"Inspiring students to love God, their Catholic faith and learning"

Bessie Coleman, affectionately known as Queen Bess, defied societal norms and discrimination in pursuit of her dream to conquer the skies. Born in 1892, Coleman faced a world that told her that flying was not an option as a woman of color. Undeterred, she worked as a manicurist and maid to finance her aviation aspirations. She ultimately earned her pilot's license on June 15, 1921, becoming the first black woman and first woman of Native American descent to achieve this feat. Despite encountering setbacks and prejudice, Coleman embarked on a brief but remarkable career as an ace pilot, tragically cut short on May 1, 1926, when her plane crashed during a rehearsal flight. Her determination paved the way for future aviators. 

Black History Month, celebrated annually in February, commemorates African Americans' rich and diverse contributions throughout history. As we mark the 48th anniversary of this observance, it serves as a poignant reminder to reflect on the struggles, triumphs, and cultural impact of the black community. Amidst the well-known figures who have played pivotal roles in shaping history, it is essential to shed light on lesser-known but equally influential black leaders. Often operating outside the spotlight, these individuals have made lasting contributions to spirituality and social justice.

A Prayer for Black History Month:

Compassionate God,

who sent Jesus Christ to deliver us from all manner of injustices and inequalities, create in us new hearts and enlarged visions, to see the image of God in every person irrespective of background, race and ethnicity. May we be generous in our love of others as we work towards ending racism and injustice; creating communities of human flourishing, through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.


Preschool Registration 2024-2025

Registration for St. Peter Preschool 2024-2025 School Year

Registration for Preschool has begun!  Applications are now being accepted online through the St. Peter website HERE where you will click on the Application Form link. Also, fill out the form linked below and send it to Mrs. Garner. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Garner at 636-8922 ext 327 or [email protected]

If your child is already an enrolled student at St. Peter Preschool, you will not create a new application. Currently enrolled preschoolers would have received the Preschool Information Form and returned it to school.

PreSchool Information Form

The spirit wear gear store is open until Friday, February 16. Orders usually take 3 weeks to get in after the closing date.

Spirit Wear Gear Store

Knights of Columbus Helias Council 1054

(1822 Tanner Bridge)

February 16 & 23, March 1, 8, 15 & 22

from 4:30-7:00 PM

Eat-in or carry-out

$14 All you can eat fish dinner

$14 Shrimp plate dinner

The February 23rd fish fry will benefit

St. Peter School.

Parents: You may print your own receipt for any fees paid through your FACTS Family Portal.

Log in and go to your Financial Home, select Payment Plan/Billing then click View Details. Select View Payment Summery. You can change the school year and print from the right corner of the page.

The Big Bucks committee is reaching out for donations for the event. If you would like to help or donate please let us know. You can email us at [email protected] and/or please fill out the attached form.

Donor Pledge Form Big Bucks 2024

If you are interested and available to volunteer the night of the event, please sign up HERE


We have about 8 boxes of candy bars left. If you are wanting more, Please let

me know by email or send a note with your kids letting me know how many

more boxes you are wanting. [email protected]. Please return all money for

the candy bars by this Friday, February 16th .

Schoolstore.com fundraising information has been sent home this week with all

the students. This is a great fundraiser for our teachers to get the supplies they

need for their classrooms. Please consider participating in this fundraiser to

help the school and your teachers out. Plus the kids will receive a cute little

plush sea life creature when you fill out the packet and return the envelope to

school with a code.


MARCH 7, 2024 at 7:00PM

The date of the winter concert for students in grades 2, 3 & 4 has been changed to Thurs., Mar. 7. With so many days off and shortened schedules,

 it became apparent that we would not have enough time to adequately prepare the students and their special parts for the winter concert.  

Meet Our Staff

Name: Kelsey Thurman

Years in Education: I started teaching at St Peter Catholic school in Fall 2021. Before coming to Saint Peter I worked with Pre-k through elementary students and college students in various educational settings. 

Degrees/Education: I am a classically trained Artist specializing in Traditional Illustration, with a Bachelors of Science in Religious Studies, emphasis in Ancient Greek & Exegesis, from Missouri State University. I am currently a Master's student as well. Go Bears!

Church: I am a confirmed Lutheran at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Festus, MO. 

A little bit about yourself: I am certified to teach Hatha Yoga, and I love teaching meditative and regulation skills to students. I have a dream of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in my 30's era with my husband, Zach. I have three ginormous felines, Duke, Donut and Little Mi-O, who enjoy big snoozes and zoomies. I am very grateful to be teaching at St Peter's and sharing the Fine Arts with our community!

