Capuchin Poor Clare sisters box up homemade Clarisa’s Cookies in the kitchen of Our Lady of Light Monastery in north Denver. The cookies are for sale for $13 a box.Local

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 the cookies—made on-site at Our Lady of Light Monastery, in four flavors: coconut, orange, cinnamon and vanilla—will also help fund the nuns’ plans to move… Read more »

Regis University will show support for 43 Mexican students presumed dead in a candle-lit procession Dec. 1.Local

Candlelight vigil planned for students missing in Mexico

While protests have erupted across Mexico and parts of the United States after the disappearance and alleged kidnapping and death of 43 Mexican college students by corrupt government officials and a gang, Regis University will show support in a candle-lit procession beginning 6 p.m. Dec. 1. “We want to bring awareness of what is happening… Read more »

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Getting by with a ‘little help’ from friends

Sixth-grade students from Christ the King School, along with parents and teachers, joined the nonprofit organization A Little Help Nov. 8 to assist local seniors with household chores that they are no longer able to do for themselves. Students grabbed rakes, squeegees and work gloves, and spent the day in the service to the Denver… Read more »

Capuchin Poor Clare sisters box up homemade Clarisa’s Cookies in the kitchen of Our Lady of Light Monastery in north Denver. The cookies are for sale for $13 a box.

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 the cookies—made on-site at Our Lady of Light Monastery, in four flavors: coconut, orange, cinnamon and vanilla—will also help fund the nuns’ plans to move… Read more »

Regis University will show support for 43 Mexican students presumed dead in a candle-lit procession Dec. 1.

Candlelight vigil planned for students missing in Mexico

While protests have erupted across Mexico and parts of the United States after the disappearance and alleged kidnapping and death of 43 Mexican college students by corrupt government officials and a gang, Regis University will show support in a candle-lit procession beginning 6 p.m. Dec. 1. “We want to bring awareness of what is happening… Read more »

An All Souls School teacher works with a pre-kindergarten student on a coral reef project Nov. 17 that was captured by film crews from the National Science Foundation. The film will air on the foundation's online magazine Science Nation next year.

Work and play makes students bright

A film crew from the National Science Foundation taped teachers and students at All Souls School last week that piloted a new curriculum focused on helping children reach their full potential. The Englewood school’s early childhood center was one of three in the state—and the only Catholic school—chosen to unroll an interdisciplinary approach to learning… Read more »

Youth pray during the 10 a.m. Sunday Mass Nov. 16 at Queen of Vietnamese Martyrs Church in Wheat Ridge before a series of classes on faith, the catechism and culture led by the Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Movement. The youths attend the classes weekly.

Local Vietnamese church hosts hundreds for catechesis, culture

A Vietnamese parish in Denver has a rising number of young adults returning to volunteer at its church, eager to pass the faith on to the next generation of youths. For more than 30 years, the Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Movement (VEYM) has led youths ages 6 to 18 in learning to live virtuous and faithful… Read more »

Youth pray during the 10 a.m. Sunday Mass Nov. 16 at Queen of Vietnamese Martyrs Church in Wheat Ridge before a series of classes on faith, the catechism and culture led by the Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Movement. The youths attend the classes weekly.

Local Vietnamese church hosts hundreds for catechesis, culture

A Vietnamese parish in Denver has a rising number of young adults returning to volunteer at its church, eager to pass the faith on to the next generation of youths. For more than 30 years, the Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Movement (VEYM) has led youths ages 6 to 18 in learning to live virtuous and faithful… Read more »

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Arvada parish hosts public witness for life

In honor of Respect Life month, parishioners from Spirit Of Christ Parish in Arvada hosted a prayer service for life Oct. 14, including a public eucharistic procession. “It was a beautiful event beginning with Mass, walking two miles around Lake Arbor and concluding with Benediction in the beautiful chapel,” according to Maribeth Lavender, respect life… Read more »

This graphic shows the answers of pastors across the country when asked: What's the greatest challenge facing your parish in the next 5 years?

