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St Mary Help of Christian Church

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Weekday Mass

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 8:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday   12:00 noon

Mass of Anticipation:

  • Saturday    3:00 p.m.  5:00 p.m.


  • 8:00 a.m.  10:30 a.m.

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For over a century the ringing of three large bells at St Mary Church could be heard for miles around the Grove area from May of 1895 and later, after they were moved from the old church on February 15, 1954 to the new church at 307 East Mesa Avenue, until now. 

There are three cast-bronze bells, as opposed to steel bells.  The largest, a three-foot bell is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin; the middle one, a 30-inch bell, is dedicated to St. Joseph.  The smallest one is two feet and dedicated to St. Anthony.  

The Bells have recently been silenced due to safety problems in the belfry.   Restoration is costly and there is hope the bells will ring again.  


 St Mary Help of Christian's Church, Genealogy Center, Library and Museum and The Holy Mary Mother of God Prayer Garden are located in Pueblo, Colorado.   This Catholic Parish is rich in the Slovenian History and ethnicity.  This site is dedicated to the preservation of church history and its Slovenian Heritage.

Prayer Garden

The Holy Mary Mother of God Prayer Garden is located on the grounds of St Mary's Parish at 217 East Mesa Ave, Pueblo, CO.  The gates are open throughout the day from sun-up to sundown.  Anyone wishing to spend time in prayer, walking the Way of the Cross, praying the rosary through the Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious and Luminous Mysteries depicted in stone, or just sitting and sharing thoughts with Our Lady is invited to visit this sacred place.    The beautiful prayerful edifice, graced by the statue of Our Lady of Grace, was made possible by contributions of those who wish to share in the spiritual ownership through memorial gifts and the thousand bricks engraved with the donor's names.  Bricks are available for gift giving at $100 per brick.  Also a Memorial brick is engraved as a courtesy for those making Memorial donations to the Prayer Garden.   St. Mary Slovenian Library, 211 East Mesa Ave., Pueblo, CO 81006.   For other information contact

Genealogy Center      

Located at 211 East Mesa Ave, Pueblo, CO.  Open Wednesday afternoon 1:00 to 4:00 PM, and by appointment.   For other information call 719-542-6323 or email 

As a valuable help in research of family history, the center contains duplicate copies of all sacramental records of the churches in the Pueblo Diocese from their beginning through 1957.  Center also has records that include Pueblo and other Cemeteries, Naturalization and Immigration information, Census figures, Marriage and death records and Ellis Island assistance.

Gornick Slovenian Library and Museum

Library and Museum was started many years ago by the late John and Alan Gornick with a large collection of Slovenian books and artifacts.  This collection was once housed at the University of Colorado Library in Pueblo.  In 1993 the collection was merged with St Mary's records and is located at 211 East Mesa Ave.  Available for viewing on Wednesday afternoon 1:00 to 4:00 PM, and by appointment.  For other information call 719-542-6323 or email                 

 St Mary School Class Reunion

 A Reunion of students who had ever attended St Mary School was held several years ago.  At that time a committee was formed to oversee a fund that was derived from the reunion proceeds. The fund was designated to preserve and provide for the future care of St. Mary School and a memorial section in the building. 

Memories of the Reunion were activated as the committee proceed with the 'honors and memory' section that will become a permanent fixture on the walls in the main hall.  Names of each student, friend, and/or religious to be memorialized.   The 4x4 ceramic tiles will be engraved.    Each includes the logo (Ram's Head) from the St. Mary School Rampage Newsletter, the name of the person and their relation to the school.  Over 100 tiles have been engraved of former student, friends and religious and are still available for the cost of $35. 

 For other information call 719-542-6323 or email           



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