Last updated 3/13/20
Effective Immediately All Masses and Communion Services has been canceled including all Parish Activities and Meetings. Please keep checking our website for updates.
The bishops of the three dioceses of Colorado have announced that all public Masses have been canceled, effective immediately. This includes daily Masses and Communion Services. Note that when Mass is unavailable, the Catholic faithful are released from their Sunday obligation.
Parish offices will remain open for now.
This decision was made based on the advice of state health experts and in the interest of the common good. We are acting out of prudence and in charity to our communities to do our part to mitigate the spread of the virus. We have the examples of countries from around the world, where those who took proactive steps quickly are seeing far better outcomes.
More information will be posted shortly. To stay updated on announcements and updates from the Archdiocese of Denver, please use the following link: https://www.archden.org/coronavirus/
If you or a family member is feeling sick (or exhibiting a cough or fever) or if you or they have recently come in contact with a person who has tested positive for the coronavirus, please do not come to the MPB campus as a way of helping to protect others.
For good sources of information about the coronavirus and how to prevent illness, please refer to the following resources: CDC Guidance for School, CO Department of Public Health & Environment, or the Archdiocese of Denver.
We are not helpless in all of this. Per the CDC, the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. You should wash your hands often, with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Also please continue to cover your mouth and nose with your forearm or elbow when sneezing or coughing.
As you are aware, this situation is constantly evolving and the staff and I are fully committed to ongoing discernment and implementation of best practices to promote the health and safety of our entire community. We will continue to communicate our efforts in this regard to you in the days and weeks ahead. Meanwhile, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the parish office, (303) 756-3083.
Rev. Patrick A. Dolan, Pastor
For updated information for individuals and recommendations for parishes and schools, click below.
From the ArchDiocese of Denver – https://www.archden.org/coronavirus/
Stage 2 Precautions (PDF) – https://denverparish.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020_VirusMitigationResources_S2_V1.pdf
https://vimeo.com/395552118 – Deacon Rob Lanciotti of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Fort Collins holds a doctoral degree in Microbiology and was employed as a virologist for the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) for 29 years. Deacon Lanciotti was kind enough to provide us more information about coronavirus and how Catholics can keep themselves healthy.