History of St. Isidore Church

The first free-standing chapel for the SSPX parish in Denver, 1993.

In February of 1983, seven Catholics starving for the True Mass of all time gathered under the patronage of Our Lady Help of Christians on the back porch of the South Denver home of James and Delfinia Nason.  There Fr. Hector Bolduc offered the first Mass of a new parish with an old, eternal Faith.  

These first Masses were soon moved to a rented storefront converted into a chapel in Lakewood, Colorado.  When the faithful outgrew this space in 1993, the parish moved to a small Chapel in Denver.

In 1999, as the chapel and its thriving K-12 school drew a greater and greater number of faithful, a generous offer of land and monetary donations allowed the mission in Colorado to build a beautiful Romanesque church in Watkins. This church was consecrated by Bishop Bernard Fellay on August 18, 2001.

In 17 short years, this parish of the protectress of Christians moved onto these plains where it awaits the ongoing harvest of souls under the watchful eyes of Our Blessed Mother and St. Isidore, the greatest of farmers, who indeed will ensure a great harvest in these magnificent high plains of beautiful Colorado.

-Taken from the inscription at the base of the statue of Our Lady Help of Christians, standing guard over St. Isidore Catholic Church and its faithful.