From the Pastor
The celebration of the Baptism of the Lord brings an end to the season of Christmas. I’m sure we will all miss the decorations that have made our church beautiful these last several weeks (a huge thank you to all who helped with the decorations: the Altar and Rosary Society, the sacristans, our local “Joseph, the carpenter,” Dave Havermann, who put up the manger scene, Deacon Richard and all those little elves whose names I don’t know, but who made the worship space a space of beauty.) The Baptism of the Lord also brings with it a new beginning of both a calendar year, and a year of grace as we renew our own baptism and promise to live out the command to follow Jesus as best we can.
In today’s Gospel, we hear God saying of Jesus, “This is my beloved Son on whom my favor rests.” It is a delight for us to experience the favor of another, whether it’s a parent, a teacher, a coach, a neighbor or another family member. We also hear in the second reading today that “God shows no partiality.” Could it possibly be that God really does not have a favorite? Well, that’s what Luke says in his Acts of the Apostles.
I offer what Sister Barbara Reid, O.P. suggests about these readings and God’s favor:
'That God is partial to each of us is something startling. This divine favor causes wonder and also carries with it a mission. In the first reading, Isaiah elaborates the mission entrusted to a chosen servant: to bring forth justice. In biblical (language), justice does not mean that everyone gets what he or she deserves Rather, it signifies that those who know themselves to be favored by God undeservedly have been empowered by the Spirit to be light, to speak truth, and to be compassionate to those who feel like ‘a bruised reed,’ fanning into flame the spark of God’s love wherever a smoldering wick is found.”
Sunday Reflections for Year C
Barbara E. Reid
Personal note: Unfortunately, my time has gotten away from me and I am not quite finished with my individual thank you notes for the many wonderfully generous and thoughtful gifts many of you gave me at Christmas. I will get them done as quickly as I can. However, a mishap occurred. In transporting many “goodies”—cookies, candy and all the gift my sweet tooth loves, and my waist does not, many of the giver name tags got separated from the actual gift. I hope that I don’t miss a thank you, but just in case, to all of you bakers, and goody makers THANK YOU FOR YOUR GIFTS!!!
BAPTISM OF THE LORD - JANUARY 20th, 2019
There was a wedding at Cana in Galilee,
and the mother of Jesus was there.
Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding.
When the wine ran short,
the mother of Jesus said to him,
"They have no wine."
And Jesus said to her,
"Woman, how does your concern affect me?
My hour has not yet come."
His mother said to the servers,
"Do whatever he tells you."
Now there were six stone water jars there for Jewish ceremonial washings,
each holding twenty to thirty gallons.
Jesus told the them,
"Fill the jars with water."
So they filled them to the brim.
Then he told them,
"Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter."
So they took it.
And when the headwaiter tasted the water that had become wine,
without knowing where it came from
— although the servers who had drawn the water knew —,
the headwaiter called the bridegroom and said to him,
"Everyone serves good wine first,
and then when people have drunk freely, an inferior one;
but you have kept the good wine until now."
Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs at Cana in Galilee
and so revealed his glory,
and his disciples began to believe in him.
7:30 am Chapel
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
Sunday 7:30 am Chapel
7:30 am Chapel
3:00 - 3:50 pm Church
Altar & Rosary 2 pm Hosp R
Gabriel House 9:30 - noon RMR
Adoration 3 - 5 pm Chapel
Gabriel House 9:30 - noon RMR
Adoration 3 -5 pm Chapel
There will be no Coffee & Donuts on February 3 because of the Pancake breakfast on February 10th.
O Lord we Pray
We offer our prayers for the homebound, sick, caregivers, those in the book of the sick, and ~
Pray for the Holy Souls in Purgatory & our Deceased loved ones.
Pray also for our men & women in uniform:
Cap. Alissa Vigil
David Lee Weigand
Remember to use the blue “Building Fund” envelope for your donation for the boiler.
IT’S FINALLY HERE !! - Online Giving
Our new Electronic Giving, which is off to a great start, offers a convenient, consistent way to help our church year-round. Consider scheduling a recurring electronic contribution today. It’s easy! Click Here to set up your online contribution today! The on-line giving website is now available in Spanish…just click on Donate, then on Espanol.For help or questions, please call the parish office at 303-455-1664.
