St. Benedict
St. Benedict
Phone: 719-495-1426
Website: www.stbenedictfalcon.org
Parish Clergy

PAROCHIAL ADMINISTRATOR: Rev. Francisco J. Quezada

 

Mass & Confession Schedule
Saturday Anticipated

5:00 p.m.

Sunday Mass

8:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m.

Weekday Mass

Monday, Wednesday 12:00 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday, 8:00 a.m.

Holy Days

https://www.stbenedictfalcon.org

Advent Services

Christmas Services

Dec. 24 — Vigil Mass at 5 p.m. Dec. 25 — Mass at 9 a.m.

New Year's Services

Dec. 31 — Vigil Mass for Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God at 5 p.m.; Jan. 1 — Mass for Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, 9:00 a.m.

Confession

Saturdays, 4:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.

Adoration

Other Services

Parish Map

 

12130 Falcon Highway
Falcon, CO 80831
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Parish History

In 2004, a few local Catholic families started talking about the need for a parish and a Catholic elementary
school in Falcon. This idea was brought to the attention of Bishop Michael Sheridan, who was well aware of
the population projections for the area. A community meeting was scheduled with diocesan officials for Jan. 19,
2005, in the gymnasium of Falcon Middle School. The best guess, based on word of mouth, was that about 20 to
25 people might attend; 120 very interested Catholics attended. On Ash Wednesday of that year, a special Mass
was celebrated in the gym for 200 of the faithful. On May 22, 2005, the Catholic Community of Falcon started
having Mass every Sunday, with priests provided by Father Paul Wicker, pastor of Holy Apostles Church in
Colorado Springs. Father Paul was instrumental from the beginning in the promotion of this new faith community,
and is currently the canonical pastor. On July 11, 2005, the Feast of St. Benedict, Bishop Sheridan designated
the Falcon Faith Community as a quasi-parish, naming it after that most venerable saint and in honor of the
newly named Pope Benedict XVI.

A religious education program started in September 2005 for 70 students in first grade through first-year Confirmation preparation. Twenty children received their first holy Communion that school year. In the 2006-07 school year, the religious education program grew to 92 students, with 18 receiving first holy Communion and 20 receiving the sacrament of Confirmation. St. Benedict has added adult religious formation, kindergarten classes, a vacation Bible school during the summer and a youth program. Due to a shortage of priests in the Diocese of Colorado Springs, in December 2006 Bishop Sheridan appointed Deacon Lynn Sherman as parish director of St. Benedict. 

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 the Parish Hall. One house served as the church office. The other house was designated for a rectory for the first pastor.

The remodel of the Parish Hall into the 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.