From: Tracy Murphy
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Subject: Archden Spotlight: Feb. 8, 2011

Archden Spotlight

Archdiocese of Denver | Office of Communications |



Every husband and wife knows the power of “I Love You”

…they also know “actions speak louder than words.”

Our relationship with God, the Church and the Gospel is much the same as the love experienced in a friendship or marriage. The theme of this year’s Living the Catholic Faith conference (March 11-12) is “Go and bear fruit.” Baptism planted the seed of salvation in our hearts.  Whether that seed grows, and how great it grows, depends on us! Help the seed grow….Consider attending the Living the Catholic Faith Conference. Talk topics include:

§               “I’m a single Catholic. Where do I fit in, in the Church?” [read more]*

§               “I’m married – or soon to be. How do I build a marriage that’s out of this world?” [read more]*

§               “I’m a husband…and father. Who do I look up to, as I lead my family?” [read more]*

§               “I’m a busy parent. Can I really find time for prayer?” [read more]*

§               “My teenager – and this sex-crazed culture - is driving me crazy! Help!” [read more]*

§               “Sometimes Mass seems so BORING. What’s the big deal?” [read more]*

§               “So, the Mass is changing soon. In what ways?“ [read more]*

§               “The Eucharist – is it really His Body and Blood?” [read more]*

§               “What does it mean to have a relationship with Jesus? [read more]*

§               “Should I be proud to be Catholic in the same way I’m proud to be American? [read more]*

Register online at Questions? Call 303-715-3260.



Call your representatives; support “Catholic Schools” bill

Please publish in parish bulletin; or verbally alert parishioners.

The Colorado Catholic Conference urges you to contact your representatives before Feb. 9 and ask them to SUPPORT House Bill (HB) 11-1048 – "Concerning the Creation of Income Tax Credits for Nonpublic Education." This legislation would establish a private school tuition income tax credit for any taxpayer who enrolls their dependent in private school. HB 1048 will allow more families to have the option for a private education in Colorado. For a list of representatives and their contact information, visit or click here.



Valentines Day treats!

Spark the EVERLASTING flame in your marriage!

§         Valentine’s Day dances, parties and other activities. Get the latest roundup here:

§         To strengthen marriage: ‘Love one another’

§         Who is St. Valentine, anyway?

§         The Pope’s Valentine’s Day message



Struggle with infertility? Suffer with other “women’s health” problems?

For women and couples with fertility/women’s health questions.

Women now have an opportunity to know and understand the causes of the symptoms from which they suffer. Couples and single women welcome to attend this free information session on Mon., March 14 at 6:30pm at St. Thomas More parish.


Olivia Demsko, Fertility Care Practitioner, is well-educated in women’s health and has done research to support using NFP [Natural Family Planning] methods to correct infertility issues and overall health problems. Medical recommendations often have you make choices with far reaching consequences, you may not be aware of. 


Find the freedom of choice with real solutions, real science and trusted medical expertise. Demsko will address in particular, problems such as:

§         Infertility;

§         Menstrual cramps and PMS;

§         Ovarian Cysts;

§         Irregular or abnormal bleeding;

§         Repetitive miscarriage


For more information, contact the Office of Marriage & Family Life at 303-715-3259 or email



Learn how to help someone struggling with addiction

For priests, pastoral / professional counselors and affected family members

The National Center for Intervention will offer a course on understanding addiction and the intervention process on Feb. 19-20 at the Denver Family Institute, 7200 E. Hampden Ave., Denver. The course is open to priests and others in ministry, family, friends and professionals to teach them how to help loved ones, co-workers or parishioners who are struggling with alcoholism, drug problems, gambling issues, eating disorders or other self-destructive behaviors. To sign up email, call 303-882-5266 or visit For additional resources or information on the nature of alcoholism, contact Stephen Wilkins, St. Vincent de Paul parishioner, at 720-366-4736.







Special ENDOW Class to teach about new Roman Missal translation

Understand the Mass à  understand the changes

ENDOW is offering a special class titled “Mysterium Fidei: The Rites and Prayers of the Holy Mass,” to be led by Sr. Esther Mary Nickel, RSM. This course will lead students to a greater understanding of the history and theology of the liturgy, in the context of the new translation, which is scheduled for implementation into all Masses beginning Nov. 27 of this year. The class consists of eight, two-hour classes, to be held on Wednesday afternoons, beginning Feb. 16 in the JP II Center. Cost is $60. Register online at or call (303) 715-3224.



Technology Crimes Workshop

Teens and parents are invited.

Mike Harris will present on Technology Crimes (on Internet , Facebook, cell texting, etc).  Harris is head of the District Attorney's Office's Child Sex Offender Internet Investigations Unit. He worked in law enforcement for 30 years before taking on this task. He has appeared on Oprah and The Today Show speaking on this important subject. This workshop will be held at 7pm on Wed., March 23 at Spirit of Christ Church [7400 W. 80th Ave., Arvada]. Space is limited; RSVP to Krissy Jensen by March 9 at or 303-422-9173.



Attend Catholic Psychotherapy Conference [March 25-26]

Do you work in mental healthcare? Consider attending!

On March 25-26, Denver will host the annual Catholic Psychotherapy Conference, themed: “Implementing the Catholic Faith into Your Practice: Psychotherapy in the Service of the Church.” Talks, workshops and networking opportunities, including presentations by three of Colorado’s four bishops: Denver’s Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., and Auxiliary Bishop James D. Conley, and Colorado Springs’ Bishop Michael J. Sheridan. Get more info or register at Read more in Jan. 19 DCR at



Follow us on FACEBOOK!

Did you know that the Archdiocese of Denver – AND Archbishop Chaput! – are on Facebook?!

If you, or your parish, currently has its own Facebook page, we encourage you to swing by our site and “Like” us so that you can “Chat” with us!


§         Archdiocese of Denver’s Facebook page at::

§         Archbishop Chaput’s Fan Page at:


For those of you who are interested in learning more about Social Media (think Facebook, Twitter, blogs, etc.), we also invite you to search and join the Facebook Group called “Social Media for Catholics,” created by EWTN’s Michelle Laque Johnson. This community has proven an invaluable resource to us here in the Denver Communications Office!







Learn about more upcoming events at or in Denver Catholic Register’s Bulletin Board at For a complete calendar of archdiocesan events, visit


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