You are welcome here.

We welcome new members and visitors to join us to worship in our beautiful downtown, Cleveland church.

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.                  

Founded more than 150 years ago to serve German immigrants in Cleveland, many parishioners count ancestors among the early parish members. The church has landmark status and is one of only two documented pre-Civil War structures remaining in downtown Cleveland.  

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

We are a vibrant, unique parish under the care of the Capuchin Franciscan Friars of the  St. Augustine Province.  

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.