Guided by the Holy Spirit, Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Parish is a Eucharistic community that seeks to live the Word of God, instill the legacy of faith, and proclaim the love of Christ through service to all.
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Wednesday - Friday: 5:30pm
Saturday (Anticipatory): 5pm
Saturday 8:30 am-10am
January 25, 2015
Catholic Schools Week; Update on SJMC
My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
Throughout the country this week is a week-long celebration of our Catholic schools. Why celebrate Catholic schools? All the studies show that the Catholic school is the most effective tool the church has to aid parents in passing on their faith—our Catholic faith—in Jesus. That being so, every single one of us who wants Jesus Christ to be handed on to our children and grandchildren and our faith to be more and more lived in the “land of the free and the home of the brave” should be praying for, supporting, and investing in Catholic schools. In the bulletin today you will find a copy of the annual report of Our Lady of Loreto’s first school year. By God’s grace we accomplished much. We built a faith community among our families and children. We achieved higher than average scores in all academic areas. Most of all we proclaimed, taught, and studied Jesus Christ—through Scripture study, Eucharistic adoration, in all of our subjects, community service, on the athletic field, etc. We have much to be proud of what, as a parish by God’s grace, we have accomplished. I invite you to visit with any of our school children who are ministering at all of the Masses this weekend and to visit our school anytime tomorrow, January 26, from 6:30-8:00 p.m., to celebrate with us and learn more. Moreover, if you have any interest in supporting the school, through the establishment of scholarships, donation of monies or resources, etc., please contact me. On another note, let me update you on the construction of the west wing of the St. Joseph Ministry Center, for which we just concluded formally our Building an Inheritance of Hope Legacy Campaign. On March 18 I will meet with the Parish Finance Review Committee of the Archdiocese of Denver to ask permission to hire an architect and contractor, work toward the finalization of the design of the building, and (in time) compose our construction drawings. Between now and then I will be meeting with persons from Faleide Architecture and Haselden Construction (our proposed partners) to work on a timeline for construction. The Archdiocese of Denver requires that a parish have 50% of the cost of the proposed building collected and in the bank and the remaining 50% pledged. We think, due in large measure to the generosity and commitment of the parishioners, that we will reach that “magic X” in the summer of 2016. There is a lot of work to be done between now and then. Join me in praying that “the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and prosper for us the work of our hands” (Ps. 90:7). Finally, the first reminder notices to those who pledged were mailed out this past week. If you did not receive yours, please let me know. And thank you everyone for being faithful and committed to the payment of your pledges, to the glory of God and the success of our efforts.
A note from the Finance Council
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Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Parish
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