News and Event for July

WOO Women’s Outreach Organization:

Join the Women’s Outreach Organization for a casual gathering in Observatory Park!

Thursday, July 12 at 6:15 pm.

Bring a picnic dinner and a chair or blanket and make and renew friendships.

We’ll meet north of Warren on the Fillmore Street side.

Bring a friend and join in community!

In case of inclement weather, check in with Lynn lynnstambaugh4@gmail.com or Ann azimmer@mpbdenver.org 

Delores Dinner Volunteers –

We are changing the volunteer sign up process for Delores Dinners. You may now choose which days are best for you and which items you want to supply. Please sign up using the following links:  July- https://tinyurl.com/DeloresMPBJuly18

August- https://tinyurl.com/DeloresMPBAug18

September – https://tinyurl.com/DeloresMPBSept18

If you need assistance with the sign up process, please contact Ann Zimmer azimmer@MPBDenver.org 303.756.3083

If you would like to be a part of this wonderful service opportunity or get additional information,  please contact: Mary Ann Tarpey mtarpey@comcast.net 303.753.6452

Michele Luttrell michele.luttrell@gmail.com 303.713.1033 or

Ann Zimmer azimmer@mpbdenver.org 303.756.3083

Mark your calendars:

MPB School Supply Drive Aug 4-5. Check back for more details.

Communion for the Homebound

Communion for the Homebound is a special ministry that brings the Eucharist to parishioners who are homebound or in a nursing facility. Eucharistic Ministers visit weekly or bi-weekly to pray and share the Eucharist with those who can’t be with us on Sundays.  If you would like to be a part of this ministry, contact Christine Maschka in the parish office or atcmaschka@mpbdenver.org (Training provided).

News and Events for June

 

Sunday Lunch Program Needs YOU!

Looking for a way to lift others up this summer? The Sunday lunch Program needs help, especially during the summer months. This is a great family activity and way to build community. Join together after 9:00 Sunday Mass and make lunches for seniors. Sign up for June at: https://tinyurl.com/SLPJune18, July: https://tinyurl.com/SLPJuly18 or contact Ann Zimmer azimmer@mpbdenver.org for more information.

Faith Formation at MPB: Hopes for the Future

Join the MPB Faith Formation team to talk about future programming for families and children/youth at MPB.  We would love to share our thoughts with you and also hear your thoughts on how we can best accompany families on their faith journey.

Please come for a brief gathering in the RCIA room the weekend of June 2 and 3.  Join us prior to the 4:30pm Mass at 3:15pm on Saturday, June 2 OR immediately following the 10:45am Mass on Sunday, June 3, around noon.  We anticipate this conversation lasting about an hour.  If you have questions, please contact Kate Rice (krice@mpbdenver.org).

 

(Becoming more fully alive after 50)  We are kicking off the summer with a PICNIC at Observatory Park!  Join us on Wednesday, June 6th, at 5:30pm.  Bring your own picnic dinner and a lawn chair.  We will provide drinks.  Look for us on the west side of the park(Fillmore St) between Warren and Evans.  Updates from our May planning meeting will be shared.  PLAN TO JOIN US!!

From Social Outreach Ministry

Day to Serve Outreach

This has been the kick off year for this amazing service opportunity for the MPB Community. This was a joint effort by the MPB school and Social Outreach Ministry. 10 MPB teachers coordinated and facilitated this monthly outreach project serving 7 Denver agencies. 87 volunteers contributed over 290 hrs of lifting others up. Thank you to all who supported this ministry. We will kick off our new year in September and welcome all to join to build community while serving others!

WOO Annual Dinner

It’s time again for our Annual WOO Dinner!!!

Come join us at our annual WOO dinner on Thursday, June 7 at 6:00 p.m. at the Citron Bistro ( 3535 South Yosemite Denver 80237)

Please RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/WOOdinner18 or email contacts below so we can get a head count.
Come gather and enjoy and connect with friends!

Lynn Stambaugh lynnstambaugh4@gmail.com,
Karen Peterson kpeterson2@me.com, or
Ann Zimmer azimmer@mpbdenver.org

News and Events for May

From Social Outreach:

As we are preparing for construction to begin, our storage space is now nill.   Please click here to be linked to the resource page where you can take your “treasures” for others can benefit from them.

