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Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Historic Catholic Church Serving the community since 1894

NOVEMBER 3, 2013 Address:

3549 Navajo Street Denver, CO 80211 Phone: (303) 455-0447 Fax: (303) 455-5487 Parish Hall: (303) 433-1049 E-mail: Website: Pastoral Staff Rev. Hugh M. Guentner, OSM Pastor Crystal Peccia Religious Education Shaun Steavenson Minister of Music

Denise Walton Bill Coffey Barbara Iacovetta Steve Luciano

Support Staff Business Manager Facilities Manager Secretary/Bulletin Sacristan

In Residence Rev. Gabriel M. Weber, OSM Rev. Gabriel M. Ramacciotti, OSM Rev. Mark M. Franceschini, OSM WORSHIP SCHEDULE SATURDAY: 4:00 PM ANTICIPATED MASS SUNDAY: 7:00 AM, 9:00 AM, and 11:00 AM MON.-FRI.: 7:30 AM SATURDAY: 8:00 AM

VISION STATEMENT 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:_______________________________ Address:________________________________ City:____________________ Zip____________ E-mail:__________________________________ ..

Phone: _________________________________

____ New Registration ___Change of Address

____ Want Envelopes

___Moving out of Parish

Check out our website for updates & information



Food For Faith Living from the desk of Fr. Mark

The ancients sought wisdom and truth far more than the modern pursuits of goals and methods to succeed in achieving them. This explains why the Books of Wisdom writing are vital to our belief in God. Such beliefs are wisdom itself for they give meaning and purpose to one’s life. If today’s world and the pursuits and goals of people exclude God, or reduce God to the sidelines of importance, it means wisdom and truth are no longer relevant to our way of life and seeking goals representing success and fulfillment. Today’s world view, certainly the majority of Americans drive for the “good life,” reflects this. The first reading today is fantasy to those seeking wealth, acclaim, celebrity, status and control. They display no need of God in achieving a successful life. Thus, wisdom is for the foolish who trust in and eternal and infinite source of life, God. To achieve this wisdom is to recognize and appreciate a God Who loves all peoples and creation, His handiwork Whom God protects and preserves because He loathes no one or nothing. In so doing, God is ever seeking to forgive and save, to set free from bondage to wickedness. For modern times, such beliefs and wisdom are fantasy. Each one of us must decide for self what is important. This is why St. Paul’s prayer (2nd reading) is that we become worthy of our calling as God’s daughters and sons. In this fashion are we able and willing to participate in the building of the kingdom and not be shaken or persuaded by the arguments of the world that believing is nonsense. Jesus says this (Gospel) in the story of Zacchaeus, a wealthy tax collector who privately desires to see and follow Jesus regardless of the reputation he bears. Jesus comes to Jericho, where he lives, and sees Zacchaeus and asks to stay in his home. The righteous are furious: Jesus staying with a sinner! Zacchaeus receives Jesus with joy, professes a lifestyle of generosity to the poor and repayment fourfold for any misdeeds he has committed. Jesus’ words to him are words to each and all of us. “Today, salvation has come to all of us for Jesus comes to seek and to save who and what were lost.” God’s mercy renews our spirit! REST IN PEACE

Myrtle (Brady)Amato Nicholas DeGroen Evelyn (Pachello) Slack

Weekly Offering

October 26 & 27 = $3,713.00

Saturday, Nov. 2- Anticipated Sunday Mass 4:00 pm-+Frank Elliott/Louise Caruso & Family FALL BACK - DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME Sunday, Nov. 3 - 31 Sunday in Ordinary Time 7:00 am-+Deceased of the Saulino Family/Family 9:00 am-PRIMA DOMENICA/Our Parishioners 11:00 am-+Mary Smaldone/Jerry Smaldone Monday, Nov. 4 7:30 am-+Mary Smaldone/Mike Tuesday, Nov. 5 7:30 am-+Carl Camacho/Jeanette Talarico Wednesday, Nov. 6 7:30 am-+Mark DiGiacomo/Steve & Mary Lou Luciano Thursday, Nov. 7 7:30 am-+Yolanda DiSalle/Jim & Rose Vecchiarelli Friday, Nov. 8 7:30 am-+Dennis Zambruk/Linda Wilder Saturday, Nov. 9 8:00 am-+The Francesca & Giuseppe Marranzino Family/Fran & Larry Daly 4:00 pm-+Martin Gallegos/Sarah Gallegos Sunday, Nov. 10 - 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 7:00 am- Our Parishioners 9:00 am-+Michele & Lucia LaGuardia/Ed & Lucille Zupancic 11:00 am-+Catherine Mancinelli/Len & JoAnne Piccolo SICK LIST: *Rodney Rodriguez*Donna Salazar

*Helen Philips*Jeremiah Valdez*Donna Valdez *Clyde Gray*Louis Garrimone*Yolanda Sanza *Julie ‘Figliolino’ Burcar*John Porreca *Gabriella Loya*Gerri ‘Petrocco’’ Pluemer*Bob Seno *Nina Lombardi*Helen Fiorella*Bonnie Elliott *Dane Ortega*Millie Zarlengo*Scot Family *Lucille Zydik *Mary Sue Zimbelman*Lucille Long *Katherine Thomasson*Frank Amato*Gloria Martinez *Mariano & Anna Maria DeRango*Royallene (Lynn) Prescott*Annette Palaze *Edna Canino *Firemen*Police*Our Military Personnel

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

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will honor our veterans at the Prima Domenica Reception, Sunday, November 3, after the Prima Domenica Mass.


