St. Peter the Apostle Church ~ St. Peter at the Lake Center
Our Parish - Two Locations

 Welcome to St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church. Thank you for visiting our website. We hope this website will provide you with helpful information to stay connected to our Parish. Whether you are a local parishioner, seasonal parishioner or a visitor of beautiful Garrett County, we invite you to join us at Mass and celebrate the Holy Eucharist with our parish family. Please feel free to call the office with any question or comments. We look forward to spending time in worship with you. 


-Fr. Tom Gills, Pastor 


Read Archbishop Lori's Pastoral Letter, "A Light Brightly Visible - Lighting the Path to Missionary Discipleship".  (Click here for PDF.)  (Click here for eBook.)

Click here to read Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation on Love in the Family, or "The Joy of Love".

The Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary Masses 
are August 14th 7:00 pm at the Church 
and August 15th 12:00 noon at the Lake Center.

Saturday May 25th thru Sunday September 1st 2019
Weekend Masses
Saturdays at 4PM Lake Center 
Sunday at 9AM Oakland 
Sunday at 11AM  Lake Center 

Daily Masses 

See the bulletin for exceptions.

Adoration Thursdays from 6-8 PM in the Chapel in the Office Bldg in Oakland

MASS TIMES AND LOCATIONS (as of September 9, 2017)

The following weekend Mass schedule is in effect beginning Saturday, 
May 25th, 2019 at 4Pm until September 2nd, 2019 at 11AM. 

Saturday, 4:00PM (Year Round)
St. Peter at the Lake Center - Deep Creek Lake
1140 Mosser Road, McHenry, MD  21541

Sunday, 9:00AM (Year Round)
St. Peter the Apostle Church - Oakland
208 South Fourth Street, Oakland, MD  21550

Sunday, 11:00AM (from Memorial Day to Labor Day) 
St. Peter at the Lake Center - Deep Creek Lake
1140 Mosser Road, McHenry, MD  21541

Daily Mass  
Parish Hall, Lower Level (at the Oakland Church)
(Enter from parking lot, through door marked "Office".)
    Monday: 12:00 PM
    Tuesday:8:15 AM
    Wednesday: 12:00PM
    Thursday: 815AM
    Friday: No Mass office closed 

Daily Mass during inclement weather...
If Garrett County schools are closed or dismissed before lunch, there will be no 12:00 noon Masses (Monday or Wednesday).  If Garrett County schools are closed or delayed at all, there will be no 8:15AM Mass on Tuesday or Thursdays.

* Prior to Mass, as available
* By appointment

Church Office:


Mailing Address:
    208 South Fourth Street, Oakland, MD  21550

Office Hours:
    Monday - Thursday, 8AM - 4PM (Closed on Friday)


General Inquiries:

Bills, Invoices, Statements, and Receipts:
    (If mailing, please send to "Attn: Business Manager")

Corporators - Officers of the Parish
   Mrs. Carol Gregg
   Mr. Bill Meagher 

Fr. Tom Gills - Pastor, 

Msgr. Paul Byrnes - Weekend Assistant

Brother Art Wolf - Pastoral Assistant

Mrs. Patrica Hines - Office Manager ext. 4

Diane Wolfe  - Receptionist

Mrs. Kelly McDonagh
Coordinator of Religious Education, ext. 6

Betsy Nickel   - Business Manager (Finance, HR)

Youth Director

Mr. Neil Krebs - Music Director

Miss Maria Hines - Sacristan

Mr. Fred Gregg & Mr. Bill Ewing - Head Ushers

Mrs. Dolores Gloeckl - Lake Center Coordinator

Dave McKenzie ext. 7

Maria And Robbie Housekeeping