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From the Pastor

Click here to read the latest messages from St. Bernadette pastor Fr. Joe McLagan.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Update on returning to in-person Mass attendance

The dispensation from Sunday and Holy Day obligations remains, but it is time to start preparing for the obligation to be partially restored.

Catholics who are healthy should examine risk factors in their lives and discern if they have valid reasons to stay home from Sunday Mass. If not, they should resume regular attendance, space permitting, at their parish.

Questions for discernment
Do I have health risk factors or are there people whom I live with or care for who have risk factors that create a legitimate reason for me not to attend public Mass? Or have I been using the dispensation simply as an excuse to stay home?

The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that individuals can be “excused for a serious reason (for example, illness, the care of infants).” CCC 2181 Has the pandemic created a “serious reason” that necessitates I continue to stay home from Mass?

Is my willingness to go to Mass similar to my willingness to enter into other public spaces? Have I have resumed other activities but not attending Mass?

Please feel free to contact the parish office with questions and/or comments.

Annual Seminaries Appeal

On October 31-November 1 and November 7-8, our parish will hold the Annual Seminaries’ Appeal. Recall the essential roles that priests play in our spiritual lives: performing baptisms, marriages and funerals, celebrating the Mass and reconciling sinners to Christ, and then respond generously to the appeal. Please pray for our seminaries and the success of this appeal.

Heavenly Father. Before your Son sent his disciples to prepare villages for his arrival, he informed them that “the harvest is abundant, but the laborers are few.…” May our participation in the Annual Seminaries’ Appeal answer Christ’s call to send laborers into the field by forming seminarians to serve as tomorrow’s priests. Open our hearts to the profound joys that come when promoting the priestly ministry. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Click here to donate today. Thank you!

Please help refill the food bank

Our parishioners’ generosity has been amazing and the need continues to be great. Please donate non-perishable food items to the St. Bernadette food bank. You can drop off items this weekend after Mass or to the parish office during regular business hours. Thank you!

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Faith Formation leader or catechist opportunity
Being a leader or catechist in Faith Formation classes gives you an opportunity to not only share your love for Jesus, but it also helps you grow in your faith. If you would like to help lead a bible study, be a Mass partner for someone entering the Catholic faith or teach a small group, contact our Director of Religious Education Michelle Bauer at StBMichelleB@gmail.com.

Click here to explore all of our religious education classes and opportunities!

Archbishop Catholic Appeal
Help extend the mercy and compassion of Jesus Christ to those in need by making an online gift to the Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal (ACA) today. Your gift supports communities both near and far. The generous donations of people throughout the Archdiocese of Denver comes back to our community through the ACA by providing support to Wellspring Catholic Academy, St. Kateri Catholic Community, Colorado Catholic Chapter of the Deaf, and Marisol home. Support from the ACA has provided scholarship to many students who would not have had an opportunity to learn about Jesus, experience the power of God’s love and the love of a community. We are One Holy, Catholic and apostolic church. Thank you for your past donations. To make an immediate impact, visit www.archden.org/givetoday or call 303.867.0614.

Friday, September 4, 2020

Breaking Bread Missalette
Breaking Bread missalettes are available for your personal use. If you use one, please keep it with you and take it home after Mass. The missal will be yours to keep and utilize at future  Masses you attend. Since missalettes are not items that can be disinfected, they will have to be disposed of if you leave them behind after Mass. A set amount of missalettes will be available at each Mass this weekend and will be distributed over the next few weeks until they all have been taken.

Catholic missals from OCP to meet the unique needs of your assembly | OCP

Thursday, October 1, 2020

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Saturday, July 28, 2020

Mass Intentions
Mass intentions are available for the remainder of 2020, beginning October 27. Please call or stop by the parish office if you would like to schedule a Mass.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

With many individuals out of work due and struggling to provide for their families to the pandemic, our food bank has been stretched. We are in need of donations of mac and cheese, spaghetti sauce and noodles, cereal, soup (chicken noodle and vegetable), tuna or any other non-perishables. Thank you for your generosity. God Bless

Thank you to the Knights of Columbus for their donation of a crimson oak tree and to the RCIA for planting it in the front lawn of the rectory. Your generosity of treasure and time will be appreciated for many years.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Plans are in motion for the Fall when we return to more structured learning about our faith. We are looking for those interested in:

leading a bible study
teaching adults in RCIA
walking the journey with an RCIA candidate as a parish sponsor
faith formation and sacrament preparation for our youth
faith formation for adults and youth at monthly faith formation class
Please complete a volunteer interest form or contact Michelle at StbMichelleB@gmail.com. If you have ideas about faith formation that you would like to see offered at St.Bernadette, please send an email and share your thoughts.