Dear friends in Christ,
On March 13th, the bishops of Colorado announced that all Masses are canceled throughout the entire state until April. This is done out of an abundance of caution to ensure the safety of our parishes and the broader community. The Archbishop of Denver has written a letter to all of us to explain why the decision was made. You can read that letter HERE. You can read our Bishops press release HERE.
At the Last Supper, Jesus said that he “eagerly desired” to share that meal with his disciples – to give them his Body and Blood in the Eucharist. And as Catholics, we eagerly desire communion with Him in the Eucharist! So, to go without the Mass is a great sadness.
What should we do on Sundays, while the Mass is canceled? Make the day holy. Use it well by spending some time in prayer, especially with Scripture. You can set aside some quiet time to read and reflect on the readings from Mass (here is a calendar you can click on to read the daily readings – http://usccb.org/calendar/
index.cfm?showLit=1&action= month). I encourage you to make a prayer of spiritual communion since you will be unable to receive the Lord in the Eucharist. The Lord can fill your heart in a powerful way when you invite him in with faith! There is a simple prayer for spiritual communion HERE.
Anointing of the Sick- Fr. Tom and I will continue to visit the sick for anointing when necessary.
Office- The Church office will be closed until Thursday, March 19th; some of the staff will work from home. Please be patient if our response time to calls and emails is slower than usual, as we are receiving lots of correspondence at this time.
We are working to find creative ways to do ministry during this unprecedented time. As things progress and we develop plans we will post information on the parish website and FaceBook.
Please be safe, stay healthy and Pray,
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