"Our Lady of the Mountains Parish is one family
fed by the Body of Christ, the Eucharist. Our mission is to become the image of God to one another through the practice of our faith and offering hospitality to all."
Live Stream Mass
Sunday, 27 September 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.
Rite of Christian Initiation
in lower level.
This program is for anyone who is interested in becoming a Catholic,
& for anyone who would like to learn more about the Catholic faith. We will meet once a week in small groups with masks & distancing. To sign up or for more information, please call the church office at 970.586.8111 or email
MEMORIAL CAPITAL CAMPAIGN OPPORTUNITIES
The continuation of our Capital Campaign offers opportunity for memorials recognizing family, friends, loved ones, and special occasions and events, while contributing to the preservation and improvement of our Church.
The recently completed expansion at the main entry of our Church, provides an area for placement of engraved bricks and pavers. Options include laser engraved bricks or personalized engraved red sandstone pavers for inclusion in a prominent setting at the entrance to our Church.
The creation of the stained glass windows will begin this fall. St. Francis will be depicted in a mountain setting in the Nave, and Jesus’s life, representing His love and mercy for us, will beautify windows of the Church’s Divine Mercy Wing. Sponsors will be recognized with
an engraved plaque beside a window or an engraved name in the Stained Glass Recognition Book in the Upper Center.
These memorial projects for parishioners and visitors will become a part of our Church history, and a lasting tribute
for loved ones in inspirational and
distinct settings. Donor brochures and order forms are available outside the Church office.
Thank you to all who are actively participating in this program! The Safeway Giving Card program is a great success,
providing hundreds of dollars to
Our Lady of the Mountains Parish.
Each time you reload this debit card,
OLM receives 3 to 5% of what you add to the card.
Cards are available at the Gift Shop and remember
to reload the card at Safeway/Albertsons.
Blessing of Animals
4 October 2020
Bring your pets and gather in front of the statue of
St Francis and all pets will be blessed.
The Flying Monk of San Giovanni Rotondo
St. Padre Pio
never visited the United States, the famous stigmatist did have some interesting interactions US servicemen during and after World War II. During the Allied aerial bombing campaign in Italy, the Nazis had placed one of their ammo dumps close to San Giovanni Rotondo, Padre Pio's monastery, and the nearby town and the people of the town begged the pious monk to save them from the bombs.
From that point, whenever an Allied bombing mission targeted the Nazi base, the American planes would develop malfunctions of various sorts that prevented them dropping their payloads or would encounter unexpected bad weather right over the target. Eventually, pilots began reporting seeing a "little man in a brown robe" flying through the air, waving their planes off! After the Allies liberated Italy, some of the pilots visited the monastery and recognized Padre Pio as the little man in the air.
In another incident during the War, but this time over the Pacific Ocean, one particular American pilot had his plane shot up by Japanese fighters. He had to bail out of the plane, but his parachute malfunctioned and he began plummeting to the ocean and his certain death. But then, literally out of the blue, a "little man in a brown robe" flew up to the pilot, grabbed him, and deposited him just outside his home base on a nearby island. He didn't recognize the man, but when he returned home after the war, the pilot's mother told him that she'd prayed that Padre Pio would protect him with his prayers and then seeing a photo of Padre Pio, the pilot said that this was the little man who saved him!
For more about these and other stories of St. Padre Pio and his miraculous interactions with US servicemen during and after World War II, listen to
American Catholic History, Episode 47.
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40 Days for Life---Sept 23 – Nov 1
Helping to end the injustice of abortion
40 Days for Life is a community based campaign that draws attention to the evil of abortion through the use of a three point program: Prayer and Fasting, Peaceful Vigil, and Community Outreach. Over 17,000 lives have been saved since 2007.
You can help save lives by praying for an end to abortion. Local campaigns are in Ft Collins and Boulder, and you can pray from your own home, too. For more information see 40daysforlife.com or contact Johanna Gengler at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rosary Rally Announcement
You are invited to join in a Public Square Rosary Rally on Saturday, October 10, at 12:00 noon at the OLM Church parking lot. This Public Square Rosary, sponsored by America Needs Fatima, will be one of over 20,000 rallies that will take place all across the United States on that day. Please join us in offering reparation for the sins and offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary and to fervently pray for the conversion of the United States. Please consider making the time to join your fellow parishioners in praying to Our Lady on Saturday, October 10 at noon.
Excerpts from: An Examination of conscience for racism, by Father Randy Dollins
Denver Catholic Register, June 27, 2020
1. Have I prayed, earnestly and regularly, for an end to racism and an increase in the understanding of the equal dignity of all those created in the image of God?
2. Have I sought ways to better educate myself about the structures of sin that perpetuate racism and may have an unknown effect on the way I live my life?
3. Have I tried to gain a deeper understanding of the privileges and blessings I enjoy in my life and how these same privileges and blessings may not be enjoyed by others because of their race?
4. Have I been conscious of the existence of racism in the world, naming it and recognizing it as a structure of sin?
5. Have I prayed for and actively sought after a greater understanding of systemic racism and been willing to enact real changes in my life to combat it?
6. Have I been willfully ignorant of the racism that I know exists, choosing to be insensitive by ignoring it?
7. Have I looked for opportunities to enter into dialogue about racism with those whom I would not ordinarily converse?
8. Have I desired to overcome my indifference to racial violence and pushed myself past ignoring it?
9. Have I asked God to forgive me for the times that I have contributed to racism, consciously or unconsciously, through jokes, conversations, criticisms, use of influence, or complaints?
10.Have I asked God to forgive my friends, family members, and ancestors who have deliberately participated in and perpetuated the sin of racism, and for a conversion of hearts?
Father Dollins’ concluding paragraph:
“I want to cease being inattentive or complacent, and therefore, complicit in this sin. This is a problem that begins with ignorance, but it must be recognized as a moral defect and eradicated, so that I can move from being “culpably ignorant” to “consciously informed” and then, I hope, “willfully active” in instructing others who may be ignorant, which is in itself one of the Spiritual Works of Mercy.
"One Holy Hour, One Priest,
Each Week, One Heart of Prayer"
Ladies, Please consider becoming part of OLM's Seven Sister Apostolate and be one of seven women who will pray for our Pastor one hour at church on one specific day of the week. Yes, this means our Pastor will have someone praying for him and only for him each day of the week! Substitutes will be available. Visit the link above for more information.
Gentlemen, Please consider being a substitute.
Contact me at
if you are interested or have questions; it could change your prayer life as it did mine. Thank you! Chris Douglas
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Remember Your Parish Family in Your Will
Anytime is a good time to consider remembering
Our Lady of the Mountains Parish
in your will
and estate plan.
When you create your estate plan you are leaving behind a legacy of your life for your family, which includes
Our Lady of The Mountains Parish.
Your charitable help will serve to advance
of God here in our community and around the world, which would serve as a continuation of your act of faith.
Please consult your tax or legal advisor for information on additional benefits.
on Thursday, September 24 at 1:32PM