Saint Peter Church Vision Statement

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 Dear Parishioners,It’s time to respond to the parish survey again and
present to you some new ideas which should help us to bring our children and youth closer to Christ and our
community.  With our Faith Formation team and our new Liturgist, Mary, we came up with some ideas.  I hope you will support them with your prayers as well.
Starting in September, we would like to start special Masses for children and youth.  On every 4th Sunday of the month at 10:30am, we will have a children’s Mass
combined with a school Mass.  The children’s choir and school choir will lead us in song.  Children will bring the gifts to the altar.  Readings, responsorial psalm and prayer of the faithful will be done also by children. We will make sure the children practice reading at least a week before. During those Masses we would like to have homilies
directed to the children but we adults can learn from those as well.
Every 3rd Saturday of the month, we will have a special youth Mass.  The first Mass will start October 18.  This Mass will be lead by a youth “song and worship band” and the youth will be involved in the liturgy.  The Homily will be directed to them as well.  We invite all youth and
parishioners for those Masses.  We promise that the liturgy of the Eucharist will accommodate everyone’s needs (music, etc.).
As you know, our parish is involved with Tri-Lakes Cares and every month there is a need for food supplies.  We are asked every month for specific food donations.  We would like to teach our children how to care and share with those in need.  So they will have the opportunity to bring food items to the altar during the presentation of the gifts as we celebrate Mass.  That will be a good lesson for them knowing they are important in our church and Monument
Community.  Mary will explain two weeks before we start how logistically we will do that.
Lastly, we can not forget about our youngest.
Sometimes the liturgy of the word might be difficult for them.  We would like to offer a liturgy of the word for
children from a year old up to 1st grade.  They will leave church before the readings and gather at the library where skilled leaders will teach them about the Bible.  After the Homily, they will come back to the church.  The Library will be equipped with books, a special rug and sometimes toys.  That option is separate from our audio video crying area which exists already.
I hope you will find our ideas exciting and if you have any questions, please ask Mary or myself.  Also look for future bulletins to find more about these programs.Yours In Prayer,

Padre G

 

 

Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

Week of August 24

Adoration Chapel

Do you know that we have an Adoration Chapel at Saint Peter? Do you know what Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is? Would you like to know more? We would like to sign up adorers to pray in the Chapel every hour from 8:00 AM Monday through 5:30 PM Friday. For more information, call Kay Stone at (719) 481-9258 or Tara Stone at (719) 650-4485, or email fidesetspes@gmail.com . You can also sign up online here or visit the Saint Peter Adoration webpage for more information and to sign up.

Elementary Faith Formation

Elementary Faith Formation is still in need of catechists at the 9:15AM and 11:45AM Sunday sessions and at the Monday 4:30PM session. If we do not have catechists for these classes they will have to be cancelled until volunteers come forward. All lessons plans are provided for you and help is always available.

CLASS LISTS FOR ELEMENTARY FAITH FORMATION will be posted on the bulletin board in the north hallway on Labor Day weekend. They will also be posted in the Gathering Space of St. Peter School on the first day of class.  All registered families will receive first choice of classes.

 

Come Join a Saint Peter Choir

There are several choirs you can join at St Peter. Come check us out, no audition necessary. Just the love of singing! Singers, accompanists and instrumentalists are welcome!

  • ADULT CHOIR – Sings regularly at the Saturday 5:00pm mass and Sunday 8:00am & 10:30am masses. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings 7:00pm -8:30pm in the church. First fall rehearsal on Wednesday September 3 at 7:00pm in the church.
  • YOUTH CHOIR- Grades 6 -12 – Sings regularly at the Sunday 5:30pm mass. Rehearsals are every other Tuesday evening from 6:30 pm – 8:00pm in the church. First fall rehearsal on Tuesday September 16 at 6:30pm in the church.

Contact for Adult & Youth Choir: Kim Jordeth wjordeth@aol.com or 648 -9369 (cell phone) or 481-2849 (home phone).

  • CHILDREN’S CHOIRS – Sing at several masses during the year, Christmas and for First Reconciliation and First Communion: Senior Believers – Grades 3 -6 JJ Kaelin – Director; Young Believers – Ages 5 through Second Grade Angela Gregorio – Director.

