Catholic Church  •  Rootstown, Ohio

Mass Times

Tuesday - Friday: 8:30 am

Saturday: 4:00 pm

Sunday: 10:00 am

Holy Days: 8:30 am, 7:00 pm


2nd & 4th Saturdays: 3:15 pm, or by appointment.

Welcome to St. Peter's

Daily Mass Schedule ChangeBeginning in September and for the next several weeks, weekday Masses will be celebrated at St. Peter's on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8:30am, unless there is a funeral. There will be no Mass on Thursday. Please check the Event Calendar for other changes.

CCD NewsOur CCD classes or PSR (Parish School of Religion) will start on Sept 15. Registration is on Sept. 8 after the Mass. Fees will be the same as last year, $30.00 for first child and $20.00 for the second. There will be a teachers meeting on Aug. 18 right after 10:00 Mass.

Grief Share Support Group The next gathering will be Thursday, August 29th after the 8:30 am Mass. We will meet in the hall to share some breakfast followed by conversation and support. Any parishioner is welcome to join! If you have any questions, please call Diane at the office.

Parish RaffleWe are preparing to have a "summertime splash" parish raffle. Early bird drawing will be Labor Day weekend. We need your support in the raffle. While our parish did excellent on our Bishop's Appeal, as a whole we did not make its appeal goal, so no money in the form of a rebate check will be returned to parishes, even those who made their goal. I thank everyone for their support of the Bishop's Appeal. Please support our parish raffle – 100% of the money stays within our parish.

Polka Mass & Parish PicnicOn Saturday, September 28th, we will have a Polka Mass at 4:00 p.m. in the Church, followed by our parish picnic in the hall. Matt Schafer will be playing the Polka Mass and will entertain us in the hall afterwards. We will supply the hot dogs, potato salad and drinks. It is also a covered dish dinner, so please prepare some nice "summer" foods for the occasion. This will also be a time to welcome back our students who are attending University at the College of Medicine. We will also have our parish raffle drawing as well. Hope to see you there!

Clothing Center Volunteers St. Peter's volunteers two days each month at the Portage County Clothing Center. Normally, the first day is the fourth Monday of the month from 9:00am to 2:00pm with a lunch break, and the second day is the fourth Thursday of each month from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Please check the bulletin or Event Calendar closer to the end of the month to confirm Clothing Center dates, as days may be rescheduled.

The Center is located at 3377 State Rt. 59 in Ravenna. For more information, call Mary at 330-962-8081.

Out and About...

Faith & Family Festival Sunday, September 22nd, 11:00am – 5:00pm at Walsh University, 2020 E Maple St, North Canton OH 44720.Go to for more information.

Scholarship Fund Thank You As a thank you for all your generous support for the Colton C. Michalec Scholarship Fund and in celebration of Colton's 18th birthday, our family would like to invite you to the MAPS Air Museum in Canton, Ohio, from 5-8 pm on Sunday, September 15th. The MAPS Museum was one of Colton's most favorite places to go because of his love for military aircraft. This will be a simple gathering to tour the museum and have some cake to celebrate Colton's birthday. Please RSVP no later than Friday, September 6th. Call or text Diane at 330-388-9336 or email at Thank you!

Romanian Heritage Festival Sunday, August 25th at St. George Romanian Catholic Cathedral, 1123 44th St. NE, Canton, from Noon until 8 pm. Traditional Romanian food, pastries, beverages – cash prize ticket raffle – call 330-492-8413 for more information.

Magnificat Women's Ministry BreakfastMary, Queen of Heaven and Earth Chapter of Magnificat invites you to a breakfast on Saturday, September 21st, at Walsh University, Barrette Center, 2020 E. Maple Street, N. Canton, OH. Cindy Russo will be the guest speaker. Open seating. Doors open at 8:30 am with breakfast at 9:00 am. Optional Mass at 8:00 am in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Chapel at Walsh University.

Cost: $20 mail-in/$21 online – click here to print out a reservation form or to pay online. Make checks payable to "Magnificat of Stark County" and send with a completed reservation form to Vicki Vasto, 8735 Glenarden Circle NW, Massillon, OH 44646. Reservations CANNOT be accepted after September 14th. For further information, call Joan Spieth at 330-933-8778.

25-40-50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration The Diocese of Youngstown will sponsor a Wedding Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, October 20th at 2 pm at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist in Canton, honoring couples observing their 25th, 40th, 50th and over wedding anniversaries in 2019. The Wedding Anniversary Celebration will include Mass with Monsignor Robert J. Siffrin, renewal of marriage vows and a personalized certificate for each couple. Following the Mass, there will be a reception for the couples and their families in the Cathedral Hall. You must make reservations in advance for this event by contacting your parish office on or before September 16th.

Ministry Schedules
Eucharistic ministers, servers, lectors, and ushers: Please visit the Ministry Schedule page for the latest schedules and contact info.