Our Mission

When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter,* “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?”* He said to him, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.”

He then said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Tend my sheep.”

He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was distressed that he had said to him a third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” [Jesus] said to him, “Feed my sheep.”

John 21:15-17

In obedience to the command of Christ himself and under the direction of the Holy Spirit, St. Mary Catholic Church will seek to feed the people of Aspen and its many visitors with the food of eternal life, whether it be through the frequent celebration of the sacraments, catechesis, works of mercy, or simply a smile.