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.

MPB’s Fall Festival, Sunday September 17th

Come and spend an afternoon with your fellow parishioners.

We will have Bar-B-Q, live music and games. Festivities start at noon.

Hurricane Harvey Relief Collection

This past weekend you gave generously to the collection for Hurricane Harvey Relief and we are sending those funds totaling $18,154.00 to Catholic Relief Services to aid in the recovery. We are blessed to have a parish who answered this call.

Please keep those affected by Hurricane Irma in your prayers as they go forward to assess damages and begin the clean- up process.

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

August 15th

Masses @ 7 am, 8:30 am and 7 pm

Holy Day of Obligation

Parish Center and Offices Update

As we are moving forward with the finalization of the plans, we wanted to introduce to all of you our Building Committee for the New Parish Center and Offices.  Please continue to watch for exciting news and updates in the coming weeks.

 

Fr. Pat

Mitch Costanzo

Scott DeWeese

Rick Ehrman

Kyle Erickson

Steve Fenton, Chair

Gary Gregory

Pat Higgins

Mary Knowles

UPDATES: Archbishops Appeal

Here is where we are in the Archbishops Appeal as of June 1

Goal – $221,999

Pledged – $138,347

Paid to date – $79,780

Number participating – 410

Average gift – $337

If you were considering a gift and haven’t yet, there are envelops available in the  Bulletin Rack in the Gathering Space,  or you can go online to www.archden.org and click on the “Donate” button.

Summer is Almost Here!

Summer is knocking on the door and here is what is happening at MPB.

  • As we wrap up the 2016/2017 year we would like to Congratulate our 2017 Confirmation Classes. We confirmed 139 confirmandi  in the last 2 months.
  • Our K-8’s last day of school is on June 2nd.
  • The ELC summer program begins June 5th.
  • The Parish office hours are Monday through Thursday 8-4 and Friday 8-noon.
  • Please check the Formation and Education pages after July 1 for current information and registration for our FAITH and Religious Education classes for the fall.
  • The Here for Good Capital Campaign is in full swing. Keep checking in for exciting new updates in the next few months.
  • Mark your calendar for our Parish Picnic on September 17th following the 10:45 mass.

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