The Archdiocese of Denver has 149 parishes, missions, and stations where the Mass is celebrated. These parishes are in full communion with the Catholic Church, and as such all sacraments received at these parishes are valid.
However, there are some churches within the territory of the Archdiocese of Denver that appear to be or are advertised as legitimate Catholic parishes, but they are in fact not in communion with the Holy Father and the Catholic Church. Below is a statement from Archdiocese of Denver’s concerning these churches, as well as an updated list of known churches that fall under this category.
If you or someone you know has received sacraments at one of the churches listed below, it is likely the case that they are not valid sacraments. It is encouraged that you contact the Tribunal for the Archdiocese of Denver at 303-894-8994 or firstname.lastname@example.org to determine the validity of any sacraments received there.
For the full list of legitimate parishes in the archdiocese, visit archden.org/parish-full.
Archdiocese of Denver’s Statement on so-called Catholic Masses
It is the case that Christian services that appear to be or are advertised as Catholic Masses, but in actuality are not, are celebrated within the territory of the Archdiocese of Denver by various ex-priests, priests without faculties, invalidly ordained priests, priests who are part of sects not in communion with the Pope, etc. These services, while they may have the semblance of being authentic celebrations of the Mass, are in fact, not; they are illicit and usually invalid. Catholics should neither attend these services nor partake in their communion. Participation in such services does not fulfill one’s Sunday obligation.
American Catholic Community/Order of St. Michael and Mary (American Catholic Community/Communion of International Catholic Communities)
1921 S. Havana, Aurora, CO 80014
Church of St. Albert Liberal Catholic Church
430 10th St, Greeley, CO 80631
Church of the Beloved (Ecumenical Catholic Church)
10500 Grant Dr., Northglenn, CO 80233
Church of the Holy Family (Ecumenical Catholic Church)
8811 E. Hampden Ave., Suite 101, Denver, CO 80321
Divine Mercy Catholic Church (American Catholic Community/Communion of International Catholic Communities)
20971 E. Smoky Hill Rd., Aurora, CO 80015
Iglesia Católica de Cristo Rey/Christ the King Old Catholic Church (American Catholic Community/Communion of International Catholic Communities)
3138 S Parker Rd, Aurora, CO 80014
Light of Christ (Ecumenical Catholic Church)
1000 West 15th Ave, Longmont, CO 80501
Mary of Magdala (Ecumenical Catholic Church)
301 E. Stuart St., Fort Collins, CO 80525
Our Lady of the Snow Traditional Catholic Church
4101 Lamar St, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Our Lady of Victory Roman Catholic Chapel
2566 Sable Blvd, Aurora CO 80011
St. Paul Catholic Community of Faith (Ecumenical Catholic Church)
3250 E 6th Ave, Denver, CO 80206
St. Francis of Assisi National Catholic Church (Polish National Catholic Church)
556 S Jersey St, Denver, CO 80224
St. Mary’s Anglican Catholic Church
2290 S Clayton St, Denver, CO 80210
Society of St. Pius X
Concerning churches that form part of the Society of St. Pius X, which is not in full communion with the pope. While it is true that the society’s priests are validly ordained, they have not been given permission to exercise their ministry. Masses celebrated at St. Isidore and the Annunciation Chapel are not sanctioned by the Archbishop of Denver. Catholics should neither attend these Masses nor partake in communion.
32100 E. Colfax Ave, Watkins, CO 80137
Annunciation Chapel Society of Pius X
290 E. County Road 56, Ft. Collins, CO 80524