Sacrament Policies (including Sacramental Preparation) and Child Safety Environment Program

    Letter from Archbishop of Denver and Bishop of Colorado Springs regarding diocese and parish boundaries (041817).pdf




Sacrament of Baptism


Baptism is, in Christian churches, the universal rite of initiation, performed with water, in the name of the Holy and Blessed Trinity (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit).

Learn more about the guidelines for this Sacrament within the Diocese of Colorado Springs at:

http://www.diocs.org/Portals/2/Documents/The_Celebration_of_Infant_Baptism.pdf 

To receive the sacrament of baptism at our parish, please carefully consult the following documents in your most native language or contact the parish office.




 



Sacrament of Eucharist (including Preparation for Reception of Reconciliation and First Communion)


Learn more about the guidelines for this Sacrament within the Diocese of Colorado Springs at:

http://www.diocs.org/Portals/2/Documents/TCE/Penance.pdf

http://www.diocs.org/Portals/2/Documents/TCE/The%20Celebration%20of%20First%20Communion%20Document.pdf

Who can participate in Sacramental Preparation for First Communion (and class schedule):  
    Who may prepare for First Reconciliation and First Communion (and schedule) (2018 2019).pdf

Application for Reception of First Communion:                      First Reconciliation and First Communion Application (OLV).pdf

Bulletin Article, Receiving Communion while holding a baby or other object (2017).pdf

Can the Communion Host (Body of Christ) be gluten free bread (2017).pdf

Article, How Many Times Can a Person Receive Communion per Day (2018).pdf

 


Sacrament of Confirmation


Confirmation is generally the last of the sacraments of initiation and marks the recipient's formal acceptance into a Roman Catholic Church.

Learn more about the guidelines for this Sacrament within the Diocese of Colorado Springs at:

http://www.diocs.org/Portals/2/Documents/TCE/Confirmation%20Policy%202012.pdf

Before you can receive your confirmation at our parish, please carefully review the following documents:

  Confirmation Candidate Handbook                                          2018-2019 Youth Confirmation Candidate Guidebook (052818).pdf


· Who can participate in Sacramental Preparation for Confirmation?  (and class schedule):                                                                                                          2019 Who may prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation (w class schedule) (052818).pdf

                   

·  Confirmation Candidate Application                                        2019 Confirmation Candidate Application.pdf

 

·  Baptism (Godparent) / Confirmation (Sponsor) Certificate of Eligibility form  (only for baptized Catholics from outside this parish)                                OLV Baptism and Confirmation Sponsor Certificate of Eligibility (2018).pdf

                

·  Confirmation Candidate's Volunteer Hours Sheet                                                     2018 Confirmation Volunteer Service Hours Log.pdf

   Confirmation Community Service Hours Reflection & Verification forms             Community Service Hours Reflection and Verification forms (2018).pdf 

-  Confirmation Community Service Project Information and Ideas     Confirmation Community Service Project Ideas (2018).pdf

·  Confirmation Sponsor Prayer                                                                  Confirmation Sponsor Prayer.pdf

 

What does it mean for a Confirmation Sponsor to be a Catholic in Good Standing?                                                                                                             

 

Article, What does it mean to be a Catholic in Good Standing (2017).pdf

Examination of Conscience.pdf

Examination of Our Life.pdf

What are the gifts of the Holy Spirit received at Confirmation.pdf
                        


 

 



Sacrament of Holy Order



Learn more about the guidelines and requirements for this Sacrament (e.g., the ordination to the Order of Diaconate and/or Presbyterate) please contact the Bishop and/or Vocations Director for the Diocese of Colorado Springs.


http://www.diocs.org/Vocations/Seminarians



 




Sacrament of Matrimony


Learn more about the guidelines for this Sacrament within the Diocese of Colorado Springs at:

http://www.diocs.org/Portals/2/Documents/Marriage%20Preparation%20Policy%20July%202006.pdf 

http://www.diocs.org/Portals/2/Documents/Marriage%20Preparation%20Policy%20July%202006.pdf

  • Diocesan Matrimony Preparation Step-by-Step Pamphlet:    

    http://www.diocs.org/Portals/2/Documents/Marriage/Marriage%20Prep%20Tri-Fold%202014.pdf

                                                                                                                                           

  • Parish-level Matrimony Planning Booklet:            

Parish Wedding Booklet (2017).pdf 

Parish Wedding Mass Handbook Introduction and Instructions Section (2017).pdf


Weddings performed at this Parish, while Matrimony Preparation is in another diocese:

Announcement, Visum Procedures (070715).pdf

May a "Unity Candle" be used? 

