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
150th Anniversary

at St. Peter of the Fields...

Daily Mass & Saturday Confession
April 23-26, there will only be no daily Mass scheduled in church. Also, here will be no confessions heard at St. Peter's Saturday, April 28.

Closing of our 150th Anniversary YearPlease mark your calendar. We will celebrate the closing of St. Peter of the Fields 150th anniversary with Solemn Evening Prayer and Vespers on Thursday, April 19th at 7:00pm. This will also be our Parish Eucharistic day. It is a fitting opportunity to conclude our anniversary year. This is the celebration that I invite many of the priests and religious from our diocese and neighboring dioceses to celebrate with us. This year I have invited Bishop Bohdan Danylo, Bishop of the Ukrainian Eparchy of St. Joseph, Parma, to preach at our Vespers. We hope all of our parishioners, young and old, will make every effort to attend this special celebration.

May Crowning Our Traditional May Crowning will be celebrated Sunday, May 6th at the 10:00am Mass. This is our First Communion Mass, and it will also be the Mass that I celebrate my priestly anniversary. If you wish to honor Our Lady in this special, and beautiful way, please come to the 10:00am Mass. Even though it is a First Communion Mass, it is open to all parishioners.

Altar Rosary: It's Tea Time Again Altar Rosary invites ALL ladies, daughters, of any age to join us Sunday, April 29th in the hall from 4:00-6:00pm. Food and fun provided. If you have a favorite teapot or teacup with a story, bring it to share.

25th-40th-50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration The Diocese of Youngstown will sponsor a Wedding Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, June 3, 2:00pm at St. Columba Cathedral in Youngstown, honoring couples observing their 25th, 40th, 50th and over wedding anniversaries in 2018. The Wedding Anniversary Celebration will include Mass with Bishop George V. Murry, S.J., 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 by contacting your parish office by April 30.

Night to Honor MaryThe Annual Night to Honor Mary Prayer Service will be held:

  • Friday, May 4th, 2018,t 7:00pm, at St. Columba Cathedral, Youngstown, and
  • Friday, May 11, 2018, 7:00pm, at St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Canton.

The Most Reverend George V. Murry, S.J., Bishop of Youngstown will preside at both of these devotional services to honor our Blessed Mother. All are invited to this Prayer Service that will include scripture readings, a homily, hymns and recitation of the rosary.

Marriage Encounter Weekend Celebrate the gift of love God has given you and learn more communication techniques of a Christ-centered marriage. The upcoming weekend is May 4-6, 2018 at the Days Inn in Richfield, OH. Applications and further information are available online at or call 330-305-9963.

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, additional days may b e scheduled. Please check the bulletin or Event Calendar to confirm Clothing Center dates.

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.

Out & About

Queen of Angels Religious Treasures Book and Gift Store Expanded store hours during the First Communion and Confirmation season will be Sundays 9:00am - 1:00pm. Tuesday evenings 5:30pm-7:30pm through May 8th. Located in St. Joseph's Church at 2nd and Sackett Streets in Cuyahoga Falls.

Catholic Charities' Men who Cook Join us for a wonderful evening of food, fellowship and fundraising at Catholic Charities' 11th annual Portage County Men Who Cook on Saturday, April 21. Held at Immaculate Conception Parish Hall in Ravenna. Doors open at 6pm, with tastings from 6:30-9:00pm. In addition to any delicious food offerings, there will be prizes, raffles and musical entertainment. Tickets are $40 per person, with reserved tables of eight for $320. To purchase tickets, please contact Judi Wise at 330-297- 7745 or judi.wise@catholiccharitiespsorg.

Liberty Camp for Kids, Ravenna, Oh, Summer 2018 We are looking for volunteers for the camp held July 16-20, 2018 from 9-noon, at the Portage County Historical Society at 6549 N. Chestnut St. Ravenna, Ohio. This is a camp for kids entering 1st – 6th grade. We are looking for people who would like to get involved. Volunteers range in ages from grades 7-12 for Teen Patriots and 18 and older for adults. More information can be found on our bulletin board or visit their website at

Prayer Chain
St. Peter’s has a Prayer Chain which is sent out by email, for members to pray for someone, whatever the reason. If you would like to add your email address to the Prayer Chain, please contact Judi at If no email, call Mary at 330-850-5192.

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.