From the Pastor - Easter Sunday April 20th
We humans are a curious bunch. We are full of instinctive behaviors. A mosquito bite itches—so we scratch it. Someone throws an object at us—so we duck. A light comes on in a dark place—so we squint. We drop something—so we bend to pick it up.
Mary Magdalene had an instinct and she followed the instinct. The Gospel of John begins this morning without telling us that Magdalene had an instinct. It simply says she went to the tomb very early in the morning, in the dark. We can easily speculate that the instinct was prompted by grief that created the instinct to be near
Jesus who was dead. Bothered not by the darkness, or being alone, or the worry of others when they discover her missing, she goes to the tomb of Jesus. I think the instinct that Magdalene responds to is the instinct of love.
This Gospel may well illustrate that love takes the initiative to prompt an instinctive response in Mary. Those of us who have known love realize that love can take us outside ourselves and make us do things that we would normally not do. But Mary responds to the initiative of love.
Mary sees the stone, this heavy, impossible for someone (even a woman on an instinct mission), to move. Her instinct was NOT to go into the tomb, but to run and tell the Apostles what her instinct told her, “the Lord has been taken from the tomb.” Of all the Apostles, Peter has an instinct that Mary had discovered something very important. Following his instinct and loving Jesus just as Mary did, he ran back with her to the tomb. Peter’s instinct upon arriving was to enter the tomb. There he found that Mary’s instinct about where Jesus was, was incorrect. Upon the arrival of the other disciple, Mary, Peter and the other disciple discovered more than an instinct—they found faith. John’s Gospel tells us that they “saw and believed.”
Is it instinct that brought us here today because we sense that there is something important about today? I think there IS something important about today—among us, a community gathers together to celebrate that Jesus is definitely NOT in a tomb. The stone has been rolled back and we see and believe that in this community of Holy Family that JESUS IS RISEN! And he is here now, with us!
Fr. Marty Lally and the Staff of Holy Family Parish
Holy Week Schedule
April 14th PALM SUNDAY: Mass with distribution and blessing of palms:
4:00 pm Saturday (begin in Parish Hall)
8:00 am Sunday (begin in church)
9:30 am Sunday (begin in Parish Hall)
11:00 am Sunday (begin in church)
April 18th - HOLY THURSDAY: No morning Mass.
7:00 p.m. Mass with Washing of the Feet followed by procession to the Altar of Repose.
Adoration until 9:30 pm.
April 19th - GOOD FRIDAY: 3:00 pm Service of the Lord’s Passion
Veneration of the Cross, Holy Communion.
HOLY SATURDAY/EASTER VIGIL: 8:00 pm
Welcome of the newly Baptized, Confirmed and First Communicants
April 21 - EASTER SUNDAY:
8:00 am, 9:30 am and 11:00 am
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
Altar & Rosary Sale 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
Soup Supper 5:30 pm PH
Stations of Cross 7 pm Church
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.
O Lord we Pray
We offer our prayers for the homebound, sick, caregivers, those in the book of the sick, and ~
Marlene Vella - Patty Gabriel - Lynn Wray - Annette Martinez- Agnes Teles - Flora Velasquez - Nathan Torres -Margo Conway - Mike Sevley - Johnnie Landis - Jenny Martinez
Pray for the Holy Souls in Purgatory & our Deceased loved ones.
+Sue Heidel + Rev. James Cuneo
Pray also for our men & women in uniform
Andre Bujanda - Eric Peterson - Neil Euser
Andrew Weigand - Cap. Alissa Vigil
Drew Smith · David Lee Weigand
This Week's Mass Intentions
April 6 - April 14, 2019
6 Saturday, Lenten Weekday
4:00 +Ninetta, Antonio, Fred & Bambina by Family
7 Fifth Sunday of Lent
8:00 +Frank Lopez by Kristy Seidenstricker
9:30 +John Conway by Family
11:00 People of Holy Family
8 Monday, Lenten Weekday
7:30 +Richard Pino by Pino Family
9 Tuesday, Lenten Weekday
7:30 +Jim Sewald by Tim & Helen Barbie
10 Wednesday, Lenten Wednesday
7:30 +Teresa Havermann by Family
11 Thursday, Lenten Weekday
7:30 +Katie Cruz by Irene Levangie
12 Friday, (Day of Abstinence from Meat)
7:30 +Lucille Sheitler by Ralph & Martha Anselmo
13 Saturday Lenten Weekday
7:30 Communion Service in Chapel
4:00 +Ilene Basquez by Henry & Cathy Lucas
14 Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
8:00 +Ray Heronema by Cindy & Kathy
9:30 Happy Birthday Eric Clark by Mom & Dad
11:00 People of Holy Family
At Holy Family
BAZAAR 2018 RAFFLE WINNERS
GRAND PRIZE RAFFLE
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
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.