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: Healing hatred and anger after Charlottesville

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The confrontation in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the nationwide reaction to it are clear signs of the tensions simmering just below the surface of our society. But we know as people of faith that these wounds can be healed if we follow Christ’s example, rather than the path of revenge.

It was with a heavy heart that I learned about the Aug. 12 clashes between white supremacists and counter protesters in Charlottesville that resulted in the injury of around 34 people and the death of Heather Heyer. It was an “eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth” melee.

These events remind me of Pope Francis’ 2017 World Day of Peace message, in which he pointed out that “Jesus himself lived in violent times. Yet he taught that the true battlefield, where violence and peace meet, is the human heart: for ‘it is from within, from the human heart, that evil intentions come’ (Mk. 7:21).”

What we witnessed in Charlottesville was an outward expression of hundreds of hearts, and as a shepherd of souls, I cannot stand by silently while people allow hatred toward others rule their hearts. Particularly reprehensible were the derogatory words the neo-Nazis and their white supremacist allies shouted toward African Americans, Jews and Latinos. This is not how God sees his children!

Every human being is bestowed from the moment of conception with the dignity of being made in the image and likeness of God, and we are all loved by him, even amid our sin and brokenness. Satan seeks every opportunity to twist these fundamental truths in the hearts of human beings and we can see the devastation it brings throughout history.

It can be tempting to respond to these attacks on our fellow man with violence, just as the members of the Anti-fascist movement (known as “Antifa”) did in Charlottesville. But this is not what Christ taught, since it allows hatred to gain a foothold through a different avenue. It is worth repeating: the human heart is the true battlefield.

Jesus’ response to violence and persecution stands in contrast with the way of hatred and anger. Instead, he taught his disciples to love their enemies (Mt. 5:44) and to turn the other cheek (Mt. 5:39). Christ’s radical answer is only possible because God unconditionally loves every person and is ready to forgive us when we repent. God’s love is the only thing that can cut through the hatred that is bringing people to blows, heal the human heart and form it after his own. As people of faith, we are called to bring the truth of love to these festering wounds so that hearts may be healed by Christ.

Joseph Pearce, the Catholic convert and former white supremacist, is a perfect example of this. In a recent article for the National Catholic Register, he recalls how it was his encounter with the objective truths of the faith that demolished his race-centered identity and seeing his enemies love him when he confronted them with hatred that changed his heart. We must pray for the grace to love as Jesus loves, to love as the Father loves.

“The way out of this deadly spiral,” Pearce says, “is to go beyond the love of neighbor, as necessary as that is, and to begin to love our enemies. This is not simply good for us, freeing us from the bondage of hatred; it is good for our enemies also.”

May all of us follow the great example of Mark Heyer, the father of the woman who was killed after the white supremacist rally. His daughter’s death, Heyer told USA Today, made him think “about what the Lord said on the cross, ‘Forgive them. They don’t know what they’re doing.’”

Jesus desires that every person have a heart that is whole and free from hatred, anger and pride. He desires to form our hearts, and that only comes about when we are receptive to his unconditional love, for only in receiving his unconditional love will we be able to give it to others. I pray that all the faithful will be instruments of healing for our country by bringing Christ’s forgiveness to their neighbors and their enemies.