Pastor's Corner

Parish News

Dear Family In Christ

Dear Family in Christ,

It is with great joy that I announce the good news that Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Wiggins will become a mission parish of St. Helena’s beginning on July 1, 2016!  As parish boundaries are being reorganized throughout the Archdiocese of Denver to better meet the needs of parishioners and priests alike, let us pray in thanksgiving to our Lord for the goodness He is bestowing upon our parish communities.  As always, please continue to pray for increases in vocations to priesthood, diaconate and religious life. This reorganization of parish boundaries will mean some changes for the Tri-parishes beginning July 1, 2016:

1)      Mass times will remain the same for St. Helena (see web site/bulletin), albeit, confessions  on Saturday afternoon will now be from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at St. Helena.

2)      Mass at St. Francis of Assisi will be at 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Confessions will be celebrated before Mass. There will no longer be a 7:00 a.m. Mass on Sundays in Weldona.

3)      Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes will be at 9:00 a.m. on Sundays.  Confessions will be celebrated before Mass.


Regarding the celebration of sacraments, religious education, and other parish activities, the following changes will take effect on July 1, 2016.  The following will be celebrated at the respective parishes:

St. Helena Catholic Church:  Baptisms, Confessions, Marriages, Funerals, Quinceañeras (May-August), Confirmation and First Holy Communion (same Mass).

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church: Baptisms, Confessions, Marriages, Funerals.

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church: Baptisms, Confessions, Marriages, Funerals.  There will no Quinceañeras celebrated at OLOL.

All Baptism, Marriage, and Annulment preparation and meetings will be held at St. Helena at the Parish Office.

All Religious Education for the Tri-parishes will be held on Wednesdays of each week during the liturgical year at St. Helena.  Grades 1-3 from 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. for grades 4 and up at the Hurley Educational Building.

Youth Group for the Tri-parishes will be held on Wednesdays of each week during the liturgical year at St. Helena from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in Monsignor Dinan Hall.

Finance Council and Pastoral Council meetings will be held at St. Helena the first Tuesdays of each month from 5:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. respectively, in the parish office.

Totus Tuus and NET retreat in preparation for the sacrament of confirmation will be held at St. Helena.

Twenty-Four Hour Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will remain at St. Helena on Thursday/Friday.  There will be no exposition and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at the mission parishes.

Masses for Holy Days of Obligation will be announced as their respective dates approach throughout the liturgical year.  There will be no Masses celebrated at both mission parishes when either priest is on vacation.

Bi-annual Northeastern Plains Penance Services will be held at St. Helena.


Thank you for your prayers and support.


Sincerely,

In Christ,


Rev. Francisco J. García

Pastor

ARCHBISHOP'S CATHOLIC APPEAL


Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal


Proceeds to the Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal fund nearly forty archdiocesan ministries.  Consequently, your offering will help transform the hearts, minds and souls of many who approach the Church for guidance, instruction and hope.  Your gift will also help promote the sanctity of life, vocations and illuminate the treasures of our faith.  May God bless you for investing in the works of His Church.

Please visit www.archden.org/donate or call 303-715-3111


Check out the DVD download from Archbishop Aquila on this website for the 2016 Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS - Noticias de Educación Religiosa.


Congratulations to all who were received into full communion into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil and to all our newly confirmed.

May the Lord and the Holy Spirit  strengthen you throughout your life on your journey home to heaven!  God bless you!

“Congratulations to all our children who received the sacrament of First Holy Communion on May 1!  Jesus Loves You!”


May Crowning for the afternoon religious education classes will be on May 4, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.

Confirmation pictures can be picked up at the parish office.  Please pick up your pictures as soon as possible.

RCIA NEWS


RCIA:  The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

Your personal encounter with the Risen Christ through the sacramental life of the Church begins with RCIA!


Who should inquire about RCIA?

Anyone not yet baptized...

Anyone interested in becoming a Catholic Christian...

Any Catholic who has not received one, two, or all three of the sacraments of initiation:

BAPTISM, CONFIRMATION, HOLY COMMUNION.

Anyone interested in learning about the Catholic Faith.

Classes begin in September.

For more information and to register for classes contact DEB SAGEL at 970-867-9309

BIBLE STUDY AND CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH


Bible Study and Catechism of the Catholic Church will begin in September!!!

Father Miguel will be teaching the class on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month in Spanish;
Fr. Frank on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month in English.

The NAB (New American Bible) for classes in English will be provided. You must have a copy of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (second edition) for the class (you may already have one at home).

The Catechism of the Catholic Church will be available for purchase for $20.00 at the first class (English) or in the parish office before the
start of class. Classes are from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and snacks will always be provided. Please come to learn and depth and richness of the
Catholic religion.

Parish Office Hours

Monday - Friday:  9:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m.

Weekends the office will be closed.