7400 W. 80th Ave.

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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.

FAMILY

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

ADULTS

YOUTH

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.

CHILDREN

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

ARCHBISHOP'S CATHOLIC APPEAL


We have heard the last several weekends of the Archbishop's Catholic Appeal, and the ministries and good works which flow from this annual appeal.  We have seen the humorous video in which Archbishop Aquila was "shushed" for speaking in church!  In the contemplation of our own gifts, many people often ask, "Just what is the appeal about and for?"  I would like to share with you what it means to all of us on a parish level.


The Appeal was begun in the late 1960's (after the conclusion of the Second Vatican Council) by then Archbishop James Casey.  The Council had called for a radical change of perspective of parish/diocesan ministry in a changing church.  Many more services and outreach and charity was required due to new focus.  With the number of Catholic Schools declining, Parish Religious Education was required on a much larger level.  RCIA returned from the ancient church to be an active and vital means of evangelization.  Youth and Young Adult ministry also grew as a vital element within the church.


These are the programs which people see in their parishes, but there are many more upon which the typical parish relies, and asks the Archdiocese to provide.  The Archdiocese itself provides support, administration and oversight in a variety of areas which are beyond a typical parish's ability.  And, in our increasingly complex world, this need for parishes is only growing.  I always remind people that the Archbishop's Catholic Appeal concerns the "works" and programs of the church, both parish and Archdiocesan.  It is not about the general fund, or the operating budget of the parish or Archdiocese.  These have other means at their disposal.  But, the A.C.A. is really about people.


And, it is essentially about us all.  We know that we support the works of the church.  That is one of the Church's precepts, much like attending Mass on Sunday.  For many, that support can be active, using our hands, feet and hearts to work in outreach and practical ministry.  But, for all of us, it should also entail financial support to the best of our ability.  In this way, we can work on a much larger and more diverse level.  I would encourage you all to reflect on, contemplate, and then make a contribution to the Archbishop's Catholic Appeal this year.  It will certainly bear fruit, as anything given from an open heart and in God's name always does.  God bless you all this year.