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

MAY 26, 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 _____ Receive Monthly Newsletter Electronically

OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL Food For Faith Living from the desk of Fr. Mark Before returning to the long, ordinary times of the church calendar, we celebrate two essential truths of faith, the Holy Trinity and the Precious Body and blood of Jesus. These and the feasts of Easter and Pentecost, sum up who we are as believers and why we live this faith by our witness and service. The Holy Trinity is a mystery. Of course! God is a mystery Who cannot be comprehended, understood or known by any one. All we understand of God is what God has revealed to us through the Holy Spirit’s enlightenment and inspiration. The experiences of these truths, in our lives, become the strong conviction we express with, “I believe!” It is not the words that matter; it is the way we live our lives which is the true statement of faith! We do what God asks; we live God’s truth and share God’s love. Nice words; they contain a cross to carry!! The 1st reading depicts Wisdom as a person, as the first born of all creation. This is God’s doing and the reading proclaims God’s great deeds culminating in the wonderful words, “I found delight in the human race.” It is belief in a wondrously loving God which makes us “justified by faith.” St. Paul’s beautiful imagery (2nd reading) sums up our hope, endurance and trust because “the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit given to us.” We find meaning and strength despite not being able to comprehend the mystery of God, a Trinity of persons. The only way we know this is that Jesus told us of the Father and the Holy Spirit (Gospel). Here, the mystery bring us to life because it invites us into relationship with Itself. God is love and love is relational, profoundly so in the Holy Trinity where love is personified!! Three Persons, one God, in absolute oneness of love. So, our faith comes down to what Jesus reveals to us and did and does for us. “ If you believe, you will do what I ask; love one another.” “ If you believe, you will follow Me. To follow Me, you must take up your cross. If you love Me, you will do so by loving each other, by recognizing Me in every person!” All these statements of Jesus are the heart of faith and the life of love. We embrace them when we welcome the Holy Spirit into our lives and live in the Spirit of love and forgiveness, compassion and mercy, justice and generosity, honesty and truth. In so living , we are a new creation; we are God’s daughters and sons! Do we believe? Weekly Offering: May 18 & 19 = $4, 353.00 Catholic University of America & Catholic Communications:


Thank you for your generosity for these two collections. Because of your support we will be able to spread the Good News of our Faith through the media and in the knowledge learned at the University.

DENVER, COLORADO Saturday, May 25 - Anticipated Sunday Mass 4:00 pm-+Dolores Hunt/Kathy, Rick & Gina Martinelli Sunday, May 26 - THE MOST HOLY TRINITY 7:00 am-+Doug Wilder/Linda Wilder 9:00 am-+Marian, Anthony, Joseph & Donald Elliott/Frank & Kathy Elliott 11:00 am-+Omar Robles/Fran & Larry Daly Monday, May 27 - MEMORIAL DAY 9:00 am-+Ed, Marie, Vince & Cindy Carpino/Elaine Gerk Tuesday, May 28 7:30 am-+Christina LaGuardia/Ed & Lucille Zupancic Wednesday, May 29 7:30 am-+Dan Leiker/S.R. Cassio & Vera Polak Thursday, May 30 7:30 am-+Frances Meloragno/Mary Howe Friday, May 31–Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary 7:30 am-+Catherine Mancinelli/Tony & Mary Ann Durbano Saturday, June 1 8:00 am-+Special Intention for Marie Cominiello/ Henry Cominiello 4:00 pm-+Dorothy & Christopher Gonzales/Zeke & Mary Lou Sunday, June 2 - THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST

7:00 am-+Deceased of Westendorf Family/Saulino Family 9:00 am-PRIMA DOMENICA/Our Parishioners 11:00 am-+Louis Rizzo/Rizzo Family SICK LIST

*Paula ‘Seno’ Lyon*Cheryl Carlson*Leonard Piccolo*Adilynn *Katherine Thomasson*Mary & Dwain Spreier & Family*Helen Philips *Tammy Pullano*Cynthia Falbo*Myrtle & Frank Amato*Lela Casa *Jerry Canzona*Sandy Moses*Cris Brumaugh*Rosemary Zamboni *Steve Zipperle*John Winczewski*Don Hendricks *Millie Zarlengo *Cynthia Ramirez*Linda Marinaro*Margie Lee*Meta Schneringer *Brandy Peonio*Jay Kettleson*James & Kacie Condon*Nick Panzini *Paula Sabell*Louis Garramone*Bob Seno*Jim Scalmanini *Julie ‘Figliolino’ Burkhart*Firemen*Police*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 on the following Sundays at 12 Noon: July 14, October 13th. Baptismal class is mandatory. You must make arrangements with the priest first. Classes are on the Thursday, 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. ..

