WELCOME

Welcome to St. Dominic Parish, your Catholic parish in the Denver Highlands. Stay connected with what is happening in the Parish by registering to become a parishioner, receive emails and texts, and to get up-to-date info on events and programs. Know that our doors are open to everyone, and that we hope to see you around.

God Bless,

Fr. Jim Spahn, O.P. and Fr. Chris Saliga, O.P.

What makes St. Dominic different from other parishes?

Faith

The beginning of our spiritual lives begins with Faith. We believe, know and proclaim four basic truths that together make up the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

  1. God has a plan for your life.
  2.  Sin interrupts that plan and separates you from God.
  3. Jesus Christ died and rose so that you could be forgiven of these sins and be united to God in heaven.
  4. Through faith and his Church, you can be united to God forever.

Our faith finds its expression in our communal worship of God through Mass, Eucharistic love, our preaching and the Liturgy of the Hours where we sing God’s praises in the Psalms.

“Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen. Because of it the ancients were well attested. By faith we understand that the universe was ordered by the word of God, so that what is visible came into being through the invisible.” Hebrews 11:1-3

I have been crucified with Christ; yet I live, no longer I, but Christ lives in me; insofar as I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God who has loved me and given himself up for me. Galatians 2:19-20

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst. John 6:35

Community

A church community is one which goes out seeking to show the world that there can be no greater gift we can give as Catholics than to love our neighbor. And who is our neighbor? You are. So is the man experiencing homelessness down the block. So is the immigrant who has come to this country chasing a better life. We are all part of one human family. After all, we don’t get to Heaven by ourselves. It takes a community.

“Above all, let your love for one another be intense, because love covers a multitude of sins. Be hospitable to one another without complaining. As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace. Whoever preaches, let it be with the words of God; whoever serves, let it be with the strength that God supplies, so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ,f to whom belong glory and dominion forever and ever.  Amen.” 1 Peter 4:8-11

We urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, cheer the fainthearted, support the weak, be patient with all. See that no one returns evil for evil; rather, always seek what is good [both] for each other and for all. 1 Thessalonians 5:14-15

Leadership

Each of us is called to dedicate our lives to a purpose and a vocation. And through our Baptism and Confirmation we are empowered to lead others whatever our job, career or place in life. Sometimes quietly, sometimes boldly from the front, and sometimes by simply accompanying other people. That is the nature of the servant leadership that we practice here at St. Dominic Parish. By our words, and by our very lives, we seek to live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ, boldly and unreservedly. Together, with eyes turned towards the Father, our community built on Jesus Christ and by the encouragement of the Holy Spirit We can train and equip our servant leaders to change the world and bring the Kingdom of Heaven a little bit closer.

“Let no one have contempt for your youth, but set an example for those who believe, in speech, conduct, love, faith, and purity. Until I arrive, attend to the reading, exhortation, and teaching.

Do not neglect the gift you have, which was conferred on you through the prophetic word with the imposition of hands of the presbyterate. Be diligent in these matters, be absorbed in them, so that your progress may be evident to everyone. Attend to yourself and to your teaching; persevere in both tasks, for by doing so you will save both yourself and those who listen to you.”   

1 Timothy 4:12-16