Guidelines for Resuming Mass Obligation

After a most challenging year, we are looking forward with great anticipation to the restoration of the Sunday/Holy Day Mass obligation on Pentecost weekend, marking another step in the path toward normal parish life. In preparation for this milestone, Abp. Aquila sent a letter to the priests of the archdiocese laying out some guidelines for parishes. Here are some key excerpts from that letter:

  • “The distribution of the Precious Blood remains suspended.”
  • “Limited pre-recorded and livestream Masses may continue for the benefit of those not able to attend in person.”
  • Parishioners are reminded that “they are excused from the [Mass] obligation for serious and grave reasons, including illness.”
  • “It seems prudent for the faithful to wear face masks while entering, moving about, going forward for communion, and exiting indoor spaces.”
  • “Whether or not to be inoculated with a vaccine for COVID-19 is a personal healthcare decision… the bishops of Colorado have affirmed that receiving certain COVID-19 vaccines is morally acceptable.”
  • “No person should be required to get the vaccine, nor should inoculation be used as a requirement for participation or admittance in either public or church sponsored events.”

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the parish office at 303.798.8506.

You can read Abp. Aquila’s decree on the restoration of the Mass obligation here. Visit the Archdiocese “Reencounter the Mass” page here.

New Adoration Chapel Guidelines

Please note these two new policies, effective Monday, May 10:

  • You are permitted to lower or remove your face covering while you are seated in the chapel. Please wear it, however when you are entering or exiting or moving about.
  • Chapel capacity is increased to 12 persons at a time. The central pew or seating will remain unavailable.

Thank you for observing these guidelines.

Food Drive May 15

We need your help! We will hold a drive-up collection of non-perishable food on Saturday, May 15 from 8:00 am–1:00 pm. Enter the lower driveway on the north side of the church and volunteers will guide you to a parking spot and unload your donation.

Items most needed include:

  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Meats
  • Canned Soups
  • Breakfast Cereals
  • Helper Mixes
  • Side Dish Mixes
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Pasta Noodles
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Canned Beans
  • Baked Beans
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Toilet Tissue

Special thanks to Certus Professional Network – Amazing Women, which is sponsoring this event on behalf of our food pantry. Members of this service group are Kelly Jariwala, Cicely Carda, Tracie Romero, Cindy Haxel, Jiang Li and Leslie Garske.  Thank you for your generosity!

Easter Mission

This Easter, we are called to reach out to fellow parishioners who, for various reasons, have been away from Mass for some time. This Easter Mission is off to a strong start, but we still need YOU to join us!

We still have plenty of “welcome back” packets in the church, along with helpful instructions on visiting our brothers and sisters in Christ and inviting them back to our parish family. PLEASE PICK ONE (OR MORE!) UP and join us in this beautiful mission of love and mercy. We will provide all you need—all you need to bring with you is the love of Christ to share with our friends who have been away!

Questions? Contact Dcn. Rich Hamilton at rhamilton@stmarylittleton.org or 720.283.4729.

Priest Assignments

Dear St. Mary Parishioners,

Spring is the time that brings many changes to our families as the school year ends, sacraments are conferred, and clergy are re-assigned. Through these changes, God continues to call us to love in and through Him in many new ways. In 2020 we saw several changes in the priest assignments at St. Mary and 2021 brings several changes for us as well:

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Summer Camp at St. Mary Catholic School

Early-bird pricing extended to May 7!

Preschool–4th Grade
July 7–August 13
Flexible schedule

Action packed fun for all ages!

  • Daily crafts, games, building challenges, science and more
  • Off-campus field trips for K-4 campers based on facility availability

Plus

  • Academic jamboree includes grade specific skill focus in
  • Math, reading, writing and science
  • Skill building that is so much fun, campers will forget they are learning!

Download the flyer here for more information and to register.