Welcome to St. Peter's Catholic Church
in Chicago's Loop!
A Message from the Pastor
April 5, 2020
Dear Friends of St. Peter’s in the Loop:
As we begin Holy Week this Palm Sunday, I want to greet you during this continuing troublesome time dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic. It truly is so strange and so problematic that so many of us can only celebrate these days virtually by tuning into one of the many Masses being broadcast livestream either on the internet or on television. While this is better than having nothing, still it is not the same as being physically with a congregation of believers gathered together in a church hearing the Scriptures proclaimed and then receiving Holy Communion.
Pope Francis this morning in Rome, celebrating in an empty St. Peter’s Basilica, reminded us that Jesus tells us not to be afraid, that he has not abandoned us; rather, he is with us to accompany us during these trying days and nights, that he is our hope and our strength. It is the crucified Savior who helps us to carry our crosses and to bear our sacrifices with love.
We friars at St. Peter’s pray for you daily and lift you up to the Lord, knowing how you long to receive the Eucharist and to celebrate the sacrament of Reconciliation. These days of confinement are difficult and can be lonely, but with perseverance we trust that one day in the not-too-distant future we will be together again with our doors once again open to receive those who enter for peace and healing.
Let me encourage you to continue to support our ministry financially by either clicking the “Online Giving” on our website or by going to www.archchicago.org/support where you can make a donation and indicate it for St. Peter’s in the Loop. We must continue to pay our bills and to pay our lay employees even though they are not present during the “Shelter in Place” ordinance in effect.
God bless you always!
Fr. Kurt, O.F.M.
St. Peter's Church is temporarily closed until further notice.
Prayers and blessings to the St. Peter's Family
during this uncertain time. Stay well.
Please view the following websites for daily Mass, prayers and spiritual support:
5:30 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Regular Mass Times
Monday - Friday: 6:15, 7:15, 8:15,
11:40 am, 12:15, 1:15, 5:00 pm
Saturday: 12 noon and 5:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00, 11:00 am, 12:30 and 6:00 pm
The Sacrament of Confession
is available at St. Peter's
Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday from 12 noon - 4:30 pm
No appointment needed.
Enter the church and find
the confessional that is in use.
For those desiring to speak with a priest
Check in at the Front Desk in the Lobby
10:30 am to 6 pm
12 pm to 6 pm
Devotion and Prayer
Mondays & Wednesdays:
Evening Prayer after 5:00 pm Mass
St. Anthony Devotions after every Mass
Marian Devotions after 1:15 pm Mass
Monday - Friday 1:45-4:45 pm
Monday - Friday 4:45 pm
Thank you for your generosity!
St. Peter's Book & Gift Shop
Closed Until Further Notice
Monday-Wednesday 10 am-3 pm
Thursday & Friday 10 am-6 pm
Sunday 9:30 am-2 pm
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St. Peter's Church Receives
Best of Chicago Churches Award 2019!
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