From The Pastor - 5/20/2018

Dear Friends: The students are counting the days until summer break and the weather is our typical off and on sunny, warm and rainy springtime—all signs that the seasons are changing. And this weekend we mark the end of the Easter Season for 2018 with the celebration of Pentecost. As you know I traveled to San Antonio Texas this past week to meet with a young man who is studying to be a Capuchin priest. He is a student at the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio and he will begin a year-long pastoral internship in September. The Capuchin friars have asked me to serve as his supervisor, and for him to work here at Holy Family during this internship period. Brother Brandon Berg is an energetic, enthusiastic young man and he is anxious to experience parish life and to learn more about being a parish priest. His time here will be both as an observer and directly involved in ministry so he can gain both knowledge and skill at pastoral work. I am sure you will enjoy meeting him, and I know he will benefit from meeting all of you. As we move into summer this next weekend with Memorial Day, remember that summer means our annual Holy Family Bazaar. Mark your calendars now for August 3, 4, and 5. Also be thinking about how you could volunteer to help with this annual fund and friend raiser. It’s our time to welcome our neighbors to be with us. Have a great Memorial Day weekend! Peace, Fr. Marty

Looking Ahead

May

13 Sun
May Crowning 9:30 & 11 am Masses
Return Sack Lunches after 9:30 Mass

15 Tue
Gabriel House 9:30 -12 noon Hosp R
Adoration 3 - 5 pm Chapel

16 Wed
Casino Trip 9 am Call John 3.319.9383

17 Th
Gabriel House 9:30 -12 noon Hosp R
Adoration 3 - 5pm Chapel

20 Sun
HF Book Club 10:40 am Hosp R

21 Mon
Altar & Rosary Meets 1 pm Hosp R
Needed: more adorers for Tuesdays/Thursdays

The Holy Feast Day of Pentecost is on Sunday, May 20

To prepare for the Feast we can do two good things.

First – Remember what happened to the Apostles and the Blessed Mother when they were gathered in the Upper Room. It was there that the Holy Spirit came upon them, and at that moment the Catholic Church was born. They came into this Upper Room after the Ascension of Our Lord into Heaven and they began to prepare themselves for the next 9 days for the coming of the Holy Spirit just as Jesus told them.

Second – We also can celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit on us at the time of our Confirmation. We could actually pray in a special way for God’s Holy Spirit to come and anoint us again so we can be good and faith- filled disciples of Jesus in our time just as the Holy Apostles were in their time.

The Benefits of Saying the Rosary

Did You Know?

The Benefits of Saying the Rosary

Increases focus and attention/Clears the mind of distractions and negative thoughts/ Fights depression/Improves memory (short term and long term)/ Decreases anxiety and fear/Pro-motes positive thinking and a better outlook on life/Reduces Stress/Aids restful sleep/Increases overall sense of well-being

Don’t forget to say your Rosary, daily, if possible.

Parish Schedule

Masses

Daily Monday-Friday
7:30 am Chapel

Saturday Anticipated
4:00 pm Church

Sunday
8:00am, 9:30 am, 11:00 am (Spanish)

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Tuesday & Thursday
3:00 - 5:00 pm Chapel

Liturgy of the Hours 

Morning Prayer
Sunday 7:30 am Chapel

Communion Service

Saturdays
7:30 am Chapel

Confessions

Saturday 
3:00 - 3:50 pm Church

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS

 

Do you know someone who would like to become a Catholic? - a family member or a neighbor who sees your example of being a faithful Catholic. Classes will begin soon for such searching individuals. Our RCIA classes, Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, will help seeking adults to answer questions about the Catholic faith and lead them on a quest as to what the Church is all about—what does it really believe? Call Sister Sharon for details at 3.455.1664.

Religious Education

Flyers are available in the vestibule which list the educational offerings here at Holy Family for the whole family. Please refer to the flyers and register for classes THIS WEEKEND. You may also register during the week at the Parish Office. Office hours are Tuesday - Friday, 9 - 5 pm.

