Dear brothers and sisters,

This Sunday we welcome Fr. Donald Haggerty, who is preaching a retreat to the FOCUS missionaries. It is a three-day retreat and we expect around 70 people to attend. We pray for very fruitful days of prayer and reflection.

After several weeks of hosting painters at the friary, we finished on Friday with that phase of our building improvements. A light white paint provides a brighter and larger sense of space to the corridors. We used a light gray for the offices and bedrooms as that works better in areas with lots of light. Please, come and check out the new paint!

Our next step is to change the carpet. We hope we can accomplish this before Easter.

Please, help me thank the family that donated these improvements by praying for them and their intentions. I am very grateful!

Finally, Archbishop Aquila is calling the attention of all the faithful to three bills that have been introduced in the Colorado Senate (23-188, 23-189, and 23-190) and are an attack on the dignity of human life and the unborn child. This devastating legislation is anti-life and continues to promote a throwaway culture.

For more information, go to Please contact the bill sponsors and make your values known.

May our Lady of Guadalupe accompany us in our Lenten journey.

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Richard, MC

Welcoming Fr. Haggerty