From The Pastor - 7/7/2018

Dear Friends:

I hope you had a pleasant Independence Day holiday.

WELCOME Fr. Luciano Pili
Fr. Luciano is here this weekend under the sponsorship of the Archdiocese of Denver Mission Coop Ministry. The Archdiocese invites us to have a missionary heart (as Pope Francis calls it) in supporting ministry in other parts of the world. We are invited to do this in two ways: our prayer, and through financial assistance. Father Luciano is here to ask for our prayers and our financial assistance. We welcome Father to Holy Family!

I will be away attending a meeting and I have been unsuccessful in finding a priest to substitute for me for morning Mass. Deacon Richard has agreed to provide Communion Services that week. The Communion Service will be at 7:30 a.m. in the chapel. We have rescheduled the Mass intentions for that week, so those intentions will still be offered. Thank you for your understanding.

What can you do?
Purchase raffle tickets

Until next week, peace,
Fr. Marty

Bazaar 2018 - AUGUST 3, 4, 5 - Get Ready

HF BAZAAR DATES - AUGUST 3, 4, 5, 2018
“Summer in the City”

First Prize $10,000
Second Prize $ 2,500
Third Prize $ 1,000


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There is a sign-up sheet in the vestibule.

Manager needed for the Children’s Games

So many ways to help:

  • Bake pies & cakes now & freeze them.
  • Be publicity by telling family, friends, neighbors.
  • Take Raffle tickets to sell - for both Raffles
  • Pray for good weather
  • Volunteer your time for a booth
  • Come by during the set up and take down to help
  • There will be a POP DROP drive for the weekend of July 7/8.

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time - July 7, 2018 - Fourth of July

Please join us in praying! Through the intercessions of St. Peregrine, pray for us. St. Rosalia, pray for us. St. Bruno, pray for us. St. Rita, pray for us. St. Fernando, pray for us. St. Francis of Assisi, pray for us. St. Padre Pio, pray for us. St. Jude, pray for us. St. Anthony of Padua, pray for us. St. Gianna Beretta Molla, pray for us. Julia Greeley, pray for us. May our hearts be open to encompassing more love through this suffering as we pray through our Blessed Mother, drawing ever closer to Christ.

...but he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you,
For power is made perfect in weakness.”
I will rather boast most gladly of my weaknesses
in order that the power of Christ may dwell with me.
Therefore I am content with weaknesses, … for when I am weak, then I am strong.

2 Corinthians 12: 7– 10

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 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


7/8 Sun
Mission Coop at all Masses

10 Tue
Gabriel House 9:30 -12 noon Hosp R
Adoration 3 - 5 pm Chapel

12 Th

Gabriel House 9:30 -12 noon Hosp R
Adoration 3 - 5pm Chapel

16 Mon
Bunco 7 pm PH



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.

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

Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal
Your financial commitment to the ACA will provide the means necessary for our Church to ease the sufferings of the poor, the aged, the lonely, and the unborn. Please make your appeal gift proportionate to the many blessings you have received. Thank you.

Peter’s Pence Collection  - June 30/July 1
This collection supports the Holy Father as he reaches out in mercy and charity to people who are suffering around the world.  Consider a gift.

     Mission Coop Appeal     July 7/8

Fr. Luciano Pili from the St. Joseph Formation House in the Philippines will be our guest priest  next weekend.  Fr. Pili will be speaking to us and inviting us to be missionaries to the people  in Quezon City in the Philippines through our financial contributions.

Offertory: June 23/24, 2018     $ 6,127.57

Offertory: June 16/17, 2018     $ 5,358.95

  Offertory: June 9 & 10, 2018     $ 5,713.34

     Offertory: May 27 & 28, 2018     $ 5,428.26

Offertory: May 5 & 6, 2018 $ 10,152.00

Offertory: April 28/29 2018 $ 5,689.15

Pray For

O Lord we Pray:

Place your Prayer Intentions for the sick in the “Book of the Sick” on the left as you enter church.

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

Mario Gasbarro
Pantaleon Tafoya
Patty Gabriel
Jaden Havermann
Luke Gentrup
Kayla Neumann Mary Ann Gallegos

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

+Theresa Havermann +Charlotte Shackley

 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: July 7 – July 15, 2018

7 Saturday, Weekday
4:00 +Pedro & Cleotilde Baca by Baca/Barrios Family

8 Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 +Michael & Jenny Somma by Somma Family
9:30 +Kathleen Krieger by Bible Study Friends
11:00 People of Holy Family

9 Monday, Weekday
7:30 Communion Service in Chapel

10 Tuesday, Weekday
7:30 Communion Service in Chapel

11 Wednesday, Saint Benedict, Abbott
7:30 Communion Service in Chapel

12 Thursday, Weekday
7:30 Communion Service in Chapel

13 Friday, St. Henry
7:30 Communion Service in Chapel

14 Saturday, St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Virgin
7:30 Communion Service in Chapel
4:00 +Barbara Meir Kummet by Mary Ann & Richard Hire

15 Fifteenth Sunday, in Ordinary Time
8:00 Happy Birthday Tim by Family
9:30 +Art Neumann by Lorraine Neumann
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

Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal
No gift to the Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal is insignificant. Your contribution - whether it’s $50, $100, or $500 - when combined with the charity of your fellow parishioners will translate into significant funds. The only thing asked is that you donate to the best of your ability.

