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“And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ” — Ephesians 4:11-12
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1960 - 1972
1960’s – Priests from Our Lady of Peace in Greeley visit Catholic homes located in the 100 block of Chestnut in Windsor to celebrate Mass. The Victory Knoll Sisters from Our Lady of Peace drove to Windsor once a week to teach Catechism to the Catholic children in the homes of the Apodaca, Diaz, Gallegos, Medina, Velasques and Voegler families.
1969 – Father Kenneth Erin from St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Ft. Collins would travel to Windsor once a month to teach Adult Education classes at St. Albans Episcopal Church located at 6th and Walnut in Windsor. He would occasionally celebrate Mass in the homes of Catholic families from the Windsor Community.
1970 – Father Roca from Our Lady of Peace in Greeley came every Saturday to celebrate Mass in the Windsor home of Rosemary and Felix Medina located on the corner of 1st and Chestnut in Windsor. Later that year, St. Albans parish hall was rented from Father Warner an Episcopalian priest for weekly Satruday Masses.
1971 – The Community begins to grow and soon the Masses are too crowded. Joe & Patty Pike offer the rooms above Camelot Cleaners located at 426 Main Street for weekly Masses. The kitchen in the hall upstairs is used to make Mexican dinners to raise money in an effort to start a building fund for a Catholic church in Windsor.
Nov. 1972 – Father Tom McCormick is assigned acting pastor of the Windsor church which becomes a mission of St. Peters in Greeley.
1973 - 1998
May 1973 – The parish votes and chooses “Our Lady of the Valley” to be the name of the parish
Oct. 1973 – Masses return to St. Albans because the increasing number of parishioners is a strain on the 2nd room floor of the Camelot Cleaners.
March 1974 – Our Lady of the Valley becomes a mission of St. John’s Catholic Church in Loveland. Fathers McGuire and Jasinki assume pastoral duties
Dec. 1974 – The community moves to the Storefront Church on Main Street
Feb. 1975 – The Denver Archdiocese approves the purchase of the Storefront Church
Labor Day, 1975 – A concession booth located on 5th Street just north of Main Street is opened during the Windsor Harvest Festival to raise money for a new church. Bazaars and craft booths are also used to raise funds the following year.
Summer 1975-76 – Parishioners run the concession stand at the Cemetery ball fields as fundraisers for the new church.
Aug. 1977 – Windsor becomes a mission of St. John the Baptist in Johnstown
July 1979 – The Storefront building is sold and the parish purchases the Baptist church building located at 129 Walnut St. from Terry Bird. This becomes our home for the next 21 years.
June 1990 – Father Stephen Adams is assigned as the new pastor of Our Lady of the Valley and stays until December 2001.
Jan 1997 – As the Windsor community continues to grow, Our Lady of the Valley launches the “Believe…and it Will Be” building campaign. The purpose of this pledge drive is to secure contributions to construct a multipurpose building for the community at 7th Street and Eastman Park Drive. Mass is held at this site later that spring.
1999 - Present
Nov. 1999 – Ground is broken at our new property on the corner of 7th Street and Eastman Park Drive.
Dec. 2, 2000 – The first Mass is said at 6pm in the new building
Jan 28, 2001 – Archbishop Charles Chaput celebrates the dedication Mass for the new multipurpose building
Sept 2007 – Our Lady of the Valley is given approval by the Archdiocese of Denver to begin a Capital Campaign for a new church building
2011 – Church Addition is complete
2013 – Fr. James moves into his next parish and Fr. Gregg Pedersen is named new pastor of OLV.
2014 – Small Groups launched in a new way
2015 – Begin Capital Campaign to build bigger hall, classrooms, offices and a nursery.
2017 – Began construction on the Evangelization Expansion
2018 – Completed construction and dedication by Archbishop Aquila of the Evangelization Expansion
Millions of adults become Catholic every year. Each story is different, yet each story has some similar themes. Each person, at some moment, discovered that there might be more to Catholicism than they had thought. This began an honest dialogue of questions and answers. The answers they found were Biblical, historical, reasonable, loving, and more beautiful than they had ever imagined.
How to become Catholic
If you would like to know more about the Catholic Church, or you have been away and would like to come home, please contact us. We are more than happy to answer your questions and walk with you in your journey.
For cheerful assistance, please contact:
970.686.5084 ext 106
Donate, Pay, & Give
"Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver."
–2 Corinthians 9:7
Thank you for your continual support of Our Lady of the Valley. See the link below for the giving page.
Click here to visit the Donate page
Grocery Card Rebate Programs
The King Soopers Community Rewards program ties your King Soopers Shopper’s Card to Our Lady of the Valley. OLV receives a rebate of 5% of your purchases AT NO COST TO YOU.
Once it’s set up, you don’t need to do anything different when you shop. There are several ways to set this up: in the King Soopers app, online, or with a phone call:
You must have a digital account and link your King Soopers Shopper’s Card to the Community Rewards program.
If you don’t remember your User Info, or just need help, call King Soopers (Kroger) at 800-576-4377 (5am – 7:30pm MT daily)
then option 3 (Shopper’s Card)
then option 4 (All Others)
OLV is Organization EJ268 (Knights of Columbus Council 11575)
If you don’t have a digital account, you can create one with the phone app or on their website.
In the app (from your phone):
Open the King Soopers app on your phone
If you’re not signed in, or need to create an account, do that first
Click on the 3 red bars in the upper right
Click on Rewards
Click on Community Rewards
It will show you who/if you enrolled with
You can Change Organization; We’re Organization EJ268 Knights of Columbus Council 11575 (put EJ268 in the Search Organization box and click search)
From your computer: Go to www.kingsoopers.com
Sign in to your account, or create one if you don’t have one
In the upper right, click the down arrow under your name
Click on My Account
Click on Community Rewards (left hand frame)
It will show you who/if you enrolled with
You can Change Organization; We’re Organization EJ268 Knights of Columbus Council 11575 (put EJ268 in the Search by Organization name or number box and click the Enter key)
Click on Enroll
The Safeway program uses reloadable gift cards that are available through the Parish Office. Just reload the gift card, pay with the gift card and the parish will receive a percentage of your spending. You can reload at the Customer Service counter or at the checkout before the main purchase transaction. It’s easy and simple.
Memorial Wall for the Unborn
Our Lady of the Valley’s Memorial Wall for the Unborn honors all unborn babies lost to miscarriage, stillbirth or abortion. Located in the prayer garden behind the main sanctuary, it provides a peaceful, beautiful place to grieve and memorialize these lost lives, and to pray for God’s healing for all those affected by their loss.
All are welcome to visit the memorial to spend time in prayer and reflection. Meditate on the sanctity of life from the moment of conception. Find hope in the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting in Heaven. Experience peace, healing and forgiveness in the boundless love of our Eternal Father.
Parishioners are encouraged to place a memorial plaque here as a step in their journey to healing peace. Naming and honoring your child can have a great impact on your grief process. The church will purchase plaques placed on the wall as a gift to you. If you would like to order an additional copy of your plaque, please indicate this on your order form; we request a donation of $5 to cover the cost of the additional plaque. Donations can be made via the OLV online giving page at ourladyofthevalley.net. Orders are completely confidential and can be made anonymously. If you choose to provide contact information, a member of our Memorial Wall support team will contact you shortly after your order to offer you the opportunity to talk about your experience, and to suggest further resources you may find helpful. We will also notify you when your plaque has been placed on the wall.
Please click the link below to access our directory. You will be asked to download the Directory and then you will need the password. You can email Ella if you need assistance.
OLV Church Directory
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