St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church

One Parish ~ Two Locations


Message from Father Tom Gills, Pastor, 15 May 2021

Dearly Beloved,

Thank you for your faithfulness, prayerfulness, and patience throughout the pandemic! Please see the latest directives from the Archdiocese of Baltimore which we will implement immediately.

Best of Blessings +++

Father Tom


From: Christian Kendzierski

Sent: Sat, May 15, 2021 at 8:34 AM

Subject: *COVID-19 Guidance Update - Wearing of Masks

Good Morning,

As a result of Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s most recent announcement lifting the indoor mask requirement, the wearing of masks is no longer mandated on parish campuses in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, unless it is required by the local jurisdiction. This is effective immediately. Wearing masks is still strongly encouraged for those who are not vaccinated. Social distancing of 3 ft.* is still required inside of buildings. Please note that Archdiocesan schools will be issuing separate guidance in the coming days.

Thank you,

Christian Kendzierski

Executive Director of Communications

Archdiocese of Baltimore


Guidelines for Attending Mass... (updated 15 May 2021)

  • Prior to attending Mass, check your temperature. If you have an elevated temperature, or are not feeling well, please remain at home.

  • A 3-ft.* physical distance must be maintained between those not in your family when inside Church buildings.

  • Follow any instructions given by the ushers for entering the building, being seating, receiving Communion, and exiting the building.


* The Archdiocese had recently reduced the social distancing gap from 6 ft. to 3 ft.

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 "Summer" Mass schedule is in effect and runs from Memorial Day weekend through and including Labor Day weekend:


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


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

  • 11AM at the Lake Center (INDOOR and OUTDOOR - weather permitting) * For outdoor seating, please bring a lawn chair.

Daily Mass

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


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Stay in Touch with Church - Important Parish and Archdiocesan News (6/2/21)

Worship with Us - Mass, Reconciliation, and Adoration (6/7/21)

  • Weekend Masses
    > Saturday, 4PM at the Lake Center
    > Sunday, 9AM at the Church
    ** During our
    Summer season beginning 30 May 2021 through and including
    05 Sep 2021, we offer one additional Mass :

    > Sunday, 11AM at the Lake Center

  • 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:
    > 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 (