April 21, 2017  |  By THERESA WARD
COLORADO SPRINGS.  In a continuing effort to address the rising rate of suicide among teens in El Paso County, St. Patrick Parish is hosting an internationally recognized expert on teens.
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April 21, 2017  |  
COLORADO SPRINGS. Norman Hale, former principal of Corpus Christi School, was killed in a car accident in Kansas on April 5. He was 52 years old. Hale was born Nov. 19, 1964 in Mineral Wells, Texas. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University in Pueblo and a master’s degree from the University of Phoenix. Hale had also served as principal at Holy Trinity School and a football coach at St. Mary’s High School before moving to Nebraska in 2006. There he served as principal of St. Mary’s School in O’Neill and St. Patrick’s School in Elkhorn.  He is survived by his wife Carolyn and two sons.
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April 21, 2017  |  
COLORADO SPRINGS. Deacon Matt Kasper was named the Rookie Volunteer of the Year by the Community Advancing Public Safety (CAPS) program. Deacon Kasper joined the CAPS Team in April 2016 and was assigned to the Colorado Springs Fire Department’s chaplaincy unit. He is credited with over 550 volunteer hours and a record number of death call-outs — 40 in all. “Many of these tragic stories are compounded with family conflicts, which makes the role of a chaplain that much more delicate and difficult to navigate,” stated a press release from CAPS. “Matt handled each call with professionalism, grace and dignity.”
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April 21, 2017  |  
COLORADO SPRINGS. The Colorado Springs Council for Black Catholics meets the fourth Saturday of the month in the library of Holy Apostles Church. The new meeting time is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, contact cscbc.be.seen@gmail.com or visit the council’s Facebook page
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April 21, 2017  |  
PARKER. Greg and Julie Alexander will present a “Strong Catholic Marriage” workshop at Ave Maria Parish in Parker on June 23-24. The event begins June 23 from 7-9 p.m.; appetizers and beverages will be served. It continues June 24 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., with continental breakfast and lunch being served. To register, contact Dr. Lynne Lane at 1-720-842-4105 or llane@avemariacatholicparish.org. Child care will be provided. 
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April 21, 2017  |  

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April 21, 2017  |  By EXCMO. y RVDMO. MONS. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

(A continuación se presenta la homilía predicada por Mons. Sheridan en la misa crismal de la semana pasada.)

Las Escrituras de esta misa crismal nos hablan de la obra del Espíritu Santo y de la unción. En la primera lectura Isaías profetiza acerca del Mesías, diciendo:  “El Espíritu del Señor Dios está sobre mí, porque el Señor me ha ungido.”


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April 20, 2017  |  
COLORADO SPRINGS. On April 23, Bishop Michael Sheridan will preside at the diocesan Divine Mercy Sunday celebration at St. Mary’s Cathedral. At 1:30 p.m., there will be exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and confessions. The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be recited, followed by Benediction, concluding with the celebration of Mass at about 3 p.m. All are invited to attend. 

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April 20, 2017  |  By FATHER DANIEL MERZ
COLORADO SPRINGS. The Catholic Church throughout the English-speaking world began using a revised Order of Celebrating Matrimony (OCM), effective Dec. 31, 2016. There are a few changes — nothing revolutionary — but it brings a great opportunity to look anew at the importance of this institution between a man and a woman, and to deepen our understanding of how it may be lived and supported.
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April 20, 2017  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN
(Following is the homily preached by Bishop Sheridan at last week’s Chrism Mass.)
The Scriptures of this Chrism Mass speak to us about the work of the Holy Spirit and about anointing. In the first reading Isaiah prophesies concerning the Messiah, saying: “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me.”

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April 20, 2017  |  By THERESA WARD
COLORADO SPRINGS. A teen and two mothers of large families from the Colorado Springs diocese will join the Order of Malta’s Western Association on its annual pilgrimage to Lourdes, France, which will take place May 2-10. The three hope for spiritual and physical healing as they journey to the place where many miraculous healings have happened since Mary appeared there 158 years ago. The three will be accompanied by Bill and Eileen Maggio, Knight and Dame of the Order.
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