LINDA OPPELT

LINDA OPPELT
June 19, 2020  |  By LINDA OPPELT

COLORADO SPRINGS. Most people are familiar with the dramatic story of Saul on the road to Damascus. The notorious hunter of Christians is thrown to the ground by a flash of light and blinded for three days.

Less well-known is the story of Ananias — the disciple who was asked by God to lay hands on Saul, filling him with the Holy Spirit, restoring his sight and transforming him into the apostle we now know as St. Paul. Given Saul’s ruthless reputation, Ananias could have said “no” to God out of fear or lack of preparation. Instead, as told in Acts 9:10-19, Ananias chose to obey, setting Paul on his apostolic journey and greatly affecting the growth of the Church in the world.


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June 5, 2020  |  By LINDA OPPELT

COLORADO SPRINGS. With couples being cooped up together for extended periods of time these past few months, now might be a great time to consider taking advantage of a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Experience Virtual Weekend. Normally, the virtual weekend experience is for couples who can’t get away for the entire weekend for a traditional Marriage Encounter Weekend. It allows couples to sleep in their own beds, and check in on children and animals during the meal time breaks.


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March 6, 2020  |  By LINDA OPPELT

COLORADO SPRINGS. On Feb. 9, Holy Apostles Parish held a celebration of three years of perpetual eucharistic adoration at the parish. Over 150 people gathered in the parish hall to hear several adorers share their testimonies of how spending time in adoration has affected them. Following are excerpts from some of these testimonies:


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January 17, 2020  |  By LINDA OPPELT

COLORADO SPRINGS. When Rick Lentz started donating funds to St. Paul Street Evangelization (SPSE) he didn’t plan to become quite so involved as he is now. What began as simply providing financial support quickly turned into taking some of their online evangelization courses, which soon led him to find out what it would take to become a team leader for Colorado Springs.


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Falling in love with Jesus

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd makes Christ’s love tangible to kids
June 7, 2019  |  By LINDA OPPELT

COLORADO SPRINGS. To fall in love with Jesus and to know, beyond any doubt, that Jesus loves you, is an amazing and awesome gift. That is one aim of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, not so much a program as a methodology that recognizes and respects the deep religious capacity of children. Another major aim of it is to prepare children to participate within the life of the Church.

Introduced into a few diocesan Catholic schools in 2012, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) has earned accolades and much enthusiasm.


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February 1, 2019  |  By LINDA OPPELT
COLORADO SPRINGS. In the Jan. 18 issue of The Colorado Catholic Herald, the first part of Father Jacques Philippe’s Jan. 6 talk on personal prayer was summarized. In that portion, he focused on why prayer is essential to the life of any Christian, and he discussed some of the main fruits that a regular prayer life can produce.
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January 18, 2019  |  By LINDA OPPELT
COLORADO SPRINGS. Over 300 people came to Holy Apostles on a Sunday evening to benefit from Father Jacques Philippe’s knowledge and wisdom on the topic of personal prayer. 
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Stefanick’s ‘Reboot Live’ event makes an impact

Stefanick challenges Catholics to “Reboot” their faith
May 4, 2018  |  By LINDA OPPELT
COLORADO SPRINGS. Popular Catholic evangelist, speaker, and “Real Life Catholic” founder Chris Stefanick visited Colorado Springs and exhorted a sell-out crowd of 800 people at Holy Apostles to live their faith more vibrantly.
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May 3, 2018  |  By LINDA OPPELT
COLORADO SPRINGS. Beginning in May, a new type of prayer experience is being offered at Holy Apostles Parish. Called simply “Awaken,” the event is designed to appeal to people from all walks of life who want an intimate prayer experience and an opportunity to draw closer to God.
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March 2, 2018  |  By LINDA OPPELT

COLORADO SPRINGS. Exactly one year after the beginning of 24/7 eucharistic adoration at Holy Apostles Parish, Bishop Michael Sheridan officially dedicated the Divine Mercy Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament following the 9 a.m. Mass on Feb. 11.


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December 15, 2017  |  By LINDA OPPELT
COLORADO SPRINGS. The sacrament of Penance has been widely promoted within the Church in the past few years. During the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, from Dec. 8, 2015 through Nov. 20, 2016, Pope Francis called for extended times and opportunities for the sacrament. With this year’s 100th Anniversary of the apparitions of the Blessed Mother at Fatima, Portugal, culminating on Oct. 13, 2017, the faithful were reminded of her repeated exhortations for prayer, reparation and penance.
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September 1, 2017  |  By LINDA OPPELT
Prayer: why it’s so important, what it is, and how to do it were the topics of Dan Burke’s Mini-Retreat, “Into the Deep” on July 15 at Holy Apostles. Burke, founder of the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation and the website www.spiritualdirection.com, addressed the purpose and practice of authentic Christian spirituality before a crowd of about 80 people. (Burke also wrote a book by the same name, subtitled, “Finding Peace Through Prayer,” published last year by The Dynamic Catholic Institute.)
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Adoro te Devote

Holy Apostles Parish to Host Eucharistic Miracles Exhibit, Looks to Offer 24-Hour Adoration Beginning in January.
December 2, 2016  |  By LINDA OPPELT

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