Please remember to check our Parish Calendar for the most up to date information.
Life After Loss meeting
Tuesday, November 12, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in the Parish Office’s conference room.
This group is facilitate by Rosemary Classen, an experienced grief group facilitator.
Thursday November 28th at 9a.m.
Family to Family Holiday Update
- If you missed your opportunity to sponsor a family or senior, please contact Ann. We do have a waiting list and many times we have late applications.
- PLEASE make sure you have returned the bottom portion of the card for your family. It is important for us to track who has been sponsored so that no one is left out.
- Please be persistent in reaching your family or senior. If they don’t answer the first time, try- try again. Contact one of the coordinators on your card if you have challenges or need assistance. Perhaps send a card to your family / senior to introduce yourself.
- Reach out and connect with your family or senior before Nov. 10 to introduce yourself.
- Birthline toys (red angels) can be returned unwrapped to the Gathering Space Dec 1-15
Thank you in advance for your generosity and support.
We are looking for translators to help with the Christmas program. If you speak another language, especially Spanish, and would be available to help cross the language barrier, please contact Ann. We especially need translators the Saturday, Dec 6.
Thanksgiving Food bags for our seniors at Tapiz and North Lincoln will be distributed after all Masses Nov. 9-10. Please return the filled bags with requested items to the Gathering Space after all Masses on Nov 16-17. We will be delivering the bags to the seniors on Nov 19. If you’re interested in helping to deliver and enjoy a pizza lunch with the seniors, contact Ann Zimmer.
WOO SERVICE OUTREACH
Blanket’s for Brent’s Place
Join the ladies of WOO on Thursday, Nov. 14 6:15-8:00 pm, as we make blankets for Brent’s Place. We’ll be meeting in the school cafeteria. Join in community as we serve others and also learn about the wonderful services offered by Brent’s Place for children with cancer. Get more details at: https://tinyurl.com/BrentsWOO19
All ladies are welcome!
Vigil at the Aurora GEO Detention Center
Hosted by AFSC & Coloradans For Immigrant Rights and Colorado People’s Alliance
Monday, November 4 2019 at 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
3130 Oakland St, Aurora, CO 80010-1502
Carpool leaves MPB at 5:15, arrive at Parish Office @ 5:00.
Movie at 4:15 @ Parish Office
Supporters gather each quarter to stand together for our neighbors and our families and against detention and deportation. The spirit of this vigil is to lift the stories and experience of real people struggling to overcome the extreme consequences of ensnarement in our immigration and criminal justice systems. The November vigil will have an altar for Day of the Dead to remember those who have died in detention.
MPB Justice Matters Ministry is organizing a group to join in support. Meet at MPB at 5:00 pm and carpool leaves at 5:15 pm. We’ll gather after to reflect on our experiences back at MPB. You are also invited to view the short video @ 4:15pm, before the vigil, “Immigrants for Sale” which documents how immigrants are used to profit the private prison industry. Contact Ann if you’re interested in participating in either the vigil or the movie.
Day to Serve-
Nov 20 9:00am-12:30pm
Join MPB teacher Barbara Garrett as we serve the working poor at Metro Caring. As Denver’s frontline anti-hunger organization, Metro Caring builds equity by nourishing neighbors, providing tools to thrive and fostering community. Metro Caring uses a holistic approach to meet people’s immediate need for nutritious food while also sustainably addressing the root causes of hunger.
To sign up and get more information go to: https://tinyurl.com/Day2ServeNov19 or contact Ann Zimmer
Thank you to all who served at Food 4 Thought on Oct 18. The MPB School “Charity Team” along with other MPB community members packed power sacks for over 30 area schools needing healthy food for the weekends.
Called to Be an Advocate: Who Me?
Often advocacy can take the form of having a courageous conversation with someone who may have a different view or opinion. How do we have those compassionate conversations? Here are a few ideas: https://tinyurl.com/compassionateDialogue
Stories from the Margins….Building Bridges of Compassion
An Evening of Stories, Music, Prayer and Reflection
Friday, November 15 7:00pm MPB Church
Come join for an evening of stories and music sponsored by the MPB Music Ministry and Justice Matters Ministry. The evening will feature the stories of our neighbors who are marginalized along with the opportunity to process in community and delve deeper through the power of music, reflection and prayer.