RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS

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

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

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

From The Pastor

Sept 10, 2017

Dear Friends:

I would like to share three items with you for the weekend.

First, I ask for you to join me in praying for the members of our parish who may be affected by the President’s decision on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) this week. There are a number of families in our parish who attend our 11:00 am Sunday Mass each week who could be affected by this decision. There are many students at Arrupe Jesuit and other neighborhood schools who could likewise be affected. The level of anxiety is high and so I am asking you to join me in praying that these families will know our support in prayer for them. I would also ask you to pray that the Congress of the United States will respond quickly and wisely to the President’s mandate to them to develop a plan to resolve this issue. I also invite you to read the statement by our own bishops, Archbishop Aquila and Bishop Rodriguez on their support of DACA. The United States bishops have firmly objected to this decision.

Second, I know you are all wondering about the success of this year’s bazaar. While all of the bills for the expenses are not in, we are able to say that when all of those are paid we will have a net profit in the neighborhood of $55,000. We were very successful on the cash raffle - we sold ALL 400 tickets! Thank you to those who bought or sold tickets! Again a huge thank you to the workers: the put up/take down crew, the booth managers and workers, the booth sponsors and the donors of pop, cakes and other items - your donations help reduce the costs.

Third, we have obtained 3 bids for a new boiler system for the church. The present one is very old; it has served us well and is still somewhat functional, but it is “iffy”. Before it goes out completely we need to replace it. That is what the 3 bids are for: purchasing a new system. YOU CAN HELP WITH THIS EXPENSE!! In your monthly contribution envelope packets there is a blue envelope labeled Building Maintenance. Please be generous in using this envelope which we will use for the purchase and installation of the boiler system. You may also give a donation specifically for the boiler. If you would like to make a direct donation toward the boiler, you may put it in the collection, or I would be happy to accept it. Thank you for your generosity (notice the collection amount for last weekend, the Labor Day weekend!)

Peace,
Father Marty

Twenty–Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sept. 16 & 17, 2017

“Wrath and anger are hateful things, yet the sinner hugs them tight…. Forgive your neighbor’s injustice; and when you pray your own sins will be forgiven. .. Remember your last days, set enmity aside.” Sirach 27
None of us lives for oneself and no one dies for oneself. For is we live, we life for the Lord, and if we die, we die for the Lord; so then whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s. For this is why Christ died and came to life, that he might be Lord of both the dead and the living. Romans 14: 7 - 9
Alleluia, alleluia. I give you a new commandment, says the Lord; love one another as I have loved you. Alleluia, alleluia

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
John Erger
Ilene Basquez
John Conway
Sue Torrey
Della Ray
Kathleen Krieger
Craig Andrasek
Keegan Williams
Phil Vigil

Pray for the Holy Souls in Purgatory & our Deceased loved ones.
+Mary Carreras
+Melinda Gonzales
+Silver Medina

Pray also for our men & women in uniform:
Andre Bujanda
Eric Peterson
Neil Euser
Alissa Vigil
Drew Smith
David Lee Weigand

Parish Schedule

Masses

Daily Monday-Friday
7:30 am Chapel

Saturday Anticipated
4:00 pm Church

Sunday
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

Saturdays
7:30 am Chapel

Confessions

Saturday 
3:00 - 3:50 pm Church

Looking Ahead

This weekend -Capuchin Franciscans at all Masses

17 Sun
HF Book Club 10:40 am Hosp R

18 Mon
A & R Meeting 1 pm Hosp R

19 Tue
Gabriel House 9 am - 12 noon Hosp R
Adoration 3 pm - 5 pm Chapel

20 Wed
Casino Trip 9 am W. 44th & Lowell
Call John at 3.319.9383 for reservation $10

21 Thu
Gabriel House 9 am - 12 noon Hosp R
Adoration 3 pm - 5 pm Chapel

This Week's Mass Intentions

Mass Intentions: September 16 – 24, 2017

16 Saturday, St. Peter Claver, Priest
4:00 +Ray & +Dorothy Herron by Family

17 Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time,
8:00 +Barbara Capra by Somma Family
9:30 +MaryLou Carden by Family
11:00 People of Holy Family

18 Monday, Weekday
7:30 +Ben & +Rose Ballinger by Joe Pughes Family

19 Tuesday, St. Januarius, Bishop & Martyr
7:30 Larry Aiello by Kristy Seidenstricker

20 Wednesday, Andrew Kim, Priest & Paul Chong
7:30 +Antonio, Sal, Bambina Lombardi by Ninetta L.

21 Thursday, St. Matthew, Apostle & Evangelist
7:30 +Joe/Rosie Pughes (Anniversary) by Family

22 Friday, Weekday
7:30 +John Erger by Julie Garcia

23 Sat., Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest
7:30 Communion Service in Chapel
4:00 +Marguerite Somma by Elsie Bridwell

24 Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 +Marge & +Bill Markham by Lorraine Neumann
9:30 +Fred & +Alma Prince by Family
11:00 People of Holy Family

News and Events

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.


