Weekly announcements - March 5, 2021
March 5, 2021
Dear parishioners and guests,
I hope we all have a good Lenten journey. I’m very happy that what we offer in the church is well received by you. Masses, Stations of the Cross, Confessions and more are very well attended.
We are still working through the pandemic and need to find a healthy balance for our parish community. If you are struggling, please be sure to let us know. We will do our best to help.
We are doing our best to accommodate everyone's needs as we worship in the church. Yesterday, I received additional church guidelines related to the pandemic. After consultation with the health department, Bishop Sheridan is giving all parishes in the diocese a green light to utilize 50% of church fire code capacity. That is a change from the previous 25%. Of course, we will continue to practice social distancing and mask wearing. Given the new guidelines, our Easter celebrations will return to normal. On Easter Sunday we'll celebrate Masses in both the church and gym.
On a personal note, I would like to thank you for all the support you gave me during the time of my brother's passing, my surgery and COVID illness. I experienced a lot of kind words and questions from you regarding how I feel. I’m doing very well and I can say the surgery was a success and resolved my diabetic issues. Thank you, again.
I will keep you posted on other developments regarding our parish life.
March 7 bulletin
Reconciliation and Stations of the Cross - Friday, March 5
6pm - Reconciliation
7pm - Stations of the Cross
Two priests will be available to hear Confessions.
Rosary before Mass - Sunday, March 7, 10am
Please join the
To Jesus Through Mary Ministry
in praying the Parish Rosary each Sunday at 10am (just before the 10:30am Mass). If you are not able to get to church, click
to pray along with us.
Savio High School Youth Group GAME NIGHT - Sunday, March 7, 6-8pm
Join Sr. Quyen and her team in the PMC for game night! Contact Sr. Quyen (
) for more information.
Tapping into Theology - March 9, 7-9pm
What do you know about the patron saint of Ireland?
Tapping into Theology
is hosting Mr. Paul McCusker who will present
"Tapping into St. Patrick."
Mr. McCusker is an internationally recognized, award-winning author, best known for his work on the long-running children's series
Adventures in Odyssey
and popular audio dramas on classic books and lives of the saints. He wrote and directed the
"The Trials of St. Patrick"
for the Augustine Institute in Denver 2017. Refreshments are available for a donation. RSVP by March 8 to
"I am Patrick" Docudrama - March 20, after 5pm Mass
Please join us in the St. John room of the PMC for "
I am Patrick
," released in 2020 by CBN. Filmed entirely in Ireland and England, the docudrama tells the true story of the courageous 5th century saint who despite persecution and imprisonment, evangelized Celtic pagan Ireland. Starring John Rhys-Davies (Lord of the Rings fame) it is based on St. Patrick's Confessions. Through historical reenactments, expert interviews and St. Patrick's own writing, witness his amazing journey from slave to saint. Sponsored by the Respect Life Ministry. For more information, contact
Easter Lilies in Memory of Loved Ones
St. Peter Art and Environment Ministry will offer parishioners the opportunity to purchase one or more Easter Lilies in memory of loved ones. The flowers are placed in the church and Jaeger Hall for Easter Sunday. The cost is $15 per plant. Please send checks made out to “St. Peter Church” and put “Easter Lilies” and the name of the person you wish to honor in the memo section. You can also order in the office during business hours, 8:30am-3:30pm. Orders must be received no later than Sunday, March 28.
Help Wanted for Salesian Sisters
The Salesian Sisters will welcome an additional sister this summer and to accommodate this sister, their home requires some renovation work in the basement. If you are able to donate time or resources to this project, please contact
Chapel Veil Ministry
While not a requirement, the chapel veil is a beautiful tradition that is Biblical, reverent and reminds us that we are stepping out of the ordinary mode of life and entering into sacred time. The veil helps us to always remember in whose Real Presence we are when we approach the Blessed Sacrament…Our Lord Jesus Christ, the
. As women, we are the symbols of the Church, and the Church is the
of Christ. And how do we identify the Bride? By her veil.
