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DIOCESAN NEWS

Blue Mass set for May 16 at cathedral

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COLORADO SPRINGS. Bishop James Golka will celebrate the annual diocesan Blue Mass on May 16 at 12:10 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral. The Mass is celebrated each year to show appreciation of the work done by law enforcement personnel, firefighters and first responders.

Sanctifying the Home - Reclaiming Sunday as the Lord's Day

By Father Jim Baron

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As my time starts to wind down here in the diocese before taking on a new assignment overseas, I hope that these articles have been an encouragement to the reader, even a challenge, to embrace the gift of Sunday as the Lord’s Day — a day of worship, rest, and recreation. In the face of our culture’s worsening health, many Christians instinctively want to push back and “do something” about it. Setting Sunday apart for the Lord and his purposes is tantamount to an act of rebellion.

St. Mary’s theater students finish year with variety show

By Rosario Weston

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COLORADO SPRINGS. Joy was the central theme for this year’s spring theater production at St. Mary’s High School.

The committed group of student actors and crew chose a multidiscipline variety show for their spring production after last fall’s highly successful run of the comedy mystery “Murder at the Art Show.”

Deacon candidates plan summer retreats for inmates

by William J. Dagendesh

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COLORADO SPRINGS. Two weekend retreats designed to provide an opportunity to share in the love and joy of knowing God and Catholicism are being offered to local prisoners.

Titled “Questionable Characters,” the retreats are being offered to local inmates. The first retreat will be held June 23-25 at the Limon Correctional Facility (LCF), and the second retreat will be held from July 7-9 at the Buena Vista Correctional Facility (BVCF).

Q&A with Father Jim Baron

Diocese’s Director of Mission and Strategic Planning set to begin new job in Rome July 1

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(Editor’s note: On March 31, the Pontifical North American College in Rome, which is the U.S. bishops’ seminary in Rome, announced that Father Jim Baron has been appointed Coordinator of Intellectual Formation effective July 1 and continuing until June 30, 2027. The Herald sat down with Father Baron to find out more about his new role.

Two local musicians compose song about Divine Mercy

By Veronica Ambuul

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COLORADO SPRINGS. Brian Tucker and Cody Stowe are familiar faces to anyone who has attended young adult ministry activities in the diocese in recent years. Now the two are using their musical abilities to collaborate on songs that can be used during praise and worship, eucharistic adoration and other church gatherings.

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