ScheduleSaturday 4:00 p.m.
Sunday Masses:7:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.
Monday-Saturday: 8:00 a.m.
Holy Days:Vigil Mass: 6:00 p.m.8:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.
Reconciliation:Saturday: 2:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m.
or by appointment
Adoration:Thursdays: 3:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.
Office Hours:M-F, 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
Closed 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Lunch)
St. Ann, PalisadeSunday Mass: 9:00 a.m.on Holy Days: 5:30 p.m.
10:30 Mass each Tuesday of each month9:30 a.m. Mass each Tuesday at
Palisade Living Center (151 E. 3rd St.)
Infant Baptism & Middle School Youth Cody Stowe 242-6121 ext 220 1
High School Youth & Teen Confirmation Andrea Stanton 242-6121 ext 207
Coordinator Faith Formation Irene Fritzler 242-6121 ext 204
Marriage & FuneralsCall Bev Goodrich at least SIX months prior to the wedding. 242-6121 ext 206
Annulments Bev Goodrich 242-6121 ext 206 Fr. Don Malin 242-6121 ext 205
Director of RCIA Ramana Konantz 242-6121 ext 211
Homebound MinistryPlease call the office to schedule home or hospital visits 242-6121 ext 206
Emergency Anointing: Office (24 hrs.) 242-6121
We the Catholic Parish Community of Immaculate Heart of Mary, in the legacy of Mary, our model in faith, affirm our spiritual foundation in the Blessed Trinity and our commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Bread of Life. We rejoice in our spiritual vitality as a diverse parish population and embrace all persons as children of God. We dedicate ourselves to the ministry of our Christian faith, commit to the future of our parish through spiritual development and education, and offer sanctuary and service to those in need.
Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish790 26 Road Grand Junction, Colorado 81506Phone: (970) 242-6121 Fax: (970) 256-0276
Parish Staff Pastoral Assistant Bev Goodrich
Liturgy & Music Jack Stuckenschneider
High School Youth Ministry Andrea Stanton
Middle School Youth Ministry Cody Stowe
Coordinator of Faith Formation Irene Fritzler
Director of RCIA Ramana Konantz
Pastors Clerk Ginny Revel
Business Manager John Gratkowski
Parish Secretary Sue Miller
Bookkeeper Wendy Williams
Office Assistant Margaret McWilliams
Staff Support Associate Cheryl Morelli
Building Services Henry Rivera
Maintenance Frank De Losa
Finance CouncilJoe Doak 241-1226Chair, Lydia Meyers 242-1602Cathy Lemarr 712-4026Mary Simpson 257-0650Doug Nelson 254-9484Terry Schmader (303) 903-1834 x
Parochial VicarRev. Isaac Kariuki
Pastoral Council Chair, Sean Allen 257-1536 Luke Konantz 434-2333Tom Chapman 243-4927Mitch Schierland 812-2447
Pastor Very Rev. Don Malin, V.F
St. Ann Mission, Palisade................Fr. Isaac Kariuki..970-464-5024
Holy Family SchoolPrincipal...Jake Aubert....................242-6168Development CoordinatorNicolana Walsh...242-6168
Counseling & Education Center .................. 2708 Patterson Rd ......................243-9539 GV Catholic Outreach .............................................245 S. 1st St. .....................241-3658 GV Peace & Justice .......................................740 Gunnison Ave ..................... .243-0136 Mesa Catholic Campus Ministry ............................875 Bunting ......................241-3670www.mesacatholic.org ........................................................Campus Mass: Sundays 5 p.m.
To register, please stop by the Parish Office or call 242-6121.
January 24, 2016 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
On the feast of the Holy Family, one of the cluster of feasts around Christmas, Pope Frances
had this remark during one of his addresses: The true joy that's experienced in the family
isn't something random or accidental. It is a joy that is the result of the deep harmony
between people, who savor the beauty of being together, of supporting each other on life's
journey," he said.
That joy also is always rooted in "God's presence, his welcoming love, mercy and patience toward everyone. If one doesn't
open the door of the family to God's presence and his love, the family loses harmony, individualism prevails and joy is
extinguished," he said.
