News & Events for February

Love Knows No Borders- New Date and Details!

MPB and Justice Matters Ministry will again “share the love” with those being held in detention at the GEO Detention Center in Aurora. Create a handmade valentine for those facing isolation and separation during this challenging time. Cards can be dropped off at the MPB office before Feb 8 for  delivery to the detention center. We invite you to join this artful meditation and create a Valentine for someone separated from their loved ones. Please check this flyer for more details and additional ways to show you care. https://tinyurl.com/sharelove2021

WOO Lenten Retreat

Save the Date!

Thursday, March 11, 6:30-8:00PM via ZOOM

Facilitator:  Sister Quincy Howard, OP

More information and registration coming.

February is Black History Month

Each February, Black History Month honors the achievements and contributions of African Americans to the country. Here’s how you can celebrate throughout the Denver metro area with lectures, dramatic performances and music. https://tinyurl.com/DenverBlackHistory

PBS is featuring a four-hour documentary “The Black Church”; This is Our Story, This is Our Song. This intimate four-hour series from Henry Louis Gates, Jr., explores the 400-year-old story of the black church in America, the changing nature of worship spaces, and the men and women who shepherded them from the pulpit, the choir loft, and church pews. https://www.pbs.org/show/black-church/

Your Love Knows No Borders!

Thank you to many of you who took the time to make cards for the detainees at the GEO Detention Center in Aurora. These messages will let those who are separated from their loved ones this Valentine’s Day know that they are loved.

“Lead Me, Guide Me”: The Gift of Black Catholics to the Universal Church

With Dr. Chris Pramuk

Virtual Event – Register Here or go to: http://bit.ly/Merton15register

February 21st 2021 – 1 pm.

Through oral history, poetry, and sacred song, Dr. Pramuk explores the dynamics of faith in the witness of Black Catholics in the United States. Their gift is an enduring gift of wisdom, as Thomas Merton describes it, an “attunement of opposite tensions” born in the crucible of African American experience and the Psalmist’s faith that God can “make a way out of no way.”

Dr. Christopher Pramuk is Regis University Chair of Ignatian Thought and Imagination, and an Associate Professor of Theology, where he teaches courses in theology and spirituality.

Justice Matters Speaker – Feb 22th 11am to 12 pm, Suzanne Bruce speaker from Hunger Free Colorado
Food Insecurity is a Problem in Colorado. In 2018 it was estimated 1 in 11 people in Colorado experienced food insecurity. A recent survey shows that now 2 in 5 people in Colorado experience food insecurity.  Justice Matters Ministry will welcome Suzanne Bruce from Hunger Free Colorado to share the facts about the growing crisis, what are the services that are available and how you can make a difference. Monday, Feb. 22 11:00am-12:00pm via zoom. Registration and More information: tinyurl.com/MPBHungerFreeO

The Delores Project Needs You!

Every month MPB parishioners make a dinner for the ladies at The Delores Project. This is a safe, at home, work of love. The team is in need of new members to spread out the cooking and responsibilities. If interested in learning more about this opportunity, contact Lisa Penley lpenley1027@gmail.com