Welcome to St Peter Catholic Church
Welcome to St Peter Catholic Church in this Diocesan Year of the Family and Marriage

 

Dear Parishioners,

I would like to share with you great joy about our second St. Peter School graduation. This year we have 12 students graduating and moving on to high school. This is a new beginning for them and new way of life, but we know that they are ready and they can face the challenges of new school duties. We will miss them and hopefully they will keep on touch with our parish and school. Best wishes and many blessings go with all of our graduates. May Mary Mother of God keep them in her care.

With prayer,

Fr. G.

2015 Graduation

 

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 fatheringels@gmail.com or at 202-270-3519.

New Scheduling System for Liturgical Ministers

We are pleased to announce that we are putting into place a new system that will make scheduling much easier for everyone! This system  includes all Lectors, Commentators, Mass Coordinators, EMHCs, Hospitality Ministers and Altar Servers. Using this online system, you’ll be able to specify exactly what times do and do not work well for you to serve. You’ll also be able to check your schedule from anywhere and easily find a substitute when you can’t make one of your scheduled dates. An email was sent from the email address: mary.costello@clients.rotundasoftware.com on May 14th. This email contained information on how to access your online account and update your away dates. If you did not receive this email, either we do not have an email address on file for you or the email address that I have is incorrect. Please email me at mary.costello@petertherock.org with your correct email address. Please call the Parish Office if you do not have access to the internet.  Thank you in advance for all your help and patience while we transition to this new system.

BABY SHOWER for Life Support Center

Our Annual Catholic Charities Shower of Love for Life Support Center will be held from Saturday, May 16th until Sunday, May 24th. Please help expectant moms in need in our diocese and bring your donations to the white baby crib  that will be set up in the gathering area. There is a need for diapers, wipes, baby bottles, formula, onesies, receiving blankets, burp pads, crib sheets, infant toys, gently-used and freshly laundered baby clothes, pacifiers, teething rings, etc. Anything baby! No gift is too small- everything is greatly appreciated  You can drop off your baby shower gift in the gathering area during the week of those back-to-back weekends. LSC can also use maternity clothes. Often moms with a baby on the way coming to LSC already have children. They have a  special need for  ‘birthday buddy’ gifts for toddlers, preschool and school-age children/teens. Contact Stephanie Kemp if you have questions: 719-481-4355. Thank you in advance for your generous support!

Walk201528th Annual Walk for Life

Be a part of the 28th Annual Walk for Life and join the “Catholics 4 Life Network” Team!  Support the life-saving work of Life Network and the Colorado Springs Pregnancy Center. Last year they ministered to over 7,500 clients  and provided 525 FREE ultrasounds. They spoke to over 5,500 students at 26 schools in the Pikes Peak area about living a lifestyle of purity. Begin your fundraising and join the fun at Memorial Park on Saturday, June 6th to make a difference in the life of an unborn child. Pick up a pledge sheet and tips on how to raise “$500 in 10 days”  at the parish Welcome Center or visit: www.walkforlife.comFor more info contact: stephanierkemp@gmail.com or (719) 481-4355.

Book DiscussionCatholic Women’s Book Group

The Catholic Book Group will continue to meet over the summer on the first Tuesday of each month at 2:00 in the large conference room in the Church.  Our book for June 2 is “Nine Words” by Allen Hunt and we have a few books available for only $3.  Get your copy by calling or emailing Julie Bailey at 719-434-1066 or julie@baileypeople.com.  Hurry–the supply is limited.  Julie also has some $3 books left for our August 4 selection: “In His Spirit” by Richard J. Hauser S.J.  We’ll be reading a Jeff Cavins book “I’m Not Being Fed” for July 7.  His books are often found in our parish library or even the public library has many of his books.  We finish off the summer with “Ten Dates Every Catholic Should Know” by Diane Moczer at the Sept.1 meeting.  Come join us this summer for great discussion and spiritual growth.  Your soul is worth it!

Confirmation Pope FrancisVacation Bible School

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.

CampusCampus Ministry

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 fatheringels@gmail.com or at 202-270-3519.

Picnic1Parish Picnic — Save the Date!

Bounce over to Fox Run Park on Sunday, July 12th for our parish picnic! 10:30 am Mass at the park!! Fun and Fellowship starts right after Mass! Food, Music, Games, Bouncy House, Face Painting, Expert Photography Session, and more!   Details to follow.  If you wish to volunteer to help, call Dave Davern or Teresa Crichton through the church office at 481-3511.green bracelet5

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

  • May Tri-Lakes Cares Requests: Hand/body lotion, deodorant, razors, shampoo/conditioner, Ziploc bags, dishwater detergent, laundry soap, diapers/baby wipes, dry dog/cat food.
  • Catholic Charities/Marian House:  Blankets, towels, razors, and toiletries.

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.

Welcome

Welcome to St Peter Catholic Church in this Diocesan Year for Marriage and Family.