Here’s how to fully embrace the art of Advent and true celebration

For parents especially with young children, it’s a difficult balance to raise them in the world with its own culture while trying to instill a way of life that’s centered […]


Embrace the waiting this Advent

Brianna Heldt is a Catholic writer, speaker and podcaster. Her work has appeared in various print and online publications. Five years ago, one of my daughters desperately needed open heart […]

Generous hearts at Christmas

Below are just a few examples of the good works of parishioners in the Church of northern Colorado during Advent in hopes of making the season merrier for those in […]

Priests offer insights on Advent prayer

Christ is coming. Next week, in fact, Christians around the world will celebrate the Nativity of the Lord and his humble birth in Bethlehem. The Church designates the four weeks […]

Registrations under way for first TeleForum with archbishop (updated)

UPDATED  DEC. 20, 2014:  Another way to join in the call with Archbishop Aquila Dec. 21 is by calling 877-229-8493, and enter PIN 113843, any time during the call. Recording of […]

Picturing the scene of Jesus’ arrival

Memories of decorating the manger scene as young children are now reminders of the importance of preparing for Christ’s birth, say some local faithful. Father Luis Granados, D.C.J.M., parochial vicar […]

How to welcome Christmas Catholics

Every Christmas, churches fill beyond capacity with congregations made up of weekly Mass-goers, “Christmas Catholics,” Christians on-the-fence, lapsed Catholics, non-believers and everyone in between. Infrequent Mass-goers don’t always know the […]

A sweet way to support the Poor Clares

As a means of supporting their cloistered community, Denver’s Capuchin Poor Clare sisters bake and sell homemade butter cookies, known as Clarisa’s Cookies—a popular item for Christmas giving. Proceeds from […]

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Catholics, the lines are open

If you had the opportunity to receive a phone call from your archbishop, would you pick up? That’s the question the Archdiocese of Denver is asking as it launches a […]

Our Lady of the New Advent, pray for us!

In the Denver Archdiocese today, Dec. 16, is the feast of Our Lady of the New Advent. The icon was created 29 years ago by Jesuit Father William Hart McNichols […]

Advent penance services

Below is a list of upcoming penance services scheduled at local parishes during Advent. Unless otherwise indicated, the services will be in English; bilingual will be in English and Spanish. […]

Choirs, concerts to prepare hearts for Christmas

As Christmas approaches, there are a multitude of sacred music concerts that will be performed at churches across Denver to help prepare hearts for Christ’s birth. Advent Services and Carols […]