The 2nd Half of Life Ministry will be meeting on Wednesday, May 9th, from 6:15-8:15pm in the RCIA Room.

Please join us for dessert and fellowship at 6:15pm followed up an update from our gathering on April 7th and an opportunity for “work groups” to begin some planning for the months ahead.  If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Christine at cmaschka@mpbdenver.org or call 303-756-3083 by Monday, May 7th.

Mother’s Day 4 Others, May 5-6,

4 ways to support Mom’s in need, click here for details.

Creation Care wants you to know:

Electronic Waste Collection Day – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, May 12

First Plymouth Church, 3501 S. Colorado Blvd Greenwood Village 80113 (SW Corner Colorado and Hampden)(west parking lot)

The Whole Earth Ministry at First Plymouth will be working with METECH Corp., a certified E-steward to legally and safely collect and recycle most all types of small household electronics; they will not accept large appliances like refrigerators, stoves or A/C. Due to the expense of safely recycling these electronics, there will be a charge for items received. For specific information on costs and items, go online https://tinyurl.com/ewastesp18 or check in the “Welcome Center” in the Gathering Space for a flyer.

WOO (Women’s Outreach Organization)- Thursday May 10th, 6:15 to 8pm

Gather all ladies, and enjoy an evening of community and sharing of stories as we welcome Michelle VanDenBerg, Pastor of Hope Fellowship Christian Reformed Church, a member of Father Pat’s Ecumenical group. She will share “Telling Stories: God’s Story, My Story, Your Story”.

Thursday May 10 6:15-8:00 pm in the Gathering Space in Church. Bring a friend, we all have a story to share.

Questions:
Karen Peterson kpeterson2@me.com
Lynn Stambaugh lynnstambaugh4@gmail.com
Ann Zimmer azimmer@mpbdenver.org

May Day to Serve, Friday May 18th, 7:15-9:15 am

Start your Friday morning off by joining MPB teacher, Donna Simington, as we support Food for Thought. Food for Thought Denver strives to eliminate childhood hunger by providing healthy snacks for children.

When: Friday, May 18, 2018

Time: 7:15am-9:15am

Location: 1600 West Colfax Denver, CO 80204

For more information and sign up: tinyurl.com/daytoservemay or contact Ann Zimmer azimmer@mpbdenver.org

News & Events for April

The 2nd Half of Life conversation in the Church – Saturday April 7th   8:30am to 11:30 am.

WOO Women’s Outreach Organization – Thursday April 12th, in School Cafeteria at 6:30 pm

16th Annual Mother’s Day Men’s Choir

Do you have something creative and from the heart for your wife or mother for Mother’s Day? Not yet? Well, sing for her at church! Could there be a better gift? All men, ages 13 – ?, are welcome to gather for fellowship, music and worship. You do not need to be a current member of the music ministry, but many music ministry members will also participate to create a huge, amazing men’s choir. You simply should enjoy singing and want to make this day special for the women of the parish. 16 years ago, Dan Feiten (parishoner, founding member of Ekklesia and composer of Seed, Scattered and Sown), created this special event that continues to this day.

This unique ministry consists of:
One Rehearsal in the Church – Monday, May 7, 7:30 – 9:00pm

And, of course:

Singing at 9:00 am Mass on Mother’s Day – Sunday May 13, 2018
Register here so we know how much music to prepare, or just show up to rehearsal!

Questions? Contact Teresa Stone at tstone@mpbdenver.org

News & Events for March

Lenten Book Club, continues on Wednesdays at 7pm or Thursdays at 9:30 in the Gathering Space.

2nd Half of Life Program Registration.  Program is on April 7thClick here for details.

Stations of the Cross and Soup Supper continues every Friday until March 23rd.
Stations are at 5:30 pm in the church, followed by a Soup Supper in the Parish Center.

WOO-Women’s Outreach Organization-March 8th in the Parish Center
6:15 pm-Fellowship
7:00 pm-Rosary with St. James, A contemporary rosary on the mysteries of Discipleship.

