Religion Briefs

Pagosa Springs churches announce Christmas services

John Paul II Catholic Church, 353 S. Pagosa Blvd. in Pagosa Springs, and Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 451 Lewis St. in Pagosa Springs, will host these events:

Christmas Eve Mass will take place at 5 p.m. Dec. 24 at John Paul II.

Christmas Eve Mass will take place at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 24 at St. James the Apostle, located on Trujillo Road (County Road 500) in Trujillo, Colo.

Midnight Mass will take place Dec. 24 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish. Sacred musical selections will begin at 11:30 p.m.

Christmas Day Mass will take place at 9 a.m. Dec. 25 at John Paul II.

New Year’s Day Mass with Mary, the Holy Mother of God, will take place at 9 a.m. Jan. 1 at John Paul II. This is a Holy Day of Obligation.

Las Posadas will be celebrated at 6:30 p.m. from Sunday to Dec. 23 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Parish Hall.

Congregation Har Shalom announces events

Congregation Har Shalom, 2537 County Road 203, will host this events:

Torah service and Haftorah and Hamatsav discussion will take place from 10 a.m. to noon today at Har Shalom.

“Judaism 360” and Chai Mitzvah tsadakah program will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday at Har Shalom.

For more information, visit

Columbine Christian School to hold holiday concert

“In A Galilee Far, Far Away,” a children’s Christmas musical, will be held at 11 a.m. today and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Columbine Christian School, 1775 Florida Road.

This will be an interplanetary exploration to discover the glory of God throughout the universe, and beyond. Admission is free.

For more information, call 259-1189.

First Baptist Church announces programs

First Baptist Church of Durango, 332 E. 11th St. on the corner of East Third Avenue and 11th Street, announces these programs:

A Christmas children’s musical will take place at 9 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday.

Christmas Eve services will take place at 3 and 5:30 p.m. Dec. 24.

For more information, call 247-0624.

Heart of the Rockies to host Christmas Eve service

For the 12th consecutive year, Heart of the Rockies Fellowship will conduct a Christmas Eve service from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Dec. 24 in the gymnasium at Animas Valley Elementary School, 373 Hermosa Meadows Road, just past Trimble Crossing north of Durango.

Everyone is invited. Dress is casual.

For more information, call Glen Walker at 884-7588.

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