Fr JimDear brothers and sisters,

It’s essential that we stay connected these days. I’m hoping you find the Masses we are taping useful. Our fasting has taken on a more radical turn as we are forced to fast from even the Eucharist, but this can be an invitation to think about what the Eucharist actually means for us, AND to be in solidarity with Catholics in places like the Amazon where the Eucharist is only available once a month or less! Sometimes we don’t appreciate what we have until it’s taken away.

CRS Rice Bowl is a tool that can help us, especially now, in maintaining prayer, fasting, almsgiving (the three pillars of Lenten practice) as we develop a deeper sense of solidarity with the suffering Body of Christ throughout the world. There are daily prayers included in each rice bowl, and online at https://www.crsricebowl.org/stories-of-hope/intro. You can also find videos (and recipes) that help us stay in solidarity with the three girls we are following who live in Kenya, Honduras and Vietnam.

If you haven’t discovered the Liturgy of the Hours (the official prayer of the church), this might be a time to look into it as a daily spiritual practice. You can find it online through various apps, the most popular of which are iBreviary.com, Universalis.com, and (in Spanish) ePrex Liturgia de las Horas. Check it out and pray with us!

The Archdiocese is inviting us to pray a novena (nine day prayer) to Our Lady of Monte Berico https://www.archden.org/coronavirus/novena/ and the patron of difficult cases is St. Jude Thaddeus (an important devotion for Dominicans) https://the-shrine.org/googleafc843efde2066ca-html/st-jude/st-jude-prayers/novena-prayer/.

Know that you are being remembered at our priory Masses during the week (which, unfortunately are not allowed to be public at this time). If you would like to be remembered in an even more personal way, send me a photo of yourself (you can snap a cellphone photo of you and your family and share it by texting it to 651-236-0059. That way I have your picture with me during Masses.

This is an unusual time, but we can turn it into a holy time for us all. Remember, Fr. Chris and I are available for confessions at the regular times and by appointment, and for Anointing of the Sick. We can still have funerals, weddings and quinceañeras, but with some modifications.

With affection,

Fr. Jim

A Gentle Reminder: St Dominic Parish is dependent on our parishioners’ generosity and support. Unfortunately, while our routines and life experiences are being disrupted, the parish expenses and bills continue. Even if you are not signed up for electronic giving, you can still log on to the parish website and make a donation to help support the parish.  You can also support the parish through sending a contribution through online bill pay via your bank account. 

Find the Online Giving button on our website at stdominicdenver.org or text donations to 855-922-1309.

You can also send your donations via the mail to 3053 W. 29th Ave., Denver, CO 80211

Feel free to contact the office should you need help. Thanks!

This Week’s Mass

Masses go live Sunday at 7:00am mountain time

Public Mass Suspended in Colorado Through March 31

15-March

St. Dominic’s doors will be open today, Sunday March 15 until 1pm for private prayer. Confessions are available from 11-12 in the church today, or by appointment.
Las puertas de Sto. Domingo estarán abiertas hoy, domingo, hasta la 1:00pm para la oracion privada. Confesiones estarán disponibles entre 11-12, o por cita.
In light of the Governor’s order to cancel all gatherings of more than 250 people, the bishops of Colorado have unanimously agreed to suspend the public celebration of the Mass in Colorado through the end of March. See more information at our Archdiocese HERE.
Fr Jim and Fr Chris remain fully available, as do the priests throughout our Archdiocese, for confession and other sacramental support so please call upon us accordingly.

Click Here to learn about Expedition 2020

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Now Hiring – Maintenance Worker

St. Dominic’s is hiring a part time maintenance worker.  Read more and apply on the Archdiocese website!

Mass & Confession Times

Weekend Mass Times

Saturday (incense free) 4:00 p.m.; Sunday 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m.,

11:45 a.m. (Español)

Confession Times

Saturday from 3:00-4:00 p.m.; Sunday from 11:00-11:45 a.m.
or by appointment

 

Everyone is welcome to join the Dominicans for prayer during the week. Prayer and Daily Mass are in the Reconciliation Room in the back of the main Church.

