Welcome to

Sacred Heart

Catholic Church


Friday: 8:30 AM


9:00 AM (English)
11:00 AM (Spanish)

Stay tuned for a new schedule beginning October 18th. Call the parish office for more details.


Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

This schedule may change by necessity or special events in the coming months. Please consult the bulletin or call the office to confirm hours.
Appointments are always welcome.


Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

2760 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205

Father Joseph



Our History

The history of Sacred Heart Parish is a part the history of the city of Denver and the state of Colorado itself. We are the third parish of the territory founded in 1879 by the first bishop of Denver (and all of Colorado at that point) Bishop Joseph Machebeuf. The church building itself is the old operating church of any denomination in the city and one of the oldest in the entire state as well. Servant of God Julia Greeley, an emancipated slave and convert to the Catholic Faith, was a parishioner of Sacred Heart and may one day be a canonized saint of the Church. She herself prayed in these walls, spread the Faith through these streets, and loved and served her neighbors. Though she died in 1918, her holy example is looked up to as a model on how to truly love and serve the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. This neighborhood is one of the oldest in Denver and the neighborhoods of Five Points and RiNo are in need of her holy intercession and example as much as ever in this rapidly changing area. It is my hope as pastor of this parish that Sacred Heart Parish will become the true heart of the neighborhood and that many visitors and new locals will be drawn to know, love, and serve the Lord Jesus Christ, true God and true man, and encounter the true beauty of the Catholic Faith He has given us.
~Father Joseph LaJoie, Pastor

Nuestra Historia

La historia de la Parroquia del Sagrado Corazón es parte de la historia de la ciudad de Denver y del estado de Colorado. Somos la tercera parroquia del territorio fundada en 1879 por el primer obispo de Denver (y todo Colorado en ese momento) el Obispo Joseph Machebeuf. El edificio de la iglesia es la antigua iglesia funcionando de cualquier denominación en la ciudad y también una de las más antiguas de todo el estado. La sierva de Dios Julia Greeley, una esclava emancipada y convertida a la fe católica, era feligrés del Sagrado Corazón y puede que algún día sea una santa canonizada de la Iglesia. Ella misma rezó en estos muros, extendió la fe por estas calles y amó y sirvió a sus vecinos. Aunque murió en 1918, su santo ejemplo es considerado como un modelo sobre cómo amar y servir verdaderamente al Sagrado Corazón de Jesús. Este vecindario es uno de los más antiguos de Denver y los vecindarios de Five Points y RiNo necesitan su santa intercesión y su ejemplo tanto como siempre en esta área que cambia rápidamente. Es mi esperanza como pastor de esta parroquia que la Parroquia del Sagrado Corazón se convierta en el verdadero corazón del vecindario y que muchos visitantes y nuevos locales se sientan atraídos por conocer, amar y servir al Señor Jesucristo, verdadero Dios y verdadero hombre, y encuentre la verdadera belleza de la fe católica que nos ha dado.
~ Padre Joseph LaJoie, Pastor

Behold the Heart that has so loved men that it has spared nothing, even to exhausting and consuming Itself, in order to testify to Its love.

Words of Jesus to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque in prayer.


Welcome to the Sacred Heart parish webpage.  We’re a growing, diverse parish in the heart of Denver’s River North (RiNo) neighborhood, offering daily and weekend Masses in a beautiful historic building.  Fun fact(s): Sacred Heart is the third Catholic church built in Colorado, and Servant of God Julia Greeley, an emancipated slave who became known as “Denver’s Angel of Charity”, called Sacred Heart her home parish.

I grew up in Aurora, Colorado, and was ordained a priest in December 2013. I served as the parochial vicar for two and a half years at Saint Stephen Protomartyr in Glenwood Springs, followed by Light of the World in Littleton for three years before being named pastor at Sacred Heart in June 2019.

I look forward to welcoming you to the Sacred Heart parish community.

Father Joseph Lajoie

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