Summer Events with Fr. Chance

Hike for Christ

A "Hike for Christ" on Fridays - Join Fr. Chance and other parishioners, staff, faculty and friends on a moderately challenging hike. Come and say a rosary on the trail, share hiking stories and then glorify God with Mass at the summit. Have a snack or lunch at the top and then hike back down. This is open to all ages, families and people. Get out and enjoy the great outdoors with Christ and with fellowship.

This hike is for the health of a 30 week old baby of our newly wed St. Paul parishioners.


Friday, August 13 - Meet at the James Peak Trailhead at 9:00am for James Peak Hike near Boulder



The Betrothed: an exploration of one of the most enjoyable stories written

Join Fr. Chance for a theological book "club" on "The Betrothed" Join us as we read this outstanding novel written by Allessandro Manzoni. This is my absolute favorite book, was listed as the top ten reads by Pope Francis, and Manzoni is heralded as the best Italian writer after Dante. Pick up a copy of "The Betrothed" from the Everyman's Library (the best translation) so that we can follow along chapter by chapter for this 8 week exploration of the most epic story of villainy and love, redemption and virtue set in the 1600's. We will meet on the following dates after the 8 a.m. Tuesday Masses in either the Julie Penrose Hall or the Conference Room: 

July 6, 13, 20, 27

August 3, 10, 17, 24

We will cover the gifts of the Holy Spirit and the virtues within our discussions but will mainly focus on the characters and the redemptive themes throughout. This is a great story of love and forgiveness. CLICK HERE FOR THE COMPLETE COURSE SYLLABUS