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Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Historic Catholic Church Serving the community since 1894 MAY 11, 2014 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 Deacon Russell Barrows Crystal Peccia Religious Education Shaun Steavenson Minister of Music Denise Walton Bill Coffey Barbara Iacovetta Steve Luciano Gloria Raigoza

Support Staff Business Manager Facilities Manager Secretary/Bulletin Sacristan Church Nurse (720-321-0083)

In Residence Rev. Gabriel M. Weber, 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:__________________________________ ..

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OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL Food for Faith Living from the desk of Fr. Mark Today’s readings are a call to soul search with honesty and sincerity. This invitation is often neglected. The results are clear when the bigger picture is reviewed. It is staring humanity in the face. We live in violent times and there is no place on earth not affected by, and suffering from, the results of violence either inflicted on them by events beyond their borders or by their lack of resolve to remove the sources of violence in their midst. This truth reminds us of another truth. When we isolate God’s truth from society, community and international affairs, we invite violence to solve the problems and difficulties. When we isolate God’s truth personally, we either confine it to our religion and church, but do no accept it as an anchor and focus in daily life, especially beyond home and family. Yes, God’s truth is needed for good, strong government, honest, dedicated legislators and true fairness and compassion in our judicial systems. When people say God’s truth should not affect politics or social matters, that is a choice. Welcome to the suffering sadness of the masses ignored, rejected and abused by those who do not see anything or anyone beyond self-seeking and those who agree with them. All of the above reflects the rejection of Jesus as Savior, as the Good Shepherd (today’s Gospel). Humanity in general, us in particular, are invited to hear His voice and enter His gate to true freedom and the compassion, honesty, generosity, love and justice He calls us (sheep) to abide in, share and bless others with. This is the path to peace. This is the path to removing any and all forms of violence from our hearts, minds and actions. Do I hear His Voice? Will I enter the gate to life? Will I bless others with love?

DENVER, COLORADO MASS SCHEDULE Saturday, May 10 - Anticipated Sunday Mass 4:00 pm- +Tammy DeFeo-Nelson& Daniel Malone/ Agnes & Alex DeFeo Sunday, May 11 - Fourth Sunday of Easter ‘MOTHER’S DAY’ 7:00 am- Our Parishioners 9:00 am- +Catharine Mancinelli/Mancinelli & Haley Families 11:00 am- +Joseph Falbo, Jr./Joan Moran & Family Monday, May 12 7:30 am- +John Mazzulla/Daughter, Susan Tuesday, May 13 7:30 am- +Thanksgiving/Sal Carpio Wednesday, May 14 7:30 am- +Helen Buccino/Sharyn & Larry Griffith Thursday, May 15 7:30 am- +Steve Marrone/Brother Friday, May 16 7:30 am- +Frances Villano/Niece, Anna Saturday, May 17 8:00 am- +Grace Marck/Mike & Carol Rondinelli 4:00 pm- +Bill & Angelina Serravo/Daughter, Maryann Sunday, May 18 - Fifth Sunday of Easter 7:00 am- Our Parishioners 9:00 am- +John Mazzulla/Earl Mazzulla 11:00 am- +Rose LoSasso/Elaine Gerk SICK LIST: *Helen Phillips*John Porreca*Gabriella Loya*Nina


Weekly Offering May 3 & 4 = $5,006.00

Lombardi*Dane Ortega*Bob Seno*Lucille Long*Frank Amato *Mary Sue Zimbelman*Gloria Martinez*KatherineThomason *Annette Palaze*Mark Dallasta*Mary Helen Galasso*Andy Maldonado*Eileen Vecchiarelli*Cynthia Falbo*Linda Caruso *Shirley Ligrani*Duke LaConte*Martin Deschner*Patrick Codova*Louis Garramone*Stacy Hamilton*Mike Vigil*Rev. John Grabrian*John DiPentino*John Winczewski*Paul Ramsey *Madeline Swedensky*Bruce Hunt*Donna Valdez*Frank Palmeri*Our Firefighters*Police Officers*Military Personnel & Their Families

Prima Domenica

Mass is celebrated in Italian the first Sunday of each month at 9:00 am. A Reception is celebrated in the Parish Hall after Mass. BAPTISMS 2014 Baptisms are scheduled quarterly on the following Sundays at 12 Noon: July 27, Oct. 26th. Baptismal class is mandatory. You must make arrangements with a priest first. Classes are on the Thursday, July 24. & Oct. 23rd at 6 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. ..