Click Here to Register for RCIA

 

Parish Support

Remember to use the blue “Building Fund” envelope for your donation for the boiler.

Contribution Statements for 2017 have been sent.

Donations placed in the Blue Envelope will help  pay for the boiler.  Thank for your support.

Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal
Your financial commitment to the ACA will provide the means necessary for our Church to ease the sufferings of the poor, the aged, the lonely, and the unborn. Please make your appeal gift proportionate to the many blessings you have received. Thank you.

Offertory: May 5 & 6, 2018 $ 10,152.00

Offertory: April 28/29 2018 $ 5,689.15

Pray For

Place your Prayer Intentions for the Sick in the “Book of the Sick” on the Left in the Vestibule.

We offer our prayers for the homebound, sick, caregivers, those in the book of the sick, and ~

Martin Lally, Sr.
Rob Durant
Linda Kusek
Jane Brewer
Catherine Breheny
Carolyn Gray

Pray for the Holy Souls in Purgatory & our Deceased loved ones.

+Frank Quintana

Pray also for our men & women in uniform:

Andre Bujanda
Eric Peterson
Neil Euser
Cap. Alissa Vigil
Drew Smith
David Lee Weigand

This Week's Mass Intentions

Mass Intentions: May 12 – 20, 2018

12 Saturday, Easter Weekday
4:00 +Bill Beaulieu by Pat Krieg

13 The Ascension of the Lord
8:00 +Kathleen Krieger by Eloise Pohs
9:30 +Juanita Cedillo by Phillip & Family
11:00 People of Holy Family

14 Monday, Easter Weekday
7:30 +Genevieve Potter by Mark & Diane Potter

15 Tuesday, Easter Weekday
7:30 In honor of St. Dymphna by Pino Family

16 Wednesday, Easter Weekday
7:30 Souls in Purgatory by Paul Nguyen

17 Thursday, Easter Weekday
7:30 +Bill Wagner by Dave & Janine Havermann

18 Friday, Easter Weekday
7:30 +Antonio, +Ninetta, +Sal, & +Bambina Lombardi by Family

19 Saturday, Easter Weekday
7:30 Communion Service in Chapel
4:00 +Steve & +Katherine Baker by Baker Family

20 Pentecost Sunday
8:00 +Marge & +Bill Markham by Lorraine Neumann
9:30 +Victor Anaya by Family
11:00 People of Holy Family

Denver Catholic Schools

Our Promise
We have confidence that our students will experience more complete development and unsurpassed academic and personal success. The reasons to believe Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Denver can deliver the promise are:

• Catholic Faith Formation
• Nurturing Community
• Reinforced Family Environment
• Rigorous Academic Curriculum

Catholic Grade Schools in the surrounding area:

• Esquela de Guadalupe  - 3401 Pecos St
• Guardian Angels  - 1843 W. 52nd Ave
• St. Catherine of Siena - 4200 Federal Blvd.
• Shrine of St. Anne  - 7320 Grant Pl
• St. Bernadette - 1100 Upham St.
• Sts. Peter & Paul - 3920 Pierce St
• Holy Trinity 3050 W 76th Ave
• Our Lady of Fatima - 10530 W. 20th Ave
• Frassati Catholic Academy - 3951 Cottonwood Lakes

Catholic teachings, faith and traditions are integral to a curriculum that reinforces what is taught at home, including virtues of discipline, respect and responsibility.

News and Events

Gently used shoes will benefit Soles4Souls micro-enterprise program that creates sustainable jobs in developing nations.


IRA Charitable Rollover is now a Permanent Law
Each IRA owner over age 70½ may make a transfer of up to $100,000 per year to a qualified charity. IRA charitable rollovers are tax-free and not included in adjusted gross income. An IRA charitable rollover may fulfill part or all of your required minimum distribution (RMD).To learn how you and the Church can benefit, contact Jean Finegan at The Catholic Foundation at 303.867.0613.


 

 

Every morning we arise afresh in Christ our light. Ancient Christian writers warn against “morning demons”: yesterday’s worries and grievances returning to poison the new day.


