Latest News – April 27

Spring Renewal and Upcoming Retreats

Spring is the season of renewal. The earth breaks open with new life (well, it may not seem that way THIS morning), and with it a sense of renewed hope for joy and peace. For this post, Leadville Today brings you news about people who are doing good works and some upcoming retreats to consider if you’re ready for a spring tune-up yourself!

Jamie Graham

Jamie Graham of Leadville will travel to Guatemala in May with Faith in Practice.

While many may know Jamie Graham as the woman who puts the pressure on the pain at Parker Physical Therapy in Leadville, next month, Graham will be traveling to Guatemala to help alleviate some of its peoples’ pain. A long-time Leadville resident, mother to Luke and Matthew (both Lake County High School graduates) and wife to Kevin, Graham will be traveling with the group Faith in Practice. Leaving on a week-long sojourn from May 13-2, Graham and her team will provide medical, surgical and dental care, as well as other health-related education programs to the poor in this Central American country.

Faith in Practice volunteers serve on weeklong mission trips. They pay all of their own expenses and commit to participating in the Share the Mission program. While Graham will be picking up the tab on her own travel expenses, readers may contribute directly to the cause at or you may contact Jamie directly at 970-389-5360.

If you’re looking for a spiritual spring renewal, then you’re in luck as The One Simple Voice (OSV) group will be coming a bit closer to Leadville with their scheduled May retreat in Buena Vista. If you’ve never visited any of the retreat centers tucked up behind Mt. Princeton, then here’s a good reason to mark the calendar for Saturday, May 13.

Embracing Peace: Finding your way to forgiveness,” is the theme for this spring’s program. In this retreat, you will gain a clearer understanding of what forgiveness can look like. Maybe it’s time to release the guilt and come to understand that “forgiveness gives us many gifts, teaching us so many things about the person we are, while we learn God’s role in this spiritual process.” This all-day retreat from 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. will be held Spring Canyon Retreat Center outside of Buena Vista.

Perhaps the study of yoga and its principals are more your approach to spring renewal. Then consider making the eight week commitment, and join Leadville’s Dr. Teresa Haynes as she offers “Finding Your Flow: Befriending the Whole Self.”Haynes Yoga Workshop

Do you feel as if life is sometimes passing you by, or happening to you? Then this Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy group is for you! The series takes place May 11 – June 29 on Thursdays from 3 – 5 p.m. at the Ray of Light (Yoga Studio) located at 201 W. 6th Street. Participants will also experience a one-day group therapy.

The one-day retreat will take place on Saturday, June 3 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. So if you’re looking to change your relationship with your self; reconnect with mind, body and emotions; and learn how to live your life from your truth, then grab a friend and sign up today as Dr. Haynes is offering a special deal.

If you sign up with a friend, you will both get half off of the $340 registration fee. That’s 8 weeks of classes and an all-day retreat for $170! Register with an email to or call 970-389-0621. Dr. Teresa Haynes is a licensed psychologist and a certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist.

This Sunday, April 30, the Catholic Community of ‪Leadville will welcome Bishop Michael J. Sheridan to Holy Family Parish’s Confirmation to be held at the historic Annunciation Church. Joined by Leadville’s pastor Rev. Fr. Raphael Rico-Torres, Deacon Tony Werckman, family and friends, 27 candidates will receive the sacrament of Confirmation. The ceremony will take place in conjunction with the 9 a.m. Mass at Annunciation located at 609 poplar. Congratulations!


Bishop Michael J. Sheridan celebrates Mass at the historic Annunciation Church last May, as 30 Leadville Catholic Youth received the Sacrment of Confirmation. The Bishop will be in Leadville again this Sunday, April 30. All are welcome!

In other church news . . . an update on the remodel and historic restoration projects for Leadville’s historic churches: Annunciation and St, Joseph’s.

Last Sunday, April 23, parishioners got to see the near-finished repair and remodel work to Annunciation’s Sacristy (the room behind the altar). The walls and ceilings were repaired, updated lighting was installed and new cabinets were constructed to hold all of the religious artifacts and vessels need to conduct Mass and other sacraments at the historic church located on the corner of E. 7th and Poplar Streets.  Deacon Tony also announced that 90% of the materials and 100% of the labor was donated in order to not only bring the space up to its deserved respectable status, but to meet emergency exit needs in the church. After Mass and the tour of the upgrades, the congregation assembled in the social hall for a community potluck to honor all of the volunteers and recent success in their efforts to save Leadville’s historic churches. READ MORE.

Annunciation Church Restore Before After_Leadville Today

Restoration work at Leadville’s historic Annunciation Church (809 Poplar Street) was presented to parishioners last week. The Catholic Community of Leadville has historic renovation projects underway at both of its churches, the other is St. Joseph’s Church on W. 2nd Street.





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