Unity Candle Bulletin Article (revised 2016).pdf                

Are there liturgical norms or requirements for a valid Catholic wedding?

Are there liturgical norms or requirements for a valid Catholic wedding (2016).pdf                                                                   

 

 

Miscellaneous Topics related to the Sacrament of Matrimony:

Diocese list of marriage links.pdf

Article Being in Communion equals Being Able to Receive Communion.pdf


Guidelines for Medical Interventions as Impediments to Valid Marriage (Vasectomy tubal ligation) (2015).pdf 


Are there liturgical norms or requirements for a valid Catholic wedding (2015).pdf


The Most Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Catholic Marriages.pdf


Article, Lazo y Arras (2016).pdf


Article, Pros and Cons on Renewing Marriage Vows (revised 2016).pdf

Policy Letter, Wedding Marriage Licenses (070715).pdf




 




Sacrament of Reconciliation


 

Learn more about the guidelines for this Sacrament within the Diocese of Colorado Springs at:

 

http://www.diocs.org/Portals/1/Documents/TCE/Penance.pdf .

Bulletin article The Healing Power of the Sacrament of Reconciliation (2014).pdf

Catholic Examination of Conscience (Social Justice model) (2013) (1 page).pdf

Going to Confession and Examination of Conscience (2014).pdf

Guide to an Examination of Conscience.pdf

Indulgences and Spiritual Life.pdf

Examination of Conscience.pdf

Examination of Our Life.pdf

The Confiteor and Examination of Conscience (2016).pdf

Examination of Conscience (Social Justice).pdf





Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick


If any parish member/family requires the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, please contact the parish office at (303) 646-4964 to arrange a pastoral visit by a priest.

After reading the Gospels, it becomes readily apparent to Christian readers that Jesus had a great yearning and compassion to care for the sick and the dying. His works of selfless compassionate care, healing, and mercy provide us with a foundation for the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick (previously known or referred to more commonly as "Last Rites"). In fact, the sacrament itself is scripturally and historically rooted in the ministry of Jesus Christ.

As we recall from the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC), the Church teaches us that the Sacrament of Anointing is grounded in the human experience of sickness, suffering, and death. In fact, we have come to know that sickness and death are part of the mystery and challenge of what it means to be human.

In light of Christ's commandments to his apostles to go forth to heal the sick and baptize others in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we begin to see much clearer Jesus' preferential option for the sick and the dying, as an essential and integral part of His ministry - which we, as the Catholic Church, are called to continue.

The sacrament and ritual associated with the Anointing of the Sick and Viaticum has for centuries been traditionally rooted in the apostolic ministry of the church, as found in the Letter of St. James. After anointing the sick person and praying over them for God to give them strength and perseverance in their fight through the illness, they may also be given Holy Communion; as food for the journey.

Historically, previous to the Second Vatican Council, it was referred to as "Last Rites" or "Extreme Unction." As such, previously most members of the faithful waited to call the parish priest to anoint someone, until they were close to or near death. The Second Vatican Council helped the church to reexamine and refocus the sacrament's purpose and intended recipients to those who are sick and dying. In essence, the sacrament (like the remaining other 6 sacraments) is meant for the living and to strengthen the sick person to fight against illness and return to physical health with the grace of God.

For more information on the Sacrament of Anointing, please refer to the CCC 1499-1525.

Anointing of the Sick Bulletin Article (2015).pdf

General Information and Questions Regarding the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick (2015).pdf

Info Article, Hospice and Palative Care 1 to 3.pdf

 

Diocesan Policy on RE Homeschooling         

(If the child is RE home schooled, they must still participate in the parish's sacramental preparation classes for the reception of the Sacraments of Reconciliation, First Communion, and Confirmation.)

Diocesan Policy on RE Homeschooling.pdf