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

Mass for Graduating Students - Sunday, May 1

Everyone is welcome to celebrate with us at the 8 PM Mass on Sunday, May 1, as Bishop Paul Bootkoski presides at the annual Mass for Graduating Students. All who are completing their undergraduate or graduate degrees this year will be invited to receive a special blessing from Bishop Paul. After Mass, there will be a reception in the Parish Hall.

Ordination of Bishop-Elect James Checchio, May 3

The ordination of Bishop-elect James Checchio as fifth Bishop of Metuchen will take place Tuesday, May 3 at 2 PM at Sacred Heart Church in South Plainfield. Admission is by ticket only and extremely limited. However, everyone is invited to participate:

-Eucharistic Holy Hour at 2 PM in the Catholic Center Chapel

-Viewing of the live EWTN broadcast of the Ordination Mass, also at 2 PM in the Catholic Center

Please note that, since all the priests will be attending the ordination, the 12:15 Mass will be canceled on May 3.

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.

More information

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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