From the Pastor - FEBRUARY 16/17, 2019
Several months ago we did our annual Ministry Fair. This is an opportunity for members of the parish to shine by letting us know what gifts they recognize in themselves, and to tell us how they would like to use those gifts and talents for the community. And there are some in the parish who want to be a part of a community who enjoys one another and who know that “play” is as necessary as “pray”
We formed a group as a response to the gift of play and enjoying one another. We called them a Social Committee. They got to work quickly, meeting just a few weeks after the Ministry Fair. They came up with some events for us to have fun. They proposed a “Parish Game Night” and as a first event have decided on a “Catholic” BINGO NIGHT where we will play LOTERĺA - this Friday night (February 22) beginning with Pot
Luck at 6:00 in the Parish Hall.
Please join us for the fun. See details in this week’s bulletin.
It’s not too early to plan for Lent:
ASH WEDNESDAY– MARCH 6:
Mass and distribution of ashes 7:30 a.m.
Prayer Service and ashes 12:00 noon
Mass with distribution of ashes at 6:30 p.m.
ALL IN THE CHURCH
FRIDAYS OF LENT
Soup Supper at 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall unless otherwise noted.
Stations of the Cross at 7:00 p.m. (Church)
Confessions: Every Saturday from 3:00 to 3:45 pm in the church OR by appointment
I look forward to seeing you on Friday evening, February 22 for Parish Game Night.
FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME FEBRUARY 9/10, 2019
While the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he was standing by the lake of Gennes'aret. And he saw two boats by the lake; but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon's, he asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the people from the boat. And when he had ceased speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch." And Simon answered, "Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets." And when they had done this, they enclosed a great shoal of fish; and as their nets were breaking, 7they beckoned to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. 8But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, "Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord." 9For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the catch of fish which they had taken; and so also were James and John, sons of Zeb'edee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, "Do not be afraid; henceforth you will be catching men." And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed him.
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?”
“Here I am,” I said; “send me!”
Isaiah 6: 8
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
HF Book Club 10: 40 am Hosp R
Gabriel House 9:30 - noon RMR
Adoration 3 - 5 pm Chapel
Gabriel House 9:30 - noon RMR
Adoration 3 -5 pm Chapel
We will be hosting Coffee & Donuts on Sunday, this weekend, in the Parish Hall. Sorry about the confusion concerning the Pancake Breakfast; it was cancelled due to scheduling conflicts.
O Lord we Pray
We offer our prayers for the homebound, sick, caregivers, those in the book of the sick, and ~
Martin Lally, Sr.
Pray for the Holy Souls in Purgatory & our Deceased loved ones.
+ Tom Neil
Pray also for our men & women in uniform:
Cap. Alissa Vigil
David Lee Weigand
February 2/3 Masses $ 7,075.31
Online $ 2,500.31
Year-end Contribution Statements for 2018 tax purposes were mailed this past week. If you have any questions, or did not receive a statement, please contact the Parish Office at 303.455.1664.
Remember to use the blue “Building Fund” envelope for your donation for the boiler.
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
February 9 – 17, 2019
9 Saturday, Weekday, BVM
4:00 +Martin Breheny by Children
10 Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 +Ilene Basquez by George
9:30 +Paul Quintana by Quintana Family
11:00 People of Holy Family
11 Monday, Weekday
7:30 +Ilene Basquez by George
12 Tuesday, Weekday, (Lincoln’s Birthday)
7:30 +Rev. Patrick Kennedy by Lee Kaspari
13 Wednesday, Weekday
7:30 +Matt Seaman by Peggy Stewart
14 Thursday, Sts. Cyril, Monk & Methodius, Bishop
7:30 Intention of Jim & Mary Lou Haberer
15 Friday, Weekday
7:30 +Philip Waters by Durbins & Andersons
16 Saturday, Weekday, BVM
7:30 Communion Service in Chapel
4:00 +Ilene Basquez by Henry & Cathy Lucas
17 Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 +Mary DeBell by Somma Family
9:30 +Anna 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
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.