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: On Divine Mercy Sunday faithful urged to trust in Christ’s mercy, pass it on

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On Divine Mercy Sunday faithful urged to trust in Christ’s mercy, pass it on

Maronite church’s event offers sacramental graces, highlights plight of persecuted Christians

Roxanne King

On April 23, Divine Mercy Sunday, hundreds of people turned out at St. Rafka Maronite Catholic Church for a celebration that offered the chance to earn a plenary indulgence and to be inspired by religious leaders to share Christ’s mercy with others.
The day included the opening and closing of a Holy Door at the Lakewood church, and a Divine Liturgy (Mass) celebrated by Maronite Bishop Elias Zaidan and concelebrated by St. Rafka pastor Maronite Father Andre Mahanna, who founded and heads an apostolate to aid persecuted Christians. Archbishop Samuel Aquila delivered a message on Divine Mercy.

Maronite Father Andre Mahanna addresses the congregation during Eucharistic benediction on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 23 at St. Rafka Maronite Catholic Church in Lakewood. CREDIT: Roxanne King

To help people earn the indulgence (remission of punishment due for sin), the sacrament of reconciliation, Eucharistic adoration, and veneration of the Divine Mercy image were available. The iconic image with the words “Jesus, I trust in you,” shows the risen Christ giving a blessing while rays of light (red for Eucharist, white for baptism and reconciliation) stream from his breast.
Other events included a brunch with ecumenical leaders that featured multicultural entertainment, including Jewish, Indian and Samoan dancing and music, and an inter-Christian dialogue that focused on helping persecuted Christians in the Middle East.

“The 2016 Open Doors report on persecution found that 215 million Christians experienced hostilities of some form over the past year,” Archbishop Aquila told the congregation. “Sadly, one only needs to look to the recent Palm Sunday bombings in Egypt that were claimed by ISIS to see the flesh and blood reality of the suffering Church: 49 dead and 78 injured.

“In the face of our afflictions, how should we respond as Christians?” he asked. “By immersing ourselves in Divine Mercy and carrying it to others.”
Christ’s passion, death and resurrection show that submission to and trust in God’s will and goodness yields eternal victory, the archbishop said.
“Divine Mercy,” he added, “… can transform our country and the world.”
In the year 2000 St. John Paul II designated the Sunday after Easter as Divine Mercy Sunday and canonized Sister Faustina Kowalska. The Polish nun had died in 1938 and is called the Apostle of God’s Mercy as it was through her writings the message and devotion to Jesus as “The Divine Mercy” came to be known.
“At the heart of Jesus’ message to St. Faustina is the necessity of complete trust in Jesus’ mercy for all who seek it,” Archbishop Aquila said, adding that Christ told Faustina: “’The graces of my mercy are drawn by means of one vessel only, and that is—trust. The more a soul trusts, the more it will receive.’”
St. John Paul II, the archbishop said, noted that Jesus’ message of mercy isn’t new, “’but can be considered a gift of special enlightenment that helps us to relive the Gospel of Easter more intensely, to offer it as a ray of light to the men and women of our time.’
“The work of building a culture of mercy, of building the Kingdom of God, is needed everywhere,” the archbishop said. “It must be done on the streets of Denver, in the highways and byways of every corner of our country; it must be done in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. And most importantly, it must be done in your homes and in your families.”
The inter-Christian dialogue, which in addition to the bishops and Father Mahanna, included representatives of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, a Syriac Orthodox deacon, and evangelical laymen who work to educate and empower inner-city youths and families, discussed past and current collaborative works of charity and mercy to help victimized Christians in the Middle East and urban needy in the United States.

Inter-Christian dialogue participants: from left, Syriac Orthodox Deacon Elias Naoum, Maronite Bishop Elias Zaidan, Archbishop Samuel Aquila, Latter-Day Saint lay leader J. Craig McIlroy, Maronite Father Andre Mahanna CREDIT: Roxanne King

The Maronite Church is Eastern Catholic and in communion with the pope. It traces its roots to the Apostles’ visits to Antioch where followers of Christ were first called Christians (Acts 11:26). The Maronite patriarch (senior religious leader under the pope) is in Lebanon.
“As you know, the Middle East is where Christianity started. Unfortunately, waves and waves and waves of persecution over the centuries has pushed Christians out,” Bishop Zaidan told the group. “I hope the little tiny remnant still there will be respected. We hope their voice will become your voices … to make sure this country will do whatever it can to preserve Christianity in the Middle East.”
Father Mahanna wrapped up the discussion with a call to action.
“What are we trying to achieve?” he asked. “A network of common causes to enable (us all) to defend life from conception to natural death.”
Echoing Archbishop Aquila’s comments on building a culture of mercy, he added, “It will be a new movement—the new wind to flow all over.”