News ‘n Notes



Tuesdays 8:30 am at St. Peter Catholic Church, Petersburg, IL

The Scripture Study group, which meets at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, examines Scriptures beginning with Matthew. Anyone interested is asked to contact the parish office at 632-7118.

In His Hands Orphan Benefit April 22

In His Hands Orphans Outreach is excited to announce their annual Springfield area orphan benefit, which will be held on Friday, April 22 at Rochester Christian Church.  An enjoyable evening is planned with dinner, entertainment, and testimonies. Attendees will learn about what has been accomplished during the past year and will hear about plans for a major project this year.

Through contributions, In His Hands has been able to meet the needs of orphans worldwide and to actively help many children come home to forever families. During the past year, donors’ financial support has provided three meals a day, education, medical care, and house parents for orphans in Haiti, the Philippines and Myanmar. Seventy jobs and small business opportunities were provided to needy people in these countries. In the United States, In His Hands helped women in crisis pregnancies and children in foster care, and helped families to bring their children home through resources and adoption grants.

There is no charge to attend the event and is open to all interested adults, but reservations must be made in advance so meals can be reserved. This year, donations will be used toward feeding orphans and vulnerable children, providing homes for orphans, education, clean water, medical care, and more.

The banquet is a major fundraiser for In His Hands and allows the 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization to continue to serve parentless children in the United States and abroad.

The banquet will be held on Friday, April 22 at Rochester Christian Church in Rochester, Illinois. Doors open at 5:45pm and the evening’s events will begin promptly at 6:30.

Various levels of event sponsorship are available for businesses, churches, or individuals. Tickets are available by contacting In His Hands at (217)381-6006 or You may also visit for more information.

If you have an email address, please send it to the Parish Center to help make communication with our parishioners more timely and less expensive.  Call 217-632-7118 or email

Many opportunities exist to enhance membership in your church community by offering God-given talents, skills  and time. Call 217-632-7118 or Email if you  would like to volunteer.

New to St. Peter or Holy Family parish?  Please print and fill out the Registration Form and mail it to St. Peter Church or drop it into the basket on Sunday.

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