The final stop on my wintry western swing took me to Colorado Springs, home to another Sacred Heart parish.
I was there to attend Mass and meet the subject of my Colorado profile, Cathy Kusman, now the faith formation director for the parish. Cathy also runs a recovery program for divorced Catholics in the Diocese of Colorado Springs, providing a much-needed resource for those looking to rebuild after the pain of divorce.
My Sunday visit included the opportunity to sit in on Father Randy leading adult faith formation classes, which was a nice bonus. Father Randy is a heckuva teacher.
Though no photographic evidence exists to back up this claim, I also spent the previous night at St. Michael the Archangel in Aurora for the parish’s annual spaghetti dinner to benefit the Workcamp program. Workcamp is just as it sounds – a week-long effort by teens from the parish doing service work in some other location, building that spirit of service that all of us benefit from.