Mass Intentions Available for 2017

Masses for your intentions are available for the remainder of 2017. A limited number of Sunday am Masses and more daily Masses are available. The daily Masses are said at 7:30 am in the Chapel. Give the ultimate prayer of a Mass for a birthday, to someone going through a challenging time, or to say “you are in my thoughts.” The 2018 Mass book will be available in October. Call the Parish Office at 3.455.1664.


Bazaar items for sale:

Sausage: #15 pounds $60
Peperoni double sticks $13.

Call the Parish Office.


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.


Capuchin Franciscans —This weekend will be selling Road to Rome Raffle tickets. The grand prize includes airfare for 4 and a 7 night stay at a luxurious Hotel, Alimandi Vaticano, located across the street from the Vatican.Proceeds benefit the lives and ministries of the Capuchin Franciscans.


Religious Education
Flyers are available in the vestibule which list the educational offerings here at Holy Family for the whole family. You may register during the week at the Parish Office. Office hours are Tue. - Friday, 9 - 5 pm.
REMEMBER - NAZARETH BEGINS SUNDAY,
OCTOBER 1ST AT 9:30 & 11 AM MASSES.


Great Adventure Bible Study Program -
“Acts of the Apostles” in the Parish Center

Come to this Bible Study and learn about the Acts of the Apostles which speaks directly to the heart of Christians and addresses the most important question we can ask: “What must we do to be saved?” Using biblical insights and engaging stories, Jeff Cavins, Catholic Bible teacher and theologian, speaks of the extraordinary gift of salvation that Jesus has won for us. Sign up today - forms are in the back of the church. You may also call Sister Sharon at 303 455-1664, if you have questions, or to reserve a book. The cost is $35 for the book and scholarships are available. You may also attend and only watch the DVD’s if you prefer (no cost). CLASS BEGINS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH AT 10 am.


Holy Family Book Group meets at 10:40 am in the Hospitality Room. Late-comers will need to provide their own book. The book is, When the Church Was Young: Voices of the Early Fathers by Marcellino D’Ambrosio, Ph.D.


PLACE ON YOUR CALENDAR

Holy Family Ministry Fair
Saturday, September 30th After 4 pm Mass
Sunday, October 1 After all am Masses
Holy Family Parish Hall
All talents are needed.
Booths will be staffed with someone who will speak with you about your interests.
How you would like to contribute to the Parish?


HOPE AND HEALING AFTER AN ABORTION
Rachel's Vineyard of Colorado

Are you or someone you know suffering from a post abortion experience?There is hope and healing!Please consider attending the next Rachel's Vineyard Catholic Retreat!

NEXT RETREAT: October 6-8, 2017
Participation is completely confidential.
Contact: Edie at (303) 775 - 4108/ edieg2@aol.com or Lori at (303) 904-7414 (no texts)/lorgreg@msn.com
www.rvrcolorado.org


AROUND THE METRO AREA ~

Adult Ed Class at St. Dominic
“Revelation” the Apocalypse of St. John

Begins Mondays Sept. 28, either 10:30 am or 7 pm at St. Dominic Parish Center, 2901 Grove, Siena Room, downstairs. Taught by Waldemar
Perez. The Class is seven sessions long. What about the Millennium or 666, or Armageddon, the seven cities, the seven visions? What does it all mean in our lives today. Call 3.455.3613 for information and to register. There will be handouts if you attend.


Holy Family High School- Open House
If you have a student in grades 6-8 you are invited to Holy Family High School’s annual Open House to be held on Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 11:00am-2:00pm.This is a great day to learn about Holy Family’s Catholic College Preparatory curriculum and meet the faculty, coaches, and club moderators.Holy Family’s Band and Choir will be performing - tours of the building will be given throughout the day. may register online by going to our website at www.holyfamilyhs.com and clicking on the Inquire Now tab.CallAdmissions office with questions at 303-410-1411.

MASS AND RECEPTION - 400TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE VINCENTIAN CHARISM
St. Vincent de Paul lived and served in 17th century France, yet his spirit of charity lives on across the world. You are invited to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of that spirit (charism) with the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth (SCLs) and their Associates at Mass followed by a reception on Sunday, Sept. 24at10:00 amAll Saints Catholic Church 2559 So. Federal Blvd. Denver.The invitation is open to all including those in any way connected with the SCLs or the Vincentian family in the past and today.


LA VIA FRANCESCANA Prayer and Reflection: The Goodness of Creation. Sept. 19, 3rd Tuesday monthly simple meal 5pm and (6 -8 pm) Tuesday, Srs of St. Francis, 5316 N. Columbine Rd, Denver, 80212. All are welcome. Sr. Liz Fuhr, meafuhr@aol.com, 720-448-4818


Father Woody’s Haven of Hope Jay Gould Center
Grand Opening & Dedication
of the Homeless Jesus (statue)
Wednesday, October 4th, 10:30 am
1101 W. 7th Ave, Denver, 80204
Frs. John Lager, O.F.M. Cap. & Vince Hovley, S.J.
Contact: Ann 303.515.0038 or apotarf@frwoodyshavenofhope.org

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

Services

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.