June 5, 2020  |  By AMY PARTAIN

COLORADO SPRINGS. Working full time at a homeless center in Boulder was not how Hannah McReavy envisioned spending the last months of her sophomore year at college. In February, McReavy, who graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 2018, was at Providence College in Rhode Island; a month later, she was in Boulder, where her parents now live, finishing the semester virtually as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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June 5, 2020  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. St. Paul School has expanded its Early Education Program for the 2020-21 school year to include full-day options for preschool and pre-kindergarten. Full-day preschool for ages 3-4 will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., while full-day pre-kindergarten for ages 4-5 will take place Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. To schedule a tour or register, contact Candy at 719-632-1846.


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June 5, 2020  |  

LITTLETON. St. Katharine Drexel School, which is located at Pax Christi Parish in Littleton, will add a fi rst grade class consisting of 10 students for the 2020-21 school year. The school recently graduated its first kindergarten class, said director Mandi Lupher, and plans to continue adding one grade per year.


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June 5, 2020  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. Bishop Michael Sheridan will ordain 19 men to the permanent diaconate on June 20 at 10 a.m. at St. Dominic Church in Security. 


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June 5, 2020  |  By THERESA WARD

COLORADO SPRINGS. Looking at the school disruptions caused by the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic of 2020, some of the students that have suffered the most are the seniors whose final semesters and graduations were effectively cancelled in order to stop the spread of the virus. Two graduates and their parents discussed their experiences with virtual graduations and shortened or cancelled sports seasons.


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June 5, 2020  |  By JEFF THOMAS

COLORADO SPRINGS. The ushers wore yellow safety vests. The pews had bucket seats and license plates. Above the altar was a tent; behind it was Pikes Peak. The homily could be heard at 88.9 FM on the radio dial.


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June 5, 2020  |  By CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

DENVER. Organizers of a ballot initiative to prohibit abortion in Colorado after 22 weeks, with an exception to save the life of the mother, said because support has been building in recent weeks they turned in more than 48,000 signatures — far more than the 10,000 needed by May 29 to get the measure on the November ballot.


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May 15, 2020  |  By SISTER ROSE ANN BARMANN, OSB

COLORADO SPRINGS. Bahkita Mountain Home, a safe home in Colorado Springs for victims of human trafficking, is closer to becoming a reality.


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May 15, 2020  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. Even though parishioners at St. Gabriel the Archangel weren’t able to attend any Masses during the month of April, the parish not only held its regular monthly food drive but held an extra drive that resulted in a 3,500-pound food donation to Marian House soup kitchen.


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May 15, 2020  |  By AMY PARTAIN

COLORADO SPRINGS. When Colleen (Walker) Berenguer ‘11 graduated from St. Mary’s High School, a career in nursing wasn’t on her radar. Yet, nine years later, her days have been filled with caring for patients in Meridian, Idado, with a virus that just a few months ago no one could have imagined. Berenguer is one of several St. Mary’s graduates who are on the frontlines caring for COVID-19 patients across the nation.


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May 15, 2020  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. Bishop Michael Sheridan will ordain Deacons Timothy O’Connell and Chance Billmeyer to the priesthood on May 30 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral.


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May 15, 2020  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. The impacts of the coronavirus pandemic will ripple through society for years to come, but one of the groups most immediately and directly affected by the pandemic are engaged couples who were planning weddings this year. These couples have been faced with a difficult choice — move forward with a wedding where only their parents and possibly siblings can attend, or postpone it for an indeterminate period of time.


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