SACRAMENTS

Sacraments at OLV

"And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” — Luke 19:22

Sacraments are efficacious signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, through which Divine life is given. There are seven Sacraments: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick, Matrimony, and Holy Orders.

Baptism

 “Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: ‘Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word.'” – Catechism, 1213

Baptism for Children (0-6 Years)

In the Catholic Church, we refer to any child before the “age of reason” as an “infant” (6 years old or younger). Baptisms are on Sundays at 11:45 (after the 10:00 Mass).

We would love to connect with you about getting your child baptized at OLV.


Contact

Karen Boglioli
karen@ourladyofthevalley.net

Baptism for Children (7-10 Years)

We are excited to connect with you about getting your child baptized.

 

We have set up a program for unbaptized children between the ages of 7 and 10, parishioners and non-parishioners, who are preparing to receive the sacraments of initiation; Baptism, Confirmation and First Holy Communion and will be received into the Holy Catholic Church.

 

This program is 2 years in length. We look forward to connecting with you!


Contact

Kelly Nunez
kelly@ourladyofthevalley.net

 

Here is a link to the Religious Education Calendar for 2022-2023.

Baptism for Teens (11-17 Years)

We are excited to connect with you about getting your child baptized.

 

We have set up a program for unbaptized children between the ages of 11 and 17, parishioners and non-parishioners, who are preparing to receive the sacraments of initiation; Baptism, Confirmation and First Holy Communion and will be received into the Holy Catholic Church.

 

This program is 2 years in length. We look forward to connecting with you!

 


Contact

Kelly Nunez
kelly@ourladyofthevalley.net

 

Here is a link to the Religious Education Calendar for 2022-2023.

Baptism Resources

Did you know that OLV has a subscription to FORMED.org. This service has an immense library of resources that daily help you grow in your understanding of the faith.

We highly encourage you log onto formed.org for more resources on the Sacrament of Baptism.


Type in "Our Lady of the Valley - Windsor, CO" and your registration is already taken care of.

Confession

"Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God's mercy for the offense committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer labors for their conversion." - CCC 1422

Confession Schedule

Tuesday: 9:30am

Wednesday: 5:00 pm - 6:00pm

Thursday: 9:30am

Saturday: 3:00pm - 4:00pm and by appointment

Sunday: 9:30am (when second priest is available)

Confession Resources

To hear Fr. Gregg's lesson on how to go to Confession follow the link:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-to-go-to-confession/id1643172829?i=1000644811046

Eucharist

"At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet 'in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.'" The Eucharist is "the source and summit of the Christian life." "The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch." - CCC 1323 - 1324

Mass Times

Weekend & Daily Mass Schedule at Our Lady of the Valley


Saturday:

4:00pm


Sunday:   
8:00am, 10:00am, 5:00pm


Monday-Friday
9:00am

First Holy Communion

We are excited to connect with you about your child receiving their First Holy Communion.


We have set up a program for baptized children between the ages of 7 and 17, parishioners and non-parishioners, who are preparing to receive the sacraments of initiation of Confirmation and First Holy Communion.


This program is 2 years in length. We look forward to connecting with you!


Contact

Kelly Nunez
kelly@ourladyofthevalley.net

Eucharistic Adoration

Jesus offers himself to us in Holy Communion (his very body and blood, soul and divinity) in the disguise and humble state of bread and wine. Adoration is the practice of spending time with Jesus in prayer, usually in a quiet and peaceful adoration chapel.

Consider coming to the Adoration Chapel.

Click here to see when the Eucharistic Adoration Chapel is open

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.

You may also find the resources on the following link helpful.

 

For cheerful assistance, please contact:

Ryan Long

ryan@ourladyofthevalley.net
970.686.5084 

Marriage

Holy Scripture affirms that man and woman were created for one another: "It is not good that the man should be alone." The woman, "flesh of his flesh," his equal, his nearest in all things, is given to him by God as a "helpmate"; she thus represents God from whom comes our help. "Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and cleaves to his wife, and they become one flesh." The Lord himself shows that this signifies an unbreakable union of their two lives by recalling what the plan of the Creator had been "in the beginning": "So they are no longer two, but one flesh." - CCC 1605

The Sacrament of Marriage

The Sacrament of Holy Matrimony is a sign of Christ’s love for the Church, His Bride.

If you would like to learn more about this sacrament please reach out to Karen.

karen@ourladyofthevalley.net

Get Married at OLV

Schedule a time to come in and fill out paperwork as well as look at the calendar for available dates for your wedding. Your wedding will be booked after the initial fees are paid.

Our Lady of the Valley follows the norms set by the Archdiocese of Denver, which include at least an 8 month preparation time with required marriage preparation components that include an NFP class, OLV’s Marriage prep retreat, Get Fully Engaged survey/mentor couple sessions.

In order to have your wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Valley, you must be a registered and active parishioner.



Contact
Karen Boglioli
karen@ourladyofthevalley.net

Confirmation

Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the "sacraments of Christian initiation," whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For "by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed." - CCC 1285

Confirmation for Children (7-10 Years)

We are excited to connect with you about your child receiving their First Holy Communion.


We have set up a program for baptized children between the ages of 7 and 17, parishioners and non-parishioners, who are preparing to receive the sacraments of initiation of Confirmation and First Holy Communion.


This program is 2 years in length. We look forward to connecting with you!


Contact

Kelly Nunez
kelly@ourladyofthevalley.net

Confirmation for Teens (11-17 Years)

We are excited to connect with you about your child receiving their First Holy Communion.

