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  • 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

    DeaconsLeo Truscott

    Terry Schmader

    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 ........................................................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

    Pastors Notes:

    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

    1 Volunteer

    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

    Mass Intentions

    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 &

    Lu Kerski

    Wednesday, January 27, 2016

    8:00 am - () Patricia Fennell by Madonna & Joseph Hayes

    Thursday, January 28, 2016

    8:00 am - (I) For Priests Intention

    Friday, January 29, 2016

    8:00 am - () Paula Lancaster by Dad (Dave Lancaster)

    Saturday, January 30, 2016

    8:00 am - (I) Intention of Zulema & Family

    4:00 pm - (I) Pro Populo

    Calendar of Events 2016

    Sunday, January 24 7:30am Mass in Church

    9:00am Mass at St. Anns in Palisade

    10:00am Mass in Church Youth Rite of


    3:30-7:30pm Youth Group

    4pm Bible Study

    3:30-7:30pm Confirmation Youth Group

    4-5:30pm DVD SeriesDeacon Leo

    5pm Mass at Mesa University in Ballroom

    6:00pm Mass in Church

    Monday, January 25 8am Mass in Chapel

    7pm Flute

    Tuesday, January 26 8am Mass in Chapel

    9:15-11am Adult EducationDeacon Leo

    2:30pm Staff Meeting

    6:30pm RCIA

    7pm Centering Prayer

    Wednesday, January 27 8am Mass in Chapel

    4:30pm OSB

    5:30-7pm Adult Education-Deacon Leo

    6-7:30pm Faith Formation Thursday, January 28 8am Mass in the Chapel

    9-11am Moms Group

    3-5pm Adoration

    Friday, January 29 8am Mass in Church

    9am Bulletin Assembly

    Saturday, January 30 8am Mass in Chapel

    Noon Gutierrez Memorial Mass

    10am-Noon Baptism Class

    2:30-3:30pm Confessions 4:00pm Mass in the Church 5:30-9:00pm Knights of Columbus

    Steak Dinner in the parish hall

    Readings for the Week of January 23/24, 2015

    Sunday: Neh 8:24, 5-6, 8-10; 1 Cor 12:12-30;

    Lk 1:1-4, 4-14

    Monday: Acts 22:3-16; Mk 16:15-18

    Tuesday: 2 Tm 1:1-8; Mk 3:31-35

    Wednesday: 2 Sm 7:4-17; Mk 4:1-20

    Thursday: 2 Sm 7:18-19, 24-29; Mk 4:21-25

    Friday: 2 Sm 11:1-4, 5-10, 13-17; Mk 4:26-34

    Saturday: 2 Sm12:1-7, 10-17; Mk 4:35-41

    Prayer Opportunities:

    Morning Prayer: Monday-Friday 7:30am in the Chapel

    Morning Mass: Monday-Saturday 8:00am in the Chapel

    Evening Prayer: Monday-Friday 4:45pm in the Chapel

    Adoration: Thursdays from 3-5:00pm in the Chapel

    Centering Prayer: Tuesday Evenings from 7-8:15pm

    in the IHM Library

    Rosary: After 8:00am Weekday Mass in the Chapel

    The LOVE of a Family is one of Lifes Blessings.

  • January 24, 2016 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Faith Formation, Journey of a Lifetime...

    During this Year of Mercy, grab the CD "7 Secrets of Divine

    Mercy" from the kiosk in the narthex, and listen to best-selling

    author Vinny Flynn, as he shares his 7 secrets and Christ's

    message of love for each of us.

    SYMBOLON The Catholic Faith Explained!


    The early Church, Christians described their Creed,

    Statement of Faith as a symbolon, seal or

    symbol of the faith. This DVD series with study

    guide is a 20 week course that can be a full study or

    a pick and choose of the study you want to learn

    more about. We are called through our baptism to be

    on the mission of Jesus Christ and the Churchs new

    evangelization. Many feel inadequate to talk freely

    about the faith and so we dont. This course is used by

    Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults and Children

    teams, i.e., RCIA and RCIC. BE ON JESUS


    SCHEDULE is in the narthex: the study dates,

    times, and specific study.

    Contact: Deacon Leo Truscott, Immaculate Heart of

    Mary, 970-242-6121 to register or get more infor-

    mation. Study books are available or just sit through

    the course.

    Session Four: The Story of Salvation: Creation,

    Fall and Redemption

    Tuesday Morning: January 26th, 9:15 am to

    11:00 am in St. Jude Room

    Wednesday Evening: January 27th, 5:30 pm to

    7:00 pm in St. Jude Room


    I wonder if we need a new will or

    trust as we have a new grandchild? I

    wonder if our old will is up-to-date?

    I wonder if a will and insurance will be enough to

    take care of our children if something should happen

    to me or my husband?

    Maybe well find out on Saturday, February 6th at

    10am at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish.

    Sacramental Preparation for First Eucharist

    Sacramental Preparation for children receiving our Lords

    sacred body & blood for the first time will begin this February.

    Holy Communion class session dates are: February 24, March

    2, 9 & 16. (break for Easter season) returning for April 13 & 20.

    First Eucharist retreat is on Saturday, April 23 at 12:00 noon-

    3:00pm. Classes are on Wednesday evenings at 6:00pm in the

    parish hall. Child care is provided. Mass for all communicants

    receiving will be on Saturday, May 7th at 12:00pm NOON

    followed by a reception in the parish hall. Contact Irene at

    242-6121 for further information.

