Sacramental Preparation

Registration for Homeschool Sacraments and Catechism Classes

Registration for homeschooled children who are preparing to receive a Sacrament in the coming year and for children six years of age and older who will attend our Catechism classes is offered in the Catechism Office (room #103 in the school) on Saturdays from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm and Wednesdays from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Registrations for the academic year are due by August 23, 2019. Catechism class registrations received after August 23rd will have an additional late fee.

September 4 & 7:  Catechism Classes Resume

Catechism classes begin on Wednesday, September 4 at 5:30 pm and Saturday, September 7 at 10:30 am. Classes are held in the school building. Students should arrive early enough to be in the classroom and ready for the beginning of class.

Inscripciones para Catecismo - Sacramentos para Niños

Si sus hijos han cumplido seis años y necesitan los Sacramentos de Bautismo, Primera Comunión, o Confirmación deben inscribirse para las clases de catecismo. Se ofrecen oportunidades de inscripción en la Oficina de Catecismo (cuarto #103 en la escuela) los sábados de las 10:30 am hasta las 12:00 pm y los miércoles de las 5:30 pm hasta las 7:00 pm.  Favor inscribirse antes del 23 de agosto de 2019. Las inscripciones tardías tienen una tarifa adicional.

Septiembre 4 y 7:  Se reanudarán las clases de Catecismo

Las clases de catecismo se reanudarán este septiembre. Las clases de los miércoles comienzan el 4 de septiembre a las 5:30 pm. Las clases de los sábados comienzan el 7 de septiembre a las 10:30 am. Las clases se imparten en el edificio de la escuela. Los estudiantes deben llegar lo suficientemente temprano como para estar en el aula y listos para comenzar la clase.

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 Saint 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 a letter from the parish to which the godparents belong stating that the godparents are in good standing with the Catholic Church and are eligible to be Baptism sponsors.

Parents and sponsors must attend baptismal classes before the baptism either here or at another Catholic parish. The classes are valid for a five-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 on the first and second Sundays of the month at 2:30 pm, and on the fourth Saturday of the month at 9:00 am.
  • Baptisms in Spanish are usually offered on the first, second, and third Saturdays of the month at 9:00 am; and on the fourth Sunday of the month at 2:30 pm.

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 & Sacramental Preparation for Children

Catechism 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 mid-May of each year. Children attending catechism classes normally attend classes for two years before receiving Sacraments.

Registration for catechism classes for the academic year (September through May) begins in May and continues through August 23, 2019. Homeschooling families whose children are preparing to receive a Sacrament that school year should also fill out a Homeschool Sacramental Preparation form (see below). Registrations are offered in the Catechism Office (St. Peter School room 103) during the normal Catechism Office hours (Wednesdays from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, and Saturdays from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm). Please register by August 23, 2019. Registration opportunites will also be offered after the Masses on July 27-28 and August 3-4 in O’Brien Hall.

For more information please call our Catechism Office at (402) 341-4560, ext. 113; or email catechism.sp@gmail.com. Office hours are Wednesdays from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, and Saturdays from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm.

Homeschool Sacramental Preparation

At Saint Peter Parish, 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.

Homeschooling families whose children are preparing to receive a Sacrament in the coming school year must also fill out a Homeschool Sacramental Preparation form, even if your child will not be attending catechism classes at Saint Peter School. Please register by August 23, 2019. The Catechism Office is open for registration on Wednesdays from 5:30 pm-7:00 pm and Saturdays from 10:30 am-12:00 noon.

If you have any questions, please contact the Catechism Office at 402-341-4560, ext. 113 or catechism.sp@gmail.com. The Catechism Office is open 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. 

Marriage

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, Saint Peter Parish follows these norms:

  • A person who wishes to marry at Saint 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 Saint Peter Church does not fulfill this requirement.
  • All weddings at Saint Peter Church are celebrated and witnessed by one of the parish priests serving at Saint 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 are welcome to concelebrate with the Saint 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 the parish office for instructions in English or Spanish.

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

Adult Catechesis & RCIA

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 from 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm. Morning meeting times are available if needed. Classes are held from September to May.

Classes on Catholic doctrine in English

RCIA: Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults Adults in need of Sacraments should call the parish office.  St. Peter Parish offers instruction year round for those interested in becoming Catholic or who are Catholic and need to receive Sacraments. 

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