We have set up a program  program for baptized children between the ages of 11 and 17, parishioners and non-parishioners, who are preparing to receive the sacraments of initiation of Confirmation and First Communion. This program is 2 years in length.

There is a 1 year program for baptized children between the ages of 11 and 17 who have received First Holy Communion and are only needing Confirmation.

We look forward to connecting with you!


Contact

Kelly Nunez
970.686.5084 ext. 103

kelly@ourladyofthevalley.net

Confirmation for Adults

If you are baptized and wanting to enter the Catholic Church or finish your Sacraments of Initiation, the Church has an entire ministry to help answer your questions about becoming Catholic called RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults).


This is a welcoming environment where you can meet with others who are interested in finding out more about the Catholic Church.

Contact:
Ryan Long
ryan@ourladyofthevalley.net

Anointing

“By the sacred anointing of the sick and the prayer of the priests the whole Church commends those who are ill to the suffering and glorified Lord, that he may raise them up and save them. and indeed she exhorts them to contribute to the good of the People of God by freely uniting themselves to the Passion and death of Christ." - CCC 1499

Anointing Contact Information

If someone you love is nearing death, please call to schedule an anointing.


If a person is in need of an anointing, we ask that you contact our parish office. Sooner is always better. If it is an emergency, you may call our emergency number. Please leave a voicemail detailing the hospital, room number, name of the person needing anointing, and condition. It is okay to call other surrounding parishes as well if it is an emergency.

If you are having a medical emergency, please dial 911.

For Anointing:

After Hours Emergency-
970-460-9447

Appointments-
970-686-5084 


Questions:

Connect with Maria
office@ourladyofthevalley.net

Annulments

In the midst of so many changes, questions, and pain; ones’ relationship with God and the Church can be confusing.  In a time when one is most in need of God’s love, often a divorced person will turn away from the Church, sometimes out of fear, shame, or resentment. But they can come home.

What is an Annulment?

From the beginning, God created man and woman and intended that marriage be a lifelong and exclusive partnership between a man and a woman for the procreation and education of children and for the giving and receiving of love. For that reason, the Church presumes that every marriage, including marriage between two non-Catholics, is presumed to be valid.

Since God taught from the beginning that marriage is a perpetual and exclusive partnership that is open to children, it follows that in some cases a party to a marriage may hold a different concept of marriage which is incompatible to the divine plan. In other cases, a party to the marriage may have been incapable of living marriage or may have entered marriage without having an impediment dispensed by the Church. If the Tribunal finds that a particular marriage suffered from such a radical defect, the original presumption of validity no longer holds. It can then declare the marriage null, which we prefer to call a “declaration of nullity”. It must be found that the radical defect was present from the time of the wedding ceremony.

A declaration of nullity does not deny that a wedding took place or that a relationship existed, nor does it imply malice or moral fault. Quite simply, it is a statement by the Church that, from the very outset, the relationship lacked one of the elements which are essential to marriage. It does not affect in any manner the legitimacy of children, property rights, inheritance rights, names, etc. It is simply a declaration from the Catholic Church that a particular union was, in fact, an invalid union.

There is no attempt in the investigation to impute guilt or to punish persons.


If you have a question about the Annulment process please reach out to Kim Sauer kim@ourladyofthevalley.net 

Funerals

If someone you know has passed away, please contact us as soon as possible.  We are available to answer all of your questions and help you plan a beautiful funeral.  May God give you peace during your time of loss.

Funeral Contact Information

When you are ready to plan your loved one’s funeral please reach out to the parish office. If you would like to plan the funeral with your loved one before their passing, you can contact the parish and we can assist you in that, too. We are able to celebrate a funeral Mass for parishioners and non-parishioners, but we are only able to host funeral receptions for registered parishioners.


Contact:

Jamie Zink
jamie@ourladyofthevalley.net
970-686-5084

Priesthood, Diaconate, Religious Life

“Holy Orders is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to his apostles continues to be exercised in the Church until the end of time: thus it is the sacrament of apostolic ministry. It includes three degrees: episcopate, presbyterate, and diaconate.” - 1536

“Alongside the different forms of consecrated life are "societies of apostolic life whose members without religious vows pursue the particular apostolic purpose of their society, and lead a life as brothers or sisters in common according to a particular manner of life, strive for the perfection of charity through the observance of the constitutions. Among these there are societies in which the members embrace the evangelical counsels" according to their constitutions.” - CCC 930

You May be Called

“Do you love God?”

“Has anyone ever told you that you would make a great Priest or Religious?”

“Do you have a desire to get married?”

“Do you think God might be calling you to Priesthood, Diaconate, or Religious Life?”

If you answered yes to these questions then you may have a Vocation to the Priesthood, Diaconate, or Religious Life (men or women).  It’s normal and good to want to be married.  But God may be calling you to something else, for you, something greater.

“What do I do next?”

Talk to someone.  Call your priest or deacon.  Contact the Vocations office for the Archdiocese of Denver.  Call a convent.

Find people who can help you.  It doesn’t mean you “have to”.  It just means you are opening to whatever God’s will may be.

Be Not Afraid.

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Vocations Contact Information

Vocations Office of Denver

303-282-3429


OLV Clergy

Fr. Gregg
970-686-5084 x101
fr.gregg@ourladyofthevalley.net

Fr. Isidore
fr.isidore@ourladyofthevalley.net

Deacon John
john@ourladyofthevalley.net

Deacon Mark
deaconmark@ourladyofthevalley.net

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