VERONICA AMBUUL

VERONICA AMBUUL

Herald Editor
March 17, 2017  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
MANITOU SPRINGS. It’s known as “The Little Church that Could” and “The Church at the Incline.” Either way, members of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Manitou Springs are facing an uphill battle but remain undaunted.
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Eastward Expansion

New church will serve Catholics in eastern El Paso County
March 17, 2017  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
FALCON. St. Benedict Parish in Falcon, which has been celebrating Sunday Mass in a nearby school gym for more than a decade, will break ground on a long-awaited church construction project March 26. Bishop Michael Sheridan will preside at the groundbreaking after the 8:30 a.m. Mass.
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February 17, 2017  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. When Father Paul Wicker and Holy Apostles Parish began providing aid to the Catholic Church in Ukraine in 1995, the country had recently emerged from decades of Soviet rule and its citizens were struggling just to meet basic needs such as food and medical care. These days, Ukraine’s economy is much more robust, but helping the Catholic Church re-emerge after years of Communist repression is still an uphill battle, Father Wicker said.
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February 3, 2017  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS.  The Diocesan Pastoral Plan for 2015-2020, “Forming Communities of Missionary Disciples,” is now in its second year. Over the next 12 months, parish leaders are being encouraged to highlight the Mass as the center of parish life and look for ways to “develop the appeal and user-friendliness” of their parishes, said Father Jim Baron, pastor of Holy Apostles Parish and one of the plan’s authors.
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January 20, 2017  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. The Diocese of Colorado Springs’ Office of Marriage and Family Life is sponsoring a retreat for married couples Feb. 3-4 at Holy Apostles Parish. Father Jacques Philippe,  a France-based priest of the Community of the Beatitudes, will lead the retreat.
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December 15, 2016  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. More than 300 people attended a Mass for Immigrants on Dec. 1 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish. The Mass was sponsored by the diocesan Office of Hispanic Ministry and celebrated by Capuchin Father John Toepfer, pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Father Francisco Quezada, vicar for Hispanic Ministry and pastor of St. Mark Parish in Highlands Ranch, delivered the homily.   The purpose of the Mass was to show peace, unity and solidarity with immigrants who might be
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November 4, 2016  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. Over the past two decades, Deacon Pat Bidon has probably spent more time at the El Paso County Jail than many career criminals. And he is not planning a “jail break” anytime soon. 
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