Pastors reveal greatest challenges to parishes

Pastors surveyed across the country this year relayed to the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) that financial matters worry them most. While the causes for their worries varied by region, 21 percent of priests reported to the research center that “financial issues” pose the greatest challenge to their parish in the coming… Read more »

PHOTO ALBUM: Relics make historic Denver visit

St. Rafka Maronite Parish, an Eastern-rite church in communion with Rome, hosted the reception of relics of the Lebanese-born St. Rafka Oct. 25-26. Father Andre Y-Sebastian Mahanna, pastor of St. Rafka Church, brought the relics flown in from the Lebanon Beirut International Airport to the church with Father Paul Azzi, a Lebanese Maronite monk, and Sister… Read more »

Bus drive Danny Kenny, here with students at Our Lady of Lourdes School, recently helped
the school acquire a larger bus.

More students can catch a ride to Lourdes thanks to bigger bus

Each school day, a bus picks students up from the parking lot of St. Frances Cabrini Parish in Littleton and drives them 15 miles to their Denver school, Our Lady of Lourdes. Until recently, the number of children that could ride the bus was limited by its capacity: 38. But now capacity has nearly doubled… Read more »

ChristtheKingWEB

Getting by with a ‘little help’ from friends

Sixth-grade students from Christ the King School, along with parents and teachers, joined the nonprofit organization A Little Help Nov. 8 to assist local seniors with household chores that they are no longer able to do for themselves. Students grabbed rakes, squeegees and work gloves, and spent the day in the service to the Denver… Read more »

An All Souls School teacher works with a pre-kindergarten student on a coral reef project Nov. 17 that was captured by film crews from the National Science Foundation. The film will air on the foundation's online magazine Science Nation next year.

Work and play makes students bright

A film crew from the National Science Foundation taped teachers and students at All Souls School last week that piloted a new curriculum focused on helping children reach their full potential. The Englewood school’s early childhood center was one of three in the state—and the only Catholic school—chosen to unroll an interdisciplinary approach to learning… Read more »

Bernie Langfield, center, enjoys her retirement party at Regis University Oct. 29 with Jesuit Father John Fitzgibbons, left, and friends.

‘Everybody loves Bernie’

“Everybody loves Bernie”; “We love you”; and “You will be missed” were some of the phrases floating around the room at Regis University’s retirement celebration for Bernie Langfield Oct. 29. After 37 years of service to Regis’ faculty, alumni and students, the 93-year-old retired from her job at the university. “You touched the lives of… Read more »

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square during his Wednesday general audience
June 18.

It’s official! Pope Francis announces 2015 visit to US

Pope Francis officially announced this week that he will visit the United States in September 2015, including a visit to the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia and New York City. “I wish to confirm, if God wills it, that in September of 2015 I will go to Philadelphia for the Eighth World Meeting of… Read more »

A rural Nigerian woman with children in the Diocese of Idah. Magnificat Maternal Health Program was established in Idah to reduce the high maternal and infant mortality rate there.

Hope for a nation in crisis

While his country “bleeds and burns” from terrorist-driven violence and chaos caused by the Islamic militant group Boko Haram, one Nigerian priest continues doing good with a passionate commitment to life. Father Simeon Omale, 40, is a parish pastor, university professor and health director for the Diocese of Idah in rural Nigeria. He was in… Read more »

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at St. John Lateran Basilica in Rome June 16.

GUEST COLUMN: Teen follows path of Church through history

I was fortunate to be one of 30 juniors from Holy Family High School traveling with our theology teacher, Dave Good, on his annual pilgrimage to Italy last June. His second cousin, Father Kevin Fazio, along with other members of his family, was also able to join us. Over 10 days, our group toured Assisi,… Read more »

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Advent

Quilts and other handmade goods will be for sale at area parishes and ministries this Advent season.

Thinking outside the mall

St. Mary Church's Littleton orchestra performs during Advent.

Concerts to share message of Christ’s birth this…

The CD cover for “Habemus Papam,” a compilation of music from the Sistine Chapel Choir from events surrounding the election of Pope Francis.
Jamal Bannoura, and his sons George and Fadi, carve products of olive wood from Bethlehem for their family business Bethlehem Handicrafts.