September 20, 2019  |  By AMY PARTAIN

COLORADO SPRINGS. Since it was dedicated in 2006, The Grace Center has always been about community. In fact, the community aspect of the center was so important that it is part of the facility’s proper name: The Grace Center for Athletics and Community Service.


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September 9, 2019  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. UC Health Memorial Hospital is in need of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHCs) at its north and central locations. Currently there are many days each month that are not covered. For more information or to volunteer, contact Father Larry Solan at lawrence.solan@uchealth.org


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September 6, 2019  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. Registration is now open for the four classes being offered this fall by the Center for Evangelization and Catechesis. Classes begin the first week of September. The four classes are “Foundations of Scripture,” “The Gospel of John,” “The Good Life — Life in Christ,” and “The Divine Comedy,” which is a 24-week course covering all three books of the classic work. All classes are held on Tuesday or Thursday evenings at Holy Apostles Church. For more information, visit www.dc4ec.com.  


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September 6, 2019  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. Father Paul Wicker is hosting a community celebration of mercy with the theme “Who Is My Neighbor?” on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. at Holy Apostles Church. The event aims to bring to together “Good Samaritans” and charitable organizations from around Colorado. Participants will gather for an evening of live music, reflection, stories and fellowship. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Greg Sullivan at greg.sullivan@conuhome.org or 901-212-7660.


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September 6, 2019  |  

HIGHLANDS RANCH. Volunteers are being sought for a fall 40 Days for Life campaign near the Planned Parenthood Clinic at 131 W. County Line Rd. in Littleton. Sign-ups are needed for both daytime and nighttime hours, as it will be a 24-hour vigil. To register, visit 40DaysforLife.com. For the latest news and information, join the Facebook group, “40 Day for Life - Littleton.”


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September 6, 2019  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. Bishop Michael Sheridan will celebrate the annual White Mass for physicians and allied health care professionals on Oct. 24 at 4:30 p.m. at St. Paul Church. The Mass is sponsored by the Colorado Springs St. Luke’s Guild of the Catholic Medical Association. For more information, visit www.cosstlukesguild.cathmed.org.


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September 6, 2019  |  By JULIE BAILEY

COLORADO SPRINGS. Out of the proceeds of the 2017 Bishop’s Respect Life Dinner, the Salida Pregnancy Resource Center (SPRC) received $10,000 to help them expand their hours and add professional staff in support of their mission to help women during pregnancy.


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September 6, 2019  |  By MICHELE MASON

“Then the Lord God formed the man out of the dust of the ground and blew into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.” (Gen 2:7)

The phrase “breath of life” took on a whole new meaning when, at seven months pregnant, I found out our preborn son may or may not be able to breathe once he was born.


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September 6, 2019  |  By THERESA WARD

COLORADO SPRINGS. Members of the Colorado Springs Council for Black Catholics were happy on Saturday, July 27, when five visitors showed up to the regular meeting at Holy Apostles. Two came from Castle Rock because they were looking for a connection and cultural identity in the Catholic Church. Two were from Holy Apostles Parish and one was a member of the military stationed in Colorado Springs; all were looking for a sense of belonging in the community.


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September 6, 2019  |  By EILEEN MAGGIO

MONUMENT. My husband Bill and I, who were invested as a Knight and Dame in the Order of Malta Western Association in 2016, were blessed to attend this year’s three-day personal spiritual pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in New Franken, Wisconsin.


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August 16, 2019  |  By THERESA WARD

The Diocese of Colorado Springs has no less than seven diocesan preschools. All are state-licensed preschools and either stand-alone or are part of a pre-kindergarten through eighth grade school. They provide a variety of options for parents in terms of programs, but all agree that ages three to five is a great time for young children to learn how much God loves them.


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August 16, 2019  |  By CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. As residents of El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, mourned the loss of 31 people in mass shootings Aug. 3 and Aug. 4, the Knights of Columbus honored a teen who died in May trying to save the lives of his classmates during a shooting at his suburban Denver high school.


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Survey shows majority of Catholics don’t believe in Real Presence

Pew survey reveals lack of knowledge of Church’s teaching on transubstantiation
August 16, 2019  |  By MARK PATTISON, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

WASHINGTON. A new study about the level of Catholic belief in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist showed that a majority of Catholics do not believe that the bread and wine used at Mass become the body and blood of Christ.


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Building for the future

Diocese to break ground on Catholic Student Center near UCCS campus
August 16, 2019  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. The Diocese of Colorado Springs has kicked off a $7.5 million capital campaign to build a Catholic Student Center adjacent to the campus of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Bishop Michael Sheridan will preside at a groundbreaking for the new center on Sept. 17.


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August 2, 2019  |  

The third annual diocesan Rosary Rally will take place on Sunday, October 13 at Holy Apostles Church from 2-4 p.m. A meditation will appear in each issue of The Colorado Catholic Herald prior to the rally.


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