We would like to share a story with you about Father Bill.
When most of us think of Father Bill, we recollect his many activities in
the pro-life arena (e.g., celebrating Mass at Planned Parenthood every week for
over 21 years, frequently traveling to Denver to testify before the State
legislature with pro-life arguments, and being director of the Diocese Respect
He loved the youth and always supported them in so many ways – such as
organizing trips to the Annual March for Life in Washington DC, and the National
Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis.
But he also encouraged and supported the youth in many little ways.
Below is a story about one of those “little ways”.
summer, the St. Patrick Young Adult Group had a retreat at the Crags campground
just south of Divide Colorado, about 1.5 hours west of Colorado Springs.
Our granddaughter participated in this retreat.
They needed a priest to celebrate Mass there, and it just so happened
that every priest that they contacted had other serious commitments.
contacted Father Bill he gladly agreed!
He was a bit delayed in departing on the trip to the Crags because of
other commitments. This campground is not very easy to find, and it requires
driving on a very narrow, rough dirt road with cliffs.
Father Bill got lost, and he could not reach the young adult group via
phone because of poor coverage.
But he persistently and reliably kept trying until he finally found them.
He celebrated Mass for them at 9:00 p.m. by campfire light (original
planned Mass was at 6:00 p.m.).
See the attached photo that shows the young adults eagerly waiting by the
campfire for Father Bill to arrive.
honor and memory of Father Bill and his self-giving love to each of us and our
community, would you consider making a donation at the “Father Bill Carmody Walk
for Life Memorial Team”? Any donation amount is greatly appreciated!
If you have already contributed to the 2016 Walk for Life - thank you and we
hope that you enjoyed the story!
Click on the Web link below to see photos of Father Bill and his story in
supporting Life Network.
God bless you,
Dianne and Jerry Klazura
Father Bill Carmody Memorial Team's Fundraising Page | FundEasy
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Roman Catholic Church
574 8th Street / P.O. Box 199
Calhan Colorado 80808
Phone: 719.347.2290 Fax: 719.347.2333
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Regular Mass Schedule
Saturday Mass: 5:30 PM
Sunday Mass: 10:30 AM
Confessions: By request
Web Site: Saint
Michael Calhan Colorado
Saint Michael Catholic Church - Calhan Colorado
Pastor: Father Paul Wicker (Holy Apostles)
Administrator: Tony Rawe
Sacramental Minister: Father Dan Ayers
Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle;
be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray:
and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan and all the evil spirits
who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.