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Bulletin Announcement for THIS WEEKEND: Hugh Hewitt lecture

Please publish in this weekend’s parish bulletin!

Hugh Hewitt to lecture this Tuesday on Christian leadership

Many journalists just don't GET religion. Thankfully, there are some who do, and one of them is attorney, law professor, television commentator and nationally syndicated radio host Hugh Hewitt. At 7pm Tues., Feb. 22, Hewitt will present "Who is going to lead? Moral character and the future of American public life" in the refectory of the St. John Vianney Seminary (quad-side, 1300 S. Steele St., Denver). For more information, email, call 303-715-3123 or visit, or read Archbishop Chaput's newspaper column in the 2/16 Denver Catholic Register.



Wonderful marriage ministry  resource

To help your newly engaged /newly married couples

Family Foundations magazine is a wonderful resource for newly engaged/newly married couples, particularly if you're trying to use Natural Family Planning. Articles seek to address any/all of the following: couples struggling to get pregnant, how to relate to and converse with family members with homosexual behavior, sharing in the joys and struggles of practicing NFP, etc. Take a peek at the latest Jan/Feb. issue, titled "A Guide to the First Year of Marriage." [click here*].






Lenten "Armchair" Retreat

Make this the “thing you do” for Lent!

Ever experienced "spiritual direction"? Jump start your prayer life this Lent with daily meditations on Sacred Scripture in your own home, supplemented with weekly spiritual direction from directors at The Lanteri Center. The "retreat" runs throughout Lent (March 6–April 17). Learn more at or call Fr. Greg at 303-298-1498 or e-mail



More day or weekend retreats:



Struggle with infertility? Suffer 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



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.



Summer Kids Camp Wojtyla

Parents: consider for your kids!

Camper registration is now open for “Camp Wojtyla,” a Catholic adventure program in the heart of Colorado's Rocky Mountains! Named after Pope John Paul II the Great, Camp Wojtyla teaches about Jesus Christ and His Church through incredible rock climbing experiences, whitewater rafting, hiking, archery, overnights in the forest, daily Mass, small group discussions and much more! In partnership with FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students), our staff are well-trained, devout and dynamic student leaders and FOCUS missionaries from across the country. To learn more, visit or contact either Annie Powell at or Chris Amateis at



Attend Catholic Psychotherapy Conference [March 25-26]

For mental health care workers: 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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