Father Noé Carreón is the pastor at Our Lady of Grace Church in the Swansea neighborhood, serves on the deanery for Northern Colorado, acts as an advisor to Spanish-speaking priests and is a professor of math at Community College of Denver. When Archbishop Charles Chaput first approached Father Noé about taking over Holy Rosary parish following the retirement of Father Joseph Meznar, Father Noé was understandably reluctant to accept the post. Father Noé did accept the appointment on November 7, 2009, and explained to the first newly-organized parish council on January 17, that he realized the assignment to Holy Rosary was "a calling from God."
Father Noé marveled at the beauty of the church with its stained-glass windows, statues and the pattern painted on the interior. Holding up the booklet of the 25-year history of the church, Father talked about the faith and hard work of the Slovenian and Croatian immigrants who built the parish. "Many of the founders of this church dedicated their lives, their efforts and money to this church and we owe it to them to continue their work."
Plans for the parish include repair of the church and convent and restoration of the school for religious education classes. Needed are lay readers for all Masses and Eucharistic ministers - mandating Eucharistic ministers will occur after the 5:30 Mass on Saturday January 23rd, and Sunday January 24th at 9 am. All are welcome at Holy Rosary at 4688 Pearl Street in Globeville. Sunday Masses are at 8 and 10 am, Saturdays at 5:30 pm and weekdays at 9 am. The office is open from 9 am to 1 pm weekdays and the phone number is 303-297-1962.