The Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception serves as the mother church for the growing faith community of almost 500,000 Catholics, in 144 parishes and missions spread throughout northern Colorado.
The Cathedral houses the kathedra, or chair, from where the Archbishop carries out his service to the Church of Denver as Teacher and Shepherd. Locally, the Cathedral Parish is a spiritual haven for over 700 households.
For Saturday 4:30 p.m. and Sunday Masses ONLY, free parking is available - but ONLY at the NUMBERED spaces at the Hall & Hall parking lots located at Logan Street across the Cathedral.
However, when events are held at Civic Center like Taste of Colorado, and Peoples' Fair, there will be NO FREE parking.
May the Cathedral Basilica be a place of PRAYER for those seeking God's transformative power in their life.
A place of PRAISE through its liturgies and sacred music.
A place of PEACE FOR THE PEOPLE OF Capitol Hill seeking refuge and spiritual formation.
And a place of PRESERVATION as its iconic spires point heavenly in unending prayer.
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FATHER RON'S ADVENT REFLECTION
December 7, 2016 -- + May the intercession of Saint Ambrose, whose words moved Saint Augustine and whose writings call the human spirit to another world, inspire you and me to renew our strength through a faith that never succumbs to spiritual weakness...so that we may grow in the understanding that the yoke of life that Jesus places on each of us is right-sized to the mission he has given to each of us uniquely, and that any burdens will be compensated with the tools and graces to accomplish and endure that mission. +
December 6, 2016 -- + May the intercession of Saint Nicholas open our hearts to the call of Jesus to grow in charity toward those truly in spiritual or physical need...so that when God Our Shepherd searches for us, in our helplessness and trust we, too, will be ready to be found and allow him to seek us, protect us, and patiently bring us home to his majestic glory and mercy. +
December 5, 2016 -- + May you and I experience 'incredible things' as Jesus intervenes in our lives to forgive our sins and heal our physical and spiritual infirmities...so that when God comes to save us he will move us from the suffering, sorrow, death, and evil of a life without him to the joy and gladness found in the fullness of life lived in him.+
December 4, 2016 -- + May the gifts of wisdom, understanding, counsel, strength, knowledge, and fear of the Lord produce in you and me a justice that defends the dignity of the human person, seeks peace among nations, and fosters hope, harmony, and hospitality with others....so that the waters of our Baptism will move us to bear good fruit through the endurance and encouragement of the Spirit active within us. +
December 3, 2016 -- + May the intercession of Saint Francis Xavier move you and me to compassion...so that as we experience the purification and pardon of God in our days of suffering and distress, we will grow in appreciation of the abundant gifts we have received from Jesus which we are now called to share without cost with others.+
December 2, 2016 -- + May we grow in a faith that opens our spiritual eyes to the light of the knowledge of God so that the Spirit of Jesus will move us from the emptiness and darkness of our sinful ways and troublesome times to an understanding of the holiness and joy found in hearts and lives fashioned through God's power and mercy. +
December 1, 2016 -- + May our faith be built on a foundation of humility and trust in the Providence of God -- so that when we are buffeted by the trials of our daily battle, we will ground our days and our deeds in the justice, peace, and security of the Will of our Heavenly Father. +
November 30, 2016 -- + May the astuteness of the Apostle Andrew, who discovered the Messiah in Jesus and pointed out the loaves and fishes which fed 5000, move our mouth to confess, our heart to believe, and our feet to deliver the Word of Christ through the commission we received in the waters of our Baptism. +
November 29, 2016 -- +May God's Spirit move you and me to grow in the wisdom, understanding, and simplicity of heart to penetrate the Secret of Jesus and seek to do his work among the poor, afflicted, and those who lack hope.+
November 28, 2016 -- + May the faith of the good and compassionate centurion, whose humble words we remember when we receive Holy Communion, transform those individuals and nations consumed by discord, violence, judgement, and envy to faithfilled beacons of unconditional understanding, forgiveness, charity, and peace for all. +
November 27, 2016 -- + May the grace of this Advent Season be an awakening from the sleep of moral and ethical darkness into a new dawn where the Light of Jesus actualizes the peace among nations prophesied by Isaiah, and the purity and sincerity of intention and action preached by Paul, so that each of us will be taken by the Son of Man on the last day to the new and eternal Jerusalem. +