2024 PAL Baseball/Softball Registration

2024 PAL Baseball/Softball Registration is now open. The deadline is February 18th. This year we are adding Girls Softball. We will offer the following Leagues:

Boys K

Boys 1st grade

Boys 2nd grade

Girls 1st & 2nd grade

Please register: HERE

Please use your sons/daughter’s CURRENT GRADE for the signup.

If you have additional questions or are interested in coaching PAL BASEBALL, please contact Mark Schell at [email protected].

If you have additional questions or are interested in coaching PAL SOFTBALL, please contact Travis Reinsch ([email protected]) and/or Kelly Fick at ([email protected])

Thank you.


You’ve been nominated!

We’ve got good news! Our School has been nominated by your teachers and parents for the Catholic Schools Week promotion from Tiny Saints and 4 Marks Printing. You are one step closer to winning a free Tiny Saint for every student and t-shirt of your patron saint for every staff member - a prize valued up to $10,000.

Now, all you have to do is get as many votes for your school as you are able. Voting is easy, make sure you send your school’s teachers, parents, friends, parishioners, and anyone else 18 years of age and older to the link to vote. You will then be entered into a raffle and one lucky school to be chosen. The more votes you submit, the greater your likelihood to win. Just keep in mind that this is only open to people 18 years of age and older - students are not allowed to participate.

Every vote increases our probability of winning, so don't delay in working to win this gift so our teachers and students can grow in devotion to their patron saint.

The voting window closes February 22nd at midnight, and the winner will be announced on February 23rd. 

Click Here to Vote! Or visit TinySaints.com

Church News

Lenten Regulations and Admonitions for 2024

To foster a greater spirit of penance, reparation for sin, and to encourage self-denial, which guide us more closely in the footsteps of Christ, the Church reminds us of the obligations of fasting and abstinence during Lent and also admonishes us all to deeper prayer and worship. Click HERE for a detailed overview of lenten regulations and admonitions.

Preparing for Lent: Liturgy Guides Now Available

The Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions has released liturgical preparation aids for Lent. Links to both the English and Spanish versions are below.

We cordially invite you to join us at St. Peter for sung Vespers at 5:00PM on the Sundays of February 18, March 3, and March 17. Vespers will be immediately followed by a small recital at around 5:35PM. Vespers alone should last around 35 minutes, and together, with Vespers and Recital together lasting around an hour.

Sunday, March 3, 2024 nationally acclaimed speaker, Jason Evert, will be sharing not one, but TWO of his critically acclaimed talks.

Purified: A Life-Changing Event for Families (ages 13+)


The Innocence of the family is under attack like never before. Come and discover how to protect and heal yours. This chastity presentation is for teens, parents and adults.

Gender & The Theology of Your Body (Ages 13+)


What's the meaning of sex, gender, and the human body? The truth of masculinity and femininity are being questioned like never before. Discover how your body as a man or woman reveals your identity and calling.

Mass has been added to the schedule from 5:00-5:45PM. There will be a dinner break from 6:00-6:30PM, the meal is included with your ticket.

Also, to wrap up the evening, there will be the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Eucharistic Adoration from 6:30-7:00PM.

Everyone will leave with free resources to continue your understanding and journey with the Chastity Project.

To see more on the event or to purchase your tickets, scan the QR code on the flyer below.

Quick Reference Guide to the Diocese of Jefferson City Stewardship Model

Catholic Stewardship Renewal/Time and Talent Form


  • To Pray: that is, attend Mass faithfully in the parish on weekends and Holy Days.
  • To Participate: that is, to use one’s time and talents to strengthen the parish community and advance the Gospel.
  • To Sacrificially Give: that is, pledge and remain current on a tithe of financial first fruits to support the life and ministries of the parish. The goal is 8% to the parish and 2% to other worthy charities.

Important Dates

Thursday, February 15, B Day

Friday, February 16, C Day Spirit Wear Store Closes

Monday, February 19, NO School President's Day

Tuesday, February 20, A Day

Wednesday, February 21, B Day

Thursday, February 22, C Day

Friday, February 23, A Day


Click on the link to see the attachment:

February Menu

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St. Peter Catholic School Webpage

For questions, concerns or comments related to school, please see below for contact information.

If it relates to general classroom instruction, homework, schedules please talk to the classroom teacher.

If it relates to attendance: [email protected]

If it relates to general school information such as calendar items, school uniform, fees, lunch, etc: [email protected] or [email protected]

If you need the school nurse: [email protected] or [email protected]

If it relates to policy, safety, &/or discipline: [email protected]

If it relates to administration: [email protected] 

If it relates to enrollment or counseling: [email protected][email protected] or [email protected]

If it relates to athletics: [email protected]

St. Peter Catholic School

314 West High Street

Jefferson City, MO 65101