St. Louis Catholic Parish & School
St. Louis Catholic Church received their first resident pastor, Fr. Cyril Rettger, in 1899. In 1903, Fr. Rettger initiated plans for a parochial school. Twelve lots were purchased with construction beginning in 1905. It was then that the first teachers, the Benedictine Sisters of Pennsylvania arrived. Classes began in the church building while the school was finished. Years passed and in 1985, the preschool was added, and in 1995, a three story addition to the current church and school building began. Additions included upper and lower floor classrooms and Benedict Hall for meetings, luncheons, and Mass overflow. In 1999, 23 acres were purchased on the corner of 96th and Dillon Road. The ELC moved to 841 Grant Ave. the summer of 2014. The playground renovation project was completed summer 2016. Student bathrooms were remodeled during the summer of 2019. Perhaps someday, with God’s help, we will begin building a new church and school.
Among the most important reasons people choose St. Louis school is our administration and faculty. Children benefit from decades of experience, professionally licensed teachers, with a strong professional development program to keep our staff at the forefront of teaching. Our teachers work together as a team to provide a rigorous academic program and using the best instructional strategies. We monitor student progress and do what it takes to ensure that all students reach their greatest potential. Above all, our staff genuinely invests in the complete formation of each child.
Father Tim Hjelstrom
303-666-6401 ext 410
Father Tim originally comes to us from Southern Nevada. He grew up with his six brothers and sisters in the small town of Alamo. In the summer of 1990 his family moved to Grand Junction, Colorado where he attended all four years of high school at Grand Junction High School. After high school he went to university where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Colorado State University. The year after graduation from CSU he entered the seminary for the Archdiocese of Denver and spent the next eight years at Saint John Vianney Theological Seminary studying for the priesthood where he earned a Bachelor in Philosophy, a Bachelor in Theology and a Master of Divinity. He was ordained in 2007 and assigned to St. Frances Cabrini Parish in Littleton, Colorado for two years. He spent one year assisting at Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Lakewood, Colorado before he was assigned as a pastor to Saint Joseph Parish in Akron, Colorado. While at Saint Joseph he also served Saint Mary Parish in Brush, Colorado and Saint John Parish in Stoneham, Colorado. He came to join us here at Saint Louis in June of 2013.
303-666-6220 ext. 300
Hello and welcome to St. Louis! I joined the St. Louis family in July 2019 after retiring from public school administration. With over 20 years as a successful principal, I bring much experience to my role as principal, yet I feel like I learn new things each day. I continues to grow in my faith and I am committed to supporting families as they form their children. I am incredibly blessed to have the opportunity to be part of the St. Louis family! My husband Jim and I enjoy spending time with our expanding family including Andrew, Elyse & Sam; Katie, Brent, Henry & Jack; and youngest daughter, Sarah.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org – Phone: 303.666.6220, ext. 200
Hello. My name is Lori Welty. I am the office manager at St. Louis School. I have been a parishioner at St. Louis for 18 years and an employee of St. Louis in various positions for over ten years. Prior to working at St. Louis, I held positions in administration, teaching and sales.
I am originally from Chicago and have lived in Colorado for 25 years. What I enjoy most about St. Louis is the sense of community and caring. St. Louis has truly become my home away from home.
I have three beautiful daughters all of which are St. Louis alumni. I enjoy cooking, hiking, reading, traveling and spending time with my family.
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