During the summer months some adorers for the Adoration Chapel will be on vacation. We invite anyone who was waiting for good weather to visit the chapel and spend an hour in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. Send a card to a family member or friend telling them that your “gift” to them was an hour of prayer. What better gift could you give? Just one hour a week. Call the Parish Office to let us know.

The Catholic Foundation of Northern Colorado is here to help you understand the advantages of creating a Will – and how you can give it a way to do greater good through a bequest to the Foundation for the benefit of Holy Family Parish Fund. To learn more, contact Jean Finegan at the Catholic Foundation at 303.867.0613.

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.


On-Line Giving. Stay tuned for details!

Let the “good times” roll!
All women of Holy Family are invited to a Bunco Party

Monday, July 16th,

7:00 - 9:00 pm, Parish Center Bunco is a fast paced dice game that encourages mixing with everyone as partners and tables change for each round. No experience is required. Refreshments will be served and prizes won. Please sign the Bunco sheet in the back of the church if you are interested in playing. Signing isn’t a commitment but a gauge to help plan the evening.

Discernment Retreat
Retreat for Parents of Children ages 6 -12

Sunday, July 29 9:30 am to 5 pm
St. John Vianney Seminary, 1300 S. Steele St.
Space is limited, register soon!

Registration for the new 2018-19 Biblical and Catechetical School is open. This is your opportunity to grow in a deeper knowledge and love of our Lord through a study of the faith and Scriptures!

Classes:Biblical School, The Catechism, Apologetics, the Art of Living, Dante’s Divine Comedy, Church History.

Class Locations: St. Joan of Arc, Sts. Peter & Paul, St. Joseph in Golden, Christ on the Mountain, Lakewood.

Call 303.715.3195 or the Parish Office for a complete list of the schedules


It’s June; it’s Summer. The amazing bountiful, warm days of summer are here. How will you use these days of abundance?
• Take some time to assess how you may be of help to someone who needs some help/company.
• Walk around your block and say hello to everyone you see.
• Share a watermelon with a shut-in.
• The apartments in our area are filled with seniors who spend their days watching television. Ask if there is anyone who needs to go shopping. Drive them to the store and have lunch with them.
• Pray for opportunities to do God’s will for others.

Holy Family Parish Annual
Golf Tournament
September 22, 2018
Willis Case Golf Course, 4999 Vrain St.
Arrive 7 am , Tee off 8:30 am
Questions, John Velasquez at 303.505.7887

Archdiocese of Denver
For those couples who have reached their 25th, 50th, and 50 + wedding anniversaries.

ALSO Newly married couples are invited to attend & be inspired by the witness of these marriages. Open to all Married Couples.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, 11385 Grant Dr.
R.S.V.P. @ http:/, 303.715.3252

Discernment Retreat
Retreat for Parents of Children ages 6 -12
Sunday, July 29 9:30 am to 5 pm
St. John Vianney Seminary, 1300 S. Steele St.
Space is limited, register soon!

In an email from the Office of Evangelization and Family Life Ministries Team- the team prayed intentionally for Holy Family Parish the week of 6/11/18. WE HAVE BEEN PRAYED FOR INTENTIONALLY LAST WEEK. WE GIVE THANKS!
Contact: or 303-715-3252.

Mission Coop Appeal July 7/8
Thanks to Fr. Luciano Pili from the St. Joseph Formation House in the Philippines for being our guest priest this weekend. Fr. Pili is speaking to us and inviting us to be missionaries to the people in Quezon City in the Philippines through our financial contributions.

Mother Cabrini Shrine Summer Feast & Bazaar

Saturday, July 14
12 pm - 5 pm Bake Sale, Games, Food, Handcrafts
3 pm Birthday Celebration - Dove release, Cake
4 pm Anticipatory Mass

Sunday, July 15
Mass 8 & 11 am, 2 pm Spanish
1 pm Rosary in Spanish
12 - 5 pm Bake Sale, Games, Food, Handcrafts
4 pm Raffle Drawing


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.