Bishop Sheridan Celebrates Historic Mass in Leadville
On Sunday, Sept. 6 Catholic Bishop Michael J. Sheridan was in Leadville to install a new priest for Holy Family Parish. During his visit he also marked an historic first.
“This is my first time, I believe,” stated Bishop Michael Sheridan, “that I have celebrated Mass in St. Joseph Church.” He was making reference to the fact that during his numerous other visits to Leadville, Mass was celebrated at the historic Annunciation Church, located on Poplar and E. 7th Streets.
The leader of the Catholic Diocese of Colorado Springs, Colorado was in town to install Father Rafael Torres-Rico as the new pastor at St. Joseph and Annunciation Churches, which combined make up Holy Family Parish. After the Sunday service, the parish celebrated with a pot luck meal on the lawn of St. Joseph Church, 426 W. 2nd Street.
In addition to the bishop, other church dignitaries included Monsignor Bob Jaeger and Fr. Bradford Noonan from St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Castle Rock, Colo. Many remembered Msgr. Jaeger fondly as Leadville’s parish priest many years ago. In addition, Leadville’s Deacon Tony Werckman, as well as local staff members Kathy Micklich and Reyna O. Lazo were recognized for their service to the local Catholic community.
High School Reunions. While they may be the cause for endless jokes and hundreds of crash diets, in Leadville, these gatherings of former Lake County High School students seem to be having a resurgence, which only goes to show how strong that Panther Pride really is in The Cloud City. So here is some reunion news for all you Lake County Alums – get out the hair dye and Panther Pride t-shirts
This coming weekend will marks reunion event for the Class of 1973. Reunion organizers outline a ride aboard the Leadville Railroad, eating some good meals, enjoying the company of old friends and Sunday picnic at Ski Cooper among the list of activities slated for the upcoming weekend, Sept. 11, 12 & 13.
The group reported that they had so much fun back in 2013 which marked their 40th LCHS reunion, they wanted to get together again this year. Plus many of the graduates will mark a new decade this year as most turn 60, so they decided to celebrate those milestones as well. So if you see a group of distinguished purple-t-shirt-wearing folks with a bit of gray on top, give the Class of 1973 a shout out. For more details or to join the fun, head over to their website: LINK.
Next summer the LCHS Reunion efforts will mark a happy 50th High School Class Reunion to the Class of 1955. Accoring to Reunion organizer Joe McGeehan, the group is trying to get the word out early to allow people to plan their vacation around it. This group’s celebration will be held July 30, 2016 at 6 p.m. The group will be gathering on the Front Range at the Fox and Hound Smokehouse and Tavern in Lone Tree, Colo. McGeehan emphasized that they are encouraging attendees to head up to Leadville the following weekend for the annual Boom Days celebration, August 5-7. Come spend a relaxing evening just visiting and catching up with old friends! For details and to RSVP contact Joe McGeehan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 970-460-0034.
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