John Paul II footsteps in Colorado
The John Paul II Foundation Friends group of Colorado is organizing two-day long celebrations in Saint Malo Catholic Center, 10758 Highway 7, Allenspark, CO (near Estes Park) in remembrance of the 18th anniversary of the Holy Father’s John Paul II visit in Colorado.
1st Day. The anniversary of the John Paul II arrival in Denver
Holy Father John Paul II flew to Denver on August 12, 1993. At the airport, He was welcomed by the president of the U.S. B. Clinton and church and state dignitaries.
Friday, August 12, 2011 at 7 p.m. An evening meeting by the fire. Songs, memories, and evening prayers. The night at the Center or at various lodgings, e.g. motels at Estes Park.
Holy Father John Paul II came to Camp St. Malo for a break on August 13, 1993.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
7:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. A walk on the path going along the stream on which Holy Father walked enjoying the mountain view
12:00 p.m. A Holy Mass at the historical church on the rock. The Mass will be celebrated by the Pastor of the Polish Church under the invocation of St. Joseph and Foundation’s Chaplain, Rev. Marek Ciesla TChr.
1:30 p.m. Lunch at the Center
- Rosary along the stations made with rocks by pilgrims
- A trip to the stream source and waterfalls (45 min one way)
- A trip to the Meeker top (13911 feet height) that patronage the Center
6:00 p.m. Dinner at the Center. A fire after the dinner
We recommend bringing good walking shoes and rain coats.
The program of the celebrations is organized in a way that allows joining us at any time. However, we are requesting that any late arrivals will happen before the Holy Mass. Beside the activities that are already listed, our program includes a meeting with the Leaders of the Center, prize lottery, an exhibition, information, and a program for children.
Registration and a $15 fee per person at the designated place upon arrival.
Please provide early confirmations (very helpful to the organizers) to
Society of Friends of John Paul II Foundation of Colorado
9877 Bayou Ridge Tr.
Parker Colorado 80134
President Barbara Popielak tel.303 840-0721, cell. 303 653-4137