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MINISTRY NEWS | April 1, 2024

April is Dedicated to the Blessed Sacrament and the Holy Spirit

The month of April is dedicated to the Blessed Sacrament and the Holy Spirit. Easter Sunday can occur between March 22nd and April 25th, depending on the lunar cycle of a particular year. Even if Easter Sunday occurs in March, the Easter Season will still include April. In many ways, April can be seen as the "Month of Easter."

The Blessed Sacrament refers to the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, also known as the Eucharist. The Eucharist was instituted by Jesus Christ, himself, on Holy Thursday as described in the Synoptic Gospels: Matthew 26:25-29; Mark 14:22-26; and Luke 22:14-20. St. Paul also records the institution in First Corinthians 11:23-25. Although the Gospel of John does not include words of institution, John 6:47-67 is very explicit about Jesus’ real presence in the Eucharist. “Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him” (John 6:53-56). Thus, the Eucharist is the “source and summit of the Christian life” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 1324).

We are currently in the Year of Parish Revival phase of the National Eucharistic Revival which is focused on renewing the Church by enkindling a living relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist. Reach out to your local parish to learn how you can participate.

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May you have a blessed and spiritually fruitful month of April!

Spring and Summer Cemetery Visiting Hours

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For the safety of our visitors, our cemetery gates close prior to sundown. Accordingly, as we move closer to Spring and Daylight Savings Time, our cemetery gates will close later, as the sun sets later.


Mt. Olivet and St. Simeon Catholic Cemeteries


Spring and Summer Cemetery Visiting Hours:

  • Starting April 1st: 7:00am – 7:00pm

*Ascension Mausoleum at Mt. Olivet Cemetery is locked one hour prior to the main gate closure.

First Friday Mass

April 5, 2024, 6:30pm

For more than 100 years, Mount Olivet has had the tradition of holding a Mass, on the first Friday of the month, to pray for all those individuals in our care at our various cemeteries.

We invite you to join us on the first Friday of the month at the Mount Olivet Chapel for this special Mass. Families are also able to view the Mass through a livestream.

Accompanying the Mass will be a scrolling video listing all the individuals who have come into the care of the Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary during the past month. All are invited to take part in this monthly Mass.

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Funeral Facts with Deacon Marc

Video Blog Series

New videos will be released on our website.

In the latest video,

Deacon Marc discusses

the Church's teaching on "water cremation" and "human body composting."

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Save the Date

Open House Weekend

Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery

12801 W 44th Ave │ Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Friday, May 3rd; Saturday, May 4th;

Sunday, May 5th

8:00am - 4:00pm

St. Simeon Catholic Cemetery

22001 County HWY 30 │ Aurora, CO 80018

Friday, May 17th; Saturday, May 18th

8:00am - 4:00pm

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Annual Memorial Day Mass

May 27, 2024

St. Simeon Catholic Cemetery

22001 County HWY 30 │ Aurora, CO 80018

St. Simeon Chapel

Indoor Mass at 9:00am

Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery

12801 W 44th Ave │ Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Gallagher Memorial Chapel

Outdoor Mass at 11:00am

All are welcome to attend.

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CFCS Colorado is a proud sponsor of

2024 Convención Eucarística Arquidiocesana

 (Eucharistic Convention)

Saturday, April 27th

9:00am - 5:00pm

Gaylord of the Rockies Resort & Convention Center

6700 North Gaylord Rockies Blvd.

Aurora, CO 80019

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How the Work of Our Ministry Touches Our Hearts

Our staff member, Erica Gallardo, shares how her heart was touched by the work of our ministry.

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Learn more about our Mission Programs

CFCS Colorado is proud to be a ministry partner with Emmaus Catholic Hospice.


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Do you have questions about CATHOLIC TEACHING and norms for funerals, cremation, and burial?




We have the answers!

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We are looking for mission-oriented individuals to join us in our ministry dedicated to the Corporal Work of Mercy of burying the dead. Our core purpose is to assist the families in our care with "Filling the Void of Loss with Faith."

Assitant Director of Funeral Operations

The Assistant Director of Funeral Operations is responsible for overseeing the Funeral Director Team as well as the Decedent Care Team.   

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Funeral Director

The Funeral Director is responsible for providing customer service in all areas of helping client families achieve peace following the loss of a loved one. He/she strives to help families through this difficult time by providing exemplary personalized service. The Funeral Director implements choices made by the families regarding the funeral, final disposition of the body and memorialization of the individual.  

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Cemetery Services Specialist

The Cemetery Services Specialist works in direct collaboration with the Assistant Superintendents and is responsible for the opening and closings for interments, entombments, inurnments, and disinterment, as well as the installation of memorials and markers. 

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Grief Support Program

CFCS Colorado is dedicated to providing caring support before, during, and after the end-of-life process, thereby fulfilling our core purpose of "Filling the Void of Loss with Faith". We have partnered with St. Raphael Counseling (a ministry of the Archdiocese of Denver Catholic Charities) to provide a Grief Support Program to the families served. Through this partnership, we offer a tiered grief support program to meet the needs of our families and to help families navigate the journey of grief.

The Grief Support Program offers the following services to families served by CFCS Colorado through the Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary and is also open to the public as part of our community outreach.


Grief Support Classes will be offered virtually via Zoom to families on the second Wednesday of every month at 6:00 PM. This class will cover the following topics: Understand your experience of grief; Distinguish between grief, depression, and traumatic stress; Understand the elements of grief and apply them to one's personal journey; Develop strategies to help cope with grief.



Grief Support Classes are offered virtually via Zoom to families on the second Wednesday of every month at 6:00pm. To participate in this support group, individuals must receive a referral from attending the Tier 1 Grief Support Class. Individuals are allowed to participate for up to three months.


An individual may receive a referral to Counseling Services at any time that he/she determines the need for more extended or intensive help. Funding for these services will be the responsibility of the individual.

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Advanced Planning

It is one of the greatest gifts you can give your family. Here are some of the benefits of advanced planning:

  • Relieve stress from family during their time of grief
  • Ensure your funeral, mortuary, and cemetery wishes are met
  • Avoid financial challenges
  • Reserve an inspiring location for you and your family
  • Cemetery, Funeral, and Cremation services are guaranteed at today's prices with interest-free payment plans

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Wheat Ridge, CO 80033


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Denver, CO 80205


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Aurora, CO 80018


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