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

Lenten NewsAsh Wednesday is March 6. Mass Schedule is 12:00 noon at Neomed University and 7:00pm at St. Peter's.

Confessions will be heard every Saturday during Lent at 3:15pm, and also before the daily Masses by request.

Stations of the Cross will be prayed every Friday after the 8:30am Mass. Youth Stations will be held periodically on certain Friday evenings.

Soup Suppers begin Tuesday, March 12 following Mass at 6:00pm.

Please watch the bulletin for other services and special confession times.

"Art for the Heart" FundraiserArt for the Heart is a paint night fundraiser here at St. Peter's to be held Saturday, February 23 from 5:30 – 9:00pm to help Lynn Hendershot with medical costs for the heart transplant she received last August. The cost is $30. For more details call Judy Hendershot at 330-673-4575.

Council Meeting A Council meeting will be held on February 24 after the 10:00am Mass. All members please try to attend.

Social Justice The group is again in need of yarn. If you have some you wish to donate please leave in room next to office.

Scholarship Fund & Spaghetti DinnerA Spaghetti Dinner to benefit the Scholarship for Colton Michalec Fund will be held on March 2nd after the 4:00pm Mass. If you wish to donate to the Fund, you can do so at the Home Savings Bank in Brimfield (near Applebees). Just tell the bank you would like to make a deposit in the Colton C. Michalec Fund.

Youth Group News All high school students in the parish are welcome to participate. Please contact Terry Lakos at if you wish to join.

Slide shows of several Youth Group activities have been added to the Photo Album page.

Mass Cancelations During the Week Just a reminder that if Rootstown Schools are closed on a weekday because of bad weather, we will not have morning Mass, and all activities in the parish are canceled for the day, including choir practices. Also, if you are sick, PLEASE stay home and recover. It is not a sin to miss Mass if you are ill.

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 10:00am 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 tThese days may be moved or additional days may be scheduled.

The Center is located at 3377 State Rt. 59 in Ravenna. For more information about volunteering, please call Mary (330)850-5192 for Monday, or Veronica (330)297-9818 for the Thursday shift.

In the Diocese...

Magnificat Women's Ministry BreakfastMary, Queen of Heaven and Earth Chapter of Magnificat, invites you to a breakfast on Saturday, March 2nd at Walsh University, Global Learning Center, 2020 East Maple Street, North Canton, Ohio. Theresa Jusseaume will be the guest speaker. Cost is $20.00. Make check payable to "Magnificat of Stark County" and send to Vicki Vasto, 8735 Glenarden Circle NW, Massillon, OH 44646. Reservations due by February 23rd. Door open at 8:30am with breakfast at 9:00am. Optional Mass at 8:00am in Chapel at Walsh. For further info call 330-933-8778.

Sixth Catholic Men's Fellowship Conference I invite you to this year's Gathering of Catholic Men which will take place on Saturday, March 23 at St. Thomas Aquinas High School. Registration begins at 8:00am and will close with Mass beginning at 4:00pm. Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available if you wish. The mission of this group is to evangelize men and support them in their walk with Christ. For more information go to
                               --- Most Rev. George V. Murry, S.J.

Prayer Chain
Please call Mary Postlethwait, 330-850-5192 to request additions or to take off Prayer Chain.

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

Anniversary Mass
A slide show (Parish Life > Photo Albums) and MP3 Recording of the 150th Annivrsary Mass are now available.