Our Lady Of The Mountains Catholic Church

INFORMATION
Pastor
Rev. Joe Hartmann
Office
Mon-Thu 9:00am – 4:00pm
Fridays 9:00am – 1:00pm
Phone
970.586.8111
Fax
970.586.8112
Website
olmestes.org
MASS SCHEDULE
Sat
All year 4:30pm, and Memorial
Day thru Labor Day 6:15pm
Sun
8:00am &10:00am
7:00pm en Español
Mon
Communion Service 8:30am
Tue-Fri
Tue-Fri
Thu
Weekday Mass 8:30am
Adoration 7:00-8:15am
Angelus & Rosary 8:00am
RECONCILIATION
Tue-Fri
7:30am -8:15am
Sat
3:00pm – 4:15pm
First Fri
4:30pm – 5:00pm
DIRECTORY
Assistant
Shirley Reece
[email protected]
Manager
Robert Lauro
[email protected]
Sacristan
Jim Callowich
[email protected]
Weddings
Religious
Education
By Appt
Finance
Council
Please Call The Office
Bob Christopher
Dr. Anthony Fink
Tim Schiller
Judy Schreiber
OLM Weddings - Sharon Brubaker
[email protected]
970.397.2613
St. Malo Weddings - Nancy Lang
[email protected]
970.586.4589
K-5 Beth Miller
[email protected]
6-12 Sharon Brubaker [email protected]
RCIA
Nancy Lang
970.586.8111
Spanish
Victor Rojas
970.449.3272
Bulletin
Noon Monday
Bob Christopher
Deadline [email protected]
PARISH GROUPS
Wednesday
9:50–11:00am Sunday Readings and
Reflections:
Call Claire Kreider 577.1669
Prayer Chain
To request prayers for someone contact:
Helen 586.4014, Diane 577-9544
Or By Appointment
SACRAMENTS
Fr. Joseph Hartmann
[email protected]
Pastor
Sunday
Morning Bible Class:
Pastoral
Council
Brenda Bosch
Kent Bosch
Bob Christopher
Call Sue 577.1889
Joe Phillips
Victor Rojas
Our Lady Of The Mountains
Catholic Church
920 Big Thompson Ave.
PO Box 1706
Estes Park, CO 80517
NOVEMBER 16, 2014
33rd Sunday In Ordinary Time
Phone: 970-586-8111
Fax: 970-586-8112
www.olmestes.org
The Faithful Servant
Life is a gift, but in the end
it carries with many great
responsibilities and a final
accounting. The adjacent
stained glass window
strikingly depicts the
Master’s expectation of His
returning servants. Based
upon their individual
abilities, each servant was
given different amounts of
talent to advance the
Master’s purposes. The first
two return, showing their
Master the fruits of their
efforts, whereas the last one
is shown empty-handed. The
Master chastises the last
servant, for had he at least
tried and lost, the Master
would have understood it
and shown thanksgiving and
compassion.
Christians may not be
perfect, but are called to
make true use of whatever
talents they have been given
by the Lord. By using our
talents to benefit the
community as a whole we
build His Kingdom.
Artwork: "The Parable Of The Talents",
Stained Glass Window From The
Most Holy Redeemer Parish Church,
Detroit, Michigan.
WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Our Bulletins Are Available Online At olmestes.org
OLM ENDOW & Friends Bake Sale Benefit
FUNDRAISER BAKE SALE
On Nov. 29th and 30th OLM ENDOW & Friends are holding a
bake sale benefiting Victoria Escarcega, a 7 Year Old Battling Leukemia.
Prior To The Masses on that weekend please bring your baked goods
to the Church Library for pricing. No pastries will be sold prior to Masses.
Once Again Thanks From Endlow & Friends
For Contributing To This Worthy Cause.
YOUTH CORNER
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION K-5th GRADE
 Sacramental Preparation Class is full
 Important Dates:
 Nov. 19th, 4:45pm: Sacramental Prep.
Class Parent Meeting
 Nov. 26th No Class, Thanksgiving Break
 Dec. 3rd & 10th- Pageant Practice
 Sunday, Dec. 14th, 4:30 pm- Christmas
Pageant & Potluck
 Dec. 24,31st No Class, Christmas Break
Crossroads Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed at Crossroads for both repackaging and pantry work on Fridays.
The repackaging hours are 9 AM until about 11:30 AM.
Pantry duty is from 9:30 to 12:30.
If you can help, please call
Louise at 970-586-6518.
Thank you and may God reward you.
