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September 23, 2021
Dear parishioners and guests,
I would like to share a few parish updates so you can be in the loop. I would like to welcome Fr. Tim O’Connell. Father O’Connell will be our associate. He has been ordained just over one year. Fr. Tim will help in the parish and school.
Our Bible Marathon just ended last Tuesday at 1pm. Our principal, Mrs. Debbie Brook, finished the last book and closed the Holy Bible. Now we open our hearts to the words of God and go to spread the good news and teachings of Jesus. I would like to say a special thank you to all our readers who made this spiritual exercise possible. We had a great group of people from children, young adults, adults and elderly reading the bible, which was great.
As you are aware Pope Francis issued Motu Proprio in July just a very short time after we were prepared to celebrate Latin Mass. We started Ad Orientem Mass in June and celebrated those Masses each Thursday evening. Because Holy Father is making a clear statement that we should focus on Regular Novus Ordo Mass and not to do the Traditional Masses, for now we are suspending the Latin Mass (TLM). For those of you who would like to know more, please reach out and read Motu Proprio. Bishop James Golka will address this document and his decision for the priests during our leadership meeting in October. As I read this document I don’t see much hope to celebrate TLM. Also, I have received feedback from many that Ad Orientem and Latin Mass is not a good fit for our parish. I received statements from some who said if we continued to celebrate Mass in this way they would leave the parish. We will wait for Bishop’s directions.
Lastly, I would like to thank you all for being part of our small bike fundraiser to pay down our PMC loan.
May God Bless you and my prayers are with you,
About Fr. Gregory
Fr. Gregory Golyzniak was born and raised in Muszyna, Poland, the youngest of four children. He attended the world's largest Catholic Seminary in Tarnow, Poland, and was ordained in 1998. Father Gregory came to the United States and was assigned to the Diocese of Syracuse, New York, from 2002-2008. He then transferred to the Diocese of Colorado Springs, first serving as pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Southgate. In 2013, Fr. Gregory was assigned to St. Peter Catholic Church in Monument. Fr. Gregory is currently working long distance on a PhD in Sacred Architecture with an emphasis on the Gothic architecture of the 11th-17th centuries.
UPON THIS ROCK
Building our future, honoring our legacy.
Our plans to renovate the chapel, construct a new ministry center and expand the school are moving forward. Your pledge is vital to making this project a success. We are growing and we are all grateful for that! With growth often comes opportunities, equating to the need for space to accommodate the number of persons wishing to maintain and expand our stewardship and faith potential. Currently, our ministries use St. Peter School for many of their activities. In order to keep our school students as safe as possible, the school facilities must be dedicated for school use only. Please prayerfully consider financially supporting this project. Your support is greatly appreciated. The “Upon This Rock” pledge card is located on our website petertherock.org. If you have any questions about the project or want to meet with Father Gregory or Debby Dover, our Campaign Coordinator, please stop by or call the office at (719) 481-3511, we are happy to meet with you!
St. Peter Catholic Church
55 Jefferson St.
Monument, CO 80132
Weekend Mass Schedule
Sat: 8am, 5pm
Sun: 8am, 10:30am, 5pm