Boston Strong!

On Friday, April 17, St. Peter’s Montessori and Elementary students and staff had the go ahead from the city to close the streets off for a benefit Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 2-mile run.

Teachers, parents, and grandparents walked or ran with the students and even more volunteered to patrol streets and intersections and the finish line!  St. Peter’s High School and Junior High students were also there to cheer on the students as they finished the run.

All monies collected were donated to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.  Kristin Nemeth Husty ’96, elementary school physical education teacher, and her husband, Eric, both ran the Boston Marathon this past Monday.  Eric runs ultra marathons so even though he’s not a qualifier runner, he was selected by the Dana Farber Cancer Institute to run Boston with Kristin and raise money for cancer research.  Kristin said it was the hardest marathon they’ve ever ran with the rain and wind and cold.

Kristin has been training students in the physical education classes here at school so they would be ready for the 2-mile run/walk this past Friday.  100% of the money raised goes directly to his cause . . . a cause very close to Kristin’s and Eric’s hearts since Kristin had colon cancer in 2008.  St. Peter’s Elementary School raised $2,500 and Eric raised over $5,000.

Thank you to Kristin and her inspiration to all of us.  Thank you, also, to Mrs. Kristy Hatfield for these wonderful Boston Strong photos!  Thank you to the City of Mansfield and the Mansfield Police Department for their invaluable assistance for this event!

Our friends at RICHLAND SOURCE have a great story about this.  Read it here.

Last-Chance Weekend for ANNIE

Having completed the first weekend of musical performances with rave reviews, the last chances to see the musical ANNIE are this coming Friday, Saturday, and Sunday–April 24, 25, and 26.  Get your tickets at the St. Peter’s Parish Center this week.  Or call 419-524-2572 for more information.

Our friends at Richland Source and the Mansfield News Journal visited the set this past weekend.  Read their stories here!


History Day State Competition

Congratulations to the 7th grade students who advanced to District History Day in Fremont on March 28–Kevin Maxwell, Logan Stewart, Elliana Charette, Cleola Gonzales, Teagan Allen, Zoe Blank, Julia Kearney, Sydney Cavanaugh, Grace Maurer, Lily Beam, and Olivia Togliatti.

Special congratulations to Sydney Cavanaugh and Grace Maurer whose project on Clara Barton earned them the rating of “Superior” and the honor of competing at state on Saturday, April 25, at Ohio Wesleyan University.  Great work and good luck, Sydney and Grace!

Thank you to Mr. Strang, History Day moderator, for this information and for the photos.

Preparing Things for the Franciscan Sisters Celebration

Six senior gentlemen didn’t mind being cramped in the Parish Center elevator in order to deliver from the storage attic to the FAC Atrium the display boards that will be part of the Franciscan Sisters 150th Anniversary celebration this coming Sunday, April 19.

A pictorial history of the Franciscan Sisters in the United States and, in particular, in our area will be included on these boards at the Sunday reception in the Franciscan Activity Center Atrium following the 11:30 a.m. Mass this Sunday.

Thank you to Larry, our maintenance supervisor, and to the six senior gentlemen who helped get things ready for this Sunday’s celebration of our Franciscan Sisters.

ignite – Mark Your Calendars – April 22

When was the last time you walked away from a faith event saying, “That was really amazing”? When you felt something really move you? IGNITE is an unforgettable evening of inspiring worship, word and witness in the presence of Jesus Christ that has been drawing thousands of people, young and old, throughout Northwest Ohio.

Come experience the power of God truly alive and with us. We are hosting an Ignite at St. Peter’s parish on Wednesday night, April 22. The evening begins with the Spark, which includes heavy appetizers and a speaker at 6pm in the church basement. The Ignite worship experience begins at 7pm and lasts until about 8:30pm in the church. The Afterglow follows back in the church basement with fellowship and dessert. Child care will be provided for the entire evening in the Day Care Center of the school building.

If you would like to volunteer for this event, please contact the team leader below in the area of your interest:

Hospitality Team – Kim Randall at
Set up/Take Down Team – Mike Roth at
Prayer Team – Amy Secrist at
Candle Lighting Team – Sheryl Weber at
Food/Fellowship – Missy Saprano at

Read the ignite flyer here.