January 21, 2022  |  By MARY LEE BENSMAN

I have heard about Operation Christmas Child for years but never participated in this Samaritan’s Purse outreach that delivers toys, clothes, hygiene items and school supplies to children around the world and to children living on Native American reservations in the U.S.


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January 21, 2022  |  By AMY PARTAIN

COLORADO SPRINGS. When Michelle (Polliard) Quaney last walked the halls of Corpus Christi Catholic School as a student in 1976, the United States was celebrating its bicentennial and “Silly Love Songs” by Wings filled the airways. Yet when she returned to the Colorado Springs campus as a teacher six years ago, the feeling invoked by the building was the same.


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January 21, 2022  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. A new residence for pregnant mothers and their preschool age children is set to be built on the campus of St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish. The home is the culmination of years of research and planning by four long-time pro-life advocates in the Diocese of Colorado Springs — Julie Bailey, Lisa Schmitz, Dick Eitel and Mike Faricy — who refer to themselves as the “Gang of Four.”v


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January 21, 2022  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. Catholic Schools Week will be observed Jan. 30-Feb. 5. Due to coronavirus concerns, the annual All Schools Mass has been canceled. However, individual schools are finding creative ways to celebrate the event. Following is a listing of the various activities planned by schools in the diocese for Catholic Schools Week 2022. 


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January 21, 2022  |  

(Editor’s Note: Following is the next installment of the Herald’s monthly series profiling a priest or deacon who is serving in our diocese. This issue, we feature Deacon Mark Griffith, who currently serves at St. Mary’s Cathedral.)

Deacon Mark Griffith hails from Brooklyn, New York, where he went to a Catholic elementary school.

He went to a public high school because he told his parents that he did not want to wear a uniform ever again. That lasted about six years until he started in the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) and had to wear a uniform again.


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January 21, 2022  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. Members of two religious orders based in India have moved to Colorado Springs to work as nurses at Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center. Both orders were invited by Carmelite of Mary Immaculate Father Abraham Kannampalackal, who serves as a chaplain at Penrose Hospital.


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December 17, 2021  |  By AMY PARTAIN

COLORADO SPRINGS.  Service isn’t something that happens only during the holiday seasons at St. Mary’s High School. But holiday service projects do hold a special place in the hearts of the community. This year students and advisers were thrilled to be able to give back in concrete ways after a year of restrictions due to the pandemic.


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December 17, 2021  |  

MONUMENT. Father Gregory Golyzniak will celebrate the Mass of the Holy Innocents at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 28 at St Peter Church in Monument.


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December 17, 2021  |  By THE COLORADO CATHOLIC HERALD

Father Gregory Bierbaum grew up in Beresford, South Dakota, where his parents owned and operated a ReXall Drug Store for decades. He has three younger brothers. As an adult, he worked in businesses in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Overland Park, Kansas. His father died in 2017 and his mother now lives in Olathe, Kansas.


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December 17, 2021  |  By AMY PARTAIN

COLORADO SPRINGS. Students at the Unified Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Colorado Springs practice service throughout the year, but each holiday season, special projects help them focus on giving rather than receiving.


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December 3, 2021  |  

A list of free Lessons and Carols and Concerts to enjoy this Advent.


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