UPDATE 5/29/20: Letter to the Faithful Regarding Re-Opening of Church for Public Mass

 


 

UPDATE 5/20/20: Fr. Hugh has decided to extend Holy Communion to the faithful on SATURDAY from 5pm – 5:30pm and SUNDAY from 10am-12pm. ​ The church will also be open for private prayer, Confession, and Anointing of the Sick at these times.​

Due to the schedule change, Mass will be broadcast at 4pm MDT on Saturday via Facebook and YouTube. ​ The same Mass will be available for viewing anytime after the initial broadcast. ​

Please participate in the online Mass PRIOR to receiving Holy Communion. ​ It is also recommended that you make a good, contrite Confession before receiving.​

Persons entering the church at these times are still expected to observe the following:​

 Stay 6 feet away from each other​
 No more than 10 people in church at a time​
 Face masks required​
 Those who are 65+ and/or at-risk are encouraged to remain home per CDC guidelines.​

We apologize for the many schedule changes over the past few weeks. ​ We will hopefully begin the process of opening the church for public Masses soon. ​ Thank you for your continued patience as we enter this transitory period.​

 


 

UPDATE 5/14/20: Fr. Hugh has decided to make Holy Communion available to the faithful. After viewing the current Sunday Mass online or on TV, you may come to the church on Sundays between 10am-12pm. In addition to Holy Communion, you may also receive Anointing of the Sick and/or Confession if desired.

If you wish to receive Holy Communion in this manner, it is strongly recommended that you do the following PRIOR to receiving:

 Make a good, contrite Confession, especially if you’re in the state of mortal sin
 Participate in an online Mass (you can watch ours live on Facebook every Sunday at 9AM MDT).

Persons entering the church at these times are still expected to observe the following:

 Stay 6 feet away from each other
 No more than 10 people in church at a time
 Face masks required
 Those who are 65+ and/or at-risk are encouraged to remain home per CDC guidelines.

 


 

UPDATE 5/7/20: Letter to the Faithful Regarding Re-Opening of Church for Public Mass

 


 

UPDATE 3/19/20: Letter to the Faithful Regarding COVID-19

 


UPDATE 3/13/20: The bishops of Colorado have unanimously agreed to suspend all public Masses effective immediately. Therefore, all Masses here at Mt. Carmel, including daily Masses, are suspended until further notice.​

Please note that when Mass is unavailable, the Catholic faithful are dispensed from their Sunday obligation.​

The Parish Office will remain open at this time. The following will still be available:​

 Anointing of the Sick​
 Confession (Saturdays from 3pm-4pm in Parish Office)​

We encourage the faithful to participate in Mass via TV or live stream. Here are a few resources:​

Archdiocese of Denver TV Mass
EWTN
Perfect Contrition and Spiritual Communion


3/12/20: Given the recent developments concerning coronavirus (COVID-19), we are implementing the following preventive measures during Mass:
 
✔ No Holy Water in the hand fonts
✔ Missals and hymnals will be removed
✔ No shaking hands during the Sign of Peace
✔ No holding hands during the Our Father
✔ The Precious Blood will not be distributed during Holy Communion
✔ Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion will be required to sanitize their hands before and after distribution
✔ Recommended to receive Holy Communion in the hand
✔ No offertory procession
 
If you are sick or exhibiting symptoms, no matter how mild, PLEASE STAY HOME. It is considered an act of charity toward your fellow parishioners.  If you are unable to attend Mass, you can make a spiritual communion by watching Mass on EWTN.  Check your local listings or watch live at https://www.ewtn.com/tv
 
At this time, public Masses will still be celebrated; however, the Archdiocese of Denver has recommended postponing or cancelling large and/or nonessential events and meetings. The following events will be affected:
 
✔ Fr. Mark’s Birthday Reception – POSTPONED, new date TBD
✔ St. Joseph’s Table – POSTPONED, new date TBD 
✔ Soup & Stations – CANCELLED
 
RESOURCES: