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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. Francis Jerome

ctr_web In 1910, there were two missions in the San Luis Valley dependent on Del Norte for religious coverage: St. Michael the Archangel, and St. Francis Jerome, (both missions were founded by the Jesuits). Until 1919, priests from Del Norte traveled once a month to St. Francis to say mass and administer the sacraments. Then, near the end of 1919, Catholics purchased a small house and built a chapel. It remained the gathering place of worship until 1955.

On January 1, 1951, after many letters, and several trips to Pueblo to confer with the Bishop, the mission of St. Francis Jerome was finally granted parochial status, and assigned its first resident pastor, Rev. John Sierra, S.F., a native of South Fork. Rev. Sierra was succeeded by his brother, Rev. Frank Sierra, S. F. Shortly after the second Fr. Sierra became pastor, he announced plans to build a new church for the growing congregation, and purchased land on the county highway in May, 1955. Through much effort of the pastor, the parishioners and the contractor, the basement of the church was completed in time to celebrate midnight mass that Christmas. The final project was completed by the summer of 1961.

St. Francis Jerome became a clustered parish in 1997.

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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