From the Pastor - Second Sunday of Advent 12/9

Dear Friends:


The Advent season has begun with a number of exciting events in the parish and excitement in store for the remainder of the month.

Congratulations to all of our RCIA journeyers—we will have 4 adults and 4 young people fully initiated into the Church at Easter. As you know we are encouraging the entire community to be praying for them during these months of preparation. My thanks to Sister Sharon and Peggy Stewart who are helping the adults, and to Deacon Richard and Sheila Vieira who are the catechists for the young people.

Sister Alicia Cuaron, a member of our parish, is very grateful for the huge success of her Vino y Chocolate event last weekend. Sister works with a shelter for women which provides emergency shelter and assistance. The Vino y Chocolate event is a fund raiser for that ministry. This year Sister invited attendees to donate articles for our Gabriel House. It was a huge success

Upcoming events include a Holiday Sing-along at Holy Family Plaza, this Sunday’s Guadalupe Fiesta, Las Posadas and, of course, plan to be with us for Christmas!

I always enjoy reading Kathy McGovern’s article The Story and You. This weekend’s on the Second Sunday of Advent is particularly fine. Give it a read!

Confessions during Advent will be on Saturdays at 3 pm, and by appointment. Call the Parish Office at 303.455.1664.

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE The fiesta celebration will take place following the 11:00 a.m. Spanish Mass on Sunday December 9.

Have a great week.

Fr. Marty


Advent Penance Services

Dec. 11
Spirit of Christ 6:30 pm

Dec. 13

St. Joan of Arc 6:30 pm
St. Anne’s 7 pm

Dec. 18
Guardian Angels 6 pm
Holy Trinity 7 pm


Second Sunday of Advent

As it is written in the book of the words of the prophet Isaiah:

A voice of one crying out in the desert:

“Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths. Every valley shall be filled and every mountain and hill shall be made low. The winding roads shall be made straight, and the rough ways made smooth, and all flesh shall see the salvation of the God.

Luke 3: 5,6

Get Involved with the Holy Family Community!

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

December EVENTS

9 Sun
HF Book Club 10:40 am Hosp R

11 Tue
Adoration 3 - 5 pm Chapel

12 Wed
Trip to Blackhawk Call John 303.319.9383

13 Thur
Adoration 3 - 5 pm Chapel

12 Wed
Trip to Blackhawk Call John 303.319.9383

Keep up to date on the latest Holy Family news and Happenings

Pray For

O Lord we Pray:

Place your Prayer Intentions for the sick in the “Book of the Sick” on the left as you enter church.

Place your Prayer Intentions for the sick in the “Book of the Sick” on the left as you enter church.

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

Lynn Wray
Trellis Chandler
Linda Bergin

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

+Robert Williams
+Mary Kennedy
+Matthew Seaman

 Pray also for our men & women in uniform:

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

Parish Support

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

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

December 1/2
OFFERTORY 6,518.35
On-line Giving 2,017.17
Total 8,535.52


The United States Council of Catholic Bishops has requested that we take a collection to aid world-wide disasters.  We will be taking that collection next weekend, which will to be distributed  to any area experiencing the effects of disasters, such as hurricanes, earthquakes, and floods.


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.

Click here to set up your online contribution today!

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, click on the “Donate” icon, and follow the instructions. It really is easy.


This Week's Mass Intentions

December 8 – Dec. 9, 2018

8 Saturday, Immaculate Conception
4:00 +Elmer Mastriona by wife Katie

9 Second Sunday of Advent
8:00 +Ted Zarlengo by Rick & Val Somma
9:30 Father Marty Birthday by Holy Family Staff
11:00 People of Holy Family

10 Monday, Advent Weekday
7:30 +Frank Amato by Ann Donahue

11 Tuesday, Advent Weekday
7:30 +Judy Willey by John & Gerri Faes

12 Wednesday, Our Lady of Guadalupe
7:30 +Ilene Basquez by Bonnie Ruppert

13 Thursday, St. Lucy, Virgin & Martyr
7:30 To honor St. Lucy by Pino Family

14 Friday, St. John of the Cross, Priest & Doctor
7:30 +John Conway by Family

15 Saturday, Advent Weekday
7:30 Communion Service in Chapel
4:00 +Margaret Diederich by Peggy Stewart

16 Third Sunday of Advent
8:00 +Ray Heronema by Ellen Thomas
9:30 +Rocco Iacobucci by mother Maria
11:00 People of Holy Family

At Holy Family


Holy Family Offers Many Services to the Community and Parishioners.

Faith Formation

Faith Formation Offerings  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.



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

Anticipated Mass
Wednesday, Oct. 31 6:30 pm

Feast Day
Thursday, Nov. 1
7:30 am, 6:30 pm
2:35 pm with Arrupe Students - all Masses/church

Feast of All Souls
Nov. 2, 7:30 am Mass (Chapel)

“I shall see Him myself, face to face; and my own eyes shall behold my Savior.”

Religious Education/Faith Formation

Adult, Bible Study, RCIA (for those interested in becoming Catholic), and Children’s Classes registration material is in the vestibule.

Click Here to Register for RCIA

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

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.

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.