Today’s modern family is more ‘connected’ and moving faster than ever. But is all the busyness leading us to greater peace and happiness? Are we being led closer to what matters most in life?

Despite our advances in technology or how “connected” we appear, many families struggle to find work/life balance. Between juggling school and homework, meals and sports, finances and vacations, it’s clear we need both spiritual and practical help to navigate these realities.

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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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Cayrn Goralka

Cayrn Goralka

Aspen Catholic

Bio Coming Soon…

Ann O'Brien

Ann O’Brien

Aspen Catholic

Bio coming soon…

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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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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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

  • 11:30am-4:30pm Registration at St. Mary’s

    Head to St. Mary Catholic Church to register and check in.

  • 12:00pm Aspen Outdoors (optional)

    Join us for a guided Bike Ride or Hike Activity

  • 5:00pm Opening Mass
  • 6:00pm Dinner
  • 7:00pm Keynote - Jeremy Rivera

    • Rules, Relationships, and Rebellion
    • Child care provided

SATURDAYoctober1

  • 8:00am Mass
  • 9:00am Morning Session 1 - Practical How-To's

    • Child care provided

  • 10:00am Break
  • 10:15am Morning Session 2 - Men and Women

    • Men Only – John & Jeremy
    • Women Only – TBD
    • Child care provided

  • 11:30am Free Time/Reflection

    • Lunch on your own

  • 6:30pm Dinner
  • 7:30pm Keynote - John Leyendecker

    • Keynote title TBD
    • Child care provided

SUNDAYoctober2

  • 10:00am Mass
  • 11:00am Coffee and Doughnuts Wrap Up
  • 12:30pm Event Ends
  • 1:30pm Aspen Outdoors (optional)

    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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Is childcare available?

Yes! Child care is available during our evening events for your children between the ages of 2 and 12.Your registration will cover the cost of child care for each evening.

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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 May in the Colorado mountains?

The daytime temperatures are likely to be range from the 50s to the lower 70s, with nighttime temperatures falling into the 30s.  You’re encouraged…

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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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