CATHOLIC ORGANIZATIONS

The following organizations are not offices or agencies of the Diocese of Colorado Springs. They are organizations active in the Catholic community with the permission of the bishop. 

 

Agapè Catholic Ministries

Contact: Christian or Christine Meert: 719-900-8229,  Email: christian@catholicmarriageprep.com
Website: www.agapecatholicministries.com

Catholic Marriage Preparation:  Purpose: Fulfills the second step of the diocesan requirements for marriage preparation (spiritual, sacramental and human skills). Available in person or online, both in English and Spanish. www.catholicmarriageprep.com

Ministry to the Newly Married:  www.agapecatholicministries.com
Online Catholic Quince Prep:  www.catholicquinceprep.com
Online Baptismal Preparation:  www.agapecatholicministries.com /baptism-prep

 


 

American Confraternity of the Holy Shroud

Contact: Evan McCarthy, Email: evan.mccarthy.achs@gmail.com
Mailing address: ACHS, c/o St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church, 8755 Scarborough Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Website: www.shroudconfraternity.org

The mission of the Confraternity is to develop ways that the Shroud, whether it is “authentic” or an iconic representation, of Jesus’ passion and death, may illuminate and strengthen Christian faith.

 


 

Bakhita Mountain Home

Email: info@bakhitamountainhome.org
Mailing address: 2316 Wahsatch Ave. #331, Colorado Springs, 80907
Website: bakhitamountainhome.org

The vision of Bakhita Mountain Home is to create a community where love heals, restores, and empowers women impacted by human trafficking. Bakhita is a 501 (3) non-profit that assists women transitioning from human trafficking to self-sufficiency and successful reintegration into society. Women experience healing through three components: Safe haven, trauma-informed therapy care and life-enhancing skills.

 


 

Catherine of Siena Institute

Email: info@siena.org; Phone: (719) 219-0056
Website: www.siena.org

The mission of the Catherine of Siena Institute is to advance the intentional missionary discipleship of Catholics. We do this by: equipping parishes and dioceses to become centers of evangelization and formation, charism and vocational discernment, and on-going apostolic support for the laity; fostering the intentional discipleship of clergy, religious, and lay leaders so that they can be effective evangelizers and formators of the laity; making evangelization and formation resources rooted in the Church’s Tradition available to Catholic leaders and laity, and by creating new resources as needed; animating discussion, theological inquiry, and pastoral consultation throughout the Church regarding the evangelization, apostolic mission, and formation of the laity; and by collaborating with interested individuals, groups, and organizations in the service of this mission.

 


 

Catholic Charismatic Renewal

Contact: Deacon Chuck Matzker; Phone: (719) 484-8733; Email: cmatzker@dioc.org
Mailing address: Holy Apostles Catholic Church, 4925 North Carefree Circle, Colorado Springs, CO 80917
Website: www.NewPentecost.net

Fosters the grace of baptism in the Holy Spirit and the work of Evangelization in the Power of the Holy Spirit; also provides UNBOUND Healing and Deliverance ministry.

 


 

Catholic Charities of Central Colorado

Phone: (719) 636-2345; Email: info@ccharitiescc.org
Mailing address: 228 North Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Website: www.ccharitiescc.org

Families and individuals come to us to begin their journey from crisis to stability, to weather the current storm, or to heal a broken spirit.

 


 

Catholic Daughters of the Americas

Contacts: Louise Johnson (Security Court), Email: louj44@aol.com; Melissa Mellen (Woodland Park Court), Email: mmellen_2000@yahoo.com; Evelyn Irving (Both Courts), eirv898@msn.com
Website: www.catholicdaughterscolorado.org.

Purpose: A National Organization for all Catholic women looking for a way to make the world a better place with others who share their Catholic values. We are the largest Catholic women’s organization situated throughout the USA, Virgin Islands, Guam, Mexico, Dominican Republic, and Saipan and we help promote the teachings of the Holy Father. Court Holy Family meetings are held at St. Dominic Parish, 5354 S. Hwy 85 in Security, on the first Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. in the narthex of the Church. For Court of Our Lady of Peace, Woodland Park, meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month (except January and July) at 6 p.m. in the administration building of the church.

