Congratulations!   

We are pleased to hear of your plans to baptize your child.  Here are the steps that you need to take prior to scheduling a date of baptism.   


Please remember:

The Church requires 1 Catholic Godparent of either sex.  You may choose to have both a Catholic Godmother and Godfather.  Each Godparent must be an adult Catholic (age 16 or older) who is able to fulfill the responsibilities of Godparent by living in harmony with the teachings of the Catholic Church.  S/he must be fully initiated and in good standing with his/her home parish (Baptism, Communion and Confirmation).  A Catholic who aspires to be a Godparent is to be sacramentally married through the Catholic Church to the person s/he has chosen to live with as husband and wife.  


Baptism

Our Next Baptism Class:

Our next Baptismal Preparation Class for both parents and Godparents will be held January 27, 2024 at 10:00 am in our Fellowship Hall. Please note, an online class must be taken prior to attending our session.   Call Mandy at 719-544-5175 to register for the class.  A Baptismal Preparation packet can be accessed below or I can mail you a packet at the time of registration.  


First Reconciliation

Classes began January 7, 2024 at 10:45 am in the Fellowship Hall.

Christ instituted the sacrament of Penance for all sinful members of his Church: above all for those who, since Baptism, have fallen into grave sin, and have thus lost their baptismal grace and wounded ecclesial communion. It is to them that the sacrament of Penance offers a new possibility to convert and to recover the grace of justification. The Fathers of the Church present this sacrament as "the second plank [of salvation] after the shipwreck which is the loss of grace."47

First Reconciliation occurs once:



The sacramental character of faith finds its highest expression in the Eucharist. The Eucharist is a precious nourishment for faith: an encounter with Christ truly present in the supreme act of his love, the life-giving gift of himself. In the Eucharist we find the intersection of faith’s two dimensions. On the one hand, there is the dimension of history: the Eucharist is an act of remembrance, a making present of the mystery in which the past, as an event of death and resurrection, demonstrates its ability to open up a future, to foreshadow ultimate fulfilment. The liturgy reminds us of this by its repetition of the word hodie, the "today" of the mysteries of salvation. On the other hand, we also find the dimension which leads from the visible world to the invisible. In the Eucharist we learn to see the heights and depths of reality. The bread and wine are changed into the body and blood of Christ, who becomes present in his passover to the Father: this movement draws us, body and soul, into the movement of all creation towards its fulfilment in God.

ENCYCLICAL LETTER

LUMEN FIDEI

OF THE SUPREME PONTIFF

FRANCIS

TO THE BISHOPS PRIESTS AND DEACONS

CONSECRATED PERSONS

AND THE LAY FAITHFUL

ON FAITH

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First Communion

Classes began January 7, 2024 at 10:45 am in the Fellowship Hall.


Dear Candidates,

Those already baptized into Christ now receive the power of his Spirit and the sign of the cross on their foreheads. They become witnesses to his suffering, death, and resurrection. They receive gifts to build up Christ’s body in unity and love. This privilege is conferred through me, your humble servant, who as bishop has the power of giving the Holy Spirit to the baptized, either personally or through a priest I appoint.


It is my joyous work to celebrate these Confirmations personally, and to share that joy with you inasmuch as it is possible. Together we are, after all, the Body of Christ for which these candidates are being Confirmed to serve. When we support them, we are supporting the mission of Christ. Through the celebration of Confirmation, in the power of the Holy Spirit we are inspired and converted into ever-greater faith and service ourselves. How often is it that we are invited to participate in such a wonderful, life-giving event?


+Most Reverend Stephen J. Berg

Bishop of Pueblo


All Are Welcome!

Come Deepen your knowledge of our Catholic Faith  by attending Adult Faith Formation.



JOIN US!


We meet every Sunday 

from 

10:00 am to 11 am 

in the Fellowship Hall.


Adult Faith Formation RCIA


  

We are engaged, now what?

Marriage Preperation

The paperwork



Marriage

"The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament" (CCC 1601)


The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart offers marriage preparation classes year round.  Couples who are interested in being married at the Cathedral can contact Mandy Davis and Deacon Ben and they will be happy to guide you through the process.


Guidelines

Holy Orders

It is through Holy Orders that “the mission entrusted by Christ to his apostles continues to be exercised in the Church until the end of time: thus it is the sacrament of apostolic ministry.” (CCC 1536)


Anointing of the Sick

When the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is given, the hoped-for effect is that, if it be God's will, the person be physically healed of illness.  But even if there is no physical healing, the primary effect of the Sacrament is a spiritual healing by which the sick person receives the Holy Spirit's gift of peace and courage to deal with the difficulties that accompany serious illness or the frailty of old age.  (United States Catholic Catechism for adults)