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Saint Michael Calhan

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All updates are supplied by the Parish Council and/or Faith Formation Leaders.

Telephone all updates to: Michael A. Pfeifer at 719-351-6751 

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Be part of the 29th Annual Walk for life

THE 29TH ANNUAL WALK FOR LIFE IS THIS SATURDAY! If you haven't donated yet, please contact one of our parish fund raisers listed below, and help them meet their goal. All funds raised support Life Network and their pregnancy center in providing free services to their clients.  Mary Ouellette; Tammy Specht,719-330-6746; Father Dan Ayers, 719-323-4912; Alysson King, 208-860-4904; Ken & Debra Canter, 719-460-0862; Elizabeth Williams, 719-478-2250; Michael Stell, 719-495-1369; Dennis & Mary Wolf, 719-629-9158; Franki Lang,719-233-8326. Together, we have raised $4120 of our parish goal of $5,000. Choose one of our fund raisers and help them and the parish meet our goals!

Dear Friends of Father Bill,

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 Life Office.)  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”. 

 Last 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.  When they 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.

In 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
www.fundeasy.com/m/2820333/

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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

FaceBook: 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.
Amen

 

 



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