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

Confessions during Advent Fr. David will be hearing confessions every Saturday during Advent at 3:15pm. An "extra" confessions will be scheduled on Saturday, December 22nd from 3:00pm to 3:40pm, and after 4:00pm Mass until all are heard.

St. Peter of the Fields Christmas Schedule Monday, December 24th, Christmas Eve:
4:00pm Vigil Mass (Contemporary Choir)
10:00pm Mass in the Night (Traditional Choir)

Tuesday, December 25th, Christmas Day:
10:00am (Organ and Cantor)

Monday, December 31, Mary Mother of God:
4:00pm Vigil Mass (Contemporary Choir)

Tuesday, January 1st, 2019, Mary Mother of God:
10:00am (Organ & Traditional Choir)

Altar Rosary Orders for Christmas Cookies must be in to Alice Biltz (330-285-3961) by December 16th. Price is $4.50 a dozen in packages of two dozen. Delivery is the weekend of December 22-23 in time for Christmas.

CCD The Christmas Pageant and a Pizza Party will be held December 16 after the 10:00am Mass. No CCD classes December 23 and 30. Classes resxume Jan. 6, 2019.

Knights of Columbus Christmas Tree SaleK of CThe Knights Council 5173 has Ohio Christmas trees for sale at their building on 4083 Tallmadge Rd, Rootstown. Please shop early for best pick. Hours Mon-Fri, 5-8pm, Saturday 10am-8pm and Sunday noon to 8pm. If these hours don't work for you call Dave at 330-935-2895.

Church Decorating Decorating the church for Christmas will take place on Saturday, December 22nd starting at 9:00am. The church always looks beautiful, but a lot of help is needed to do this. Please join us.

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

For 2019, the youth group will be participating in the March for Life, visiting Kent Ridge, and preparing ameal for the residents of Freedom House. All high school students in the parish are welcome to participate. Please contact Terry Lakos at

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

Catholic War Veterans CWVAFreedom House is accepting gift certificates from department stores, fast food and other restaurants, movie theaters, and gas cards for Christmas baskets for Christmas gifts. We will be collecting them through December 23rd. Please put in container on table in back of church.

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. The first day is the fourth Monday of the month from 10:00am to 2:00pm with a lunch break. The second day is the fourth Thursday of each month from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Note that, during some months, these days may be moved, or additional days may be scheduled. Please check the bulletin or Event Calendar to confirm Clothing Center dates.

NOTE: Because of the Christmas holiday, the clothing center will be closed during the usual St. Peter's volunteer days.

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...

Right to Life of Northeast Ohio Bus TripTravel with Right to Life by bus for a one day trip to the annual March for Life in Washington DC on January 19, 2019. This is an awesome event that must be experienced! A limited number of seats are still available. Departure is 12:00am Friday morning, arriving in Washington DC around 8:00am. Bus departs Washington DC at 5:30pm and arrives in Akron approximately 1:00am Saturday. Cost is $50 per person. For details and reservations, visit or call their office at 330-762·2785.

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.