 


 

Catholic Engaged Encounter

Local Coordinating Team Leaders: Kaitlyn and Curren Vite, Email: kberry390@gmail.com; Phone: (719) 660-4815
Mailing address: Catholic Engaged Encounter, Attn: Esperanza Griffith, Diocese of Colorado Springs, 228 North Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs 80903.
Email: coloradocee@gmail.com
Website: www.coscee.org

 


 

Center for Evangelization and Catechesis

Executive Director: Tom Ryan; Email: tom@dc4ec.com
Website: www.dc4ec.com

The Center for Evangelization and Catechesis (CEC) promotes Catholic adult faith formation across the Diocese of Colorado Springs. Courses are highly interactive and are endorsed by the Augustine Institute. Instructors are fully qualified clergy and lay people who hold advanced degrees from the Augustine Institute or other institutions.

 


 

Colorado Springs Council for Black Catholics

In 1990 the Colorado Springs Council for Black Catholics (CSCBC) formed under the auspices of Bishop Richard C. Hanifen as a council to enhance our identity as Afro-American Catholics doing God’s work, and to give one another strength, encouragement, and fellowship.

 


 

Colorado Springs St. Luke's Guild, Catholic Medical Association

Contact: Ken A. Stone, M.D., Phone: (719) 660-4770, Email: kenkay@reagan.com
Guild Website: cosstlukesguild.cathmed.org/home

The mission of Colorado Springs St. Luke’s Guild, a chartered Guild of the Catholic Medical Association, is to practice medicine in a way that supports the principles of the Catholic faith in science; communicate Catholic medical ethics to medical professionals and society at large; assist Catholic hospitals in applying Catholic moral principles in healthcare delivery; and enable Catholic physicians to know one another and work together with deeper mutual support. Our purpose is to inspire physicians to imitate Jesus.

 


 

Community of the Teresian Carmel and The Little Way Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites

President: Mikell Humpert, OCDS. 521 Anaconda Drive, Colorado Springs 80919; Phone: (719) 651-3727; Email: mhumpert5@msn.com
Formation Director: Mary Lou Posch, OCDS. 5 Newport Circle, Colorado Springs 80906; Email: mlcposch@aol.com

The community was canonically established on October 1, 2011, in the Diocese of Colorado Springs. 

 


 

Confraternity of Christian Mothers

Corpus Christi Parish Chapter: Heather Grady; Email: cschristianmothers@gmail.com
Holy Apostles Parish Chaper: Kateri Amrhein; Email: holyapostlesccm@gmail.com

The Confraternity of Christian Mothers is a pious association established by the Church in 1850 that promotes the Catholic education and catechesis of children. Christian mothers (and grandmothers) of all ages and stages of life are welcome to become members. By joining together for meetings and the sacraments including Holy Mass, we are schooled to edify one another in word and deed and to support one another by fervent prayer, thus becoming the mainstay of spiritual life within our families and fruitful sources of blessing to our communities.

 


 

CONU (Catholic Outreach to Northern Ukraine)

Contact: Greg Sullivan; Phone: (901) 212-7660; Email: greg.sullivan@conuhome.org
Website: conuhome.org

Catholic Outreach to Northern Ukraine is an ecumenical 501c3 nonprofit group founded by Father Paul Wicker in 1994. Based in Colorado Springs, it is dedicated to raising money for churches, soup kitchens, disabled children and clinics that help Ukrainians rebuild and recover from decades of Soviet oppression and help them become self-sufficient and regain their dignity.

 


 

Couple to Couple League

Contact Email: joetrecht@aol.com
Website: www.ccli.org

Couple to Couple League offers natural family planning classes for engaged couples and others. See Natural Family Planning on the Diocese website for more information.

 


 

Cursillo Movement

Contact Lay Director: Edwin Ruiz, Phone: (719) 205-0163; Email: edwin.ruiz@gmail.com
Spiritual Advisor: Rev. John Toepfer; Phone: (719) 663-7204; email: fjtoepfer@olgcos.org
Website: www.natl-cursillo.org

Purpose: Offers men’s and women’s three-day weekends, monthly follow-up Ultreyas, school of leaders and other religious/social activities throughout the year. Provides ongoing formation, retreats and workshops to diocesan leaders of the Cursillo Movement. 

 


 

Diocesan Resource Library

The Diocese maintains an extensive library of books, periodicals and multimedia resources. The Resource Library is located at the Catholic Pastoral Center and can be accessed in person only during normal business hours.

