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From the Pastor - October 13/14, 2018

Dear Friends:

As we begin the month of October we find ourselves in “launch” mode. There are several important events this month in our Church, both the global Church and in our own parish. And of course, our country continues to experience some turbulence as well.

I am so aware of the need to pray for our country which seems to need healing on so many levels—and a rediscovery of a moral compass. My prayer continues to be for a restoration of and recommitment to honesty, integrity and respect for all persons. This healing needs to be given to the leaders of our country as well as to all of us, its citizens.

The Church begins today (October 3) a month-long meeting in Rome on the topic of youth. This meeting, convened by Pope Francis, is called a synod. Bishops from all over the world will be discussing how to minister to our young people. They are the future of the Church and the Church needs to find effective ways to proclaim the Gospel and the message of Jesus so that the faith will continue. Of course, this synod begins at a time when confidence and credibility in the Church is in question and so the bishops need our prayers for wisdom and guidance of the Holy Spirit to address the issues. I am very glad that the Church is addressing the needs of youth and hopeful that these discussions will be fruitful.

Holy Family is also busy this month. Our Faith Formation/Religious Education and Sacramental Preparation classes begin. Our Ministry Fair (which will have a different format this year) will be held on the weekends of October 13/14 and 20/21. The drawing for “Dinner with the Pastor” (of the new participants signed up for online giving by October 15) will be held the weekend of October 20/21.
Note as well that the Colorado Vincentian Volunteers will be here for the annual pancake breakfast on October 21 after all the Masses.

We are also working on redesigning our webpage and we will have an exciting new method of communication available to our parishioners in October and November. Find out more at our Ministry Fair.

Happy Fall and have a great week!

Fr. Marty

IT’S FINALLY HERE !! - Online Giving

Everything we have is a gift from God. We are called to be wise stewards of those gifts. One simple way to carry out our call is to support the church’s mission through sacrificial giving. Our new Electronic Giving offers a convenient, consistent way to help our church year-round. Consider scheduling a recurring electronic contribution today. It’s easy! You will no longer need to write out checks and prepare envelopes every week. Even when travel, illness or other circumstances prevent you from attending mass, your electronic contributions will continue to be received on an uninterrupted basis.

Click here to set up your online contribution today!

For help or questions, please call the parish office at 303-455-1664.

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


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.

Looking Ahead

October: Weekly EVENTS

7 Sun
Coffee/Donuts 8:30 am PH

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

10 Wed
Bible Study 10 am PH

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

13/14 Time/Talent Sign-up Church

15 Mon
Altar & Rosary 1 pm Hosp R

17 Wed
Trip to Blackhawk Call John 303.319.9383

21 Sun
Pancake Breakfast After Mass PH

21/22 Time/Talent Sign-up Church

21/28 Sun Sack lunches vestibule

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
Patty Gabriel
Kayla Neumann
Linda Kusek
Shannon Berkowitz
Juaquin Rivera
Gary R. Bishop
Katie Garner Cruz

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

+Ilene Basquez

 Pray also for our men & women in uniform:

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

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


September 29/30
OFFERTORY 4,738.57
On-line Giving 1,349.04
Total 6,087.61

The United States Council of Catholic Bishops has requested that we take a collection to aid world-wide disasters.  We will be taking that collection next weekend, which will to be distributed  to any area experiencing the effects of disasters, such as hurricanes, earthquakes, and floods.

Religious Education/Faith Formation

Adult, Bible Study, RCIA (for those interested in becoming Catholic), and Children’s Classes registration material is in the vestibule.

Click Here to Register for RCIA

This Week's Mass Intentions

Oct. 6 – Oct. 14, 2018

6 Saturday, St. St. Bruno, Priest
4:00 +Elmer Mastriona by wife Katie

7 Twenty– Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 +Jack August by August Family
9:30 +Johnson Family by Loretta Johnson & Family
11:00 People of Holy Family

8 Monday, Weekday, Columbus Day
7:30 +Frank Amato by Ann Donahue

9 Tuesday, Weekday
7:30 +Souls in Purgatory by Paul Nguyen

10 Wednesday, Weekday
7:30 +Jim Sewald by Mom & Dad

11 Thursday, St. John XXIII, Pope
7:30 +John Conway by George & Carolyn Lutito

12 Friday, Weekday
7:30 +Joan Finnerty by Bob Finnerty

13 Saturday, Weekday
7:30 Communion Service in Chapel
4:00 +Ernest & Fred Roybal by Baca/Barrios Family

14 Twenty–Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 +Teresa Havermann by George & Carolyn Lutito
9:30 +Rocco & Josephine Pannetta by Maria Iacobucci
11:00 People of Holy Family

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 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.



First Prize $10,000 # 002
Second Prize $ 2,500 # 111
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

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.




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.

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.