Sacramental Preparation  

Baptism and Godparent Requirements

Parents of children who are six years of age or younger and who are in need of baptism must be registered, active parishioners of St. Peter Church.

Godparents take on serious obligations when they sponsor a person for baptism and they should be virtuous and faithful Catholics. Godparents must be fully initiated, practicing Catholics; if either godparent is married, he or she must be married in the Catholic Church.

Baptisms may be scheduled only after the parents and godparents have completed the requisite classes and after the parish office receives copies of the godparents' sacramental certificates for Matrimony (if either godparent is married or if both are married) and a letter from the parish at which the godparents belong stating that the godparents are in good standing with the Catholic Church and are eligible to be sponsors.

Parents and sponsors must attend baptismal classes before the baptism either here or at another Catholic parish. The classes are valid for a three-year period. Please call the parish office to register for the next classes to be offered in English or Spanish. 

  • Baptisms in English are usually offered every second Sunday of the month at 2:30 pm, and every fourth Saturday of the month at 9:00 am.
  • Baptisms in Spanish are usually offered every fourth Sunday of the month at 2:30 pm and every first, second, and third Saturday of the month at 9:00 am.

When all of the requisites are completed please contact the parish office to schedule a Baptism. For more information, please contact the parish office.

Catechism Classes for First Communion and Confirmation for Children

Registration for catechism classes for the academic year 2015-2016 (September through May) will begin in May, 2015 and continue through September 12, 2015. Catechists are available for late registrations on Wednesdays from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, and Saturdays from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon in the Catechism Office, room 103 of St. Peter's School. 

Classes are held on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 pm until 7:00 pm, and on Saturdays from 10:30 am until 12:00 noon from the beginning of September through May of each year. Children attending catechism classes must be registered and attend classes for at least two years before receiving sacraments.

For more information or to register please call our Catechism Liaison, Mrs. Irene Perez, at (402) 341-4560, ext. 113; or email Registration usually begins in mid-May of each year, and classes begin the first week of September. 

  • Catechism Calendar: To download the current monthly calendar in English, click here. Para el calendario en espanol, haga clic aqui. 

April 23: Practice for First Holy Communion Mass #2 (Group B)  

  • 10:30 am Practice begins in school gymnasium 

April 23: First Holy Communion Mass #2 (Group B)  

  • 4:00 pm First Communicants arrive in school gymnasium
  • 5:00 pm Holy Mass with First Holy Communion (Group B) 

Homeschool Sacramental Preparation and Godparent Requirements

Please register through the Catechism office by September 12, 2015 if your child plans to receive a sacrament this school year, even if your child will not be attending catechism classes at St. Peter School.  

At St. Peter, we agree with the Catholic Church that parents are the first and primary educators of their children in the ways of Faith. As such, we encourage parents to fulfill the duties they assumed at their children's Baptisms to rear their children in the Catholic Faith and prepare them for additional sacraments.

Below you will find downloadable PDFs that list the expectations and requirements of children who will receive their First Reconciliation, First Communion or Confirmation preparation at home.

If you have any questions, please contact the Catechism/CCD Office at 402-341-4560, ext. 113. We are in the office on Wednesdays from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm and Saturdays from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Outside of these hours, please leave a message. 


A couple should be married in the home church of either the bride or the groom. Because we are a large parish and receive many requests for wedding ceremonies in our church, St. Peter Parish follows these norms:

  • A person who wishes to marry at St. Peter Church must be a registered and active member of the parish for at least six months, or a dependent child of a registered member. Registering in the parish for the sake of requesting a marriage in St. Peter Church does not fulfill this requirement.
  • All weddings at St. Peter Church are celebrated and witnessed by one of the parish priests serving at St. Peter Parish. A priest who is a brother or uncle of the bride or groom is welcome to celebrate the Mass and witness the marriage. Priests who are close friends of the bride or groom will be welcome to concelebrate with the St. Peter Parish priest. Relatives or friends who are deacons are also welcome to serve at the Mass.

The practice of living together or of sharing physical relations before sacramental marriage is strongly discouraged. Jesus tells us that fornication - sex outside of marriage - is a mortal sin (Mt. 15:19). Moreover, cohabitation disrupts the courting and engagement process. It publicly contradicts the message of Christ, and does not set a good example for the rest of the Christian community. We hope that you will strive to honor God's desire for you to be chaste before matrimony.

The Archdiocese of Omaha requires at least six months of preparation time prior to your wedding date. To begin marriage preparation and to set a wedding date, please contact Fr. Broheimer, Fr. Carl or the parish office for instructions in English or Spanish.

For a copy of the wedding policies and requirements at St. Peter Church in English or Spanish, please contact the parish office. 

Adult Catechesis, R.C.I.A.

Those over the age of seven who desire to become Catholic and/or receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation or Communion should contact the Parish Office for classes in Spanish or English. All are welcome to attend.

Classes on Catholic doctrine in Spanish

  • Location: The O'Brien Hall, connected to the northwest corner of the church.
  • Meeting Time and Day: Mondays in September through May, from 10:30 am - 12:00 noon, or from 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm. 

Classes on Catholic doctrine in English

  • Location: The O'Brien Hall, connected to the northwest corner of the church.
  • Meeting Time and Day: Tuesdays in September through May, from 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm. Classes for the 2015-2016 year begin on Tuesday, October 13 at 7:15 pm.

RCIA Class of 2014 after the Easter Vigil on April 19, 2014