From the Pastor
Divine Mercy Sunday - Second Sunday in Easter 2017
It is necessary, but it doesn’t fit. Today is the Second Sunday of Easter and is also known as Divine Mercy Sunday. There is no one I know of who wouldn’t agree that Divine Mercy is necessary, that we all need it. It doesn’t, however, easily fit the readings we are given to reflect on for this Sunday of Easter.
The Gospel this weekend offers us the well known story of “Doubting Thomas” as he struggles with the information that Jesus is risen and has appeared to the other disciples. Thomas, is quite clear in his doubtedness: he needs to see for himself, he needs to have some physical evidence of this strange thing he’s hearing: that Jesus who was crucified, buried for 3 days, is now alive. I have often thought that Thomas is not being a jerk about this; he is simply like most of us, on occasion, skeptical. We want (and sometimes demand) proof.
I have a suspicion that you and I meet a whole lot of people who are “doubting Thomases.” Though we live in a society that is largely Christian in name, we also live in a society that is off kilter and sometimes horribly broken because of so many mistakes that we humans can make. Many of our mistakes are unintentional. Many of our mistakes are oversights or errors in judgment. But they are mistakes nonetheless and when our actions don’t “prove” that we are believers then others might have a hard time believing that WE believe that Jesus is risen.
So…Divine Mercy? Clearly I think the human community NEEDS Divine Mercy. It yearns for it terribly because we know very well our mistakes and misdeeds. It might not be the message of the Gospel for today but it is the message that God is sending us: Divine Mercy is available for all of us. Perhaps when we ask for it, when we are open enough to receive it ourselves and if we aren’t stingy with it and share it, it might be that our sharing of Divine Mercy might be the proof someone else needs that Jesus is risen.
7:30 am Chapel
4:00 pm Church
8:00am, 9:30 am, 11:00 am (Spanish)
7:30 am Chapel
3:00 - 3:50 pm Church
Offertory April 15 & 16, 2017
At Holy Family
Looking Ahead - April/May
Galatians Class 10 am PH
Blood Drive See poster in Vestibule
Sacks Out for delivery to VOA on May 14
HF BAZAAR AUGUST 4, 5, 6, 2017
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:
David Lee Weigand
Second Sunday of Easter - Divine Mercy Sunday
They devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to the communal life, to the breaking of bread and to the prayers. Awe came upon everyone, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their property and possessions and divide them among all according to each one’s need. Every day they devoted themselves to meeting together in the temple area and to breaking bread in their homes. They ate their meals with exultation and sincerity of heart, praising God and enjoying favor with all the people. And every day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.
Acts of the Apostles 2: 42 - 47
This Week's Mass Intentions
22 Saturday within the Octave of Easter
4:00 Ilene Basquez, Special Intention, by George
23 Second Sunday of Easter
8:00 +Michael & Mary DeBell by Somma Family
9:30 +Rocco Iacobucci by mother Maria
11:00 People of Holy Family
24 Monday Easter Weekday
7:30 +Bernie Langfield by Ben & Patricia Hogan
25 Tuesday, St. Mark, Evangelist
7:30 +Francis Keelan by John & Sr. Catherine Erger
26 Wednesday Easter Weekday
7:30 +Julie Volleberg by Loving Family
27 Thursday Easter Weekday
7:30 +Thelma by Ben Sandoval
28 Friday Easter Weekday
7:30 Happy Birthday Mary Lou by dear Friend
29 Saturday, St. Catherina of Siena, Virgin & Doctor
7:30 Communion Service in Chapel
4:00 +Rosie Pughes by Joe Pughes Family
30 Third Sunday of Easter
8:00 +Barry Dobb by Breakfast Club
9:30 +Jess Morales by Dave & Rose Montoya
11:00 People of Holy Family
Latest News - 4/23/2017
Catholic Home Missions Appeal - April 30
In 2016 The Subcommittee on Catholic Home Missions allocated over $9million to 84 dioceses for programs of evangelization, Hispanic Ministry, seminary education, lay ministry formation and other essential pastoral ministries. It is through this Appeal that we can make a difference here at home so that people may encounter the loving and merciful Christ.
Update on the Gabriel House~
This ministry to expectant mothers and mothers and children will officially opening in May. We will provide more definite information as time goes by. As of now you may be a supporter by providing baby wipes (the flat ones) and diapers.
Mother’s Day Concert
All members of the Parish are invited to attend a Mother’s Day Concert on Saturday, May 6th at 4 pm on the Auraria Campus, King Concert Hall. Our own Genesis Ruiz is part of the Mariachi Ensemble “Los Correcaminos” who will be honoring mothers at the concert.
Genesis and her sister Camilla have entertained us many times at the Altar & Rosary dinner with music and song, as well as being active in the Bazaar. If you would like to support this amazing group you may obtain tickets at the box office 303.556.2296. There are flyers available in the vestibule.
A REMINDER: Arrupe Jesuit High School BLOOD DRIVE
This Friday, April 28
8 - 9:40 am & 11 am - 1:30 pm
Holy Family Parish Hall
From a blood recipient: “Blood donors are heroes who gave me a second chance at life.” Victoria (1 unit)
For more information or to schedule an appointment contact Ed Clements at email@example.com
Holy Family parishioners will be given priority and moved ahead in line.
Bienvenidos Food Bank
For 40 years Bienvenidos has been helping Northwest Denver families. We need your help.
Financial donations provide the largest impact. For every $1 you give, we are able to provide $9 of food. How you can help:
Make a financial contribution on-line www.bienvenidosfoodbank.org Make a food donation - a collection basket is in the rear of the church. The Food Bank is open to distribute food on Thursdays from 11 am - noon & from 4 pm - 5:30. The Food Bank is closed every third Thursday. Address: 3810 Pecos Phone 3.433.6328
Sunday, April 30, 2017
For high school men open to
Discerning a call to the Priesthood
St. John Vianney Seminary
Register on-line at www.DenverSeminarians.org