Holy Communion

The Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian life.” The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch.” The Eucharist is the efficacious sign and sublime cause of that communion in the divine life and that unity of the People of God by which the Church is kept in being. It is the culmination both of God’s action sanctifying the world in Christ and of the worship men offer to Christ and through him to the Father in the Holy Spirit. Finally, by the Eucharistic celebration we already unite ourselves with the heavenly liturgy and anticipate eternal life, when God will be all in all.In brief, the Eucharist is the sum and summary of our faith: “Our way of thinking is attuned to the Eucharist, and the Eucharist in turn confirms our way of thinking.” CCC 1323-1327 

MASS SCHEDULE

DAILY MASS

Monday-Friday | 8:30 AM

WEEKLY MASS

Saturday | 4 PM

Sunday | 7 AM, 9 AM, 11 AM

MONTHLY MASS

First Saturday | 9 AM

What to expect when you return to Public Mass:

Social distancing will be practiced at all public Masses. You will be escorted to your pew by ushers. Parishioners should follow the guidance of the usher or posted sign and can expect for rows/pews to be roped off. Couples and Families who live together can sit together, but should be spaced more than 6-feet from other families.

Everyone is asked to wear a mask (except children 3 and under), and parishioners are encouraged to bring their hand sanitizer and/or sanitizing wipes.

TEMPORARY Liturgical Changes: 

1) There will not be a physical collection or offertory procession. We have placed a donation box in the Narthex where you can drop off your offering.

2) The exchange of the Sign of Peace will be done without physical contact.

3) Congregational singing is not encouraged during this time. Hymnals have been removed from the pews.

For those receiving Holy Communion, please follow these instructions:

1) Holy Communion will only be distributed under one Species.

2)Those distributing Holy Communion will sanitize prior to distribution.

3)Per decree from Archbishop Aquila, Holy Communion will only be distributed in the hand during this period of time.

4)For the reception of Holy Communion, we have determined that the safest way to receive is to approach the minister wearing a mask and receive the Host in your palm. Step to the side and with your dominate hand pick up the Host, remove your mask with the other hand and consume the Eucharist. Please remember to maintain social distancing when coming forward. For your convenience, the aisles has been measured and marked off.

After Mass, you will be invited to leave in sections to avoid congestion in the exits and will need to leave the building immediately. Thank you for your collaboration.

*For the health and well-being of those who are Home Bound or in Nursing Homes distribution of Holy Communion is suspended until further notice. Thank you for your patience.

We are excited to have you return to Mass!

You have been missed!

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION

Preparing Children for the Sacrament of Holy Communion (2nd – 5th Grade)

Immaculate Heart of Mary celebrates the Restored Order of the Sacraments of Initiation. Children can begin to prepare for the Sacraments in second grade (or older), they prepare and experience their First Penance in the spring as beginning disciples. Then move on to prepare and receive both their Confirmation and First Holy Communion in the spring of their growing disciple year.

Preparing Youth for the Sacrament of Holy Communion (6th – 12th Grade)

Youth who are in need of their First Communion will join our students in our Spirit Series and attend several day retreats. This program seeks to incorporate students more fully into Catholic culture and challenge what they believe.

For more information please visit our Youth Page

Restored Order

The Archdiocese of Denver is in the process of restoring the order of the Sacraments of Initiation. These three sacraments are originally intended to be received in this order: Baptism, Confirmation then Holy Eucharist. The sacrament that fully initiates a person into the Catholic Church is Holy Eucharist (First Communion).

To watch a video about the Restored Order and to read the Pastoral Letter “Saints Among Us” from Archbishop Aquila please visit www.Archden.org/Saints.

Learn More

“The holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation. Those who have been raised to the dignity of the royal priesthood by Baptism and configured more deeply to Christ by Confirmation participate with the whole community in the Lord’s own sacrifice by means of the Eucharist.” CCC 1322

The Eucharist may be more than you realize: the Real Presence, a Sacrifice and a Meal.

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