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 part of the Diocese of Pueblo