ARCHDIOCESE OF DENVER

AN APOSTOLIC CALLING

YEAR IN REVIEW

Last year was certainly one of the most challenging in living memory.  We entered into the pandemic trusting that God would see us through, and this trust in him and his generosity not been outdone.  We are happy to report that the Archdiocese was able to tackle numerous challenges head-on, thanks to the overwhelming support from our faithful parishioners who helped us meet the needs of our community. 

Our schools continue to deliver rigorous, in-person spiritual and educational formation, and our other ministries that carry out the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy remain financially solvent and able to continue serving those most in need.  Perhaps among the most poignant in a year marked by pandemic, our cemeteries have helped numerous families fill the void of loss with faith. 

A sincere thank you for your generosity, your faith in the archdiocese, and most importantly, your faith in God – especially in difficult times.  May He continue to bless you abundantly in the year ahead. 

Highlights

A quick look at some of the things we did this past year.

Around the Archdiocese

  • Eight men were ordained to the transitional diaconate and four men as priests for the Archdiocese of Denver
  • Our two seminaries are currently educating and forming a total of 113 men for the priesthood
  • In July 2021, we celebrated 15 women who earned their GEDs through Centro San Juan Diego
  • 330 registrations for English Language classes at Centro San Juan Diego
  • In 2021, the Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary served over 1000 families
  • The CFCS cemetery team served over 1500 families in 2021

Denver Catholic Schools

  • St. Isidore Online Curriculum was launched, allowing families who were not comfortable with in-person learning to remain connected with their classrooms while receiving instruction virtually. Over 500+ students utilized St. Isidore.
  • While many public schools remained closed for many months into the school year because of the pandemic, our schools were 100% open, with only occasional, brief closures due to outbreaks.
  • Released renamed and revised catechesis and theology standards. What was previously called “religion class” is now an emphasis on teaching the faith while inviting children into a relationship with Jesus, and forming disciples of him.
  • Seeds of Hope provided tuition assistance and grants to schools totaling approximately $2.28M, which supported more than 916 K-8 students across the Archdiocese of Denver.
  • Bishop Machebeuf High School launched their new website in June 2021 to align with the beloved high school’s exciting vision for the future

From the Curia

  • Launched the Mission Support Concierge, a ticketing system that improves efficiency and tracking of parish and ministry support at the John Paul II Center for evangelization
  • 2M pageviews were recorded for denvercatholic.org
  • The 2020 Financial Report website was created for a digital-only experience for the first time
  • New donation site was launched to inspire and teach new and current donors about the vast activity happening across the diocese and the impact that we make through their donations.

For more highlights, check out the ministry links below!

Ministries

Our Ministry Stories
All Highlights

Financial Report

Our financial statements

All ReportsFiscal Year 2021

About the Archdiocese

100
ACA Goal Reached
35
Catholic Schools
847
Teachers
9,600
School students
329
Priests
118
Seminarians
203
Deacons
2
Bishops
1
Cardinal
110
Pastorates
1
Saint in progress, Julia Greeley
609,057
Catholics

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