Knights Of Columbus
SUN NOV
16 Widows & Widowers Luncheon
FRI
NOV
28 Catch The Glow Parade
FRI
NOV
28 Post-Parade Dinner
SAT
NOV
29 Christmas Gift Tree
SUN DEC
7 Pancake Breakfast
SUN DEC
7 Christmas Pageant Pot Luck Serving
THU DEC
11 6:00pm Officer Mtg. Members Welcome
6:30pm Rosary, 7:00pm Business Mtg.
FRI
DEC
THU DEC
12 Gifts Due
18 Social Meeting
The Prayer
MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL
Middle School 6:30pm
High School 7:30pm.
Youth Group and Confirmation Class 7:30pm
For Activities see online bulletin: www.olmestes.org
Call Sharon Brubaker for more information at
970.397.2613 or email Her at [email protected]
Intentions Of
Pope Francis
November 2014
Universal Intention: Lonely people. That all
Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends
“Keep on doing, what you have learned and received and heard and seen in Me. Then the God of
peace will be with you." Is the peace of God in your marriage? Sign up today to attend an
upcoming Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. For more information, please visit us at
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303.604.6202, or email: [email protected]
who suffer loneliness may experience the
closeness of God and the support of others.
Evangelization Intention: Mentors of
seminarians and religious. That young
seminarians and religious may have wise and
well-formed mentors.
Daily Prayers For The Holy Souls In Purgatory
I.
Immortal God, Holy Lord,
Father and Protector of all You have created,
we raise our hearts to You today for those
who have passed out of this mortal life.
In Your loving mercy, Father of all,
be pleased to receive them in Your heavenly
company, and forgive the failings and faults
they may have done from human frailty.
Your only Son, Christ, our Saviour,
suffered so cruelly that He might deliver them from
the second death. By his merits may they share in
the glory of His victory over sin and death.
FIRST FRIDAY
CINNAMON ROLLS
The Knights of Columbus will be hosting First
Friday pastries after First Friday Masses this
Winter. Stan Gengler will be making homemade
cinnamon rolls, a skill taught to him by his great
bread baking mother. He has expanded the
recipe by making raspberry poppy seed rolls.
Both will be available to encourage parish
members to attend Mass and receive Holy
Communion the first Friday of each month. The
after Mass event will continue through April (with
the exception of February) in the downstairs Parish
Center. Coffee will also be available.
Please join us as we enjoy each other
in a casual gathering.
For all the faithful who have died we pray,
but in particular for those dear to us, parents,
relatives and friends. nor do we forget all who did
good to us while on earth, who helped us by their
prayers, sacrifice and example. We pray also for
any who may have done us harm, and stand in
special need of Your forgiveness.
May the merits and prayers of our Virgin Mother,
Mary, and those of all the Angels and Saints,
speak for us and assist them now.
This we ask in Christ's name. Amen.
II.
Father Almighty, we pray, through Your Mercy,
that the souls of the deceased be released into
Your Kingdom. We pray for our family members,
friends and loved ones who have gone before us
and who now await your promise of eternal life.
We pray in earnest for all the souls in Purgatory,
especially those who have no one to pray for them
and those whose names have been forgotten.
Amen
Marian
Macquette
Visitors and
Parishioners,
for a limited
time, you have
an opportunity
to purchase a
beautiful
bronze 17”
statue of Our
Blessed
Mother Mary
to grace your
home or that
of a loved one. It has been
designed and created by wellknown artist and former parishioner,
Herb Mignery.
The statue is a limited edition
macquette (25) of the original Mary
statue which has been placed in the
Meditation Garden through the
generosity of a local parish family.
The cost of the maquette is $1,700
of which $700 is a tax deductible
contribution to Our Lady of the
Mountains’ Church Preservation
Fund.
You can see a maquette in the
office. To purchase a maquette,
contact Shirley in the church
office, as they are currently
available.
Offertory
From
Last Week
Offertory
Building Fund
$ 4,005
$
0
Sanctuary Candle
The Sanctuary Candle for the week of
November 16th Was Donated In
Loving Memory Of Frances (Fran) Gerrard
“How I wish I might deserve to have my lantern always burning
at night in the temple of my Lord, to give light to all who enter
the house of my God”.
