Sunday: 8:00 am and after Mass / Tuesday & Wednesday: 7:30 am / Thursday: 2:00 pm (Confession also available upon request)
Note to Newcomers
Welcome to Mary Help of Christians Roman Catholic Church located in Colorado Springs, CO. The clergy and laity of Mary Help of Christians adhere firmly to the unchangeable Catholic Faith as taught by all true Popes, from St. Peter to Pope Pius XII. Because of our faithfulness to the Catholic Church of the ages, we reject the Modernist church of Vatican II with all its teachings, liturgical rites, and disciplines. We reject John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul I, John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Francis as illegitimate usurpers of the papal office and believe that there is currently no Pope reigning in the Catholic Church (sede vacante). Please see the Theological Position of the CMRI for an understanding of the present crisis in the Church, and how we can preserve the true Catholic Faith in these troubling times. Please also reference our FAQ page for additional answers.
We gladly welcome visitors and newcomers. At the same time, we respectfully remind them that to receive Our Lord in Holy Communion, one must be:
- A baptized Catholic free from any mortal sin committed since one’s last confession
- Fasting for three hours from any food and/or alcoholic beverage
- One hour from any other beverage except water
Out of respect for the True Presence of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, and for the edification of our neighbor, we kindly request that all who come to our parish observe the basic traditional Catholic standards of dress for church attendance:
- Women and girls must cover their heads. (Chapel veils or mantillas are available for borrowing in the vestibule.)
- Women and girls must wear dresses or skirts that cover the knee completely when standing or sitting. Slacks, shorts, sleeveless, tight or low-cut clothing, and dresses or skirts with long slits above the knees are not permitted.
- It is recommended for men and boys to wear suit coats and ties for Sunday Mass. Jeans and other casual attire are inappropriate for attendance at church.
Bishop Mark Pivarunas’s Pastoral Letter on Modesty, which contains directives from the Church’s Magisterium, is available online here.
- Baptism: by arrangement (when possible, within 2 weeks after birth)
- Matrimony: for members of the parish (Please contact the pastor at least 6 months before the wedding date.)
- First Communion: annually
- Confirmation: annually when Bishop Pivarunas visits
- Extreme Unction: as needed (please contact the priest should any emergency arise)
Catechism classes for children and teenagers are taught by the CMD Sisters (Congregation of the Mother of God) on most Sundays throughout the school year; the current schedule effective 08/29/2021 will be from 8:15 AM to 8:45 AM. Adult Doctrine classes, effective 10/31/2021, will be held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. (Please see the most recent bulletin for any changes to the schedule.)
Occurs on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM.
If you have been attending Mary Help of Christians Church and would like to become a parishioner, feel free to fill out forms which are available in the vestibule. You may also talk to a priest or sister after Mass for more information.
About Our Clergy
The clergy serving Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church are affiliated with the Congregatio Mariae Reginae Immaculatae (CMRI), or Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen, a Roman Catholic religious congregation consisting of Priests, Brothers, and Sisters dedicated to preserving the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the Traditional Catholic Faith. The CMRI is responsible for over 90 traditional Catholic churches and Mass centers both in the U.S. and abroad and over 15 traditional Catholic schools as well as a comprehensive online Catholic store. See CMRI for more information and to read more about how these traditional Catholic Priests, Brothers, and Sisters live and spread the Catholic Faith and the Fatima Message.
Please visit the website of the seminary in Omaha, Nebraska, where our clergy are trained: Mater Dei Seminary. It operates under the auspices of the Most Rev. Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI, and the Religious Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen. (CMRI)
For more information please visit: http://www.cmri.org