 


 

Disciples on the Way

Contacts: Lyn Rooney; Phone: (719) 648-1194; Email: lynroo@comcast.net
Connie Pratt; Phone: 719-331-9786; Email: conniepratt@comcast.net

Purpose:  Helping lay people learn how to gently and persuasively share the Faith, consistent with our first pope’s words (1 Peter 3:15: “Always be prepared to make a defense…for the hope that is in you”) and with the call for the New Evangelization.

 


 

Divine Mercy of the Rockies

Contact: Phone: (719) 866-6543; Email: divinemercy@diocs.org
English Website: divinemercyoftherockies.org
Spanish Website: esp.divinemercyoftherockies.org

Purpose: Divine Mercy of the Rockies carries on the mission Christ entrusted to Sr. Faustina by sharing the message of Divine Mercy; showing mercy in prayers, words, and deeds; and working to establish a Divine Mercy of the Rockies Shrine and Center for Research and Education. We present talks and seminars; provide resources such as brochures, books, and prayer cards; and participate in various Christian conferences.

 


 

Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem

Colorado-area Councillors: Sir Robert Burns, KC*HS and Dame Carol Burns, DC*HS; 19310 Sherwood Trail, Monument, CO 80132; Phone: (719) 481-1480; Email: robert.t.burns@att.net
Website: https://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/institutions_connected/oessh/index_en.htm 

 


 

Inferno Men

Executive Director: Luke Vercollone; Phone: (719) 373-1122; Email: mission@infernomen.com
Website: Infernomen.com

Purpose: Inferno is a Movement of the Holy Spirit igniting a culture of evangelization that empowers men to lead in the battle of sainthood. We seek to strengthen the man, which strengthens the family, church and ultimately transforms the culture.

 


 

Knights of Columbus

Website: www.coloradokofc.org


Knights of Columbus Halls (in numerical order)
 
Council No. Council Name Grand Knight Mailing Address
Council No. 582 Colorado Springs at Holy Trinity John Longmore 3122 Poinsettia Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Council No. 625 Teller County at Our Lady of the Woods
Website: www.KOFC625.org
Michael Begley 116 S. West St.
Divide, CO  80814-1025
Council No. 681 Leadville at Annunciation Paul Salas P.O. Box 3
Leadville, CO  80461
Council No. 1296 Joseph T. McDonough at St. Joseph Robert Elliot 340 E. Fifth St
Salida, CO  81201
Council No. 1498 St. Mark Steve Davis
Website: knights1498.org
9905 Foothills Canyon Blvd
Highlands Ranch, CO  80129
Council No. 2099 Stratton Bradley Cure 611 Colorado Ave.
P.O. Box 86
Stratton, CO  80836
Council No. 3247 Mother Cabrini at Our Lady of Victory Anthony Wernsman 425 H Ave.
Limon, CO  80828
Council No. 3252 Immaculate Heart of Mary Robert Sexson 120 S. 1st St. E
Cheyenne Wells, CO  80810
Council No. 4636 Holy Family at St. Dominic
Website: www.stdominiconline.org/kofc
Rick Wilson 567 Marquette Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO  80911
Council No. 4699 Divine Redeemer Michael Mason 926 Farragut Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO  80909
Council No. 5768 Burlington Gene Fuchs 1076 Rose Ave.
Burlington, CO  80807
Council No. 7520 Brothers in Christ at Corpus Christi
Website: https://corpuschristicos.org/community/knights-of-columbus
Paul Dusseault 2318 N. Cascade Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO  80907
Council No. 7752 Three Apostles at St. Rose of Lima Glenn Hansen 118 S. Gunnison Ave.
Buena Vista, CO  81211
Council No. 7880 Ave Maria
Website: knights-parker-7880.org/admin/index.php
Michael Coons 9056 E. Parker Rd.
Parker, CO  80134-1403
Council No. 8200 Our Lady of the Skies at the U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel Kyle Gericke Air Force Academy
Council No. 8909 St. Francis of Assisi
Website: kofc8909.org/
Rick Eddy 2746 E. Highway 86
Castle Rock, CO  80104
Council No. 9993 St. Patrick
Website: uknight.org/councilsite/index.asp?CNO=9993
Steven D. Smith 6455 Brook Park Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO  80918
Council No. 10937 Rev. Fr. Robert Houlihan at Pax Christi
Website: kofc10937.org/
Leonard Martinez 5761 McArthur Ranch Rd.
Littleton, CO  80124
Council No. 11514 St. Peter
Website: www.petertherock.org/knights-of-columbus.html
Randy Fritz 55 N. Jefferson St.
Monument, CO  80132
Council No. 11634 St. Paul
Website: kofc11634.org/
Jon Duncan 9 El Pomar Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO  80906
Council No. 11730 Our Lady of the Pines
Website: olpknights.org
Pierre Gaudreault 11020 Teachout Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO  80908
Council No. 11918 Our Lady of the Visitation
Website: ourladyofthevisitation.diocs.org/parish-life-ministries-activities/knights-of-columbus-council-11918
Tim Gerrels 34201 County Rd.
P.O. Box 1689
Elizabeth, CO  80177
Council No. 12228 Mount St. Francis at St. Francis of Assisi
Website: saintfranciskofc.org
Frank Castellano 2650 Parish View
Colorado Springs, CO  80919
Council No. 12335 Sts. Gabriel and John Vianney at St. Gabriel
Website: www.saintgabriel.net/parish-ministries/sponsored-organizations/knights-of-columbus
Tim Knutson 8755 Scarborough Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO  80920
Council No. 12718 Our Lady of Guadalupe Mike Sanchez 2715 E. Pikes Peak Ave
Colorado Springs, CO  80909
Council No. 13099 St. Joseph the Worker Jim Jost 1830 S. Corona Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO  80911
Council No. 13981 Fr. Andrew Sebesta at Sacred Heart
Website: www.sacredheartcos.org/knights-of-columbus.html
Richard Mantz 2021 W. Pikes Peak Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO  80904
Council No. 14336 St. Michael the Archangel Paul Ryall Community Center Chapel
5134 Cathedral Dr.
USAFA, CO 80840
Council No. 14338 Holy Apostles Rick Ragaller 4925 N. Carefree Circle
Colorado Springs, CO  80917
Council No. 14715 Our Lady Queen of Peace at Peterson AFB Mark Sorapuru 455 Vincent St.
Colorado Springs, CO  80914
Council No. 14785 St. Benedict
Website: uknight.org/councilsite/officers.asp?CNO=14785
William Champlin 12130 Falcon Highway
Falcon, CO  80831
Council No. 14806 St. Mary's Cathedral
Website: www.stmaryscathedral.org/ministries/40-knights-of-columbus-40
Brian Reise 22 W. Kiowa
Colorado Springs, CO  80903
Council No. 15269 Father Timothy Vakoc at Ft Carson   6333 Martinez St, Building 1500
Fort Carson, CO  80913


