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

AUGUST 4, 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:__________________________________ ..

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OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL Food For Faith Living from the desk of Fr. Mark Today ‘s opening sentence (1st reading) has endured over time, ever reminding us of the futility in making physical and material things our purpose and goal. “Vanity of vanities! All things are vanity!” This is not a call to poverty, misery, sickness or loneliness. It is a powerful reminder of how easily we are seduced by the external attractions and pleasures in life, not because they are evil or harmful in themselves, but become so when our life focus and goal is wrapped up in acquiring them in ever increasing amounts. Then they control a person’s attitudes and actions slowly killing the true treasures in life found within self, our capacities for love, goodness, justice, compassion, mercy, forgiveness, etc. In a society which has bought into a “me first, if not only” attitude the continuing decrease and debilitation of life’s true qualities becomes an acceptable lifestyle. In its one-dimensional, one-way path, it is easy to see how the presence of God is abandoned and the need for God is rejected. Welcome to the chaos of our times! St. Paul’s plea (2nd reading) is a clarion call for soulsearching honesty: have we bought into the false promises of wealth, power, pleasure, status and security to the point of them being the way we identify ourselves? Paul’s examples ring true today, here and elsewhere. Only the conviction of faith, “Jesus is Lord and Savior” beckons us to “follow Him,” by living in the manner He taught. In today’s world, it is clear that doing so is a literal way of “taking up one’s cross” for it will put us at odds with what is considered values and valuable in the materialistic world. Today’s Gospel presents an account which fits the view of many, if not the majority, of Americans. Jesus’ response is a story depicting a person who has bought into material wealth and the power it provides to, seemingly, control life itself. Each one of us needs to dwell on it and draw our own conclusions and make our own commitment. That’s what living the faith means for the only thing we can offer God is our sincerity. It is never too late to find our treasure and fulfillment in it! What is your treasure?

Weekly Offering

July 27 & 28 = $3,677.00 This weekend we have a 2nd Collection for Team Africa which will be taken up after Communion. The Comboni missionaries from Italy founded missions throughout Northern Uganda. We are trying to build solidarity by developing a partnership that supports the works of the Ugandan Catechists; to aid in the education of children with books, Bibles, dictionaries, rosaries & other educational tools, plus games & baby clothes for orphans. Please search your heart & give to this worthy cause.


Saturday, August 3 - Anticipated Sunday Mass 4:00 pm-+Joe Graff/Grandma Graff Sunday, August 4 - 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time 7:00 am-+Edward Falbo/Donna & Buddy Elliott 9:00 am- Our Parishioners/PRIMA DOMENICA 11:00 am-+Michael Delmonico/George Sewolt Monday, August 5 7:30 am-+Emil Dallasta/Children Tuesday, August 6 7:30 am-+Joe, Reies & Aaron Medina/Silver Medina Wednesday, August 7 7:30 am-+Christina LaGuardia/Frank & Judy Vessa Thursday, August 8 7:30 am-+Dolores Hunt/Frank & Judy Vessa Friday, August 9 7:30 am-Gesumundo Volpe/Marissa Larma Saturday, August 10 8:00 am-+Antoinette Smaldone/Mike Smaldone 4:00 pm-+Tammi DeFeo Nelson & Helen Schlapman/Josh, Shelley & Ryan Sunday, August 11 - 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time 7:00 am-+Rose DiPace & Family/Crum Family 9:00 am-+Victor Butero, Sr./Norma Butero 11:00 am- Our Parishioners SICK LIST

