Masses for skiers, boarders and mountain travelers

While it is encouraged that the faithful attend the parish within the boundaries where they reside, we active Coloradans often enjoy traveling to the mountains and out-of-state during the weekends and therefore cannot attend Mass at our home parish.  A complete parish locator is available at ArchDen.org, but here’s a handy list of some of the mountain parishes and Mass times to ensure you don’t miss a Mass, no matter where you are.

St. Mary (Aspen)

Daily: Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m.; Friday: 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: N/A
Saturday (Anticipatory): 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 7:30 a.m., 10 a.m.
Confessions: Saturday: 4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

St. Vincent (Basalt)

Daily: Monday: 7 p.m. (Bilingual); Wednesday and Friday: 8:15 a.m.
Saturday: N/A
Saturday (Anticipatory): 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. (Spanish)
Confessions: Saturday: 5:00 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.; Sunday: 12 p.m. – 12:20 p.m.

Summit Catholic

St. Mary (Breckenridge)

Daily: N/A
Saturday: N/A
Saturday (Anticipatory): 5 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m., 10 a.m.
Confessions: Thursday: 6 a.m. – 7 a.m.; Saturday: 4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Our Lady of Peace (Silverthorne)

Daily: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 6:30 a.m., 8:00 a.m.
Saturday: N/A
Saturday (Anticipatory): 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00 AM, 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. (Spanish)
Confessions: Saturday: 4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.; First Monday of the Month: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. or by appointment

Copper Mountain Inter Chapel

Sunday: 5:15 p.m. (starting on Christmas and concluding at Easter)

Grand Catholic (Winter Park Region)

St. Bernard (Fraser)

Saturday: 7:30 p.m.(from Nov 14 to Mar 31) ; Sunday: 7 a.m.

Our Lady of the Snow (Granby)

Sunday: 9:30 a.m.

St. Anne (Grand Lake)

Daily: Monday: 8:30 a.m.
Saturday: N/A
Saturday (Anticipatory): 5 p.m.
Sunday: Only during the month of July – 12 p.m.
Confessions: Saturday: 4 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.

St. Peter (Kremmling)

Daily: N/A
Saturday: N/A
Saturday (Anticipatory): N/A
Sunday: 10 a.m.
Confessions: Sunday: 9:30 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.

St. Ignatius (Walden)

Daily: N/A
Saturday: N/A
Saturday (Anticipatory): 4 p.m.
Sunday: N/A
Confessions: Saturday: 3:30 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

St. Clare of Assisi

Daily: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 7 a.m. (during the school year); Wednesday: 8:15 a.m. (School Mass)
Saturday: N/A
Saturday (Anticipatory): N/A
Sunday: 8:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. (Spanish)
Confessions: Before all Masses or by appointment

St. Mary (Eagle)

Daily: Tuesday: 5:30 p.m.; Thursday: 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. (Spanish)
Saturday: N/A
Saturday (Anticipatory): 7 p.m. (Spanish)
Sunday: 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. (Bilingual)
Confessions: Monday: 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. or Saturday before Mass

St. Patrick (Minturn)

Daily: Tuesday: 5:30 p.m. (in the Chapel)
Saturday: N/A
Saturday (Anticipatory): In the Chapel: 4 p.m.
Sunday: In the Church: 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. (see website for up-to-date schedule)
Confessions: By Appointment

Steamboat Catholic

Holy Name (Steamboat Springs)

Daily: Wed. and Friday: 7:30 a.m.; Monday and Thursday: 12:10 p.m.: Tuesday and Thursday: 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: N/A
Saturday (Anticipatory): 5 p.m. (Bilingual)
Sunday: 8:30 a.m., 5 p.m.
Confessions: Saturday: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday: 30 minutes before Mass, or by appointment

St. Michael

678 School Street

Craig, CO 81625

Mass & Sacraments

Daily: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 8:30 a.m.; Thursday: 6 p.m.

Saturday: N/A

Saturday (Anticipatory): 5:30, 7:15 p.m. (Spanish)

Sunday: 9:00 a.m.

Confessions: 30 minutes before Mass or by appointment

Adoration: Thursday: 10 a.m.

