Baptism is the “doorway” to the Sacraments and through baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons and daughters of God. This is an important moment of grace for a child and it should be approached with a certain amount of urgency. As a child is baptized at Holy Ghost, Holy Ghost becomes the official “place of record” for the child.
If you are a Catholic parent that would like to have your child baptized at Holy Ghost you need to initially fulfill one of these criteria:
With one of these fulfilled you will also need the following:
- To attend a Pre-baptism class
- Select a godfather and/or a godmother that will also need to attend a Pre-baptism class. (Godparents must be confirmed Catholics and must secure a letter of good standing from their current parish).
- Schedule the baptism at least one week after the file is complete.
Holy Ghost normally baptizes children after the Noon Mass (approximately 1:15pm) on the 2nd and 3rd Sundays of each month.
Los bautizos en español podemos celebrar los domingos a las 1:15pm o durante la misa dominical en español a las 2pm.
For more information please call the Parish Office at (303) 292-1556.
The universal call to holiness requires that Catholics continually examine their consciences and seek forgiveness from God for their sins. As a sacrament of healing, instituted by Christ, Reconciliation gives Catholics this beautiful avenue of grace and strength. Whether it has been one week or 43 years, Oblate priests are here at Holy Ghost to help you with this important sacrament.
A main part of Charism of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary (OMV) is the mercy of God. For this reason, we offer the sacrament of confession almost every day of the year.
See our Confession Schedule
For children, Reconciliation is a sacrament that is given special attention in our second year of Religious Education. Please call the parish office and speak with the Director of Religious Education, if you have any further questions.
The Archdiocese of Denver has instituted the “restored order” for the sacraments, which means that a youth will receive the sacrament of Confirmation before receiving their First Holy Communion. This generally happens in the Third Grade, after three years of instruction that includes the sacrament of Reconciliation.
Holy Ghost acknowledges that there are many different needs and situations regarding the Sacrament of Confirmation. Please call the Parish Office and the Director of Religious Education with any questions or clarifications you may have.
Jesus Christ becomes really, truly, and substantially present at every Catholic Mass. Holy Ghost and the Oblates of the Virgin Mary celebrate Masses throughout the week and weekend. Our liturgies are celebrated with reverence and dignity with times and settings for a variety of tastes and dispositions.
Our Mass schedule is as follows:
Sunday Masses include:
Instruction for First Holy Communion is combined with preparation for Confirmation and it is accomplished through our Religious Education Program.
Anointing of the Sick
Anointing of the Sick is a sacrament of healing. This sacrament is often received in an emergency situation in a hospital or home. Please call the Holy Ghost emergency pager number -- (303) 240-0297 and enter your contact number so we can call you back.
However, as soon as any serious illness is discovered, the sick person can be anointed to receive strength from God and even physical healing from that condition.
In addition, anytime a person needs a medical procedure that involves any risk of mortality, that person should receive this sacrament.
Finally, elderly Catholics can and should receive this sacrament from time to time.
Holy Ghost celebrates the beginning of many marriages. The Sacrament of Holy Matrimony is an incredible gift of God that elevates human love and devotion to a supernatural covenant. Please find complete information about beginning your marriage at Holy Ghost on our Weddings page:
Holy Orders and Religious Life
God calls all people to holiness in a particular state in life. This means that some men and women are called to profess vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience following the inspiration of a founder or foundress in consecrated life. It can also be a call to holy orders to be formed and then ordained as a deacon or priest.
We all need help to hear God's voice more clearly and find His Will for our happiness and holiness, our own path to heaven.
Priests at Holy Ghost are happy to discuss religious life in the Oblates of the Virgin Mary or in the many other ways one can serve God in a particular vocation. Please call the church office to speak with a priest.
Fr. Paul Kallal, OMV
National Vocation Director
Fr. Rafael Solorio, OMV
Vocations Captain for Denver, CO
Vocations Prayer, Oblates of the Virgin Mary
Loving Father, as Jesus taught us to beg the Harvest Master to send laborers into His vineyard, so we now ask You to bless the Oblates of the Virgin Mary with new vocations. May Your Spirit draw men of integrity to love You intensely, and to serve You courageously in poverty, chastity, and obedience. Reveal Your mercy to them, and remove the distractions and fears that keep them from echoing Mary’s joyful Yes. Guide them in discerning the mission for which You created them, so that they will become wise and gentle shepherds of souls. We ask this through the intercession of Venerable Lanteri, and in the name of Jesus the Lord. Amen.