First rehearsal/orientation for Senior Believers and Youth Believers is Sunday September 7 at 3:45pm. For more information contact J. J. Kaelin at 488 – 9242 or jjkaelin@gmail.com.

Saint Peter Five-Year Plan Has Arrived   

The St. Peter Parish Council has compiled and prayerfully reviewed parish survey results, including 434 survey questionnaires, inputs from 65 town hall attendees, and 50 interviews. Also included in our review were data from the surrounding communities. We would like to thank all those who’ve participated in the process by filling out survey questionnaires, responding to interview requests, and/or participating in one of our two town hall planning meetings. Because of this feedback, a plan has been created that will help guide St. Peter Parish into the future. Thank you. To view the plan, click on the banner above.

Human Trafficking Aware-A-Thon

Human Trafficking Aware-A-Thon, sponsored by the St. Peter Prayer Pants Ministry, is coming to St. Peter Catholic Church on September 26th & 27th.

The Human Trafficking Aware-A-Thon begins with Holy Hour at 5:30pm as we pray for victims and survivors of sex trafficking and the conversion of hearts. Immediately following are presentations from guest speakers to address sex trafficking in our area and what we can do to make a difference.

On Saturday, a Prayer Pants Ministry Sew-In takes place where volunteers sew flannel lounge pants as they pray for the victims and survivors of human trafficking.  That evening the Aware-A-Thon continues with Mass at 5:00pm followed by the movie, “Nefarious, Merchant of Souls.” Nefarious is a documentary that exposes the disturbing trends of modern day sex slavery  (mature audience – 16+ years).  See  the flyer for more information.

Operation Cross Country took place a couple weeks ago in an attempt to crack down on sex trafficking across the United States. 168 girls were rescued and our Prayer Pants went to some of these victims.

Learn More About the Denver Catholic Biblical School in Colorado Springs

The Denver Catholic Biblical School announces its Colorado Springs first year classes for the 2014-15 school year. This year’s new classes will be offered at St Francis of Assisi (Colorado Springs) and St Peter (Monument). The Denver Catholic Biblical School is an exciting Bible Study Program designed especially for Lay Catholics. Part of St. John Vianney Seminary’s educational outreach, the school is here in Colorado Springs by the gracious invitation of Bishop Sheridan. The vision of the school is to draw Catholics to a deeper intimacy with Jesus Christ through the Word of God taught in unity with Church Tradition and Magisterial teachings. The school is unique in that it offers a canonical study of all 73 books of the Catholic Bible over the period of four years. There is no requirement to commit to the entire four year process, but most of our students end up following through with all four years after they experience the immense value of this process. This process serves the New Evangelization as it equips lay leaders with quality education and empowers people to live more fully their baptismal calling. There are no education pre-requisites required and no formal Bible Study background is necessary. Scholarships are available. Learn more at any one of six free Information Sessions. There is no commitment and no Pre-Registration is required to attend. Come St Francis of Assisi on Thurs Aug 28 – 9:30-11:30 am.  See the DCBS flyer. Any questions? Call Bill or Eileen Maggio @ 719-488-5606 or contact DCBS at www.sjvdenver.edu/biblical-school or 303-715-3195.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Do you know someone who wants to be Catholic? Or do you know someone who was baptized Catholic but has not practiced the faith?  Then call John Huntington at (719) 640-8008 to ask him about our RCIA program at Saint Peter.  See also the RCIA webpage for more information.

St. Peter Monthly Food Drive for Tri-Lakes Cares

Tri-Lakes Cares is looking in August for paper, school and other supplies: Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Tissues, Diapers- sizes 3, 4, and 5, school supplies, and Cleaners – window, disinfecting etc.  Please drop your donated items in the large, red box in the gathering area. Thank you!

Saint Peter Youth Group (SPYG)

CONTEMPORARY CELEBRATION MASS: Beginning October 18, 2014 on the third Saturday of each month, we will be offering a PARISH WIDE Contemporary Celebration Praise and Worship musical experience.  The Youth Group and Youth Choir will serve as the liturgical ministers during the Mass followed by Praise and Worship brought to us by Life Support Band from 6:30-7:00PM.  The Youth Group will then meet from 7:00-8:00PM (bring your own dinner or a snack to share). Contact me at becky.clabaugh@petertherock.org or 481-3511.

Religious 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, see the Federal Legislative Branch website: http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/Federal/Legislative.shtml .


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