Where to celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe this year

Denver Catholic Staff

Below is a list of parish events happening around the archdiocese to celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Dec. 12.

Parish-Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe: 1209 W 36th Ave, Denver, CO 80211.

5 a.m. Songs to Our Lady; Masses in Spanish: 6 a.m., 7 a.m., 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m. (bilingual), 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m. A mariachi band will play at all Masses.

Annunciation: 3601 Humboldt St, Denver, CO 80205.

6 p.m. Mass in Spanish followed by a play of the Apparitions of Our Lady.

Holy Rosary: 4688 Pearl Street, Denver, CO 80216.

6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Masses sin Spanish.

St. Dominic: 3053 West 29th Avenue, Denver, CO 80211.

6 p.m. Procession with “matachines” dancers; 7 p.m. Mass in Spanish followed by play of the Apparitions and Songs to Our Lady; 8 p.m. Dinner with groups from Peru, Brazil and Bolivia, and Mexican folkloric dances.

Saint Joseph: 600 Galapago Street, Denver, CO 80204.

7:45 a.m. Mass in English; 6:30 p.m. Mass in Spanish

Our Lady of Peace: 1311 Third Street, Greeley, CO 80631.

4 a.m. Songs to Our Lady, native dances and food; 12 p.m. Mass in Spanish; 5 p.m. Procession to Island Grove Park; 6 Mass in Spanish at Island Grove Park presided by Bishop Jorge Rodriguez.

Our Lady Mother of the Church: 6690 East 72nd Ave, Commerce City, CO 80022.

5 a.m. Songs to our Lady with mariachi; 6 a.m. Mass in Spanish; 7 a.m. social gathering; 8 a.m. Mass in English; 7 p.m. Mass in Spanish; 8 p.m. social gathering.

Sacred Heart of Jesus: 1318 Mapleton Avenue, Boulder, CO 80304.

4:50 a.m. Songs to Our Lady followed by the Rosary; 7 a.m. Mass in Spanish; 8 a.m. Social gathering with tamales and hot chocolate at the Jubilee Hall; 8-10 a.m. Dance performances.

St. John the Evangelist: 1730 West 12th Street, Loveland, CO 80537.

5-7 a.m. Songs to Our Lady with mariachi followed by social gathering and hot beverages; 4 p.m. Rosary; 5-6 p.m. Dances to our Lady; 6:15 p.m. Mass in Spanish followed by social gathering.

St. Mary: 790 E 7th St, Rifle, CO 81650.

4 a.m. Songs to Our Lady with mariachi; 5 a.m. Mass in Spanish; 7:30 a.m. Mass in English; 6 p.m. Mass in Spanish.

St. Michael the Archangel: 19099 E Floyd Ave, Aurora, CO 80013.

4 a.m. Songs to Our Lady and Mass in Spanish with mariachi; 7 p.m. Mass in Spanish with mariachi and Coronation of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

St. Michael: 678 School Street, Craig, CO 81625.

4 p.m. “Matachines” dancers; 5:45 p.m. Rosary and flower offerings; 6:30 p.m. Mass in Spanish with mariachi followed by social gathering and dinner at parish hall (bring dessert).

St. Nicholas: 520 Marion Avenue, Platteville, CO 80651.

5:30 a.m. Songs to Our Lady beginning outside; 7 a.m. Last prayer of the novena; 6 p.m. Mass in Spanish followed by a social gathering and blessing of images.

St. Stephen Protomartyr: 1885 Blake Avenue, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.

5 a.m. Mass in Spanish followed by Songs to Our Lady; 7:30 a.m. Mass in English; 2 p.m. play of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe; 7 p.m. Mass in Spanish. “Matachines” dancers, food and talks will take place all day at the parish center.

St. Therese: 43 Kingston St, Aurora, CO, 80010.

5:30 p.m. Rosary; 6 p.m. Mass in Spanish followed by dinner and dance performances.

COMING UP: Late St. Joseph deacon ‘reached out into the peripheries’ during ministry

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Deacon Maclovio (Max) Sanchez, 87, passed away peacefully in Olathe, Kansas on April 30. Deacon Sanchez was assigned to St. Joseph’s Parish in Denver throughout his diaconal ministry.

Maclovio Sanchez was born on May 21, 1931 in San Luis, Colorado, to Estevan and Emily Sanchez. He was baptized at Most Precious Blood Parish in San Luis, Colorado, on June 2, 1931 and grew up in Walsenberg, Colorado.  He graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Wasenberg.

On April 24, 1954, he married Mary Frances Marquez at Holy Rosary Parish in Denver.  Over the 65 years of their marriage, the couple was blessed with three children: Martin, Debra and Joshua. They also had numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In Denver, Max worked for Midwest Liquor Company, delivering products to the area stores. But his love was directed towards the poor communities in the metro area.  Max was vice chairman of the Coalition for the Westside Betterment and President of the St. Vincent de Paul Society Food Bank. He and his wife were also very involved in the parish at St. Joseph’s.

On March 22, 1975, Maclovio was ordained a deacon at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception by Archbishop James Casey. This was only the second class of men ordained in the archdiocese at the time. He was immediately assigned to St. Joseph’s Parish where he also conducted numerous Spanish Missions and served at the Westside Action Center. Retiring from ministry in 1993, he continued to serve at St. Joseph’s Parish as long as his health would allow.

“Deacon Max reached out into the peripheries and brought the lost back into the Church,” said Deacon Joseph Donohoe, Director of Deacon Personnel. “We have been blessed to have such a dedicated Cleric and Servant of the Church in Denver.”