Office of Pastoral Services

DIRECTOR OF PASTORAL SERVICES/
DEACON LIFE AND MINISTRY

Deacon Dave Illingworth

 

DIRECTOR OF CHILD AND YOUTH PROTECTION

Deacon Tom Dickinson

 

DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY/
YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY

Sister Linda Gonzalez

 


This newly created office now manages all departmental functions for Deacon Life and Ministry, Child and Youth Protection, Young Adult Ministry, Catechesis and Evangelization, and Prison and Jail Ministries.

 


  • Catechesis and Evangelization

    Empowering young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today.
     
  • Catechist Formation and Certification

    This Certificate Program has been developed for the Directors and Coordinators of formation programs within the Diocese of Colorado Springs, whether full or part time staff or volunteer.
     
  • Catholic Ministry at Care Facilities

    The Diocese of Colorado Springs provides pastoral care to Catholics living in long-term care facilities.
     
  • Catholic Prison and Jail Ministry

    Our primary mission is to bring the love and mercy of God to all we meet. We offer hope to those who may be in chaos as we treat the incarcerated with dignity. Our services are both liturgical and sacramental.
     
  • Child and Youth Protection

    The history of our own diocese reflects a determination to do everything in our power to prevent exploitation of our children and youth.
     
  • Office of Permanent Diaconate

    The Permanent Diaconate was restored as an active and stable ministry in the Church by the Second Vatican Council. The deacon, by virtue of the sacrament of Holy Orders, is constituted as a sacred minister of the Church, working under the direction of the Diocesan Bishop and cooperatively with the Presbyterate of the Diocese.
     
  • Sacramental Preparation Policies

  • Young Adult Ministry (20's and 30's)

    The Diocesan Office of Young Adult Ministry coordinates and helps support the Young Adult programs provided by parishes and group ministry teams by advertising and promoting their scheduled events through a central source.