St. Francis of Assisi - Castle Rock
St. Francis of Assisi - Castle Rock
Phone: 303-688-3025
Fax: 303-405-6808
Parish Clergy

PASTOR: Rev. Homero Cardozo-Vargas

PAROCHIAL VICAR: Rev. Timothy O'Connell

DEACONS:  Tom Liotta, Jacob Shafer, Matthew J. Brend, Dustin S. Duncan

Mass & Confession Schedule
Saturday Anticipated


Sunday Mass

7:30am, 9:30am & 11:30am & 5:30 pm; Mass in Spanish Sunday at 1:30pm

Weekday Mass

Monday - Saturday., 8:30 a.m.; Friday, 6:00 p.m.; First Saturday (after first Friday), 8:30 a.m.

Holy Days

As announced

Advent Services

Confessions — Mon.-Sat., 8:30 a.m.; Tues., Thurs., Fri., 5:30 p.m.; Sat. 4 p.m.; Sun. 1:15 p.m. (Spanish) Dec. 7 — Vigil Mass, Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, 7 p.m. Dec. 8 — Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Masses at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. (Bilingual) Dec. 11 — Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Festivities, Rosary, 7 p.m., Mass, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 — Lessons and Carols, 7 p.m.

Christmas Services

Dec. 24 — Vigil Mass at Douglas County Event Center, 4 p.m.; Vigil Masses at the church, 4 p.m., 7 p.m., and 9 p.m. (Bilingual). Dec. 25 — Masses at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon (Spanish).

New Year's Services

Dec. 31 — Vigil Mass for Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, 6 p.m. Jan. 1 — The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, Mass at 9 a.m.


Fridays, 6:30- 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays 4:00-5:15 p.m., or by appointment.


Monday - Fridays, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the Choir Room Chapel; First Friday Adoration; 9:00 a.m to 8:30 p.m.

Other Services

Parish Map

2746 Fifth St
Castle Rock, CO  80104
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Parish History

The parish’s first church was financed partly through the efforts of Henry Hart of Ireland, who came to Douglas
County in 1880, to visit his nephew, William Dillon. Hart saw the need for a church, and Adeloide Hart of Ireland,
William’s mother, left money as a nucleus for a building fund. The family’s one request was that the church be
named St. Francis of Assisi in honor of William’s brother, who was a Franciscan priest.

By 1887, pledges amounting to $500, some from non-Catholics, had been collected. It was decided that the
church would be built of rhyolite stone from the local quarries. The carpenters’ names are unknown although
stories tell of donated labor. In December 1888, the Castle Rock Journal reported: “The dedication of the new
Catholic church took place last Sabbath (Dec. 16, 1888). Quite a large congregation was in attendance. The
church having been blessed and dedicated, a collection was then taken up and $27.50 realized, the whole of
which sum was handed to Mr. Dillon to assist paying off the small debt still remaining on the church.”

In 1966, the parish relocated to the present location on Fifth Street and the original church building is now a
restaurant on The Square. St. Francis of Assisi serves the needs of Catholics in Castle Rock, Sedalia, Larkspur,
Franktown and other surrounding communities. On October 4, 2011, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, a newly
completed sanctuary was dedicated which now seats over 800 parishioners.