Notre Dame Father Ed

Our Pastor's Welcome

A message from Father Ed

“Behold, I Make All Things New.”

  

Welcome to Notre Dame Parish and our parish website.  Notre Dame is a Roman Catholic parish in the great city of Denver, the Mile High City, the Queen City of the Plains, and the site of the historic 1993 World Youth Day, when more than 225,000 young people from around the world gathered with Pope John Paul II to praise Jesus, who came that we might have life and have it to the full (Jn. 10:10).

By visiting our website you do us the honor of joining in the mission of our parish, namely, “to make disciples of Jesus Christ” (Mt. 28:19) through evangelization, education and communication.

Our parish’s pastoral and stewardship theme for 2019-2020 is Behold, I make all things new.  In the Book of Revelation, the last of the bible, Jesus assures us that he is returning to live with us forever.  (Remember, the second coming is not followed by a second going.)  He promises to make a new heavens and a new earth.  Indeed, he promises, “I make all things new.”  In other places, too, Jesus teaches us why he came the first time around. He came not to condemn but to save (Jn. 12:47) and that we might have life and have it to the full (Jn. 10:10).  He teaches that he came not to be served but to serve (Mk. 10:45) and to witness to the truth (Jn. 18:37).  Jesus came and he comes to make all things new.  Indeed he holds out for us a new covenant, a new friendship.

We invite you to help us help Jesus to “make all things new.”  In the pages of this website you will find but a few ways in which you can join together with your fellow parishioners in doing just that.  Whether it is simply looking for a Mass or Reconciliation time, seeking information about receiving a sacrament or participating in an educational event or bible study, enrolling your children in our school, or signing up for a ministry or social occasion, you are letting the Lord “equip” you for the sake of building up his mystical body, the church (see Eph. 3:4).

I invite you to “surf our turf.”  Better yet, come and see what Notre Dame Parish is all about.  You are welcome to join us in our welcoming of the Word of God, our worship of the Trinity, and our witness to Christ in serving one another and the poor.  As St. Paul wrote, “[L]iving the truth in love, we should grow in every way into him who is the head, Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, with the proper functioning of each part, brings about the body’s growth and builds itself up in love” (Eph. 4:15-16).

Father Ed

 

 

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