ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY

Cathedral parishioners meet to address the social concerns of our own parish as well as those of our neighbors, by reaching out to the poor and lonely. By coordinating and working with various support agencies and faith communities, they seek ways to involve parish members in works of mercy. The SVdP Cathedral Food Pantry provides food, spiritual and financial aid and clothing to people who live in our area. The SVdP Breakfast for the Needy and Lonely provides a hot breakfast every Saturday in the Cathedral School Café.

Contact: Ron Lassman, 618.550.3883

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

Cathedral of Saint Peter Council #15746

A Catholic, family, fraternal, service organization dedicated to making a difference in the areas of faith, community, family, youth and fellowship.  Through its principles of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism, the Knights of Columbus accomplish many good works in the name of the Church.

Meetings: 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 P.M. in the Undercroft.

Contact: Grand Knight Larry Koesterer 314.520.7895

MINISTRY TO THE HOUSEBOUND

A group of men and women who visit a large number of sick and elderly parishioners in their homes or nursing/care centers, for prayer and personal contact.

Meetings: Meetings are scheduled as needed.

Contact: Susan Wiegers, 618.304.2355

PRO-LIFE

From its beginning, the Church acknowledges, supports, and defends the sanctity of human life. Activities support that Church teaching.

Contact: Deacon Doug Lugge, 618.476.9505

SISTER-DIOCESE: JALAPA, GUATEMALA

The Cathedral Parish partners with the Diocese of Jalapa in Guatemala as our Sister Diocese. Your monthly contributions truly make a difference in the worship and faith formation of our brothers and sisters in faith from Guatemala. Our continued support of the Church in Jalapa expresses our unity with them and the wider Church throughout the world. As the hymn and prayer so beautifully resounds. “One bread, one body, one Lord of all….We are one body in this one Lord.” Click here for pictures of our brothers and sisters in Guatemala.

Contact: Deacon Wayne Weiler, 618.593.2755

WELCOMING COMMITTEE

The Welcoming Committee contacts all new parishioners of the Cathedral Parish and helps them to feel welcome in our parish. They inform new parishioners of the various organizations and activities within the parish and invite them to become active parishioners.

Contact: Margie Schwartz, 618-235.3102

BEREAVEMENT LUNCHEON COMMITTEE

This committee is a friend to families in their hour of sorrow. The Funeral Luncheon Committee can prepare a luncheon after a Cathedral funeral, with prior arrangements.

Contact: Janet Koch, 618-233-7709

SACRED HEART PRAYER CHAIN

The Sacred Heart Prayer Chain solicits prayers for people who call them with a special prayer request.

Meetings: No meetings

Contact: Jennifer Schaefer, 235.5770

WEDNESDAY WORK CREW

This group volunteers its services to maintain the physical needs of the parish:  carpentry, plumbing, electric and many other skills.

Meetings: Every Wednesday from 8:00 A.M.-2:30 P.M.

Contact: Rectory Office 618.234.1166

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA (TROOP 11)

A world brotherhood of boys, ages 11-18 years and their adult leaders, this organization’s purpose is to build leadership, fellowship and loyalty to God and country, as well as physical fitness.

Meetings: Meetings are held at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday evenings.

Contact: Christy Poettker 618.381.2349

CUB SCOUTS (PACK 11)

A younger group of the Boy Scouts of America ages 8-10 years and their adult leaders. Cub Scouts teaches them crafts along with the ideals of Boy Scouting, i.e., leadership, physical fitness and citizenship. There are weekly den meetings (smaller groups of boys) which enables a Den Leader to teach crafts and skills. The Webelos (older Cub Scouts) engage in campouts and outings. Cub Scouts teaches boys physical, mental and spiritual development.

Meetings: Meetings are held weekly as determined by the group leader.

Contact: Kim Schwarzkopf, 541.324.0584

GIRL SCOUTS

Girl Scouts build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Each troop carries out its own plan of action according to the National guidelines for the age appropriate level. Girl Scouts is for kindergarten through 12th grade girls.

Meetings: Troop Meetings are determined by the leaders at the beginning of each school year.

Contact: Rita Schaefer, 618.979.5270

CATHEDRAL ROSARY MAKERS GUILD

The Guild makes rosaries for the Missions, for the homebound, for those in the hospital and nursing homes as well as more elaborate rosaries for special occasions.

Meetings: The Rosary Guild meets on Friday mornings from 9:30 A.M.-Noon in the Undercroft.

Contact: Marilyn Neumeyer 618.234.6293

TOUR GUIDES

Tour guides are members of the Cathedral of Saint Peter who are called upon to give tours of our Cathedral at various times of the year.

Meetings: Training is provided for volunteers.

Contact: Rectory Office, 618.234.1166