Holy Week Schedule

Holy Thursday, April 13

Agape Meal – 5:30 p.m. in the Parish Center, Tickets must be purchased in advance

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 – April 14

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 – April 15

Morning Prayer – 9:00 a.m. in the Church

Easter Vigil – 8:00 p.m. in the Church

 

Easter Sunday – April 16

Masses – 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:45 a.m. in the Church

9:00 and 10:45 in the Gym

No 5:30 Mass

Volunteers Needed

PASTORAL CARE

SHARE THE CARE MINISTRY, a team-based approach to caregiving, is looking for additional volunteers interested in helping our homebound, elderly or ill parishioners with weekly needs such as meals, transportation, or visits.  Currently, we are most in need of drivers for Mass on the weekends or appointments during the week.

LAZARUS BREAVEMENT MINISTRY is looking for parishioners to journey with other parishioners through the first year of grieving the loss of a loved one.  Bereavement ministers offer a listening ear and compassionate presence.  Support to those grieving include cards, calls and one on one visits from time to time.

If you would like to volunteer in either of these ministries or would like more information, please contact Christine in the parish office or at cmaschka@mpbdenver.org

Family Service Collection

Family Service Sundays are a collaboration between our MPB families in the school and in FAITH, our family centered faith formation program.  Our last Service Sunday is April 23rd. Family Service Sunday’s are an opportunity for parents and kids to do projects that benefit several different local agencies. They may be making welcome bags for families at Ronald McDonald House, putting together spaghetti dinners, soup packages or scarves for at risk or homeless people, or creating pet toys for Denver Dumb Friends League.

We would like to offer you the opportunity to be a part of our project by contributing any of  the items listed below. Please bring your contribution to the church gathering space on the weekend of April 1 and 2 and place them in the boxes marked “Family Service Sunday”.

Thank you!

-New/unopened travel size or hotel size shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, soap, toothpaste, deodorant

-New adult size athletic socks

-New children’s coloring books

-New 8 or 12 pack of new crayons

-New fleece fabric by the yard

Lenten Mission March 19-21 Cancelled

The Lenten Mission March 19-21 has been cancelled by our speaker.  We hope to reschedule, look for more information in the fall.

Lent Updates

This Lent, our parish has many opportunities to enhance your journey through this time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

Ash Wednesday, March 1st

Masses will be held at 7:00am, 8:30am and 7:00pm. There will be an ashes only service at noon.

Lenten Book Club

This year’s Lenten Book Club book is Where the Hell is God? by Richard Leonard, SJ. The books are sold out but you can find the book online. The MPB Book Club will meet Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm and Thursday mornings from 9:30-11:00am (following the 8:30 school Mass) in the Gathering Space of the church. There will be childcare available for the Thursday morning sessions (except March 30) for children ages 18 months to 5 years. The dates of the meetings are as follows:

Week 1: March 8 & 9 – Preface & Chapter 1

Week 2: March 15 & 16 – Chapters 2 & 3

Week 3: March 22 & 23 – No Book Club (week of the Parish Mission)

Week 4: March 29 & 30 – Chapters 4 & 5

Week 5: April 5 & 6 – Chapters 6, 7 and conclusion

Stations of the Cross and Soup Supper

On Fridays during Lent different ministries of the parish will be offering the Stations of the Cross at 5:30pm in the church followed by a meatless soup supper in the Parish Center. If you think of it, please bring your own bowls so we can also practice sustainability. Please consider joining us in praying the Way of the Cross this Lent.

Parish Mission Information

A mission preached by Eileen Burke-Sullivan will take place the week of March 19. More information will be provided as we near the dates.

Most Precious Blood Community Blood Drive

Sunday, Feb. 19 from noon to 4 pm in the Parish Center 

Making an appointment to save lives is simple.

Call Bonfils at 303.363.2300 or visit donors.bonfils.org and use site code E044.

Donors who have received a tattoo that was performed in a state-regulated, professional establishment in Colorado or in one of 38 other states WILL be able to donate without being subjected to a 12 month deferral.

For more information please contact Bonfils at 303.363.2202.

Notes from the Office

Look for your year-end statements from the parish to arrive in the mail around the first week of February. If you have been donating electronically, you will get two statements – one from Parish Pay and one from MPB that includes your electronic gifts through Faith Direct.  If you have any questions, please call the parish office.

Upcoming Events: WOO, Life After Loss, and CVV

Women’s Outreach Organization (WOO): A Look at Wellbeing with Jeanie Ritter

Let’s start the year out strong and learn about strategies for enhancing our own wellbeing! Join the WOO ladies as Jeanie Ritter shares this healthy message. All ladies are welcome. Bring a friend, make a new friend!

Thursday, January 12 6:15pm to 8:00pm in the Parish Center

Questions?

Lynn Stambaugh:

lynnstambaugh4@gmail.com; Karen Peterson:kpeterson2@me.com;

Ann Zimmer: azimmer@me.com

Life After Loss Meetings

Life After Loss Morning Group meets every second Tuesday of the month. Their next meeting is on Tuesday, January 10, from 10:00 to 11:15am in the RICA room at church.

Life After Loss Evening Group meets on Tuesday, January 10, in Conference Room A in the Parish Center from 6:30 to 8:00pm.

Both groups are facilitated by parishioner Rosemary Claassen, an experienced grief group facilitator. Please call Rosemary with any questions at 802.324.0276. 

CVV Pancake Breakfast

Join the Colorado Vincentian Volunteers (CVV) for a pancake breakfast after the morning Masses on Sunday, January 15. The breakfast will benefit the Colorado Vincentian Volunteers, a group of young adults who commit a year to serving the poor of Denver and Aurora. The volunteers live in community and participate in a spiritual formation program. Donations will be put toward the group’s bus pilgrimage to the U.S./Mexico border to learn about issues surrounding immigration. Feed your stomach and your soul by eating delicious pancakes and sausage and supporting this meaningful experience for CVV. Please put it on your calendar and invite your friends and family.

 

Holiday Updates

December Events and Mass Times

Holy Day Immaculate Conception, Thursday December 8th, Masses will be at 7 am, 8:30 am and 7 pm.

Advent Parish Penance Service, Tuesday December 13th at 7pm

MPB Music Ministry Concert, December 21st at 7pm

Christmas Masses

Christmas Eve masses  will be at  4, 6, 8 and midnight.  Please note the that at 4 and 6 pm there will be mass in the Church and Gym to accommodate the number attending those services.

Christmas Day mass at 10 am

New Years Day, Masses will be at 7:30, 9:00  and 10:45 am

Office Closures

The Parish Office will be closed from noon on December 23rd until 8 am on Tuesday January 3rd. Thanksgiving.

Should you need a priest for sacramental emergencies during this time, please call the office and follow the prompts for an after hours operator.

We Can Be Kind Recording

Click on the title to listen to Fr. Pat’s  recording of “We Can Be Kind”, by David Friedman.

“Truly one of my favorite modern composers of vocal music. His soul shines through in every note and word.” – Fr. Pat