News & Events
June 6 Walk for Life
Put on your walking shoes and join Fr. Gregory on the Santa Fe Trail on Saturday, June 6, in the first ever Virtual Walk for Life for Life Network. Departing from the north parking lot at 9am, Fr. Gregory will lead the two-mile Walk for Life here in Monument. Come out and get some fresh air and sunshine, bring a mask, hat and water bottle and celebrate life! You do not have to be a sponsor to walk with Father (all parishioners are welcome), but if you would like to make a donation for the life-affirming work of Life Network go to Father's FundEasy page to make a secure donation or pledge. Every little bit helps. For more information, contact Stephanie Kemp (email@example.com).
June 29 - July 24 Salesian Explorers Summer Camp
Boys and girls ages 7-14 are invited for an online summer camp with the Salesian Sisters. The camp will feature live daily Zoom sessions with the ability to interact with other campers. There is no registration fee. To learn more and register, click here.
Week 1 (June 29 – July 3): GRATITUDE and exploring Europe
Week 2 (July 6 – 10): COURAGE and exploring Asia
Week 3 (July 13 – 17): CREATIVITY and exploring the Americas
Week 4 (July 20 – 24): GENEROSITY and exploring Africa
July 18 Unplanned, The Movie (tentative)
after the 5pm Mass
Join us in the Parish Ministry Center for a showing of Unplanned, The Movie. Parental discretion is advised for children under 14 years of age. For more information, contact Stephanie Kemp (
August 11 Tapping into Theology (tentative)
Join us in the Parish Ministry Center for "Fierce Holiness: Pro Soccer, Pro Life, Pro Active Faith" presented by Luke Vercollone. Additional details coming soon.
September 25 SPCS Golf Tournament Fundraiser
6:30am - Check-in
8am - Shotgun start
The tournament will be held at the King's Deer Golf Club and proceeds will benefit the St. Peter HSA. Learn more and register here.
Divine Mercy Cenacle at St. Peter
From the diary of St. Faustina:
--Today, the Lord came to me and said, My daughter, help Me to save souls. You will go to a dying sinner, and you will continue to recite the chaplet, and in this way you will obtain for him trust in My mercy, for he is already in despair (Diary, 1797).
--Suddenly, I found myself in a strange cottage where an elderly man was dying amidst great torments. All about the bed was a multitude of demons and the family, who were crying. When I began to pray, the spirits of darkness fled, with hissing and threats directed at me. The soul became calm and, filled with trust, rested in the Lord.
--At the same moment, I found myself again in my own room. How this happens … I do not know (Diary, 1798).
Once COVID 19 restrictions are lifted, the Cenacle meets on the first and third Fridays of every month in the St. Faustina room (#4) in the Parish Ministry Center. Plan on joining us to live Divine Mercy in your life. For more information, call Theresa Knapp 719-502-5827.
Praying Prodigals Home
Join us as we pray for our loved ones and others to return to Jesus and the Catholic Church. We gather on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 3:30 (before the 5pm Mass) in the large conference room. All are welcome!
Wednesday Bible Study
Begin a beautiful weekly tradition of preparing your heart for God’s word. You are invited to join the Wednesday morning bible study in the large conference room at 8:45am, every week, to read and discuss the upcoming Readings, Psalm, and Gospel for Sunday's Mass. We use the Workbooks for Lectors and Proclaimers of the Word, which has great commentaries for each reading. To learn more, contact Barbara Brown (719-650-1422) or Stephanie Kemp (719-481-4355). (Please note: this group takes a break during the summer months.)
Honoring Those Who Serve
The Knights of Columbus donated a bulletin board in the gathering area where we will commemorate St. Peter service members including members of the military, the police force and fire/rescue organizations. To submit a photo or for more information, contact Debby Dover.
How Can We Pray For You?
If you or someone you know is in need of prayer, please submit your prayer request by calling the parish office at 719-481-3511, click here, or email Shelley Moreno. Your request will be added to our daily prayer chain. Only first names are used to maintain confidentiality. Contact Shelley Moreno if you'd like to pray for these intentions. Let’s lift one another up in prayer! All e-mail addresses remain confidential and are never shared with others.
St. Peter Stephen Ministers
Are you struggling? Help is available and you don’t have to go through your struggles alone. Our Stephen Ministers are trained caregivers who will walk with you, listen to you, and provide confidential, one-to-one care as you search through the pieces and find what is truly in your heart. Call the office (719-481-3511) or Fr. Michael Holmquist for more information.
Health and Healing Ministry Seeks Volunteers
The Health and Healing Ministry is looking for volunteers to write cards for those who are ill, hospitalized or home bound. The time commitment is about one hour per week. Call the office (719-481-3511) or Fr. Michael Holmquist for more information.
St. Peter Parish Rosary Program
Blessed Mother Mary, the first and most perfect disciple of Christ lived a quiet earthly life of obedience and humility. But no one ever tasted the bitter chalice of sorrow or the joy of heavenly beatitude more than Our Lady. It is said that Mary spent Her last years on earth in Ephesus with St. John into whose care Jesus placed Her. One of the oldest traditions of the Church is that upon Blessed Mary’s “dormition” (leaving earthly life), She was assumed into heaven, body and soul. Her assumption became one of the 4 Marian dogmas when Pope Pius XII declared it so in his 1950 Apostolic Constitution, MUNIFICENTISSIMUS DEUS (Para 44). She was crowned Queen of Heaven and continues to help us as She did the couple at Cana. Blessed Mary intercedes for us with her Divine Son for the graces and mercy that we need from Him. ~International Marian Research Institute Pray the Rosary Daily! “God so loves humility, that whenever He sees it, He is immediately drawn thither.” St. Francis de Sales
Rosary Program Update
St. Peter Parish Rosary Program tally through May 29, 2020: 59,314.
St. Peter Parish Library
"And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and piety and fear of the Lord." Isaiah 11-1
Check out the parish library. It serves the parish and promotes adult religious education by providing access to traditional and contemporary Catholic religious materials. The library contains almost 3,000 books, CDs, and DVDs, and has a solid Catholic reference section. Thanks to the Women's Guild and Knights of Columbus, it has 35 new DVDs for your perusal. For more information, contact Paul at 719-481-8942.
St. Peter MOPS
Come join us! Whether you are expecting your first baby or you are a seasoned mom of young children, MOPS offers an opportunity to connect with other moms in a faith-based environment. We are also recruiting Mentor Moms -- moms who have seen it all and would like to share their experiences with newer moms. We meet two Wednesday mornings per month, from 9-11am in the school building. Childcare will be provided for children ages newborn to 6. For information and membership costs, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are an adult interested in joining the Catholic Church or would like to complete your sacraments, please contact the office at 719-481-3511.
Safe Environment Training
Training is required for all volunteers 18 and older who work with youth in our parish and must be updated annually. For more information, contact Julie Dickinson.
Join the St. Peter Contemporary Choir
The contemporary choir provides music at 5pm Mass on Sundays. Singers and instrumentalists of all ages are welome! Practice is held at 4pm on Sundays prior to Mass. To join, contact Bart McDonough.
Divorce Survival and Recovery
Are you divorced or in the midst and struggling with all the issues that come with this painful journey? Join the Diocese of Colorado Springs Catholic Divorce Survival and Recovery group. The group meets on Tuesday evenings, 6:30-8:30pm, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 6455 Brook Park Dr., Colorado Springs, 80918. To register, contact Cathy Kusman at 719-661-2375.
St. Peter Catholic Church
55 Jefferson St.
Monument, CO 80132
Weekend Mass Schedule
Sat: 8am, 5pm
Sun: 8am, 10:30am, 5pm