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December 3, 2021
Dear parishioners and guests,
Welcome to the season of Advent. Advent is a time of preparation. Preparing ourselves for the Nativity of the Lord always gives us a different level of the Christmas celebration. We are able to enjoy the richness of our faith which helps us to prepare our hearts and minds for celebrating the coming of the Christ child on Christmas. One of the best ways to prepare our hearts is to go to confession. Confession cleans our souls and helps us to get our hearts in the right place in regards to others and ourselves.
Father Tim and I both will be available to hear confessions at our regular scheduled tines, Tuesday & Thursday evenings at 4:45pm and Saturday at 3pm. Of course, you can always schedule an appointment for confession if you are not able to attend one of our scheduled confession times. Please remember a priest may not always be available for an appointment. If that is the case, you also have the opportunity to meet with a priest at the Franciscan Chapel in the Citadel Mall for confession. I encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity. It is important to use that sacrament of healing so we can truly enjoy our Lord’s birthday with joy and happiness knowing that our souls are ready for it.
This year our Christmas Masses will be offered the same way we did before COVID. In the gym and the church, we will celebrate the beautiful Eucharist. Please check our bulletin for the schedule of Mass times.
Advent season reminds us that we are pilgrims and exiles longing for our home with God. Many churches in the East and West, since the early first centuries of the Christian era, have marked special seasons to celebrate the central truths of the Christian faith. The Advent season which precedes Christmas and Epiphany reminds us that we are a pilgrim people, aliens and exiles in this age who long for our true home with God in His heavenly kingdom, and who await with joyful hope the return of the Lord Jesus at the end of the age.
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