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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

    EASTER SUNDAY - MARCH 31, 2013

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

    The splendor of the natural world and wonder of the supernatural ever convince us of being more than complimentary to each other and the fulfillment of both are one. We come to this realization and the life energy it provides and seek to express this union with meaningful and uplifting signs, symbols and analogies. The joy of Spring reawakening the earth from its winter sleep is surpassed in joy by Easter truth! We rejoice in what is beyond comprehension and trust our acceptance and thanksgiving will be lived meaningfully and sincerely. The joys of spring readily relate to Easter life. The Scriptures are but one of many human efforts to record the magnificence and glory of the transcendence of God. If there Is to be faith-living, it must reflect on the splendors of nature and the awesomeness of the universe connecting these wondrous expressions of beauty and life with the immense treasure of Gods love. It is beyond knowing or imaging, but not beyond accepting and appreciating, faiths foundation. We can all give correct answers to the vital questions of the Catechism. Sadly, we can do that minus faith. Knowing the answer is not the same as believing what it means and requires. St. Peter ( 1st reading) gives us an overview concluding true belief brings forgiveness and life renewed. St Paul (2nd reading) delves deeper. The risen Lord means our meaning is now of what is above and not of what is on earth. Our life centers on living as Jesus taught us. More clearly, Paul uses yeast as a teaching tool. Yeast leavens the dough. Our former life (old yeast) was of malice and sin; we celebrate Easter with the new yeast and life of sincerity and truth. The Easter stories all energize faith, hope and love, replacing sadness, fear and loss of hope. When Mary of Magdala tells us the tomb is empty, like Peter and John, we look, but do not understand. Only later, for them and us, does Jesus bring us to what it means, so beautifully and dramatically expressed in Jesus encounter with the disheartened disciples returning to Emmaus, Jesus explains the Scriptures to them. At table, they are inspirited recognizing Him in the breaking of the bread (Eucharist). This truth should be experienced and renewed, for each of us, whenever we gather round the Lords table. Such is true faith: we are one with God and each other by our willingness to live Gods truth and share Gods love!

    A blessed and peace-filled Easter to all of you!

    Saturday, March 30 - EASTER VIGIL

    8:00 pm - 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

    Monday, April 1 - EASTER MONDAY

    7:30 am-+Annette Piccolo/Lucile Zydik

    Tuesday, April 2 - EASTER TUESDAY

    7:30 am-+Lillian Marsico/Fran &Larry Daly &

    Family

    Wednesday, April 3 - EASTER WEDNESDAY

    7:30 am-+Christina LaGuardia/Jim & Rose

    Vecchiarelli

    Thursday, April 4 - EASTER THURSDAY

    7:30 am-+Pasqual LaConte/Mary Lou Andrews

    Friday, April 5 - EASTER FRIDAY

    7:30 am-Memorial Shrine Members & All Souls Remembrance

    Saturday, April 6 - EASTER SATURDAY

    8:00 am-+Lillian Marsico/Len, Annette & JoAnne

    Piccolo

    4:00 pm-+Lucille Cito/Family

    Sunday, April 7 - EASTER OCTAVE/DIVINE MERCY

    7:00 am-+Alex A. Iacovetta/Gloria Caruso

    9:00 am-Prima Domenica/Our Parishioners

    11:00 am-+Domenico&Angela Vecchiarelli Families/

    Sandy Quinn

    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.

    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

    *Cynthia Ramirez*Linda Marinaro*Margie Lee *Meta Schneringer*Carolyn & Tom Figliolino*Paula Sabell

    *Brandy Peonio*Firemen*Police*Military Personnel

    Weekly Offering March 23 & 24 = $3,621.00

    REST In PEACE Bernice Guarsci Fr. Ed Penonzek, OSM Teresa Anna Florio-Palmisano Sporcich

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    Archdiocese of Denver Website: www.archden.org

    ADULTS NEEDING

    CONFIRMATION,

    PLEASE CALL FATHER

    HUGH AT

    303-455-0557 x 24.

    SCHEDULE OF

    EVENTS

    SUNDAY, MARCH 31

    EASTER SUNDAY 7, 9, & 11 am Mass

    MONDAY, APRIL 1

    7:00 pm - Alumni Meeting

    TUESDAY, APRIL 2

    6:30 PM - Mens Club Mtg.

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3

    6:30 pm - Finance Council Mtg

    6:30 pm - Choir Practice

    THURSDAY, APRIL 4 6:30-8:00 pm - Religious Ed.

    7:00 pm RCIA - No Class

    SATURDAY, APRIL 6

    8:00 am - Secular Servants of

    Mary - Mass, Adoration,

    Benediction & Meeting

    Please join us.

    SUNDAY, APRIL 7 9:00 am -

    PRIMA DOMENICA MASS A reception follows in the Hall

    Sponsored by the

    Dante Alighieri Society

    Rules cannot take the

    place of character.

    -Alan Greenspan

    DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY There is a prayer service for Divine Mercy Sunday, April 7th, after the 11:00 am Mass. We will pray the chaplet and venerate the picture of Jesus. We will have a reception after the chaplet in the Parish Office. Join us!

    The Easter event changed Jesus and the women who were the first to see him. It changed

    the disciples and it can change us if we allow it. To be open to change is to be open to the

    unexpected. The reality of resurrected life that embraces Gods life sets us free from human limitations. WE joyfully celebrate this great moment in faith. (1st Reading: Acts

    10:34a, 37-43; 2nd Reading: Colossians 3:1-4; Gospel: John 20:1-9)

    Archbishop Samuel Aquila joins Fathers Hugh Guentner, Mark Franceschini, Gabriel

    Ramacciotti, Gabriel Weber and our parish pastoral and support staff in wishing you and

    your loved ones a Holy Easter. May our risen Lord bestow His abundant blessing upon

    you and your loved ones. Padre Ugo

    A small container of Holy Water is available for the:

    EASTER BLESSING OF HOMES

    The head of the home conducts this blessing in the presence of the family by reciting:

    BLESSING

    In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

    Peace to this home and all who dwell here.

    Lord, we rejoice in the victory of your Son over death;

    by rising from the tomb to new life He gives us new hope and promise.

    Bless all the members of this house hold and surround them with your protection,

    may they find comfort and peace in Jesus Christ, the Paschal Lamb,

    Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God, for ever and ever. Amen.

    The head of the house may sprinkle those present and the home with holy water, during the

    sprinkling the head of house may say:

    Let this water call to mind our Baptism in Christ,

    Who by His death and Resurrection has redeemed us.

    The head of the house concludes the rite by signing himself or herself with the Sign of the

    Cross and saying: May Christ Jesus dwell with us, keep us from all harm, and make

    us one in mind and heart, now and for ever. Amen

    DESOLATA Thank you to all who attended the Desolata Service. In a special way we are grateful to the choir and St. Margaret Thomas, O.P. for her inspiring reflections. It was a beautiful service. PASTORAL COUNCIL 1. We met with a representative from the Planning & Zoning from the City of Denver. During our discussions we heard about the changes in the neighborhood and what it means to our Church. We have decided to start a Future Planning Committee. 2. A TV spot was launched in the Denver area promoting Our Lady of Mount Carmel

    Church. The spot will be on our website for parishioners to view. 3. We have been working on our by-laws. They are a work in progress.

    Lord We Pray: May the faithful grow in understanding and love

    of the calls to marriage and the single life, realizing the vital

    role these vocations play in the work of the new evangelization.