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Fr. Rich's Weekly Ramblings

Tis the season (as we all know) for gift giving and the holidays.  As we have had the past few years, we will be cooperating with The Women's Care Center in town with a "Giving Tree" during the next few weeks.  You probably remember the drill; we have a tree set up in the gathering space with ornaments that have a specific gift written on them.  Parishioners with their Christmas generosity grab an ornament or two and purchase the gift for the less fortunate and bring them back to put under the tree by ( What is the date?).

This program has been very successful the last few years as you have been particularly generous so I hope that will continue to this year.  Thank you in advance.
 
Next week is already Thanksgiving!  We will have Mass at 9:00 am at St. James on Thanksgiving morning.  That is most appropriate because the word "Eucharist" is from the Greek which literally means "thanksgiving."  Every Mass is the supreme act of giving thanks to God so to go to Mass on Thanksgiving Day is a great thing to do.  I hope to see you there!

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Weekly Schedule

Weekday Mass
Monday | 8:00am | St. James
Tuesday | 8:00am | St. James
Wednesday | 8:00am | St. James
Thursday | 8:00am | St. Elizabeth
Friday | 8:00am | St. James

Weekend Mass
Saturday | 4:30pm | St. James
Sunday | 8:30am | St. Elizabeth
Sunday | 10:30am | St. James

Reconciliation
Saturday | 3:30pm | St. James
By Appointment

Eucharistic Adoration
Wednesday | 8:30am-8:00pm | St. James

Bishop Daniel Felton

Just a word about  the vestment the bishop will be wearing at Mass this morning; it may look familiar because it is the same vestment St. John Paul II is portrayed as wearing in our stained glass window.  Our former bishop, Bp. Schnurr was the executive director of World Youth Day Denver in 1993, when Pope John Paul II said the closing Mass for that event he wore this very vestment.  At the end of the program the Pope gave the vestment to Schnurr as a token of appreciation for the success of the program.  Fast forward many years later, when Schnurr became our bishop he showed me the vestment which I immediately salivated over!  The bishop had appointed me to be his point person for Vocations for the diocese and he told me that as soon as we get 25 seminarians studying for our diocese he would give me the pope's vestment!  We got there!  And when we did we had the highest number of seminarians in the country per capita of any diocese in the country, and the bishop gave me the pope's vestment which now is a major second class relic of my favorite saint and favorite pope.  The last time it was worn was ten years ago after JPII was beatified, and at that time I decided never to wear it again, but it seems most appropriate to have it worn today by our new bishop at the blessing of the sanctuary that portrays the great saint wearing this very vestment.  St. John Paul the Great, pray for us!

Diocese News from The Northern Cross

Jubilees

40 years

Deacon Dennis Anderson 

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Meet our seminarians: David Ringhand 

What seminary are you attending and where are you in the formation process? 

I am attending St. John Vianney College Seminary, and I am in my first year of formation. 

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Father Richard Kunst: Tolerance is not a virtue

As readers of The Northern Cross, you might be in a better place to see this than I am, since I do not get many opportunities to see what parishes other than my own are doing. But I am picking up on a vibe that there is a new (old) trend getting popular again, and at a very fast rate. A little over a year ago I re-introduced the St. Michael Prayer to be said at the end of all Masses in my two parishes. I have to say that addition was very well received by parishioners, but more and more I am hearing of priests all over the place doing the same thing. 

Father Richard Kunst

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Sanctuary Restoration Update

Conrad Schmitt Studios

Conrad Schmitt is the company working on the Sanctuary Restoration. 

Check out their website to see some of their previous work. 

Meet the Artist

Corbert Gauthier is the artist working on the angels for the Sanctuary Restoration. 

Check out his website to see some of his amazing work. 

Parking Lot Update

We are excited to announce that the St. James parking lot is completed and open to park in! This is such a great improvement to our church and school! 

Photo Album

  • St. Elizabeth Church
  • First Communion 2019
  • May Crowning 2019
  • Blessing of the pets - Oct. 8th, 2019

 

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