Next weekend starts our fundraising year for our 25th annual workcamp trip! Over the past 25 years St. Peter’s has supported our teens as they have embarked on a week of life-change by becoming Christ’s hands and feet in the communities we have served.  I participated in my first Workcamp [...]

Love The Lord!

A couple of years ago, I started using a laptop at work instead of a desktop. This provides me with more flexibility to take my computer wherever it needs to go – the youth room, retreat centers, offsite meetings, etc. It also allows me to take my laptop and sit [...]


Our Workcamp crew returned last Saturday from Vandalia, Illinois. They spent their week being the hands and feet of Jesus. Here are quotes from some of our young people: I loved meeting new people from many different states and getting to know the residents we worked for. ~ Nolan A. (first [...]

Summer In Youth Ministry

School is out and summer is here! Please pray for our teens and young people, especially those who have recently graduated and are transitioning to the next chapter of their lives. Summer, although different, is no less busy than the school year in the world of youth ministry! In today’s [...]

You Are Witnesses To These Things

We are in the heart of the Easter season, and we hear of Christ’s appearance to his disciples. He appears, offers them His peace, shares a meal and opens the Scriptures. He ends his time telling them, “You are witnesses of these things.” This encounter of Christ was not intended [...]

Living In The Light

I have to be honest with you. As I sat down to write this bulletin article, I looked up the Gospel for this weekend and let out a sigh. I have always struggled with this Gospel; I find it immensely frustrating. We begin with another healing by Jesus, who declares [...]


This summer will mark St. Peter’s 24th Workcamp Mission Trip! These trips have been life-changing experiences for our teens and adults, who have taken a week out of their summer to be the hands and feet of Jesus to the residents in the many different communities we have served. This [...]

The Holy Spirit At Work In Our Youth Ministry Programs

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 2018 marks my third year as the youth coordinator here at St. Peter’s, and I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you about our youth ministry program. The Holy Spirit has been hard at work in our programs. It has been a privilege [...]

The Beginning

As I prepared my bulletin article for this week, I had the opportunity to write in the presence of our Savior Jesus in our new adoration chapel. What a powerful and beautiful place to spend time with Him and to be inspired by His true presence here with us. This [...]

Open Our Hearts, O Lord

As I reflected on today’s readings in preparation for the this bulletin article, it was not something from the readings that stood out to me, but rather the simple Gospel antiphon, “Open our hearts, O Lord, to listen to the words of your son.” This antiphon is easily missed, sung [...]