Ryan Browning at    



If you are hospitalized and would like a visit from a priest, please call the Parish Office at 815-965-2765.  Because of Privacy Laws, hospitals can no longer notify churches without direct permission of the patient.  Please call us and let us know.


Cathedral of St. Peter Prayer Ministry:

Do you know someone who is struggling with a life situation and needs the healing power of prayer.  It can be for anything, medical, family, employment, or even get well wishes.  If you have a prayer request feel free to call Jeanne and leave a message at 815-963-2787.  Your prayer will be added to our prain chain.


Image result for catholic scrip clip artSt. Peter's Scrip:  

Don’t forgot after Sunday’s 9:00 mass to swing by fellowship hall for coffee and donuts as well as script.  What is "Script" you might ask?  The process is easy:  Gift Certificates are bought from local and national retailers at a discount.  They are then sold to you for full face value.   You use the Gift Certificates as you would cash.  The profits are then split between you (tuition) and St. Peters School.  Don’t have a child in St. Peter’s school that’s ok, you can select from 5 different options.  You can hold for future tuition, Give your credit to another family (grandchild...), Assist A Student Fund, Classroom enhancements (all profits goes directly to St. Peters School, or Cathedral of St. Peters Parish.  It doesn’t cost you anything, you are just using gift cards to pay for things you would already be paying for.  Just fill out this form an easy way to help the school and its students.

If you are shopping online don't forget to sign up for where a percentage of your purchase is gifted to the Cathedral.  Sign up at

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