2020 Parish Lenten Schedules

(All parishes in Colorado Springs unless otherwise noted)
February 21, 2020  |  

Ash Wednesday liturgies and Lenten devotions through March. 

(Ed. Note: Parish Holy Week Schedules will be included at a later date.)


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February 21, 2020  |  
Benedictine Sister Joseph Marie Jacobsen, who worked in Tribunal for 25 years, dies at age 86

COLORADO SPRINGS. Sister Joseph Marie Jacobsen, baptized Mary Lee, died Jan. 27. Sister Joseph Marie, known as “JM,” was a consummate professional with a very quick sense of humor.

Sister Joseph Marie’s vigil will be at March 6 at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Peace Chapel at Benet Hill Monastery, 3190 Benet Lane, Colorado Springs, 80921. Mass of Christian Burial will be March 7 at 2 p.m. at Benet Hill Monastery.


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February 21, 2020  |  By MARY THERESA THOMAS

COLORADO SPRINGS. On Jan. 23, a group of 27 young people and adult chaperones gathered in the early morning hours at the Catholic Pastoral Center to get on a bus to Denver International Airport. Father Joe Dygert led the group in the Blessing of Pro-Life Pilgrims Before Their Journey to both encourage and remind that this was a trip with a higher purpose.


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Defeating the culture of death

Father Mulinda delivers rousing keynote address at Rocky Mountain March for Life
February 21, 2020  |  By MARY SIMMONS

COLORADO SPRINGS. Hundreds of people joined the St. Mary’s High School Students for Life and the Diocese of Colorado Springs Respect Life Apostolate for the annual Rocky Mountain March for Life on Jan. 20. It was a beautiful day as we prayed and marched for the sanctity of life. Carrying new signs declaring that “Civil Rights Begin in the Womb,” we recognized Martin Luther King Jr. Day and proclaimed the sacred value of all life. SMHS Student for Life member Anthony Wilmot emceed the events at the Planned Parenthood sidewalk, including ecumenical prayer and a pro-life rosary, led respectively by Pastor Jeff Anderson and Father Joe Dygert.


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February 7, 2020  |  
Sister of Charity Rosalie Riggio dies at age 90

DELHI TOWNSHIP, Ohio. Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Rosalie Riggio died Dec. 25, 2019, at the age of 90 at Pikes Peak Hospice. Sister Rosalie was born on May 8, 1929 to Joseph and Mary (Glaviano) Riggio in Jansen, Colorado. She was the fourth child of six, with two dying at birth. She was a Sister of Charity for 72 years. When making vows she chose the name Joseph Maureen.


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February 7, 2020  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. The Community of the Teresian Carmel and the Little Way Secular Discalced Carmelites are accepting aspirants during the Feb. 22 meeting at Holy Apostles Church. Aspirants will journey one year to discern whether they have a vocation in Carmelite spirituality. Deadline to apply is Feb. 18. Those who are interested should contact David Bell at david.bell@ieee.org or Mary Frances Harrison at maryfran_1@msn.com. 


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February 7, 2020  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. In celebration of the Feast of Blessed Michael Sopocko, Divine Mercy of the Rockies will host a Mass and Holy Hour at St. Patrick Church on Feb. 15 at 8 a.m. A continental breakfast will be served following the holy hour. Afterwards, an “All Hands” meeting will take place where participants will receive updates on Divine Mercy initiatives in the diocese. Those who plan to attend are ask to RSVP to divinemercy@diocs.org. 


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February 7, 2020  |  By AMY PARTAIN

COLORADO SPRINGS. On Jan. 24, St. Mary’s Athletic Hall of Fame inducted Paul Weatherly, class of 1974; Lanny Whiteside DeRoeck, class of 1990; Andy Nigro, class of 2004; Rachael Broerman Friedrich, class of 2007; and Andrew Cornella, class of 2011. The St. Mary’s Athletic Hall of Fame honors those who have made outstanding contributions to St. Mary’s athletics.


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February 7, 2020  |  By JULIE BAILEY

DENVER. “Every Life if a Gift” was the theme for the 2020 Celebrate Life Rally and March in Denver on Jan. 11. The Respect Life Apostolate for the Diocese of Colorado Springs chartered a bus and took 51 devoted pro-life warriors from around our diocese and Pueblo to celebrate the gift of life.


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February 7, 2020  |  By MICHELE MASON

COLORADO SPRINGS. “What happened to the strong man?”

     “I’m sorry — but what strong man? What are you talking about?”

     “You know,” she said. “The statue of the muscular, demonic figure that used to be perched on the roof. I walk by here all the time, and I always see it. It’s not there today. What happened to it?”

     “There never was any statue.”

This conversation, as shared in the book “40 Days for Life” by David Bereit and Shawn Carney, really happened. No one else had seen that demon, but this woman had seen it on the roof of the abortion clinic time and time again as she walked past the clinic. After the abortion center was closed and the building was prayed over, the physical representation showing a spiritual reality was gone.


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February 7, 2020  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. The Serra Club of Colorado Springs will hold its annual Anniversary Dinner and Silent Auction on Feb. 24 in Julie Penrose Hall at St. Paul Church. Bishop Michael Sheridan will celebrate Mass at 5 p.m., followed by a wine social, silent auction and catered dinner. Cost is $45 per person; attendees can bring a priest or religious sister for an additional $25. Checks should be payable to: Serra Club of Colorado Springs, 228 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, 80903. RSVPs are requested by Feb. 14. For more information, contact SerraCOSprings@DioCS.net or 719-576-0641. The Serra Club supports vocations to the priesthood and religious life in the Diocese of Colorado Springs.


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February 7, 2020  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. When Keith and Veronica Deardorff and their seven children moved to Colorado Springs two years ago due to Keith’s military service, it didn’t take long for members of Holy Apostles Parish to reach out to them.


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January 17, 2020  |  By AMY PARTAIN

COLORADO SPRINGS. Four years ago, the 57 seniors who made up the St. Mary’s High School class of 2016 left a big mark on the school and the surrounding community.


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January 17, 2020  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. John Tosto was a World War II veteran, father of eight children, a business owner, and an accomplished artist. He had also designed and crafted numerous works of art for his parish, Our Lady of the Pines, and other local churches. But when he realized that he would not live to see his final project through to completion, it was devastating.


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January 17, 2020  |  By RUSTY KERN

LIMON. The Union Pacific Railroad still thunders past the small town of Limon, 72 miles east of Colorado Springs. Years ago, frequent stops of passenger trains encouraged growth and the founding of the place, but now it’s the highway that brings visitors. Making their way along Interstate 70, travelers come in for a landing to be served by a bright new cluster of gas stations, gift shops, and several chain hotels. Locals enjoy good work here, and many will attend Mass today at Our Lady of Victory, a handsome red brick church founded in 1925. Today — Dec. 15, 2019 — is a special day, and people and luminaries stream in from all over.


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