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5:00 p.m. Mass at St. Francis of Assisi in Weldona is cancelled on Saturday, November 12, 2016 in order that Father Frank may celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Lourdes at 5:00 p.m. 

Parishioners from St. Francis of Assisi are especially invited to come to the Mass that evening at Our Lady of Lourdes as are parishioners of St. Helena.  Congratulations to all the faithful of OLOL on its 100th Anniversary of its founding!

There will be no confessions on Saturday, November 12, 2016.  The priests will be at the ordination mass of Bishop-elect Jorge Rodriguez.


ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT Soup-Supper:
Saturday, November 5, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
- Monsignor Dinan Hall -

$10.00 per adult  $5.00 per child age 7 and up

Ticket price includes your chance to win beautiful Religious and Christmas items!

Only persons purchasing a ticket for the dinner are eligible for each drawing.

One ticket per paying adult/child.

Opportunity to win other items by purchasing separate tickets for those
individual items.

Proceeds go to:  St. Helena Catholic Church general fund.

Dear Family In Christ

Dear Family in Christ,

It is with great joy that I announce the good news that Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Wiggins will become a mission parish of St. Helena’s beginning on July 1, 2016!  As parish boundaries are being reorganized throughout the Archdiocese of Denver to better meet the needs of parishioners and priests alike, let us pray in thanksgiving to our Lord for the goodness He is bestowing upon our parish communities.  As always, please continue to pray for increases in vocations to priesthood, diaconate and religious life. This reorganization of parish boundaries will mean some changes for the Tri-parishes beginning July 1, 2016:

1)      Mass times will remain the same for St. Helena (see web site/bulletin), albeit, confessions  on Saturday afternoon will now be from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at St. Helena.

2)      Mass at St. Francis of Assisi will be at 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Confessions will be celebrated before Mass. There will no longer be a 7:00 a.m. Mass on Sundays in Weldona.

3)      Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes will be at 9:00 a.m. on Sundays.  Confessions will be celebrated before Mass.

Regarding the celebration of sacraments, religious education, and other parish activities, the following changes will take effect on July 1, 2016.  The following will be celebrated at the respective parishes:

St. Helena Catholic Church:  Baptisms, Confessions, Marriages, Funerals, Quinceañeras (May-August), Confirmation and First Holy Communion (same Mass).

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church: Baptisms, Confessions, Marriages, Funerals.

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church: Baptisms, Confessions, Marriages, Funerals.  There will no Quinceañeras celebrated at OLOL.


All Baptism, Marriage, and Annulment preparation and meetings will be held at St. Helena at the Parish Office.

All Religious Education for the Tri-parishes will be held on Wednesdays of each week during the liturgical year at St. Helena.  Grades 1-3 from 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. for grades 4 and up at the Hurley Educational Building.

Youth Group for the Tri-parishes will be held on Wednesdays of each week during the liturgical year at St. Helena from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in Monsignor Dinan Hall.

Finance Council and Pastoral Council meetings will be held at St. Helena the first Tuesdays of each month from 5:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. respectively, in the parish office.

Totus Tuus and NET retreat in preparation for the sacrament of confirmation will be held at St. Helena.

Twenty-Four Hour Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will remain at St. Helena on Thursday/Friday.  There will be no exposition and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at the mission parishes.

Masses for Holy Days of Obligation will be announced as their respective dates approach throughout the liturgical year.  There will be no Masses celebrated at both mission parishes when either priest is on vacation.

Bi-annual Northeastern Plains Penance Services will be held at St. Helena.

Thank you for your prayers and support.



In Christ,

Rev. Francisco J. García



Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal

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Check out the DVD download from Archbishop Aquila on this website for the 2016 Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal

Parish Office Hours

Monday - Friday:  9:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m.

Weekends the office will be closed.


RCIA:  The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

Your personal encounter with the Risen Christ through the sacramental life of the Church begins with RCIA!

Who should inquire about RCIA?

Anyone not yet baptized...

Anyone interested in becoming a Catholic Christian...

Any Catholic who has not received one, two, or all three of the sacraments of initiation:


Anyone interested in learning about the Catholic Faith.

Classes begin in September.

For more information and to register for classes contact DEB SAGEL at 970-867-9309


Bible Study and Catechism of the Catholic Church will begin in September!!!

Father Miguel will be teaching the Catechism/Bible class on Every Tuesday:
from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

The NAB (New American Bible) for classes in English will be provided. You must have a copy of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (second edition) for the class (you may already have one at home).

The Catechism of the Catholic Church will be available for purchase for $20.00 at the first class (English) or in the parish office before the
start of class. Classes are from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and snacks will always be provided. Please come to learn and depth and richness of the
Catholic religion.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS - Noticias de Educación Religiosa.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016:

Religious Education Mass @ 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Confirmation Family Night for parents, godparents and Confirmandi 
 @ 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2016:
No Class – Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, December 14, 2016:
 Religious Education  Mass 4:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.
followed by the Christmas Party 
– Monsignor Dinan Hall -
There WILL BE Religious Education classes on Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Wednesday,  December 28, 2016 and January 4, 2017:
No Class – Christmas Break

Religious Education classes resume January 11, 2017
NET Retreat for ALL CONFIRMANDI – Thursday, January 19, 2016 
(Tentative Date)   from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

NO Class on Wednesday, January 18, 2016 for Confirmation Students Only 
(IF NET Retreat is on January 19)