Our Lady of the Mountains Newsletter
Our Lady of the Mountains
30 July 2020
“To understand how racism works today, we must recognize that generations of African Americans were disadvantaged by slavery, wage theft, ‘Jim Crow’ laws, and by the systematic denial of access to numerous wealth building opportunities reserved for others. This has left many African Americans without hope, discouraged, disheartened, and feeling unloved. While it is true that some individuals and families have thrived, significant numbers of African Americans are born into economic and social disparity” (Open Wide Our Hearts, U.S. Catholic Bishops, 2018).
“Native Americans experienced deep wounds in the age of colonization and expansion, wounds that largely remain unhealed and strongly impact the generations to this day” (Open Wide Our Hearts, U.S. Catholic Bishops, 2018).
“In the dark days of slavery, reading was forbidden, but for [their] ancestors, the Bible was never a closed book.” (What We Have Seen and Heard, U.S. Black Catholic Bishops, 1984).
“We oppose all oppression and all injustice, for unless all are free, none are free. Moreover, oppression by some means freedom’s destruction for both the oppressor and the oppressed, and liberation liberates the oppressor and the oppressed.” (What We Have Seen and Heard, U.S. Black Catholic Bishops, 1984).
“Our diversity should never be considered a problem that needs to be solved, or something that divides” (Bishop Gregory L. Parkes of St. Petersburg).
“Like COVID-19, racism can infect any person, without regard of region, religion, race or ethnicity. It is highly contagious, easily transmitted to others, and too often unseen and disguised in those seemingly healthy. Racism is a social and spiritual disease that kills people” (His Eminence Sean Cardinal O’Malley of Boston, 2020).
Save the Date
All parishioners Zoom meeting is scheduled for September 16th at
7:00 PM more details to follow.
Meeting topic: Dialogue and Reflection on Racial Harmony from
our Catholic Faith.
Prayer for Racial Harmony
St John Paul II
“Lord God, our Father, you created the human being, man and woman, in your image and likeness, and you willed the diversity of peoples within the unity of the human family. At times, however, the equality of your sons and daughters has not been acknowledged, and Christians have been guilty of attitudes of rejection and exclusion, consenting to acts of discrimination on the basis of racial and ethnic difference. Forgive us and grant us the grace to heal the wounds still present in our community on account of sin, so that we will all feel ourselves to be your sons and daughters.”
Knights of Columbus
Parish Peach Sale
Hello Parishioners and Visitors.
The Knights of Columbus Council again offers delicious peaches in our annual fundraising effort. The peach drive has begun, the Knights are taking orders this final weekend.
This year the usual crop of Palisade peaches was severely affected by a late freeze, and much of the crop was lost, but an alternate orchard offers other peach varieties. Peaches will differ from years past but will remain flavorful and delicious!
Pricing is unchanged with choice of a
10 lb box for $20, or a 25 lb box for $40. Credit or debit card, cash or check are accepted payment at the time of ordering. Checks, credit,or debit payment is preferred, to maximize safety during Covid-19 precautions.
Live Stream Mass
Sunday, 2 August 2020
Click the above link.
If you would like to assist in the production of the live stream Mass we encourage you to give us a call 970.586.8111 or see Father or Deacon after Mass.
“When will we restart the Capital Campaign fundraising?”
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
May God's grace continue to remain with you and your families in this time. We are very much aware that these are challenging times for many and we keep praying that this experience will make us stronger and better.
We will gradually transition back into restarting with the fundraising aspect of the Capital Campaign, which was paused in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We are scheduled to restart on August 1, 2020. This means restarting and reactivating our online giving and pledge commitment. Many of you who continued to give to the Capital Campaign even in this hard time, we say thank you for your generosity. If you are able to continue your contributions to the Capital Campaign, we invite you to do so, thank you.
You will be receiving a letter within the next few weeks outlining and updating you about specifics of our progress to date, including ways for you to continue to help with this very important project.
We remain grateful to you and remain blessed.
Fr. Faustinus Anyamele
Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church has an immediate opening for a part-time Maintenance Custodian. Please see the job description on our website, www.olmestes.org/careers, and submit your resume with a cover letter to
Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church has an immediate opening for a part-time Sacristan. Please see the job description on our website, www.olmestes.org/careers,
submit your resume with a cover letter
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on Thursday, July 30 at 10:57AM