Welcome to St. Peter's

At St. Peter the Apostle University and Community Parish, we hope to keep Jesus Christ as our reference point for everything. A living relationship with our Lord is essential so as to discover the joy, hope, peace, love, freedom and life for which our hearts yearn.

Read more of the Pastor's Welcome Message

Ash Wednesday - February 10

The penitential season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 10. St. Peter's Parish and the Catholic Center at Rutgers offer numerous opportunities to attend a liturgy and receive ashes. Through this powerful sign, we express our desire for conversion and renewal of heart.

Ash Wednesday Schedule

Visit of the Jubilee Relic of St. Philip Neri - February 11-14

The New Brunswick Oratory invites you to join us in venerating the Jubilee Relic of St. Philip Neri that is visiting the Oratories of the world in observance of the 500th anniversary of his birth. The main public event & opportunity to venerate the relic will be an evening Mass on Thursday, February 11, at 7:30 pm in St. Peter's Church.

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The Season of Lent

Lent is the season of mercy, an annual retreat for the Church to repent and reconnect with the surpassing gift of God's love. In addition to our Lenten Mission (see below), opportunities abound for entering into the grace of the season.

Observing Lent at St. Peter's

Bishop's Lenten Message & Instruction

Expanded Eucharistic Adoration & Confession for Lent

This Lent, we are expanding opportunities for Eucharistic Adoration at St. Peter's:

Mondays, after the 12:15 Mass until 10:00 pm, in the Catholic Center Chapel
Fridays, after the 7:30 am Mass until Stations of the Cross at 7 pm, in the Church

Please consider signing up for a time slot here.

We are also adding an additional opportunity for Confession, on Saturdays from 4-4:45 pm.

Lenten Parish Mission

St. Peter's welcomes a mission team from the People of Hope, who will provide an immersive experience of God's mercy through prayer, teaching, and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The Lenten mission will span four consecutive nights early in the season of Lent: Monday through Thursday, February 22-25, from 7:30-9:00 pm, in the Parish Hall.

Jubilee Year of Mercy

Pope Francis has called upon the Church throughout the world to observe a Jubilee Year of Mercy, from December 8, 2015 through November 20, 2016.

Celebrate the Year of Mercy

St. Peter's Young Adults

We're happy to offer exciting opportunities for young adults to connect with each other and deepen their relationship with Christ and the Church. Our gatherings for Young Adults include spiritual formation, Eucharistic Adoration, men's & women's groups, service opportunities and social events.

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Online Giving

  • Online giving is convenient and consistent – no need to write a check or remember to bring your envelopes. It's automatic, yet you can make changes any time you need to. Consider using Online Giving to make your sacrificial contributions to your parish.

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St. Peter's is a "University & Community Parish"

The decree of Bishop Paul G. Bootkoski, officially designating St. Peter's as the University Parish for the Catholic community at Rutgers, took effect on January 1, 2014. What does that mean for us?

Read our brochure to learn more (PDF)

Fr. Jeff's homily from the Mass of the Holy Spirit, Sept. 29, 2013

Visiting St. Peter's Church - Directions & Parking Info

Coming to St. Peter's and need directions? We've got you covered!

Directions to St. Peter the Apostle Church

We know that finding a place to park in our neighborhood has often been a hassle.

Your guide to parking at St. Peter's (pdf)

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