Annual Diocesan Teen Rally will take place July 13

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Our Lady of the Pines Parish will host the annual diocesan teen rally on July 13, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. All youth, including incoming 8th graders to graduating seniors, are invited. The rally will include amazing music, outdoor competitions, a eucharistic procession, Mass at 4:30 p.m., and lunch, dinner, snacks and night-time smores. Please contact Gary Niemerg at gniemerg@diocs.org, or Stacy Paris at stacy@ourladyofthepines.org for more information.

Come With Joy Into the Presence of the Lord

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Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament is present, though hidden, in every tabernacle in every Catholic church. Within the Diocese of Colorado Springs, the visible Eucharistic Presence of Jesus in a monstrance is available in many locations, days and times for adoration and prayer. What follows is an overview of opportunities for this increasingly popular and highly recommended devotion. Availability differs from parish to parish, ranging from perpetual (24/7) to one or two hours per week or month.  

Art exhibit will feature works by SMHS students

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COLORADO SPRINGS. St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish is hosting an art exhibit April 13 - May 16 titled “St. Mary’s High School: Eucharist Show.” The exhibit consists of 14 students’ perspectives on the Eucharist for contemplation. The exhibit will be open from 3 p.m.-9 p.m. on weekdays and after weekend Masses. 

Our Lady of the Woods offering Spanish classes

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WOODLAND PARK. Our Lady of the Woods Parish in Woodland Park is offering a beginner-level Spanish class for those in any type of ministry working with Spanish speakers. The class takes place on Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. and is taught by a retired public high school Spanish teacher. There is no charge for the class, and students can join any time. For more information, send an email to karlcherie@msn.com. 

Sacred Heart of Jesus statue restored following vandalism

By Grace Donnelly

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COLORADO SPRINGS.  Last May, the Sacred Heart Parish community was devastated when its statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which proudly stood above the parish center for 68 years, was destroyed. A mentally ill person pushed it off the “eyebrow” above the parish center doors and it broke into multiple pieces. The community feared that the statue was gone forever.