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 NewsLent

Confessions every Saturday during Lent at 3:15pm, and also before the daily Masses by request. Portage County Penance Service for Lent Tuesday Evening, March 26th at St. Patrick Church in Kent at 7:00pm.

Stations of the Cross every Friday after the 8:30am Mass.

Youth Stations Friday, March 22 and Good Friday.

Soup Suppers after 6:00pm Mass on Tuesdays. Parishioners are welcome to bring soup, whether with a certain ministry or not. Bread is always welcome. Questions - call Judi at 330-931-1169 or Alice Biltz 330-285-3961.

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

CCD The First Communion Retreat will be held, Saturday, March 23rd from 1:30 till 4:00pm. Parents and students of the Frist Communion class must attend.

2019 Annual Bishop's AppealBishop's AppealOur parish has been asked to join together with the parishes of the Diocese of Youngstown in offering our support to this year's appeal. Our financial need is $4.2 million. Our goal this year is to reach 100% participation. Use the response card you received in the mail OR use an envelope found in your pew to respond. VOLUNTEER your time and talents to any of the ministries of the Church. Please submit a response card even if you are unable to make a gift of any dollar amount. Thank you in advance for your reflection and generous response.

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.

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 days may be rescheduled.

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...

Parish Mission - St. Patrick, Kent"No Greater Love" Reflections on the Seven Last Words of Jesus. St. Patrick Church (313 North DePeyster St. Kent, Ohio) invites us to join them in their Parish Mission during this holy season of Lent. The mission talks will take place in the church each evening 7:00-8:30 on April 7-8-9. Friar Johnpaul comes to us from Chicago and will lead us in a reflection on the seven last words of Jesus in his engaging and informative style. Topics such as faith and doubt, addictions and conversion, depressions and surrender, death and new life will be explored. Make all or part of this Mission part of your Lenten spiritual journey this year.

Right to Life of Northeast Ohio You are invited to join us for our annual Celebrate Life Dinner on Saturday, April 6th with special guest Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America. Tickets are free, and we are fast approaching our limit. Social hour starts at 4pm, dinner at 5pm at the SYB Party Center, 4157 Hudson Drive in Stow. Registration available at on the Events page or phone 330-762-2785.

Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Celebration Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 2:00pm is the first Wedding Mass for 2019, at St. Columba Cathedral in Youngstown. If you are celebrating your 25th, 40th, or 50th and over this year and would like to attend please register at our office by May 1st.

Local Fish FriesST. JOSEPH SCHOOL – 2617 Waterloo Rd, Randolph - March 15, 22, 29 & April 5, 12 – 5:00-7:00pm. Online ordering and car-side pickup available.

GERMAN FAMILY SOCIETY – 3781 Ranfield Rd. Brimfield- March 15, 22, 29 – 5:30-8:00pm.

ST. GEORGE ROMAN CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL – 1123 44TH St. NE Canton, Ohio 44714 - March 15, 22, 29 & April 5, 12, 26 – 4:30-7:30pm. Eat here or take home. Call 330-492-8413 for take-out.

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.