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Bulletin for Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Denver, CO.

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    Our Lady Of Mount Carmel

    Historic Catholic Church Serving the community since 1894

    Address: 3549 Navajo Street Denver, CO 80211

    Phone: (303) 455-0447 Fax: (303) 455-5487 Parish Hall: (303) 433-1049

    E-mail: [email protected]


    Pastoral Staff Rev. Hugh M. Guentner, OSM Pastor Crystal Peccia Religious Education Shaun Steavenson Minister of Music

    Support Staff Denise Walton Business Manager Bill Coffey Facilities Manager Barbara Iacovetta Secretary/Bulletin Steve Luciano Sacristan

    In Residence

    Rev. Gabriel M. Weber, OSM Rev. Gabriel M. Ramacciotti, OSM Rev. Mark M. Franceschini, OSM



    SUNDAY: 7:00 AM, 9:00 AM, and 11:00 AM

    MON.-FRI.: 7:30 AM SATURDAY: 8:00 AM


    It is our vision at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel,

    a Catholic Community, led by Jesus and

    empowered by the Holy Spirit, to proclaim

    and live the Gospel. We accomplish this

    through our shared Baptism, celebrations

    of the sacraments, prayer, hospitality and

    service to others.

    Visitors and New Parishioners, WELCOME! If you came as a visitor and would like to join Our Lady of Mt.

    Carmel Parish, please return the information below by dropping it in the offertory basket.

    Full Name:_______________________________ Phone: _________________________________ Address:________________________________ ____ New Registration ___Change of Address

    City:____________________ Zip____________ ____ Want Envelopes ___Moving out of Parish

    E-mail:__________________________________ _____ Receive Monthly Newsletter Electronically

    MARCH 24, 2013

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    OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL DENVER, COLORADO Food For Faith Living from the desk of Fr. Mark

    Each year we come to the most sacred events of our faith and religion having the opportunity to live it personally, the path to living faith. This requires much more than words and prayers, of tears and sadness, of repentance and reform. It is to enter into what God desires most: an intimate, personal relationship with each of us. Given our human condition we fall short, but renewing intent pleases God for it expresses our honesty, sincerity and integrity the true ways we relate to God. Todays readings make it easy to place ourselves at these events. We can place ourselves with the crowd saying, Blessed is the king Who comes in the name of the Lord! We renew it at every Eucharist if we are truly present. We are also present when Pilate scourges Jesus though finding Him innocent. Fickle and faithless, we join in with Crucify Him! There is false and useless security in belonging. Closer to home, we can get personal because weve all experienced the fear of Peter when threatened: I do not know Him. All his bravado and mouthing of faithful courage vanish at the presence of danger to our well-being. Welcome to the human race! Thank God for compassion. At Peters 3rd denial, Jesus turns and looks at him. Peter weeps bitterly. We wonder; was it a look of anger, disapproval, of betrayal or was it a look of loving forgiveness? This prompts tears, not the remorse, fear and despair of Judas! He couldnt believe he would be forgiven. These are personal choices for each of us. One leads to faith renewed and hope restored. The other leads to death. We cannot comprehend God or what Love Personified is. Yet, if we want to live faith, we can be moved to the depths of our being when we consider Gods love and come to the critical truth of faith, God loves me! This truth removes the fears and insecurities we deal with daily. It affirms my dignity and sacredness, initiates my response: I will take up my cross and follow Jesus. It is not a cross of wood, but one of love. St. Paul (2nd reading) gives perspective: we cant comprehend God; we can appreciate and respond to a Love Who joins us as one of us, Who brings forgiveness and life after death. When we rejected it and Him, He freely chooses to die to convince us of the Love and the ultimate fulfillment of Gods will for the human family! Believing this makes faith open-ended and unending.

    Saturday, March 23 - Anticipated Sunday Mass 4:00 pm-+Deceased of Luciano Family/Steve & Mary Lou

    Sunday, March 24 - PALM SUNDAY 7:00 am-Our Parishioners 9:00 am-St. Joseph/David DeJiacomo 11:00 am-+Phyllis Palizzi/Duke & Mary Ann Laconte Monday, March 25 7:30 am-+Josephine Parisi/Norma Butero 5:30 pm-+Angeline Volpe/Christine DeRose Tuesday, March 26 7:30 am-+Jane Bertsch/Kenneth Delmonico 5:30 pm-+John & John, Jr. Stremer/Mancinelli Family Wednesday, March 27 7:30 am-+DorothyVecchiarelli/Patty Wieser 5:30 pm-+Clyde Archer/Joan & Sandy Mancinelli Thursday, March 28 - Holy Thursday 7:00 pm- Mass of Our Lords Supper/Our Parishioners Friday, March 29 - Good Friday 7:00 pm- Passion of Our Lord/Day of Fast & Abstinence Saturday, March 30 - Holy Saturday 8:00 pm- Easter Vigil/ Our Parishioners

    Sunday, March 31 - EASTER SUNDAY 7:00 am-+Ange Volpe/Paul & Patty Stafford 9:00 am-+Joe, Reies, Aaron Medina/Silver Medina 11:00 am-+Mary Volz/Elaine Gerk

    St. Joseph, Pray for us!

