Latest News – March 8
Lent is Underway With Church Services, Programs
The Lenten Season is underway for Christians around the world, including those living in Saguache Today. Here is some church news.
The San Juan Catholic Community, which includes St. Agnes Mission Church in Saguache is a very unique community consisting of three Main Churches; St. Joseph in Monte Vista, Holy Name of Mary in Del Norte, and St. Francis Jerome in Center. In addition to the three main churches there are six smaller Mission Churches; Immaculate Conception in Creede, Holy Family in South Fork and St. Agnes in Saguache. These churches have regular weekend masses.
Three other small Mission Churches are used once or twice a year for feast days only but do hold enormous historical and sentimental attachment to people from the surrounding areas; St. Francis of Assisi in Plaza de Los Valdeses, San Jose in Agua Ramon and St. John the Baptist in La Garita.
The entire area is currently served by two Diocesan Priests of the Diocese of Pueblo; Fr. Derrek Scott, Pastor & Administrator & Fr. Andres Ayala, Parochial Vicar. The San Juan Catholic Community is a great example of a clustered community working together in Christ.
There is a “Supper With Your Nieghbors” event scheduled for this Thursday, March 9 at the Methodist Church in Saguache. Come and enjoy a pulled pork sandwich from 5:30 – 7 :30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Please consider a nonperishable goods donation for the local Food Bank. See you there!.
The mext meeting of the study club will also be at the Methodist Church on March 9 starting at 1:30 p.m. Tomorrow will be the group’s “stamp cutting and sorting” meeting, so be sure to bring scissors and a treat!
There is a weekly program available for children and youth of all ages on Wednesday nights at the Pitkin Avenue Baptist Church beginning at 4:30 p.m. The evening starts with a light supper, followed by three different age groups.
The groups meet Wednesdays in Fellowship Hall at the Pitkin Avenue Baptist Church located at 610 7th Street. The church offers services on Sundays: Bible Study 9:30 a.m., Worship service at 11 a.m. For more information contact Pastor Mark Swinney at 719-655-0201.