Welcome to St. Peter's Catholic Church
in Chicago's Loop!
St. Peter's Church
Welcomes Our New Pastor
Fr. Michael Fowler O.F.M.
Masses Have Resumed at St. Peter's Church
Reservation is required to attend Mass.
Call 312-372-5111 to make a reservation.
Mondays through Fridays
Mass Times: 11:40 am & 1:15 pm
Church Open - 11:15 am until 2:15 pm
Mass Times: 9 am and 11 am
Church Open - 8:30 am until 12:30 pm
June 12, 2020
Beginning Monday, June 29, we will resume public Masses at St. Peter’s. On weekdays (Monday-Friday) there will be only two Masses: 11:40 and 1:15. The church will open for Mass at 11:15 on weekdays and close at 2:15.
Weekend Masses for the present will only be on Sunday at 9:00 and 11:00 A.M. On Sunday the church will open at 8:30 and will close at 12:30.
In order to attend either weekday or weekend Masses, you must make a reservation beforehand. To do so, please call our parish office at 312-372-5111. You will be asked to give the date and the time of Mass you wish and then your name and current telephone number. This is to insure that we can limit participants to no more than 50 at any Mass and to be able to allow for social tracing for the public health personnel, should it become necessary, due to someone in attendance at a specific Mass later testing positive for the virus. The information will be destroyed after two weeks.
We will continue to hear confessions on Monday-Saturday from 10:30-3:00. No reservation is necessary for confession.
Rev. Kurt Hartrich, O.F.M.
Mondays through Saturdays
10:30 am until 3 pm
Room B in the Lower Level Auditorium
Everyone entering the building must wear a face mask at all times
and practice social distancing.
New Zoom Mass Schedule
Two Masses on Sundays Only
4 pm Mass in English
5:30 pm Mass in Spanish
No Wednesday or Saturday Masses
St. Peter's Fr. Ed Shea, O.F.M. is celebrating Masses via Zoom two times on Sunday from the Second Floor Chapel at St. Peter’s Church. The Masses take place on Sundays - 4 pm (English) and 5:30 pm (Spanish). If you’d like to attend these Masses on your computer or smart device, please use the following code:
St. Peter's Book & Gift Shop
Mondays-Fridays: 10:30 am to 2:30 pm
Sundays: 9 am to 12:30 pm
For information call 312-853-2341.
Link to more information.
Thank you for your generosity!
A LETTER FROM CARDINAL CUPICH
Dear Friends in Christ,
These fifty days of Easter, leading to Pentecost, are marked by unprecedented suffering, as humanity has fallen victim to a perilous contagion. In addition to the threats to our physical wellbeing, we are suffering spiritually as the Covid-19 pandemic has required restrictions of our worship and active participation in the sacramental life of the Church. Surely, there have been moments in history when governments and rulers have persecuted Christians and banned their public worship. This is not one of them. Rather, the present restrictions come in response to an extreme medical emergency as local, state and federal authorities—specifically public health officials—legitimately fulfil their responsibilities to safeguard human life and the common good. They have based their reasonable guidance on careful consideration of empirical data and the best available disease-mitigation practices as they seek to contain the pandemic’s rampage through our communities.
While everyone must exercise good citizenship in observing these restrictions, I call on the Catholic faithful, as advocates for justice and charity, to comply with these regulations. From the first pages of Scripture we learn that we indeed are “our brother’s keeper,” a truth that must inspire us as we are called to sacrifice. We should also be motivated to cooperate with public safety norms, given our reverence for life and human dignity. This is, at its heart, a moment to proclaim the breadth and depth of what it means to be pro-life, particularly as this virus preys on the most vulnerable in our midst.
The good news is that a plan for a gradual reopening of our churches has now taken shape, as I note below. However, since our movements will be restricted as that plan unfolds in different phases, your pastors and bishops will continue for the present time to offer Mass in private each day and to livestream and broadcast Masses from our parishes and the archdiocese. I am particularly grateful to ABC-TV, Univision and Polvision in Chicago for giving us airtime every Sunday. These celebrations surely are not the same as gathering in our churches for Mass, but I know from hearing from many parishioners that they provide a great deal of solace and support in this time of uncertainty.
We must be honest. We expect this situation to continue for some weeks, and any plan for reopening our Churches for public worship must include every precaution to ensure public gatherings do not create a second wave of contagion, thus squandering the gains made through our sacrifice in these days.
With those realities in mind, I am heartened to announce that the Catholic Bishops of Illinois have reached an agreement with the Office of the Governor on a multi-phase Plan for reopening our churches for the celebration of the sacraments, private prayer, adoration and Mass. As I share the plan with you, both by way of an Executive Summary and the full Plan in the attachment, I want to assure you of my prayers for you and your family’s personal, material and spiritual wellbeing. I also express my appreciation to the many people on the archdiocesan staff and in the Office of the Governor for the many hours they have given to designing and fine tuning this agreement. Again, I call on all Catholics to seize this moment to exercise faith-filled citizenship in a way that reflects our deep regard for life, our calling as disciples of Jesus and our love of country.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
+Blasé Cardinal Cupich
Archbishop of Chicago
Greetings from the rooftop courtyard at St. Peter’s Church in the Loop! Our doors may be closed, but our hearts remain open to the Word of God and to your prayers. We are blessed to be in reasonably good health and are coping with the shelter-in-place provisions much like many families are – movies, game nights, shared meals, etc. With you, we mourn the souls lost to this dreadful virus and pray for those who currently battle it. And, like you, we are eternally grateful to the men and women who risk their lives treating the afflicted, as well as those working to provide us all with essential services.
Please know that the friars are praying for you all daily and eagerly look forward to the day when we can be together in person once again to share in the sacraments, a few laughs, and perhaps a tear or two. May God’s grace touch us through all of these in our fragile, troubled world.
Together in Christ – peace, health, and all good to you,
The Friars of St. Peter’s Church
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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
St. Peter's Church Receives
Best of Chicago Churches Award 2019!
Link to more information.