For help or questions, please call the parish office at 303-455-1664.
Did you know? During the month of October, our first full month of On-Line Giving, that 56 people contributed over $13,500!! From my point of view, that’s a great start!! Don’t hesitate to jump on the bandwagon. Just go to holyfamilydenver.com, click on the “Donate” icon, and follow the instructions. It really is easy.
This Week's Mass Intentions
January 19 – 27, 2019
19 Saturday, Weekday, BVM
4:00 +Ilene Basquez by Henry & Cathy Lucas
20 Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 +Teresa Havermann by Helen & Tim Barbie
9:30 +Josephine & Rocco Pannetta by Maria Iacobucci
11:00 People of Holy Family
21 Monday, St. Agnes, Virgin & Martyr
7:30 +Patricia Haberer by Family
22 Tuesday, Day of Prayer for Unborn
7:30 +Olivia Hector by Chuck & Madeline Durbin
23 Wednesday, St. Vincent, Deacon & Martyr
7:30 +Matt Seaman by Mike & Shirley Brisnehan
24 Thursday, St. Francis de Sales, Bishop, Doctor
7:30 +Margaret Diederich by Peggy Stewart
25 Friday, The Conversion of St. Paul, Apostle
7:30 +Ed Rokovitz by Chuck & Madeline Durbin
26 Saturday, Sts. Timothy & Titus, Bishops
7:30 Communion Service in Chapel
4:00 To honor Saint Timothy by Pino Family
27 Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 +Dave & +Suzy Trujillo by Family
9:30 +Georgiana Sanelli by Family
11:00 People of Holy Family
At Holy Family
BAZAAR 2018 RAFFLE WINNERS
GRAND PRIZE RAFFLE
First Prize $10,000 # 002
Second Prize $ 2,500 # 111
Third Prize $ 1,000 # 119
(All 400 Tickets were sold)
Secondary Raffle Winners
55 inch TV - Martin Vigil
32 inch TV - Robert Castillo
$ 60 P.F. Chang Gift Card - Karen Davis
$ 60 Red Lobster Gift Card - David Durbin
$ 200 Target Gift Card - Peggy Stewart
$ 60 Target Gift Card - Nicholas Mares
$ 60 Target Gift Card - Philbert Baca
Swiss Army Knife/Watch - Mary Ellen Iten
Echo Dot - Nicholas Havermann
4 Movie Tickets - Nancye Nelson
Enstroms Candy Basket - Rita Werth
Bose Wireless Headphones - Loretta Kjederquist
Handmade Quilt - Joe Macata
Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to those who purchased Tickets !!
Bazaar Product For Sale -
#15 sausage $60
#3 Coppacole ham about $12
Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time November 17/18, 2018
“In those days after the tribulation the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from the sky, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the ‘Son of Man coming in the clouds’ with great power and glory, and then he will send out the angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the end of the earth to the end of the sky.”
Mark 13: 24-32
Charity is the measure by which our Lord judges all things.
Twenty– Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time - September 22/23, 2018
Saint James the Apostle
“Where jealousy and selfish ambition exist” there is the temptation too “beset the just one” with “revilement and torture.” This is what Jesus reveals to his disciples: he is to be “handed over to men and they will kill him.” The disciples’ swaggering response is to squabble among themselves about “who was the greatest.” “Where do the conflicts among you come from?” From “your passions that make war within,” spurring us to “kill and envy.” Yet, for all our coveting, we do not possess. So Jesus puts his arms around a child. In order to receive this little one we must be pure, peaceable, gentle, full of mercy - so much better than fighting and waging war. We “have proof of his gentleness” in the desire to be gentle that Jesus generates in us.
FEAST OF ALL SAINTS - Thursday Nov. 1st
Religious Education/Faith Formation
Adult, Bible Study, RCIA (for those interested in becoming Catholic), and Children’s Classes registration material is in the vestibule.
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.
St. John of Capistrano - Feast Day October 23rd
Born Dec. 23, 1807 in Spain - Died Oct. 24, 1870, France
The “spiritual father of Cuba” was a missionary, religious founder, social reformer, queen’s chaplain, writer and publisher, archbishop, and refugee. He was a Spaniard whose work took him to the Canary Islands, Cuba, Madrid, Paris, and to the First Vatican Council
Denver Catholic Schools
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.
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.