Announcements

Sunday, October 25th - 21st Sunday after Pentecost - Christ the King
Monday, October 26th - Feria - St Evaristus PM
Tuesday, October 27th - Feria - St Frumentius BC
Wednesday, October 29th - Ss Simon & Jude App
Thursday, October 30th - Feria - St Marcellus M
Friday, November 31st - Feria - St Anthony Mary Claret BC
Saturday, November 1st - St Alphonsus Rodriguez C
Sunday, November 2nd - 22nd Sunday after Pentecost - Feast of All Saints


Please respect the following Health Guidelines per Colorado:

  • Please maintain physical distancing of 6 feet from members not of the same household.
  • Hand hygiene is strongly recommended: hand sanitizers, automatic soap dispensers, and sanitary wipes are available.
  • Families should sit together in a pew. Otherwise, please limit to 3-4 people to a pew.
  • Receiving Holy Communion is a choice and not mandatory to fulfill your Sunday obligation to attend Mass during this pandemic.
  • Those who are receiving Holy Communion: please line up in a single line - Epistle side first, then the Gospel side, then those in the vestibule, conference room, etc.
  • Pews and Holy Communion rail will be wiped down after Masses.
  • Respect those who choose to wear masks for protection of themselves, protection of others, or due to recommendations within their profession regarding COVID-19.
  • No socializing after Mass in the vestibule, unless you are outside or in the yard. Please do not block the exits, space recommended.

  • Welcome Fr. Geckle: Father will be visiting our parish this week. He is the pastor of Sacred Heart Chapel in Mt. View, AR and has several missions throughout the state. Note: Extra Masses scheduled throughout this week, no Mass on Saturday. Three Masses next Monday, All Souls Day.
  • Friday: All Saints Party for all children of the parish following the 11:15 Mass.
  • Sunday: Heaven House! Children dress immediately & quickly after the 9:00 Mass and gather in the school hallway.
  • Welcome, Amelia Therese! born to Ben and Christine Cowhick, and baptized yesterday. God bless your little family!
  • Holy Souls' Remembrance: Special prayers for the faithful departed will be offered after all public Masses throughout the month of November. Please list those whom you wish to have remembered at Masses and prayers throughout the month on the All Souls' Day Remembrance envelopes and return them as soon as possible. An offering is not required but optional. Father will remember your intentions at each Mass he celebrates this month.

Quas Primas

Excerpts from Encyclical of Pope Pius XI on the Kingship of Christ

Christ the KingWe referred to the chief causes of the difficulties under which mankind was laboring, saying that these manifold evils in the world were due to the fact that the majority of men had thrust Jesus Christ and His holy law out of their lives; that these had no place either in private affairs or in politics: and We said further, that as long as individuals and states refused to submit to the rule of our Savior, there would be no really hopeful prospect of a lasting peace among nations. Men must look for the Peace of Christ in the Kingdom of Christ.

Christ is our King by acquired, as well as by natural right, for He is our Redeemer. "You were not redeemed with corruptible things, but with the Precious Blood of Christ, as of a lamb unspotted and undefiled." We are no longer our own property, for Christ has purchased us "with a great price"; "our very bodies are the members of Christ."

When once men recognize, both in private and in public life, that Christ is King, society will at last receive the great blessings of real liberty, well-ordered discipline, peace and harmony. Peace and harmony, too, will result; for with the spread and the universal extent of the Kingdom of Christ, men will become more and more conscious of the link that binds them together, and thus many conflicts will be either prevented entirely or at least their bitterness will be diminished.

If the Kingdom of Christ receives, as it should, all nations under its sway, there seems no reason why we should despair of seeing that peace which the King of Peace came to bring on earth - He who came to reconcile all things, Who came not to be ministered unto but to minister, Who, though Lord of all, gave Himself to us as a model of humility, and with His principal law united the precept of charity; Who said also: "My yoke is sweet and My burden light." Oh, what happiness would be Ours if all men, individuals, families, and nations, would but let themselves be governed by Christ! "Then at length," (quoting Pope Leo XIII), "then at length will many evils be cured; then will the law regain its former authority; peace with all its blessings be restored. Men will sheathe their swords and lay down their arms when all freely acknowledge and obey the Authority of Christ, and every tongue confesses that the Lord Jesus Christ is in the glory of God the Father."

While nations insult the beloved Name of our Redeemer by suppressing all mention of It in their conferences and parliaments, we must all the more loudly proclaim His kingly dignity and power, all the more universally affirm His rights.

He must reign in our minds, which should assent with perfect submission and firm belief to revealed truths and to the doctrines of Christ. He must reign in our wills, which should obey the laws and precepts of God. He must reign in our hearts, which should spurn natural desires and love God above all things, and cleave to Him alone. He must reign in our bodies and in our members, which should serve as instruments for the interior sanctification of our souls, or to use the words of the Apostle Paul, as instruments of justice unto God.

Given at St. Peter's in Rome, on the eleventh day of the month of December, in the Holy Year 1925, the fourth of Our Pontificate.

Encyclical of Pope Pius XI on the Kingship of Christ

Kingship of Christ

King of kings is He anointed, let all men adore Him!
Lord above all lords appointed; let us bow before Him.
Christ Who leads us, Christ Who loves us, Christ our Ruler from His birth.
He shall triumph, He shall triumph, over all the earth!
King of kings is He appointed over all the earth.
Son of God and yet our Brother, let all men adore Him!
Son of Mary, our sweet Mother, let us bow before Him.
Christ Who made us, Christ Who saves us, Christ Who can all foes defy, He shall triumph,
He shall triumph, from His throne on high!
Son of God and yet our Brother, from His throne on high.