LENTEN PENANCE SERVICE– Thursday March 22 at 7:00 pm.

AGAPE Dinner, Thursday March 29 at 5:30 pm.  Tickets will be on sale the weekends of March 17/18 and March 24/25.

Holy Week Schedule

Holy Thursday- March 29th

Agape Meal – 5:30 p.m. in the Parish Center
Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 7:00 p.m. in the Church
Night Prayer – 10:00 p.m. in the RCIA Room

Good Friday – March 30th

Morning Prayer – 9:00 a.m. in the Church
Stations of the Cross – 3:00 p.m. in Observatory Park (at MPB if inclement weather)
Veneration of the Cross & Passion of the Lord – 7:00 p.m.
Holy Saturday – March 31st

Morning Prayer – 9:00 a.m. in the Church
Easter Vigil – 8:00 p.m. in the Church
Easter Sunday – April 1st

Masses – 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:45 a.m. in the Church
9:00 and 10:45- Also in the Gym.
NO 5:30 pm Mass

News and Events for February

End of Year Statements

2017 Giving statements were mailed January 26, please allow for 1 week for delivery. If you haven’t received your statement by February 6th, please contact the Office.

Ash Wednesday, Wednesday February 14th

Masses will be at 7, 8:30 am and 7 pm. We will also have a prayer service with ashes at noon.

Lenten Book Club 2018

Our Lenten book club will begin on February 21/22 and run through March 21/22. There are two sessions to choose from, either Wednesday evenings at 7pm or Thursday mornings at 9:30. Our discussions are about 1 ½ hours long.

Book Title: What Every Church Member Should Know About Poverty, by Bill Ehlig & Ruby K Payne, Ph.D.

Books will be available for purchase the weekend of February 3rd and 4th following each mass. Cost is $20.00. Please complete the RSVP slip, found at the book table, if you plan to attend the sessions, or contact the Parish Office. We need to know how many people to plan for. Childcare will only be available for the Thursday morning sessions, again please RSVP with this information.

Click here for more details and session syllabus.

The Great St. Vincent de Paul Cover-Up

February 17 & 18

On the first week end of Lent, your St. Vincent de Paul Society volunteers will be collecting gently used, clean blankets, sleeping bags, hats, gloves and mittens for Father Woody’s Haven of Hope.

If you recently downsized and have extra blankets or if you purchased a new bed and the blankets don’t fit or if you have new camping equipment or don’t go camping anymore and have an extra sleeping bag, this is the opportunity to recycle those surplus items and help a homeless person keep warm.

Please drop off you donations, curbside, before and after the Masses on February 17 and 18. Thank you!

Stations of the Cross

5:30 p.m.  Friday, February 16 through  Friday, March 23

Lenten Soup Suppers

After Stations of the Cross in the Parish Center Friday, February 16 through Friday, March 23.

Most Precious Blood Community Blood Drive

Sunday, March 4, noon – 4 pm in the Parish Center

To schedule an appointment please contact Bonfils at 303.363.2300 or visit donors.bonfils.org and use site code E044.

News & Events for December

As we approach the Advent and Christmas season, our staff at Most Precious Blood wishes you and yours a blessed and peaceful season.

Advent and Holiday News and Events

Daily Advent Reflections Opportunity

We invite you to take part in an offer from Liturgical Publications.  They are providing an email of daily Everyday Stewardship Advent Reflections beginning Sunday December 3rd and ending December 24th.  Click this link to sign and receive free reflections during this Advent Season.  http://go.4lpi.com/2017AdventReflections-Sign-Up.html

Advent Concert

Friday December 1st  at 7pm-Loving our World Through Song

MPB choir invites you to join in an evening of music of peace, beauty and justice to prepare for the coming joy of Christmas.

Immaculate Conception, Holy Day

Thursday December 7th, Anticipatory Mass  at 7 pm
Friday December 8th Holy Day Mass at 7:00 am

*CANCELLED* Advent Parish Penance Service

Tuesday December 12th at 7pm in the church

Christmas Schedules—Please note the changes

December 24th   Morning Masses will be at 7:30 and 9:00 am.

