• Why do we need Prophet Elijah House?
Retire priests need a place to live, flourish and thrive. In Colorado, we have seen a dramatic decline in traditional Catholic retirement options. Prophet Elijah House is an opportunity to remedy that situation and provide affordable housing for our shepherds.
• How many priests can live in the Prophet Elijah House?
The residence provides 12 suites for retired priests and two guest rooms.
• Where is the Prophet Elijah House located and what facilities are included?
The house is located at the Archdiocese of Denver John Paul II campus. Priests enjoy their independence and privacy in their own apartment and also enjoy the community of the curia and seminaries on our gorgeous campus.
The house has a chapel, community kitchen, dining area, workout/rehab room and an entertainment room with reading and conversation areas.
• How does rent at Prophet Elijah House compare to other apartments in Colorado?
Real estate in our area is expensive. In our research, the cheapest efficiency-style room we could find cost $2,700 per month. At Prophet Elijah House, we're offering large rooms complete with a bed, bathroom and kitchen starting at $1,700 a month.
• How long is a priest allowed to stay at Prophet Elijah House?
Priests can remain at the retirement facility for as long as they like or until their needs are no longer fulfilled by the facility.
• What are the criteria for accepting a priest into the Prophet Elijah House?
The priest must be retired, preferably incardinated within the Archdiocese of Denver and require no or minimal nursing care (less than 12 hours a day).
• At what age can priests retire?
On average, our priests serve the faithful for 45 years and can retire at the age of 70.