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...

Illuminare Choral Ensemble... ...will present a sacred choral music program on Saturday, October 28 at 7:30pm at St. Peter of the Fields Catholic Church. Illuminare will also sing at the Saturday, October 28, 4:00pm Mass. A free-will offering will be received at the concert to benefit the ensemble. The a cappella program entitled A Heaven Full of Stars, will feature plainsong as well as works by Palestrina, Byrd, Hassler, Rachmaninov, Poulenc, Willcocks, Part and others. For more information, please see the October 8 Bulletin.

All Saints and All Souls Schedule November 01 – All Saints Day (Holy day)
8:30am – Quiet Mass
7:00pm – Sung Mass

November 02 – All Souls Day
8:30am – Quiet Mass
7:00pm – Sung Mass

First Sep for ChangeWe are in the midst of our First Step for Change" program. Change is collected for the month of October. Please take a Baby Bottle to collect your change. We will also have a special collection to support this special project at the end of the month. All monies donated go to support our local Catholic Charities to help those in need in raising young children and infants. Please remember to bring your bottles or spare change in by the end of the month.

Parish Reverse RaffleOur Reverse Raffle will be held on Saturday, November 11th. $65.00 per couple or $50.00 Single, which includes dinner. $1500.00 Top Prize. Doors to open at 6:00pm. Tickets will be sold after Masses or see Jerry Biltz. Workers are also needed for this event.

Knights of Columbus ScholarshipThe K of C, Council 5173 will be giving a scholarship for Catholic Grade and Catholic High School students. To apply an essay of one page for grade school and two pages for high school, is required. It must be double spaced and say why the applicant values a Catholic Education and what the applicant does to support our Catholic Faith. (Altar Servers, Choir, etc.) Applications must be submitted by 11-01-2017, to Knights of Columbus, 4083 Tallmadge Rd., Rootstown, Ohio 44272. Any questions call Dave Cunningham (330- 935-2895), Jerry Biltz (330-325-9411) or Joe Guzi (330- 931-9682).

Harvest Bazaar Altar Rosary: Save the Date -- November 4th, If you would like to help with the Bazaar please contact Judi Krieger at 330- 325-7613.

Historic Church: The Historic Church will again be having their book sale at the Harvest Bazaar. If you have any books you wish to donate please bring them to the table in the entrance to the hall. Donations must be in by Oct. 29th.

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

"Lovers of Souls" A biography on the life of Fr. Allen Simpson, former pastor of St. Peter of the Fields, is available for $10.00. It is a paperbound book, 8.5 x 11 in size and 33 pages in length with 40 photos & illustrations. Through the words of the Kent parishioners who knew him, discover the life of this humble Catholic priest who was truly a lover of souls. If you would like one contact the office.

RetrouvailleAnother marriage saving weekend is coming soon. Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi) has helped tens of thousands of couples at all stages of disillusionment or misery in their marriage. This program can help you too. For confidential information about or to register for the fall program beginning with a weekend on November 3-5 at Villa Maria call 330-501-9377 or email: or visit the web site at

St. Joseph, Mantua Christmas Boutique: The St. Joseph (Mantua) Garden Club will hold its 33rd Annual Christmas Boutique on Sunday, November 12th from 9:30am to 3:30 pm in Hughes Hall. Tables are still available for crafters at $30 for an 8ft. table (2nd table is $25.) To reserve a table and/or for more info. please contact Marlene at 330-274-8145.

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.