Parish Update Weekend of April 3, 2021

“The right hand of the LORD has struck with power; the right hand of the LORD is exalted. I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.” 
Psalms 118:16-17
COVID Update
Our parish is closely following the potential changes to COVID restrictions. At this time, there are no changes to the current parish policies and procedures regarding health and safety. We will keep our parishioners informed of any upcoming changes.
AROUND THE PARISH
EASTER OFFICE HOURS
The Parish office will be CLOSED Friday, April 2nd through Wednesday, April 7th. The office will reopen on Thursday, April 8th.
HOLY WEEK LIVE STREAMS
Ave Maria will have Live Streams available for:
Holy Thursday – 6:30 PM
Good Friday – 6:30 PM
Easter Vigil – 8:30 PM
Easter Sunday – 9 AM
Please visit our homepage and scroll down to see the Live Stream video. avemariacatholicparish.org
MASS SIGN-UP
Please only sign up for ONE weekend Mass time. Our Masses are filling up (yay!) and parishioners are excited to return to Mass but we still have limited seating. If you have registered and know you cannot make it, please cancel online or call the parish office, or email Tish Estrella at testrella@avemariacatholicparish.org to cancel your seats. Thank you!

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

CONFESSION
We will continue having Confessions from 8:00 AM -8:45 AM Monday through Friday until the feast of Pentecost on May 23rd.
DIVINE MERCY
The Divine Mercy Novena traditionally begins on Good Friday. You can find the Novena here: https://www.divinemercyoftherockies.org/Divine-Mercy-Devotions/The-Novena
Ave Maria will celebrate Divine Mercy by having confessions after all the Masses on the weekend of April 10th and 11th.
Ave Maria Divine Mercy Service will be on Sunday, April 11 at 3 PM.
Please register if you would like to attend.
WE ARE HIRING!
Ave Maria is hiring a Music Director, Religious Education Coordinator, and a Youth Ministry Coordinator.
Please see our website job page for more information:
WE ARE BUILDING A NEW WEBSITE!
The new website for Ave Maria Catholic Parish is nearly complete. Our web address will not change! We look forward to sharing our new design with you soon!
KING SOOPERS REWARDS
Help raise money for Ave Maria Catholic Parish when you use your King Soopers Rewards Card. Did you know that you can select Ave Maria Catholic Parish to receive rewards from King Soopers without additional cost to you?
Last year, Ave Maria Catholic School received over $17,000 in rewards from King Soopers through this program.
Follow these instructions to help with Ave Maria Parish fundraising.
PARISH PRAYER/CLASSES
ADORATION
We have added adoration times from after the Holy Thursday Mass on April 1st (from 8 pm) to the morning of Good Friday ending at 9:30 am. This will be overnight and we must have someone with Jesus the entire time. The additional times have been added to the signup. Please join Jesus on this very special night. Thank you for your dedication and help with these additional times.
Adoration is held in the church on Mondays and Thursdays from 9:30 AM to 7:30 PM in the church. We need people to sign-up to cover all the hours of the exposition, although walk-ins are welcome.
The Search
As Catholics, we know life is a beautiful mystery. Now explore the depths of that mystery and what it means for you. Join us in The Search, a beautiful new video program that explores life’s big questions. Starting April 6th at 6:30 pm to 8 pm for 8 weeks, join us in person or virtually.  
Contact: Denise Ketter at deniserketter@gmail.com for more information

Trailer:  https://watch.formed.org/the-search/videos/the-search-trailer
MINISTRY NEWS
The Knights of Columbus
The Knights at Cabrini were unable to have the yearly fundraiser for Jesus our Hope Retreat House for Valentine’s Day Dance, instead, they will be hosting a Golf Tournament on April 24, 2021, at Applewood Golf Course.
This is normally the largest fundraiser for the year and greatly helps with operating costs (upkeep and maintenance) at the facility: http://www.jesus-our-hope.org/about
View our flyer.  This is open to all who like to play golf and support a great cause.
Ave Maria for Life News
The Spiritual Adoption Program, initiated in 1991, is a simple yet effective program providing an opportunity for anyone to prayerfully intercede on behalf of moms and preborn babies threatened by abortion. Please join us in the program.
SCHOOL NEWS
VOTE FOR AVE MARIA CATHOLIC SCHOOL!
Help us reach others to learn about our amazing school! Vote for Ave Maria Catholic School in the Best of the Best Parker! Here’s how to vote:
2) Scroll down to find “School” or Select “School” from the menu on the left side
3) Type in Ave Maria Catholic School into the box (they did not add our school name)
*You do not have to vote in all categories. You can vote for one or all – up to you!*
Want to vote for your favorite teacher too?
Scroll down from the School entry and you will see the Teacher votes! Type in your teacher’s name and don’t forget to add Ave Maria after their name!
You can vote for Ave Maria Catholic Parish too! Head to the Religion section and vote for Ave Maria (we are listed in the voting box).
Thank you for helping our school reach the Parker Community! 
2021-2022 School Registration/Enrollment
Catholic schools are and have always been critical to the educational and evangelizing mission of the Church.  The real benefit and essential nature of Catholic schools is more than academic excellence.  Our students learn to seek Truth and Beauty-not just information.  Jesus Christ is the Truth and true education must include His teachings.  Consider enrolling in a school that cares as much about your child’s soul as it does about your child’s mind.  Catholic school graduates are College-Career-and Heaven Ready!
Ave Maria students participated in the nationally administered ITBS test this year. The results demonstrate that Ave Maria students, at a minimum, perform at the grade equivalent of one grade level higher than other students nationally and at the grade equivalent of up to four grade levels higher than other students nationally. You can view our 2021 scores here.
We invite you to see what makes Ave Maria Catholic School special. Learn more about us or schedule a tour at school.avemariacatholicparish.org.
THANK YOU!
Thank you for purchasing raffle tickets and supporting our Catholic School!
From The Diocese Office
RETURNING GOD’S GIFTS
Support of the Returning God’s Gifts Annual Appeal means thousands will find grace and mercy and have the resources they need. Learn how our efforts at Ave Maria Catholic Parish can help those in need and help build the church!
Visit Giving.diocs.org for more information.
Holy Land
The Catholic Church’s annual Collection for the Holy Land will take place on Good Friday, April 2, 2021. This collection helps maintain Christian sites in the Holy Land.
Live Stream Holy Week Masses

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