Fact Sheet: Our Lady of Visitation Mission

In Spanish

Our Lady of Visitation Mission

  • Our Lady of Visitation is a Mission of Holy Trinity Parish. It is not a standalone parish.
  • The Mission location is not being closed. It will remain a property of Holy Trinity Parish.
  • The only change is that the 10:45 am Mass will no longer be available at the Mission location.
  • It’s been said that the land is worth more than $1 million, and that the Archdiocese has plans to sell the property. There is no truth to this. The Archdiocese would hope any further mention of this would be based on more than mere speculation.
  • The current funds of the mission will continue to contribute to the upkeep of the building.
  • Estimates on the deferred maintenance of the building are upwards of $700,000.
  • There are six Masses—including one at 11 am—available for the members of this community every weekend at Holy Trinity Parish, which is less than 2 miles away.
  • For the last 10 years Mass attendance has hovered around 100 people per week.
  • Holy Trinity Parish welcomes 3,000 people a week, and offers six Masses, two of which are in Spanish.

Serving the Hispanic Community

  • The Catholic population of the Archdiocese of Denver is more than 50% Hispanic.
  • The Archdiocese actively ministers to our large Hispanic community through a variety of programs and services.
  • Some 47 parishes or missions offer a total of 86 Spanish Masses every Sunday. Of those, 22 offer more than one Mass in Spanish on Sunday, and 10 offer Spanish Mass during the week.
  • The Hispanic Ministry of the Archdiocese of Denver is one of the most active in the United States, widely acclaimed as a model for Hispanic Ministry.
  • The Archdiocese runs a pastoral center for Hispanics called Centro San Juan Diego, which offers courses in faith formation, certificates in family ministry, preparation for the GED, university degrees, English language clases, computer classes, legal aid, tax aid, counseling services and many other services, most of them free of charge.
  • In 2016, more than 30,000 individuals were served by Centro San Juan Diego.
  • The Archdiocese is supportive of the work of 14 movements that minister to our Spanish-speaking faithful in northern Colorado, including the Charistmatic Renewal, which boasts a membership of 4,000.
  • Also active in the archdiocese is the Neocatechumenal Way, with nearly 1,000 Spanish-speaking members, the Christian Family Movement, the Christian Life Movement, the Night Adoration Movement, the Apostles of the Word, Marriage Encounter, Christian Cursillos, Prevention and Rescue, Youth for Christ, Christ and I, Knights of Columbus, Kairos, and Endow Latino.

Contact

Karna Swanson
Executive Director of Communications
Archdiocese of Denver
(303) 945-9136
karna.swanson@archden.org