Parish Library

Parish Library

“If religious books are not widely circulated among the masses in this country, I do not know what is going to become of us as a nation.”  (Daniel Webster, 1823)

St. Peter Libray Mission Statement: To fulfill our duty to evangelize, by bringing the Good News of Jesus through books, to the people of St. Peter parish. St. Peter Library is a member of the Catholic Library Association, St. Louis.

The library is located in Ursuline Hall and contains over 2,000 books in 29 different categories. The library is open on Monday and Thursday from 9:00AM - 3:00PM and Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday when no meetings are being held. The materials are available for self checkout by removing the card from the front of the item and the printing date, your name and phone number. If no volunteer is in the library at the time, please place the card on the library desk. Items are requested to be returned in 3 weeks from checkout date.

The Parish Library has a Book Club that meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 3:00PM - 4:00PM.  If there is no volunteer available, books may be checked out using the honor system (directions are found on the desk).

Some of the categories available:

Biographies Liturgy Scripture
Christology Mary Self-Help
Church Ministries Spirituality
Family Life Prayer Theology




Watch for bulletin announcements for dates when books will be available in the Gathering Space at the back of church!

Featured Books

The Joyful Christ: the Healing Power of Humorby Cal Samra Section Z

by Cal Samra

Jesus asked us to "be of good cheer." This book, one of several books on Christianity and humor by Samra, "stresses the importance of joyfulness and explains how humor can help the sick and troubled".

Sometimes I Haven’t Got a Prayer by Mary Sherry

 "A collection of short essays filled with laugh-out-loud moments and points of reflection. The author's style draws you in with humorous and thought-provoking insights for adults of all ages." Section Z

Image of Christby Morgan Weistling Section Z

by Morgan Weistling

"An award-winning artist, his luminous images of Christ in His time and ours are combined with classic poetry and literary selections." See some of his beautiful art at

Words To Love By by Mother Teresa Section Z

"One of the earliest books devoted to Mother Teresa and her work. The first book composed of her words. It was prepared from personal interviews with Mother Teresa in the autumn of 1981."