Mass Times

Tuesdays: 4:30 p.m. Buswell Chapel

Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays: 7:00 a.m. Buswell Chapel  


Saturdays: 5:15 p.m.

7:00 p.m. Spanish

(Sunday Liturgy)

Sundays: 8:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 5:00 p.m.


Parish Office 719 589 5829

Emergency Sick Call 719 589 3211

Parish Fax 719 589 5820


Church 715 4th Street

Parish Offices 726 3rd Street

Office Hours:

Mon//Thurs 9am - 4pm

Fridays 9am - noon


P.O. Box 547 Alamosa, CO 81101


Adoration in the Buswell Chapel. Wednesdays 1 - 3 p.m.


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Faith Formation 2014 PDF Print E-mail



ALL Faith Formation Classes begin on Sunday September 21st.


Parents of elementary, middle school, and youth Confirmation need to attend with their child.

Elementary Faith Formation will meet at 9:15 a.m. in the gym.

Adult Confirmation, RCIA, Middle School and Confirmation will meet at 3:30 p.m. in the gym




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Please take the time to register for Faith Formation Classes. You can download the registration forms here or by stopping by the Parish Office.



        Elementary Faith Formation $20.00 per child or $15.00 per child for families with two or more children. Deadline to register is September 12th.

        RICA, and RCIC $30.00


        Adult Confirmation $20.00

        Middle School Faith Formation $20.00

        Confirmation Year I $30.00

        Confirmation Year II $70.00 (includes retreat) If families did not pay the Confirmation Year I fee this fee will also need to be paid.


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Keynote Speaker,

Fr. Eric HaarerFr. Haarer

Sunday, September 28th at 2:30,

5:00 Mass

followed by family dinner.

Donations needed

        20 lbs. Spaghetti

        14 gals of Spaghetti Sauce (Restaurant size cans - Valley Meat.)

        3 Large bags of Ready Mix Salad

        Salad Dressing

        4 Desserts

        Three size 3X Sweat Pants

        12 pairs of earplugs

        12 Blindfolds

If you are able to donate any of these items please call the parish office 589-5829 ext. 11 or 10 and let us know if you can donate some of the items needed.




HOPE: Here is Your Part PDF Print E-mail



God's Door is always open to us...



Decades ago when I was planning my career as a psychologist I found amusing the image from the Peanuts Cartoon of Lucy at her makeshift Psychiatric Office with the shingle indicating that the doctor “is in.” Imagine if God had an office. What would his shingle say about His hours of operation? It seems to me it would always say that God’s door was open. If He knows the number of hairs on our heads (Luke 12:7), He would certainly always know our needs at every moment. And we wouldn’t need to make an appointment or stand in line, because He could help any number of us, at the same moment.

   Here's the requirement: WE are to seek HIM and let Him guide us. We are to make that positive move.

   There is a visual image of this. If you haven’t seen it, just close your eyes and visualize it right now. It is of our beautiful Lord Jesus standing at the front door of a home --perhaps your home (representing your heart). He is knocking on the door to let you know He is there – always there – but He has arranged things such that (through free will) you are not forced to go to Him. Opening the door is left up to you.

   This represents HOPE, one of the three theological virtues (along with Faith and Love, about which I have written recently). Like the other two, Hope is first infused in us by God. With the theological virtue of HOPE, two sides are needed – us and God. (Of course, Satan didn’t see things that way, as he believed himself to be self-sufficient and not in need of divine Hope.)

Encounters with Angels PDF Print E-mail




A visit to the local bookstore will reveal a whole shelf of books on angel encounters, angel channeling, and angelology. There’s even a book called The Physics of Angels which tries to blend quirky physics theories with the theology of St Thomas Aquinas. A quick look at the books on offer make you realize that the New Age understanding of angels stretches from “listening to the light within” to the fully fledged summoning up of the “dark angels” — in other words, modern angelology is the stuff of fantasy, neo-gnosticism and a rather nasty occult religion.


In the face of this phenomenon, Catholics might be inclined to steer clear of angels altogether, but that would be to throw the angel out with the exorcism. The Catechism of the Catholic Church and the Sacred Scriptures remind us that angels have been part of our revealed religion from the beginning. It is an article of the Catholic faith that angels are real. The Catechism of the Catholic Church says, ‘The existence of the spiritual, non-corporeal beings that Sacred Scripture usually calls ‘angels’ is a truth of faith. The witness of Scripture is as clear as the unanimity of Tradition.” (CCC ¶ 328) Other Christians agree. A survey amongst non-Catholic, Christian denominations discovered that most Christian denominations agree with the Catholic Church on the basics about angels.


They all agreed that angels are created by God.  They dwell in His presence. They are sent as His messengers to earth. They are of superior intelligence. They have no bodies, but can take visible form. They also agree that while there are good angels, there also exists a band of fallen angels who have similar powers, but have twisted their energies against the good.



What is your favorite movie with Catholic references?