St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church

One Parish ~ Two Locations


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

Please come and join us for worship and the Sacraments, and receive God's peace, forgiveness, and presence.

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.


We are always looking for better ways to communicate with you, so St. Peter’s has joined Flocknote, an exciting Catholic email and texting service that will let us connect with you more efficiently and effectively. You don’t have to download anything and it only takes about 2 minutes so you can receive weather cancellations, special events, and Ministry updates. All communication comes from St. Peter’s through Flocknote, so you won’t receive spam and you can unsubscribe at any time.

To register, fill in the quick form (to the right), click on "Uno" the Sheep (to the left), or text SPACP to 84576 from your phone.

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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.

What to expect when you return to Mass (REVISED).

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

Worship with Us - Mass, Reconciliation, and Adoration (2/16/21)

  • 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:
    > First Wednesday of the month, 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, 6:00PM-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)


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 (