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

Remember when you joined Weight Watchers way back when? How did that go for you? Remember when you were a student and after the first or second day of that new class you ran to the school office to fill out the slip dropping the class? That was a close one! Then, how about the time you started that Bible study at the parish and after two weeks you disappeared? Who knew there would be actual homework!If you have never started something and then quit because it was just too difficult or you were scared of what it would ultimately cost, than you are in the minority. I think it is part of the human experience to retreat at some point from that which we find just too much or that which surprised us by the level of difficulty. We were filled with good intentions, but then we decided now was not the time or that we were just incapable of meeting expectations.

Jesus attracted quite a few people in the Gospels. They wanted to be in his presence and follow him wherever he went. But when he told them what was really entailed in following him, many “returned to their former way of life.” The cost was just too great.

Stewardship calls for us to become mature disciples that respond to Christ’s call, regardless of the cost. If we are going to take this commitment seriously, we have to work hard on becoming what we are called to in our baptism. On some days, it might seem easier to drift away or drop out, but this is more important than any class or weight loss program. Those things pass away and we move on, but this journey lasts forever. And better yet, Jesus is willing to tutor us if we let him.

Tracy Earl Welliver,
MTS © Liturgical Publications Inc

 

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Additional Mass Times

Beginning September 1st, masses will also be celebrated weekly on Tuesday and Thursdays at 5:30PM and Saturdays at 8AM.

Thank You

GraceThe final tally of our Baby Bottle Campaign for Life Network this summer: our parish effort totaled $7,256.29.  Thank you so very much for your very generous  support of the Baby Bottle Campaign. Thanks also to all those who distributed bottles in June after Mass and those who accepted returned bottles in July.
If you have a baby bottle at home, you can still bring it back to the  parish office (empty or filled) and we will get it down to Life Network. God bless you for your ongoing prayers for, and support of, God’s precious little ones and their mothers in the Pikes Peak area.

MusicCome Join Our Choirs at Saint Peter

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 all welcome & needed!

  • Adult Choir – Sings regularly at the Saturday 5:00pm, Sunday 8:00am & 10:30am Masses. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings 7:00 – 8:30pm in the church.
  • Youth Choir – Grades 7 – 12 sing regularly at the Sunday 5:30pm Mass.   Rehearsals are every other Tuesday >evening from 6:30 – 8:30pm in the church.  Contact for Adult &  Youth Choir:  Kim Jordeth at (719) 648-9369 (cell) or  (719) 481-2849 (home) or wjordeth@aol.com.
  • Children’s Choirs – Sing several masses during the year, plus Christmas, First Reconciliation and First Communion.  Rehearsals are Sunday afternoons at 3:45pm in the church.  Contact for children’s choirs  J.J. Kaelin at (719) 964-1038 or jjkaelin@gmail.com.
    • Senior Believers: Grades 3 -6, J.J. Kaelin – Director
    • Young Believers: Ages 5 – Second grade, Director Needed

RemembranceFaith Formation

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 shirley.michalak@petertherock.org or phone 719-481-3511 ext. 1090.

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.

logo_pink_nobgSecond Annual Human Trafficking Aware-A-Thon 

St. Peter Prayer Pants Ministry is hosting their second annual Human Trafficking Aware-A-Thon. Human trafficking has been identified as the fastest growing criminal industry in the world second only to drug trafficking as the most profitable.  Pope Francis is urging us to take action against this type of slavery.  No one can do everything, but everyone can do something.  Please come and hear how it’s affecting our state, what is being done and what we, as lay people, can do.

  • When:   September 18 & 19, 2015
  • Where:  St. Peter Catholic Church, 55 N Jefferson Street, Monument, CO   80132

Friday, September 18

  • 5:30pm—Holy Hour—Church
  • 6:30pm—Presentations—Church
  • Speakers/Presenters: Paul Lundeen – State Representative House District 19; Laura Cyrus – Truckers Against Trafficking; Rev. Ron Raab– Pastor Tri-Community Church; Dianne March – Mentor at Restore Innocence

Saturday, September 19

  • 10:00am—Prayer Pants Ministry Sew-In—Jaeger Hall
  • 5:00pm—Mass—Church
  • 6:15pm—“Not My Life”— PEC Lecture Hall – “Not My Life” is a 2011 American Independent film depicting the cruel and dehumanizing practices of human trafficking and modern slavery.  Filmed on 5 continents over a period of 4 years, this documentary addresses the unspeakable practices of a multi-billion dollar industry whose profits are built on the exploitation of the world’s youth.
  • Open and FREE to the Public —–  Mature Audience – 16+ years of age

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ For more information, contact Therese Davern at therese.davern@petertherock.org, Dianne March at dianne@marchs.org, or Stephanie Kemp at stephanierkemp@gmail.com.

St Peter Men’s Group…New Time, New Day, New Topic

stpetermenlogoSt Peter Men’s Group will start meeting again on Saturday, Sept 12 at 7 AM in the school lecture hall.  Refreshments at 6:30am. For those of you, who have been part of our “core group” over the past few years, note that this is a new time and day.  We will meet weekly to watch and discuss a new film series by Father (Bishop Elect) Robert Barron, “The Mystery of God: Who God Is and Why He Matters”.  We know you will enjoy learning about your faith with a fine group of fellow parishioners and hope to see a number of new folks as we try this new meeting time and day.  If you have any questions, please call Bill Maggio (488-5606) or Danny Litwhiler (488-1663).

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

  • 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.

 

 

Welcome

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