March 17 – 17 de marzo, 2020

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Holy Rosary •  4688 Pearl Street  •   Denver, CO 80216  • 303-297-1962
Office Hours: Tuesday through Friday
9:00 am and 3:00 pm, Closed 12:00 – 12:30 for lunch
Phone 303-297-1962.   email: holy.rosary@live.com

The Sunday Mass in English will be live streamed at 8:00 am on our Facebook page
(Click on the link above)

A Sunday Mass in Spanish will be live streamed at 9:00 am on the parish Facebook page
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We will live stream daily Mass, Tuesday through Thursday at 8:00 am
in Spanish and Friday at 8:00 am in English

The Church will be open for Silent Prayer from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

For sacramental emergency call: 720-580-1516

Father Franks Spiritual Reflection for Sunday, March 22nd:

“Not as man sees does God see.”

What is the meaning of blindness?  What does the word blind mean?   To be blind means to be deprived of sight; to be deceived; to become dark; to be enveloped in darkness; to lack mental perception; to make cloudy; and it can refer to anything that obstructs sight.  All the readings today revolve around a theme of sight and of blindness:  The LORD says to Samuel:  “Do not judge from his appearance or from his lofty stature”, i.e., one can be fooled by the superficiality of appearance.  St. Paul in the second reading juxtaposes darkness with light (lies—truth/sin—virtue).  In light we can see; in darkness we are blind.

The Gospel of the man born blind addresses the human condition of physical and spiritual blindness. The disciples ask:  “Who sinned, this man or his parents?”  I know of just one inherited sin: original.  However, this man is physically blind, thus the question posed by the disciples was regarding the culpability for his blindness. Was it something his parents had done that caused his blindness, or was it the man’s sin that caused him to be blind?  Good question. What’s the answer?

            Blindness is an affliction mentioned in both the Old and New Testaments. The Law of Moses actually contains admonitions regarding a blind person, that is, things one should and should not do to the blind, e.g., it was explicitly forbidden to place obstacles in their path [cf. Lev 19:14] or to lead them astray [cf. Dt 27:18]. “Blindness is also used in a metaphorical sense to indicate an interior disposition of spiritual hard heartedness or a willed lack of sensitivity to the works and wishes of God.” [cf. Isa 42:18; 43:8; 56:10; Rom 2:19; 2 Cor 4:4; 2 Pet 1:19; NAB 67]  

Jesus made a paste out of clay and spittle and put it over the eyes of the man born blind. The man born blind was then instructed by Jesus to “go and wash in the Pool of Siloam” a name that means “sent”; and his sight was restored. The sacrament of penance reminds us that God desires no soul be lost, rather, He always waits for our response to His invitation to “go and wash.” The Pharisees remain obstinate that the Son of Man had no power to forgive sins and they rebuke Our Lord: “We are not blind, surely?” And the Jesus responds: “Blind? If you were, you would not be guilty, but since you say, ‘We see,’ your guilt remains.” Ask the Lord to remove the guilt of the sins that have on your soul.  Lent is a special time of year to forgive others, to ask for forgiveness and to be forgiven; to be washed and cleansed in the Mercy of God in the sacrament of reconciliation.

In Christ, Fr. Frank

Masses being offered at Holy Rosary while the church is closed:

Sunday, March 15:           8:00 a.m. For the Parishioners of Holy Rosary

9:00 a.m. For Carlos Mario Montano

11:00 a.m. For Alejandro Dorado
(privately celebrated in the rectory chapel)

Monday, March 16:          For Paul A. Rask on his 70th Birthday

Tuesday, March 17:         For the repose of the soul of +Fr. James Purfield

Wednesday, March 18:   For the Parishioners of Holy Rosary

Thursday, March 19:      For an End to the Corona Virus Pandemic

Friday, March 20:            For the repose of the soul of +Fr. James Purfield

Sunday, March 22:           8:00 a.m. For All Souls in Purgatory

9:00 a.m.  Familia Arredondo Miranda

Tuesday, March 24:          For the repose of the soul of +Gabriel Corral

Wednesday, March 25:    The Annunciation of the Lord
For the repose of the soul of +Fr. James Purfield

Thursday, March 26:       In Reparation for victims of clergy sexual abuse

Friday, March 27:             For an End to Abortion (Forty Days for Life)

Sunday, March 29:           8:00 a.m. For Omar Perez (Birthday)

9:00 a.m.  For Mariana Macias

11:00 a.m. For Familia Diaz
(to be celebrated privately in the rectory chapel)

Tuesday, March 31:         8:00 a.m. For an end to the Corona Virus Pandemic

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Holy Rosary Church,
rectory and school buildings
have been thoroughly and continuously cleaned. The church will be open
for silent prayer
Tuesday through Friday from
10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Please sit six feet away
from other visitors.