Is God calling you to a Mission Trip to Peru?
On June 7 - 17, the Biblical School is hosting a mission trip to Lima, Peru to engage in work projects, catechesis and other activities with local families. The trip includes visiting landmarks in Lima, the tombs of St. Martin and St. Rose; also Machu Picchu. For information visit www.creatio.org/CBS-lima.


The Gabriel House is in need of all sizes of Diapers especially #5 & 6, and baby toiletries.


Volunteer in the New Year!
Catholic Charities has over 30 different ministries - there are plenty of opportunities to help serve those in need in our community! There are needs in childcare, teaching classes at the homeless shelters, serving meals, providing diapers to mothers,  assistance to seniors, and much more. Volunteer as a group, family, or as an individual! Visit ccdenver.org and click "Get Involved".(Note: have another way you'd like to volunteer that's not listed? We welcome your ideas! Contact Mark Hahn: mhahn@ccdenver.org, 720-799-9297). 


 

 

REMEMBER TO PLACE YOUR PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR THE SICK IN THE BOOK OF THE SICK ON THE LEFT IN THE VESTIBULE.


 

 

 

Help for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Kinship Caregiver Program

This program, sponsored by Catholic Charities, supports caregivers who are raising relatives’ children. There are monthly support groups, fun family events, and additional free services. The support group in Spanish meets every third Thursday from 5:30 - 7:30 in the Swansea Rec. Center. The closest group in English meets the 2nd Tuesday from 10 am - 12 noon at 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Arvada. Call Carrie at 7.799.9254 for more details. Brochures available in the vestibule.


 

 

BOUNDLESS COMPASSION, Creating a Way of Life, by Joyce Rupp.

This is a six-week process for developing and deepening compassion in order to grow in the kind of love that motivated Jesus’ life and mission. Participants should begin the process on Monday, May 14th in preparation for the first meeting on Sunday, May 20th at 10:40 am in the Hospitality Room. Books are available at Amazon and may be ordered through Gerkens Religious Supplies. Cost: $18.95. Contact Sheila @ 720.539.0081 for more information.


If you are visiting Holy Family this weekend we hope your experience is filled with warmth and that you feel welcomed. Holy Family is a community with a rich history of family, connectedness, reaching out, education, and more. There are registration forms at the entrance of the church; we invite you to share your gifts with us.


BOUNDLESS COMPASSION, Creating a Way of Life, by Joyce Rupp. This is a six-week process for developing and deepening compassion in order to grow in the kind of love that motivated Jesus’ life and mission. Participants should begin the process on Monday, May 14th in preparation for the first meeting on Sunday, May 20th at 10:40 am in the Hospitality Room. Books are available at Amazon or may be ordered through Gerkens Religious Supplies. Cost: $18.95. Contact Sheila at 720.539.0081 for more information.


 

Information for Seniors/Caregivers

AGING TOGETHER: A Resource for Older Adults and Caregivers
You’re invited Fri., April 27 9 am - 12 noon
Lutheran Medical Center, 2nd Floor Balcony
8300 W. 38th Ave, Wheat Ridge
A morning of free health screenings, health & safety assessments, community resource booths & educational talks, hosted by Mark Koebrich of 9 News Senior source.


 Jefferson County Senior Law Day
Saturday, June 2 8 am - 1 pm
100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden
24 break-out sessions: Investment fraud,
Estate Planning, Power of Attorney, Probate,
Medicare/Medicaid, ID Theft Prevention
Flyers are available in the Vestibule for each of these events. Free event- but you must register.


Last Weekend for the Diaper Drive!

Buy a Mothers’ Day Card, $5, which will benefit a child in need. The funds will be used to buy 30 diapers and wipes. Mothers’ Day cards will be for sale after Masses.


H.F. BAZAAR DATES - AUGUST 3, 4, 5
Begin to plan on how you can help. Call the Parish to Volunteer, or if you have a larger item for the Raffle let us know!


