- Welcome to St Peter Catholic Church in this Diocesan Year of the Family and Marriage
With great joy I would like to share with you that one of our own parishioners, Donald Rank, made his Profession of Solemn Vows on July 27 at 5:30pm at the Annunciation Church in Denver. In the presence of the Capuchin Franciscan community, his parents, friends and even some St. Peter parishioners, Brother Donald said his vows. I would like to wish him many blessings on his way to the priesthood.
The profession was done during Mass. The Rite of Profession includes the following commitments made by Brother Donald: poverty, chastity and obedience. A consecrated person testifies that Jesus is the example in whom all virtue finds its perfection. In this way, the way of life that the Son of God accepted upon entering the world is always present in the Church and continuously shown forth in the world.
After a few testimonies about Brother Donald, he made his vows saying, “Since for the glory of God, the Lord has given me this grace of living more perfectly and with a firm will the Gospel of Jesus Christ, I, Br. Donald Rank, vow for all the days of my life, to live in obedience, without anything of my own, and in chastity according to the Rule of St. Francis, confirmed by Pope Honorius III and according to the General Constitutions of the Order of Capuchin Friars Minor. Therefore, with all my heart, I give myself to this brotherhood, that through the work of the Holy Spirit, the intercession of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, our Father Francis and all the saints, and with the help of my brothers, I may fulfill my consecration to the service of God and of the Church.”
The ceremony was very moving and inspirational. We pray for Brother Donald and we are proud that he is from our parish family.
PS: Click here to view pictures of Bishop Sheridan’s recent trip to Lourdes, France. Scroll down to the last pictures in the Parish Photo Album.
Faith Formation is in need of catechists and aides, peer ministers, and group leaders. If you can spare couple of hours a week helping out in one of more of these areas, we want you! You don’t need a degree or experience in teaching to work with the kids — and we provide the training to help you. The rewards are great! So listen to that inner voice – it might be telling you something! Contact Shirley Michalak at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 719-481-3511 ext. 1090.
Did you know our Diocese has a Campus Ministry program which serves all of the college-age students in the Colorado Springs Diocese? The program is making progress and growing, but there are still many young people in our Diocese who are not yet aware of the ministry and all that it offers. Check out the Campus Ministry Website
. There is also a Facebook page, “Catholic Fire,” which provides additional information on current and upcoming activities. Father Kyle, the ministry director, can be reached at email@example.com
or at 202-270-3519
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:
- July Tri-Lakes Cares Requests: Household cleaners (window cleaner, disinfectant, floor cleaner, etc); Dishwasher detergent; Liquid Dish Soap (for handwashing dishes); Aluminum Foil & Plastic Wrap; Ziploc bags – all sizes; Tall Kitchen Trash Bags; Powdered Laundry Detergent; Paper Towels; Facial Tissue; Razors – male and female; Shaving Lotion – male & female; Deodorant – male and female; Toothbrushes; Lotion; Shampoo & Conditioner.
- Catholic Charities/Marian House: Blankets, towels, razors, and toiletries.
- School Supplies Drive: See the new supplies needed below.
- Tri Lakes Cares – Tri-Lakes Cares is starting its Annual School Supplies Drive, which will allow it to provide about 300 local kids with the supplies they need for the upcoming school year. Each year, TLC partners with generous groups in the community to come together to help us collect these supplies. It can be a fun activity for families to do together and it truly does make a huge impact on the kids that we help! Donate at Tri-Lakes Cares, 235 Jefferson St., Monday, 12-3 pm, and 6-8 pm, and Thursday, 12-3 pm. Donations needed by Monday, August 7th.
- New Supplies Needed: Colored pencils, colored composition notebooks, flash drives, plastic folders with brads, multicolored highlighters, 4 pack expo makers, black dry erase markers, Crayola markers – 8-12 ct, wide
zipper pencil pouches, protractors, compasses, Fiskar scissors, graph paper, sharpies, Crayola or Prang water colors,
glue sticks, accordion folders, backpacks, TI-30 Calculators, wide rule paper refills, felt tip black pens, stenographer pads, and combination Locks.