Reception after Mass - Hall R. E. Food Drive after all weekend Masses MONDAY, NOV. 4

7 pm Alumni Meeting Office TUESDAY, NOV. 5 6:30 pm - Men’s Club Mtg

FLU SHOTS Our Pastoral Nurse will be here on Sunday, November 10th, you may get your flu shot in the Parish Office beginning at 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. A good will offering is being accepted.

RESPECT LIFE May the Lord of Light and Life unite us, shine in us and through us to make a difference in the darkness.

UPDATE FROM THE NEW HARVEST CAMPAIGN FOR MT. CARMEL CHURCH Parish Pledge Total: $48,390 Collection of Original Goal Past Due Pledges 16 for $7,040

Cash Collected To Date: Past Due Pledges

$28,423 (*Middle 3rd) (*Middle 3rd)

23% 15%

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6 6:30 pm - Choir Practice, church ANNUAL SEMINARIAN APPEAL On the weekend of Nov. 9 & 10, Seminarian Matt will be visiting. He will join us at each Mass as part of an Archdiocesan appeal for THURSDAY, NOV. 7 financial support of the seminary education. Please welcome him. (Because of this 6:30 - 8:00 pm. - Rel. Ed. appeal, our collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development will not 7:00 - 8:30 pm - RCIA take place until the weekend of Nov. 23 & 24th.) SATURDAY, NOV. 9 THE PARISH HAS A DARK WOOD CLOSET/CABINET FOR SALE-24” DEEP BY 32” 8:00 am - St. Peregrine Mass & WIDE BY 52” TALL (owner, Fr. Joe’s) & OUTDOOR CHRISTMAS SCENE FIGURINES Anointing of the Sick (10 FIGURINES MADE OF HARD PLASTIC) FOR SALE. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE, CONTACT THE OFFICE. 4:00 pm - R. E. Food Drive SUNDAY, NOV. 10 9:00 am - R. E. Group Mass 9:00 am - 12 noon - Flu Shots in the parish office (good will offering is accepted) R. E. Food Drive after all weekend Masses ANNUAL ANOINTING OF THE SICK AFTER ALL WEEKEND MASSES ON NOV. 16th & 17th FOR THOSE UNDER A DOCTOR’S CARE AND FOR THOSE IN NEED.

“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” -Peter Drucker ..


STUDY examining the feasibility of establishing a Reggio Emilia-inspired Italian language-immersion preschool and elementary school in Denver. If you are interested in participating in a ten-minute online survey, please contact David Ricciardi at or call 303-420-7260. Website:

Community News St. Joseph Polish Parish Join us for “Authentic Italian" Spaghetti Dinner and Polish homemade desserts. November 3rd: 11:30 am – 4:00 pm Parish Phone: 303-296-3217 E-mail: Holy Family High School Open House Nov. 3 (5195 W 144th Ave., Broomfield) High School Placement Test, Dec. 7th, 8:00 am– please call to RSVP. Application due date class of 2018 - Jan. 10th, 2014, Shadow Program available thru 4-2014. Call 303-410-1411 or visit Andrew Dinners for Men If you are wondering what to do with your life, join Archbishop Aquila at Immaculate Heart of Mary, on Nov. 7th from 6:00 -8:00 pm at 11385 Grant Dr., Northglenn, CO RSVP to Sons of Italy Craft Sale Fri., Nov. 8 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm & Sat., Nov. 9, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Sons of Italy Hall, 32nd & Harlan, Wheat Ridge. Creation Care Conference Regis University, 3333 Regis Blvd., Denver, Sat. Nov. 9, 5:00 to 9:00 pm/Sun., Nov. 20, 11:30 am to 5:30 pm. Exhibit floor opens at 9:30 am Sunday. Call: Institute of the Common Good - 303-458-4967 or Colorado Interfaith Power & Light - 720-882-4302 or go to Highland Community Health Fair at the HC Event Center (2945 Julian Street) Sat., Nov. 9 from 10:00 am –3:00 pm-free admission. “A Place at the Table” movie screening on Friday, Nov. 15th, at the Holiday Theatre, West 32nd and Clay. Tickets purchased for $10 through the Bienvenidos web site:

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