1900 California St., Denver, CO 80202

1900 California St.
Denver, CO 80202

Sacraments

Baptism

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:

  • Live within the geographical boundaries of Holy Ghost Church.
  • Receive written permission from the pastor of the Catholic parish in which you are registered.

With one of these fulfilled you will also need the following:

  1. To attend a Pre-baptism class
  2. 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).
  3. Schedule the baptism at least one week after the file is complete.

Holy Ghost normally baptizes children after the Noon Mass (approximately 1:30pm) on the 2nd and 3rd Sundays of each month. For more information please call the Parish Office at (303) 292-1556.

Confession/Reconciliation

The universal call to holiness requires that Catholics continually examine their consciences and seek forgiveness for 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 the Oblates of the Virgin Mary Charism is the mercy of God. For this reason, we offer the sacrament confession almost every day of the year.
Our regular schedule is as follows:

Monday thru Friday – Confessions are heard after the 11:30am Mass (until all are heard).
Saturday – Confessions are heard at 3:00pm thru the beginning of the 4:00pm Mass (until all are heard).
Sunday – Confessions are heard before the 8:30am, 10:00am, Noon, and 5:10pm Masses (until all are heard).
In addition, during the penitential seasons of Advent and Lent, Confessors are available every Friday from Noon to 5:00pm continuously.

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.

Confirmation

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.

Holy Eucharist

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:

  • Monday thru Friday 7:00am and 11:30am
  • Saturday 8:00am and the Sunday Vigil Mass at 4:00pm

Sunday Masses include:

  • 7:00am --- No music
  • 8:30am --- Organ music with cantor
  • 10:00am --- Latin Mass with organ and professional choir
  • Noon Mass – Organ music with cantor and Volunteer Choir
  • 5:10pm --- Contemporary Music Group with piano/guitar music

Instruction for First Holy Communion 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 if you have an emergency situation.

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 if their health is precarious.

Marriage

Holy Ghost celebrates the beginning of many marriages. Please locate the Weddings Tab on the Home Page for information and initial interview requirements.

Ordination

Priestly Ordination is a beautiful call from God. 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. John Luong, OMV
Vocation Director
(617) 869-2429