News and Updates:
(Newest to Oldest)
Office Closed for Memorial Day-May 27, 2013
Immaculate Heart of Mary will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2013 after the 8:30am Mass in observance of Memorial Day
Newcomer Social and Dinner
April 20, 2013
Are you new to Immaculate Heart of Mary? Are you having trouble meeting new people? Then please join us on April 20, 2013 after the 5:00 pm Mass. Dinner will be provided by the Welcome Committee and tours of the building will be given. Come and meet other new parishioners and learn about the building and how you can get involved.
Please RSVP to Linda Kalkhorst at 303-452-2041 ext 121 by April 17, 2013. (The phone number on the postcard which was sent is incorrect. Please call the above number to RSVP)
Prayer After Communion Booklet
April 21, 2013
We are all urged to take time to pray and reflect after Mass, paying respect to the honor and miracle we just received. For ideas and prayers to pray during this time, you can reference our “Prayer After Communion Booklet”
April 21, 2013
Make Your Donations Grow!
For the 16th consecutive year, The Feinstein Foundation is supporting organizations that fight hunger with a $1 million dollar gift. Seasonally, March and April tend to be a very slow donation period so this challenge is meant to help agencies like our food bank raise crucial funds for our program. Beginning March 1st, we will track all financial and in-kind donations that the IHM Food Bank receives and Alan Feinstein will match a portion of those funds raised based on our fundraising total. We will participate until April 30th, so if you have been waiting to make a donation to the food bank, do not hesitate…make your donations from March 1st-April 30th, 2013! Last year, the Feinstein gift combined with your generous financial and food donations helped us raise over $22,000 for the Outreach program!
All cash, checks and even food donations count toward the challenge. We receive a $1 credit per item or pound of food donated during this period! This is great timing as we are approaching our Easter giveaway and will once again be asking for items to help fill our baskets. Please watch the bulletin next weekend for a list of basket contents and for more details on how and when to make your donations!
Thank you for your ongoing support of the food bank and Outreach programs!
Reflections from the Respect Life Ministry
April 21, 2013
I was really at a loss as to what to say when I mentioned the 40 white crosses along Grant Drive. “What 40 crosses?” was the response. Yikes, how could anyone miss 40 white crosses with black lettering? Well, they did, and I’m sure they weren’t alone. Don’t go looking for them now because they were taken down on Sunday, April 14th.
Why the 40 white crosses? The easiest explanation is that it has been 40 years since 1973 when the US Supreme Court made privacy and abortion a right for women. Since that time the average abortions in the United States has been over – over 1,000,000 a year! One Million plus human lives have been taken = 40,000,000 children. Since this number is so enormous and nearly impossible to comprehend, we ignore it. In Colorado it has been legal since 1967 to kill the unborn – that is 46 years that we have been ignoring this brutal act.
What is it about this outrageous merciless act that we can’t get our head around it? More importantly, what is it about this outrageous merciless act that we can’t get our hearts around it? Is it because we know someone, perhaps a family member or a friend who has had an abortion and we don’t want to hurt their feelings? If this is so, what is preventing you from joining the pro-life underground? The pro-life underground consist of folks who pledge to pray privately (publically when no one is looking), write letters, make phone calls, talk to strangers because talking to friends and family is too dangerous.
How do you become a member of the pro-life underground? Well, you certainly don’t want to have your name listed as a member of the IHM Respect Life Ministry, be caught going to the monthly meetings, saying the public rosary on the first Saturday of every month, or working with the Gabriel Project. And men you certainly can’t be active in the Knights of Columbus whose mission is pro-life. You wouldn’t want to be caught putting up or taking down crosses!
So as a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church what is a “pro-life” Catholic to do? If you took “Our Lady of Guadalupe Intercessor for the Unborn” prayer card and promised to pray for an unborn baby in danger of abortion in the next nine months, you are a member of the pro-life underground. If you participated in the Pro-Life Stations of the Cross during Lent, you are a member of the pro-life underground. If you voted pro-life in the last election, you are a member of the pro-life underground. If you donated to the baby shower, participated in the Baby Bottle Campaign and the giving tree at Christmas for Life Choices and the Gabriel Project, you are a member of the pro-life underground.
What else can you do without coming out of the shadows for LIFE? That is up to you. JoAnn Windholz IHM Parishioner
The next Respect Life Meeting is April 22, 7 pm at the IHM Stewardship Center. Please join us. New members are always welcome.
1st Holy Communion Weekend
April 27-28, 2013
Our Children’s 1st Holy Communion Masses are at 5:00 pm, 7:00 am, 8:30 am, 10″30 am, 12:30 pm & 6:00 pm on April 27-28. The Children’s HC Mass Schedule is posted by the restrooms. Parents, please confirm Mass times. Please have children meet in the Youth Room twenty minutes prior to mass.
HC banners are due April 23-24.
HC practice will be during CFF classes on April 23-24.
IHM’s professional photographer is scheduled for1st HC Masses to capture the ‘moment’ for each child. Pictures will be available for families. Family photographers are requested to take pictures FROM THEIR PEW and to keep the moment reverent, with respect to the children and other families. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Reserved seating. Children will sit as a group in the first couple of pews in the center sections of the church. There will also be reserved seating for parents and families behind the children. One pew per family, first come basis. Due to the additional 12:30 pm Mass for the larger 1st HC group, there will be no reserved family pews, but the entire church will have plenty of available open seating.
Knights of Columbus Breakfast Burritos
April 27-28, 2013
Knights of Columbus will be selling breakfast burritos the weekend April 27-28, after the 5:00 pm Saturday Mass and the 7:00 am & 8:30 am Sunday Masses. All proceeds go to the Seminarian Fund to support our seminarians. Burritos are $3 each. Thank you for your support.
Safe Environment Training
May 14, 2013
All volunteers for IHM must take Safe Environment Training. If you need Safe Environment please register for one of the classes at the information desk.
(All classes at IHM in the Cenacle Room)
Tuesday, May 14th 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Wednesday, May 15th 9:30 am to 11:00 am
Wednesday, May 22nd 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
If you have questions about Safe Environment, please contact Mary Reinert at 303-452-2041ext 110.