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Parishioners: The parish has furniture for sale: MOTHER’S DAY  A cherry wood closet with doors, 52” high, 24” deep X 32” wide WORLD DAY OF PRAYER  New leather ottoman with underneath storage, 36” length, 16” wide X 17” high FOR VOCATION Call Bill at the Parish office for more information or to purchase the furniture. SUNDAY, MAY 11

TUESDAY, MAY 13 FEAST DAY OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA 6:00 pm - Sacrament of Confirmation at Our Lady of the Assumption in Welby WEDNESDAY, May 14 FEAST OF ST. MATTHIAS 6:30 pm - Choir Practice THURSDAY, MAY 15 Summer Break for R.E. 7:00 pm - RCIA - office SATURDAY, MAY 17 ARMED FORCES DAY


Revised—Financial report for the month of April 2014

Receipts: Parish offerings $997. Thanks to the four families that offered $100 or more! Expenses: Rent - $1,560 (last week was $1,575), Xcel - $304.12, Water - $40, STVDP Store - $25, for a total of $1,929.12 (last week was $1,944.12). We secured $1,474 in EOC funds for two families.  Some of Mt. Carmel’s membership have been volunteering and assisting with the reorganization of the St. Vincent de Paul Store located at 6260 East Colfax. The Store’s ultimate goal is to aid conferences throughout the city with monetary support or reimbursements. Let us not close our hearts. Let us not lose confidence. Let us never give up.” - Pope Francis  Baby Shower: Please help the St. Vincent De Paul Society support Mary’s Maternity of Motherhood by taking an ornament off the tree in the back of church.


Please keep in prayer those who received their First Holy Communion on May 3rd. They are: Tyler Gomex, Adeliza Quesada, Mariana Chavez, James Pounders, Ashley Gomez, Lizette Trevizo, Richard Trevizo, Annalee Rodriguez.

World Day of Prayer for Vocations

The Church celebrates the 51st World Day of Prayer for Vocations on May 11th. While we pray for every vocation, the Church is concentrating on vocations to the ordained ministries, to the religious life in all its forms, to societies of apostolic life, to secular institutes in their diversity of services and membership, and to the missionary life.

Rad Retreats

“Be faithful in small things, because it is in them that your strength lies.” -Mother Teresa ..

Community News

May 18th, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm at St. John Vianney Seminary, 1300 S Steele St., Denver. To Register or for information go to Denver Catholic Speed Dating Events May 17, Age 30-45, 2 - 4:30 pm, White Chocolate Grill in Lone Tree. Call 720-309-5321, For info go to Franciscan Contemplative Prayer: Life with a Risen Christ, St. Patrick’s Church, 3325 N Pecos (south door), 2nd Tues. monthly, May 13, 5:30 pm (optional) simple meal, 6 -8 pm for Prayer. Contact Liz Fuhr OSF, or 720-448-4818. Bereavement Education “The Journey of Grief” presented by Gretchen Norman, A.T.R., Grief Counselor and Art Therapist on Wednesday, May 21st, at the Gardens of St. Elizabeth, 14th Floor Party Room, 2835 W 32nd Ave., Denver, 1:00 - 2:30 pm; St. Anthony Hospital, Auditorium A, 11600 W 2nd Pl., Lakewood, 4:00 - 5:30 pm; & Porter Adventist Hospital, Twin Peaks Conference Room, 2525 S Downing St., Denver, 7:00 8:30 pm. Larry Smith, CEO of Catholic Charities of Denver will speak at Theology on Tap on Monday, May 12. The event begins at 7 p.m. at Katie Mullen's Irish Pub in downtown Denver and is open to the public. Foster Care Statistics indicate that approximately 5,000 kids are in the state's foster care system - but only 2,500 active foster parents available to care for them. Join us for a free informational meeting on Wednesday, May 21 at 7:00 – 8:00 pm at John Paul II Center, 1300 S. Steele Street, Denver 80210 to learn how you can make a difference in these children's lives.