St. Peter is a Roman Catholic Parish in the city of Geneva and part of the Aurora Deanery which is under the Rockford Diocese under the Most Reverend David J. Malloy. We are the parish home for a vibrant faith-filled community of 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 welcomed and encouraged to join our parish community as we serve the Lord through worship and prayer, service to others and social activities. Our parish community adheres to traditional Catholic practices and is known for its rich liturgical celebrations and devotion to the Sacraments, particularly the Eucharist. The Blessed Sacrament receives special reverence, with around the clock adoration from Monday 9:00 AM through Friday, 6:00 PM in our Panis Angelicus Adoration Chapel. There are many opportunities to serve and be served within this parish home. We sponsor over 60 ministries and organizations that help the church community or local community in a variety of ways. You can learn about them by clicking on the Ministries tab on our homepage.
All are welcome at St. Peter Parish. Most of our parish families reside in Geneva, but we have also attracted singles and families 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.
We have 2 priests in residence responsible for our parish, Fr. Martins Emeh, JCL (Pastor) and Fr. Michael Chernetzki (Parochial Vicar). Mike Zibrun and Mike Sullivan are permanent Deacons serving our parish, helping out with Baptisms, some marriage matters, prayer services, special blessings, assisting at Masses, ministering to parishioners and more.
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. This is also the case for Geneva Care & Rehabilitation Center and Arden Courts. We are blessed with help from neighboring priests and pastoral care ministers who graciously assist us in these areas when 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.
Our vision for our faith community is that everyone has fallen head over heels in love with God, who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit! And that this tremendous love will grow as we seek God's grace in our lives through worship, community, and service. In pursuing our vision, we fulfill our mission and expand God's Kingdom on earth.