Morning Prayer (Lauds): Monday-Friday: 7:20 a.m.

Daily Mass: Monday-Friday: 7:45 a.m.

Evening Prayer (Vespers): Monday-Friday: 5:00 p.m.

If you couldn’t make it to Mass at St. Dominic’s this week, but still want to hear from Fr. Jim, O.P., and Fr. Chris, O.P., we have provided their weekly pastoral reflections and the full bulletin for you. To check out the bulletin or the pastoral reflections, please click on the buttons above.

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Lenten Toolbox with Fr. Jim

Our Story

St. Dominic Catholic Church is dedicated, through powerful preaching, the Sacraments, and our worship of God, to help you find healing and to chase after holiness. Through our community, we strengthen those in need and welcome those who are lost and broken. And through our ministry both in our parish and in our community, we grow as servant leaders and follow Christ’s own example of service to the poor and the stranger. Together, through the encouragement of the Holy Spirit, we can change the world and help to bring the Kingdom of Heaven one step closer.

Christ has called you to be the light of the world. Together we can and will shine with God’s own light. Become part of our story. Read more about what makes St. Dominic different than other parishes.

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What to Expect

When you enter St. Dominic’s you can expect to be welcomed into not just a community, but a beautiful church family centered on Jesus Christ and the healing He brings through the Sacraments and through each of us. As Dominicans providing powerful and relevant preaching is our focus in life, but hospitality is a close second!

As Catholics, the center and summit of our Faith and of our Sunday Worship is the Eucharist which truly becomes the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Christ up on the altar.

But that doesn’t mean our fellow Christian brothers and sisters are not welcome, quite the opposite actually. If you do not wish to receive Communion, or are simple unsure what it means for you, you may still come up and receive a blessing and prayer.

We are a parish open to everyone and if you wish to join this church family for a single Sunday or as a regular parishioner we are more than happy to have you. Your presence is a grace to us.

Parking

There is parking lot on both the North and South sides of the church as well as street parking.

St. Dominic Parish

Mass Times: Sat: (Vigil, Incense free) 4pm, Sun: 7:30a, 9:30a (English), 11:45a (Spanish) Mon-Fri: Morning Prayer at 7:20am and Mass at 7:45am (in the back of the main Church) Confessions: Sat 3:30p or 10:45-11:30 Sunday morning
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St. Dominic Parish
SUSPENSION OF PUBLIC MASSES CONTINUED...
The Archbishop has wisely extended the suspension of public Masses through the end of April. We will continue to be open for the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions) every Saturday from 3-4 (English), EXCEPT Holy Saturday (April 11), and every Sunday from 11-12pm (bilingual). We will also be open for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Sunday from 12-1pm.

SUSPENSIÓN DE MISAS PÚBLICAS CONTINUANDO....
El Arzobispo con mucha sabiduría ha extendido la suspensión de Misas Públicas hasta 30 de abril. Seguimos ofreciendo el Sacramento de Reconciliación (Confesión) cada sábado entre 3-4pm in inglés (EXCEPTO el Sábado de Gloria: 11 de abril) y cada domingo entre 11-12pm (bilingüe). También, estamos abierto para la Adoración del Santísimo cada domingo entre 12-1pm.
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St. Dominic Parish
#SIGNS OF HOPE
Hey, parishioners and friends, this looks like a fun way to stay engaged and spread the Good News (and use a little right brain!). If we all committed to doing this we can be "signs of hope" to our neighborhood, both real and virtual.
Just go to this website and download the project packet: https://www.proximityprojectinc.com/signsofhope2020

Get ready for Palm Sunday (sadly, without blessed palms this year) with your own neighborhood palms, that will change into flowers by Easter!
Fr. Jim

To Praise, To Bless, To Preach

“Laudare, benedicere, praedicare” – Dominican Motto