 

Fourth Degree Assemblies
 

Assembly No. Assembly Name Faithful Navigator Mailing Address Serves
Assembly No. 1825 Rev. Alphonse Keiffer Steve Erker P.O. Box 38
Burlington, CO 80807
Cheyenne Wells
Stratton
Burlington
Assembly No. 2594 Most Rev. Father Robert E. Kekeisen at St. Peter Robert Knapp 55 N. Jefferson St.
Monument, CO 80132
 
Assembly No. 2618 St. Joseph at Ave Maria Al Nixon   Castle Rock
Parker
Elizabeth
Assembly No. 2937 Pope St. John Paul II at St. Mark John Wheeler 9905 Foothills Canyon Blvd.
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
 
Assembly No. 3049 St. Patrick Mark Allen 6455 Brook Park Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
St. Patrick
St. Benedict
Our Lady of the Pines
Assembly No. 3353 Pax Christi Paul Sciera 10675 Jaguar Dr.
Littleton, CO 80124
Littleton
Assembly No. 3370 Father Chaplain Major Charles Watters at Peterson AFB TBD 455 Vincent St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80914
Serves military councils
Assembly No. 3523 Major James Broyles Kevin Sura 8755 Scarborough Dr
Colorado Springs, CO 80138
St. Gabriel the Archangel
Our Lady of the Pines
 

 


 

Military Outreach Ministry (MOM)

Contact: Deacon Ed DeMattee; Phone: (719) 271-5199; Email: dematplus@gmail.com

Purpose: MOM is comprised of ministers from local Catholic parishes as well as representatives from local ministries and organization who meet on a monthly bases. The primary mission of MOM is to coordinating ministry to our military community – which includes ministering to our Wounded Warriors who are active duty, retired, and veterans. MOM is actively involved in programs supporting our military serving in combat areas as well as being a resource to Wounded Warriors and their families for assistance and services.