 

Holy Rosary •  4688 Pearl Street  •   Denver, CO 80216  • 303-297-1962

Horario de oficina: La oficina estará abierta
de 9:00 am a 3:00 pm martes a viernes.
Cerrado 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm para el almunerzo.
Laoficina estará cerrada los lunes.
Teléfono 303-297-1962,
correo electrónico: holy.rosary@live.com

Transmitiremos la MISA Diaria EN VIVO a las 8:00 am de martes a jueves
y los domingos a las 9:00 am.

La Iglesia estará abierta de 10:00 am a 2:00 pm de martes a viernes para
ORACIÓN EN SILENCIO.

Para emergencias sacramentales llamen al 720-580-1516

Reflexion Espiritual

“No como el hombre ve, Dios ve”

¿Cuál es el significado de ceguera? ¿Qué significa la palabra ciego? Ser ciego significa ser privado de la vista; ser engañado oscurecerse; estar envuelto en la oscuridad; carecer de percepción mental; hacer nublado y puede referirse a cualquier cosa que obstruya la vista. Todas las lecturas de hoy giran en torno a un tema de la vista y de la ceguera: El Señor le dice a Samuel: “No juzgues por su apariencia o por su alta estatura”, es decir, uno puede ser engañado por la superficialidad de la apariencia. San Pablo en la segunda lectura yuxtapone la oscuridad con la luz (mentiras — verdad / pecado — virtud). A la luz podemos ver; En la oscuridad somos ciegos.

El Evangelio del hombre nacido ciego aborda la condición humana de la ceguera física y espiritual. Los discípulos preguntan: “¿Quién pecó, este hombre o sus padres?” Sé de un solo pecado heredado: original. Sin embargo, este hombre es físicamente ciego, por lo tanto, la pregunta planteada por los discípulos era sobre la culpabilidad de su ceguera. ¿Fue algo que hicieron sus padres lo que causó su ceguera, o fue el pecado del hombre lo que lo hizo ser ciego? Buena pregunta. ¿Cuál es la respuesta?

La ceguera es una aflicción mencionada tanto en el Antiguo como en el Nuevo Testamento. La Ley de Moisés en realidad contiene advertencias con respecto a una persona ciega, es decir, cosas que uno debe y no debe hacer a los ciegos, por ejemplo, estaba explícitamente prohibido colocar obstáculos en su camino. [cf. Levítico 19:14] o para desviarlos [cf. Dt 27:18]. “La ceguera también se utiliza en un sentido metafórico para indicar una disposición interior de dureza espiritual o una falta de sensibilidad por las obras y los deseos de Dios.” [cf. Isa 42:18; 43: 8; 56:10; Rom 2:19; 2 Co. 4: 4; 2 Pedro 1:19; NAB 67]

Jesús hizo una pasta de arcilla y saliva y la puso sobre los ojos del ciego nacido. El hombre que nació ciego recibió instrucciones de Jesús de “ir y lavarse en el estanque de Siloé”, un nombre que significa “enviado”; y su vista fue restaurada. El sacramento de la penitencia nos recuerda que Dios no desea que se pierda ninguna alma, sino que siempre espera nuestra respuesta a su invitación a “ir y lavar”. Los fariseos siguen obstinados de que el Hijo del Hombre no tenía poder para perdonar pecados y reprenden a Nuestro Señor: “¿No somos ciegos, sin duda?” Y Jesús responde: “¿Ciego? Si lo fuera, no sería culpable, pero como dice: “Vemos”, su culpa permanece “. Pídale al Señor que elimine la culpa de los pecados que tiene en su alma. La Cuaresma es una época especial del año para perdonar a los demás, pedir perdón y ser perdonado; para ser lavado y limpiado en la Misericordia de Dios en el sacramento de la reconciliación.

En Cristo, el p. Francisco

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