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ARCHDIOCESE APPOINTS ANOTHER PRIEST TO SOC
The Archdiocese of Denver has appointed Fr. David Allen as an additional assistant pastor at Spirit of Christ effective August 31,2015.
Some of you already know Fr. Allen because he has helped us this past year with weekend Masses and will help us again this May while Fr. Jacob is in India. Fr. Allen was born in Denver and grew up in Wheatridge, Colorado as a member of Saints Peter and Paul parish and school. He went to Regis Jesuit High School and then attended Creighton University for two years before entering the seminary. He received his undergraduate degree at Saint Joseph College Seminary in Los Altos, California, then received his Master of Divinity degree from Saint Thomas in Denver and was ordained a priest in 1995. He has served as a parochial vicar (assistant pastor) at St. Michael parish in Aurora, at Sacred Heart of Jesus in Boulder, at the Cathedral of Dillon. Since June 2014 he has been training as a chaplain at University Hospital in Aurora and Saint Anthony Hospital in Westminster.
Fr. Allen is very excited to come to SOC this summer, and we look forward to welcoming him.
CONTRIBUTIONS FOR THE DISASTER IN NEPAL
Please send your contributions to CRS (Catholic Relief Services). By phone: 1-877-435-7277, or email: crs.org/donate, or by mail: P.O. Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21297-0303.
SENATE BILL 268
The tragedy that recently occurred in Longmont demonstrated the inadequacy of Colorado law when it comes to protecting unborn victims of heinous crimes. There were two victims in the Longmont tragedy – Michelle Wilkins and her baby daughter Aurora; unfortunately Colorado law only recognizes one victim in these types of situations. This past week the State Senate introduced Senate Bill 268 which seeks to remedy this inadequacy in Colorado law and follow the lead of the majority of states and the federal government – all of whom have enacted fetal homicide laws. PLEASE CONTACT YOUR STATE SENATOR AND ASK THEM TO SUPPORT SENATE BILL 268. For more information about this bill or to find out who your State Senator is please contact the Colorado Catholic Conference: 303-894-8808 or visit their website: www.cocatholicconference.org
Upcoming Parish Activities
April 25 – 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – SCC LINK Gathering...(more info)
April 27 & 28 - Confirmation Rehearsal and Mass...(more info)
May 1 – Applications due for SHOW Time due...(more info)
May 3 – Burrito Breakfast - After morning Masses only...(more info)
May 16 – SHOW time – 8:00 a.m. – Noon...(more info)
May 16 – Hands of the Carpenter Car Care Clinic...(more info)May 16 & 17 – VBS Registration...(more info)
Spirit of Christ is a Stewardship Community
Parish Mission Statement
"We, the diverse members of this vibrant Catholic Community, commit ourselves to loving and serving one another in the unifying and healing Spirit of Jesus. We value and celebrate the breaking of the bread as the source and summit of our Christian lives. We strive to reach out in our brokenness to all of our brothers and sisters as we together struggle for a more just and equitable society."
Online Donation Option
The Finance Committe is pleased to offer parishioners a new way to support the ministry of Spirit of Christ through an online donation option!
Learn more about the Online Donation Option
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