The Order of Malta presents
An Evening with the Saint John's Bible
The Order of Malta invites you to spend an evening with the Saint John’s Bible on Wednesday, March 20, at 6:30pm. This is the first hand-illuminated Bible since the invention of the printing press over 500 years ago. Speaker Steve Nelson, KM, a graduate of Saint John’s University, will discuss how the themes of this magnificent work celebrate important principles from both the Benedictines and the Order Of Malta. Guests are welcome. Click here to learn more.
News & Events
Don't give up chocolate for Lent . . .
Instead, discover simple ways to transform your life in forty days. Join our parish for BEST LENT EVER, a free email program from Dynamic Catholic that is designed to help you have a life-changing Lent. Each day, you’ll receive a short inspirational video that will help you . . .
• Find areas for growth
• Build better habits
• Spark lasting change
Sign up at DynamicCatholic.com/BestLent.
CRS Rice Bowl - ENCOUNTER LENT
Join our faith community—and more than 14,000 Catholic communities across the United States—in a life-changing Lenten journey of encounter with CRS Rice Bowl. Pick up your family’s CRS Rice Bowl from the counter in the gathering area (near the door to the church offices). This Lent, encounter Christ in the desert through daily prayer, weekly fasting and almsgiving that changes lives. Jesus showed courage when confronted by fear. With CRS Rice Bowl as our guide, we too stand with courage to encounter the needs of all. Learn more at crsricebowl.com.
Please return your Rice Bowl to the gathering area on Easter Sunday.
40 Days for Life 2019 - TAKE A STAND FOR LIFE
From March 6 to April 14, our community will take part in 40 Days for Life -- a groundbreaking, coordinated international mobilization. We pray that, with God’s help, this will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in our city — and beyond. Learn more about the campaign and sign up for 1-2 hours of prayer on the Centennial sidewalk outside Planned Parenthood at www.40daysforlife.com/ coloradosprings.
Deepen Your Lenten Journey with NOVA
Middle and high school students and their parents are invited to NOVA, an Edge family series. Nova, which is Latin for “new,” breaks open and explains the meaning and purpose of Lent for both middle and high school youth and their parents and reveals how it is a season intended to bring us new life in Christ. Each of the Edge Nights gives practical tips and information on how to journey well through Lent, especially highlighting the call to prayer, fasting and almsgiving. NOVA will be held over four sessions: March 13, March 20, April 3 and April 10. Each session will begin with dinner in the gym at 6pm and conclude at 8pm. For more information, contact Cristina Priddy.
Returning God's Gifts 2019
St. Peter Parish is pleased to participate in the 2019 Returning God’s Gifts Annual Appeal. Once a year our Bishop asks us to help support the work of our diocesan programs and ministries that provide services that no one parish could support on its own. As one family in faith, we are called to work together to care for the Church by sharing the gifts God has granted us. Our parish goal is $159,620 with 100% participation of our members. Every gift counts, no matter how small. Please participate and continue God’s work of faith, hope and charity. To learn more or donate, click here.
Volunteer Appreciation Celebration
Join us in Jaeger Hall on Friday, May 17, 5-7pm, as we recognize ALL volunteers who have given of their time and talent this past year in the school and/or parish. Special recognition will be given to outstanding volunteers who go above and beyond with their time and talents. Nominations for outstanding volunteers are now being accepted. Click here for the nomination form or pick one up from the Welcome Center in the gathering area. Nomination forms are due April 7.
Help End Corporate Funding of Planned Parenthood
Did you know that 345 corporations have stopped funding Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider? As a result of the prayers and dedication of tens of thousands of pro-life people, Planned Parenthood has been denied more than $41.5 million in corporate support. Why be a part of the Corporate Funding Project? Because it matters! Here is a beginning list of corporate sponsors and some of the items/name brands they are most known for: ADOBE (computer software- Acrobat, Flash, Macromedia Products); ADVANCE (computer, entertainment, internet, publishing-Architectural Digest, Bon Appetit, Brides, Glamour, Golf Digest, Vanity Fair, Vogue and many more); ALPHABET (advertising/marketing, communications/financial/ medical devices/research, publishing); AMERIPRISE (financial/insurance); ARTHUR MURRAY (dance education, entertainment, personal care). These are nonprofits 'behaving badly': ALLIANCE FOR REGENERATIVE MEDICINE; ALS ASSOCIATION; ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION; AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR CANCER RESEARCH; AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR DENTAL RESEARCH. Find addresses to write to the corporate offices or to the nonprofit chairperson in the Boycott Booklet or contact Stephanie Kemp. For additional information, click here.
