Easter Week 2018 at Holy Family

March 23
Arrupe Students Living Stations of the Cross 2:30 Church

March 24 Sat.
Confessions 2 - 3:30 pm

March 25
Palm/Passion Sunday

March 26-28
7:30 am Mass (Chapel)
No Confessions this week.

March 29
Holy Thursday 7:00 pm
Mass of the Lord’s Supper Adoration in Chapel till 9 pm

March 30
Good Friday 3:00 pm
Liturgy of the Lord’s
Passion & Death Veneration of the Cross
Holy Communion

March 31
Holy Saturday 7:30 pm
Easter Vigil Mass

April 1
Easter Sunday/Resurrection Mass at 8, 9:30 am, 11 am Spanish

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.

Lent 2018

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

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.


In the words of Pope Francis ~ 

  • Fast from hurting words and say kind words.
  • Fast from sadness & be filled with gratitude.
  • Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope.
  • Fast from worries and have trust in God.
  • Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity.
  • Fast from pressures and be prayerful.
  • Fast from bitterness & fill your heart with joy.
  • Fast from selfishness & be compassionate to others.
  • Fast from grudges and be reconciled.
  • Fast from words & be silent so you can listen. 


5:30 pm
Soup Supper in the Parish Hall Sign-up Sheet in the Vestibule
7:00 pm Stations of the Cross in Church

Daily Mass
7:30 am in the Chapel

Tuesdays & Thursdays 
3 - 5 pm Adoration  - In the Chapel

Penance Services:
March 6 St. Joan of Arc Church 7 pm
March 8 Shrine of St. Ann 7 pm
March 12 Spirit of Christ 6:45 pm

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.

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 Wed
10 am Acts Bible Class PH

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

16 Fri
5:30 Soup Supper PH
7:00 pm Stations of the Cross Church

16/17 Sat/Sun
Altar & Rosary Sale PH

21 Wed.
Casino Trip Call John 3.319.9383

Third Sunday of Lent March 10 & 11, 2018

THE FOURTH  WEEK OF LENT FORSAKEN From the Cross Marked card, the word for the Fourth Week of Lent forsaken from Psalm 22:1 “My God, my God, why have your forsaken me?” Use the Litany throughout the Fourth Week of Lent in your prayer time this week. One of the responses is: Forgive us Lord, and lead us in paths of righteousness. Help us to bring comfort and hope to those in need.



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.

Donations placed in the Blue Envelope will help  pay for the boiler.  Thank for your support.

Offertory: May 3 & 4, 2018   10,049.88 

Offertory:   February 24 & 25, 2018   12,233.42 

Offertory: February 17 & 18, 2018 $ 5,867.20

Offertory: Ash Wednesday $ 1,853.07

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 ~

Walt Helane
Clotile Williard
Dave Barnes
Jim Kloverstrom
Gil Gonzales
Rob Durant

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

+ The souls in purgatory
+Graceann Stewart
+ Charles Frary

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: March 10 – 18, 2018

10 Saturday, Lenten Weekday
4:00 +David Brown by Ann & Pam

11 Fourth Sunday of Lent
8:00 Tom & Gizem Doane by Pete & Patty
9:30 Linda Kusek by Christy Patrick
11:00 People of Holy Family

12 Monday, Lenten Weekday
7:30 +Charlie Werkmeister by Friends

13 Tuesday, Lenten Weekday
7:30 Antonio, Ninetta, Sal, Bambina Lombardi/Family

14 Wednesday, Lenten Weekday
7:30 +Dorothy Herron by Anni & Charlie

15 Thursday, Lenten Weekday
7:30 Souls in Purgatory by Paul Nguyen

16 Friday, Day of Abstenence, (No meat)
7:30 +Bob Durbin by Chuck & Madeline Durbin

17 Saturday, Lenten Weekday
7:30 Communion Service in Chapel
4:00 +Doyle Family by Peggy Stewart

18 Fifth Sunday of Lent
8:00 +George & +Marguerite Somma by Family
9:30 +Victor Anaya by Family
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:

  •  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 to Family 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.

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.

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.

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). 

Lenten Cards are being given out during the Lenten season. 


A Marriage Prep Workshop
Theology of the Body: Tough Issues of Sexuality
Thursday, March 15 from 9 am - 2 pm
Bonfils Hall, John Paul II Center, 1300 S. Steele St.
Free Event - Lunch Provided
Internationally known Speaker, Author, Columnist
Mary Beth Bonacci
RSVP TO 303.715.3252 or Jennifer.Sharn@archden.org


A student in the HF First Communion - Confirmation class: The service project I chose to do was to help the less fortunate. I took it upon myself to put together bags for the homeless. These bags included a winter jacket, toiletries, and a variety of food/snacks/beverages. The thought of love in doing this, is what led me to this decision. I cannot help but feel proud that I am able to do for others. Seeing those in such hardship and imagining being in their situation made me realize how grateful I am for having a God as my Savior and for him blessing me in health and all that I have in this life. In doing this, I saw that I opened a lot of hearts. All of their smiles filled my heart with great joy. From this day forward, I not only plan, but promise to share random acts of kindness.


Sister Sharon’s Confirmation class invites you to donate toiletries which will be distributed to the homeless. Items may include: tooth brushes, tooth paste, shampoo, soap, Kleenex, lip balm, etc. These items may be placed in the basket in the vestibule. Thank you for participating in this project which helps the homeless and supports our your students.

Though this is belated we share the thanks:

To All at Holy Family: Once again you have responded to the “Giving Tree” requests for layette items. Did you know there are 706 items? Special thanks to Tina Havermann Walker for setting up the tree and for the announcements in the bulletin. Huge thanks to Dave Havermann who takes care of the donations and much more.

It is such a blessing to have people like this.

Love in Christ, Clare Wahl, Birthline

Mark Your Calendars for the
Altar & Rosary Spring Sale!
March 17 & 18, 2018 in the Parish Hall
Garage Sale Items are needed.
No Televisions, computers or clothing please.
Start your spring cleaning &
save your unneeded gems for “The Sale”!

Catholic Relief Services Collection: March 10/11
Your support for this collection serves Jesus in disguise in some of the most marginalized communities in our world. Proceeds provide services for immigrants and refugees, humanitarian aid in the wake of natural disasters, and advocacy for peace and justice around the world. Please join in this collection to support those suffering on the margins around the world.

Scholarships to Catholic Grade, Middle, High School, and Colleges are available from Holy Family. For any interested parties, please contact the Parish Office for information and an application at 303.455.1664.

Help for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Kinship Caregiver Program

This program, sponsored by Catholic Charities, supports caregivers who are raising relatives’ children. There are monthly support groups, fun family events, and additional free services. The support group in Spanish meets every third Thursday from 5:30 - 7:30 in the Swansea Rec. Center. The closest group in English meets the 2nd Tuesday from 10 am - 12 noon at 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Arvada. Call Carrie at 7.799.9254 for more details. Brochures available in the vestibule.

Coffee & Donuts Committee Meeting

Coffee & Donuts Committee hosts donuts once a month following Mass. If you are interested in volunteering, please attend an informational meeting and training session on Wednesday, April 25th at 6 pm in the Parish Hall. Current members are also encouraged to attend. We will familiarize members with the kitchen/supplies, as well as scheduling teams to serve over the coming year (each team serves 1-2 times per year). We plan to keep the meeting short. Contact Danielle Bell at 720.837. 6711.

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.