The Restored Order growing grace, consolidating sacraments of initiation

Archbishop Samuel Aquila - The Restored Order - Archdiocese of Denver - Colorado

As you may have heard, Archbishop Aquila is restoring the sacraments of initiation to their original order in the Archdiocese of Denver. In the coming years, the sacrament of Confirmation will ordinarily be received in third grade during the same liturgy as First Holy Communion. While we know, indeed, we hope, that these changes will raise questions for many, we have great confidence that the answers to those questions will help to deepen and enrich your own experience of the sacraments.

The archbishop wants every Catholic in the archdiocese to understand the pastoral reasons for this decision. Please visit the Archdiocese of Denver’s Saints Among Us web page for details on Archbishop Aquila’s plan for The Restored Order of the Sacraments of Initiation. There you will find:

  • the archbishop’s pastoral letter, “Saints Among Us,” in Spanish and English,
  • answers to frequently asked questions regarding the upcoming changes,
  • an invitation to participate in a live Q&A phone call with Archbishop Aquila,
  • and a video explaining the letter.

Sign up for the archbishop’s live teleforum on Thursday, May 28 at 7 p.m. Please join the archbishop in praying for a greater outpouring of the gifts of the Holy Spirit across our archdiocese and beyond.

Archbishop Samuel Aquila - phone conference - Archdiocese of Denver - Colorado

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About Karin Livingston

Mrs. Livingston taught at Saint Joseph Catholic School with a State of Colorado teaching license for 15 years before moving into the parish-school technology coordinator position in 2006. Mrs. Livingston was instrumental in piloting the technology aspects of the school literacy program, including introduction of the Accelerated Reader reading practice program, and the Student Teacher Assessment of Reading (STAR) program. Mrs. Livingston has been a parishioner at Saint Joseph Catholic Church since 1993. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Science from the University of California at Davis. Mrs. Livingston blogs and is the author of the young-adult equestrian novel, Winning Bet.
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