The Encounter, New Life in Jesus Christ includes three
days of activities in beautiful Aspen, CO
Friday, August 24
3-6:00pm Welcome & Registration
4:30pm Holy Hour; Confession available
5:30pm Daily Mass
6:15pm The Treasure of the Catholic Church: The Apostolic Tradition, Bishop Jorge Rodriguez
The Catholic faith is rooted in the Scriptures and in the Apostolic Tradition that have been handed over to us, along with centuries of Christian history. We can experience and love today a living Jesus as the Apostles and first Christians did more than 2000 years ago.
7:30pm BBQ Dinner. It is still summertime and our many Texans want to share their native food!
Saturday, August 25
7:00am Holy Hour; Confession available
8:00am Daily Mass
8:30am Continental Breakfast
9:00am The Expressions of the Catholic Tradition, Bishop Jorge Rodriguez
The prints that Catholic Tradition have left passing through the centuries, have filled the Catholic Church with faith, wisdom and beauty. Through them we can encounter the living God among us.
11:00am Conferencia: La Belleza de Nuestra Fe Catolica, Bishop Jorge Rodriguez
The Hispanic community will gather to hear the Bishop’s talk in Spanish. All are welcome.
6:30pm The Beauty of the living Tradition in the Eucharist, Bishop Jorge Rodriguez
Tradition is a living reality that displays all its beauty and depth especially in the Eucharistic celebration, where the living Jesus celebrates the divine liturgy on earth and gives Himself to the Church.
7:30pm Mexican Fiesta
Our Hispanic Community is very excited and proud to have Bishop Rodriguez spend time at St. Mary’s. They want to show you and him the very best of their Mexican cuisine and culture.
Optional Saturday outdoor activities
Between 12:00 and 3:00pm
- Walk around historic Aspen. The Aspen Historical Society will take you on a guided walking tour of historic buildings, including sites and stories around every corner in downtown Aspen.
- Hike the Hunter Creek Trail. The very popular trail starts a short distance from downtown Aspen. The trail parallels Hunter Creek and has several bridges that cross scenic short hikes in the area. The rating is moderate.
- Bike Rio Grande trail to Woody Creek Tavern. The trail starts with some scenic views of the Roaring Fork River and shady, forest areas. The best part of the ride is stopping for a drink or meal at the eclectic Woody Creek Tavern. Bike rental options are available.
Sunday, August 26
10:00am Sunday Mass (Bishop Rodriguez, homilist)
11:15am “Ask Bishop Rodriguez”
You can ask whatever you have always wanted to know about your Catholic Faith! Continental Breakfast with parishioners and guests.