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 5th grade, catechesis for parents, prayer services, and community building. Download an information brochure here.

Download a schedule for 2019-20 school year here.

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

LBC or Lectionary Based Catechesis offers religious formation for children from 3 years old through 3rd 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: 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.  Contact Ruthie at: vacationbibleschool@spiritofchrist.org

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL

One of the fruits which came out of the Second Vatican Council was the call for more lay leadership in the church and particularly in parishes. Parish Pastoral Councils first began in parishes in the early 1970's as a call to this form of leadership. May parishes experimented with different styles and formats. Some started Councils and then aborted the effort. Here in the Archdiocese of Denver, then Archbishop Francis Stafford mandated every parish to have a Parish Pastoral Council. Guidelines and "norms" were issued, and all the parishes have entered into this effort. This mandation occurred in the late 1980's.

Some leeway is extended to the Pastor to formulate the Parish Council as he wishes (election or appointment, for example), and the regularity and style of meetings, etc. Here at Spirit of Christ, a Parish Council has existed since the very beginnings of the parish. Currently, our Council consists of 9 individuals: Brian Martin, Gina Seamans, Kate Wagner, Brad Stolz, Kimberly Juge, Alice Sweet, Mike Contreras, Mary Coquillard, and Gerardo Garza. We also have two representatives from our Church youth group: Clare Edmundson and Ethan Grolnic. Fr. Adam and myself serve as "affiliate" members. The pictures of the Council are on the wall near the Parish Office door. Feel free to communicate with these fine folks or share any ideas or concerns.

The Council meets every other month, with a prescribed agenda. After each meeting, I would like to update the larger parish as to some of the topics discussed. Our last meeting was August 21, 2019. Topics discussed were: 1) The 5 Year Strategic Plan (this is an ongoing effort of the council), 2) Overview of the Welcoming Committee and Welcoming activities, 3) A report on the Religious Education "program" for the year, both children and adult, 4) Some discussion regarding financial disclosure and transparency in the light of our overall stewardship, and 5) The completion of the Tabernacle Project in the Church. As you can see, the agenda is wide, and covers many aspects in the life, administration and worship of the parish.

As Pastor, I rely upon the wise counsel exhibited and shared by the Council as a whole. These fellow parishioners of yours give of their time and talent to serve us all. If you have a chance, give them a thank-you, and keep all of our parish in your ongoing prayers.