To learn more about veiling or to receive a free chapel veil,
Teresa Crichton (
)or Ashley Slack (
ORDER YOUR EASTER BUTTERBRAIDS NOW!
Cub Scout Pack 217 is taking orders for delicious ButterBraid pastries and more! Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, we only will use our safe, secure online store this year. Simply place your order and pay with a credit card. (There is a small transaction fee for online purchases.) Since ButterBraids are frozen, we can't ship them, but we will arrange for a socially-distanced pick-up or delivery.
*Orders are due by March 15 and we expect delivery right before Easter.*
to place your order. For more information, call Suzanne Schwartze at 719-659-3267. THANK YOU for supporting the Cub Scouts!
40 Days for Life Spring Campaign
The 'spring' campaign of
40 Days for Life
has begun outside Planned Parenthood at Centennial Blvd and Fillmore. It is easy to go out to pray on the sidewalk when it is warm and sunny. It is more difficult when the weather is stormy, windy, snowy, and cold, especially here in Colorado. Did you know MORE BABIES ARE SAVED in bad weather conditions? It's not too late to sign up. Make your Lenten commitment
Solemnity of St. Joseph
On March 19, we celebrate the Solemnity of St. Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This occasion is an opportunity to highlight the gift of adoption by seeking the intercession of St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus, for the many people whose lives are touched by adoption. In this Year of St. Joseph, let us pray for birth mothers and fathers who place their children for adoption, for children waiting to be adopted, for married couples pursuing an adoption and for family members welcoming children through adoption. You are invited to pray
The St. Joseph Adoption Novena
in anticipation of his special feast day from March 10-18. For the Novena prayers, click
Returning God's Gifts
Your donations will help our parish as well as the many diocesan ministries including the Respect Life Ministry, Prison Ministry, Seminarian Formation, Training of Catechists, Young Adult Ministry and Campus Ministry. Our parish goal is 100% participation and $147,366. As of March 2, our parish has pledged $82,068.73. Click
to make an online donation. Thank you for your generosity.
Daily prayer at 3pm
Fr. Gregory and our parish council encourage you to set an alarm on your phone as a reminder to #pray@3. Jesus, we trust in you!
to make an offering via our safe, secure and convenient online giving program.
Stations of the Cross - March 12, 7pm
Savio Teens - March 14, 11:30am-1pm
First Holy Communion for SPCS students - May 1, 11am
First Holy Communion for FF students - May 2, 2pm
Confirmation - Thursday, May 20, at 6pm
for the latest information regarding our response to COVID.
SIR KNIGHT EARL G. DEPNER
A lifetime of service to our country and to our parish
Born on November 12, 1917, on the homestead outside of Edgar, Montana, Earl recently celebrated his 103rd birthday. Just before he turned 20, he joined the Knights of Columbus in October of 1937. As an active Honorary Life Member of the Knights of Columbus in St Peter Council 11514, he helped with spaghetti dinners and pancake breakfasts well into his 80s.
Earl served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. Earl is from Billings, Montana, and named his aircraft (it could be done in those days) the Billings Belle. He flew the P-47 and P-51 in combat, was shot down by a German Messerschmitt BF-109, jumped out of the aircraft and hit the tail, but when the parachute opened, the jolt knocked him unconscious. He was near friendly lines and was found by some US troops. Later on he was able to shoot down a Focke-Wulf FW 190, but his wingman saw the pilot escape. Earl flew some of our first jets, but not in combat. He also served as a flight instructor during the Korean War and flew one last reconnaissance mission in a T-6 trainer. Until he was 85, he would get on his Honda motorcycle and ride around the area. When he was 77, he rode his motorcycle up to Montana to visit his mother who passed away a few years later at nearly 103 years old.
Earl was the devoted caregiver for his wife Rosanna, who had Parkinson’s disease, until she passed away seven days after his mother. He attended daily Mass until about three years ago. Often after Mass he could be seen enjoying a leisurely breakfast at Monument’s Coffee Cup Restaurant. Earl currently resides at Jackson Creek Senior Living Center in Monument, CO.
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