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Sacraments

Baptism

Register at the SJCC office. 4 hours of classes are required.

*BOTH Godparents MUST be confirmed Catholics and have proof of Catholic marriage or be living single.

*Call the office for info on children age 8 and older & Adults.

Reconciliation

Monte Vista ~ Confessions Sat. 4pm or by appointment

Center ~ Confessions Sunday 11am

Del Norte ~ Confessions During Priest Availability Days. Thur & Fri

*Missions before or after weekend masses.

*Children receive 1st Reconciliation with 1st Communion. Must have also been in Religious Ed. the previous year.

Communion

Children are eligible to receive First Holy Communion as early as 3rd grade. Must have 2 consecutive years Religious Ed. classes.

*Contact the Office for info about Communion for the Homebound or adults & older children who have not received their First Holy Communion.

Confirmation

Students are eligible to begin preparation in 9th grade. Two consecutive years are required to complete the sacrament.

*Contact the SJCC Office for information on Adult Confirmation.

Marriage

Contact a priest or deacon 6 mos. prior to the wedding date to start the process of marriage.

Holy Orders

For information on becoming a Priest or Deacon contact the Diocese of Pueblo’s Assistant Vocation Director: Father Carl Wertin at 719-680-1971 or email him at

Father.wertin@trinidadcatholic.org

Anointing of the Sick

Communal anointing is celebrated yearly in each parish. If someone is ill or in the hospital, call the parish office.

Emergencies Priest Call  

(719) 852-0644

DMF

WHAT IS THE DIOCESAN MINISTRY FUND?

The Diocesan Ministry Fund is the annual appeal campaign that helps fund over 100 services and ministries of the Diocese of Pueblo.

Contributions go to Catholic Charities, seminarians, deacon training, youth and adult religious training, outreach, and many more ministries and services. Each ministry and service helps the Bishop and the Diocese fulfill its mission of proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The Diocesan Ministry Fund finances approximately 68% of the diocesan budget.

POINTS TO REMEMBER

  • Contributions are tax-deductible.
  • Giving to the DMF is practicing good stewardship over the gifts God has given to you.
  • The amount pledged through your parish is returned to your parish for religious education and formation ministries and services.
  • You are contributing to the work of this Diocese: Service, Outreach, Education, and Ministry.
  • You can pledge now and extend payments over the rest of the year.
  • Every gift is important: the participation of so many in the work of Jesus Christ is significant.

LEARN MORE AT diocesanministryfund.org

St. Agnes

 sag_640x480In the 1800s, settlers of the region feared the predatory Indians who inhabited the San Luis Valley. It occurred to the Spanish villagers that a church might invoke the blessings of God against the Indian raids. The first church in the area was named St. Joseph. It was served by the Jesuit priests from Conejos, who came once a year on the Feast of St. Joseph. Later, a new church was erected: St. Ignatius, Ignacio. By this time, the Jesuits had established Del Norte as their resident base. Until then, Del Norte had also been served mainly as a mission from Conejos. With the Jesuits living in Del Norte, masses were celebrated more often in Saguache. 

The church in Saguache is a testimony to the love and devotion of its parishioners who labored undauntedly for seven years to complete the structure. Construction on St. Agnes began in 1940, and continued until its dedication on October 1, 1947. Approximately fifty men from the parish participated in the active construction of the church at various times. Because of the enormous amount of donated labor, the cost to build the church was maintained at approximately $15,000. The church experienced many delays in its construction, due to the conditions brought about by World War II, as well as to the seasonal periods of planting and harvesting that required the rough hands and strong backs of the part-time construction team.

The money for the project was raised, in large part, by the Catholic women of the community, who collaborated under the name of the Catholic Social Club to stage fund-raising activities over the long period of years. The project was also aided by a $2,500 gift from the Catholic Extension Society of Chicago. The donor requested the church be dedicated to St. Agnes.

Today, the church is a mission of St. Francis Jerome, Center.

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Mass Times

Saturday
4:00 pm ~ Immaculate Conception, Creede
5:00 pm ~ St. Joseph, Monte Vista
5:30 pm ~ Holy Family, South Fork
   
Sunday
8:00 am ~ Holy Name of Mary, Del Norte
8:00 am ~ St. Agnes, Saguache
10:00 am ~ St. Joseph, Monte Vista
10:00 am (Eng) ~ St. Francis Jerome, Center
12:00 pm (Span) ~ St. Francis Jerome, Center 

Monday
No Services

Tuesday
5:00 pm ~ St. Joseph, Monte Vista
5:00 pm ~ Holy Name of Mary, Del Norte
  
Wednesday
7:00 am ~ St. Joseph, Monte Vista

Thursday
7:00 am ~ St. Joseph, Monte Vista

Friday
7:00 am w/Adoration until noon ~ Holy Name of Mary, Del Norte

9:00 am Adoration until noon ~ St. Joseph, Monte Vista w/ Mass at 5:00pm