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Our Purpose

To empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus today.

Our Mission

We empower young people by leading them to encounter Jesus, encouraging their conversion and fostering their spiritual growth.

Our Vision

To lead young people to Jesus and the permanent decision to walk in his footsteps--thinking like him, seeing like him and living like him.


Our parish-based, K - 5th Grade Religious Education program is designed to partner with our students' parents, as the primary educators of their children.

Classes are offered at St. Mary on Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30pm and at Our Lady of Peace at 4:30-5:30pm in English and 6:00-7:00pm in Spanish. Please contact the Director of Religious Education, Karl Horwath for more details at 970-306-7034 or Karl@summitcatholic.org.

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Sacramental Preparation for Children

2nd-5th Grade First Confession Preparation Requirements

Our Parish Sacramental Preparation Program works with parents to help them prepare their children to receive the Sacraments. The program is a 2 year program. Year 1 is preparation for First Confession. Year 2 is preparation for Confirmation and First Communion. Their First Confession is made at the end of year 1.

3rd-5th Grade Confirmation and First Communion Program

Our Parish Sacramental Preparation Program works with parents to help them prepare their children to receive the Sacraments. The program is a 2 year program. Year 1 is preparation for First Confession. Year 2 is preparation for Confirmation and First Communion. Confirmation and First Communion are made at the same Mass in September 2019.

Middle School Sacramental Prep

Our 6th-8th sacramental prep program consists of 3 parts. 

  1. Mountain Madness Retreat
    1. For details and dates Click Here
  2. Summer Program
    1. Our summer program runs Sunday-Wednesday from 6:00pm-8:00pm
    2. 2019 dates are June 16th-19th. 
  3. Home Education
    1. Additional education must take places in the home in order for students to be fully prepared. 
    2. Resources in English and Spanish can be found online using Formed at www.summitcatholic.formed.org/
    3. If you need assistance registering or would like additional materials please contact Karl at 970-306-7034 or Karl@summitcatholic.org

High School Sacramental Prep

Our  9th-12th grade sacramental prep program consists of 3 parts. 

  1. Steubenville Retreat
    1. For details and dates Click Here
  2. Summer Program
    1. Our summer program runs Sunday-Wednesday from 6:00pm-8:00pm
    2. 2019 dates are June 16th-19th. 
  3. Home Education
    1. Additional education must take places in the home in order for students to be fully prepared. 
    2. Resources in English and Spanish can be found online using Formed at www.summitcatholic.formed.org/
    3. If you need assistance registering or would like additional materials please contact Karl at 970-306-7034 or Karl@summitcatholic.org

Home Based Sacramental Preparation

Our home based sacramental program is designed to allow parents to prepare their children at home to receive sacraments. The program will generally be 1 year for Confession and 1 year for Confirmation and First Communion but may vary depending on the student. Families must request to enter the Home Based Program. To apply contact Karl Horwath at 970-306-7034 or Karl@summitcatholic.org