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.


  1. Completion of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart: Baptism Information Sheet

  2. Payment of the $35.00 registration fee (online class program is not included in this fee)

  3. Submit a copy of the Official Birth Certificate of the child

  4. Completed Catholic Godparent Certificate- Must be signed by Godparent’s pastor

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.

  1. Completion of Baptism Preparation Classes for parents and Godparents


Baptism

Our Next Baptism Class:

Our next Baptismal Preparation Class for both parents and Godparents will be held on August 20, 2022 at 10:00 am in our Fellowship Hall. Please note, an online class must be taken prior to attending our session on August 20th. 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

2022 classes have concluded.

We look forward to seeing you in 2023

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 candidate must be instructed concerning and understands sin and the 4 components contrition, confession, satisfaction, and absolution of the sacrament of Reconciliation.

  • Completion of Registration Form

  • $15.00 Registration fee


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

Read more here

First Communion

2022 classes have concluded.

We look forward to seeing you in 2023

  • Completion of Registration Form

  • $15.00 Registration Fee

  • Valid Baptismal Certificate

  • Consistent Mass attendance on Sundays & Holy Days

  • Daily Prayer

  • Completed Formation (Two years of Faith Formation and the completion of First Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist.

  • Discernment Interview with Pastor

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.


  • Interested in becoming Catholic?

  • Are you an adult who wants to be receive the Sacrament of Confirmation?

  • Are you a cradle Catholic but have questions?


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?

  • The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart requires a minimum eight-month preparation period before the wedding.

  • If this is a second marriage for either person, please note that the annulment process takes longer than eight months.

Marriage Preperation

  • Please call the office to schedule a time to complete a Pre-Nuptial Investigation. Our office number is 719-544-5175 or email Mandy to schedule an appointment at mandydavis@shcathedral.net.

  • Couples will need to attend a Marriage Preparation Class offered at the Cathedral. Our next class is Saturday, September 10, 2022 from 9:00 am - 11:00 am.

  • The couple will need to complete an online FOCCUS Inventory and schedule a meeting to review the results of the FOCCUS.

The paperwork

  • For Catholic(s), a current copy of each individual’s baptismal certificate (issued within 6 months of the wedding date) from the parish of baptism. Non-Catholics are asked to try and obtain a copy of their baptismal certificate or baptismal record.

  • Pre-nuptial investigation form filled out with the priest or deacon.

  • Witness Testimony form signed by a witness and a priest/deacon.

  • Marriage License – The State of Colorado requires a Marriage License, which is valid only for thirty days. The wedding cannot be performed without a license. The license must be given to the Cathedral staff at the rehearsal.

  • Any necessary Permissions or Dispensations.



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

  • Before setting a date and paying a deposit, please contact the parish office to discuss Marriage Preparation Requirements with Mandy. No wedding dates are final until completion of first wedding prep session is complete and the FOCCUS survey is taken.

  • The wedding party will not exceed eight couples not including the bride and groom.

  • No alcohol in the church either the night before or day of the wedding.

  • Due to liability, you may not throw anything outside church (birdseed, rice, confetti, grass seed, flower petals, balloons, etc.)

  • Aisle runners are not allowed in the Cathedral.

  • All seasonal decorations/flowers, such as Christmas and Easter, must remain up throughout the liturgical season.

  • Any decorations used in the Cathedral during your wedding must be put up by you and taken down by you before the Saturday Mass at 4:00 p.m.

  • Smoking, eating, and drinking, especially alcoholic beverages, are NOT allowed anywhere inside the Church building.

  • Everyone must come to the Church dressed and ready for the ceremony. If you are in need of extra space to dress and store your belonging, the Fellowship Hall can be rented out for the afternoon.

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)