Father Daniel O’Neill Passes – A note from The Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown

The Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown is mourning the passing of the Very Reverend Daniel J. O’Neill, VF, Pastor of Saint Peter Parish in Somerset and Dean of the Southern Deanery. Father O’Neill passed on October 29 following complications from an extended illness. He was 68 years old. Father O’Neill was born in Carbondale, Pennsylvania, and was ordained a priest on May 8, 1976, at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Altoona. He served as Pastor of Saint Peter since 2008 and Dean since 2010. Over the years, Father O’Neill served at various parishes throughout the diocese, including pastorates at the […]

ARISE Together in Christ!

How will parishioners sign up to join a faith sharing group?   St. Peter’s small faith groups will begin to form on Sign-Up Sunday which will take place the weekend of September 8 and 9 after all masses. Sign-ups to join, or form a small faith group, will continue throughout the month of September. Parishioners will be given two options for joining a faith sharing group.   Option 1:  Parishioners are invited to form a faith sharing group on their own (Friends, family, neighbors), designating a group leader/co-leader, or representative. On sign-up Sunday the group leader/representative will register the group […]

ARISE Together In Christ!

The ARISE Together in Christ process will be implemented at our parish in the early fall of 2018. It has begun with a period of formation for the ARISE Parish Team, a group of 8-10 parishioners who will lead the parish through this process of spiritual renewal. Once begun, it will be an opportunity for parishioners to participate in small faith-sharing communities that meet in homes and other locations throughout the parish. The next three years we will reflect on basic Gospel themes: This unfolds over five periods of time called seasons each of which lasts six weeks. Season 1 […]