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Archdiocese of Denver’s statement on so-called Catholic Masses 

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 tribunal.office@archden.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

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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.

St. Isidore 
32100 E. Colfax Ave, Watkins, CO 80137

Annunciation Chapel Society of Pius X 
290 E. County Road 56, Ft. Collins, CO 80524


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