Weekly announcements - March 26, 2021
March 26, 2021
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Holy Week at St. Peter Catholic Church
Palm Sunday Masses (March 27 & 28): Saturday 5pm; Sunday 8am, 10:30am & 5pm
Palms will be available as you enter the church. Please pick up your palms and proceed to the pews. The palms will be blessed during the procession.
no Confessions or 5:30pm Mass
April 1 Holy Thursday:
no daily Mass or Confessions
7pm Mass of the Lord's Supper
Following Mass: adoration of Blessed Sacrament in the gym until 10pm.
April 2 Good Friday:
no daily Mass, church offices and school are closed
3pm Stations of the Cross
7pm Good Friday Services
April 3 Holy Saturday:
no daily Mass
8am Blessing of the Baskets
8:30pm Easter Vigil
April 4 Easter Sunday:
no evening Mass
8am (gym and church)
10:30am (gym and church)
church offices and school are closed
8am daily Mass
Please note: The church offices will close at noon on Wednesday, March 31, and reopen on Tuesday, April 6.
Please see below Fr. Gregory's message for the weekly announcements.
Dear parishioners and guests,
We celebrate the year of St. Joseph as the Church has been celebrating him for thousands of years.
St. Joseph reminds us that the church has been formed by a number of great figures of the New Testament. Think of Peter, chosen by the Lord to be the great authority figure of the new Community. Paul the evangelist and writer of so much of what became the New Testament letters. John the beloved, the contemplative poetic figure and evangelist. Mary ,of course, obedient to the word and faithful Mother of God. And today, Joseph, husband of Mary, foster father of Jesus. Joseph, a just man, because he acts in a responsible way toward each person preserving their dignity and attentive to their needs.
We do not know what went through his mind when on three occasions the angel of God visited him in his dreams. We have no record of his words. What we do know of Joseph comes from his actions which tell us that he was attentive to the Spirit of God and open to the word that God had for him. What is so significant is that he always had the courage to carry it out.
Joseph lived in the silence of discernment and faithfulness. He is always a willing participant in the action of God even when he does not understand what it is all about.
Joseph is the patron of the universal church. As he is the provider and protector of Jesus and Mary.
Perhaps the best way to observe this feast would be for each of us to look for Joseph moments in our daily life.
Moments to be virtuous as he was.
Moments that reflect our just response to each person who touches our life.
Moments of silence to hear the angel speaking to us.
Moments of openness to change.
March 28 bulletin
Holy Week 2021
Sunday, March 28:
UCCS Campus Ministry Center
Good Friday, April 2:
Collection for the Holy Land
Thank you for your generous support of the mission in Peru! Please leave your donations in the collection baskets in the gathering area on Palm Sunday (this weekend) or bring them to the church office during business hours.
Reconciliation and Stations of the Cross - Friday, March 26
6pm - Reconciliation
7pm - Stations of the Cross
Two priests will be available to hear Confessions.
Rosary Rally for Police - March 27, 10am
Please come to the Police Operations Center (705 S. Nevada Ave.) and show your support for law enforcement. For more information, contact Roberta Stein (719-339-9995 or
Blood Drive - Sunday, March 28, 8:30am-12:30pm
St. Peter and Vitalant are hosting a blood drive at the Parish Ministry Center. Please make an appointment at
and use code 00488. Get a head start by filling out your Health History Questionnaire the day of the blood drive, before you come. Visit Fast Track to get started. Print or screenshot the QR code when finished and bring it with you to the drive. Bring ID, eat and hydrate before donating. Vitalant reports giving blood is completely safe amid concerns of COVID-19. Please wear a mask when donating. When you give blood, you are saving the lives of your friends and family! Each unit of blood collected can save up to three lives.
Rosary before Mass - Sunday, March 28, 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.
Amazing Women's Guild - Friday, after 8am Mass
All women of St. Peter parish are encouraged to join us in the PMC for brunch, fellowship and to discover the ways your Women’s Guild supports and serves our parish, community and school. Our guest speakers will be Theresa Knapp and Joyce Lynn who will be sharing information on the Divine Mercy Ministry.
Divine Mercy Sunday is April 11
Join us for the Divine Mercy Chaplet after all weekend Masses of April 10 & 11. On April 11, Confession will be available from 2-3pm followed by Holy Hour at 3pm.
Tapping into Theology - Tuesday, April 13, 7pm
Join Father Sean McCann in the PMC for
"A Look at the Roman Rite: Understanding Our Tradition.”
Father McCann is a Canon Lawyer and Vice Chancellor of the Diocese. His talk will be a mix of church history, theology, and canon law, addressing the Roman Rite (in general) and then specifically, the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (what it is, its symbolism, and its importance today.) To RSVP, contact
Solemnity of the Resurrection of the Lord
(Easter) Parish Novena - April
After His resurrection from the dead, Jesus appeared to His disciples and, opening their minds to understand the Scriptures, said to them, “
Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead…
” (Lk 24:46).
Vacation Bible School Registration NOW OPEN
St. Peter Catholic Church is hosting a Vacation Bible School (VBS) and the theme is
"Cool Kingdom Party: Mary Leads Me Closer to Jesus!"
VBS is for children ages 4-11 and is June 14-18, 8:45am-12noon, in the PMC. It's the perfect opportunity for children to learn more about their Catholic faith in super-fun and exciting ways! Th registration deadline is May 17, 2021. For more information, contact
Will you help console Jesus as His Mother asks?
To Jesus Through Mary Ministry
team who work to spread Our Lady’s message with special focus on the Holy Rosary. For more information, please contact Elsie Coyne,
or Elaine Martinez at
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.
Returning God's Gifts
God bless each and every one of you who have so generously responded in support of the 2021 Returning God’s Gifts Annual Appeal. If you have heard the call to respond and have not yet done so, please do so today. As of March 10, our parish has pledged $98,735.98 toward our parish goal of $147,366.37. 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.
Middle School Youth Group - April 6, 3:45-4:45pm
Savio Service Project at Life Network Thrift Store - April 10, 10am-12noon
Savio High School Youth Group - April 11, 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
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