COLORADO SPRINGS. Relics of St. Pio of Pietrelcina — better known as Padre Pio — are touring archdioceses and dioceses around the United States until Nov. 15. The relics will visit St. Mary’s Cathedral on Nov. 3 from 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Bishop Michael Sheridan will celebrate Mass at the cathedral at 9 a.m.

September 6, 2019  |  By JULIE BAILEY

COLORADO SPRINGS. Out of the proceeds of the 2017 Bishop’s Respect Life Dinner, the Salida Pregnancy Resource Center (SPRC) received $10,000 to help them expand their hours and add professional staff in support of their mission to help women during pregnancy.

August 2, 2019  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which takes place on Aug. 15, is a holy day of obligation this year. 

Pope Pius XII defined the Assumption as a dogma on Nov. 1, 1950, proclaiming that the belief that the Blessed Virgin Mary was taken up body and soul into heaven at the end of her earthly life forms part of the deposit of faith received from the apostles. 

The pope’s proclamation did not include details regarding the manner, time or place in which the assumption occurred.

When the solemnity falls on a Saturday or Monday, the precept to attend Mass is abrogated, according to a 1991 decree by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

June 21, 2019  |  
Sister of St. Francis Laetitia Choi dies at age 80

COLORADO SPRINGS. Sister of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration Laetitia Choi died June 9 at Mount St. Francis. Mass of Resurrection was celebrated June 13, followed by burial in the Mount St. Francis Cemetery. 
Sister Laetitia was born Dec. 11, 1938 in Seoul, South Korea, to Young Jin Choi and Yik Soo Kim. She entered the Congregation of Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Perpetual Help of Seoul and professed final vows on June 26, 1958.



(All parishes in Colorado Springs unless otherwise noted)
April 5, 2019  |  

Complete listing of Lenten devotions and Holy Week liturgies at parishes around the diocese.


2019 Parish Lenten Schedules

(All parishes in Colorado Springs unless otherwise noted)
March 1, 2019  |  


Ash Wednesday: March 6

The Annunciation: March 25

Palm Sunday: April 14

Holy Thursday: April 18

Good Friday: April 19

Holy Saturday: April 20

Easter Sunday: April 21

Divine Mercy Sunday: April 28

Ascension: June 2

Penetecost: June 9

February 14, 2019  |  By VICKIE CHIMENT
COLORADO SPRINGS. Around the world, the year 1933 was a year of hardship, misery, and the unexpected. For many countries, it was one of the worst years of the Great Depression. In Russia, severe famine claimed the lives of several million people. Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Nazi Germany and opened his country’s first concentration camp, Dachau. In the United States, the Southern Great Plains suffered through 38 dust storms, one powerful enough to rip the topsoil from South Dakota’s farmlands.
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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