Bulletin

Going into the Desert

02-18-2018

Why do we always go to the desert? We see this example in Scripture time and time again. The Israelites wandered in the desert. King David and prophets were driven into the wilderness. And now Jesus is in the same place. Lent after Lent, we too are invited into a barren, desolate place. Why do we always go to the desert?

Throughout Scripture, the desert is a place of testing. It's also a place of hiding and withdrawal. In the Old Testament, David fled into the wilderness to hide from Saul, Elijah from Jezebel, and Jonah from God! In other words, the desert is a place of "retreat."

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Events and Announcements

Help Wanted: New School Positions

We will be adding the 1st Grade to our school in August of 2018, creating new opportunities for employment. The available jobs are: Elementary Principal, Elementary Teacher, and Administrative Assistant

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40 Days for Life

  • Wed, Feb 14 - Fri, Mar 30 from 7:00am-5:00pm everyday at Lakeview Community on Acoma & Highway 95
  • Sign-up the weekend of Feb 10/11.

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Easter Flowers

We will be accepting donations for flowers to decorate the sanctuary throughout the Easter season. Your donation may be made in memory of a loved one or for your own special reasons.

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Lenten Fish Fry
Feb 16 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Fridays during Lent, 5:00-7:00pm at at Columbian Hall, 186 London Bridge Rd.

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Called & Gifted Workshop
Feb 24 9:00am - 5:00pm

Our parish is sponsoring a teaching team from the Catherine of Siena Institute in Colorado Springs who will offer the introductory Called & Gifted workshop, which will help you begin to discern your unique mission in life.

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Lenten Parish Mission
Feb 26 - Mar 1

Mon, Feb 26 - Thu, Mar 1, following the 8:30am Mass and again at 6:30pm

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The Parish Office will close at 12:00pm on Tue, Feb 27.
Feb 27

Parish Offices & Schools will close at 12:00pm for a Lenten Staff Day. In the event of an emergency, please call 855-2685.

First Friday Healing Mass
Mar 2 9:15am

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will be celebrated after the 8:30am Mass. By celebrating this Sacrament communally, we join together at the Lord’s Table praying for those who suffer. Reception to follow in Holy Family Parish Center.

Special Blessing for all couples celebrating an anniversary in February
Mar 3 - Mar 4

Couples will have an opportunity to receive a special blessing at all the Masses the weekend of Mar 3/4.

Lenten Penance Service
Mar 12 6:30pm

Additional priests will be available to hear confessions. This is an additional opportunity to receive the grace given to us through the Sacrament of Penance.