About Our Parish

A Parish is Created

Property for St. Peter church and rectory was purchased on October 10, 1929 for $4,700.00 from the Quong Tuck Lung Co. Bishop O'Dea sent a letter to the surrounding parishes announcing the creation of St. Peter parish on February 3, 1931. With Mr. Frank McMahon as the architect, ground was broken on the site on June 2, 1931 for the church. Actual construction began the week of June 28, 1931, and the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Gustave Archtergael, paster of St. Alphonsus Church in north Seattle, laid the cornerstone on October 15, 1931. After a little over four months, and at a cost of only $21,448.00, the church was completed. On All Saints Day, November 1, 1931, the ceremonies of Dedication were held with the Rt. Rev. Msr. Daniel A. Hanly, P.A., V.G. officiating. The Rev. Hugh Lynch, our first pastor, was the celebrant at the Solemn Mass that followed, and Monsignor Hanly preached the sermon.

Former Pastors, Resident Priests, and Pastoral Assistants

  • 1931 - 1936 Rev. Hugh Lynch
  • 1936 - 1966 Rev. John Murphy
  • 1966 - 1980 Rev. John McMahon
  • 1980 - 1981 Rev. Msgr. John Doogan
  • 1982 - 1982 Most Rev. Nicolas Walsh
  • 1982 - 1987 Rev. Edmund Kearney
  • 1987 - 1988 Rev. Ed Vernon, Rev. Paul Serruys Assisting
  • 1988 - 1993 Rev. Mathew Naumes
  • 1993 - 1996 Dennis Lucey, Pastoral Assistant
  • 1993 - 1994 Rev. Robert Scheidler
  • 1994 - 1998 Rev. Clay Meyer
  • 1996 - 2016 Linda Lopez Liang, Pastoral Coordinator
  • 1998 - 2010 Rev. Peter J. Duggan
  • 2010 - 2015 Rev. Lyle Konan
  • 2015 - Present Rev. Paulino Felino

St. Peter the Apostle

The patron saint of our parish is Peter the Apos­tle. Peter was a native of Bethsaida near Lake Tiberias. First named Simon, he lived and worked as a fisherman with his brother Andrew who introduced him to Jesus. Jesus gave Simon the name “Cephas”, the Aramaic equivalent of Peter (The Rock) in Greek. Peter was the chosen leader of the apostles and is mentioned more frequently in the Gospels than any other apostle. He became the first pope of the Catholic Church and was crucified at the foot of Vatican Hill in Rome. The church celebrates his feast day on June 29th.