Religious Instruction & Chapel
"The Protestant, Catholic and Jewish boys are all afforded opportunity and required to receive instruction from teachers of their own religious faith...At 10:30 (Sundays) all boys are required to attend chapel exercises at which time the regular school chaplain conducts services of a non-sectarian character, but decidedly Christian. Many songs are sung and the school orchestra plays, making a very pleasant as well as profitable time. In the afternoon the Protestant, Catholic and Jewish boys all have their separate teachers and are given instruction in their various religions.
Many boys on parole, and many who have been
discharged a great many years, write and mention the good they derived from
hearing our chaplain or other speaker in the chapel here. They also
frequently ask for a copy of the old song book used and say what song they would
select if called upon for one."1
"Our Interdenominational Chapel for boys of all faiths was dedicated June 6, 1958 and presented to the State of Colorado. No State Funds were used in its construction. Its value is estimated at $40,000. It stands at the entrance to the school grounds, the first building to see on arrival and the last to look upon or enter on departure, its large picture window framing the mountains to the west, giving an inspiring view."2
1. State Industrial School for
Boys, Eighteenth Biennial Report 1915 -1916, Golden: State
Industrial School Press, 1916. Stored at the Colorado State Archives RCC
2. Colorado State Industrial School, Thirty-Eighth Biennial Report 1955 - 1957, Golden: State Industrial School Press, 1958. Stored at the Colorado State Archives RCC 10150.
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