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By Matthew Smaldone

October is Respect Life Month and, to support this amazing cause, Notre Dame, led by our Respect Life Group, is participating in the 40 Days for Life Fall Campaign. Starting today, September 28th, and going until November 6th, the 40 Days for Life is an internationally coordinated 40-day campaign that aims to end abortion locally […]

By Matthew Smaldone

Only 94 off out of almost 10,000! Not bad at all!

By Matthew Smaldone

If you were photographed for the Pictorial Directory and you placed a portrait order, you may pick up your order after all Masses the weekend of October 1st and 2nd in the back of the church. If you did not make a purchase, your free 5×7 will be ready with your copy of the directory […]

By Matthew Smaldone

Saturday, October 1st, there will be an animal blessing in honor of St. Francis of Assisi! Fr. Ed will be administering the blessings in the Pieta Plaza. All God’s creatures, great and small, are welcome to come and receive the Lord’s love.

By Matthew Smaldone

Famed Catholic Theologians Offer Series of Talks on the Eucharist On November 18th & 19th, 2022, Dr. Scott Hahn and Dr. John Bergsma will be speaking at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Denver. Their talks during this event will be focused on the Eucharist as the source and summit of our Catholic faith. This […]

By Matthew Smaldone

As part of an effort to further expand the excellence of the Notre Dame Parish School, the ND PTO and the Notre Dame Boosters Club are organizing a fundraiser run on October 14th: the Leprechaun Stampede! One way you can help this great event is by becoming a sponsor on their official t-shirt! Below, you’ll […]

By Matthew Smaldone

Notre Dame Parish’s Ministry Fair is finally back! After three years of COVID, we are returning strong with an opportunity to revitalize parish volunteerism! Stop by Sacred Heart Hall after every mass the weekend of September 24th and 25th to learn more about the various ways you can help Notre Dame and sign up to […]

By Matthew Smaldone

Psalms is the Bible’s songbook and our best prayer book. Join us for five consecutive Monday nights from 6:30pm-8:00pm starting Sep. 19th as we delve into what has been called the “School of Prayers” in this free bible study! Register through Jim Knowles at jknowles@denvernotredame.org or 303-742-2351

By Matthew Smaldone

This September 24th from 9am-3:30pm, we are lucky enough to have the Catherine of Siena Institute’s Called and Gifted Workshop here at Notre Dame! Originally scheduled for this past winter, the Called and Gifted workshop was postponed due to COVID. However, we have reschedule and registrations are open until September 16th! The Called and Gifted […]

By Matthew Smaldone

Do not miss this family fun priest softball game in Denver, Friday, August 26th at 7 pm! Tickets are only $10! Click here to purchase tickets. Also, check out the 2018 softball video!

By Matthew Smaldone

Below, you can read frequently asked questions about Notre Dame’s newest construction endeavors: The Pieta Plaza and the New Prayer Plaza. 1) Where did the idea originate for remodeling the plaza?This year we celebrate Notre Dame Parish’s 65th anniversary. God has blessed our parish inmany ways, and it is right that we celebrate and make […]

By Matthew Smaldone

Spiritual Classes Available If you want to grow in the knowledge and love of the Faith and Bible, to encounter Jesus through study and prayer, to get more out the Mass and sacramental life of the Church, to learn how to share the Faith with others, then join the Biblical or Catechetical School this September […]

By Matthew Smaldone

Notre Dame Parish is now offering a FREE Formed subscription to all its parishioners! Formed is an online Catholic streaming platform similar to Netflix, offering numerous types of content from documentaries, to movies, to TV shows, to books, and even podcasts, all centered around the Catholic identity. If you’re interested in signing up follow the […]

By Matthew Smaldone

This year on August 13th, we are celebrating a momentous occasion. In fact, we’re celebrating three momentous occasions at once! 20 years ago our parochial vicar Father John was ordained a priest! 40 years ago our pastor Father Ed was ordained a priest!! 65 years ago this wonderful parish of Notre Dame was founded!!! Join […]

By Matthew Smaldone

Save the date! This August 27th, Cinema On the Green returns to Notre Dame School’s field. This family friendly event is a great opportunity to gather some friends, grab some food, and get your fill of some great flicks! Keep an eye out for more information to come soon!

