Worship & Liturgy: St. Peter Catholic Church, Kirkwood, MO

Liturgy & Worship at St. Peters

Lectors

Lectors study, reflect upon, and proclaim God's Word at Sunday Masses and other liturgical celebrations throughout the year. Lectors are provided with study guides and are scheduled well in advance. Currently, all lectors are expected to at tend an annual meeting for the purposes of formation in ministry. Contact Maureen Wessels at 314-909-4743 or email sweetin_brown@yahoo.com for more information.

Lectors

Eucharistic Ministers 

Eucharistic Ministers are certified lay ministers who can serve in two capacities: assist in distribution of the Eucharistic elements (the Body and Blood of Christ) during Eucharistic celebrations in Church, and/or take communion to the sick, elderly, and shut-ins of the community. (Certification is granted when a formation class is taken. The Pastor has the discretion to use Eucharistic Ministers without certification). Contact Bob or Trish Martin at 314-821-3303 or email trobmartin@mindspring.com.

Eucharistic Ministers

Altar Servers

Boys and girls in grades six through eight serve at Mass. Training is provided. Information is available through PSR and St. Peter School. For more information contact Dan Imig at 822-6256 or email deimig@sbcglobal.net.


Ushers/Greeters

These parishioners welcome those arriving for weekend and Holy Day Masses, take up weekly offering collections, control the flow of communicants, pass out parish bulletins and perform any other necessary tasks. Ushers contribute effectively toward making the worship experience a devout one for parishioners and visitors alike. Eight ushers are needed for each Mass on the weekend. Adults and teens of both sexes are welcome. For more information contact Vic Frome at 965-7975 or email majfrome@swbell.com 

Ushers/Greeters

Music and Choir

St. Peter Parish has been blessed with a wonderful music ministry that enhances our worship at our weekend liturgies and other special occasions. Parishioners of all ages are welcome to participate in the music ministry and share their talents with the parish. Opportunities include Adult or Contemporary Choir or Cantor program.

Contact Ryan Bolinger at 314-822-1347 x. 3005 or email rbolinger@stpeterkirkwood.org for more information.

More Music and Choir

Worship Committee

The Liturgy Committee is made up of parishoners interested in learning about the Church's worship. Members also take part in study and planning liturgical celebrations for our parish family. Meetings are held monthly.

Contact Fr. Mike Esswein at 314-966-8600 or email messwein@stpeterkirkwood.org for more information.

Altar Guild and Sacristans

This group of parishioners cleans the church and prepares the altar for seasonal liturgies, presenting to the Lord a restful and orderly place conducive to prayer and worship. Assistance is always needed.

Contact Rose Ross at 314-909-0239 or email rosros444@gmail.com for more information.

Eucharistic Adoration

Eucharistic adoration is held in the St. Peter Eucharistic Adoration Chapel located off the courtyard adjacent to the east side of the church building. Everyone is invited to come anytime for some quiet prayer before Jesus, present in the Most Blessed Sacrament.

Contact Kathy Fotouhi at 314-821-4347 or email to sign up for an hour or be added to the substitute list.

Download Large Prayer Card

Prayers for Children During Eucharistic Adoration


Children's Liturgy of the Word

On Sunday mornings during the 9:00 AM Mass, children in grades one through five attend their own Liturgy Of The Word in the Rectory basement. The children are dismissed with the leaders of the Word of God after the Opening Prayer and return during the preparation of the gifts.

Contact Linda Doyle at 314-822-1347 or email ldoyle@stpeterkirkwood.org  for more information.