 


 

Mind Your Head Co-Op: Traumatic Brain Injury Ministry

Contact: Deacon Patrick Jones; Email: lamontglen@mac.com
Website: MindYourHeadCoop.org

Purpose: Ministering to those who have suffered traumatic brain injury.

 


 

Morning Star Lay Carmelite Community

Director: Angelica Carson, T.O.Carm; Phone: (916) 825-7444; Email: ltangel77@att.net
Website: https://www.laycarmcolorado.org/morning-star

Purpose: The Lay Carmelite Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary (historically known as the Third Order of Carmel) is an association mainly of lay persons. Its members, responding to a special call of God, freely and deliberately commit themselves “to live in the following of Jesus Christ” according to the charism, traditions, and spirit of Carmel in union with the Prior General of the Carmelite Order. We are under the Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary (PCM).

 


 

One Simple Voice

Phone: (719) 507-9255

Purpose: One Simple Voice is a Catholic, non-profit organization with the essential purpose of assisting people who desire to begin or enhance their transformation to a life of sacred wisdom, peace, love and union with God. To this end, Frannie Rose and Bishop Hanifen offer six retreats a year both in Colorado Springs and elsewhere in the state.

 


 

Praying Prodigals Home

Contacts: Connie Pratt; Phone: (719) 331-9786; Email: conniepratt@comcast.net
Stephanie Kemp. Phone: (719)481-4355; Email: stephanierkemp@gmail.com

Purpose: Gathers Catholics concerned about fallen-away family and friends to jointly pray for their loved ones, offer each other encouragement and support, and learn to more effectively explain the teachings of Christ and His Church.

 


 

St. Thomas Aquinas Society

President: Therese Lorentz. P.O. Box 62908, Colorado Springs 80962-2908; Phone: (719) 448-0020; Email: contact@stthomasaquinassociety.com
Website: www.StThomasAquinasSociety.org

The St. Thomas Aquinas Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) religious organization for the purpose of prayer and education in the Catholic faith. This is accomplished through spiritual events such as retreat days, healing Masses and an annual conference each August. The 25th annual conference is titled "In His Name." Due to unforeseen circumstances, date and location are to be determined. Please check website for further details.

 


 

Scouting

Catholic Committee on Scouting, Diocesan of Colorado Springs
Chaplain: Deacon Richard Bowles Jr.; Phone: (719) 471-9700; Email: Dick.Bowles@juno.com
Committee Chair: Curtis O’Connell, 6145 Moorfield Ave., Colorado Springs 80919-4802; (719) 590-1104; Email: CJOCS@comcast.net

 


 

Serra Club

Mailing Address: St. Serra Club of Colorado Springs, 228 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs 80903; Phone: (719) 866-6486 Email: SerraCOSprings@DioCS.net or serracosprings@gmail.com
Website: www.serraus.org

President: Janet Zabukovic
Vice President: Pat VanMatre
Secretary: Marty Broestl
Treasurer: Claudine Duncan
Programs: Jerry Schaefer
Membership: Joel Kostyrka, Anna-Maria Trupp-Hughes, Sue Harman
Vocations: Jon and Claudine Duncan
Newsletter: Dennis Palsgrove
Trustees: Charlene Pardo, Eleanor Gentilini, Rose Marie Stimpfl

Purpose: The St. Serra Club of Colorado Springs promotes, supports and affirms vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life. First Thursdays: Monthly Prayer Day for Vocations – 3 p.m. Divine Mercy and Rosary via Zoom (contact for access code) or private Adoration in individual parishes. Third Thursdays: 12 p.m. Mass, followed by lunch and guest speaker at St. John Henry Newman Chapel and Catholic Student Center, 4785 Stanton Rd., Colorado Springs, 80918.

Keep up with the Serra Club with monthly newsletters.

 


 

Sovereign Military Order of Malta

Contact: Marice Erickson, DM. Phone: (303) 917-5303; Email: mariceae@gmail.com
Website: www.orderofmaltausawestern.org

Purpose: The Sovereign Order of Malta is a lay religious order founded in Jerusalem in the 11th century to be public witnesses of the faith and to minister to the poor and sick.

 


 

Worldwide Marriage Encounter — Colorado

Local Contacts: Application couple: Phone: (720) 213-8833
Email: info@colorado-wwme.org
Website: wwme.org