The Montelores Catholic community in southwestern Colorado consists of four Roman Catholic churches in Montezuma and Dolores counties which are a part of the Diocese of Pueblo . Rev. Lorenzo Uribe, C.R., a Theatine priest, is the current pastor of all four churches.
The churches include:
- Puerto de la Cruz St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Catholic Church (Cortez)
- Bassar St. Jude Catholic Church (Dove Creek)
- http://vancouveratmain.com/wp-includes/block-supports St. Rita of Cascia Catholic Church (Mancos)
- Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church (Dolores)
The parish office and community center, which serves all of the churches, is located at 20 South Market Street three blocks south of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque church in Cortez. See our Contact and Links page for more information.
This southwest area of Colorado is a rich mixture of physical terrains and cultural heritages — mountains, desert, farm country, archaeological sites of people who lived in the area more than a thousand years ago and people who have settled here more recently. Mesa Verde National Park has thousands of archaeological sites and cliff dwellings. The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, Weeminuche band of the Ute Nation of Indians, and many other people live in this area.