By Matthew Smaldone

Come down to the parish and participate in creating a new pictorial directory! If you are a parishioner, it is highly encouraged that you avail yourself of this opportunity for you and your family to have a professional portrait taken, as well as receive a free copy of the directory and a free copy of your portrait! Please come […]

By Matthew Smaldone

This Wednesday, June 29th, Deacon Ernie will be taking over the airwaves for the Catholic Radio Network’s live funding event! This call-in pledge drive will take place from 7:00-8:15am. You can call in your pledges to Dn. Ernie at that time at 877-630-1090 or donate online here! Please give Dn. Ernie a ring and help […]

By Matthew Smaldone

Hello, everyone! My name is Matthew Smaldone. I am the new pastoral and social media assistant here at Notre Dame Parish. As I settle into my various responsibilities, I found myself desiring to create ways to share my voice with you, the parishioners. As your online representative, I want to develop that voice with you, […]

By Matthew Smaldone

Vacation Bible School kicked off today with a bang! Over sixty students have arrived for a fun filled week of games, skits, learning, and experiencing what Jesus’ lifestyle would’ve looked like 2000 years ago with this year’s theme: Jerusalem marketplace. The students are first divided into the twelve tribes of Israel where they will learn […]

By Andre Escaleira

Join us in congratulating, celebrating, and praying for our newly confirmed Catholics! More than 40 students and adults were confirmed as full members of the Catholic Church last weekend, receiving the sacrament of Confirmation and, with it, the full outpouring of the Holy Spirit and His gifts. It was a beautiful Mass, packed to the […]

By Andre Escaleira

37 parishioners gathered at Notre Dame last Saturday to pray and to discuss the mission and future direction of the Catholic Church, Notre Dame Parish, and Catholic disciples individually as part of the Synod on Synodality called by the Holy Father. A great success, each small group had fruitful prayer and dialogue, leading to concrete […]

By Andre Escaleira

I am saddened to announce that my ministry and digital media assistant, André Escaleira, will be leaving Notre Dame Parish.  He has accepted a position with the Archdiocese of Denver as their Digital Media Specialist.  Basically he will be managing the social media presence of the Archdiocese of Denver on platforms such as Flocknote, Facebook, […]

By Andre Escaleira

Starting March 1, 2022, Notre Dame Catholic Parish is transitioning to a new model for baptismal preparation. In the past, families were asked to attend a class with a member of the clergy, usually Deacon Ernie, on a weeknight. This class went over the sacrament of Baptism, the liturgical rite of the celebration, and the […]

By Andre Escaleira

Join us in prayer this Lent! For more information on our events and prayer opportunities, see the schedule below! Check out these Lenten calendars from our friends at Christ in the City, too! These are a great resource for this Lenten season, with daily challenges to grow in prayer, fasting, and almsgiving during these 40 […]

By Andre Escaleira

Pope Francis has asked all dioceses across the world to come together to pray, listen, discuss, and chart a course into the future for the global Catholic Church. This Synod on Synodality is a chance for the Roman Catholic Church to unite – not just the bishops, archbishops, cardinals, and the pope, but each and […]

By Andre Escaleira

Thursday, January 13, 2022 is the 63rd anniversary of the dedication of Notre Dame Church! The parish was established about 2 years earlier, but, of course, building a whole church takes time! We’re so glad for all the hard work of so many! Join us in celebrating and praying for Notre Dame today! Check out […]

By Andre Escaleira

UPDATED 1/5/22: Given the rise of COVID cases in Denver, we have decided to postpone Saturday’s Called & Gifted workshop to a later date. When a date is determined, we will be sure to publicize it again. If you have already signed up, André will reach out to re-confirm your attendance for the new date.For […]

By Andre Escaleira

Calendars for 2022 will be available in the Church narthex starting this weekend! This year, being Notre Dame’s 65th Anniversary year, means a special, parish and school-specific calendar with our own photos, parishioners, students, and history! You won’t want to miss grabbing your copy! Please only take one per family to begin, to ensure that […]

By Andre Escaleira

This year, the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) and the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph are back-to-back. This might be confusing for Catholics wanting to fulfill their obligation of love to celebrate the Eucharist on both feasts and holy days of obligation. To assist in planning your […]

