From the Pastor - Second Sunday in Lent - March 17th
I recently attended the reception for a couple celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The fact that was most startling to me was that the celebrating couple and I are the same age! Am I really old enough to be married 50 years!? Impossible! Then I did the math—I AM old enough to be married 50 years! Good grief.
The celebration appeared simple enough—nice space to celebrate, everyone dressed appropriately, just the right number of people, a good mix of people, great food and drink. Of course, for me, the highlight was when they renewed their vows. They were standing by a large reprint of their original wedding picture. It was kind of like the “before and after” combinations that you often see. They exchanged their vows and it was obvious that their love after 50 years was just as deeply felt as the day they first said them. When I complimented the couple on putting together such a nice event, they both gave credit to their kids and then the woman said, “It was more work than I thought it would be. There was a lot of preparation.”
Last weekend the bulletin contained an insert titled Lent: Keep It Simple. We chose this insert because we hoped that the contents would help each of us use this Lent as a time of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving with simplicity. In the introductory paragraphs, the brochure tells us:
While Lent was originally intended as a time of preparation for those being baptized at Easter, it gradually became a time when all of us get ready to renew our own baptismal promises. It is the season in which we prepare both individually, and as a Church for the Second
Coming of our Lord and Savior. It is the season when we reflect on the dying and rising of Christ that has made our salvation possible. Even more than that, it is the season when we enter into Christ’s dying and rising as we seek to purify, cleanse, and nourish our bodies, minds, and souls. (Italics mine)
Just as the anniversary couple had major preparations for their renewal of vows, we need to prepare for our own renewal of the vows of our baptism. The typical agenda for Lent is to give up the candy, the alcohol, whatever is our usual practice. Perhaps as we begin the second week of Lent, we could be more thoughtful
about that log in our own eye that needs removing and the heart that wants to renew those very special vows of baptism at Easter.
Hopefully the insert will help by providing a SIMPLE way to keep the spirit of Lent.
Second Sunday of Lent
Jesus took Peter, John, and James
and went up the mountain to pray.
While he was praying his face changed in appearance
and his clothing became dazzling white.
And behold, two men were conversing with him, Moses and Elijah,
who appeared in glory and spoke of his exodus
that he was going to accomplish in Jerusalem.
Peter and his companions had been overcome by sleep,
but becoming fully awake,
they saw his glory and the two men standing with him.
As they were about to part from him, Peter said to Jesus,
"Master, it is good that we are here;
let us make three tents,
one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah."
But he did not know what he was saying.
While he was still speaking,
a cloud came and cast a shadow over them,
and they became frightened when they entered the cloud.
Then from the cloud came a voice that said,
"This is my chosen Son; listen to him."
After the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone.
They fell silent and did not at that time
tell anyone what they had seen.
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
St. Patrick Dinner 5 pm PH
Gabriel House 9:30 - noon RMR
Adoration 3 - 5 pm Chapel
Bible Class 10 - noon PH
Gabriel House 9:30 - noon RMR
Adoration 3 -5 pm Chapel
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.
+ Michael Mueller
Pray also for our men & women in uniform:
Cap. Alissa Vigil
David Lee Weigand
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
March 16 - 24, 2019
16 Saturday, Lenten Weekday
4:00 †Ilene Basquez by Henry & Cathy Lucas
17 Second Sunday of Lent
8:00 †Carmen Breheny by Family
9:30 †John Conway by Family
11:00 People of Holy Family
18 Monday, St. Cyril of Jerusalem
7:30 †Bob Durbin by Chuck/Madeline Durbin Family
19 Tuesday, St. Joseph, Spouse of Blessed Virgin
7:30 Joseph Francis by Sister
20 Wednesday, Lenten Wednesday
7:30 †Cathy Grandgenett by St. Tess Svehla
21 Thursday, Lenten Weekday
7:30 †Betty Wray by John & Anna Velasquez
22 Friday Lenten Weekday
7:30 †Pete Anthony Alvarez by Family
23 Saturday Lenten Weekday
7:30 Communion Service in Chapel
4:00 †Charles Wood by Family
24 Second Sunday of Lent
8:00 †MaryAnn Heronema by Cindy & Kathy
9:30 †Casio Martinez by Quintana Family
11:00 People of Holy Family
At Holy Family
BAZAAR 2018 RAFFLE WINNERS
GRAND PRIZE RAFFLE
First Prize $10,000 # 002
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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.
Paul Miki, Feast Day - February 6
Three and a half centuries ago, 26 martyrs of Japan were crucified on a hill, overlooking Nagasaki. Among them were priests, brothers, and laymen, Franciscans, Jesuits, and members of the Secular Franciscan Order; there were catechists, doctors, simple artisans, and servants, old men and innocent children—all united in a common faith and love for Jesus and his Church.
Brother Paul Miki, a Jesuit and a native of Japan, has become the best known among the martyrs of Japan. While hanging upon a cross, Paul Miki preached to the people gathered for the execution: “The sentence of judgment says these men came to Japan from the Philippines, but I did not come from any other country. I am a true Japanese. The only reason for my being killed is that I have taught the doctrine of Christ. I certainly did teach the doctrine of Christ. I thank God it is for this reason I die. I believe that I am telling only the truth before I die. I know you believe me and I want to say to you: Ask Christ to help you to become happy. After Christ’s example I forgive my persecutors. I do not hate them. I ask God to have pity on all, and I hope my blood will fall on my fellow men as a fruitful rain.”
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.