Bishop Barron's "The Mass - The Source and Summit of Christian Life"
Beginning March 9 & 10, "The Mass" video series will be shown after all weekend Masses. Produced by Word on Fire, the six-part series will give you a deeper understanding of the Mass and is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the Sacrifice of Our Lord's Supper in which we are privileged to participate. The videos, less than 30 minutes each, will be shown in the church sanctuary. A study guide is not required. Click here for a preview.
Child care will be available on Sundays after the 8am and 5pm Masses.
March 6: Ash Wednesday - Lent begins
March 9/10: Lesson #1- A Privileged Encounter (24:11 min)
March 16/17: Lesson #2- Called Out of the World (23:06 min)
March 23/24: Lesson #3- God Speaks Our Story (24:17 min)
March 30/31: Lesson #4- Responding to God (24:53 min)
April 6/7: Lesson #5- Preparing for Sacrifice (23:04 min)
April 13/14 (Passion/Palm Sunday): Lesson #6- The Real Presence Creates Communion (25:36 min)
April 20/21 Easter Sunday
SPIN Groups - St. Peter Interest Groups
SPIN Groups connect St. Peter parishioners who share similar interests and hobbies. The groups are intended to provide non-ministry, social opportunities for members of St. Peter Catholic Church. Click here to sign up. If you have questions or suggestions, contact St. Peter Parish Council member Rob Hickman.
American Furniture Warehouse Fundraiser
St. Peter Catholic School has partnered with American Furniture Warehouse for a new, ongoing fundraiser. With ANY purchase you make at AFW, either in-store or online, provide our SCHOOL CODE and they'll donate up to 4% of your purchase price back to St. Peter. There are no black out dates or other restrictions! PROMO CODE: SCHOOL and St. Peter ID: SPCS51. Please share this with your friends and family, too!
Pray for persecuted Christians
Did you know that one in 12 Christians throughout the world suffers persecution? While genocide at the hands of the Islamic State and others in the Middle East has been particularly egregious, the slavery, imprisonment, torture, rape, expulsion and murder of the followers of Christ is epidemic around the globe. It is estimated that 215 million Christians experience high levels of persecution worldwide (2018 Open Doors World Watch List). Please join us here at the parish praying for our suffering brothers and sisters in faith. You can pick up a beautiful prayer card (with the olive wood cross on the front) as a reminder at the Welcome Center at the north entrance. "Remember the prisoners as if chained with them - those who are mistreated - since you are yourselves are in the body also." Hebrews13: 3
Are you interested in becoming Catholic?
Are you discerning about being baptized or being initiated into the Catholic Church? Are you an adult who wants to complete their sacraments? If so, the Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) is the perfect place to not only grow in your relationship with God, but also learn more about the Catholic faith. If you are interested and ready to answer your call to discern the next step in your faith journey or just have questions about this process, please contact Teresa Crichton. Formal classes begin in September.
Safe Environment Training for St. Peter Volunteers
In order to provide the safest environment possible for our children, and per the Diocese of Colorado Springs and the Bishop's Charter, all St. Peter volunteers are required to complete Safe Environment Training. The two-hour Foundational Training is for new volunteers and volunteers who have not viewed the video, Update Training is for all returning volunteers and lasts 30 minutes. Training is required for all pastors, priests, deacons, acolytes, principals, teachers, staff, choir members, hospitality ministers, ushers, greeters, and adults who have any contact with children or minors. Find the training schedule here. For more information, contact Julie Dickinson. We are grateful for our volunteers and sincerely appreciate your cooperation!
Message From Monument Police Department
In the last several months the Monument area has experienced a sharp increase in trespasses into vehicles, several residential burglaries, and four motor vehicle thefts. In almost all of these cases the vehicles were left unlocked in the driveway or street, or in a garage with the garage door open.
One simple way to curb these crimes of opportunity is if everyone were to take very simple security precautions. First, always lock your vehicle. If you leave your car outside make sure that nothing of value is left in it (to include garage door remote control) and that no personal items can be seen simply by looking in the car. Make sure to always close your garage door at night and lock the passage door that leads from the garage into your residence. Finally, make sure that all windows and doors to your house are secured.
These very simple precautions can help prevent you from becoming a victim. If we remove the opportunity we hope to eventually remove the attempts.
Commander Steve Burk
March 17, 2019
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February 24, 2019
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American Furniture Warehouse
Promo code: SCHOOL
St. Peter ID: SPCS51
Northgate Car Wash
On a purchase of $10 or more, select St. Peter and type in code 2016
St. Peter Catholic Church
55 Jefferson St.
Monument, CO 80132
Weekend Mass Schedule
Sat: 8am, 5pm
Sun: 8am, 10:30am, 5pm