The bishops of the three Catholic dioceses in Colorado have announced that all Catholic Churches in Colorado will not celebrate public Masses until further notice. This includes daily Masses. This decision is effective immediately.
A MESSAGE FROM FR. LORRENZO: I want you to know that I pray for all of you. I say Mass daily and pray for all of you and for the scheduled Mass intentions. I invite you to pray and to watch or listen to a Mass or to make a Spiritual Communion.
I invite you to pray The Angelus together at noon. We will ring bells at noon at each of the four churches. I invite you to participate and we can all pray together.
Masses in English and Spanish at https://www.ewtn.com. Check local listings for televised or audio Masses.
Mass is recorded at St. Columba Catholic Church in Durango on Wednesdays and Sundays. You may see these at their website www.stcolumbacatholic.org
We are investigating making a Mass available celebrated by Fr. Lorrenzo.
When unable to receive the Holy Eucharist, you are encouraged to pray with the Sunday Gospel and make an Act of Spiritual Communion such as described at Spiritual Communion.
From Diocese of Pueblo: March 13, 2020 Pueblo – Following the order by Governor Jared Polis to cancel all public gatherings of 250 or more people to help stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), and acting on the advice of the leading health experts, the bishops of the three Catholic dioceses in Colorado have announced that all Catholic Churches in Colorado will not celebrate public Masses until further notice. This decision is effective immediately.
In a time like this, when Mass is unavailable, the Catholic faithful are dispensed from their Sunday Mass obligation. . . .
During this time of the global pandemic, let us continue to remain in prayer and solidarity as we pray for the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus to watch over the Diocese of Pueblo, grant wisdom to the medical and scientific community, and for a quick resolution to this global health crises.
More information, resources, and updates will be made available at Diocese of Pueblo
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The Montelores Catholic community consists of Roman Catholics in Montezuma and Dolores counties in southwestern Colorado. This area is a rich mixture of physical terrains and cultural heritages - mountains, desert, farm country, people newly arrived and archaeological sites of people who lived in the area more than a thousand years ago. The area also includes a Ute Indian reservation and Mesa Verde National Park.Four Roman Catholic churches are active here. Each has its own identity and history, yet many activities are shared.
The churches are:
- St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Catholic Church in Cortez, Colorado.
- St. Rita Catholic Church in Mancos, Colorado.
- St. Jude Catholic Church in Dove Creek, Colorado.
- Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Dolores,Colorado
Priests from the Theatine order currently serve this area.
The Montelores Catholic Community is a member of the Diocese of Pueblo