About

Father Tadeusz Kopczynski

Born: Plock, Poland

Ordained: May 20, 1989

“I’m grateful to God for the grace to be a priest for 25 years,” Father Tadeusz shared in reflecting on his priesthood. “It is a beautiful adventure.”

Father Tadeusz was ordained in Warsaw, Poland, in 1989. The Poland native has spent 11 years of his priesthood ministering to the faithful in the Archdiocese of Denver. He said it’s been an adjustment to rethink the Gospel message and preach in a way that reaches his parishioners. His homeland thought of topics such as freedom and individualism differently than Americans. Father Taduesz said the priesthood is different than what he expected, especially during his first year. “Every day my priesthood surprises me!” He has learned over the years, and would recommend to seminarians, that “the smaller more humble you are, the better priest you’ll be.”

Among previous assignments:

  • Parochial Vicar at Our Lady of Loreto Church in Foxfield
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Fort Collins
  • St. Peter in Greeley
  • Blessed John XXIII in Fort Collins
  • St. Mary and Our Lady of Peace in Breckenridge
  • Chaplain for the Families of Nazareth

St. Paul's Parish

Founded 1881

Sunday Mass 8:30 AM

Confession Before Mass or by appointment

St. Mary of the Assumption

Founded 1861This church stands on one of the oldest Catholic gathering places in Colorado. In 1860 Bishop Machebeuf celebrated Mass in the mining region, and in 1862, the parish provided an 'A' frame church on this site. The cornerstone for a permanent structure was set in 1872, and in 1882 one of the finest church bells in the west was consecrated. The edifice was completed in 1892 and dedicated as St. Mary's of Assumption

Sunday Mass 10:30 AM

Confession Before Mass or by appointment

Our Lady of Lourdes

Founded 1917

Brick structure, built in 1918, replaces the original brick church at 11th and Main, which burned in 1917.

Saturday Anticipated Mass 5:00 PM

Confession Before Mass or by appointment