St. Stephen Protomartyr

1885 Blake Avenue

Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Mass & Sacraments

Weekdays: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 7:30am. Thursday 8:15 a.m.
1st Saturday: 8 a.m.
Saturday Anticipated Masses: 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. – Spanish
Sunday: 8 & 10 a.m., and 12 p.m.  – Spanish
Confessions: Thursday 7:30 a.m., Saturday 3:30 p.m. and Sunday 11:15 a.m. 

St. Mary (Rifle)

761 Birch Avenue

Rifle, CO 81650

Mass & Sacraments

Daily: Monday, Tuesday, and Friday: 7:30 a.m.; Thursday: 7 p.m. (Spanish)

Saturday: N/A

Saturday (Anticipatory): 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m. (Spanish)

Sunday: 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. (Spanish)

Confessions: Mon, Tue, Fri-7 a.m., Thu-6:30 p.m., Saturday-3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., Sun-12 p.m., or by appointment.

Adoration: Monday, Tuesday, and Friday: 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Mass at Denver International Airport

If you’re going to be traveling this holiday and won’t have time to make it Mass before catching your flight, fret not! Mass is celebrated every Sunday at 1 p.m. at Denver International Airport in the interfaith chapel on level 6, Terminal East.

For a more complete list of mountain mass schedules, including missions and chapels, visit the parish locator at archden.org/parish-locator/ Please note that Mass times are subject to change.  Be sure to verify correct Mass times with each parish.

COMING UP: ‘Do you love me?’: This question central to newly ordained’s priesthood, Archbishop says

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During his homily at the May 19 priest ordination, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila told the five new priests that Jesus is asking them again: “Do you love me?” The archbishop referred to the Gospel in which the risen Jesus asks Peter three times if he loves him, as a reparation for the three times he denied it before being crucified.

The ordination took place at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver. The five new priests are Fathers Angel Perez-Brown, Roberto Rodríguez, and Tomislav Tomic, who all received their formation at Redemptoris Missionary Mater in Denver, and Fathers Darrick Leier and Shannon Thurman, who studied at St. John XXIII seminary in Boston. This seminary provides training to those seminarians who discover their vocation at an advanced age. Curiously, none of the new priests come from the Saint John Vianney seminary, and the average age of the five men ordained is 41 years.

Heart formation

Archbishop Aquila highlighted the importance of intellectual formation and indicated that it should go hand in hand with “the formation of the heart and the spiritual formation” and urged them to follow in the example of Saint John Vianney who, though lacking in great intellectual gifts, was a “humble man” and whose only wish was “the salvation of souls.”

From left to right: Father Darrick Leier, Father Tomislav Tomic, Father Angel Perez-Lopez, Father Shannon Thurman, Father Roberto Rodriguez. (Photo by Andrew Wright)

“The heart of every priest must be the love of Jesus Christ,” he said to them.

Archbishop Aquila also exhorted them, paraphrasing Pope Francis, to “go into the peripheries of the world […] of the lives of so many who have abandoned Jesus Christ, who do not know the good news. Even among families and friends there are those in the peripheries who still don’t know Jesus Christ”.

Later, he reminded them that their ministry does not consist in announcing themselves: “we are called to serve Jesus and to serve the Church to lay down our lives as Jesus has laid down his life, and to go wherever we are called to serve Christ.” He also pointed out that the image of Jesus, the good shepherd, “must be your model and is the model for the priesthood.”

The new priests lie prostrate before the altar during their ordination ceremony on May 19. (Photo by Andrew Wright)

And as a model of love and perseverance, the archbishop invited them to look at those couples who have been married for 50 or 60 years and compared their love to “the same type of love that would enable you to feed the lambs, tend the sheep, and serve as Christ served,” he said. He told them that every time they’ll celebrate Mass “is the same sacrifice that Christ offers on the cross”, and there is where “the joy of the Gospel” is found.

Hundreds of faithful congregated in the Cathedral to witness these ordinations. The cultural diversity present was a sign of the universality of the Church. There was a large delegation from Santo Domingo and several from Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as hundreds of local people who accompanied these five new priests. Archbishop asked from them, once again quoting Pope Francis, that they be shepherds “to smell like the sheep,” so they can “accompany them, shearing with them, going out with them and always using Jesus as your model.”

Featured image by Anya Semenoff