By Andre Escaleira

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. On this day, we celebrate Mary’s conception without the stain of original sin in the womb of her mother, St. Anne. The only person other than Jesus to be completely and totally perfect, without sin, Mary was preserved from […]

By Andre Escaleira

Join the Notre Dame School Choir after the 4pm Mass on the first Saturday of Advent, November 27, 2021 for a Lighting of the Lights on the pine in the Notre Dame Grotto. Stay after mass for a blessing, lighting of the tree, songs from the choir, and cookies and hot cocoa for all! This […]

By Andre Escaleira

Join us for the 9 a.m. Mass on Sunday, November 21! As is our tradition here at Notre Dame, we’ll be recognizing, honoring, and thanking a number of faithful volunteers for all their service to the parish community on the Feast of Christ the King. We’re grateful for all that they – and so many […]

By Andre Escaleira

We welcome Riley Helgoe, a seminarian for the Diocese of Helena, Montana, to Notre Dame on the weekend of November 13 and 14. Riley, who is studying at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary, will share a bit about his vocation at all the Masses. Thank you for your support of vocations and the Seminary Appeal!

By Andre Escaleira

We need volunteers! Interested in serving in a liturgical ministry? We need volunteers to become lectors, servers, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion sacristans, greeters, musicians, cantors, accompanists, decorators, cleaners, and more! Join us after any of the Masses on November 6 & 7 for one of our ministry fairs for liturgical ministries for more information […]

By Andre Escaleira

To commemorate those parishioners who have gone to their eternal rest in the Lord Jesus and to gather together as a parish community to pray with and for their families and loved ones, Notre Dame Parish will host a Mass on the Commemoration of All Souls on November 2, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. A hallmark […]

By Andre Escaleira

Notre Dame School’s PTA is hosting a Trunk or Treat event to celebrate Halloween with kids and their families! Volunteers will park in the Sheridan Blvd parking lot, having decorated their cars in fun Halloween fashion, and they’ll have tricks and treats ready for the kiddos. It will be fun, safe, and a great way […]

By Andre Escaleira

“Whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did to me.” – Matthew 25:40  Join Fr. John for a meeting about re-engaging our ministry of visitation, hospitality, and spiritual care for the homebound in our parish! He would like to hear more about the ministry from those who have been a […]

By Andre Escaleira

Notre Dame Parish Needs | Dreams | Possibilities As we rise from the ashes of the pandemic and enter our 65th anniversary year, we have eyes towards the future. What will Notre Dame look like? What should it look like? What do you, our parishioners, need? What dreams do you have for this parish? What […]

By Andre Escaleira

Join us in wishing our pastor a happy birthday! today We’re thankful for his leadership, his compassion and care for our community! Say a prayer for him today – especially through Mary, whose birthday we also celebrate today!

By Andre Escaleira

We had a great time last weekend at our festival and Cinema on the Green! About 250 individuals and families attended and had a fantastic time. Parishioners and families gathered for picnic dinners, ice cream, popcorn, fellowship, and fun. There was lots of entertainment, too: magicians and clowns, games and activities “ordered” the evening. Young […]

By Andre Escaleira

We’re so excited to welcome back our amazing teachers for the 2021-22 school year here at Notre Dame! These all-stars worked hard last year to keep Notre Dame open for in-person learning ALL YEAR by wearing masks, adopting an extensive cleaning regimen, and dividing up into cohorts. They kept each other and all of our […]

By Andre Escaleira

We are happy to welcome Fr. John Therese Creus, CSJ to Notre Dame as our new Parochial Vicar! Father John Therese is member of the Congregation of St. John, a religious order of priests. The Congregation of St. John was founded in 1975 when seven students of the University of Fribourg in Switzerland asked Fr. Marie-Dominique […]

By Andre Escaleira

We are excited to come together as a parish and school to celebrate together as a community after so long apart! A gift to the community – our members, friends, and family – this festival is an expression of gratitude to God for his many blessings to our families, parish, and school, blessings of life, […]

By Andre Escaleira

Last weekend, July 31-August 1, Notre Dame said farewell to Fr. Javier O’Connor, DCJM, who had been assigned here as Parochial Vicar since August 2020. In his time at Notre Dame, Fr. Javier presided over a number of Masses and funerals, worked with liturgical ministers, led a staff retreat during the Year of St. Joseph, […]

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