Lent 2018

Lent is a period of 40 days of repentance with Prayer, Fasting, Abstinence and Confession.

LENT begins on Ash Wednesday, February 14th this year.

The Church keeps Lent from Ash Wednesday till the evening of Holy Thursday, when the Triduum begins. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of Fast and Abstinence. Fridays during lent are days of abstinence (no meat). This year Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday, March 25th. Easter is Sunday, April 1.

Prayer over the Ashes
O God, who desires not the death of sinners, but their conversion, mercifully hear our prayers and in your kindness be pleased to bless these ashes, which we intend to receive upon our heads, that we, who acknowledge we are but ashes and shall return to dust, may, through a steadfast observance of Lent, gain pardon of our sins and newness of life after the likeness of your Risen Son Who lives and reigns. Amen

7:30 am Mass in the Church with Ashes
12 Noon Prayer Reflection & Ashes
2:30 PM  Arrupe Student Mass
6:30 pm Mass with Ashes

Fast to not go without but to gain within.

This Lent, instead of giving up carbs or technology, challenge yourself to donate the shoes you no longer need!

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

Giving back brings hope to those in need.

New and gently used shoes, athletic shoes, sandals, pumps, work boots,  will be collected throughout lent  Collection boxes will be in the south door of the Church.

Prayer for the Beginning of a New Year 2018

Let us praise the Lord of days and seasons and years, saying:
Glory to God in the highest
Our lives are made of days and nights, of seasons and years,
for we are part of a universe of suns and moons and planets.
We mark ends and we make beginnings and, in all, we
praise God for the grace and mercy that fill our days.
Remember us, O God;
from age to age be our comforter.
You have given us the wonder of time,
blessings in days and nights, seasons and years.
Bless your children at the turning of the year
and fill the months ahead with the bright hope
that is ours in the coming of Christ.
You are our God, living and reigning, forever and ever.

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


Daily Monday-Friday
7:30 am Chapel

Saturday Anticipated
4:00 pm Church

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

7:30 am Chapel


3:00 - 3:50 pm Church

Looking Ahead


11 Sun
10:40 am HF Book club Hosp R

13 Tue
9:30 - 12 noon Gabriel H. Hosp R
3 - 5 pm Adoration in Chapel

14 Ash Wednesday
7:30 am Mass w/ashes
12 noon - Prayer Service w/ashes
2:30 pm - Arrupe Mass w/ashes
6:30 pm - Mass w/ashes
10 am Acts Bible Class PH

15 Th
9:30 - noon Gabriel H Hosp R
3 - 5 pm Adoration Chapel

19 Mon
1 pm Altar & Rosary Meet Hosp R

21 Wed
Casino trip to Blackhawk $10
Call John at 3.319.9383
Leaves 44th & Lowell Blvd 9 sharp

The Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time February 3 & 4, 2018

Job asks, “Is not man’s life on earth a drudgery?”  We, too, often wonder if we will “see happiness again.”  Jesus responds, “Let us to the nearby villages.”  The presence of Jesus is the antidote for our “months of misery.”  When “the night drags on” and we are filled with restlessness, only one thing makes us want to get out of bed in the morning:  Jesus Christ.  The gracious God “rebuilds Jerusalem one broken heart at a time.  To the weak he became the weak to win over the weak.  In Christ’s preaching, “he calls each by name”.

JB 7:1-4, 6-7

  On leaving the synagogue Jesus entered the house of Simon and Andrew with James and John. Simon's mother-in-law lay sick with a fever. They immediately told him about her. He approached, grasped her hand, and helped her up. Then the fever left her and she waited on them. When it was evening, after sunset, they brought to him all who were ill or possessed by demons. The whole town was gathered at the door. He cured many who were sick with various diseases, and he drove out many demons, not permitting them to speak because they knew him. Rising very early before dawn, he left  and went off to a deserted place, where he prayed. Simon and those who were with him pursued him and on finding him said, "Everyone is looking for you." He told them, "Let us go on to the nearby villages that I may preach there also. For this purpose have I come." So he went into their synagogues, preaching and driving out demons throughout the whole of Galilee. MK 1:29-39



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.

On Ash Wednesday, February 14, the Collection for Central and Eastern Europe will be taken.

Offertory: February 3 & 4, 2018 $ 9,861.70

Offertory: January 27 & 28, 2018 $ 7,094.40

Offertory: January 20 & 21, 2018 $ 4,799.15

Offertory:  January 13 & 14, 2018  $ 7,705.05



Pray For


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

Rob Durant
Bill Tuttle
Linda Kusek
Sandee Billen
Yvonne Napier
Loretta Johnsonn

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

+ The souls in purgatory
+Graceann Stewart

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: Feb. 10 – Feb. 18, 2018

10 Saturday, St. Scholastica, Virgin
4:00 +Kathleen Krieger by Peggy Stewart

11 Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 +Henry Folks by Garcia Family
9:30 +Kathleen Krieger by Donna Manfredi
11:00 People of Holy Family

12 Monday, Weekday
7:30 +Henry, +Greg, +June Pohs by Family

13 Tuesday, Weekday
7:30 +Della Ray by Liz Riccotta

14 Wednesday, Ash Wednesday
7:30 Linda Kusek by Christy Patrick
12 noon Prayer & Ashes, 2:30 Mass w/Arrupe
6:30 pm Mass & Ashes

15 Thursday after Ash Wednesday
7:30 Souls in Purgatory by Paul Nguyen

16 Friday, Day of Abstenence, (No meat)
7:30 +Paula Manzanares by Bob Finnerty

17 Saturday, 7 Holy Founders of the Servite Order
7:30 Communion Service in Chapel
4:00 +Ray Baca, Sr./Ray, Jr. by Baca/Barrios Fam.

