Greetings from St. Benedict Catholic Church in Falcon, Colorado, a parish on the high plains east of Colorado Springs, Colorado. We serve a small community that includes a number of military personnel stationed at Peterson and Shriever Air Force Bases.
Our parish dates back to January 2005 when a group of twenty area Catholics met to discuss the dream of forming a church in this community. Later that same year, the Colorado Springs Diocese approved the formation St. Benedict Parish.
In July 2012, St. Benedict Parish purchased a thirty-five acre ranch that included two houses and a large barn/loafing shed. Parishioners assisted with extensive clean-up of the property. The barn was our Parish Hall. One house served as our church office. The other house was designated for a rectory for our first pastor.
The remodel of the Parish Hall into our new church began in March 2017 and was completed in late September 2017. Bishop Michael Sheridan dedicated St. Benedict Catholic Church, on October 8, 2017, and consecrated the altar.
On July 1, 2017, Fr. Jaimes Ponce became the first Pastor of St. Benedict Catholic Church. On July 1, 2019, Fr. Francisco Quezada became the Parochial Administrator for St. Benedict's. On July 1, 2020, Fr. Michael Goodyear became the Pastor of St. Benedict Catholic Church.
If you are in the Colorado Springs area, we invite you to visit us.