Announcements

Parish Announcements

Check back often for updates on important announcements and 
a quick reference to what is happening at our parish!

St. Columba School Auction & Gala tickets are on sale now!  Click here to purchase tickets. $70 per person includes dinner and beverages, plus a chance to bid on our many exciting silent and live auction packages. The event is Saturday, October 21 (6pm).Plan to stay for a new, fun Casino Royale after-party. Tickets to the casino after-party will be limited; watch for details coming soon.
Please considering supporting our school, our largest parish ministry, with your attendance at this important fundraising Gala! Contact Elesha Kinn, Auction Coordinator, for more information (512-695-2856)

Holiday Food Drive
Our fall food drive for Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday Meal Baskets begins in October and continues through mid- December. We usually serve 60-70 families for each holiday, in addition to our regular Food Pantry offerings twice a week to the hungry in our community.

Empty grocery bags will be in the back of church with a list of food items needed. Any of the following items would be greatly appreciated!
Holiday: canned yams, cranberry sauce, instant potatoes, scalloped potatoes, stuffing, canned fruit, Jello, green beans, corn, pudding, chicken broth
Meal in a Can: chili, stew, ravioli, hearty soup
Other: tuna, chicken, peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, jelly, spaghetti and sauce, cereal, oatmeal, canned vegetables, crackers, Rice-a Roni, ramen noodles, rice, beans (canned or bagged -- smaller sizes of approximately 1 lb. are easier to distribute).

Food donations can be brought to Mass and placed in the Food Pantry collection wagon. Donations are also accepted at the parish office Tuesday through Friday (9:00am to Noon and 1:00-3:00pm).
  
Financial donations are always welcome to provide for food, as well as to purchase turkeys for Thanksgiving and hams for Christmas. Just write “Food Pantry” on your donation and drop it in the offertory basket or bring it to the parish office.

Highway Clean-up

Sign up in the back of church to help with our bi-annual Adopt-a-Highway Clean-up
Date: Saturday, October 21
Time: 10am
Place: Meet at parish office to carpool
Lunch: Hosted in Dalton Ranch following cleanup
Contact: Ron Henninger (259-5655)
All lectors and those who want to be lectors:

Workshops (choose one) will be held on Saturday, October 14 (9:00 – 10:30am) or Tuesday, November 7, (6:30 – 8:00pm) in the parish center. Please plan to attend one of these sessions. If you cannot attend, but would like to continue serving in this ministry, please contact Judy Sturdevant (247-0044, ext. 18).  

Also, please call the parish office to order your new Workbook for Lectors ($10) for the liturgical year beginning in late November.

Sacristans
needed

St. Columba is in need of 2 or 3 more Sacristans. A sacristan prepares the books, the bread and wine, and the lighting before Mass. The sacristan also watches to be sure that all the liturgical ministers check in, so that all the ministries are covered for a particular Mass. At the end of Mass there are duties for about 10 additional minutes. You will be assigned to a Mass twice a month as needed.  This is a very important and necessary ministry for Sacred Liturgy. If you are interested, you will be given one-on-one training as soon as possible. Please call Judy Sturdevant (247-0044, ext. 18) or let her know when you see her after Mass.
Best-selling author and popular speaker Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC,  will be coming to St. Columba on Sunday, Nov. 5 (7pm) to offer a presentation on St. Therese of Lisieux, our diocesan patroness. Fr. Gaitley will discuss the life and spirituality of        St. Therese, encouraging us to grow in our own faith, for the sake of the common mission for Catholics in southern Colorado.          
Fr. Gaitley’s book, 33 Days to Merciful Love, explores the wisdom of St. Therese’s spiritual teachings, and concludes with a consecration to Divine Mercy. If you would like to order the book in advance of Fr. Gaitley’s presentation, it is available on Amazon and other book vendors.

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Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic Church?

We offer many opportunities for you to meet with dedicated catechists to help answer your questions about the faith.
Join us on certain Sundays between the Masses at 10:15am for an hour-long question and answer session on specific topics. We meet in the parish office kitchen.
 
We also invite you to our monthly potlucks where we enjoy food, fellowship and faith on the first Thursday of every month in the parish center.

For more information, please contact Judy Sturdevant, RCIA Director (247-0044 Ext. 18).

Instructors are needed!
Have you ever thought about what it might be like to be a catechist for adults entering the Catholic Church, or how sharing our faith stories can enrich each one of us? Would you like to be a part of the RCIA process (The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) helping to catechize and walk the faith journey of those seeking full communion in the Catholic Church? Please pray for discernment and guidance if you think this might be something you are interested in doing. Call Judy Sturdevant, Liturgy/RCIA (247-0044 ext. 18).

Sunday 9 am Nursery Available

A nursery for children ages 12 months through 4 years is available on Sundays at the 9am Mass. On the last Sunday of each month there will be no childcare, instead we encourage all families to bring their young children to the Family Mass at 11:30am.
To check in at the nursery, please arrive 8:45-9am at the back door of the preschool, behind the parish center.
For more information, please contact Kit McCrady (720-519-7596).

First Friday Adoration and Exposition

On the first Friday of each month (4:30 to 6:30pm) the church will be open for prayer and adoration.
Each hour will have reflective music for a brief time. At 6:10 we will have evening prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours and conclude with Benediction. Please join us at any time during these two hours; stay as long as you can. We are asked to “pray without ceasing”. We must hope and trust in the power of prayer and time spent with Our Lord, our savior, and the giver of all gifts!

St. Columba Parish Invites Catholics to Come Back to Church


If you know someone who wants to grow in their spiritual journey or has been away from the Church, know that LANDINGS at 
St. Columba offers a place to do that. One way to further explore your faith and spirituality is through Landings, as a part of our church community. During several sessions, a small group of active parishioners who are exploring their faith themselves, meets with a small group of inactive or returning Catholics to share and explore their faith together. We are eager to talk with you.
For more information contact the church office (247-0044) or email: landings@stcolumbacatholic.org.
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