St. Peter Parish was founded more than 150 years ago to serve German immigrants in Cleveland. Many current parishioners can count ancestors among those early members of the parish. Our historic church is one of only two documented pre-Civil War structures remaining in downtown   Cleveland.  Historic St. Peter Church is recognized as a Cleveland landmark.  

The parish underwent a significant revitalization throughout the 1990s, continuing up until the parish was closed in April 2010. Following a successful appeal to the Vatican, the parish officially reopened on September 9, 2012.

All are welcome to join us for the weekday Mass on Tuesdays at 11:45 a.m. and our Sunday Mass at 11:30 a.m. 

Historic St. Peter Church is located on Superior Avenue close to the Cleveland State University Campus, Superior Arts District and Playhouse Square.

We have an active social justice ministry providing outreach to those in need in our neighborhood.  The Newman Campus Ministry program for Cleveland State University is housed here.                  

We welcome new members and visitors from the downtown Cleveland area and beyond.  

Mission of St. Peter Parish

We are a joyful, intentional urban Catholic parish

continuing a tradition of

welcoming all,

inspiring worship

 and transforming lives.


Core Values of St. Peter Parish


Humble simplicity is at the heart of our sacred space, our worship,

 our focus on what’s important in why we are here.

Honesty and Authenticity 

Everyone has a voice that is heard about anything.

Everyone can be authentic.

     Shared Responsibility

We all are accountable and empowered to be of service

  to one another and to the wider community.


Each person has the freedom to help build the community.