News & Events for September

Called to Be an Advocate: Who Me?

Second Session Tuesday, October 1; 7-8:30 p.m.

This is the second part of a two-evening workshop. If you missed the first session, feel free to join in for this session! The facilitator is Vie Thorgren, D.Min, long time parishioner, and founder of the Center for Spirituality at Work.

This program is sponsored by the MPB Justice Matters Ministry. Many of us are feeling paralyzed by issues that are calling us from our faith to act in compassion. In community, in this second session we will explore skills and tools to bring to healthy public discourse in order to influence legislation. For details: pick up a flyer in the back of church or

No need to RSVP

Questions: contact Ann Zimmer

If Room…..

In celebration of World Day of Migrants and Refugees on Sunday Sept 29 please hold are marginalized brothers and sisters in prayer.

Prayer for Those who Migrate

Mary knew the weariness of the journey;
to Bethlehem, to Egypt, back to Nazareth.
She knew the weariness, the fear, the longing for home,
the need to continue moving, moving,
the longing for journey’s end,
the longing for at least a semblance of a home.
To Mary we entrust the mothers, the fathers, the children
who today are Holy families
migrating in hope, in fear, in longing,
for peace, for some security, for something like a home.
May they find their journey’s end
as we open ourselves to their stories, their need, their spirits;
We ask for mercy for all migrants
and for our communities
who are challenged to welcome them,
to hold up hope for a new beginning.
-Jane Deren, Education for Justice


All parishioners 50+ and older are invited to join us for VINO VERITAS (In Wine there is Truth) on Tuesday, October 1st, from 5-7pm at Citron Bistro (Hampden and Yosemite).  Our speaker will be Sr. Mary Ann Figlino on the topic “Join Jesus at the Table”.  Come for dinner and stay for conversation!  Space is limited, so sign up early.  RSVP to Christine in the parish office or at by September 24th.

MEDITATION AND MOVEMENT will resume Tuesday,September 17th, from 5:30-6:30pm in the RCIA Room.  This session will run through December 17th.  (No class on October 8th). We will begin our reflections using the book “As You Love Your Self” by Timothy Buckley, an MPB parishioner.  Meditation and Movement is the practice of using ancient, mindful postures with conscious breathing. This practice helps us to slow down and perhaps hear what God is saying to us.  We hope you can join us for any or all classes.

Sit and Sort 4  Birthline! 

Birthline is an organization which supports the lives of the unborn by supporting young women with counseling and support.

Birthline needs 75 volunteers to help sort donated clothing items. Bring a chair, “sit and sort” clothing items and meet new friends as you help these moms.
WHEN: Monday, September 23, 2019 – 10:00am to 2:00pm

WHERE: Douglas County Fairgrounds Event Center

Carpool from MPB leaves at 9:30 am (please indicate on sign up if you’d like to carpool from MPB)

Lunch & bottled water provided.
Sign up:
Questions: contact Ann Zimmer 303.756.3083

WOO (Women’s Outreach Organization) 2019-20 Kickoff!

Spiritual Potluck with Father Pat
Share a dish and a question for Father Pat
Date: Thursday, Sept 12
Time: 6:15 pm For more information and sign up:

All ladies are welcome, bring a friend and build community!

Questions: contact Karen Peterson
Lynn Stambaugh
Ann Zimmer

Called to Be an Advocate: Who Me?

Tuesday, September 24 and October 1; 7-8:30 p.m.

The Holy Spirit is our Advocate given to us in special way in Baptism enabling our full participation in God’s desire for all creation. What is the connection between our faith and advocacy in our world? How do we recognize our unique calling to be advocates for the suffering? What are the ethical communication skills that enable us to overcome divisions and to speak for the healing and just community Jesus revealed to us? How do we live this out in practical ways in the midst of our busy lives?

The facilitator for our two evening program, is Vie Thorgren, D.Min, long time parishioner, wife, mother, grandmother, founder of the Center for Spirituality at Work, Catholic Climate Ambassador and Co-Chair of the Catholic/Jewish Dialogue sponsored by the ADL.

This two-session program is sponsored by the MPB Justice Matters Ministry. Many of us are feeling paralyzed by issues that are calling us from our faith to act in compassion. In community, we will explore tools and paths to live our faith.

Questions: contact Ann Zimmer

St Francis Center Needs You!

St. Francis Center (SFC) is a refuge for men and women who are homeless in the metro Denver area, providing daytime shelter, 7 days a week, along with services that enable people to meet their basic needs for daily survival and to transition out of homelessness.

The center is in need of volunteers and has a number of opportunities to serve available. Questions about SFC or for a tour, contact parishioner Jim Boberschmidt, (303)472-4924 . Check out the SFC volunteer newsletter at Thank you for lifting up those on the margins.