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September 13, 2017

PLT Update- New Interim Pastor for Holy Family

The PLT is exploring the option to call a new Interim Pastor to allow us time to evaluate the permanent pastor call process and reach out to possible candidates for permanent pastor.

We will let you know how that progresses. Keep us in your prayers!

Yours in Christ-
Vanessa Henk
President, Parish Leadership Team

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Deacon Brent is still praying for us! Remember you can email him prayer requests at anytime:

Friends of St. Andrew

Many thanks for your gifts of food. Now that it is going to start getting cold their need is for warm comfort food.

October 7th and 8th they need Soups of any kind, and Jelly for the kids or the sweet tooth of adults.

Mary Sutherland

Children's Liturgy of the Word is Back

The school year is upon us once again! That means it is time for our elementary age kids to gather again during Mass for Christ-centered message geared just for them. This year, we'll focus on the liturgical year, saints, and some of my favorite Bible stories. If any adults are interested in helping out this year, please let Kelsey know!

The Strange Light of Wonder and Awe

How do you experience Jesus as the Messiah in your life? With a sense of duty? An overwhelming feeling of love? Or the strange light of wonder and awe? A new reflection from Deacon David is ready for you to read and contemplate >>

ECC 101: Discovering our Roots—an interactive presentation following Mass on October 22nd 11:15am to 12:30pm.

Come one, come all! Get a coffee and grab a donut, and join us!

Together we’ll learn more about what the Ecumenical Catholic Communion is. What does it mean for our church community to be a member of the ECC? To be ecumenical? Catholic? A communion of communities? To explore why we care, you are all invited to a short series of presentations prepared by your Rocky Mountain Regional Council.

ECC 101, Discovering Our Roots, has been designed to help us gain a common understanding about our foundation, our way of being church together, and our legacy. We’ll review the sacramental nature of the ECC, our history (with a video from our Presiding Bishop Francis), and our leadership structure.

ECC 102, Growing Our Wings, to be presented in each community early in 2018, will invite us to dream what is possible and develop a shared vision for the future. Empowered to participate fully as capable and gifted laity and clergy, we can live into the fullness of “church” in the ECC!

We hope you’ll join us.

RMRC Lay Representative Needed!!

Due to a new work schedule Lara Martinez will be stepping down from the Rocky Mountain Regional Council as the lay representative.

We are looking as a community to replace this lay leadership position. RMRC meetings are the 1st Thursday of each month, in Northglenn at the Church of the Beloved at 6:30pm. This is a great opportunity to meet other people from our sister communities and to gain insight into the successes and obstacles of our region. If you have questions about the council please see Lara Martinez or Denise Roberts. If you are interested in serving on the council please let Lara Martinez or Vanessa Henk know.

The Donuts have been found!

Thank you to Gayle Craun for providing the Donuts for the month of August! The signup sheet for October – December is available in the Gathering Space. Again thank you everyone for your contributions.

Ministers of Sacred Space

Volunteers for the months of September, November and December for 2017 are needed. If you feel so called, please sign up in the Gathering Space. This ministry is flexible and can work around your schedule. Thank you very much.

King Soopers Gift Card Program

Want to help Holy Family earn money just by buying groceries???? You already shop at King Soopers, but we are reminding you to shop for s cause!

Holy Family purchases $5 gift cards from the Gift Services Department and sells them to the community for face value. You can then RELOAD any amount up to $500 on their card, in a separate transaction, each time you shop. Holy Family earns 5% on the amount of those RELOADS. You can RELOAD with credit or debit card, cash, or check. When Holy Family reaches $5,000 or more, with RELOADS and orders, in the four-week cycle, Holy Family will earn a 5% rebate.

Currently we earn almost $4000 per year from this program. Ask Judy Kendzora or the office for your card today or if you have any questions. It’s a “Sooper” easy way to support the church.

Have you read the Holy Family blog yet?

If no, why not? We've built quite a collection of great stories in just a few short months. It's a great way to engage with your faith and with the changes our community is facing. Church is more than what happens here on Sunday mornings! Remember, you can find our blog under the "Connect" tab in the upper right corner of our website.

We'd want to continue to share stories from the community about the transitions you've experienced in your lives. Send your stories to

ECC Public Relations Volunteer

The ECC is looking for a volunteer to coordinate its various public relations and communications activities. These include working with our public relations contractor, overseeing and working with the newsletter editor, various uses of social media (e.g. facebook and twitter), and other marketing efforts. Some of these may be carried out by others, but their coordination so that they complement each other is important. The coordinator will work closely with the Office of Presiding Bishop and other ECC leaders.

It would be most helpful if the coordinator has some experience in the use of public relations, communications, and marketing, but extensive experience isn’t necessary. Anyone interested in giving their services to the ECC in these efforts should contact Bishop Francis ( and mention their particular interests or experience.

Deacon David Blog

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