June 18, 2021  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. (Editor’s note: Following is the next installment of the Herald’s monthly series profiling a priest or deacon serving in the Diocese of Colorado Springs. This month we feature Father Ken Przybyla, who has served as pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Colorado Springs since 2011.)

Father Ken Przybyla grew up in the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois. He was raised by his aunt and grandmother because both of his parents died when he was a young child. He lived next door to his parish church and school and spent a lot of time as an altar server.

May 21, 2021  |  By DEACON ROB RYSAVY

For many years, I ignored heeding God’s call to the permanent diaconate; however, God will not be ignored!

My journey began during twelve years of Catholic school in South Dakota. When I left home for the Air Force Academy, I rapidly became distracted by academics and military life. I attended Mass, sang in the choir, went on retreats, and participated in the occasional Bible study; but instead of a “human being,” I was more of a “human doing.”

April 16, 2021  |  By FATHER KYLE INGELS

My name is Father Kyle Ingels, and I am currently serving as the Director of Campus Ministry and the Associate Director of Vocations. I am a native of Colorado Springs and a graduate of Cheyenne Mountain High School but was ordained in the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., in 2005.

March 19, 2021  |  

(Editor’s Note: Following is the next installment of the Herald’s monthly series profiling a priest or deacon who is serving in our diocese. This issue features a profile of Deacon Chuck Matzker, who is the liaison for the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in the Diocese of Colorado Springs.)

Deacon Chuck Matzker was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. After serving as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, he began his federal career in Portland, Oregon, with the Fish and Wildlife Service and then worked for the Veterans Administration in Washington, D.C.

February 5, 2021  |  

Father Brad Noonan was born in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up in Elmhurst, Queens. 
When he was in fifth grade, his family moved to Hallandale, Florida. He graduated from Chaminade High School in Hollywood, Florida, and from Biscayne College in Miami. 

January 15, 2021  |  By FATHER SEAN McCANN

I am a Colorado native who attended Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, where I ran cross country and threw discus for the track and field team. My parents reside in Parker, and my father is a permanent deacon serving at Ave Maria Parish.

December 4, 2020  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

Deacon Anthony Donbosco Le was born and raised as a Catholic in the war-torn country of Vietnam. He has six siblings, two sisters and four brothers. Only one sister and two brothers have survived. The others died due to sickness or went missing while escaping from Vietnam.

November 6, 2020  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

Editor’s Note: Following is the next installment of the Herald’s monthly series profiling priests and deacons serving in the Diocese of Colorado Springs. Featured this month is Father Francisco Quezada, pastor of St. Patrick Parish.

Father Francisco Quezada is a native of Corpus Christi, Texas, and was the third oldest in a family of six children.

“My vocation was born from us attending Mass together early on Sunday mornings, all six of us,” Father Quezada said.

October 16, 2020  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. As the Catholic Church in the United States gets ready to celebrate Vocations Awareness Week Nov. 1-7, a parishioner in the diocese is preparing to enter religious life.

Holy Apostles parishioner Catherine Logan has been accepted as a postulant for the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. She plans to enter as soon as she has raised enough money to pay off her student debt.

October 2, 2020  |  By DEACON CLIFF DONNELLY

This article is part of a monthly series featuring a priest or deacon serving in the Diocese of Colorado Springs. This month, the Herald profiles Deacon Cliff Donnelly, who since being ordained in 2016 has served at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish.

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