Father Nick


Pastor of Assumption Catholic Parish

Father Nick Larkin was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Denver on May 13, 2017 by Archbishop Samuel Aquila.


He served as parochial vicar at Our Lady of Loreto Parish in Foxfield, CO from June 2017 through September 2019.

Since October of 2019 he has served as pastor of Assumption Parish. 

  • I love to preach and teach and to initiate people into the joy of a relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. 

    Father Nick Larkin grew up in Delta, CO and is the oldest of the three children of Rick & Rhonda Larkin. He heard the call to the priesthood at the age 3 through the witness of Pope Saint John Paul II. Father Nick is passionate about teaching the fullness of the Catholic faith, in an orthdox way, be it from the pulpit, RCIA, or giving talks. He is a Pro-Life, Eucharistic, and Marian priest and evangelist.  


    He envisions Assumption Parish to be a place where young people and families come to grow in a deep life of mystical union with Jesus Christ, to become saints for the New Evangelization. The Sacraments are the heart of our parish and Father Nick seeks to celebrate them with deep reverence, tradition, and joy in the Holy Spirit.  


    The parish, consecrated to Our Lady of the Assumption, takes two Marian apostles as it’s secondary patrons: Saint John the Evangelist, who was entrusted to care for the Blessed Mother from the Cross to her glorious Assumption, and Saint Maximilian Kolbe, who died on the vigil of the Feast of the Assumption, and robustly brought souls to Jesus through Mary. 


    Father Nick is working to ensure that evangelization and formation in a life of deep prayer is at the heart of all that we do here.


    The parish exists to bring Christ to souls and souls to Christ. We do so by fostering the following principles: 

    • to cultivate a culture of deep, mystical prayer, grounded in the liturgical life of the Church and centered on adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and devotion to the Blessed Mother


    • to foster Biblical catechesis at every level through bible studies and Lectio Divina


    • to grow a culture of frequent use of the Sacrament of Penance as a springboard for ongoing conversion 


    • to develop an apostolic impulse in the staff & school faculty that flows from the grace of their Baptism and personal abiding in Christ 


    • to promote priestly & religious vocations through prayer and retreats 


    • to invest in our youth & young adults so that they know they are not the future of the church but the present of the church, equipped to bring Christ into the secular culture 


    • to forge men who are spiritual fathers and spiritual warriors and can effectively lead their families to heaven 


    • to evangelize the poor in our community through works of mercy that invite them into the joy of the gospel and a life of prayer


Favorite Books

Followed Podcasts

  • Godsplaining

  • What God is Not 

  • Pints with Aquinas

  • Bishop Robert Barron 

  • Every Knee Shall Bow 

  • Liturgy Guys 

  • Catholic Stuff You Should Know

Assumption Parish
2361 East 78th Avenue
Denver, CO 80229


Parish Office Hours 

Monday-Friday: 9:00am-3:30pm 

Food Bank

Wednesday: 8:30am-11:30am

Assumption School
2341 East 78th Avenue
Denver, CO 80229



School Office Hours 

Monday-Friday: 7:30am-3:30pm

School Hours: 8:00am-3:15pm

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