Deacon Phil is the father of four grown daughters and the grandfather of seven granddaughters and one grandson. He and his wife Kathleen were married for over thirty years. A lifelong resident of Denver, he attended Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood for a short time and eventually graduated from St. Thomas Seminary College in Denver while serving the city as a police officer. After nineteen years in law enforcement, he taught at our Archdiocesan High school as well as middle school. Deacon Phil Harrington was ordained in 1994 and has served at several parishes in both Denver and Colorado Springs. He spent several years working in the field of social ministry in both dioceses for Catholic Charities. He is co-founder and Director of the Fort Lyon Supportive Residential Community in southeastern Colorado through the Colorado Coalition for The Homeless. Deacon Phil spends his weekends serving as the Deacon of St. Mary’s and is chairing a newly formed steering committee with the aim of ending the cycle of chronic homelessness in the Roaring Fork Valley.