    St. PeterCornerstone of Catholicism

    DVD series and study with Deacon Leo Truscott

    Start Time is 4:00pm and ends at 5:30pm

    Nest Session is Sunday, January 24th in the parish library.

    Faith Not Fear: Walking in Trust

    Childrens Faith Formation catechists & aides

    are invited to dinner & meeting on Thursday,

    February 4th at 5:30 p.m. in the St. Jude room.

    Please R.S.V.P. to Irene at the parish office


    Coffee and Donuts will not be served this coming

    Sunday 1-24-16 after the 10:00 Mass for lack of

    host. Please remember that you have to sign up in

    advance in the "red book" or call Bonnie 243-4698.

    BAPTISM CLASS: There will be a baptism class

    from 10am to noon on Saturday, January 30th.

    To sign up contact Cody in the parish office 242-6121.

  • January 24, 2016 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Knights of Columbus Steak Dinner

    Saturday, January 30th from 5:30 to 7:00 pm

    $13 per person

    Tickets must be purchased in advance!

    Rib eye steak, green beans, roll, baked

    potato, salad, desert and drink.

    Proceeds will help pay for the new Crucifix in the

    Friendship room. This is the last week to buy tickets

    and they are available after mass or call

    Jim Nasalroad at 640-3263.

    Another successful year hosting men

    from Homeward Bound has been completed

    thanks to the help of many people who volunteered

    their time and/or donated food for the two weeks we just

    finished. The men are now the guests of Redlands United

    Methodist Church for the next 2 weeks.

    We want to especially thank those who volunteered to

    stay overnight: Robert Bray, Tim Casey, Dave Duncan,

    Bobbie Evans, Pete Fregetto, John Heideman, Miles

    LaHue, Dave Lancaster, Bart Lockhart, Kyle Lockhart,

    Dave Murphy, Bob Stepan, Peg Stepan, Pete Meyers,

    Rick Peterson, Ann Peterson, Chris Pipken, Paul Redig,

    Brian Sargent, Tom Sargent, Dennis Simpson, Mitch

    Schierland, Cliff Ulman, Zulema Valencia, Art Weber,

    Marv Walworth, Ken Wesolowski, John Withers, Gen

    Yanowich, Angie Zdunich and Mike Sewell.

    Another special thanks to those who prepared breakfasts

    and dinners: Members of the Knights of Columbus,

    members of the Ladies Auxiliary, Judy Campbell, Donna

    Mae Donohue, Jeanie MacArthur, Mary Knob, Nancy

    McCarroll, Barb Davis, Leslie McDonald, Shauna, Karen

    Sjoberg, David Wells, Joe Doak, Julia Marston, Alex

    Schmidt & family, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith, Barb

    Walders & family, Judy Spillane, Jane Lake, Anita

    Martinez & friends from St. Anns, Andrea Siegel &

    family, Melissa Scott, Jan & Steve Gammill, Dennis &

    Joan Haberkorn, and Eileen McGinnis.

    A great many people brought in food for the men and

    simply dropped it off, so we dont have their names, but

    thank you for this essential service. Our guests so

    appreciated your thoughtfulness and the bounty of food!

    Kudos to the three coordinators of this program: Tom

    Chapman Mike Sewell Patricia Amadeo. Not only did

    they organize, recruit and schedule, they were on hand to

    offer hospitality, answer questions, and sometimes to stay

    overnight when a scheduled volunteer couldnt come in.

    A big thanks to Tim Gasperini without whom nothing

    could have happened as he drove the van back and forth

    each morning and evening to Homeward Bound.

    This week, we will take up the Collection for the

    Church in Latin America.

    In Peru, the 14 villages of Chazuta, in

    Moyobamba, are all located away from the

    city center, with the most remote only

    accessible by boat. Through our help members of the

    Chazuta villages will feel the love and support of the

    universal Church. Please support programs like these and

    give generously.

    Holy Family School Bingo


    February 4 & 18, March 3 & 17,

    April 7 & 21 and May 5 & 19.

    Bingo starts at 6:30pm. Cost is $10. Concessions will

    be available.

    Childrens Liturgy of the Word

    One ministry which has been put on hold for a while is the

    Childrens Liturgy of the Word. With the Diocese of

    Pueblo rules for safe environment, we are obliged to have

    two adults accompany our children with their catechists if

    they are going to the chapel during Mass. In order for this

    ministry to continue, we will need at least two adults to be

    with the children and teachers at the 10am Mass. Would

    you like to make this your ministry and volunteer once a

    month? Please contact Jack Stuckenschneider at the parish

    office : 242-6121, and find out more to help establish this

    ministry within our parish again.

    Pictorial Directory - Many people have asked if they

    have missed out in getting their free book.

    The process has been very lengthy and you can watch

    the bulletin for announcement of when they will

    actually start printing. They will be delivered to the

    church approximately 30 days after that with your

    name on it and also the free 5x7 print. Call Bonnie for

    any questions 243-4698.

    We have a few openings on the back page of our

    bulletins. Would you care to advertise each Sunday? A

    small space is just $200/year and a double $360. Call

    Bonnie at 243-4698 for any questions.

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