frequently asked questions

faqHow do I become a member of St. Peter Church?
You can do one of the following to join St. Peter Church:

1. Come to the church office during office hours.
2. Call the church office at (860) 345-8018
3. For a copy of the new member form, click here and mail it or bring to the office..

How do I schedule a Mass?
If you want to offer a Mass for your loved one on a specific date it is recommended to do it early especially for the weekends. You may come to the rectory or call the church office during office hours. If you are mailing an offering please note the date and time of the Mass. Checks should be made out to St. Peter Church. Weekday Masses are $10 and weekend Masses are $25.

How do I get my child baptized?
Baptisms are scheduled during any of the weekend Masses (Vigil Mass on Saturday at 5:00 p.m., Sunday Masses at 8:30 a.m. or 11:00 a.m.).. If you live around Higganum and you are not a registered member of St. Peter Church, we encourage you to register. You may call the church office at 345-8018 during office hours to register and schedule a baptism. Please make sure you have the godparents first, middle and last names. At least one of the godparents must be a practicing Catholic and if he/she is not a member of St. Peter Church, we will need a sponsor letter from the parish where they belong. If the child you are baptizing is the first one and you never received baptismal instruction, parents are required to attend a baptismal preparation session. Please call the church office to schedule this session.

How do I get married at St. Peter Church?
Call the church office to set up an appointment to speak to our Pastor at least six months ahead of your wedding date and before you begin to make any other arrangements.

How do I sign-up for Religious Education classes for my children?  (Religious Education is transitioning to the name "Faith Formation" in 2012)

Click on Religious Education on the Home page

How do I know the cancellation of Religious Education (Faith Formation) classes due to bad weather?
For Faith Formatino class cancellations due to inclement weather, please watch WFSB Channel 3. Please do not call the church office for this information, because no one will be there to take your calls.

If you have other questions not answered here please call the church office at (860) 345-8018 during Sept - June: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and during July and August: Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.