Parishes to offer Lenten prayer, lectures and confession opportunities
By Julie Filby
During Lent parishes throughout the Denver Archdiocese will host missions, retreats and other events to mark the season. Parishioners are encouraged to check church bulletins, call parish offices, visit www.archden.org/events, and review the Bulletin Board section of the Denver Catholic Register for activities to enrich their Lenten experience. Below is a partial list of events scheduled. There are no associated costs, unless otherwise noted.
Prayer on the way home
Blessed Sacrament Church at 4900 Montview Blvd. in Denver welcomes the faithful to drop by the church from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. for a visit with the Lord on the way home from work Monday through Friday throughout Lent, beginning Feb. 23. The church will be open through Campbell Hall door, off the back parking lot. Call 303-355-7361.
In addition to regular confession times, Holy Ghost Church at 1900 California St. in Denver will have priests available to hear confessions every Friday during Lent from noon-5 p.m. Call 303-292-1556.
Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues
Father Alan Hartway, C.PP.S., parochial vicar at Guardian Angels Church, 15179 County Road 7 in Mead, will show Father Robert Barron’s series “Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues” at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays, Feb. 24-March 30 in the parish hall (following 7 p.m. Way of the Cross). Call 970-535-0721 or email info@MeadAngels.org with questions.
Jesuit Lenten lecture series
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish at 2301 York St. in Denver, with Regis University, will host a series of five lectures by Jesuit priests. Topics include humility, trust, social responsibility, gratitude and generosity. Lectures will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Sundays, Feb. 26-March 25. A light lunch will follow. RSVP to email@example.com or 303-964-5725.
St. Vincent de Paul Church at 2375 E Arizona Ave. in Denver will host a mission with Father Oscar Lukefahr, C.M., author and director emeritus of the Catholic Home Study Service. It will be held nightly from 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 26-March 1. Call 303-744-6119.
Formation of conscience
St. John the Baptist Church at 323 Collyer St. in Longmont will host “Weissbeck’s Wisdom” on formation of conscience with Father Ron Weissbeck at 7 p.m. on Mondays, Feb. 27-March 26. Call 303-776-0737.
No Greater Love parish mission
St. Mary Parish, 6853 S. Prince St. in Littleton, will host a mission at 7 p.m. March 5-8 in the church. The theme “No Greater Love: With Christ as He Carries Our Cross” will be a meditation on the Stations of the Cross by Father Curtiss Dwyer. Call 303-798-8506 or visit www.stmarylittleton.org.
Franciscan Mystery Players
At 8 p.m. March 9 Franciscan Mystery Players will present the Way of the Cross in the church at Immaculate Conception Parish, 715 Cabrini Drive in Lafayette. Call 303-665-5103.
Parish mission with San Solo
Christ on the Mountain Church, 13922 W. Utah Ave. in Lakewood, will host a mission at 7 p.m. March 12-13 featuring ‘80s rock star San Solo. On both evenings, Solo will share a message of social teaching, as well as the importance of being pro-life. A freewill offering will be taken. Call 303-988-2222.
Thomas Smith in Summit County
The churches of Summit County will host Biblical scholar Thomas Smith during Lent. Smith will share a biblical journey through Mass and how to pray with psalms on March 25 and 27 at St. Mary Church, 109 S. French St. in Breckenridge; and on March 26 and 28 at Our Lady of Peace, 19 Straight Creek Drive in Dillon. Talks will be 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Sign-up not required. Questions, call 970-668-0250.