My take-away from this is that it is something both important and intentional that we need to bring to our family life. That
something is a God-centered Charity; caring for others and keeping God at the center of our families.
Nowadays, we have so bought into the individualism of modern society that we now are seeing the negative effects of it going
too far. Individualism is great when dealing with personal achievement, and in difficulty to insist on our personal and
individual dignity as human persons. However, we can take it too far and obliterate the balance brought about by an under-
standing that as individuals we must contribute to the common good, else we will devolve into a sick narcissism. By this I
mean that we will have as our only, or even dominant point of reference the self. When we do this, we begin to ask selfish
questions like Whats in it for me? This is detrimental to family life and our society.
In one family I know, where every request for a contribution to the family in terms of chores is met with How much money
will you pay me to do that chore? Whats in it for ME? This is not right. We need to teach our children (and adult children
also need to learn) that we are responsible to each other, to help one another, to contribute without counting the cost, to be
responsible to the good of family--and by extension to society and to the Kingdom of Heaven.
A second negative influence that modernity has brought to our families is secularism. The goal of secularism is to remove any
religious motivation or discourse from the body politic. When we opt for secularism we choose to silence the voices of the
Faithful. The antidote to a God-less society is keeping God at the center of the family. This can begin in very simple ways:
prayer together in the morning, at meals, at times of trouble, and in the evening before bed. Weekly Mass attendance on
Sunday is directed at combating godlessness. But it goes further than that. When we discipline our children, bringing Gods
moral laws (the 10 commandments, the two great commandments and the beatitudes, to name only three) into the teachable
moment is a way to be God-centered. To read from scripture or some spiritual reading and discuss it briefly, every dinner time
is another way to contextualize daily activity in the faith. Of course, this presumes that your family has dinner together every
day. Perhaps fewer stops to grab something at the local fast-food might help with that? Or if there is a game or some other
activity, planning for the WHOLE FAMILY to attend and to eat before or after would ensure the focus on family and of God.
It takes planning, and it takes sacrifice--but both of these are good for the soul.
When God is at the center, and charity is the goal in the family, we will keep our individualism in check by always seeking to
find how we can best contribute to the common good of the family, to society and to the Kingdom of God.
Sincerely in Christ,
Fr. Don Malin
January 24, 2016 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Minister Schedule for January 30/31, 2016
4:00 pm, January 30 (I) Pro Populo
Presider: Fr. Don Malin
Servers: K. Church, Z. Shettler
Lector: S. Caiza Valera, B. Kline
Eucharistic: 9 Volunteers
Hospitality: 7 Volunteers
7:30 am, January 31 () Earl & Dorothy Godwin by Richard
Presider: Fr. Isaac Kariuki
Servers: M. Pierce, E. Ryan
Lector: M.K. Katzer, L. Manchester
Eucharistic: C. Cadez, J. Cadez, K. Dornburg-Ryan, P. Fregetto,
D. Lancaster, 4 Volunteers
Hospitality: G. Ambrosier, A. Ambrosier, D. Lytle, B. Watts, Garrett Watts
10:00 am, January 31 (I) For Priests Intention
Presider: Fr. Isaac
Servers: I. King, M.P. Woodward, G. Yanowich, A. Yanowich
Lector: W. Brandstoettner, T. Cooper
Eucharistic: L. Konantz, P. Mah, C. Murphy, A. Peterson, C. Rosa,
C. Woodward, T. Woodward, 4 Volunteers
Hospitality: L. Eckman, J. Gratkowski, M. Kates, J. Keenan, A. Martinez,
C. Nasalroad, J. Nasalroad, D. Radebaugh
6:00 pm, January 31 (I) For Priests Intentions
Presider: Fr. Juan Pablo Urribe
Servers: E. Priske, J. Priske
Lector: B. Beyrer, T. Casey
Eucharistic: J. Grumley, J. Peugh, 7 Volunteers
Hospitality: 7 Volunteers
Sunday, January 24, 20156
7:30 am - (I) For Priests Intention
10:00 am - (I) For Priests Intention
6:00 pm - (I) Pro Populo
Monday, January 25, 2016
8:00 am - (I) For Priests Intention
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
8:00 am - () Martin Arruabarrena by Cathy Lamarr &