Office of Pastoral Services

DIRECTOR OF PASTORAL SERVICES/
DEACON LIFE AND MINISTRY

Deacon Dave Illingworth

 

DIRECTOR OF CATECHESIS
AND EVANGELIZATION

Deacon Dave Illingworth

 

DIRECTOR OF CHILD AND YOUTH PROTECTION

Deacon Tom Dickinson

 

DIRECTOR OF PRISON/JAIL &
CARE FACILITY MINISTRY

Deacon Cliff Donnelly

 

DIRECTOR OF RESPECT LIFE MINISTRY

Julie Bailey

 


The Office of Pastoral Services leads the diocesan efforts for Deacon Life and Ministry, Catechesis and Evangelization, Child and Youth Protection, Prison and Jail, Care Facility and Respect Life Ministries.

 


  • Catechesis and Evangelization

    Empowering young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Ministry at Care Facilities

    The Diocese of Colorado Springs provides pastoral care to Catholics living in long-term care facilities.
     
  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     
  • <Respect Life

    Organizes and promotes events that foster a greater understanding of the church's teachings to respect life in all its phases.