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July 14, 2019
As we celebrate the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, I invite you to please read the following, from Nick Lebish, the director of St. John Vianney Seminary Lay Division with the Denver Catholic Biblical and Catechetical Schools:
Colorado Springs Parishes!
It’s always a pleasure working with Bishop Sheridan and the parishes of Colorado Springs to offer new Biblical and Catechetical School classes in various churches! You’ll be happy to know that there are a number of new host parishes starting this fall:
With Independence Day behind us, enrollment season for your new host parishes is well underway. There are only eight weekends until classes begin (the week of Sept 9) and time is going by incredibly fast with people traveling so much during the summer. Information Sessions are starting in a couple weeks and the new host parishes need as much help as possible consistently getting the word out. That’s where we need your help! The idea is that each year all parishes support their neighboring host parishes, which changes annually as new parishes host. As you know, adult catechesis is really a diocesan-wide effort of mutual support. We had 250 graduates from multiple parishes in both the Denver and Colorado Springs dioceses this year, and that’s due in large part to everyone’s mutual support and collaboration. Thank you very much!
Our #1 goal is to invite people to attend an information session. Simply attend a session. You can find a list of courses online: www.sjvlaydivision.org Spread the word! Many people I meet say they have never heard of our programs! Thank you very much on behalf of the Biblical and Catechetical Schools and this year's hosting parishes in your diocese! Please let me know if you have any questions. I’m very grateful to be working with you all!
In the two Hearts,
Please welcome Jolita Frank, our new director of the music ministry.
My life journey began in beautiful Eastern European country of Lithuania. I received Bachelors degree from the Lithuanian Music Academy with the degree in Piano Performance. With a collapse of Soviet Union and religious freedoms coming back to my home country I was able to start my first liturgy/organ lessons with a sweet nun at a local church. In 1991 my family moved to United States. A year later I was very lucky to receive scholarships to pursue Masters degree in Vocal Accompanying at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Not long after I realized that my calling was to be involved with music liturgy in a Catholic Church. My first assignment was St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church in Union Grove, Wisconsin. Becoming music liturgist was the most rewarding job to me. It provided me with amazing opportunity to become a leader for numerous children, youth and adult choirs. Friends I made from St. Anthony, St. Jerome, St. Leonard, St. Patrick will always be in my heart. Teaching piano is my other passion besides playing and directing choirs at the church. I was an adjunct piano instructor for University of Wisconsin-Parkside and Cardinal Stritch in Milwaukee. During visit with my daughter in Denver I discovered a beautiful state of Colorado and absolutely fell in love with. My daughter Rose, my son Nojus and I found a home here. I’m very grateful for the opportunity to serve St. Peter’s church and share my gifts.
May 26, 2019
Dear parishioners and guests,
I would like to update you all on the Peter the Rock Chapel and Parish Ministry Center. Our construction is under way and we are making good progress. Some of you have been asking about a finish date. At this point, we are on schedule to finish construction between December 6 and 14 of 2019. Once construction is complete, we will need to furnish it and prepare the building for use. It should not take more than one month to complete. The plan is to move all the ministry meetings to the new building by the end of January 2020. We will be doing it gradually so every ministry finds the right spot in the building to be moved on the right dates and times. Our new Parish Ministry Center & Chapel Manager will start contacting each ministry to plan the moves. All ministries should have a plan to move in by October 2019. The manager will help all of them.
At this time, foundations are poured and wall concrete is ready for steel frames to go up. Important note is that we are on target with our budget and there are few changes, which do not impact us financially. iicon construction group is doing a tremendous job and the quality of work performed by them is outstanding. I continue to meet with construction group every week and with the building committee once a month. Below are a few pictures showing the progress.
We have 1.7 million so far in pledges. Our budget is 3.2 million. If you wish to help us raise the money, please do so by contacting our office or picking up an envelope from the church gathering area.
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.
Sunday, March 3, 2019
Sunday, March 3, 2019
UPON THIS ROCK
Building our future, honoring our legacy.
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