St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church

One Parish ~ Two Locations


Fall Back to Church!

If you're part of our Parish family, but you haven't been to Mass recently, we are excited to have you come back. It's safe, and we miss you!

Or - if you desire a caring, loving community to share your life with, please join us!

We cordially invite you to join us for the celebration of Mass! As of October 1, 2020, the Mass schedule is as follows:

  • Saturdays: 4PM at the Lake Center (INDOOR/OUTDOOR)
    * For outdoor seating, please bring a lawn chair.

  • Sundays: 9AM at the Church (INDOOR)

  • Daily Mass (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday): 12:00PM in the Chapel

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Guidelines for Attending Mass...

  • Prior to attending Mass, check your temperature and if you are not feeling well, remain at home.

  • Plan to arrive no earlier than 30 minutes before Mass begins.

  • Masks must be worn at all times inside the building and a 6-foot physical distance must be maintained between those not in your family.

  • Be prepared to follow entrance and exit directions.

  • Follow instructions given by the ushers for entering, seating, Communion, and exiting.

  • Guidelines prohibit singing at this time and the exchange of peace will be a simple bow.

  • For reception of Communion, wait for the ushers to direct you with your mask in place until you approach the Priest or Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, remove your mask to place Communion in your mouth, and then replace your mask.

  • Please place all financial offerings in the baskets located at the entrances/exits.

  • After the final blessing, remain in your seat until the ushers dismiss you and proceed directly to your vehicle without socializing.


We are excited to announce that St. Peter’s has subscribed to the dynamic online platform FORMED. Enjoy unlimited access to the best Catholic audio talks, movies, eBooks, and online studies from trusted sources like the Augustine Institute, Ignatius Press, The St. Paul Center, and more.

To sign up...

  1. Go to

  2. Search for our Parish by entering the Parish name, city, and/or zip code

  3. Register with your name and email address

  4. Check your email for a link to begin using FORMED

Stay in Touch with Church - Important Parish and Archdiocesan News (9/8/20)

Worship with Us - Mass, Reconciliation, and Adoration (10/1/20)

  • Weekend Masses
    > Saturday, 4PM at the Lake Center
    > Sunday, 9AM at the Church

  • Daily Mass
    > Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 12:00PM in the Chapel in Oakland

  • Reconciliation:
    > Wednesday, 4:30PM in the Chapel in Oakland
    > By appointment - call Father Tom at the office (301-334-2202)

  • Adoration: Wednesday, 5:00PM - 8:00PM in the Chapel in Oakland
    > Rosary at 7:30PM

Parish Information

Church Office: 301-334-2202

Church Fax: 301-334-9006

Church and Office Address: 208 S. 4th Street, Oakland, MD 21550

Lake Center Address: 1140 Mosser Road, McHenry, MD 21541

Office hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:00AM-4:00PM (closed on Fridays)


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General inquiries:

Bills, Invoices, Statements, and Receipts:

> If sending by mail, please send to "Attn: Business Manager"

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

Parish Staff Listing & Contact Information

Father Tom Gills - Pastor (

Brother Art Wolf - Pastoral Assistant

Mrs. Patricia Hines - Office Manager (, ext. 4)

Mrs. Diane Wolfe - Receptionist (

Mrs. Kelly McDonagh - Coordinator of Religious Education (, ext. 6)

Mrs. Betsy Nickel - Business Manager/Finance/HR (

Mr. Neil Krebs - Music Director (

Maria Hines - Sacristan

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

Mrs. Dolores Gloeckl - Lake Center Coordinator

Dave McKenzie - Maintenance (, ext. 7)

Maria and Robbie - Housekeeping (

Patrick O'Brien - Information Technology (

St. Peter, the "Rock"

Jesus calls St. Peter to walk on the water.