News & Events for October

Justice Matters Presents: Breaking Open to Make Whole “How Does a Homelessness Crisis Infect the Wealthiest Nation in History?”

Cole Chandler with introduction by Jeannie Ritter

Tuesday, Oct 6  7:00 pm via Zoom

Homelessness is one of the great social and economic challenges of our time. This challenge is often viewed through a local lens, but the scope of the problem spreads all across our country. Over 500,000 Americans are without a home each night, and models suggest that number could increase by as much as 45% in the next year due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This crisis is a complex web of problems that need to be understood at their deepest level, but such an understanding will reveal tried and true solutions that are solving the problem in cities across the globe.

Join Cole Chandler as he explores these themes and describes how a collective recommitment to caring deeply for our neighbors can make us part of the solution.

More information and registration: https://tinyurl.com/BreakinOpenHomelessness

WOO Women’s Outreach Organization

Please join us as we welcome Estelle Nadel, a Holocaust Survivor

Thursday, Oct 8

6:30 pm via Zoom

The Girl Who Sang: The Story of Estelle Nadel

Estelle was a young child when she and her brother escaped Nazi captivity from their jail cell. Once free, Estelle and her brother lived in hiding for two years and ultimately arrived in the United States in 1947. She attributes her survival to singing and music as a personal escape from the horrors she faced.  Hear her extraordinary story of tragedy, hope and survival.

All ladies are welcome!

Registration and more information: https://tinyurl.com/WOOOct2020

10 Things You Need to Know About Voting in Colorado this November

What a wonderful presentation by Peg Perl. Colorado is so on top of assuring the people are heard with their excellent voting procedures.

If you were unable to attend,, here is the link for the presentation. Feel free to share it.

https://tinyurl.com/10ThingsPegPerl    Passcode: qbM=5s9b

We the People:  Building a Just Society

Living Room Conversations

MPB Justice Matters Ministry is pleased to host this series of conversations around topics we are wrestling with during this election season. This series of conversations, helps us explore these beliefs and discover ways to put our faith into action.

You can sign up for one session or as many sessions as meet your interest and fit your schedule.

Next session: Thursday, Sept Sept 8 Politics, Can We Talk?

Additional dates and topics in this series can be found on the registration site. Registration and more Information: https://tinyurl.com/LRCWeThePeople

News & Events for September

10 Things to Know About Voting in Colorado This November

With Peg Pearl Director of Elections – MPB parent and parishioner

Tuesday, Sept 22 7:00 pm via Zoom

Information and Registration : https://tinyurl.com/Vote10ThingsToKnow

Confused about mail in ballots, how to get one, when to turn them in, how do I know it was counted? These and other questions will be addressed in this informative session. Be informed and VOTE!

What can you do today?  Check and update your voter registration address NOW. Counties pull address lists in late September, so if you want that first mailing of ballots to be as correct as possible and delivered to voters everyone needs to be updating addresses and registering online now. It’s easy and only take 2-3 minutes. Go to: https://www.sos.state.co.us/voter/

2020-21 WOO Kick Off!

Thursday, September 17

6:30-8:00 pm

Via ZOOM

Father Pat will be our guest speaker featuring

a spiritual potluck of Q and As

More information and registration:

https://tinyurl.com/WOOKickOff2020

Faith & Racial Equity: Exploring Power & Privilege Module

This is an 8-week module that awakens groups to the economic systems, public policies, cultural norms, and hidden biases that empower some and oppress others.

The Faith & Racial Equity Module will be offered:

Tuesday afternoons 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm. Via ZOOM

September 15- November 3

Tuition: $50 (scholarships available) includes all materials

Limited number of spots are available so early registration is recommended.

Module information: https://tinyurl.com/FREFlyerF20

If you would like more information or to register contact Ann Zimmer via email

We the People:  Building a Just Society

Living Room Conversations

MPB Justice Matters Ministry is pleased to host this series of conversations around topics we are wrestling with during this election season. This series of conversations, helps us explore these beliefs and discover ways to put our faith into action.

You can sign up for one session or as many sessions as meet your interest and fit your schedule.

Next session: Tuesday, Sept 29 6:30 pm-8:00pm   United or Divided?

Additional dates and topics in this series can be found on the registration site. Registration and more Information: https://tinyurl.com/LRCWeThePeople

“Stop the Knock” – Respond Today!

You matter, you count! Census takers will soon begin visiting households that have not responded to the 2020 census. Stop the knock at your door by responding today. Colorado’s census response rate as of August 25 is 67.9%. It has never been easier to complete the 2020 Census online, by phone, or by mail. Visit 2020census.gov to learn more and get counted today!

