St. Mary's Congregation, Paragould, was organized by Monsignor John Eugene Weibel, in December, 1883. Since there was no church building in Paragould at the time, the first Mass was celebrated in the Commercial Hotel, which was owned by John Staudt. Soon after its foundation, the small parish began to grow. The Kasper, Springle, and Meistrel families moved to Paragould, and were added to the parish.
St. Joseph was founded in 1858 by French immigrants and tended to the many Catholics who migrated to the new state of Arkansas from all over the world. Many of the original parish members were businessmen, farmers and loggers who lived in the area. The parish began to grow after the dirt roads were paved and the new church was built in the 1920’s.
Welcome to St. Peter Catholic Church. Eucharist is the source and summit of our spirituality. Our beautiful and reverent celebration of the Mass and the choir on Sunday will give you an oasis of grace to live your faith. We invite you to be a part of our Celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on Sundays at 9 A.M (English), 11 A.M (Spanish) and 8.30 on week days.