September & October Events at St. Peter Church

Prayer Walk at the Meadows at Plato Price

Wednesday, September 20, 8:00-9:00 am

Join Habitat Charlotte Region and Myers Park United Methodist Church for a Prayer Walk at the Meadows at Plato Price.

We’ll remember the history of this nine-acre site off Morris Field Drive,

which will become a 27-affordable home community.

There also will be an opportunity to tour a nearly completed home. 

2023 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project Charlotte Church Partners Build Schedule: 

Living with an Aging Brain: A Survival Guide

with Dr. Charles H. Edwards

Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 5:30 pm

5:30 pm

Benedict Hall, 2nd floor

Join us for a presentation by Dr. Chuck Edwards, the founding physician of Memory and Movement Charlotte and noted local author.


A masterful storyteller, Dr. Edwards blends his own experience with stories of patients and the scientific context for cognitive changes with a healthy dose of humor. Dr. Edwards will explore themes of adaptation and growth as our brains change, and how to embrace those changes with positivity and flexibility.


(Sponsored by the Sages and open to all—caregivers may find the presentation helpful.)


Background: Dr. Charles H. Edwards is the founding physician of Memory & Movement Charlotte (MMC). After 30 years as a cardiovascular surgeon, Dr. Edwards developed a tremor in his hand that compelled him to embrace a different medical specialty.

Deeply affected by caring for his parents, both of whom had dementia, he completed dementia care training at Johns Hopkins Medical Institute in Baltimore and returned to Charlotte to establish MMC in 2013.

The non-profit medical practice treats patients with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and related disorders and also treats their caregivers. The practice develops a care plan for each family that includes clinical treatment, education and emotional support, and a commitment to providing the time and attention required to navigate every step of the complex journey ahead.

Learn more at


Questions? Email St. Peter Sages




Guest Speaker District Attorney Spencer Merriweather

Sunday, Oct. 1 after the 9:00 am Mass

10:15 to 11:15 am in Biss Hall


St. Peter parishioner and Mecklenburg County District Attorney Spencer Merriweather

will provide an overview of the criminal justice system in the United States,

along with trends and actions in North Carolina and Mecklenburg County.

He’ll cover the racial impact of mass incarceration, the pivotal role of the DA

and alternative programs that have been implemented in our county. 

Spencer Merriweather is District Attorney for Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, after having been appointed in 2017 by NC Governor Roy Cooper and elected to full terms in 2018 and 2022. DA Merriweather previously served as an Assistant District Attorney for over a decade, prosecuting cases ranging from sexual assault and domestic violence crimes to drug trafficking and homicides. For a full year, he was the assigned prosecutor in three different Drug Recovery Courts, where he served as part of a treatment team, helping offenders confront addiction.


Since taking office, Merriweather has emphasized victim-centered responses to domestic, sexual and child violence, expanded access to restorative justice programs, and led the call for a Family Justice Center in Mecklenburg County. DA Merriweather earned his law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his undergraduate degree from Princeton University. DA Merriweather serves as a Board Member of the National District Attorneys Association, an Executive Committee member of the NC Conference of District Attorneys, and, in 2024, will become Board Chair for the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys. He’s an active member of the National Association of Black Prosecutors and a past President of the Mecklenburg Bar Foundation. In 2021, he was appointed to the NC Chief Justice’s Task Force on Adverse Childhood Experienced-Informed Courts.



Join us for a 4-week exploration of the Examen prayer starting at the end of October.

The Examen is a little daily prayer of awareness of God’s presence and unceasing love in our lives.


St. Ignatius described it as the 15-minute prayer that will change your life.

A prayer that not only reveals God’s perspective on your everyday life but deepens your awareness of the merciful and unconditional love of God.

This retreat is appropriate for those who have not prayed the   Examen as well as those who desire a richer understanding of the prayer.

We are offering three meeting options:

  • Zoom on Wednesdays, 6:30-7:45 pm, Oct. 25–Nov. 15 session led by C.J. Lawing and Bea Staub


  • In-person at the Ignatius House on Sundays, after the 9:00 am Mass (10:15-11:15 am), Oct. 29-Nov. 19 session led by Jim Reichard and Jeff Capwell

  • Spanish, In-person at the Ignatius House on Sundays, 12:30-1:45 p.m., Oct. 29-Nov. 19 session led by Carmen San Juan, Bea Staub and Elena Suarez Dellinger