Sacraments

Anointing of the Sick

Anointing of the Sick is the sacrament that is received by those who are ill or suffering. By the sacred anointing and the prayer of the priest, the whole Church commends those who are sick to Christ. The sick person receives the Holy Spirit’s gifts of strength, faith, peace, and courage, and his or her suffering is united with the suffering of Christ for the building up of the Church. (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1520-23).

Do you need to schedule Anointing of the Sick?

If you are calling during our normal office hours (M-F 8:00 am-4:30 pm), please call the parish office 303.798.8506 and tell the receptionist you are requesting Anointing of the Sick. If you are calling outside of our normal office hours, please contact our answering service at 303.281.9833.

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS

“Behold, I make all things new” – Rev. 21:5

Come and join us to learn more about the Catholic faith! These weekly sessions are open to everyone! If you’re wanting to become Catholic if you’re Catholic and have questions, even if you’re not Catholic but are interested in just learning more. We encourage all those seeking to come and engage with the group. Each week will be a different topic and about once a month we host an apologetic series titled “Why Catholic” with a guest speaker and refreshments. Hope to see you there!

RCIA Weekly Sessions
Classes are on Wednesdays from 6:30pm – 8:00pm starting on September 14th in Ave Maria Hall.

We are looking for volunteers, sponsors, and other members to help with RCIA.

SOME TOPICS COVERED ARE…

Man’s Capacity for God- 09.14.22
Reason & Faith- 10.26.22
The Problem of Sin & Evil- 11.16.22
The Holy Spirit & Trinity- 01.25.23
The Church- 02.01.23
Judgment & Reward- 3.29.23
and much more!

WHY CATHOLIC SERIES

Why Do We Pray?- 10.05.22
Why Mary?- 12.07.22
Why Baptism? 02.08.22
Why Purgatory?- 03.29.22

Please contact Rachael at evangelization@stmarylittleton.org for more information!

For information about child Baptism and/or the reception of the sacraments of Communion and Confirmation, please contact Deacon Rich at rhamilton@stmarylittleton.org, or 720.283.4729

Baptism

We are excited to celebrate your child’s Baptism at St. Mary Parish! Any child under the age of seven years can be baptized by the faith of his or her parents. Parents and Godparents must have attended a Baptism prep class within the last two years. Classes are offered at St. Mary on the third Saturday of each month.  Contact Dcn. Rich for class registration.

We invite you to download our Baptism Preparation brochure here.

Will you be godparents for an upcoming baptism? Download our Godparent Eligibility Form here.

If you are looking for a baptismal record, please contact the parish office at 303.798.8506.

Funeral Liturgy

Do you need help planning a funeral?

Please contact Mike Moyer to make arrangements or ask questions at 720.283.4737 or  liturgy@stmarylittleton.org

St. Mary Parish wants to support your family when a loved one has died by offering a Mass of Christian Burial where we gather to offer worship, praise and thanksgiving to God for the gift of a life which has now been returned to God, the author of life and the hope of the just. We will help you arrange a date and time for the service, select music and readings, and prepare in other ways for the celebration of Mass. We offer simple receptions that follow the funeral liturgy. You may also choose to plan the details of the funeral before a death has occurred.


Click here for the St. Mary Parish Funeral Planning Guide

Scheduling the Funeral Liturgy requires coordination among the Church, the funeral home/mortuary, the cemetery and the family.  When a loved one has passed, please contact St Mary’s Funeral Coordinator before you begin the scheduling process with the funeral home/mortuary.

Click here for the latest instruction regarding burial and cremation from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Bethlehem Faith-Formation and Sacrament Prep (Grades K–3)

Bethlehem is a family faith-formation program that assists parents in preparing their children to live the Catholic faith. The program includes weekly grade-level children’s classes, parent faith-formation sessions, and family sessions.

The Bethlehem program also prepares children to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Confirmation and Eucharist.

Classes meet on Sundays, 11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. beginning September 18.
Register for Bethlehem Faith-Formation and Sacrament Prep (Grades K-3)Form here.

2022-2023 Grades 6-12 Confirmation

Grades 6-12 Confirmation Program

This program prepares youth in grades 6-12 to receive Confirmation.

As part of Confirmation preparation, 6th-12th graders will be asked to also participate in the St. Mary youth programs (either Nazareth Middle School or Emmaus High School).

In addition, youth will attend a class on the first Thursday of each month from 6:00-8:00 p.m., beginning in October. Dates are: 10/6, 11/3, 12/1, 1/5, 2/2, 3/2, & 4/6.

Grades 6-12 Homeschool Confirmation Preparation: St. Mary parish supports homeschooling parents who choose to prepare their child for the Sacrament of Confirmation as part of their homeschool curriculum. After registration, you will be contacted to discuss program options and requirements in detail.

Register here!

St. Mary Homeschool Faith Formation Program

St. Mary Homeschool Faith-Formation Program supports families who homeschool in faith and academics. The program includes an optional online, grade-level program, My Catholic Faith Delivered. Additional resources can be suggested upon request. Enrollment includes sacrament preparation workshops for children at the appropriate age/grade levels.

Register here!

For more information contact Dcn. Rich Hamilton @ 720.283.4729 rhamilton@stmary.org

Marriage

Congratulations on your engagement! We are happy to walk with you as you prepare to enter into this most sacred vocation. The first step is to contact the parish office to schedule a meeting and to receive your Marriage Prep Packet. Contact Madeleine at mpaolucci@stmarylittleton.org or 720.502.3326.