Adult Faith Formation

St. Peter offers many opportunities for adults to grow in their faith through bible study, marriage encounters, men's group, retreats, prayer groups and more. Please read through the following to learn how you can grow in your faith at St. Peter.


Adult Bible Study

Adult bible/scripture study is suited for anyone striving to increase their knowledge of scripture, enrich their prayer life, meet other parishioners and build community. 

Generally, we begin a DVD series which runs from September to December and another from January to May. Each course includes a workbook for 20-30 minutes of daily reading and answering a few study questions. The cost of the workbook ranges from $20-$25.

Watch the bulletin for the inside story about upcoming programs. 

Contact Josie Bommarito at or Linda Doyle at (314) 822-1347 for more information.

Adult Bible Study  

Marriage Encounter

A group of married couples who have been on a Marriage Encounter retreat meet on a monthly basis to enrich their marriage. The focus is on a presentation of topics important to a marriage relationship. 

For information about these Marriage Encounter community gatherings, contact

Anne and Paul Loida, 314-960-1569,

For information about making a Marriage Encounter retreat, call 314-469-7317. 

Men's Group

The purpose of the Men's Group is to reaffirm our belief and trust in God by interacting with men of the parish on a more personal level and by experiencing God in each other. Our faith is shared around questions like: What takes priority in my life? or How can I find God in my ordinary day-to-day struggles? All men of the parish are welcome to attend and participate. 

Call Terry McHugh at (314) 324-3358 or email:

Men's Group

ACTS Retreat

The ACTS retreat is an opportunity for the parishioners of St. Peter to renew and strengthen their relationship with Jesus Christ. All spouses of parishioners who are of another faith tradition are also welcome to attend the retreat. There will be two women's and two men's retreats held every year at the Mercy Center. 

Contact Linda Doyle at 822-1347 or email for more information.

ACTS Retreats 

Parish Library

The parish library has been a tradition at St. Peter since 1968. It has evolved and grown over the years to be the wonderful facility it is today. We have almost 3000 books in over 30 different categories. The support from the pastors and parishioners over the years has allowed the library to thrive and be recognized by the Catholic Library Association.

The library is located in Urluline Hall and is open daily with books available for self check-out.  See the link below for further information about the library.

For more information, please call Karen Frome at 965-7975 or email

Parish Library


RCIA - Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is the process through which adults become full members of the Catholic Church. Full membership involves a formation process that culminates in the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. It involves a journey of faith and conversion.

If you hear God calling your name or you would like to learn more about the Catholic Church, please call Linda Doyle at 314-822-1347 or e-mail her at to learn more about the RCIA process or click here for more information.

Prayer Groups

Prayer is an important element of our personal faith. Throughout St. Peter a number of different groups gather at various times to pray, including those who pray for Pro-Life and other special focuses. If you're interested in joining a prayer group or would like to start one, call Ursuline Hall at 822-1347.

St. Peter Prayer Groups