The monthly Anointing and blessing with St. Peregrine relics takes place Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, following the 11:30 a.m. Mass. You do not need to contact the office for this blessing nor for the Anointing. St. Peregrine is the Patron Saint of the Sick, especially those afflicted with cancer. Anointing of the Sick is not just for people near death. Get more details on the Anointing of the Sick: http://tinyurl.com/anointsick
For the first time ever, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila will consecrate the Archdiocese of Denver to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2017, the 100th anniversary of the final apparition of Our Lady at Fatima.
The act of consecration will take place at the end of a Marian prayer service at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, and Archbishop Aquila invites parishes across the archdiocese to participate, either by attending the service at the cathedral, or via livestream.
Archdiocese consecrating itself to Immaculate Heart of Mary for first time ever
While there is a long history of consecration to Mary, the practice of consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary is closely linked to the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. During the third apparition, on July 13, 1917, Our Lady said to the three little shepherds: “God wishes to establish the devotion to her Immaculate Heart in the world in order to save souls from hell and bring about world peace, and also asked for the consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart.”
Pope Pius XII consecrated the Church and the entire world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Oct. 31, 1942, as World War II continued to rage on. “To you, to your Immaculate Heart, in this tragic hour of human history, we confide our fortunes, putting ourselves in your hands,” the Pope prayed.
The Archdiocese of Denver has never before been consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver rededicated the Archdiocese of Denver to the Immaculate Conception on Dec. 8, 2004, 150 years after the establishment of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception.
- Learn about personal consecration, get details and sign up for updates at https://archden.org/heartofmary/.
- Event schedule and details of what to expect: https://archden.org/heartofmary/join/
- Livestream link: https://archden.org/livestream/
Learn more about the Catholic Faith: http://www.stjosephfc.org/adults/ .
Please plan to pray the Rosary with 40 Days for Life, Saturday, Oct. 7, the Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, at Planned Parenthood. There will be sign-up sheets available Sunday, Oct. 1, at St. Joseph Catholic Church for parishioners to cover the hours from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
’40 Days for Life’ supports the value of life
May our prayers touch many hearts. 40 Days for Life, a period designated for prayer and support of the value of life, begins September 27 and runs through November 5. More information: https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/fort-collins/