Welcome to St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, a vibrant community of faith-filled people on the northwest side of Columbus, Ohio.
I welcome newcomers to wander through the parish website to get to know us better and, hopefully, find a home and a place to encounter our Lord through the sacraments, continuing faith formation and service.
St. Peter is a “stewardship” parish that strives to provide for each parishioner, young and old, ample avenues to live their faith with their time, talent, and treasure. All of us invite you to find YOUR place in our parish family and use this website to connect with parish ministries and programs.
If you are a parishioner already, I trust this site will provide a useful means of communication and support to allow you to effectively engage your faith and hope in the promise of salvation of our Lord Jesus. By subscribing to our website we hope you’ll make use of the access to further information, schedules, and contacts that will ease your participation in the parish community.
Coming together, we can indeed “Sing to the Lord a joyful song of praise!”
Yours in Christ,
Fr. Mark Summers
"Be fruitful and multiply." (Gen. 1:28)
Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me." (Matt. 19:14)
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