October Parish Events

Intro to Catholicism

October 6          Jesus: His Life, Death, and Resurrection

October 13        Redemption: How the Paschal Mystery Saves Us

October 20        The Holy Spirit: God’s Life and Love Given to Us

October 27-28   Parish Mission (in church)


High School Youth Group


October 11        Regular Youth Group
October 25        Regular Youth Group



Food Bank – Our next food bank dates are Oct. 8 / Oct. 22. Volunteers are needed at 1:30 p.m. to unload the truck from Food Bank of the Rockies, pre-box the food for our guests, then distribute the food with our new drive-through process. We’ll need about 30 volunteers. Bring a face mask!  To volunteer, email



Blessing of the Animals

Sat. Oct. 3, 11:00 a.m.


Bring your pets to the Statue of Jesus for a special blessing by one of our deacons, in commemoration of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment.

Retired and Infirmed Priests Special Collection

Oct. 10-11

There will be a special collection at all Masses this weekend for Retired and Infirmed Priests, supporting our own archdiocesan priest. Please bring your donation in an envelope marked ‘Retired & Infirmed Priests’ or use a Welcome envelope found in the pews, and drop it in the collection box at the back of the church.



Women of Risen Christ meeting

Sat. Oct. 10, 9:00 a.m. 


All women of the parish are invited to join our in-person meeting.  Don’t forget to wear a face mask.  We’ll have the tables in the parish hall spread out for social distancing. We will be creating Halloween treat bags for downtown shelters after the meeting, so bring candy and individually-packaged snacks and help us!





Respect Life Meeting

Wed. Oct. 14, 6:30 p.m.


Respect Life meetings are resuming in-person. Wear your mask and come on Wed, Oct. 14. to the Senior Room.  Election Day is close upon us, and our Prop. 115 (DueDateTooLate) is on the ballot!  Opposition is well funded and strong.  But we have prayer and we have you, good, willing volunteers.   


Special Needs Support Group

Wed. Oct. 14, 7:00 p.m.

Are you a parent or caregiver to a child with a disability?  Come join the special needs support group at Risen Christ Catholic Parish, providing support and acceptance while also sharing our faith together. Meetings are in the Nursery. Children are welcome.



Respect Life Rosary and Presentation

Sat. Oct. 17, 9:00 a.m.

Join the Respect Life committee in the recitation of the Rosary to pray for all of those affected by abortion, including victims, families, and those who work in the industry. Following the Rosary,  Fr. Scott will make a brief presentation on the sanctity of life. Jenn Greene, a young adult parishioner, will share about her work at Marisol Health, a Catholic women’s health facility. Finally, our Respect Life committee will address ways to promote Proposition 115. Please attend and bring a friend.


World Mission Sunday

Oct. 17-18

Oct. 17 is World Mission Sunday.  If you wish to support the world missions, please bring your donation in an envelope marked ‘World Missions’ and drop it in the collection box at the back of the church.


Trunk or Treating

Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m.


Risen Christ is providing a safer way to enjoy Halloween!  We are hosting a Trunk or Treating event for our young parishioners, following safety protocols. Come dressed in costume and face mask while visiting the decorated cars in the parking lot. We’ll also hand out craft bags and color sheets for families to do together at home.  We’ll be looking for 25 volunteers to  decorate trunks or tables, and distribute treats. Call the parish office to volunteer.  


Parish Mission

Oct. 27-28, 6:30 p.m.


In many ways, our world has been plagued by darkness and difficulty in the last several months. How are we to avoid cynicism or discouragement? By God’s grace, we have the gift of HOPE! Join us on October 27 and 28 for our Parish Mission with Msgr. Bernie Schmitz, who will open for us the riches of this gift of hope. Originally scheduled for Lent, this rescheduled Mission comes at just the right time and I hope that you will join us! We may dwell in the dark valley, but the Lord is our Light and our Shepherd!


Seminaries Appeal

Oct. 31 – Nov. 1

Envelopes will be available on the tables in the vestibules for the annual Seminaries Appeal, which provides significant financial support for the St. John Vianney Theological Seminary and Redemptoris Mater Missionary Seminary for the preparation of young men for the priesthood.


Novena for the Poor Souls in Purgatory

Nov. 2 – 10


Please join us in a novena for the Poor Souls in Purgatory, beginning on the Feast of All Souls.   If you would like to receive a daily prayer email for the Novena, please subscribe to the Novena email group in Flocknote.



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