Advent_ImageBeginning the Church's liturgical year, Advent is the season leading up to the celebration of Christmas. The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christ’s second coming at the end of time and also to the anniversary of the Lord’s birth on Christmas.

Our Advent website includes links to local events, penance services, and many other resources.






2011 Advent Penance Services by Deanery

Alamosa Deanery

San Juan Catholic Community, Held at St. Joseph, Monte Vista, Dec. 14 6 p.m.
Sacred Heart, Alamosa, December 15, 6 p.m.

Durango Deanery

Sacred Heart, Durango, December 14, 6 p.m.
John Paul II, Pagosa Springs, December 13, 6 p.m.

Grand Junction Deanery

St. Mary, Montrose, December 1, 7 p.m.
St. Peter, Gunnison, December 5, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Children’s Penance Service, St. Michael, Delta, December 5, 6 p.m.
St. Michael, Delta, December 7, 6 p.m.
St. Joseph, December 14, Noon and 5 p.m.
Our Lady of Fatima, Olathe,December 15, 7 p.m.
First Reconciliation Communal Penance Service, Sacred Heart, Fruita, December 19, 6:30 p.m.

La Junta Deanery

OLG/St. Francis, Lamar, December 13, 6 p.m.
St. Peter, Rocky Ford, December 14, 6 p.m.
St. Patrick/OLG, La Junta, December 15, 6 p.m.

Pueblo North Deanery

Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, December 13, 6:30pm
St. Michael, Cañon City, December 13
St. Pius X, December 15, 6 pm

Pueblo South Deanery
St. Mary, Walsenburg, December 2 at 5:30pm
St. Joseph, December 14, Noon
St. Mary, December 17 at 8:45am
Shrine of St Therese, December 20 at 6:30pm
Holy Family, December 22, 7 p.m.


Christmas Masses


Alamosa Deanery

Sacred Heart, Alamosa

Christmas Eve: 4 p.m. – (Family Mass); 7 p.m.  (Spanish Mass); 12 a.m. Midnight
Christmas Day: 9 a.m. (Bilingual Mass)

San Juan Catholic Community
Christmas Eve Masses:

  • Immaculate Conception Church in Creede, 4 p.m.
  • St. Agnes Church in Saguache, 4 p.m.
  • Holy Family Church in South Fork, 6 p.m.
  • St. Joseph Church in Monte Vista, 6 p.m.
  • Holy Name of Mary Church in Del Norte,  12 a.m. -midnight
  • St. Francis Jerome Church in Center, 12 a.m. - midnight (Spanish)

Christmas Day Masses:

  • St. Joseph Church in Monte Vista, 10 a.m.
  • St. Francis Jerome Church in Center 10am (English)

Sangre de Cristo, San Luis
Christmas Eve: 9 p.m. Mass
Christmas Day:  (Regular Mass Schedule) - 7 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. in San Luis; 8:45 a.m. in Fort Garland

Capulin/La Jara/ Romeo
Christmas Eve:  4:30 p.m. Romeo; 5 p.m. La Jara; 10:30 p.m. Capulin
Christmas Day:  8 a.m. Capulin; 9:30 a.m. La Jara; 11 a.m. Manassa


Durango Deanery

Sacred Heart, Durango
Christmas Eve: 5 p.m. (Children’s Mass); 7 p.m. (Spanish); 10 p.m.
Christmas Day: 9 a.m.

JPII/IHM, Pagosa Springs
Christmas Eve:  5 p.m. at JPII; Midnight Mass at IHM

St. Columba, Durango
Christmas Eve: 4 p.m.  (led by St. Columba School Children); 6 p.m. (led by St. Columba Religious Education children and youth);  8 p.m.;  12 a.m. Midnight
Christmas Day:  10 a.m.


Grand Junction Deanery

Immaculate Heart of Mary
Christmas Eve:  4 p.m.; 4:15 p.m.; 7 p.m.; 10 p.m.
Christmas Day:  7:30 a.m.; 10 a.m.; 6 p.m.

St. Joseph
Christmas Eve:  4 p.m. (Family Mass & Christmas Pageant); 7 p.m.; 9 p.m. (Spanish); Midnight
Christmas Day:  10 a.m.; Noon (Spanish)

St. Daniel, Ouray
Christmas Eve:  8 p.m.
Christmas Day: 9 a.m.

Sacred Heart, Fruita
Christmas Eve: 6:30 p.m. (Children’s Mass); Midnight Mass (at 10 p.m.)
Christmas Day: 10 a.m.

St. Peter, Gunnison
Christmas Eve:  6 p.m.; 11 p.m.
Christmas Day: 10:30 a.m.; Noon (Spanish)

Queen of All Saints, Crested Butte
Christmas Eve: 8:30 p.m.
Christmas Day: 8:30 a.m.

St. Rose of Lima, Lake City
Christmas Eve:  3:30 p.m.

La Junta Deanery

St. Patrick/OLG, La Junta
Christmas Eve:  4:30 p.m.; 7:30 p.m.;  Midnight
December 25     Mass at 8:30 and 10:30

Christmas Eve:  6 p.m. Family Mass(Lamar)
Christmas Day:  Mass schedule remains the same  for Lamar/Holly/Springfield

Pueblo Deaneries

St. Mary Help of Christians
Christmas Eve:  Family Mass, 3 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.
Christmas Day:  8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 6 pm.

Our Lady of the Meadows
hristmas Eve:  Children’s Mass, 5 p.m.; Midnight Mass (at 9 p.m.)

St. Paul the Apostle, Pueblo West
Christmas Eve:    4p.m. & 7 p.m.
Christmas Day:  10 a.m.

St. Anne
Christmas Eve:  5 p.m.
Christmas Day:  10 a.m.

St. Francis
Christmas Eve: Family Mass -5 p.m., & 10 p.m.
Christmas Day:  8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.

Our Lady of Lourdes-Beulah
Christmas Eve: 7 p.m.,
No Christmas Day mass

St. Joseph, Pueblo
Christmas Eve:  Children’s Liturgy, 7 p.m. (Early Midnight Mass)
Christmas Day:  9 a.m.

St. Therese, Vineland
Christmas Eve:  5 p.m.
Christmas Day:  9 a.m.

Sacred Heart, Avondale
Christmas Eve:  7 p.m.
Christmas Day:  10 a.m. 

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Christmas Eve:  7 p.m. (Bi-Lingual)
Christmas Day: 10 a.m. (Bi-Lingual)

Holy Family
Christmas Eve:  4 p.m. & 6 p.m.
Christmas Day:  7:30 a.m. & 9:30 a.m.

Christ the King
Christmas Eve:  4 p.m.; 7 p.m. (Children’s Mass); 9:30 p.m.
Christmas Day: 10a.m.