Christmas Eve Masses- Please note the time changes

Sunday December 24th masses will be celebrated at 4:00pm, 5:30pm , 7:30pm and midnight.  At  4:00pm, masses will be held simultaneously in the Church, Gym and Parish Center by 3 priests.

Christmas Day

Mass will be celebrated at 10 am.

Sunday December 31st Mass times will be 7:30, 9:00 and 10:45 am, there will not be a 5:30 pm Mass

Holy Day, January 1st

Mass will be celebrated at 7:00 am

Please consider a year end gift to Most Precious Blood offertory and/or the Here For Good Campaign, please go to mpbdenver.org and click on the slider for Year-end giving for information and donation.

News & Events for November

Please join us for these upcoming activities and events in November.

All Saints Day Masses, November 1st at 7 am, 8:30 am and 7 pm.  This is a Holy Day of Obligation

All Souls  Mass, November 2nd at 7pm. This special liturgy will be an opportunity for all those who have lost a loved one this year to honor and celebrate those lives with the MPB community. You are invited to bring a picture of your loved one with you.

Meditation and Movement, Classes will be Nov. 7, 21, 28, Dec. 5 and 12 from 5:30-6:30pm in the Parish Center.

The theme is:  The Joyful Mysteries. These mysteries are marked by the joy radiating from the event of the Incarnation (3rd mystery, the Nativity). This is clear from the very first mystery, the Annunciation, where Gabriel’s greeting to the Virgin of Nazareth is linked to an invitation to messianic joy: “Rejoice, Mary.” The whole of salvation…had led up to this greeting.

WOO-Womens Outreach Organization, November 9th 6:15 to 8:00 pm

Come and join the women of MPB’s Parish for an evening of socializing and service.  Tonight’s service project is for Brent’s Place- Blanket Service Project.

Young Marrieds Group (YMG), November 14th 7:00pm

The next MPB Young Marrieds Group (YMG) Large Group meeting is coming up on Tuesday, November 14! Join us at 7 pm in the parish center for dinner, fellowship and a fun discussion on holiday traditions. If you have been married for 10 years or less, then this is the group for you! Further details will be forthcoming in the Facebook group “MPB Young Marrieds” or by emailing MPByoungmarrieds@gmail.com. Also, mark your calendars for the YMG Holiday party on Thursday November 30th from 7-9:30pm. Prepare for fun holiday treats, a recipe exchange and seasonal beverages. See you soon!

Thanksgiving Mass, Thursday November 23rd at 9:00 am

On this day of gratitude and thanksgiving, we invite you to bring a loaf of bread for to be  blessed and exchanged with another family.

Parish Mission with Dr. Burke-Sullivan Evenings of October 8, 9,10th

 

“Holiness: a Horticultural Internship; Becoming good grapes on the Divine Vine”

Practical dimensions for living the Christian life.

 

Dr. Burke-Sullivan will speak at all Masses the weekend of October 7th  & 8th and will present her Mission talks on

Sunday, Oct. 8 at 6:30 in the church (after the 5:30 Mass) This evenings topic is  “The human foundation of Holiness”

Monday Oct. 9 at 7 pm, This evenings topic is  “ Freedom and Holiness”

Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 7:00 p.m.  This evenings topic  is “The Church as vine and wine”

 

Dr. Eileen C. Burke-Sullivan is the Vice Provost for Mission and Ministry at Creighton University.

September 23rd & 24th Happy Feet Shoe and Sock Drive

The Society of St Vincent de Paul is collecting new socks and gently used men’s, women’s and children’s shoes the weekend of September 23 and 24. This year your donations will go to two homeless shelters, a homeless drop-in center and a community-based clothing bank: Samaritan House Homeless Shelter, Denver Rescue Mission, Father Woody’s Haven of Hope and Integrated Family Community Services. While the need for men’s work and tennis shoes remains a high priority, the greatest need this year for all of these agencies is new socks for men, women and children. So, if you don’t have shoes to recycle, new socks, all sizes, would be greatly appreciated. Collection bins will be curbside before and after the Saturday and Sunday morning Masses on September 23 & 24. Happy feet have shoes and socks.