Welcome to St. Benedict Catholic Church
We are a growing Catholic community located in Falcon, Colorado, about 10 miles northeast of Colorado Springs in El Paso County. Newcomers and visitors are always welcome.
Weekly Mass Times
Saturdays: 5:00 pm
Sundays: 8:00 am and 10:30 am
Mondays and Wednesdays at Noon
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:00 am
To be a welcoming Catholic Community, teaching God’s word, helping those in need, and living a life in Christ.
Monday through Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Our Parish Office / Pastoral Center is the one story tan stucco building adjacent to the church.
Saturdays from 4:00 pm - 4:40 pm or by appointment
Ash Wednesday, February 26
- Noon, Blessing and Distribution of Ashes
- 6:30 pm, Mass and Distribution of Ashes
Lenten Disciples of Fasting & Abstinence
Catholics in good heatlh, ages 18 to 59, are required to fast and to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
Fasting consists of eating only one meal, with the possibility of two smaller snacks that do not add up to a single full meal.
Catholics age 14 and older are to abstain from meat on all Fridays in Lent.
Lenten Fridays / Living Stations
Fridays of Lent
February 28 - April 3
The Way of the Cross
6:00 pm in the church
followed by simple soup supper in the Pastoral Center
Living Stations of the Cross presented by the Youth Ministry
Wednesday, April 8
7:00 pm in the church
Reconciliation During Lent
Note the Revised Confession Times on the First Four Mondays in March
March 2, 2020
March 9, 2020
March 16, 2020
March 23, 2020
Easter Triduum Liturgies: Thursday, April 9 - Sunday, April 12, 2020
Holy Thursday, April 9
6:30 pm, Mass of the Lord's Supper
Good Friday April 10
3:00 pm, Liturgy of The Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion
Easter Vigil, April 11
Easter Sunday, April 12
Kindergarten through Confirmation Catechesis
Mark Your Calendars for these key dates:
April 26, 2020 - First Holy Communion
May 3, 2020 - Last Day of Classes
May 4, 2020 - Confirmation, 6:30pm
For the full calendar, visit the Kindergarten through Confirmation page
Mark Your Calendars for our February Events
Regularly-scheduled fellowship meets Wednesday evenings from 6:30–8:00 PM in the St. John Paul II Room. All Middle and High School youth encouraged to attend. Bring a friend!
February 19 Guest Speaker – Charlotte Sandoval
February 22 5:00 pm Youth Mass – followed by Pot Luck with our families
February 26 Ash Wednesday – No Youth Fellowship
February 29 Retreat Information Meeting after 5:00 pm Mass
March 1 Retreat Information Meeting after 10:30 am Mass
March 6 Youth Ministry Sponsored “Way of the Cross” 6:00 pm to be followed by Soup Supper provided by youth & families
March 6 & 7 Lock-in! Beginning Friday at 8:00 pm in the Pastoral Center and ending Saturday at 10:00 am. Bring games, snacks, and G- or PG-rated movies to share. Can’t stay up all night? Bring a sleeping bag! For more info: [email protected]
Check out our full calendar on our Youth Ministry page
Rise 30 Day Challenge
Do you have a plan in place that will take your life to the next level? Men around the world are stepping up to the RISE challenge this Ash Wednesday, February 26, 2020.
Will you join us?
To register and for additional sign up details, visit our Rise 30 Day Challenge page
Salesian Sisters Women's Retreat
HOLY WOMEN . . .Holier Families, Church, Society!
We'll be exploring Pope Francis' document on Holiness and placing it in the context of woman, focused specifically on Mary. How we might be her image and live similarly her strong faith in the Father, trust in the Son and reliance on the power and creative gift of the Holy Spirit.
Sr. Ann Cassidy, a Salesian Sister, is offering four sessions of a three-hour women's retreat course. This is not a four-part series. The same information will be presented at each session.
* Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
* Thursday, February 20, 2020, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
* Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
* Thursday, March 19, 2020, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
For more information and to register, visit our Women's Retreat 2020 page
Returning God's Gifts 2020
This year the Annual Pastoral Appeal is themed: Be Rich in Good Works(1 Timothy 6:18). It is a call from the Lord to stir us to be a source of hope and life for people here and now, and for those who will follow through our words and actions. Together, let us pray that the Holy Spirit guides our journey and bestows His grace upon us as we serve others. Please pray for the success of our appeal, which reaches beyond ourselves and our parish, and gives hope to thousands through the ministries, programs, and services that enrich a Christ-centered way of life.
For more information, to view the video, and to contribute, visit the Returning God's Gifts page
St. Benedict Quilting Group Forming
Let’s make another quilt for St. Benedict!
If you are interested in joining the quilting group, please come to a gathering on Tuesday March 3 at 6:30 pm at the Pastoral Center.
If you don’t sew, it’s ok! We will have needs for pattern design and fabric cutting also.
If you have any patterns or ideas for a design, please bring those along.
Email [email protected] with your contact information or questions.
St. Benedict Catholic Church provides Online Giving for our weekly offerings, Capital Campaign contributions, Mass Intentions, Christmas offerings and other parish collections.
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Readings for the Week
Readings for the week of February 23, 2020
- Sunday: Lv 19:1-2, 17-18 / Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 8, 10, 12-13 [8a] / 1 Cor 3:16-23 / Mt 5:38-48
- Monday: Jas 3:13-18 / Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 15 [9a] / http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/022420.cfm / Mk 9:14-29
- Tuesday: Jas 4:1-10 / Ps 55:7-8, 9-10a, 10b-11a, 23 [23a] / Mk 9:30-37
- Wednesday: Jl 2:12-18 / Ps 51:3-4, 5-6ab, 12-13, 14 and 17 [cf. 3a] / 2 Cor 5:20—6:2 / Mt 6:1-6, 16-18
- Thursday: Dt 30:15-20 / Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6 [Ps 40:5a] / Lk 9:22-25
- Friday: Is 58:1-9a / Ps 51:3-4, 5-6ab, 18-19 [19b] / Mt 9:14-15
- Saturday: Is 58:9b-14 / Ps 86:1-2, 3-4, 5-6 [11ab] / Lk 5:27-32
- Next Sunday: Gn 2:7-9; 3:1-7 / Ps 51:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 17 [cf. 3a] / Rom 5:12-19 or 5:12, 17-19 / Mt 4:1-11