Young adult ministry conference will build on success of prior events

Set for May 20 at St. Francis in Colorado Springs
May 4, 2017  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. Young adults in their twenties and thirties are invited to the St. John Bosco Young Adult Ministry Conference May 20 at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Colorado Springs. Registration is $15 before May 15 and includes lunch and dinner. After May 15, the cost is $20.
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May 4, 2017  |  
COLORADO SPRINGS. Bishop Michael Sheridan will celebrate the Tenth Annual Diocesan Blue Mass for law enforcement and fire personnel on May 9 at 12:10 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral. All peace officers and firefighters are invited to wear their uniform of the day or their Class A dress uniform. 
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Fatima at 100

Story of apparitions continues to attract attention
April 21, 2017  |  By JUNNO AROCHO ESTEVES
VATICAN CITY. While conversion and prayer are at the heart of Mary’s messages at Fatima, Portugal, the miracles and unexplained phenomenon that accompanied the events 100 years ago continue to intrigue believers and nonbelievers alike.
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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 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 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 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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April 7, 2017  |  By DEACON RICK BAUER
In preparation for his review of “Strangers in a Strange Land,” Deacon Rick Bauer conducted an e-mail interview with Archbishop Chaput.
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