Wednesday November 1st is Holy Day of Obligation!

Mass Schedule

Tuesday October 31
6:30 p.m.

Wednesday November 1
7:30 a.m and 6:30 p.m. all in English.

Arrupe Jesuit will have an all school Mass on Wednesday @ 2:30—there is limited seating but you are welcome to come.

From The Pastor - October, 29 2017

Dear Friends:

Several FYIs to pass on this weekend:

From the Finance Council
Bazaar – 2017
The final accounting for this year’s bazaar is in. We had a remarkable success in selling all of the Cash Raffle tickets again this year! The reports from the Bazaar Committee and the staff were positive about the increased space for the bazaar because of the reconfigured parking lot and the placement of the booths. There were also positive comments about more tables and chairs in the center of the larger portion of the parking lot. While we were able to cut costs on many of the expenses we still had some rain on one of the nights. Our revenue for this year’s bazaar was $59,676.00! Another great bazaar and again many thanks to all who worked before and during and after the bazaar!

Reminder of Holy Day
The Church observes the Feast of All Saints this week on November 1 (Wednesday). This observation is done with attending Mass to celebrate the feast. It is a Holy Day of Obligation so our Masses will be on Tuesday (October 31) at 6:30 p.m. On Wednesday at 7:30 a.m and 6:30 p.m. all in English. (Arrupe Jesuit will have an all school Mass at 2:30—there is limited seating but you are welcome to come.)

Remembering the Faithful Departed
The Feast of All Souls is annually observed on or near November 2. On Thursday November 2 we will have our regular 7:30 a.m. Mass. November 5 at 9:30 a.m. will be a Mass that will include remembering those who have died during 2015 and 2016. Members of the families of the departed have been specially invited to attend this Mass in honor of their loved one.

Personal note: I was invited to celebrate a wedding in San Diego on Friday October 27 so I will be returning to Denver on Saturday October 28. Fr. Bob Fisher will be here for confessions and Mass on October 28. The following Saturday I will be celebrating a wedding in Ft. Collins and Fr. Tim McMahon, S.J., will be hearing confessions and celebrating the 4:00 p.m. Mass on November 4.

Peace – Fr. Marty

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 Support

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

Offertory: Oct. 21 & 22, 2017 $ 7,595.05

Offertory: Oct. 14 & 15, 2017 $ 5,095.51

Offertory: Oct. 14 & 15, 2017 $ 5,401.69

Offertory: Sept. 30 & Oct. 1, 2017 $ 10,813.40

Offertory: Sept. 23 & 24, 2017 $ 9,823.66

Offertory: Sept. 16 & 17, 2017 $ 5,690.00

Offertory:   Sept.  9 & 10, 2017    $ 4,846.89

Offertory: Sept. 2 & 3, 2017 $ 8243.18

Offertory: August 26 & 27, 2017 $ 5,375.62

Offertory: August 19 & 20, 2017 $ 5,125.25

Offertory:  August 5 & 6, 2017  $ 8,267.00

Offertory: July 22 & 23, 2017 $ 5,299.94

Offertory: July 15 & 16, 2017 $ 7,893.44

Offertory: July 1 & 2, 2017 $ 10,739.65


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

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time October 28 & 9, 2017

When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, and one of them, a scholar of the law tested him by asking, "Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?" He said to him, "You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments." MT 22:34-40

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

This Week's Mass Intentions

Mass Intentions Available for 2017
The 2018 Mass book will be available starting October 17, 2017 in the Parish Office. The suggested Mass offering is $10.

