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A Word from Father Ed…
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
November brings with it two significant celebrations. This Wednesday is the Solemnity of All Saints and Thursday the commemoration of All Souls. Wednesday is a “holy day of obligation,” a day the church asks us to celebrate by celebrating the Eucharist. Our Masses will be Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. (anticipated Mass) and Wednesday at 8:00 a.m.; 9:15 a.m. (school Mass); and 5:30 p.m. On All Souls we will celebrate two Masses: at 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. The 7:00 p.m. Mass will include a recitation of the names of all parishioners who were buried from Notre Dame Parish since the last All Souls day. You are invited to join us at that Mass as we pray especially for our dear ones who have died in recent days, months, and years.
On another note, we have recently completed the archdiocesan review of parish finances for the fiscal year July 2016-June 2017. (We will be making a full report to the parish of this review in mid-November.) One thing struck me, though, and which I wish to inform you of even now, that is, the generosity of the parish and your generosity to the church and the poor.
As a stewardship parish Notre Dame is striving to tithe 10% of our total offertory income to the church and the poor. This past fiscal year we tithed $28,378.02 to various Catholic institutes, causes, social concerns, and individuals. These included:
Christ in the City ($400);
Catholic University of America ($500);
world ($938) and home ($1404) missions (e.g., poor Black and Native American parishes);
the infirm priests of the Archdiocese of Denver ($2791);
St. John Vianney Seminary ($2036);
St. Bernadette Parish ($1000);
the Churches in Latin America and Eastern Europe ($2358);
the Little Sisters of the Poor ($2087);
Catholic Relief Services (disaster relief; $1599);
various pro-life causes ($1667);
the Catholic Communications Campaign ($500);
the reconstruction of the dome of the National Shrine in Washington D.C. ($500).
Additionally, the social concerns committee’s sale of gift cards brought in $9567. (Thank you and please continue to purchase these gift cards; they are on sale in the west vestibule of the church after every weekend Mass. The dollar-to-dollar purchase of these reloadable cards, costing you absolutely nothing, returns 5% of your purchases at King Soopers and elsewhere to the parish’s ministry to the poor. Many thanks, too, to the members of the committee for their hard work, especially Ed and Mel Guiff who organized the gift card sales weekly and accounted for the same.) Those we helped through the sale of these cards include the St. Vincent de Paul Society ($3384); the Father Ed Judy/Marisol House ($1692); and the poor of Notre Dame School ($4380).
Additionally, our food drive donations and parish tithe resulted in $13,294, with which we were able to assist the St. Anthony of Padua, Community, and Cross Roads Food Banks.
All of this, finally, is in addition to the generous amounts of food, clothing, toiletries, and other sundries which parishioners have donated through our many food, Jesse Tree, school, and other drives.
Thank you for your love of the Lord, the church, and the poor.
Don't forget to pick up some grocery gift cards for the leading grocery stores. They make great gifts too. You can purchase yours after all the Masses.
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Denver, CO 80219
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