Today’s families are busier than ever! Juggling school and homework, meals and sports, home life and finances seems to become more challenging with each passing year.

Is all this busyness leading you to a more fulfilling family life, to greater peace and happiness?

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eventROCKSTARS

Fr. John Hilton

Pastor, St. Mary Catholic Church

I’ve been a Catholic priest for 33 years, come from a family of nine children and love this life to which…

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Judy Dunn

Judy Dunn

Director, Aspen Catholic

After living and working for many years in Michigan, in 2006 I sold my wine distribution company…..

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Jeremy Rivera

Jeremy Rivera

Founder, The Little J

It’s been said, ‘God writes straight with crooked lines’. In many ways, this is how Jeremy Rivera describes…

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John Leyendecker

John Leyendecker

Speaker, School of Faith

John Leyendecker, having encountered Jesus in the Eucharist, became Catholic in 1999 after a very…

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Dawn Ryan

Dawn Ryan

Childcare, Aspen Catholic

Dawn has lived in aspen for 20 years. She owns a small childcare center in the heart of aspen. Dawn has a…

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Cayrn Goralka

Cayrn Goralka

Aspen Catholic

Married with three kids, Caryn has been an active member of St. Mary Parish for 9 years. She has enjoyed the…

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Charlotte Marolt

Charlotte Marolt

Aspen Catholic

After talking on the phone to my siblings and hearing about the wonder that is Aspen, Colorado, I knew I had to…

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Molly & Kevin Mix

Molly & Kevin Mix

Caterers

Hailing from the not-so-verdant plains of West Texas, Molly packed her bags for Colorado six years ago and has loved…

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WHATtoEXPECT

  • Content for ALL: married, divorced or single
  • Dynamic and Practical Teaching
  • Spiritual Growth and Authentic Community
  • Perspective, Renewal and Clarity

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eventSCHEDULE

The 3-day Reaching our Kids event will be packed with exciting presentations and intentional time for restoration and relaxation. It will be a rich and sacramental experience with others on the journey of faith. Below is an overview of the weekend. Scroll over each section for more details.

FRIDAYseptember30

  • 4:00pm-6:00pm Registration at St. Mary’s

    • Head to St. Mary’s Catholic Church to register and check in.

  • 4:00pm Holy Hour & Confession (optional)
  • 5:00pm Opening Mass (optional)
  • 6:00pm Dinner and Kids Camp Start
  • 7:00pm-8:00pm Rules, Relationships, and Rebellion - Jeremy Rivera

    In this talk, Jeremy will reveal and reinforce the secret to a healthy spiritual life and how that truth breaks us free from mediocrity and shapes and defines our future.

SATURDAYoctober1

  • 8:00am Holy Hour & Confession (optional)
  • 9:00am Mass (optional)
  • 8:45am-9:45am Kids Camp Dropoff Opens at Yellow Brick
  • 10:00am A Family that Stays Together... - John Leyendecker

    Most people are familiar with the ‘Our Father’ and Hail Mary’ prayers of the Catholic tradition, but many are intimidated with more personal conversation with God. In this session, John Leyendecker will help you understand prayer in a new way and provide practical ways to teach others this most vital and necessary lifeline of our faith.

  • 10:45am Break
  • 11:00am-11:45am When Life Doesn’t Turn Out the Way You Expect - Jeremy Rivera

    We’ve all experienced let down and disappointment and wondered where God is in the midst of it all. This session will delve into what’s in our power and what isn’t to move on from the past, be fully alive in the present and find hope and redemption in the future. This session will also help you become more aware and better prepared to contend with the three forces that seek to destroy your life and your family.

  • 6:15pm Kids Camp Starts at Yellow Brick
  • 6:30pm Dinner
  • 7:30pm-8:30pm The Divine Purpose of a Family - John Leyendecker

    In this session, we will explore God’s design of the human family, our need for community and what makes a family truly “successful”.

SUNDAYoctober2

  • 10:00am Mass
  • 11:00am Continental Breakfast
  • 12:00pm Fly Fishing with Jeremy Rivera

    Fly Fishing on the Gold Medal Roaring Fork River

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FREQUENTLYaskedQUESTIONS

Do I have to be Catholic to attend?

No matter your faith, you’re welcome to attend Aspen Catholic events!  Our presenters address the issues you face in your life through the lens of a rich Catholic tradition…

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Will childcare be available during the events?

Yes! We’re covering the costs of child care for all events for your children between the ages of 2 and 12. Please make your needs known to us at the time of your registration

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What if I’m unable to attend all the events?

You’re welcome to attend whatever events your schedule allows.  We ask you to commit to the full event cost even if you’re unable to be with us the entire time…

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How do I pack for September in the Colorado mountains?

September is a beautiful time of year in Aspen as the leaves will be fiery red and gold. The temperature will vary with warmer temps during the day (low-50’s-mid-60’s) and much…

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travelINFO

DIA

DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Very convenient from most major airports. Plan a 4 hour drive along I-70 to reach Aspen.

Aspen Airport

ASPEN AIRPORT

Although a more expensive option, Aspen Airport is only 10 minutes from downtown Aspen. There is a free bus service from the airport into town and local taxi is always available.

SHUTTLE SERVICE

Colorado Mountain Express provides service from Denver airport to locations throughout the Aspen area. Please, call 970-754-7433 or view the website at coloradomountainexpress.com.

suggestedHOTELS

Inn at Aspen

INN AT ASPEN

HOTEL ASPEN

stonebridge inn

MOLLY GIBSON LODGE

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