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Baptism Class Online 

July 19, 2020 at 3:00 pm 

Register to:

Deacon.Paul.Zajac@gmail.com

Zoom Meeting

MeetingID: 38287843

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FLOCKNOTE FOR ST. ANTHONY
 
St. Anthony of Padua Church now has Flocknote. Going forward you will receive text messages or emails from St. Anthony of Padua Church.
 
These messages are not Spam or Junk. This allows the church to send out important messages to all our parishioners.
 
If you have not been receiving test messages or emails please click on the link below and follow the instructions.
 
https://stanthonysdenver.flocknote.com/StAnthony
 
May God bless you all!
 

Letter from the pastor on resuming limited public Masses

Dear Parishioner of St. Anthony of Padua,

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.  The day has arrived when the Archdiocese of Denver has decided to resume public Masses. However, all of us need to keep in mind that Masses will be offered with some restrictions and changes to help to still mitigate the pandemic caused by the Covid-19. What are these restrictions?

  1. The Masses will be offered with limited number of people. Please, do not be upset and resentful if you will not be able to be inside the church for Mass. Remember that our Archbishop, Most Rev. Samuel J. Aquila, has granted to us a general dispensation from obligation of participating in the Sunday Mass. At this delicate time, you do not commit a sin if you do not come to Mass. However, I still invite you to live Sunday as a day dedicated to the Lord.  Please, read the biblical Sunday readings for Mass and reflect on them; follow our Masses on our Facebook page at 9:30am in English and 11:30am in Spanish. You may also read life of the Saints or other catholic spiritual book. Pray with your family or, if you live alone, pray by yourself.  Do not allow that Sunday is a day without the Lord. You may also consider attending the daily Mass (read this letter to find out when daily Masses are celebrated). And prepare yourself for attending Mass just once or twice during the month of May.
  2. Social distancing will be practiced. We will be sitting 6 feet apart from each other. The parish organized some help to keep social distancing. We marked the pews of the Church with a blue mark. If you see this mark on a pew, this is the place where you may sit.  In other places where Mass will be celebrated we will set up the chairs in such a way that you will be 6 feet from another person.
  3. Wear your face mask. St. Anthony parish wants you to have your mask with you.
  4. Communion will be on the hand. The Archbishop, using the article of Canon Law which says, “A diocesan bishop, whenever he judges that it contributes to their spiritual good, is able to dispense the faithful from universal and particular disciplinary laws issued for his territory or his subjects by the supreme authority of the Church (Can. 87 § 1)” wants us to receive the communion on hand. If you do not feel like receiving the Holy Communion, you may consider waiting some time in order to receive the communion on your tongue.

These are the general requirements. Now we want to present you some points which will pertain to your parish of St. Anthony in Denver.

  1. Mass times and places at st. Anthony. The pandemic and cancelation of public Masses have changed our parish life a bit. We had to come up with different ways to communicate with you and other parishioners. Thanks to social media we were able to livestream Masses through our Facebook page. On Sunday we celebrated Masses at 9:30am in English and 11:30am in Spanish. On the weekdays we did Masses at 4:30pm in English and 6:30pm in Spanish. We will keep these hours for some time, because many people began to watch us on these hours. We will still livestream Masses on Facebook. And we will also add extra Masses. So the schedule of the Masses during recovering from pandemic is as follows,

SUNDAY MASS SCHEDULE DURING PANDEMIC

Saturday 4:30pm – Mass in English in the Church

7:30am – Mass in Spanish in the Church

9:30am – Mass in English (Livestream on Facebook) in the Church and the Gym.

11:30am – Mass in Spanish (Livestream on Facebook) in the Church and the Gym.

 1:30pm – Mass in Spanish in the Church and the Gym.

5:00pm – Mass in Spanish in the Church and the Gym.

WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE DURING PANDEMIC

Monday and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 4:30pm in English and 6:30pm in Spanish. Tuesdays and Fridays masses are live streamed on Facebook. There will not be daily Mass on Wednesday and Saturday in the morning.

We also want you to know that things will change from week to week according to the circumstances and that is why it is important to follow us on Facebook page and on the website.

  • Follow the instructions. Please, listen to the ushers, ministers, and priests. We want your good and the good of others, therefore we count on your cooperation.
  •  The following are encouraged to stay at home:
    – The sick
    – The elderly
    – People with underlying medical conditions
    – Family members who live with elderly people or those who are at risk
    – People who have access to those at risk in nursing institutions
    – People who have upper respiratory or flu like symptoms
    – People who live with someone with upper respiratory or flu like symptoms
    – People with COVID-19 or live with someone with COVID-19
    – People who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19
  • Requested “Containment Practices” for those attending Mass:
    – Family members sit together
    – Sit in every other pew
    – Cough in your sleeve
    – Place your contribution envelope in the basket provided as you exit the church. The ushers will not “take up the collection” during Mass
    – No hand holding during the Our Father
    – Sign of Peace is omitted
    – Form a single file line with 6-foot intervals when processing forward to receive Holy Communion
    – Follow the instructions of the ushers
    – Avoid gathering in the vestibule or near the doors of the church following Mass
    – If requested, assist with sanitizing the church and other public areas following Mass.

May God bless you abundantly,

Fr. Wojciech – Pastor

ARCHBISHOP’S CATHOLIC APPEAL

During these difficult times, people are in desperate need of help and hope. Together, with your support, the Church can continue to carry out the works of Jesus Christ, extend God’s love, and serve those most in need. You can be a pillar of hope by visiting www.archden.org/givetoday or call 303.867.0614 to give to the Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal. The Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal in the Pews has been cancelled until the fall.  Having said that, our ministries and parishes still rely on ACA for funding support so parishioners will still be receiving a direct mail piece the week of April 20th.
We are pleased to announce that the first $1,000,000 raised by the Appeal this year will go directly to support the emergency needs of our parishes.

PICTURES ORDERED ANNOUNCEMENT

Pictures can be picked up at the Office from 10am to 2pm, Tuesday through Friday 

GROUP MEETINGS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.


RELIGIOUS EDUCATION and EVENTS FOR THIS SCHOOL YEAR ARE CANCELLED.

Please check our Church website for the upcoming schedules to register your children for second year and same for the new students coming in as first year students. Please remember to provide at registration all information you will need to prepare for the new School year.

If questions please call

Tina (720) 819-7713


You are all in our prayers!

Happy 4th of July!

Fr. Wojciech and the Office Staff