St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church

One Parish ~ Two Locations


Let God Grace Your Life at St. Peter's!

As we enter into Advent and begin a new liturgical Church year, come receive God's peace, forgiveness, and presence and join us for worship and the Sacraments.

We cordially invite you to join us for the celebration of Mass! Our Mass schedule is as follows:

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

  • Sundays: 9AM at the Church (INDOOR - with additional indoor overflow space available)

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

Click the "Worship with Us" tab (below) for a complete listing of Mass, Reconciliation, and Adoration opportunities.

Click the image below for a full-sized Advent/Christmas schedule.

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 be able to continue our participation in Operation Christmas Child this year by building shoeboxes online!  You can fill a box from the comfort of your home online and spread the Good News to children worldwide.  This is an easy, fast, and inexpensive way to pack shoeboxes and it demonstrates our much-needed love for our global neighbors during this time when we cannot collect boxes in person.  To build a box online, simply click here or the START BUILDING! box above. You can even track where your package goes!  Please help us reach our goal of 50 shoebox gifts packed online by Nov. 20th!  Let’s come together from our homes to support this wonderful ministry.  Contact Kelly for assistance.  Thank You, God Bless You and Happy Packing!

Stay in Touch with Church - Important Parish and Archdiocesan News (11/23/20)

Worship with Us - Mass, Reconciliation, and Adoration (11/24/20)

  • 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:
    > Monday, immediately after Noon Mass for 1 hour in the Chapel in Oakland
    > 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)


Shutterfly Fundraising: Click here.

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.