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2023 Advent and Christmas Schedules

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Holy Days of Obligation in the coming weeks: 
• Christmas Day on Monday, Dec. 25, is a Holy Day of Obligation. The faithful must attend two Masses between Dec 23-25: one for the Sunday obligation and one for the Christmas obligation. For instance, the Sunday obligation may be fulfilled by attending the Saturday Vigil Mass or a Sunday morning Mass; the Christmas obligation may be fulfilled by attending a Mass after 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve or a Christmas Day Mass.
•The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God on Jan. 1, 2024 is not a Holy Day of Obligation this year. (Decree of U.S. bishops, Dec. 13, 1991)  

Nativity scene indulgence can be gained at four locations in diocese

By Veronica Ambuul

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COLORADO SPRINGS. The Feast of the Immaculate Conception on Dec. 8 marked the first day that Catholics could receive a special plenary indulgence for praying before a Nativity scene at Franciscan churches. The indulgence was granted by Pope Francis in honor of the 800th anniversary of the approval of the Rule of St. Francis and the saint’s creation of a Nativity scene in Greccio, Italy. The indulgence can be obtained until Feb. 2, 2024, the Feast of the Presentation.

Golden Agers ministry provides needed social outlet for seniors

by William J. Dagendesh

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COLORADO SPRINGS. A local group of seniors is using food and friendship to encourage and empower others to help spread God’s Word.

The Golden Agers is a social ministry of Holy Apostles Parish that meets monthly to share a potluck meal, participate in an activity and brief business meeting, and spread God’s Word. The organization provides the entree, and members bring other dishes, veggies and desserts.

Father David Price named to USCCB post

By Veronica Ambuul

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COLORADO SPRINGS. Father David Price, who has served as rector of St. Mary’s Cathedral for over a decade, has been appointed Associate Director of the Secretariat for Divine Worship of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, D.C. In his new role — a three-year term beginning in January — he will be working with Father Dustin Dought, Executive Director of the Secretariat for Divine Worship. Father Jaimes Ponce, J.C.D., will serve as temporary administrator of St. Mary’s Cathedral effective Jan. 1.

Garden at Our Lady of the Pines is a cornucopia of nutrition

by William J. Dagendesh

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COLORADO SPRINGS. Three Our Lady of the Pines parishioners have been tending a vegetable garden that provides fresh produce for the city’s needy population.

Shari Underwood, Deb Calhoun and Carla Dunford tend a garden located on the rectory grounds at Our Lady of the Pines Parish in the Black Forest section of Colorado Springs. The garden provides nutritionally-rich produce grown to support the needs of poor, urban neighborhoods and rural, secluded areas. This includes struggling families, seniors living on a fixed income, the working poor, military veterans, the disabled, unsupported teens and the city’s homeless population.

Woodland Park blood drive most successful in region

By Doug Fitzgerald

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WOODLAND PARK. The Knights of Columbus are out for blood — in the best possible way.

Their bimonthly blood drive, held at Our Lady of the Woods Church, has seen remarkable growth in 2023. Where 2022 was consistently around 70 donors per drive, that number went to 76 in March before skyrocketing to 94 in May, 106 in July and 122 in September.

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