Letter from the Pastor


Greetings from St. Peter’s Church in the Loop!

On behalf of the Franciscan Friars and our Church staff, I want to welcome you to our website and also to our parish. We have been welcoming people to St. Peter’s in this location since 1953, when the church opened primarily for the people who worked in the Loop and those who came downtown to do their shopping. Our location in the heart of the Loop also allowed us to welcome the many visitors who came to Chicago for vacations, attending a convention, for a family wedding, and many other events.

While we continue to offer a place of prayer for those working in the Loop, we also welcome those who now live in the Loop, the thousands of college and graduate students who frequent the schools which now dot the Loop and our visitors and tourists who come to experience the tremendous variety of things to do here in Chicago.

Unfortunately at this time, due to the coronavirus we are only able to offer limited ministries to those who live in the Loop and our visitors. Presently we celebrate Mass on Monday – Friday at 11:40 am and 1:15 pm. On Sunday we offer Mass at 9:00 am and 11:00 am. Due to health regulations we ask that those wishing to attend Mass call the Church office at 312-372-511, Monday-Friday between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm or on Saturday between 10:30 am and 4:30 pm if you plan to come to Mass.

For those wishing to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation, we offer Confessions Monday through Saturdays from 10:30 am until 3:00 pm. We ask that you enter the church through the handicapped door. Everyone entering the building must wear a face mask at all times and practice social distancing.

The Franciscan Friars at St. Peter’s are keeping you in our prayers. Together let us ask the Good Lord to watch over us and protect us in the midst of this pandemic. May medical science soon find a solution to the danger of this virus and may each of us continue to grow in God’s love and caring for one another.

Further information and access to our current church bulletin will be found on this web site.

May God bless you always!

Sincerely in Christ,

Fr. Michael Fowler, O.F.M.
Pastor