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About Us

St. Peter is a Roman Catholic Parish in the city of Geneva, Illinois, and part of the Aurora Deanery, under the Rockford Diocese and the Most Reverend Bishop David J. Malloy. We are a welcoming, faith-filled community of 2700+ families, many of whom have worshipped and learned as part of the St. Peter community for generations. While these parish families represent a strong, continuous thread in our parish history, new individuals and families are warmly welcomed and encouraged to join our parish family as we serve the Lord through worship and prayer, service to others and social activities.

St. Peter adheres to traditional Catholic practices and is known for its rich liturgical celebrations and devotion to the Sacraments. The Blessed Sacrament receives special reverence, with around the clock adoration from Monday 9:00 a.m. through Saturday 6:00 p.m. in our Panis Angelicus Adoration Chapel. There are many opportunities to serve and be served within the parish. We sponsor over 50 ministries and organizations that help the parish or local community in a variety of ways. You can learn more about our ministries by clicking on the Ministries tab on our homepage.

All are welcome at St. Peter Parish. Most of our parishioners reside in Geneva, but we also have people from many other communities. We ask that our parishioners become an active part of our parish through participation in worship, spiritual growth activities, service to others and financial support.

Fr. Jonathan Bakkelund, is the parochial administrator of St. Peter Parish. Assisting him is Parochial Vicar Fr. Ariel Valencia and Greg D'Anna, Permanent Deacon. 

Delnor Community Hospital is within our parish boundaries. We are primarily responsible for pastoral care of all Catholic patients during their stay in the hospital, as well as at Bria Health Services and Arden Courts. We are blessed with help from neighboring priests and pastoral care ministers who graciously assist at these facilities as they are able or when we need back-up.

Our parish, most importantly, is one made up of God’s children. One’s age, gender and role in life have meaning because of our faith, hope and love for one another, our community and the world around us.

Parish Vision Statement:

St. Peter Catholic Church is a welcoming, faith-filled, evangelizing community, centered on Christ, where all members live and encourage lives of discipleship and stewardship.

Parish Mission Statement

To inspire parishioners to live a Christ-centered life of discipleship and stewardship focused on prayer, faith, service, care of creation, sacrificial giving and evangelization.

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Would you like to learn more?

Click here to learn about the art and architecture of the church.

Click here to learn about our patron, Saint Peter.

Click here to see a historical timeline of St. Peter Parish.

Click here to learn about our Parish Renewal