Supporting Organizations

Pastoral Council The Parish Pastoral Council is consultative to the pastor and operates under the principles of shared responsibility and accountability. Contact: Pat Ellis, Chairperson – 656-0707 pellis@rgare.com Finance Council The Finance Council advises the pastor in all church and school financial matters. Its mission is to have open communication with the entire parish about our financial situation. Other goals include setting monetary policy and procedure, analyzing current and past financial reports and making recommendations to ensure financial stability. Contact: Mike Benker – 345-4343  

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Parish History

In 1856 the first frame building church was built on land still owned by the parish. From these beginnings, we have seen this parish grow from a struggling Mission Church to the large parish it is today. From that frame church there came a beautiful church, a large school, a convent, a rectory/parish office and a parish center, but even more important than the buildings, from that mere handful of dedicated Catholics, the parish has grown to become one of the outstanding parishes in the Springfield Diocese. Our parish continues to grow spiritually and physically. In the early years of

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Ss. Peter & Paul Cemetery

In 1865, Rev. Anthony Rustige purchased the first land for the cemetery at the end of East Main Street. The last land acquisition was a gift of the Hedden family in 1962. As late as 1890 the cemetery was still outside the city limits. Orient Street was the boundary. Over 4,000 people are buried here, including five priests: Rev. Francis Sheila and Msgr. B. N. Manning, both born in Ireland, Rev. Charles Muskus, Rev. Vincent Jalinsky, and Rev. Ron Nesbitt. Burials also include veterans of every war since the Civil War. A special mass is said at the cemetery on Memorial

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Parish Staff

Parish Office  207 Vandalia St.   Collinsville, IL 62234 Phone 618-345-4343 Fax 618-345-1145 Office Hours Monday thru Thursday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm   Friday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm     Father John Beveridge, Pastor 618-345-4343, Ext. 100 frjohn@saintspeter-paul.org   Deacon Jim Hill 618-345-4343, Ext. 104 deaconjim@saintspeter-paul.org   Deacon Jimmy Ghiglione, Director of Faith Formation 618-345-4343, Ext.101 jghiglione@saintspeter-paul.org   Maggie Brennan, Pastoral Care Coordinator 618-345-4343, ext. 111 mmb@pcsinow.com   Camille Emig-Hill, Director Human Resources and Communications 618-345-4343 chill@saintspeter-paul.org   Kimberly Zagorski, Faith Formation Coordinator 618-345-4343, Ext. 103 kzagorski@saintspeter-paul.org   Angie Auer, Administrative Assistant 618-345-4343 aauer@saintspeter-paul.org   Leslie Duff, Facilities Coordinator 618-345-4343

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