In an e-mail dated today, March 20, Bishop Brennan has had to close the churches.  

He wrote in part, “As much as I would like to, and as much as we have all tried, we simply cannot allow access to the church or other parish buildings.”

Check the Parish News and Events Block for the full text of Bishop Brennan's letter

Letter from Bishop Brennan March 19, 2020

Check the Parish News and Events Block to read the full text of Bishop Brennan's letter

 Pope Francis has called Friday as a Day of Prayer.

Boletines y Anuncios en Espanol Haga Clic 


March 16, 2020    

For Immediate Release For Information: Carolyn Jurkowitz, Executive Director  614-224-7147 
RE: Catholic Bishops of Ohio Suspend All Publicly Celebrated Masses/Liturgies 
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, 
After serious consideration of the grave health risk involved in public gatherings and in order to curb the spread of the Coronavirus, the bishops of Ohio have decided, effective immediately, to suspend temporarily all publicly celebrated Masses/liturgies, at least through the celebrations of Holy Week and Easter. The bishops of Ohio dispense the Catholic faithful who reside in their respective dioceses and all other Catholics currently in Ohio from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass through Easter Sunday. 
This decision is not taken lightly and, as your bishops, causes us great sadness. However, after consultation with the governor and health officials we are convinced that this is the most prudent and necessary action. 
Science has proven that participation in public gatherings significantly increases the risk of contagion.  This poses a serious danger to those especially most vulnerable. 
As Catholics, in every Sunday Mass we celebrate the passion, death and resurrection of our Lord.  The Holy Eucharist is the source and summit of our faith.  In this moment, we are experiencing in a unique way the passion of our Lord as this pandemic prevents us from gathering for the Sunday Eucharist. In this very difficult time, we encourage the faithful to turn to the Church’s treasury of prayer. Sunday remains a holy day, and we encourage the faithful to pray using the rich resources of our faith, including praying as a family or individually the rosary, divine mercy chaplet, the Liturgy of the Hours, stations of the cross, etc. We also urge you to participate in prayer by way of radio broadcast or televised or live-streamed Mass and make a spiritual communion. 
Please join us in praying for all who are suffering from illness or disease of any kind, for all health care workers, and for an easing of the anxiety and tension caused by this situation.  Relying on the Motherly care of Our Lady, we unite our sufferings to those of Our Lord Jesus Christ, who is our healing and our hope. 
Most Rev. Dennis M. Schnurr  Chairman Catholic Conference of Ohio Archbishop of Cincinnati 
Most Rev. Joseph R. Binzer Auxiliary Bishop  Archdiocese of Cincinnati 
Most Rev. Robert J. Brennan Bishop of Columbus   
Most Rev. Jeffrey M. Monforton Bishop of Steubenville     
Most Rev. George V. Murry, S.J. Bishop of Youngstown   
Rev. Donald P. Oleksiak  Diocesan Administrator of Cleveland 
Most Rev. Daniel E. Thomas Bishop of Toledo   
Effective March 24, 2020: The Parish Office building is closed until further notice.  
Business operations will still be maintained as much as possible under the Stay-at-Home order.     
The Parish Office and PSR Staff can be reached by email, Flocknote, or by leaving a phone message. 

Mass & Confession Times



All scheduled Masses, Stations of the Cross, events and meetings have been cancelled until after Easter.

Facebook Link for St. Peter Roman Catholic Church: https://www.facebook.com/stpetercolumbus/

A Note from St. Peter Roman Catholic Church


We are hoping that everyone is well and managing as best as expected in this trying time. We want you to know that the Father Summers and all of the Parish Staff are keeping you in our daily prayers. We are working hard making contingency plans like everyone else. Please be patient as we work on maintaining communication and support.

Please note that:

  • As we continue to post important messages on our St Peter Roman Catholic Church Website, we encourage you to visit it often for updates: https://stpetercolumbus.com/. New messages from St. Peter, Bishop Brennan, and the weekly Bulletin will continue to be posted as technology allows.
  • Please join Deacon Phil Paulucci in a communal evening Rosary at 7:00 pm daily. He invites everyone to join him from your home.

In the meantime, we are offering some helpful information and ideas to keep our faith strong, parish community connected, and provide support during this unusual time.

  •  There are many online daily masses to choose from, and it’s encouraged to participate when you can, as well as other online forms of study, devotion and prayer: Divine Mercy Chaplet, the rosary, Adoration, Stations of the Cross, Liturgy of the Hours, scripture study, novenas etc. Many of the available sites are providing free resources for a period to help get through our situation. Helpful links include:

AND DON’T FORGET, the Parish purchased a license for everyone to use Formed, an on-demand, online resource for thousands of Catholic movies, programs, audio podcasts, and books for families, children, and adults. It’s also available in multiple languages! You can login here: https://formed.org/ Fr. Summers suggests starting with the Faith at Home Program called Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist.

There are many good Apps for mobile devices and Facebook Pages to practice your faith. Here are some sites that list many of the more popular ones to get you started:

Governor DeWine is emphasizing the importance of social connection during this time of social distancing, and we couldn’t agree more. We encourage you to reach out to anyone in our parish family you know to check in on them, give them a call or send a quick note/email. It can lift spirits for them and you. We encourage all leaders or members of ministries and committees to stay engaged with your members to share in communal prayer from your homes, or for a group call.

And let’s continue to pray for one another.

Finally, if you’ve already signed up for Flocknotes, thank you! Please share this resource with others you know who still need to register for updated communications. If you have not already done so, please sign up. Instructions below.

Here is how you sign up:

Via Cell Phone:

1. Text Hisheart to 84576

2.  Flocknotes will text you back

     a. Confirmation Message

     b.  Link you'll need to click to
complete process

3.  Click link and finalize sign-up and select your

Via Computer:

1.  Log onto https://stpeters14.flocknote.com/everyone


1.  Go to flocknotes.com

2.  Select "Find Your Church"

3.  Put in Area Code where prompted

4.  Select "St. Peter" 

Be safe, Be well, God Bless!

St Peter Roman Catholic Church Parish Staff

* Please forward comments/questions to our Parish Secretary Jennifer Biesecker at [email protected]