Called to Serve

Serving the parish community is an important part of living out the Catholic faith. As our Catechism reads, “In response to the question about the first of the commandments, Jesus says: “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

Being good neighbors is a part of the DNA of our parish — and has been for 150 years. Your involvement in the ministries we offer is vital to the work of the Gospel and our universal call to holiness. 



Rev. Bartholomew Okorie

Parish Office

Parish Office (260) 744-2765  Ext. 4

Sarah Hilger – Bookkeeper

Prayer Care Line

Rectory Office (260) 744-2765

Knights of Columbus

Meets 1st Wednesday of every month in the Pavilion at 6:15 pm.  
The Knights of Columbus was founded by Blessed Fr. Michael McGivney in 1882.  It is a fraternal men’s association for practicing Catholic men.  The order was designed to foster members’ pride in both their Catholic and American heritages and to establish standards of behavior for Catholic gentlemen. The organization provided relief to soldiers in wars throughout the 20th century and fought anti-Catholic and racial prejudice.  
Today we promote the 4 principles of Charity, Unity, Faith, and Patriotism.  We strive to strengthen Faith, Community, Family, and Life according to our Catholic faith. 
If you would like to become part of something that can make our world a better place, talk to any Knight, pick up a brochure, scan the QR code at the back of church, or contact Kevin Workman at

St. Vincent de Paul Society

Food Pantry (260) 209-4487

The food pantry is open Thursdays from 12-2pm. The Community Harvest Truck passes out fresh fruits and vegetables on Fridays at 1pm.

The St Vincent de Paul Society also assists people, whether parishioner or non parishioner, who need help.

If you have questions, need help, wish to donate food, or volunteer, please contact us.

Youth Ministry

Our vision for High School and Middle School Youth Groups is to foster community for the kids and teens in our parish and provide a place for them to truly encounter Christ, become intentional in their walk with Christ, and have a total blast!

Middle School Youth Group nights are 2nd Saturdays and 4th Mondays from 5:30-7:30 during the school year.

High School Youth Group meets during the school year on 2nd Mondays and 4th Saturdays from 5:30-7:30.

If you’d like to learn more, talk to our youth minister Kate MacDonald at (260) 710-9811

Rosary Sodality

Meetings are the 3rd Monday of each month at 6:30 in the pavilion. We pray together to Our Blessed Mother for all of our intentions and others in the parish. As women, we love to get together to pray and for fellowship. 

Contact Aubrey Dettmer (260) 440-4467 if you are interested in learning more!

Homebound Ministry

Our homebound brothers and sisters are important to us. If you or someone you know is homebound, please contact the parish office.

We are also looking for volunteers who have a heart for visiting the sick and homebound. If you’d like to get involved, let us know!

Family Formation

Family Formation isn’t just for families with young children, all parishioners are welcome! We meet for 1st Saturday Mass at 9am, followed by breakfast and a talk from Father for the adults, and classes for each age group. We also have a nursery available for babies and toddlers who want to stay with their parents. Family Formation is set up so that each member of the family can  learn about the faith together.

Contact Grace Johnston to learn more.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Do you have a love of the Eucharist and wish to assist in distributing Holy Communion? Talk to Fr. Patrick Hake. 

Baptismal Preparation

For first time parents, call Kevin & Julie Workman at (260) 418-2371 to walk through Baptismal Prep.


Interested in becoming a lector? Email the parish office at

Director of Music

Parker Maas

Liturgical Music

Parker Maas


St. Peter’s Catholic Church is rightfully named “The Splendor of the South Side.” Ushers and Greeters share this pride as we welcome and serve Mass-attendees by helping people find a seat, gift collection and guiding the Communion process.

To get involved in this ministry, contact Dave MacDonald (260) 444-7645

Finance Council

Pastoral Council

Buildings & Grounds

Mike Baker, John Hanlon, Kathy Wendell, Nathan Strack, Peter Bolakowski, Dave MacDonald

Meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Parish Workdays are 2nd Saturdays from 10-12pm. 


Becoming Catholic is one of life’s most profound and joyous experiences. Some are blessed enough to receive this great gift while they are infants, and, over time, they recognize the enormous grace that has been bestowed on them. Others enter the Catholic fold when they are older children or adults.

Tim and Stacey and their son Theo
Baptized and confirmed in 2019