Mass Intentions: Nov. 4 – Nov. 12, 2017

4 Saturday, St. Charles Borromeo, Bishop
7:30 Communion Service in Chapel
4:00 +Mike Fassel by Mary & Ray Herman

5 Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time,
8:00 +Duane Garcia by Teles & Agnes
9:30 +Martin & Genevieve Potter by Mark & Diane
11:00 People of Holy Family

6 Monday, Weekday
7:30 +Adolph Gomez by Carol Espinoza

7 Tuesday, Weekday
7:30 +Victims of Las Vegas Shooting by Baca/ Barrios Families

8 Wednesday, Weekday
7:30 +Dan Zika by Matt Seaman

9 Thursday, Dedication of Lateran Basilica
7:30 +William & +Alice Penberthy by Family

10 Friday, St. Leo the Great, Pope/Doctor of Church
7:30 +Roger Hogoboom, Jr. by Hogoboom Family

11 Saturday, St. Martin of Tours, Bishop
7:30 Communion Service in Chapel
4:00 +Doug Stewart by Peggy Stewart

12 Thirty– Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 +Barry Dobb by Breakfast Club
9:30 Bob & Ann Blessen by Carolyn & Regina
11:00 People of Holy Family

Looking Ahead


29 Sun
HF Book Club 10:40 am Hosp R
Return Sack Lunches TODAY after 9:30 am Mass

31 Tue
Gabriel House 9:30 am - 12 noon Hosp R


1 Wed
Acts of Apostles 10 am - noon PH

2 Thu
Gabriel House 9:30 am - 12 noon Hosp R

No Adoration Tue., October 31 & Thurs., November 2

Pray For

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

George Lutito
Susie Montoya
Jim Belanger
Ilene Basquez
John Conway
Connie Muñiz
Della Ray
Yvonne Napier
Bill Beaulieu
Kathleen Krieger
Nicoli Pastore

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

Pray also for our men & women in uniform:

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

News and Events

Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers


English: Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers: Nov. 2 at 10:00 am or 7:00 p.m.

Please attend either one

Español: Lectores y Ministros de Eucharistia: Nov. 5 at noon

English and Español: Altar Servers: Oct. 29 at noon


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 ride, even once in a while, please call the Parish Office.

November 4 & 5 in Parish Center

November 11 & 12 Knights of Columbus
Selling Tootsie Rolls
Proceeds from the drive go to support children with special needs.


Wine Tasting
Friday, November 17 6 pm, Spero’s Winery, 3316 W. 64th Ave. $30 in advance holds your reservation. Call Dave at 303.551.2681 or the Parish

Altar & Rosary Fall Sale
Saturday, November 18 from 8 - 5 pm
Sunday, November 19 from 9 - 1 pm

Birthline Tree is decorated with leaves in the rear of church Take a leaf, purchase the item and return it to the basket provided. Do not wrap the returned items. We expect the tree to be in place for several weeks.

Dear Holy Family Community -

We enjoyed being with you for our Annual Pancake Breakfast on October 22. Thank You for your presence, prayers, heartfelt contributions of over $2,200. Your generosity helps us to make our pilgrimage to the US-Mexico border and live our call to act justly, love mercifully, and walk humbly.

With Sincere Thanks,
Colorado Vincentian Volunteers
RJ Toledo

Daylight Savings -

Turn clocks Back 1 hour, Sat. pm Nov. 4


Saturday, October 21, 2017
Saturday, December 16, 2017

Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Prayer: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Come “rest awhile with the Lord” and enjoy a morning of silence with periods of Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina (Praying the Scriptures) in the Center Chapel.Coffee and rolls are served.Walk-ins are welcome.Donation welcome.

Closure Policy
When Denver Public Schools are closed, Holy Family will be closed. On weekends check TV Channels 4, 7, & 9. If closed, no Masses or other activities will take place.


October is the Month of the Holy Rosary
Start saying your Rosary - for World Peace, for peace in our country and in our families. Never forget the benefits of saying the Rosary. Begin today. We have Rosary books with the new Mysteries of Light. Call the Parish Office for a copy.

Is there a gift that you have which you might share with us that is not mentioned in the above list. Are you able to send encouraging cards to the homebound? Are you able to pray for those on the sick list on a daily basis? We always need more help with the parish grounds, are you able to help? Come to the Ministry Fair & let us know how you would like to help.

Altar & Rosary Fall Sale
Saturday, November 18 from 8 - 5 pm
Sunday, November 19 from 9 - 1 pm

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.

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.