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St. Isidore Church being Built

 

History of Events

After a lengthy approval process, the permit was issued in May, 1999. All plans were formalized and construction began in an orderly manner outside Watkins on I-70 east of Denver. The foundation was laid and then blessed by His Excellency, Bishop Richard Willamson on October 25, 1999.

After permission from Church authorities was granted all plans were implemented. The site is the southwest corner of the pictured interchange. The ground was blessed and the foundation dug and poured, all under the watchful eye of Fr. Joseph Pfeiffer. After the blessing of the cornerstone the basement was enclosed and the steel structure erected.

As the bricks crept up the outside walls, the parishioners, anxious to use their new Church, held different ceremonies at the building site. May 21, 2000, saw the first baptism and first betrothal at the site. Also the day several young parishioners joyfully received their First Holy Communion.

A statue of Our Lady Help of Christians was blessed after being carried by parishioners to the pedestal. This is to show the continuity from the present parish name to the new patron St. Isidore.

On September 22, 2000, the students of the Academy joined Father Pfeiffer as he blessed the bell and the roof of the bell tower. To the children's delight the crane hoisted the roof into place and the entire structure became enclosed as a Te Deum was sung.

The interior work became the focus at this point. The walls were dry-walled, windows outlined in stone and the interior of the roof finished. The workers climbed these scaffolds each day.

The next project brought a finished feeling to the building. A lovely tongue-and-grove pine ceiling is now installed and each beam is being wrapped in maple.

Meanwhile, interior walls have been framed and dry-walled so that the entire length of the church is no longer visible from the doors, but rather lies beyond the vestibule walls.

Other ongoing projects include the pews, the windows and the altar. These are all off-site and will be in place as they are restored and completed.

Please feel free to contact us for more information about the Mission, our faith, or how you can help build these beautiful facilities.

First Communion

As the bricks crept up the outside walls, the parishioners, anxious to use their new Church, held different ceremonies at the building site. May 21, 2000, saw the first baptism and first betrothal at the site. Also the day several young parishioners joyfully received their First Holy Communion.

 

 

 

St. Isidore Church Contact Information:
St. Isidore Church
attn: Fr. Dennis T. McDonald
32100 E. Colfax Svc Rd
Watkins , CO 80137
303.344.9300 - phone
303.568.0193 - fax
dionysiusmcd@yahoo.com
St. Isidore Priory Contact Information:
 St. Isidore Priory
 Fr. Dennis T. McDonald, Prior
 277 S. Watkins Rd.
 Watkins, CO 80137
 303-325-7558 phone
 303-568-0193 fax
dionysiusmcd@yahoo.com