THERESA WARD

Special to the Herald
May 3, 2019  |  By THERESA WARD
COLORADO SPRINGS. Corpus Christi parishioner Heather Grady, a mother of two young children, recently found herself looking for a way to connect with other mothers. Not only was she interested in cultivating friendships, she wanted to learn from older, more experienced mothers.
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January 18, 2019  |  By THERESA WARD
COLORADO SPRINGS. A person thinking of committing suicide is often deeply depressed and unable to seek help by themselves. The actions of a concerned friend can save their life, said Angel McGrady to the Tapping into Theology gathering Jan. 8 at the Pikes Peak Brewing Company in Monument. McGrady also spoke on how to administer the “QPR” method of assistance to a person in danger of suicide.
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September 21, 2018  |  By THERESA WARD
COLORADO SPRINGS. A three-day retreat titled “Holy Spirit 101” will take place Sept. 28-30 at Holy Apostles Parish. During the retreat, participants will learn how to begin operating in the Pauline charisms of healing, prophecy, word of knowledge and more. In accordance with Catholic teaching, and in cooperation with Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services and the Diocese of Colorado Springs, Arise Worship Ministries will present the retreat.
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July 6, 2018  |  By THERESA WARD
The St. Thomas Aquinas Society, begun in 1991, has hosted a series of conferences and events over the years.  Most notable are the 20 major conferences which have brought in many speakers of national and international renown.  These conferences have always been three-day events until now with the 21st annual conference, “God the Father of Mercy/Our Lady of Fatima” which will be held at the Pikes Peak Center from August 1-5. Admission is free, donations gratefully accepted.
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May 18, 2018  |  By THERESA WARD
COLORADO SPRINGS. Preschoolers who shared snacks out of their backpacks with firefighters were a small part of an outpouring of generosity that happened when the Divine Redeemer community mobilized to help a member of the parish staff who lost her home in a wildfire.
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March 2, 2018  |  By THERESA WARD
COLORADO SPRINGS. A diocesan-wide group that helped lay people grow in their faith recently held their final retreat on Feb. 17. Participants and the team who staffed the retreats met for a farewell party in the home-like upstairs meeting room of Mary’s House on the grounds of Holy Apostles Parish, remembering the blessings of the past seven years.
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February 16, 2018  |  By THERESA WARD
CASTLE ROCK. For a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy, an ultrasound image of her unborn child can serve as truth in love. The opening of a new pregnancy center in Castle Rock, which was aided by the Knights of Columbus at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Castle Rock, allows women facing unintended pregnancy in Douglas County to receive medical services and life-affirming counseling without having to drive to Denver or Colorado Springs.
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February 2, 2018  |  By THERESA WARD

COLORADO SPRINGS. Holiness and fun were the twin themes of the High School Rally that took place Jan. 19-21 at the Great Wolf Lodge in northern Colorado Springs.

The event, titled “Rooted in Christ,” from Colossans 2:7, offered the students a chance to hang out with friends, enjoy an indoor water park, and take part in retreat events that involved worship, catechesis, and for some, a life-changing experience of the power and love of the Holy Spirit.


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November 3, 2017  |  By THERESA WARD
COLORADO SPRINGS. Catherine Hammond hopes that people will focus on the important aspects of their lives before they die, so she and some friends have been putting up chalkboard signs around Colorado Springs inviting people to write on the boards about what they would like to do before they die. The boards have been up around town for a month, and Hammond is surprised and pleased by the results of the signs. They’ve served as conversation starters for downtown business people and as a moment of solidarity in a homeless person’s life.
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September 14, 2017  |  By THERESA WARD
COLORADO SPRINGS. Members of St. Patrick Parish are spearheading a new initiative to reach out to people who currently aren’t affiliated with a church but are interested in exploring topics related to spirituality and religion.
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Father Mitch Pacwa to speak at upcoming conference

Conference will offer perspectives on Fatima
July 7, 2017  |  By THERESA WARD
COLORADO SPRINGS. For 20 years, the St. Thomas Aquinas Society Conference has been a fixture on the first weekend of August in Colorado Springs. Speakers from all over the world address the conference, and each year they provide a global perspective of the Catholic faith which seems to sum up the spiritual movements of the past century.
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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 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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March 2, 2017  |  
COLORADO SPRINGS. The Lenten regulation to forego eating meat on Fridays challenges Catholics to eat in a different, more thoughtful way, to consume food that is more compatible with contemplative life and with how the poor live.
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