April 6, 2017  |  By AMY PARTAIN
COLORADO SPRINGS. When someone older interacts with youth, one never knows the life-changing potential that interaction might have. Teens often serve as role models and inspiration for younger students, which is why the students at St. Mary’s High School reach out to parochial school students through several different programs.
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April 6, 2017  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. The winning entry from the youth billboard-design contest held in conjunction with the 2016 Bishop’s Respect Life Dinner will be featured on several billboards in Colorado Springs from April 17-May 14. 


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April 6, 2017  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. Bishop Michael Sheridan will preside at the celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday on April 23 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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Archbishop Chaput surveys modern culture in new book

Sheep and Wolves, Serpents and Doves
April 6, 2017  |  By DEACON RICK BAUER
COLORADO SPRINGS. Recently, several prominent Catholic commentators have written books warning people that the cultural assumptions that once guided our lives in America are losing their validity, while at the same time offering advice for living in a world of less religious identity and greater moral confusion. These books include Rod Dreher’s “The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation” and Anthony Esolen’s “Out of the Ashes: Rebuilding American Culture.”
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Four-year ‘encuentro’ process begins in the U.S.

‘Encuentro’ aims to engage Hispanics with Church in U.S.
April 6, 2017  |  By RHINA GUIDOS, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
WASHINGTON.  In Spanish, the word “encuentro” means encounter and in the modern church in the U.S., it refers to a series of meetings that will take place over the next four years aimed at getting to know Latinos and producing more involvement in the church of its second largest and fastest growing community.
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2017 PARISH LENTEN SCHEDULES

(Including Holy Week)
March 17, 2017  |  

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March 17, 2017  |  
COLORADO SPRINGS. Partners in Housing will hold a Mother’s Day event for 60 single mothers who are homeless and participating in the agency’s one-year housing program. The goal is to create a “family day” of fun and education on Mother’s Day, May 14, for mothers and their children who have experienced the trauma of homelessness and, in many cases, domestic violence. The agency is looking for donations of flowers that the children can give to their mothers and personal hygiene items for gift baskets. For more information, contact Dianne Reitan at 719-473-8890 or dreitan@partnersinhousing.org
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March 17, 2017  |  
COLORADO SPRINGS. The 2017 Notre Dame Hesburgh Lecture, sponsored by the Notre Dame Club of Colorado Springs, will take place April 6 at 7 p.m. at Marian House soup kitchen, 14 W. Bijou St. The featured speaker will be Notre Dame economics professor James Sullivan. Together with Bill Evans, he is the co-founder of the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities, a research center that works with service providers and government agencies to find research-driven solutions to poverty in the U.S. Sullivan and Evans have worked with Catholic Charities agencies across the nation.  For more information, contact Colin O’Neil at colino53@hotmail.com.
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March 17, 2017  |  
COLORADO SPRINGS. The International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be at parishes in the Diocese of Colorado Springs for two consecutive Sundays, wrapping up the statue’s tour of the diocese during the month of March.
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March 17, 2017  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
MANITOU SPRINGS. It’s known as “The Little Church that Could” and “The Church at the Incline.” Either way, members of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Manitou Springs are facing an uphill battle but remain undaunted.
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