Holy Family Book Group
The Book ~ BOUNDLESS COMPASSION,
Creating a Way of Life, by Joyce Rupp.
This is a six-week process to grow in the kind of love that motivated Jesus’ life. Begin on Mon., May 14th to prepare for the first meeting on Sun., May 20th at 10:40 am in the Hospitality Room. Order the book at Amazon or Gerkens Religious Supplies. Cost: $18.95. Call Sheila at 720.539.0081 for more information.


Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal
Today is Follow-Up Weekend for the 2018 ACA. If you have not donated, please complete a pledge card in the pew. A successful Appeal is critical to the continuation and growth of our archdiocesan ministries. Your gift, regardless of the amount, will offer hope to someone experiencing hopelessness.


The Catholic Foundation of Northern Colorado is here to help you understand the advantages of creating a Will – and how you can give it a way to do greater good through a bequest to the Foundation for the benefit of Holy Family Parish Fund.


“Home Missions” is the name for dioceses and parishes in the United States, including its territories and former territories, which cannot provide basic pastoral services to Catholics without outside help. Basic pastoral services include Mass and sacraments, religious education, and ministry training for priests, deacons, religious sisters and lay people


Surprisingly, the Catholic Church is poorly established in many parts of our country, especially Appalachia, the South, the Southwest along the Mexican border, the Rocky Mountain States, Alaska, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and remote island chains like the Marshalls and the Carolines in the Pacific. Generally speaking, the home missions are everywhere that Catholics are few and the Church is fragile


Come to see and enjoy a fun, original play!

“A Lot For Sale”

Thursday, May 10th, 1 pm $2 charge
Highlands Senior Center
29th & Osceola St.

Members of the Cast who are HF Parishioners:
Audrey Montoya, Virginia Auge,
Chere & Mike McLinden, Mary Lou Carrico


First Communion/ Confirmation Students
You are invited to participate in Holy Family’s May Crowning on Sunday, May 13th. We will have two May Crownings, one at the beginning of the 9:30 Mass, and one at the beginning of the 11:00 Mass. You will carry flowers in procession to honor Mary, the Mother of God. It is a beautiful way to honor Mary, Our Mother, on the special day we honor our own mothers. Please call the Parish Office and leave your name so we will have enough flowers for all.


Attention First Communion/ Confirmation Students
We would like to invite you to participate in Holy Family’s traditional May Crowning on Sunday, May 13th. We will have two May Crownings, one at the beginning of the 9:30 Mass, and one at the beginning of the 11:00 Mass. You will carry flowers in procession to honor Mary, the Mother of God. It is a beautiful way to honor Mary, Our Mother, on the special day we honor our own mothers. Please call the Parish Office and leave your name so we will have enough flowers for all.

Be a Part of Something Special

Holy Family Parish has opened a Fund at the Catholic Foundation for the sole benefit of our Parish.

The Foundation will generously contribute up to $10,000 in matching funds toward any monies donated to this new fund by you, our parishioners. All checks must be made payable to the Catholic Foundation with our parish name in the memo section to be considered for the matching funds. You may also help to grow this fund through the years by designating gifts from wills, estate planning and special contributions.

Please contact Deacon Steve Stemper or Jean Finegan at 303.468.9885 to find out how you can take advantage of this opportunity.
If you have chosen to share the blessings you’ve received from God through a planned gift or bequest to The Catholic Foundation for the benefit of Holy Family Parish Fund,join a group of supporters who share your love for the Church called the Holy Family Legacy Society.

Contact Jean Finegan at The Catholic Foundation at 303.867.0613 to learn more and begin your free membership that includes the benefit of an upcoming Mass and Appreciation event with Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila in August.

At Holy Family

Services

Holy Family Offers Many Services to the Community and Parishioners.

Faith Formation

Faith Formation Offerings for 2016-2017 for Adults and Children.

Mass Intentions

This week’s schedule of Mass intentions and special Masses.

News and Events

Find out what is happening in the Holy Family community.

The Story and You

Local writer and scripture teacher Kathy McGovern’s weekly column connecting the lectionary readings to all aspects of our lives.

Weekly Bulletin

Stay up to date with the latest bulletin in printable format. Also if you missed a week previous bulletins are available.