Parish Update Weekend of January 2, 2021

“Sing to the Lord a New Song, For He Has Done Marvelous Deeds.” Psalm 98 
AROUND THE PARISH
PARISH OFFICE CLOSED
The parish office will be closed until January 4, 2021.  If you need to contact us, please email us at testrella@avemariacatholicparish.org.
MASS SIGN-UP
Due to size limitations, it is more important than ever to make a reservation for Mass and cancel reservations that you will not be able to make.  Thank you!

Mass is live streamed every day at 9:00 AM.

ADORATION
Adoration has begun in the church on Mondays and Thursdays from 9:30 am to 7:30 pm in the church. We do need to have people sign up to cover all the hours of the exposition, although walk-ins are welcome.
Fr. Erin’s Life and Letters of St. Paul 
Reminder! the course will be continuing this weekend and whenever RE meets. Class will be from 3:15 to 4:15 and will take place in the church. A live stream option is available for those who are unable to attend in person. Watch Here.
FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS
Please join us on the first Saturday of every month to renew our dedication to our Lord through the intercession of Mary. We will begin with Mass at 9:00 am followed by adoration, confessions, and a Rosary at 9:30 am. Adoration will conclude at 10:30 am.

The First Saturday devotions were encouraged by our Lady when she appeared to Sr. Lucia, one of the visionaries at Fatima.

CONFESSIONS
Weekly confessions will be held after the 9 AM Mass on Saturdays.
Additional Confession Times:
Friday, January 1, 2021
After the 9 am Mass

Saturday, January 2, 2021
After the 9 am Mass

After the 4 pm Mass

Sunday, January 3, 2021
After the 7 am, 9 am and 11 am Mass

MORALITY OF VACCINES
Some parishioners have been asking about the morality of how vaccines are created and which ones we should avoid because of their use of aborted fetal cells. The Colorado bishops have addressed this question in a recent letter to the faithful. Click HERE to read the letter.
OPEN POSITION – Business Manager
Ave Maria Catholic Parish is looking for a Business Manager to join our staff. The primary responsibility of the Business Manager is to assist the Pastor and Principal in the business affairs of the parish and school in an ethical, efficient and organized manner.  This includes, but is not limited to, financial management and reporting, accounting, contract administration, office management, facilities management, and human resources. Visit our jobs page to learn more.
PARKER SHOWCASE COUPON BOOKS
Free entrees, free appetizers, free drinks – OH MY!
Did you see it? The Parker/Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree Showcase Passports are now available! Help support our local businesses and our 8th Grade fundraiser. Chuck-full of our favorite places and great deals! https://www.parkershowcase.org/amcs
MISSAL SALE
Missals for the 2021 Liturgical Year will be available for purchase at the parish office.
The cost for Missals (Large or Regular print) is $6.00 each, CASH or CHECK only.
Contact – Tish Estrella: testrella@avemariacatholicparish.org
RESOURCES
FREE Estate Planning Resources
Have you planned for your future? As Catholics, we are called to be stewards for the people and things that God has blessed us with so that we can spread the good news of the Gospel for generations to come. In that spirit, the Diocese of Colorado Springs has partnered with FreeWill to provide three free tools to our faith community so that you can best support your future.

The first is a tool to write your legal will, at no personal cost. Writing your wishes down now is so important and a true gift to your family. You can complete this important task in the comforts of your own home by becoming a good steward for your future, taking care of your loved ones by visiting FreeWill.com/DioCS.
The other two tools help you to create real-time, tax-wise gifts to support our parish— and your financial savings. Go to FreeWill.com/QCD/DioCS to learn more about how to create a gift from your IRA, or FreeWill.com/Stocks/DioCS to learn more about donating appreciated stocks.

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