Forced Like Jesus to Flee

Let us hold our brothers and sisters in prayer on this World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Sept 27, 2020. For. More information and a message from Pope Francis- https://migrants-refugees.va/

“Lord, teach us to see with your eyes, with that welcoming and merciful gaze with which you see our limitations and our fears. Help us to imitate you and how we regard different ideas, behaviors and points of view. Help us to realize that we are part of the same human family, and to find bold new ways of accepting diversity and working together to build communities, families, parishes and civil society.”   Pope Francis

Justice Matters Presents Breaking Open to Make Whole “How Does a Homelessness Crisis Infect the Wealthiest Nation in History?”

Cole Chandler with introduction by Jeannie Ritter Tuesday, Oct 6  7:00 pm via Zoom

Homelessness is one of the great social and economic challenges of our time. This challenge is often viewed through a local lens, but the scope of the problem spreads all across our country. Over 500,000 Americans are without a home each night, and models suggest that number could increase by as much as 45% in the next year due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This crisis is a complex web of problems that need to be understood at their deepest level, but such an understanding will reveal tried and true solutions that are solving the problem in cities across the globe.

Join Cole Chandler as he explores these themes and describes how a collective recommitment to caring deeply for our neighbors can make us part of the solution.

More information and registration: https://tinyurl.com/BreakinOpenHomelessness

News & Events for August

Faith & Racial Equity: Exploring Power & Privilege Module

This is an 8-week module that awakens groups to the economic systems, public policies, cultural norms, and hidden biases that empower some and oppress others.

We’ll introduce a framework for understanding and recognizing racial disparities by looking at power and privilege and how they contribute to racial injustice.  Later sessions will take a deeper dive into specific issues related to power and privilege, including affirmative action, lack of equal access to educational opportunities, disparities within the criminal justice system, and powerful biases in media representation.  

The Faith & Racial Equity Module will be offered :

Tuesday afternoons 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm.

Via ZOOM

September 15- November 3

Tuition: $50 (scholarships available) includes all materials

Limited number of spots are available so early registration is recommended.

Module information: https://tinyurl.com/FREFlyerF20

If you would like more information or to register contact Ann Zimmer via email

Prayer for Back to School- (Optional)

O God, You know that we don’t really know what we are doing.

We want to get school started, but we don’t want to take any risks.

We need Your Holy Spirit to guide us every step of the way,

and the Archangel Raphael to companion

every child and every staff member

and essential worker of every school.

We want to go back to school, dear Lord.

Please show us the way.

~Kathy McGovern

We the People:  Building a Just Society

MPB Justice Matters Ministry is pleased to host this series of conversations around topics we are wrestling with during this election season. Over the past few months, we have hosted 15 conversations on various topics and the MPB community has embraced this opportunity to connect and grow with open arms.  Our faith, through Catholic social teaching ,calls us all to work for the common good, and help build a just society. This series of conversations, helps us explore these beliefs and discover ways to put our faith into action.

So, many questions rise up as we approach November. How do we listen to those who differ from us in their beliefs and experiences? What are the core values we as Americans can agree on? What makes us proud to be Americans? What part does our faith play in politics? How do we respect others while maintaining an ability to speak our mind?  What do we hope and fear about the upcoming election? These and many other thought-provoking questions will be explored during these upcoming conversations.

About Living Room Conversations:

The Living Room Conversation series provides a safe space to have stimulating and mind opening conversations about these topics. By sharing our experiences, we learn more about ourselves and by listening to others we understand each other at a deeper level. These conversations increase respect, reveal common ground, and can help us build community during these times of isolation.

Conversations will be held on ZOOM. Each conversation is 90 minutes. For more information on Living Room Conversations and the over 100 topics they offer- go to their website https://www.livingroomconversations.org.

Series Schedule

You can sign up for one session or as many sessions as meet your interest and fit your schedule.

Tuesday, Sept. 1 6:30 pm- 8:00 pm Listening Courageously

Thursday, Sept. 10 9:00 am-10:30 am America We Want To Be: Founding Aspirations

Tuesday, Sept. 15 6:30 pm- 8:00 pm 2020 Election- Concerns and Aspirations

Thursday, Sept. 24 9:00 am-10:30 am What Are American Values/Ideals

Tuesday, Sept. 29 6:30 pm- 8:00 pm United or Divided

Thursday, Oct. 8  9:00 am-10:30 am Politics- Can We Talk ?

Tuesday, Oct. 13 6:30 pm- 8:00 pm Faith in Politics

Thursday, Oct. 22 9:00 am-10:30 am Politically Correct and Healthy Communication

Registration and more Information: https://tinyurl.com/LRCWeThePeople

Or contact Ann Zimmer

August 29-30 Family to Family Back to School Drive!

Thank you for your amazing generosity! Although our Back to School Drive took on a different look this year, you showed up to support our schools and kids. Our drive collected nearly $8,000 to support schools and students. Annunciation, St Rose of Lima, St Therese and Guardian Angels all received funding to support the school and students as they start school. Families through Birthline received backpacks filled with supplies. Sacred Heart House moms received gift cards to help with back-to—school supplies. Thank you again for your incredible generosity!