St. Peter the Apostle Parish at 812 S. Pearl Ave., Joplin, MO 64801-4396 US - Home
"We, the parishioners of St. Peter's Catholic Church, are led by the Holy Spirit to further our faith community. Through prayer and action we proclaim the Word of God and live out the message and mission of Jesus Christ to know, love, and serve others."
“And so I say to you, you are Peter and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.” - Matthew 16:17
A word from our pastor, Father J. Friedel:
We stand on the shoulders of all who’ve gone before us. From the days of Peter and the early church in Jerusalem to the present day, the Body of Christ is built upon our relationship with Jesus and each other. This frail web of relationships is how the Lord continues to make himself present to us. Gathered around the Lord’s table, we continue to be formed as a family of faith with all of our human messiness.
I am proud to be a member of our parish family. From my vantage point, I see that we are blessed in so many ways that seem solidly set upon rock. I see much opportunity for growth and hope that we do not sink into the stormy seas that so inevitably blow up around us. Peter was a man of intriguing complexity. I find St. Peter the Apostle parish to be the same.
My prayer for us as a parish is summed up well in the following solemn blessing:
The Lord has set you firm within His Church
Which He built upon the rock of Peter’s faith.
May He bless you with a faith that never falters.
With the love of Christ, our Shepherd,
Rev. J. Friedel
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