Book Club December and January

The CSP Book Group will meet at 7100 Euclid Ave on Wednesday, December 5, at 6:30 pm for a holiday social and then at 7:15 for a discussion of the book Exiles: A Novel by Ron Hansen. We will meet in the new CSP meeting space but all should still enter through the front (Euclid Ave) entrance.

Please let us know by December 2 if you plan to come.

Sign up after the liturgy on Sundays or contact Joe or Paula at church or at 216-252-3928 or

Upcoming Books are: JANUARY The Heavens are Empty; Discovering the Lost Town of Trochenbrod by Avrom Bendavid-Val





Simone Campbell SSS has served as Executive Director of NETWORK since 2004. She is a religious leader, attorney and poet, with extensive experience in public policy and advocacy for systemic change. She wrote the famous “nuns’ letter” supporting the reform bill on health care. This action was cited by many as critically important in passing the Affordable Care Act. She was thanked by President Obama and invited to the ceremony celebrating its being signed into law. In 2012, she was also instrumental in organizing “Nuns on the Bus” which received an avalanche of attention across the nation among religious communities, and the media. She served as the Executive Director of JERICHO, the California interfaith public policy organization to protect the interests of people living in poverty. She was the general director of her religious community, the Sisters of Social Service. Simone founded and served for 18 years as the lead attorney for the Community Law Center in Oakland, California. Her presentation will explore what we need to do to reclaim the soul of our democracy through conversation, caring and creative action. Together we will use Catholic Social Teaching to stir up our reflection on our lives, so that we can be more effective and engaged in responding to both the opportunities and needs of our times. Please come ready to engage in the enlivening struggle to be our better selves.

Soul Work: The Art of Mandala Making Diane Pinchot OSU MFA

Saturday September 15

9:30 AM- Noon

Reservations required: Limit 18 persons

Sister Diane Pinchot, OSU is currently the head of the Art Department at Ursuline College. She holds degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Art, Wesleyan University, and Ohio University, where she received her MFA in ceramics. She is a well known artist in metal, silver and ceramics. She is committed to the work of social justice, especially the grass roots effort to close the School of the Americas. Her protest resulted in her serving time in prison. Her most recent work seeks to discover the inherent wisdom of Native American spirituality and the critical role of symbol and dreams in expressing both art and the search for the Holy. Her workshop will focus on how the mandala as a symbolic pattern of the universe has been used in many cultures throughout the centuries. Mystics, indigenous cultures, and contemporary psychologists have created them for healing and for prayer.  In a time when the paradigm is shifting both from within and without, working with and creating mandalas affords us a good space to nourish and honor soul work. They give us the framework of the circle which already has a boundary and yet can hold a space for us to look inward. We will draw them, clay them, pray and dream them during this time together.

Community of St. Peter Book Group

The St. Peter Book Group will meet on September 5th at 7:15 at 7100 Euclid to discuss the book The Heart Aroused by David Whyte.
Our meetings will generally be on the first Wednesday of the month unless there is a schedule conflict.

Upcoming book selections are:
• OCTOBER The Savior, A Novel by Eugene Drucker
• NOVEMBER What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life by James Hollis Ph.D.
• DECEMBER Exiles; A Novel by Ron Hansen
• JANUARY The Heavens are Empty; Discovering the Lost town of Trochenbrod by Avrom Bendavid-Val


Community Day

Community Day
Saturday July 21, 2012
9:00 – 2:30 PM 7100 Euclid
Breakfast Snacks, Coffee and Lunch Provided- Free Will Offering

Our Community of St. Peter came together over two years ago when we discerned individually and communally, the journey we felt called and empowered by God’s Spirit to begin together. During our upcoming Community Day, we invite you to renew that experience of listening for God’s call and mission in our present circumstances.

You are asked to bring some item to share with your small group that expresses or symbolizes what the journey of the last two years has been for you. You will be invited to share in small groups about many of the moments when you have felt especially alive , joyful, or connected as a member of the community of Saint Peter or conversely, times when you have felt blocked or unfree.

After our small group conversations and learning what those in other groups have said, we will listen for patterns, surprises, invitations, and questions in what we have heard from one another. Then, given the journey we have been through and the challenges we are currently facing, we will try to notice together:

  1. What the invitations or next steps are that seem to be emerging to help our faith community grow in love and faithfulness to our mission.
  2. How these steps might express and implement what we have recently affirmed as our community’s mission and values.

Please try to attend this day. We are confident that through our gathering together, the Spirit will bless us with a stronger sense of ourselves as a community as we reflect on our past, shape our present identity, and look ahead to a shared future.