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS We are enclosing a Father’s Day Envelope with this bulletin. Please fill them out and return them by June 9th. 


Thank you to those who attended the Pentecost Procession last Sunday, from Holy Family to Sts. Peter & Paul, in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary during the month of May in this Year of Faith. 

MONDAY, MAY 27 MEMORIAL DAY 9:00 AM MASS TUESDAY, MAY 28 10:00 am Bus to Blackhawk See bulletin for details 4:00 pm - Prayer Group (use northside door)

There will be a special Holy Hour for the Year of Faith at the Cathedral, 15th & Logan, Denver, at 3 pm on the Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Jesus, Sun., June 2nd. This will coincide with the Holy Hour of the Holy Father, Pope Francis I, in Rome. 

Lord we Pray:

That the gift of faith may never be taken for granted.

ACA (Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal) May individuals who are experiencing spiritual, emotional or material setbacks receive consolation, comfort and guidance from archdiocesan ministries which are funded through our acts of charity to the 2013 Appeal.

FRIDAY, MAY 31 VISITATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY BLACK HAWK BUS TRIP The next Black Hawk Trip is on Tues., May 28th, at 10 am beginning in the church parking lot. Please call Irene Fanning, (303-455-3317), Ange Main (303-424-1998) or Lucille Zupancic (303-986-6005) if you are interested. SATURDAY, JUNE 1 8:00 am - Secular Order Mass, RESPECT LIFE We pray that all Americans may come to see the truth that every life is Adoration, Benediction and a gift from God. Meeting - Join us!

PASTORAL COUNCIL We seated a new council at our May meeting. From our staff: Fr. Hugh, Clergy, Crystal Peccia, Religious Ed. & Shaun Steavenson, Choir director. The other members are Jim Vecciarelli, Men’s Club Representative, Phyllis Martin, Altar & MASS Rosary Representative, Rocco Carbone, Bazaar Representative, Richard LaGuardia, Reception to follow in the Hall Marketing Representative. We would like to extend our congratulations to our new community members at large: Steve Rondinelli & Nikki Rossi; also our alternate sponsored by the Men’s Club members at large: Mary Lou Andrews, Tracy Iacovetta and Jenna Peccia and our newly registered member at large: Kay Casperson.  At this meeting we discussed our presence in the neighborhood, how we fit into the neighborhood, where we are going and how we can preserve our presence in the our constantly changing area. Our next meeting is June 11th.



“Education is the the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” -Nelson Mandela ..

Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic School Mrs. Kathy Byrnes is moving to St. Louis Catholic School in Louisville in the fall. We are having a ‘Farewell Party for Mrs. Byrnes” on Sat., June 1st, at 44th & Field from 4 - 8 pm. A-M bring a main dish to serve 10, N-Z bring a side dish to serve 10. Paper products, drinks & dessert will be provided. Celebrate the 95th year of Service with the Little Sisters of the Poor Sat., June 8th, from 6:30 to 10 pm at Denver’s new History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway. Call us at 303-433-7221 ext, 127 for more information. Catholic Young Adult Sports Check out our Volleyball Nights! Call Paul (720-9889632 or go online: Sisters from the Community of the Beatitudes will host a discernment retreat for women 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. May 26 starting at St. Catherine of Siena Parish and the convent, 2924 W. 43rd Ave. in Denver. Call 720-301-3712 or e-mail St. Thomas More Parish Pray for vocations during the annual Vocations Walk from 10 am-2 pm, Sun., June 8 starting at the entrance of St. Thomas More Parish, 8035 S. Quebec St., Centennial. RSVP: & for more details, call 303-282-3429. This walk is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, Serra Clubs and the Archdiocese of Denver’s Vocations Office. Family Healing Retreat You are invited to attend a free retreat with international speaker, Fr. Yozefu, Fri., June 7, 4:30-9 pm, Mass and Teaching in the Church: Sat., June 8, 8:30 am-9 pm, Teaching in the School Gym PP: Sun., June 9, 2-5 pm, Training for those interested in learning this Prayer Method. Please attend part or all of this free retreat St. Thomas More Catholic Parish, 8035 South Quebec Street, Centennial.

May 26 Bulletin  

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