JEFF THOMAS

JEFF THOMAS
December 21, 2018  |  By JEFF THOMAS

COLORADO SPRINGS. About one of every 500 people in El Paso County claims to be of Vietnamese heritage, according to the Census Bureau. That amounts to fewer than 1,400 people, and for the Catholics among them who want to celebrate Mass in their native language, they have one parish in Colorado Springs from which to choose: Vietnamese Holy Martyrs.

It was natural, then, that Salesian Sister Phuong Nguyen, born in Vietnam, educated since childhood in the United States and a newcomer to Colorado Springs, eventually would settle into a pew at Vietnamese Holy Martyrs.


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September 7, 2018  |  By JEFF THOMAS
COLORADO SPRINGS. An email recently popped into Deacon Mike McGrady’s inbox at St. Gabriel the Archangel church. “We need to have more adoration and praise and worship at St. Gabriel,” the message said.
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August 3, 2018  |  By JEFF THOMAS
COLORADO SPRINGS. Free beer. It may be the most attention-grabbing, and usually bogus, marketing gimmick ever. In this case, it’s true: the beer is free at the Inferno Men’s Forum.
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May 18, 2018  |  By JEFF THOMAS
COLORADO SPRINGS. St. Gabriel the Archangel Church has a commanding view of Briargate. Sitting on a rocky outcrop at 6,940 feet elevation, it is one of the more prominent landmarks in northeast Colorado Springs.
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