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April 2, 2021
Dear parishioners and guests,
GOD HAS THE LAST WORD: In the brightness of Easter day, we gather to celebrate not only the resurrection, but also the great lengths to which our God is willing to go in order that we, the lost, might be redeemed. Our God was willing to go to the cross for us. You see, without the risk of losing one’s life, the willingness to suffer, the humility to carry a cross, the resurrection is impossible.
Over these past three days we have devoutly recalled how Jesus was willing to bear the humility of being a man, how he died upon a cross, how he descended into hell, unlocked the gates of heaven, and conquered the darkness of evil and sin. From the hopelessness of the tomb and from the emptiness of the grave, the Son of God has risen, and he comes to us this day with the promise of eternal life.
The simplest meaning of Easter is that we are living in a world in which God has the last word. Our entire Parish Staff joins in extending to you our best wishes and all of the joy of Easter. Since Easter is fifty days long, we will have many opportunities to greet you personally or virtually and to thank you for the life you bring to St. Peter Parish.
We extend a word of appreciation to all who worked tirelessly during Lent and, especially, the Holy Week and Easter celebration; to all those involved in our Triduum Liturgies; and to everyone who decorated our church and set up chairs in the gym. Thanks to all who sacrificed to make our Holy Week as prayerful, enjoyable, and inviting as it has been. Special appreciation is extended to all medical and public service workers who dedicate their lives to serve others during this pandemic time. Because of your work this year, we can celebrate Easter in person. Last year churches at this time were closed. Therefore, there is a reason to celebrate Easter in a special way.
We also extend a warm welcome to those who are visitors to our parish. We are happy you chose to celebrate Easter with us. We extend an invitation to you to become a regular part of our parish life. The bulletin cover lists our Mass times and phone numbers. Please visit our parish website and call us, if we can help. Welcome, again, and a Blessed Easter to you.
Fr. Gregory & the staff of St. Peter Catholic Church
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!
Sunday, March 3, 2019