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Dear Parishioners,

In our parish and school there is always something to do and improve.  I would like to share with you another change we are making to improve our parish and school.  At this time, we are touching a subject of cleanness of our facilities.  We did a lot of evaluations on the issue and I came to the conclusion that there is a need of action and that we need to go in a different direction than we have been doing on this field.  Our parish and school facility is overbooked with events and meetings, which is a good problem to have, however, to keep our facility clean and in order, we need to change the cleaning schedule.  Beginning in April, we will have an outside vendor who will provide cleaning services to us.  They will be working night shifts all the time and have one person during the day in the school to make sure everything is taking care of.  Right now we are cleaning during the day and it is not working for us, since we always have people inside the buildings.  With that said, our present cleaning crew, which is only 2 people for our big plant, will retire.  I would like to thank Ed Cantino and Brian O’Callaghan for their work.  I hope the new change will bring us to the point that everyone will be satisfied.  Lastly, I would like to ask you, please send me emails if you see that something is not being done right in our parish or school.  If I don’t know than I can’t do anything about it.  I heard a lot of comments, second hand, which is not a good way of communicating.  Please be open with me so we can make our place better to worship and exercise our faith.

With prayer,

Fr. G

 

GolgothaLenten and Holy Week Schedule at Saint Peter

Click HERE to view the Lenten and Holy Week schedule.

Crusader CrossGood Friday Collection for the Holy Land

The annual “Good Friday Collection for the Holy Land” will be taken up in all parishes on Friday, April 3rd. All Christians are united in a special way during Holy Week and Easter. Christians in the Holy Land continue to suffer from the effects of war and religious intolerance. While we hear daily about the tragic violence and instability plaguing the Middle East, we hear little about the shrinking Christian communities in Israel and Palestine. These Christians are struggling to live and worship in their ancestral land, the land of Christ’s birth, death, and resurrection. Please help support our brothers and sisters in the Holy Land by giving to this special Good Friday Collection. This pontifical collection allows the Franciscans, custodians of the Holy Land for over 800 years, to continue caring for Christianity’s holiest sites and for God’s people in the Holy Land.

For more information about Holy Land Christian issues, visit holysepulchre.net/holyland/index.html. Please be generous in your support to sustain Christianity in the Holy Land.

StephenMinistry

Lenten Journey to Wholeness

Stephen Minister are not therapists or problem solvers; they are caregivers.  Only God can bring about healing, forgiveness and hope.  Stephen Ministers are trained to listen and pray, to be reliable and non-judgmental, and to help care receivers express their feelings.  Focusing on caring and not on curing means Stephen Ministers are there for as long as the process takes, and trust that God works in His own time to provide wholeness. If you would like a Stephen Minister for your Lenten journey to wholeness, call Therese Davern at the parish office 481-3511 or email therese.davern@petertherock.org.

Stephen Ministry Volunteers Needed

Have you been trained as a Stephen Minister and would like to be a part of this ministry?  We are looking for trained Stephen Ministers to help with an ever increasing need in our parish.  If interested or want to know more, contact: Luci Lambrech (239-398-5247) or llambrech@yahoo.com) or Vicky McAdams (719-491-6969) or Victoria.McAdams@aspenpointe.org.

Confirmation Pope FrancisUpcoming Important Faith Formation Events

Please remember the children preparing for First Communion and Confirmation in your prayers.  Confirmation is April 13th at 6:30PM.   First Communion Masses are April 19, 10:30 Mass and April 26 at both 8:00 and 10:30 Masses.

Summer VBS will be held June 22-25, from 8:45 – 12:15. We are looking for adult and high school volunteers to help with decorating and set-up, as well as working with groups of children during the week. If you are interested in helping call or email Shirley at 481-3511 x1090 or Shirley.michalak@petertherock.org.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to the Homebound Needed

Do you enjoy visiting people?  Do you have a love for the Eucharist?  Would you like to bring Christ to those unable to join us for our Sunday celebrations?  We are looking for people willing to be on call to take Communion to those who are sick or homebound.  You must be a confirmed and practicing Catholic to be a part of this ministry.  Training is on Tuesday, April 21, 6:30—8:30pm in the Large Conference Room in the church.  Contact Therese Davern at 481-3511 X 1130 or therese.davern@petertherock.org with any questions.

Green Thumb Ministry

Like to garden?  Enjoy getting outside?  Want to help keep our church looking great?  Need some volunteer hours?  Consider joining the Green Thumb ministry.  We meet on the third Saturdays from 9:00 am to Noon starting April 18th and going through October.  Everyone is welcome for whatever dates and times you can make.  Contact Steve Hadfield at 719-210-2742 or steve@hadfield-family.net for more information and to get your name on our notification list.  Did we mention that there will be donuts?

lunch bunchMinistry Meals Coordinator Needed

St. Peter is looking for someone to coordinate the Ministry Meals.  This ministry brings Christ to others in their times of trial and difficulty by providing home cooked meals for parish families welcoming new babies, those who are homebound, suffering loss, or facing other life challenges.  If you are interested in heading this ministry or would like to volunteer for this ministry, please call Therese Davern at 719-481-3511 or email therese.davern@petertherock.org.

stmoreReligious Freedom

We must continue our prayers for our nation and become educated, articulate, and active supporters of our religious freedom.  St. Thomas More, Patron of Religious Freedom, Pray for Us. To voice your opinion in the public square, you can contact your elected representatives as follows reference religious liberty in America:

Charitable Needs

  • April Tri-Lakes Cares Requests: Toilet paper, Paper towels, Baked beans or pork n beans, Spaghetti sauce, Tuna or hamburger helper, Juice boxes or pouches (like Capri Sun), Sugar – one pound boxes or bags, Coffee – small cans or bags, regular ground.

Main Office: phone (719) 481-3511, 55 N. Jefferson St., Monument, CO, Monument, CO 80132 (see map). Questions or suggestions about the website, please contact us.