St. Mary of the Rockies was established in 1990 for the eastern portion of Park County along Highway 285,
west of Kenosha Pass. Bailey is not a true town, but a Post Offi ce that serves more than 3,850 boxes in the
area, plus Pine, Shawnee and Grant boxes. Many of the residences are in subdivisions that are considered the
“neighborhoods” of the parish.
With the parishioners doing much of the construction, a new worship space and parish center was completed in
2001. A scenic cross tower with tuned wind chimes greets those who arrive and leave church. A decorative sign
was also created to call attention to the location of the church along the principle access road.
The parish pastoral council published a parish pastoral plan for 2006-10 that uses the Diocesan Pastoral Plan as
The parish offers religious education for children through high school grades, RCIA and youth ministry and
spiritual formation for adults. The mountain community is unique in many ways and the parishioners are deeply
committed to enhance the spiritual and physical needs of the community.