18 First Sunday of Lent
8:00 +Fred, Lucia, Ninetta Lombardi by Family
9:30 +Grace Brown by Ann & Pam
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.

This Lent, instead of giving up carbs or technology, challenge yourself to donate the shoes you no longer need!
Giving back not only brings hope to those in need, but it makes you feel good inside!
We will be collecting shoes throughout Lent!
New and gently used shoes, athletic shoes, sandals, pumps, work boots, all shoes are accepted!
Collection boxes will be in the south door of the Church.

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.

Are you Catholic and Expecting?
We are pleased to announce an exciting new outreach opportunity to invite pregnant Catholic couples back to the faith at an important milestone in their life. In collaboration with Rose Medical Center, the Archdiocese of Denver is offering “Catholic Baby University” for expectant couples. This six-class series will offer classes on Catholicism, childbirth, communication between spouses, and baby safety. If you know any couples who might be interested the classes will be offered in 2018:

  • January 22 - February 22 April 10 - May 3

Please visit CatholicBabyU.org or contact Mary at 303.715.3107 or mary.mcgeehan@archden.org.

There is a parishioner who lives near 104th in Thornton who wishes to attend the 4 pm Saturday evening Mass. If you are able to help with a ide, even once in a while, please call the Parish Office.


Enrich your life this year!

Love Your Marriage
Marriage Enrichment Retreat
Your marriage is a precious gift stewarded to you by God. Cultivate a loving, healthy marriage by attending a Love Your Marriage Retreat.
Participating Parishes:
Immaculate Heart of Mary—Northglenn
Risen Christ— Denver
1/2 day retreats - $40 per couple - Childcare available
Presentations by:
Sacred Heart Counseling
St. Raphael Counseling
Marriage Missionaries
Information & Registration
Upcoming available dates are on website.

New Year's Resolutions for 2018
As you move into the New Year, have you considered how you will leave a legacy for your family and our faith? We humbly ask you to consider remembering parish through a gift toFamily Parish Fund held at The Catholic Foundation. Your planned gift to our Fund will provide financial support to ensure our faith continues to grow for the generations to come.

Please contact Jean Finegan at The Catholic Foundation at 303-867-0613.

A little girl was watching her parents dress for a party. When she saw her dad donning his tuxedo, she warned, “Daddy, you shouldn’t wear that suit.” “And why not darling?” “You know that it always gives you a headache the next morning.”

You are invited to a Luncheon Sponsored by


A Ministry to Catholic Women Share a spirit of Gratitude and Praise.

Sunday, February 11, 2018
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Pinehurst Country Club, 6255 West Quincy Ave.

Speaker:  Elyse O’Kane    



Or Call Celia at 303.884.3902

 You may mail a reservation to Theresa Wolf: Cost $30

 6009 S. Garland Way, Littleton, 80123




Mark your calendar for the Shrine of St. Anne’s 82nd annual Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday, February 11th, 2018 from Noon to 6 p.m. in the Parish Center, corner of Ralston Road & Webster St. in Arvada (entrance is on Webster).The price is

 $8.00 for adults and $3.00 for children 9 & younger. Enjoy homemade spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, beverage, and dessert.Take out orders are available. Homemade items will be available for purchase at the Country Store.

Your marriage is a special gift stewarded to you by God.  Cultivate a loving, healthy marriage by attending a Love Your Marriage Retreat at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church February 10, 2018.  The Retreat is  1/2 day and designed to give couples an opportunity to invest in and strengthen their relationship.  These retreats are affordable, accessible and have childcare.

To register: archden.org/loveyourmarriage or


Collection for the Church in Latin America ~

January 27 & 28, 2018   Many people in Latin America and the Caribbean do not have access to church programs and ministries because of rural terrain and lack of ministers.  Your generosity makes it possible for them to share in the life of the Church and grow closer to Christ.


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.


In Christ Alone - My Hope is Found
Men’s Discernment Retreat For Ages 18 +
February 11, 2018 10 am - 5 pm
St. John Vianney Seminary, Denver, CO

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.

On Ash Wednesday, February 14, the Collection for Central and Eastern Europe will be taken. The country of Albania suffered greatly under communist rule. In 1996 sisters known as the Company of Mary Our Lady founded a school for K— 9th grades and a daily activity center for children. They are now serving over 700 children daily, of all faiths and ethnic groups. Your generosity help the sisters to continue teaching and provide a peaceful, safe space for these children and their families.

Readers &  Ministers of the Eucharist:  Peter Montoya has offered to take over the scheduling while Linda Kusek is ill.  The February schedules are in the front sacristy; they have all the information needed for February, including Ash Wednesday.  If you have any questions please call the Parish Office.

Perfect Study for Lent 

St. Dominic Catholic Church in Denver, will present it's series "Eat the Scroll" with the topic of "The Psalms"

Presented by Fr. Ed Ruane OP. There are six Thursday sessionsbeginning, Thur., Feb. 17.  Come to either the morning class 10:30-11:45 am or the evening class from 7:00- 8:30 pm.  Meet in the Siena Room of the Parish Center, 2901 Grove St. For more information and questions call 303-455-3613.                                                


Gabriel House will hold a training meeting for volunteers on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 9 am to 3 pm at the new Catholic Charities Office located at 6240 Smith Rd., Denver, CO 80216.Contact: Norma Powers Outreach Coordinator, 720-799-9308 with questions. 

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).




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


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.