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Serra Anniversary Dinner set for Jan. 15 at Newman Center

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COLORADO SPRINGS. The St. Serra Apostolate of Colorado Springs, which fosters and promotes vocations to the priesthood and religious life, will hold their annual anniversary Mass and dinner on Jan. 15, 2024 at the Newman Center, 4785 Stanton Rd., Colorado Springs, 80918. Father Kyle Ingels will celebrate Mass at 4 p.m., followed by an induction ceremony for new Serrans. A wine reception and silent auction will take place before the catered dinner. Tickets are $45 per person and much be confirmed by Dec. 31. Those who plan to attend should contact 307-922-6813 or serraCOSprings@diocs.net

(Updated 2023/11/30)

Lay Carmelite communities gather for Day of Recollection

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COLORADO SPRINGS. On Oct. 7, members representing three Colorado Lay Carmelite communities observed a day of recollection at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Boulder.  
The day began with the celebration of Mass, at which four members of St. John the Baptist Lay Carmelite Community made their temporary professions (the second of three stages in the six-year formation process of becoming a Lay Carmelite).

Strong participation in discernment retreat inspires hope for the future

By Michael Lehnertz

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In March of this year, I approached Father Kyle Ingels, Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Colorado Springs and Director of Campus Ministry at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS), and offered my services to help organize a discernment retreat for the single men and boys of the diocese.  Father Ingels was very receptive and, during a series of planning meetings, we decided to hold the retreat on July 22 at the St. John Henry Newman Center located near UCCS.

Seven Sisters Apostolate aims to offer a holy hour for each priest every day

By Patty O'Connell

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Could you not watch with me one hour?”  This plea of the Eternal High Priest, our Lord Jesus Christ, to his beloved disciples (Mt. 26:40) is also my plea to my beloved sisters in Christ throughout the diocese of Colorado Springs. I invite women to participate in an apostolate that not only strengthens the Church but abundantly blesses those who pray.

New cohort begins five-year permanent diaconate formation program

By Veronica Ambuul

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COLORADO SPRINGS. The Office of Permanent Diaconate for the Diocese of Colorado Springs announced that 19 men have been accepted into the formation program for the permanent diaconate. The new cohort began their formation in August, with a target ordination date of May 2028. 

Information night for parents of prospective seminarians on Oct. 25

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COLORADO SPRINGS. Parents of men and boys who are discerning the priesthood or who would like to learn more about the discernment process, application process and seminary life are invited to attend a Parent’s Night at the St. John Henry Newman Center, located at 4785 Stanton Rd., near the UCCS campus on Oct. 25 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. No RSVP is required.  For more information, send an email to mlehnertz@icloud.com.

Information night for parents of prospective seminarians on Oct. 25

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COLORADO SPRINGS. Parents of men and boys who are discerning the priesthood or who would like to learn more about the discernment process, application process and seminary life are invited to attend a Parent’s Night at the St. John Henry Newman Center, located at 4785 Stanton Rd., near the UCCS campus on Oct. 25 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

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