News & Events
A Message from our Faith Formation Director Jilinda Dygert
Hey faithful families! The Liturgical new year is just around the corner. Have you made some faith resolutions yet? If so, and one of them sounds something like, "I will nourish and strengthen my family's faith, using a simple method, every Sunday," then we have the tool for you! "Celebrating Sunday for Catholic Families" is a booklet that provides a simple and approachable way for families to integrate what they hear at Sunday Mass into their daily lives. As you drive to and from Mass on Sunday, this resource will guide your family through a short reflection on the Gospel. Then, there is a simple activity your family can do together that will help you go in peace to love and serve our Lord, just as He asks us to do. Are you interested in obtaining this $3 tool? It is truly priceless . . .
To reserve your copy, email Jilinda Dygert at email@example.com.
Butter Braids Fundraiser
The 8th grade class is selling Butter Braids to raise money for their upcoming Washington, D.C. trip. The cost is $13 each and the pastries will be delivered on Thursday, December 12, just in time for Christmas! To place your order, call the school office (719-481-1855) or contact Andrea Lucero (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Tuesday, December 3. Checks can be dropped off in the school office made payable to SPCS with "8th grade" in the memo. Thank you for your support of the 8th grade class trip!
The following Butter Braids are available: caramel rolls, apple, cherry, blueberry cream cheese, cinnamon, strawberry cream cheese, Bavarian creme, gluten-free double chocolate cookie dough. You may also order Kona blend coffee K-cups ($16) and Harmony medium whole-bean coffee ($16).
Advent Begins Sunday, December 1
Advent is the period of preparation extending over the four Sundays before Christmas. What are we preparing for? First, our celebration of Christ's birth at Christmas; second, the coming of Christ in our lives through grace and the Sacrament of Holy Communion; and finally, for his second coming at the end of time. There are several great programs that will help you drown out the commercialization of the season and focus on the spiritual preparation for Christmas and the coming of Our Lord.
Ascension Press - Advent Meditations with Joseph
Dynamic Catholic - Best Advent Ever
FORMED - Advent Reflections
Word on Fire - Advent Reflections
Christmas Baby Shower of Love
Beginning Saturday, December 28 (Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph), through Sunday, January 5 (Feast of The Epiphany), we will be hosting a week-long Baby Shower of Love for Catholic Charities. While you are shopping for Christmas presents for loved ones, why not remember the moms in need in our diocese who are facing a crisis pregnancy? Look for the baby bed donation site in the gathering area and bring your special unwrapped gifts like the Three Magi did to the Holy Family. Life Connections would appreciate anything for a baby (diapers, wipes, diaper ointment, receiving blankets, formula, bottles, burp cloths, baby bottles, pacifiers, onesies, sleepers, crib sheets, etc.).
The Pain of Abortion Has Far-Reaching Effects
On Sunday, December 29, a representative from our Diocesan Project Rachel Ministry will speak in the lecture hall between the two morning Masses. From 9:15-10:15am, hear the powerful, personal testimony of Rhonda Miller who will speak on the healing apostolate of the Catholic Church to men and women after an abortion. Experiencing an abortion (whether forced or a free choice) can be the most traumatic, life-changing event in a person's life. The spiritual pain, guilt and regret of taking the life of one's own child can be intensified by a sense of isolation and alienation from God, family, and Church. In her wisdom, Holy Mother Church has always spoken out against the immoral practice of abortion while maintaining a tradition of compassion, understanding, and forgiveness for all those hurt by abortion - mothers, fathers, grandparents, siblings, friends, counselors, nurses, doctors . . . Learn more about the healing grace of God's love for you and those you love. For more information, contact Stephanie Kemp (email@example.com or 719-481-4355).
Become an RCIA Sponsor! You’ll be glad you did!
We are looking for men and women who are interested in learning more about their faith by sponsoring an RCIA or RCIC candidate. These Candidates are seeking to become members of the Catholic Church, and will take weekly classes starting in September, ending with a joyous celebration on Easter. Sponsors provide one-on-one companionship by attending classes each week with the Candidate, and meeting at other times as desired. Sponsors do not need to teach - only accompany the Candidate on this journey of a lifetime. If you are interested in this important and rewarding role, please contact Teresa Crichton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Francine Onofrio (303-803-6679).
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
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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