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Lifelong faith formation is for all ages.  SOC has various bible studies, adult classes and group communities. Contact information and programs available are found by clicking below:

The Anchor is a family-oriented program to inspire lifelong faithfulness by anchoring families in Christ's love and the Church. It includes traditional religious education to supplement LBC for children pre-K through 6th grade, catechesis for parents, prayer services, and community building. Download an information brochure here.

Participants meet on Wednesday evenings through the school year.


Anticipated Mass: Saturday 5:00 PM Sunday Mass: 7 AM, 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM,                           12:15 PM and 5:00 PM

Fr. Chris' Catholic Cultural Corner



Fr. Chris will be leading a pilgrimage to the Emerald Isle of Ireland in May of 2018.  more...

LBC or Lectionary Based Catechesis offers religious formation for children from 3 years old through 4th grade. Children are dismissed from the worship space before the Mass begins and return to join their families at the offertory. For more information, please click here.


Totus Tuus for those going into 1st through 6th grades, is a summertime, week long, youth oriented Catholic catechetical program.  It promotes Catholic faith including virtues, sacraments and the rosary. It is held in July with registration in June.  Contact Juliette Frueh: totus@spiritofchrist.org

Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a week of fun filled interactive mornings where children learn bible stories and truths.  Each daily theme focuses on a bible story that is taught through songs, games, video, crafts, play and a snack.  VBS is held in June with registration in April.  Contact Eyda Hergenreder: vacationbibleschool@spiritofchrist.org


I remember back in the early 1980's.  Denver was a slower, mellower place then!  During that summer (I don't remember which year), Billy Graham came to Denver.  He spoke for three nights at the old Mile High Stadium--three sold out nights.  Denver was abuzz with Bill Graham fever.  I remember being very proud of the fact that a speaker whose main topic was Jesus Christ was so warmly received.  It is almost hard to imagine today.

I believe that Billy Graham truly touched on the heart and soul of we Americans.  We are essentially a spiritual people.  As St. Augustine said so long ago, "Our hearts are restless until they rest in thee".  Billy Graham spoke to that restlessness.  And, he understood people's longing for God in their lives.  He spoke so eloquently and powerfully to this reality.  He truly earned the title, America's Pastor.  It was with great sadness that I heard of his death this week.  At the age of 99, Rev. Graham went to the Lord, the source of his longing, and the subject of his life's work.  It will be a long time before we see another speaker/minister such as him.

As we undertake this Lenten journey, let us acknowledge our longing.  It is not a weakness on our part.  We don't have to have all of life's answers.  We simply have to know where the answer to the questions lies.  Humble, God-centered people understand this and embrace it.  Every prayer we make this Lent is a reflection of the heart's longing.  Every act of charity we undertake is a response to the heart's longing.  The beauty of Lent lies in the fact that we are afforded a time to enter into a deeper union with God.  In our conversion and "turning back" to God, we will learn of what we seek, and some answers to our spiritual quest as well. 

We are fortunate to have eloquent speakers such as Billy Graham to help us.  To help us by guiding us to God, the true source and summit of all we long for. God bless us all this Lent, and help us seek the right things, the things of God which our heart knows and our soul seeks.