Parish Update – Weekend of September 6th

Parish Update
Weekend of September 6th, 2020



In the Sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized person is “sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit” and is strengthened for service to the Body of Christ. During August and September, 90 of our Ave Maria youth will be confirmed. Please join us in praying for our newly confirmed and that their faith shines brightly so everyone they meet can see Christ.

Congratulations! Learn more about Confirmation from Bishop Barron: Word on Fire Confirmation

Diaconate Candidates

On August 29th, four Ave Maria Parishioners were called to candidacy by Bishop Sheridan to begin the four-year formation to be a permanent deacon.

Please pray for Jim Zielinski, Aaron Menke, Matt Martinez, and Mike Dalton as they embark on this important journey!

Around the Parish


Catechists needed! Faith Formation is planning in-person religious education classes for the families that have expressed they are comfortable being in person. In order to make this happen, we need YOU! Please consider and pray about helping out. Also, pray for others to come forward to help. All teaching materials will be provided. Contact Nancy at or Angelle at for all the details.

Parish Update Clarification:
There have been no decisions made on in-person learning for faith formation families this fall. We are currently exploring the viability of in-person learning and are seeking volunteer catechists.

Ave Maria Staff
Although things around the parish are a little different these days due to COVID, the staff has not changed. This is a listing of the staff and their jobs. Please reach out if we can be of any assistance to you!

Fr. Nathaniel Hinds, Pastor
(Not a private email. May be viewed by admin staff.)

Fr. Erin Kochivar, Parochial Vicar

Deacon Pete McCann

Deacon Greg Archunde

Deacon Paul Ruff

Linda Litzsinger, Accounting & Business Manager

Nancy Hartshorn, Director of Faith Formation

Angelle Schott, Coordinator of Youth Ministry

Rossana Carpizo, Religious Education Assistant

June Record-Curlee, Coordinator of Music
303-841-3750 X 130;

Kristie Gates, Bookkeeper and Bulletin Editor

Tish Estrella, Office Assistant

Joan Menicucci, Parish Administrative Assistant

Mass Stipends

Have you thought about offering a Mass Intention for a loved one? Has someone who passed away been on your mind?
Come to the office and request a Mass intention for them. Their name is published on our website and the priest will have their name at the altar. Weekly Mass intentions are also posted on the bulletin board in the breezeway. Stop by the parish office and speak with Tish.


Please remember to register for all Masses: weekdays and weekends. This will guarantee your spot, make the check-in process faster and ensure we are following the guidelines required by Douglas County. If you are not able to attend, please be sure to cancel your registration so other parishioners can attend Mass.

Mass Registration

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