Register at the SJCC office. 4 hours of classes are required.

*BOTH Godparents MUST be confirmed Catholics and have proof of Catholic marriage or be living single.

*Call the office for info on children age 8 and older & Adults.


Monte Vista ~ Confessions Sat. 4pm or by appointment

Center ~ Confessions Sunday 11am

Del Norte ~ Confessions During Priest Availability Days. Thur & Fri

*Missions before or after weekend masses.

*Children receive 1st Reconciliation with 1st Communion. Must have also been in Religious Ed. the previous year.


Children are eligible to receive First Holy Communion as early as 3rd grade. Must have 2 consecutive years Religious Ed. classes.

*Contact the Office for info about Communion for the Homebound or adults & older children who have not received their First Holy Communion.


Students are eligible to begin preparation in 9th grade. Two consecutive years are required to complete the sacrament.

*Contact the SJCC Office for information on Adult Confirmation.


Contact a priest or deacon 6 mos. prior to the wedding date to start the process of marriage.

Holy Orders

For information on becoming a Priest or Deacon contact the Diocese of Pueblo’s Assistant Vocation Director: Father Carl Wertin at 719-680-1971 or email him at


Anointing of the Sick

Communal anointing is celebrated yearly in each parish. If someone is ill or in the hospital, call the parish office.

Emergencies Priest Call  

(719) 852-0644



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Contributions go to Catholic Charities, seminarians, deacon training, youth and adult religious training, outreach, and many more ministries and services. Each ministry and service helps the Bishop and the Diocese fulfill its mission of proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The Diocesan Ministry Fund finances approximately 68% of the diocesan budget.


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San Jose


La Iglesia de San Jose was built in Agua Ramon in 1926 by the people of the community.  Prior to this time the people had only the Morada of Los Hermanos de Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazereno which was established when the people settled in Agua Ramon, Colorado in the late 1800's to the early 1900's where they would have their services.  Priests were not available so they practiced their faith within their Morada. 

Most of these families were from the Spaniard families who had settled in New Spain, now New Mexico, in the late 1500's as part of the expeditions of the Conquistadores.  With them they brought the tradition of Las Estaciones, VIA-Crucis and la Cofradia de Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno.  To this day they have kept their traditional ways fo praying the stations of the cross and singing the alabados (hymns) that have been handed down to them by their ancestors of Spain.

Permission was granted by the Bishop of Amalia, County of Taos, New Mexico to a group of women in the Agua Ramon area to organize The Cofradia de San Antonio de Padua with the help of Padre Jose Ruensa.  They are the third order of Franciscan laypeople known as Las Paduanas de San Antonio de Padua which was established in 1926. 

Since the beginning of the cofriadas the Hermanos and Hermanas have carried on the traditions of praying The Stations of The Cross every Holy Week.  They meet at their Morada and Oratorio, where they host retreats on Holy Wednesday, Holy Thursday and Good Friday, and walk in procession to the church where the Stations and Rosary are prayed.  Mass is also celebrated yearly at this beatiful historical mission for The Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows (Sept) and for The Feast of St. Anthony of Padua (mid June).

Information obtained from: Ida Trujillo- Parishioner


Mass Times

4:00 pm ~ Immaculate Conception, Creede
5:00 pm ~ St. Joseph, Monte Vista
5:30 pm ~ Holy Family, South Fork
8:00 am ~ Holy Name of Mary, Del Norte
8:00 am ~ St. Agnes, Saguache
10:00 am ~ St. Joseph, Monte Vista
10:00 am (Eng) ~ St. Francis Jerome, Center
12:00 pm (Span) ~ St. Francis Jerome, Center 

No Services

5:00 pm ~ St. Joseph, Monte Vista
5:00 pm ~ Holy Name of Mary, Del Norte
7:00 am ~ St. Joseph, Monte Vista

7:00 am ~ St. Joseph, Monte Vista

7:00 am w/Adoration until noon ~ Holy Name of Mary, Del Norte

9:00 am Adoration until noon ~ St. Joseph, Monte Vista w/ Mass at 5:00pm