News & Info

Disciples Change Parishes in Virginia

Posted: May 28, 2020

The DCJM will soon move from Queen of Apostles Parish in Alexandria, Virginia to Our Lady of Angels in Woodbridge. Fr. Alvaro Montero, pastor here at St. Mary before Fr. Javier, has been named pastor at Our Lady of Angels. 

See the clergy appointment notice from the Diocese of Arlington here. Visit Our Lady of Angels’ website here.

Meet Fr. José Noriega!

Posted: May 27, 2020

As you know by now, there are some big changes coming this summer, and among these will be the arrival of our new pastor, Fr. José Noriega, DCJM. You may recall that he was the Superior General of the DCJM until fairly recently. We are blessed to have him appointed as our pastor, and look forward to his arrival.

To get to know him better, you can read his curriculum vitae here.

Letter from the Pastor

Posted: May 27, 2020

Dear St. Mary Parishioners,

May is a month that always 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. I am sure that, by now, you are aware of the different changes that are coming to the clergy in our parish. For the sake of clarity, I list here the different assignments of the clergy and seminarian in our community in Littleton…

(Read the rest of the letter here.)

Fr. Luis’ Ordination Anniversary

Come celebrate Fr. Luis’ 15 years of faithful service to Christ’s Church! We will have a special Mass on Thursday, May 28 at 7:00 pm, but due to ongoing limitations, we will not have a reception at this time. Also, seating is limited, so use our Mass signup link here and scroll down and look for the 7:00 pm Mass openings. All the other guidelines for Mass will apply.

UPDATE: The Mass will be livestreamed on YouTube and Facebook!

Invite a Friend to Mass!

May 21, 2020

We have very few signups for some of our Masses, especially our outdoor Sunday Masses. Please feel free to share the sign-up link from our Flocknotes with any friends or family who would like to attend Mass. 

Jubilee Year of St. John Paul II

Posted: May 15, 2020

St. Mary Parish celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Karol Wojtyla—St. Pope John Paul II—a man of wisdom, compassion, humor, and integrity. A man of God.
 
Join us each month for special activities for you to do at home, honoring the man and his life: movies, discussions, presentations, and more.
 
For more information, call us at 303.798.8506 or watch for updates here on the website.

Initiative 120: Stop Late-Term Abortion

Posted: May 11, 2020

Volunteers will be available on Saturday, May 16, from noon-2:00 pm at St. Mary to gather signatures for a petition to get Initiative 120 on the November ballot. This initiative prohibits late term abortions after 22 weeks gestation.

To review the initiative please visit this website: https://duedatetoolate.com/initiative. To sign the petition, you must be at least 18 years of age, be a registered voter in the State of Colorado and have not already signed the petition (signatures were gathered in the fall and early winter and submitted to the Secretary of State; if you signed the petition during this time frame please do not sign again).

We are gathering additional signatures, because after a review of signatures by the Secretary of State, there are approximately 10,000 additional signatures needed to get it on the ballot. Please talk to friends and family and encourage them to sign the petition if they have not already done so.

Download a fact sheet here.

Gift of Prayer Starts Sunday!

Posted: May 8, 2020
 
We are beginning our annual Gift of Prayer campaign this Sunday, May 10! This is a special opportunity to offer God the gift of your prayers, your time, your love and devotion. Each week until June 14, we will send you (via Flocknote) a link to a new video meditation from Fr. Armando, along with a guide for the coming week with devotions and activities to help you form a meaningful, deliberate prayer life.
 
We hope you will find these weekly devotions meaningful and encouraging. Please feel free to let us know how your Gift of Prayer is going, and how we can better serve you. 
 
If you are not receiving Flocknotes, you may sign up at https://stmarylittleton.flocknote.com.

Limited Public Masses Resume

Posted: May 6, 2020

We are excited about the ability to worship together again at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass! Due to ongoing health concerns, attendance at Mass is strictly limited, and you must sign up to reserve a place in order to attend Mass. Please call the parish office at 303.798.8506 between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. Monday-Friday to schedule a time to attend Mass.

See more information here.

Poland Pilgrimage: No Deposit Required!

Posted: May 1, 2020

Yes, as of now our St. John Paul II Pilgrimage to Poland is still on! If you are interested, NOW is a great time to register: no deposit is required!
 
The final decision to go ahead or cancel will be made June 20, depending on the number of people signed up and, of course, the COVID-19 situation.
 
Please contact Linda at the parish office for more information at 303.798.8506 or at lsherman@stmarylittleton.com. You can also visit Religious Travel International at rtijourneys.com for information and to register.

St. Mary School Enrollment is Open!

Posted: April 17, 2020

St. Mary Catholic School, Littleton’s premier Catholic school, is enrolling now for the 2020-21 school year for students in preschool through 8th Grade. If you are interested in making an appointment to tour the school (all tours will be scheduled after May 8th) or if you just want more information, contact Kathy Boscia at 720.283.4745. You can also visit our website if you’d like to download a registration packet at littletoncatholicschool.com.

Dcn. Anthony Dudzic, 1930-2020

Posted: April 24, 2020

This past week we bid farewell to a special man known to many in our St. Mary family, Deacon Anthony Dudzic. Dcn. Anthony passed away peacefully at 7:25 a.m. on Divine Mercy Sunday. Ordained to the diaconate in 1978 for the Archdiocese of Hartford, Dcn. Anthony served in Connecticut and Arizona, before arriving in Denver in 2004. He served at St. Mary Parish until his retirement five years ago. See a complete obituary here
 
The Funeral Mass for Dcn. Anthony was celebrated by Archbishop Aquila on Wednesday, Apr. 22 here at St. Mary Parish. According to the wishes of his Dcn. Anthony’s family, and with the approval of the Archbishop, the video of the Mass is available on YouTube here.
 
Dcn. Anthony led a remarkable life in service to Christ’s Church, and he touched the lives of so many. Please remember to pray for his family, and for the repose of his soul.

Introducing Text-to-Give!

Posted: April 23, 2020

Supporting St. Mary Parish just got even easier! Through Faith Direct, you can now text a one-time gift amount from your mobile phone. Here’s how:

  • Text “enroll” to 720.927.9988
  • Once enrolled, text any dollar amount to the same number

That’s all there is to it. Give it a try today!

Special Indulgences Granted

Posted: March 30, 2020

Special indulgences granted to faithful during the current crisis. Be sure to read the document here.