-Saint Columban-
Daily Readings Week Of November 16, 2014
Sun: Prv 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31/ 1 Thes
5:1-6/Mt 25:14-30 or 25:14-15, 19-21
Mon: Rv 1:1-4; 2:1-5/Lk 18:35-43
Tue: Rv 3:1-6, 14-22/Lk 19:1-10
Wed: Rv 4:1-11/Lk 19:11-28
Thu: Rv 5:1-10/Lk 19:41-44
Fri: Rv 10:8-11/Lk 19:45-48
Sat: Rv 11:4-12/Lk 20:27-40
P a s t o r' s
Please mark your calender - This year’s
Community Thanksgiving Service will be on
Tuesday, November 25th at 7:00pm at the
Shepherd of the Mountains Church, located at
2000 Ptarmigan Trail (next to Good Samaritan,
off Dry Gulch Road). It is a Interfaith service and is
always inspiring. OLM hosted it last year.
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C o r n e r
The Lord does not want us to compare our
‘talents’ with those of others. He wants each to do
their best. And our best may not even be that
good! If we put forth an honest, whole hearted
effort He will be pleased. Even a small child can
do his or her best, as can a feeble person.
Our Lord is not really concerned how many
talents with which we start; it’s the character of the
person that counts. And how can we do our best?
Dear Our Lady’s Families and Visitors,
By doing things for the Lord. "Whatever you do,
do from the heart, as for the Lord and not for
“Well done, My good and faithful servant. Since
others.” (Col 3:23) Mother Theresa said, "Be
you were faithful in small matters, I will give you
faithful in small things because it is in them that your
great responsibilities. Come, share your Master's
strength lies."
joy.” (Mt 25:22)
And I just want you to know, that when I look out
We are at the half-way point of November and
at you from the altar or in gatherings, I am always
already near the end of the Church’s liturgical
in awe in how God is working in and through you
year. For about a month the readings have been
for the good of others in His Kingdom. And I just
guiding us to what is termed "the End Times", that
want to thank you for all you do.
is, death and judgment - heaven or hell.
This final weekend of ‘Ordinary Time’ leads us
God bless you,
to consider the BIG question: If we were to die
Rev. Joe Hartman
today, would we have fulfilled God’s expectations?
(See bulletin cover.) The readings revolve around
IGNATIAN SPIRITUAL EXERCICES
our having, or not having served the Lord with
The Ignatian Spiritual Exercises are being offered.
obedience and docility. In working out our
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salvation, the one thing the Lord expects from us is
the office front desk. Thank You.
for us to be good stewards of the talents He gave
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us and the graced opportunities He sets before us.
As much as it might alarm us, an accounting will be
ATTENTION LECTORS:
coming. "When much has been given a man, much
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will be required of him. More will be asked of the
Please see Jim Callowich.
one to whom more has been entrusted" (Lk 12:48).
Jesus, using the analogy of a stewardship of
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‘talents,’ promised that He will increase His life in
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Please Pray For
The
Sick
Jim Boyer
Richard Boyer
Jane Cornell
Mary & Bob Dorris
Mary Dorwart
Pat Dzuris
Mary Rose Filsinger
Sylvester Frontczak
Sarah Gonterman
Marti Kozlowski
Mark Matthews
Larry McCoy
Allison Daigre McGreal
Jim Mount
Inge Niedringhaus
Kurt Niedringhaus
Jack Ranney
Olga Romero
Clarence Serfoss
John Shelley
Jane Swaney
Matt Thompson
Eleanor Vernon
The Westley Family
Bob Winokur
M A S S
I N T E N T I O N S
NOV 15
4:30 PM
✝ PATRICK REILLY
SUN NOV 16
8:00 AM
♥ OLM PARISHIONERS
SAT
SUN NOV 16 10:00 AM
7:00 PM
MON NOV 17
8:30 AM
✝ MARCELLA BLANCHAR
✝ STUDENTS EN GERRERO
♥ COMMUNION SERVICE
IN THANKSGIVING FOR
FR. MARK
♥ THE MILLER FAMILY
NOV 18
8:30 AM
✝ IRENE KING
WED NOV 19
8:30 AM
✝ JAMES ALRED
♥ SPECIAL INTENTION
✝ JOAN GARRITY
TUE
FR. MARK
THU NOV 20
8:30 AM
NOV 21
8:30 AM
FRI
FR. MARK
SAT
NOV 22
4:30 PM
✝ MARY YINGST
✝ BOB MORRIS
✝ PATRICK REILLY
Fr. Joseph Hartmann & Fr. Mark De Battista
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Pray for Fr. Gregory Cioch as he continues his ministry as Rector
of the Polish-American Seminary in Krakow.
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Lord, give us patience to await healing in your time, not to give up
hope, and to be thankful each day for the gift of life you provide .
Amen.
This Week: Please Pray The Daily Prayers For The Holy Souls In Purgatory.
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