Spirit of Christ Catholic Community


Address: 7400 W. 80th Ave., Arvada, 80003

Shrine of Saint Anne was becoming overcrowded by 1970, and Archbishop Casey authorized another parish north of Arvada. Emil Schneider, Sr., donated a large portion of his land, and Saint Anne contributed $50,000 for a new church. Weber Elementary School gym was opened to 200 parishioners for Sunday masses under John Martens, the first pastor of the church. On July 1, 1974 an outdoor candlelight mass was held on the church site. Parishioners named the church, Spirit of Christ Catholic Community Church because it was a steward community, attempting to return "to God a fitting portion of time, talent, and treasure." Seracuse Lawler and Partners, a Denver Architectural firm designed the structure for a capacity of 750 people. Archbishop Casey dedicated the building July 1, 1975. By 1986 Archbishop Stafford dedicated the $1 million addition and renovation for 3,500 registered families.
Quad Map/Date: Arvada, 1965 (1980)
Sec/Town/Range: S25, T2S, R69W
Elevation: 5420
Source: Noel, "Colorado Catholicism," pp. 280-282.
Last Modified: Mon, December 10 2012
 


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