Saint Peter Church Vision Statement

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Dear Parishioners,This weekend I would like to present the second part of our Five Year Parish Plan. I would like to make sure that if you have any questions about this plan, please make sure to talk to me at anytime. Below is an excerpt from the Plan, and there will be 8 more excerpts in bulletins to follow. The entire document is online at: petertherock.org.

“The following is the list of Focus Areas (underlined), Goals (major bullets) and Activities suggested to reach those goals (sub-bullets) for the St. Peter Five-Year Plan. They were derived from data obtained through parish-wide surveys, staff and ministry leader interviews, Parish Town Hall meetings, and documents and interviews from the wider community.      This is intended to be a living document, and should be updated annually. The St. Peter Parish Pastoral Council is responsible for this document, and should use it to help direct all parish activities toward the achievement of the goals in a timely manner. Further, it is noted that the Goals and some Activities should be assessed over the coming years for feasibility and efficaciousness. The Activities especially may need to be modified, enhanced, discarded, or Activities added, after due process. The plan should be continuously updated to reflect changing assessments and even the changing culture of St. Peter Parish.      There are nine Focus Areas, and most are related to the Colorado Springs Diocesan Focus Areas. The one that is a St. Peter Parish Focus Area that doesn’t directly correspond to Diocesan Focus Areas is listed first (Communication); the others are listed in order of priority as provided by Father Gregory Golyzniak in February, 2014:

  1. Faith Formation
  2. Sacramental, Devotional and Prayer Life
  3. Evangelization for Discipleship
  4. Marriage and Family Life, and Vocations to the Priesthood, Consecrated Life, and the Diaconate
  5. Stewardship as a Way of Life”

to be continued,

Padre G

 

The Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Week of September 28, 2014

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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.

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.

Getting Out to Vote

We must do all we can to encourage our parishioners to vote in November, but also to provide them with the kinds of materials that can help them cast a conscientious vote. Unfortunately many of our people still vote in ways that have little or nothing to do with their Catholic faith or with natural law.  Remember that the upcoming election will be the first all write-in vote in the state. Ballots will reach voters by mid-October. Fully one half of those ballots will be returned within a week.  The parish will be providing voting materials from the Colorado Catholic Conference shortly, so watch this space carefully and they will be posted below as follows: 

Tri Lakes Cares Needs for September

Our theme this month is boxed mixes: Boxed Macaroni & Cheese; Pasta Sides; Rice Sides; Pancake Mix; Tuna, Chicken, and Hamburger Helper; Dessert Mixes – Cake, Sweet Breads, etc.; and Bisquick or other Baking Mixes.

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.

October is Respect Life Month

October is Respect Life Month and Saint Peter parish is participating in a number of events scheduled for this time.  Click here to view the October calendar on the Respect Life webpage.

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.

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.


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.