    Prima Domenica Mass is celebrated in Italian the first Sunday of each month

    at 9:00 am. A Cultural Reception is celebrated in the Parish Hall after the Mass. BAPTISMS 2013 Baptisms are scheduled quarterly on the following Sundays

    at 12 Noon: January 13th, April 14th, July 14, October 13th.

    Baptismal class is mandatory. You must make arrangements with the priest

    first. Classes are on the Thursday January 10th, April 11th, July 11th,

    October 10th at 7:00 pm in the Parish Office.

    MARRIAGE A wedding may be scheduled after a consultation with a

    priest or deacon. Please call the rectory for an appointment. Please

    notice preparation is eight months to a year. RECONCILIATION Saturday: 3:30-4:00 pm or by appointment with Confessor. ANOINTING OF THE SICK Upon request. Please call the rectory. FUNERALS Please call the office before arrangements are made.

    SICK LIST Paula Seno Lyon*Cheryl Carlson*Leonard Piccolo*Adilynn

    *Katherine Thomasson*Mary & Dwain Spreier & Family *Helen Philips*Katie Gallegos*Tammy Pullano

    *Myrtle & Frank Amato*Lela Casa*Jerry Canzona *Sandy Moses*Cris Brumaugh*Rosemary Zamboni

    *Steve Zipperle*John Winczewski*Natalie Martinez *Don Hendricks*Millie Zarlengo*Frank Cordova *Cynthia Ramirez*Linda Marinaro*Margie Lee

    *Meta Schneringer*Firemen*Police*Military Personal

    Weekly Offering March 16 & 17 = $4,359.00

    REST IN PEACE Bernice Guarasci

    Servite Father Edward Penonzek, OSM

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    12 (noon) - 2:00 pm - St. Josephs Table in the hall


    Feast of the Annunciation

    TUESDAY, MARCH 26 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Black

    Hawk Trip

    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27 8:00 am - Via Matris

    6:30 pm - Choir Practice

    THURSDAY, MARCH 28 6:30 pm - Religious Ed meet

    in the Church 7:00 pm - Remembrance of the

    Lords Supper

    FRIDAY, MARCH 29 12 (noon) - 3:00 pm-

    Church opens for private pray-er

    2:00 pm - Stations of the Cross 7:00 pm - Passion of the Lord


    SATURDAY, MARCH 30 8:00 pm - Easter Vigil Service


    7:00, 9:00 & 11:00 am - Mass

    The Office will be closed half a day Thurs., March 28

    all day Fri., March 29 all day Mon., April 1

    If you judge people, you

    have no time to love

    them. -Mother Teresa

    Holy Spirit, look with favor upon our new Holy Father, Pope Francis, as he begins his mission as

    Shepherd of the Universal Church.

    May he be a holy servant, a strong leader, and a faith-filled guardian of the teachings of

    Jesus Christ.

    As the Vicar of Christ and successor of St. Peter, may he be filled with zeal for the truth and may his heart be filled with deep compassion

    and love for the least ones among us. May he experience your peace and grace in

    abundance, as you pour forth upon him your spiritual gifts of wisdom, understanding, wonder and awe,

    counsel, knowledge, fortitude and piety.

    O Beloved Holy Spirit, bless and watch over our new Pope and, be with him, and us, as we begin

    this new journey of faith together.

    We ask these things through Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen.

    ALTAR & ROSARY St. Josephs Table takes place in the hall on the weekend of March 23 & 24. On Sat., the 23rd, we start seating at 4 pm and on Sun., the 24th, we begin at noon. RESPECT LIFE We pray for babies born alive after an abortion, may they be blessed by the presence of a person who will care for them.

    Rice Bowls This weekend, March 23 & 24, we turn our Rice Bowls in at Mass. Lent is coming to an end. Spend time Thurs. thru Sat., March 28th - 30th, by preparing yourselves for Easter through the Triduum(Holy Thursday Mass at 7 pm, Good Friday memorial of Christs Passion, 2 pm and 7 pm and Holy Saturday at The Easter Vigil at 8 pm). This will bring us to the Easter Celebration on March 31st (7, 9, & 11 am). Save the date for The Libre Initiative Forum Sat., Apr. 6th, at 10 am, 4849 Bannock St., Denver. Go to [email protected], or call Solomon 720-484-9194 to register or for more information. St. Dominics Church is hosting A Titanic Evening A Night to Remember on Sat. Apr. 20th at 5 pm. For more information call St. Dominics parish office at 303-455-3613. Save the date Thurs., April 18th, 11:30am-1:00 pm for a Spring Benefit Luncheon with Michael Norton, J.D.Div. Call the Alternatives Pregnancy Center at 303-298-8815 or [email protected] Have for more information. Passion Play of Denver Hes Alive! in English , March 24th, (Sun.), March 27th (Wed.) and March 30th (Sat.) or in Spanish March 25th (Mon.) & March 26th (Tues.). The doors open at 6:00 pm at the Lakewood Church of the Nazarene, 1755 Dover St., Lakewood. For more info go to or call 720-310-8765. The Diocese of Pueblo presents a Spring Study Day, May 6-7 (Mon. - Tues.) featuring Fr. Ronald Rolheiser, OMI. Contact Katie Chrisman for more information at

    Lord we Pray: May young people be inspired by the Year of

    Faith to listen attentively and respond to Gods call to

    priesthood and religious life.