Mass & Confession Schedule
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5:00 pm – Anticipatory
NOTICE – there will be no Weekday Confession from January 8-12, 2024.
Monday – Friday: 11:15 am
prior to 12pm Mass
Saturday: 4:15 – 4:45 pm
prior to 5pm Mass
Or you may make an appointment by calling the parish office at 303-322-8042.
Advent Holy Hour & Confessions: December 15, 6-7 PM
If you would like to have a Mass intention said for a specific request, please contact the parish office.
Holy Days of Obligation
Mass Times at Noon & 7 PM
For all Catholics:
August 15, 2024 – Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
November 1, 2024 – Solemnity of All Saints
December 8, 2024 – Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
December 25, 2024 – Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord
Ash Wednesday – Mass at Noon and 7 P.M.
Please check back for more 2024 Holidays!
December 2023 Calendar Advisory
From the Archdiocese of Denver
December 24-25 (Fourth Sunday of Advent and Christmas)
The Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord (Christmas) falls on a Monday this year. Masses celebrated on Sunday Evening of December 24 will be a Christmas Mass. Evening mass on December 24 may fulfill the obligation for either Christmas or Sunday but cannot fulfill the Sunday and Solemnity obligations simultaneously. The fulfillment of each obligation requires the attendance of a Mass either on that day or the evening prior.
What does this mean?
Due to Christmas falling on a Monday, the Christmas Eve Mass will be celebrated on Sunday night. As Christmas and Sundays are both days of Holy Obligation, they cannot have their obligation fulfilled at the same time.
Catholics, to fulfill the obligation for both the Fourth Sunday of Advent (December 24) and the Solemnity of the Nativity (December 25), must attend two masses in the three-day period (December 23-25). This could be attending an anticipatory mass on Saturday evening, a Sunday morning mass, a Sunday evening Christmas Mass, or a Monday Christmas Mass.
The Sunday obligation is a precept of the Catholic Church that requires the faithful to attend Mass on Sundays and certain Holy Days of Obligation. This obligation is rooted in the Third Commandment, “Remember to keep holy the Sabbath day,” and Canon Law. It serves to fulfill the spiritual need for communal worship, to receive the Eucharist, and to hear the Word of God. Failing to meet this obligation without a grave reason, such as illness or extreme hardship, is considered a mortal sin that necessitates confession for absolution.
Holy Days of Obligation are the most important feasts of the Liturgical Year besides Sunday, because of their centrality to our Catholic faith.
The Sunday celebration of the Lord’s Day and his Eucharist is at the heart of the Church’s life. “Sunday is the day on which the paschal mystery is celebrated in light of the apostolic tradition and is to be observed as the foremost holy day of obligation in the universal Church.” – CCC 2177
This practice of the Christian assembly dates from the beginnings of the apostolic age. The Letter to the Hebrews reminds the faithful “not to neglect to meet together, as is the habit of some, but to encourage one another.” – CCC 2178
The precept of the Church specifies the law of the Lord more precisely: “On Sundays and other holy days of obligation the faithful are bound to participate in the Mass.” “The precept of participating in the Mass is satisfied by assistance at a Mass which is celebrated anywhere in a Catholic rite either on the holy day or on the evening of the preceding day.”- CCC 2180
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