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

Visit of Bishop Checchio - December 4 & 11

Most Rev. James F. Checchio, JCD, MBA, Bishop of Metuchen, will be visiting our parish twice in the coming weeks. He will preside at the 11:00 am Mass on Sunday, December 4, and the 8:00 pm Mass on Sunday, December 11. We encourage everyone to come and meet our new shepherd!

Mass & Adoration Location Change - Effective November 30

Beginning Wednesday, November 30, and until further notice, the 7:30 AM daily Mass, as well as Eucharistic Adoration on both Mondays and Fridays, will take place in the Catholic Center Chapel. The weekend schedule will remain as usual.

Advent Penance Service - December 6

Our annual Advent Penance Service will take place on Tuesday, December 6. The communal service begins at 7:30 PM in the Church, followed by the opportunity for individual reconciliation. Several priests will be available.

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception - December 8

Thursday, December 8, is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, a holy day of obligation and the patronal feast day of the United States. Mass will be offered at 7:30 AM, 12:15 & 7:30 PM in the Church, as well as 12:15 PM in the Busch Student Center.

Advent Lessons & Carols - December 11

Join us for our traditional Advent celebration of Lessons and Carols, held each year on the Third Sunday of Advent. Through the music and Scriptures of the season we anticipate the coming among us of the Word made flesh. The program begins at 4:00 PM on Sunday, December 11, in St. Peter's Church. Afterwards, share in light refreshments downstairs in the Parish Hall.

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Eucharistic Adoration at St. Peter's

We are excited to offer extended opportunities for Eucharistic Adoration:

-Mondays from 1-10 PM in the Catholic Center Chapel, and
-Fridays from 8 AM - 5 PM in St. Peter's Church

Sign up for a time slot online

St. Peter's Young Adults

St. Peter's is home to a growing, vibrant community of young adults. Our activities for young adults include spiritual and intellectual formation, Eucharistic Adoration, men's & women's groups, support for grad students, 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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