Eastward Expansion

New church will serve Catholics in eastern El Paso County
March 17, 2017  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
FALCON. St. Benedict Parish in Falcon, which has been celebrating Sunday Mass in a nearby school gym for more than a decade, will break ground on a long-awaited church construction project March 26. Bishop Michael Sheridan will preside at the groundbreaking after the 8:30 a.m. Mass.
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March 3, 2017  |  

The International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be in the Diocese of Colorado Springs March 4-26. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Blessed Mother’s apparitions at Fatima, Portugal in 1917. On the 13th day of the month from May through October, the Virgin Mary appeared to three children who were in the countryside tending sheep — Jacinta and Francisco Marto and Lucia dos Santos — and told them to pray the rosary each day in reparation for sins. Following is a list of parishes where the statue will be on display as well as a schedule of events for each visit. At each parish, an ambassador will give at least one 25-minute presentation.


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March 3, 2017  |  
COLORADO SPRINGS. Bishop Michael Sheridan will join with Bishop James Gonia of the Rocky Mountain Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to preside over an ecumenical prayer service to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
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March 3, 2017  |  

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March 2, 2017  |  
COLORADO SPRINGS. The Lenten regulation to forego eating meat on Fridays challenges Catholics to eat in a different, more thoughtful way, to consume food that is more compatible with contemplative life and with how the poor live.
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March 2, 2017  |  By MARK PATTISON, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

BALTIMORE. The Catholic Church in the United States is gearing up for the fifth National Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry, to be held in September 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas.

The effort got a personal endorsement from Pope Francis during a Nov. 15 video message to the U.S. bishops at their fall general assembly in Baltimore.


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February 17, 2017  |  

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February 17, 2017  |  By THERESA WARD
COLORADO SPRINGS. Laity Engaging Laity has grown up some in the six years since Ed Gaffney, director of Mission Effectiveness for the Diocese of Colorado Springs, along with Brian Krutka of St. Dominic Parish in Security and Patty Degen from St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Colorado Springs struggled with the question of how to teach people that it was possible to have a rich, two-way, ongoing relationship with God.
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