We will be removing names from the Sick List. If you wish to stay on the list, call the office and let us know. Paula ‘Seno’ Lyon*Cheryl Carlson*Leonard Piccolo,*Rodney Rodriguez*Donna Salazar*Adilynn*Katherine Thomasson *The Dwain Spreier Fam.*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*Paula Sabell*Meta Schneringer*Brandy Peonio *Jay Kettleson *James & Kacie Condon*Nick Panzini *Louis Garramone*Julie ‘Figliolino’ Burcar*Nina Lombardi *Lucile Zydik*Bob Seno*Clyde Gray*Jeremiah Valdez*Donna Valdez*John Porreca*Yolanda Sanza*Gabriellla Loya*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: October 13th. Baptismal class is mandatory. You must make arrangements with the priest first. Classes are on the Thursday, 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 SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 9:00 am PRIMA DOMENICA MASS Reception to follow sponsored by Potenza Lodge MONDAY, AUGUST 5 Dedication of the Basilica of Mary Major TUESDAY, AUGUST 6 Feast of the TRANSFIGURATION 6:30 pm - Men’s Club Mtg SATURDAY, AUGUST 10 8:00 am - St. Peregrine Mass and Anointing SUNDAY, AUGUST 11 9:00 am - Altar & Rosary Corporate Communion Meeting & Continental Breakfast follow in the Hall MONDAY, AUGUST 12 7:00 am - Marketing Mtg TUESDAY, AUGUST 13 2014 Mass book to open 7 – 9:00 pm - Archdiocese Safe Environment Class SUNDAY, AUGUST 25 3:00 pm- Free Organ Recital followed by Ice Cream Social

Lord We Pray: May God the Father watch over and bless all families during the Year of Faith, and may it be a time for families to grow closer to one another.

Congratulations to our Winners:

The winners of our raffles are: Grand Raffle 1st prizePaul Fallico 2nd prizeRosemary Peltier 3rd prizeJim Leprino Bazaar Raffle Fountain Sandy Heidenreich 51” TVJoe Vuletich X-Box 360 with BundleJulie Haas Nexus 7” TabletJoanne Sherwood Amato BenchPat Mariano Altar & Rosary Raffle Las Vegas TripMary Kay St. Clair Breville CappuccinoSheryl Carbone Alumni Association Bronco vs Ravens TicketsTyler Mazey Thank you to all who attended our 82nd Annual Bazaar. A special ‘thanks’ to the Men’s Club, Altar & Rosary Society, Alumni Association, our Bazaar Committee, headed by Rocco Carbone, & to Bill Coffey and his volunteers who were instrumental in the construction of the booths & clean up after the Bazaar. A special thank you to Denise & Morgan Walton for all of your help. We ask God to bless all those who volunteered in any way. Without our volunteers the Bazaar would not be possible. Grazie!!!


Join us today, August 4th, at Lakeside Amusement Park from 2 - 5 pm for food, fun and friendship. All Bazaar volunteers are invited to the Annual Picnic at Lakeside Amusement Park.

ACA(Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal) We ask the Lord that many individuals will be enlightened and encouraged as a result of our charity to the 2013 ACA.

ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE DAY: Wed., Aug. 21st, 9 am - 3 pm; we are encouraged to visit local pilgrimage churches during this Year of Faith. We will be visiting the Bascilica of the Immaculate Conception, Spirit of Christ Catholic Church & Mother Cabrini Shrine. Interested? Please call the office.


Registration & classes begin on August 15th at 6:30 pm. E-mail Crystal Peccia at for more information.


Lord we pray that we may value the life of the unborn more than

material possessions.


Due to the high volume of Masses requested in 2013, we have to ask that you keep your Masses to 6 per year. Please put Holy Trinity, your parents or families together for one Mass. Also, the donation for the Mass must be 7595 Federal Blvd., Westminster in the mail and received in the office before we will put your intentions in the book. St. Cajetan, Since we do not have many priests, we must limit our Masses so that our priests are able 299 S. Raleigh St., Denver to say the Mass for our intentions. AUGUST 9,10 & 11 Holy Family, TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF WORLD YOUTH DAY (1993) 4380 Utica St., Denver We celebrate this occasion on the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, Thur., Aug. 15th, at the John Paul II Center, 1300 S. Steele St., Denver. The celebration will begin at 4:00 “Success is never final, pm with Mass at 6:30 pm and will end at 8:00 pm. This was a special time for us at Mt. but failure can be.” Carmel and we would like to have a good attendance at this celebration. Those who -Bill Parcells would like to attend , please call the office. AUGUST 2, 3 & 4