"In the sight of angels I will sing your praises, Lord" (Psalm 138)

Guardian Angels Roman Catholic Church

Lay Leadership Committees

Guardian Angels’ Catholic parish offers several opportunities to serve on a committee through our Lay Leadership ministry. Parish members have the ability to submit interest in serving on our core committees and task force initiatives, including the Pastoral Council, Finance Council, Design Committee and many more. All interest in learning more about opportunities to serve our parish in one of the following roles at our parish, please contact the Parish Office.


March 25th Consecration of Russia and Ukraine

On March 25th, Pope Francis will consecrate both Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The Ukrainian Bishops of the Latin Rite asked Pope Francis to do this “in these hours of immeasurable pain and terrible ordeal for our people.” This consecration was requested by the Blessed Virgin of Fatima, and Fatima shrines around the world are united in prayer for the conversion of Russia.

Read about the consecration here: Pope Francis to consecrate Russia and Ukraine to Immaculate Heart of Mary (denvercatholic.org)

Prayer for the Consecration:

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Archbishop Aquila has called upon the Faithful of the Archdiocese of Denver to join in nine days of prayer beginning March 17, 2022. Initiated by Catholics in Ukraine, the novena leads up to the Feast of the Annunciation, on March 25th, when Pope Francis will consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Saint Peter’s Square in Rome. This date is historically significant, as on the same day in 1984, Saint John Paul II consecrated Russia and the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

We Pray…

O Immaculate Heart of Mary, Holy Mother of God and our most tender Mother. Look down upon the distress in which the Church and all humanity finds itself due to the spread of godlessness, materialism and the persecution of the Catholic Faith, errors of which you warned in Fatima.

    You are the Mediatrix of all graces. Obtain for us the grace that all the bishops of the world, in union with the Pope, may consecrate Russia and Ukraine to Your Immaculate Heart on March 25, 2022. By this consecration we hope — as you told us in Fatima — that, at a time appointed by God, Russia will be converted, and mankind will be granted an era of peace.

    We hope that by this consecration, the triumph of Your Immaculate Heart will soon draw near and the Church will be authentically renewed in the splendor of the purity of the Catholic Faith, the sacredness of the liturgy and the holiness of the Christian life.

    O Queen of the Holy Rosary and our most tender Mother, turn Your merciful eyes toward the Pope, the bishops and each of us, and graciously hear our fervent and trusting prayer. 

Amen.

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March 12th Pro-Life Rally

Hundreds gathered at the Denver capitol to protest the RHEA bill, which would permit abortion for any reason through the entire 40 weeks of pregnancy; there would be no legal protection for the unborn. Read more about the rally and bill here: At rally opposing radical Colorado abortion bill, message is clear: Women and babies deserve better (denvercatholic.org)

Contact your representatives and encourage them to vote “NO” on HB22-1279. The bill will appear before a Senate committee this week and will then advance for debate in the senate.

Angie McCann, Director of Children’s Religious Education

Please contact Angie McCann, Director of Children’s Religious Education with any inquiries in regard to religious education involving confirmation, first communion and confession, and children programs K-5. She will direct you if you are willing and able to be a volunteer catechist.

mailto: children@meadangels.org

PHONE: 970-535-0721 Ext. 106

Meeting for Children Religious Education
Wednesday nights (Sept – May)
6:00-7:30pm

Restored Order of Sacraments

Sacramental Program –Restored Order of the Sacraments of Initiation
SAINTS AMONG US
Reconciliation/Confirmation/Eucharist
“The world needs saints. Even as our society becomes more distant from faith
and more forgetful of God, it still hungers for joyful witnesses who have been
transformed by Christ. At the same time, new generations of Catholics need
grace to sustain them in a non-Christian environment.
To answer these needs, I have decided to restore the Sacraments of Initiation to their original
order, that is, Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. This will make available every
sacramental grace the Church has to offer to children who have reached the
age of reason.”
Most Rev. Samuel J. Aquila, Archbishop of Denver

2ND GRADE: RECEIVE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION

3RD GRADE: RECEIVE SACRAMENTS OF CONFIRMATION AND EUCHARIST

Families must be registered members of Guardian Angels Parish.
Classes meet on Wednesday nights from 6:00-7:15

Director of Children’s Sacramental Program: Angie McCann

Ph: 970.535.0721  Ext.106

children@meadangels.com

Sacramental Program-2nd & 3rd Grade (1)

Adult Faith Formation

ADULT BIBLE STUDY

Adult Bible Study – Currently on hiatus

RCIA

graphic image of the letters RCIA and a crucifix

RCIA – Meets Monday’s at 6:30 in St. Michael Community Hall

Contact Deacon Tim McCann if you’re interested in becoming Catholic deacon@meadangels.org

Super 8

Main & Hwy 66, Longmont
303-772-8106

Salud

231 9th Ave., Longmont
303-776-3250

Hopelight

1351 Collyer St., Longmont
720-494-4673

The Round Pantry

Westview Presbyterian Church
500 Hover Street, Longmont
Open 2nd & 4th Tuesdays from 2 to 7 pm

Finance Council

Along with the MEADANGELS Ambassadors, the Finance Council is the main advisory body of parishioners to the pastor. They are mandated by Canon Law and governed by the diocesan norms of the Pastoral Handbook (available on line), Parts 7-11. They are entrusted with the stewardship of parish properties and all funds. Members are appointed by the pastor for three years terms, renewable; they must be Catholics in good standing with the Church. They meet on the second Thursday of the month. Karen Surbrugg, the parish business manager, attends the meetings without voting in order to provide and explain parish accounting, budgets, and spreadsheets to the members.

MEADANGELS Ambassadors

The Ambassadors Council is required in the Archdiocese, serve the pastor in a consultative capacity, and exists to help and support the pastor and the members of this staff in the accomplishment of the pastoral objectives. Members are appointed to serve for a three year period and may be named for one additional term.

Knights of Columbus Council # 15857

Knights of columbus is an international Catholic men’s organization offering insurance and social support for Catholic men. They meet the second Tuesday of the month in Bakhita Hall at 7:00 pm. They are engaged in service projects for the parish and in charity work for the community. You must be 18+ to join. All men in the parish are invited. Please contact the office.

FOCCUS

A certified and trained couple in the parish provides marriage renewal and strengthening for all in northern Colorado here at Guardian Angels. They meet monthly or by appointment with any couple seeking support and information about deepening and enriching their marriage.

For more information contact Feliz Gutierrez 970.535.0721 or pa@meadangels.org

Sacristan

The sacristans prepare the sanctuary for all liturgical events, mostly for the weekend and daily Masses. They must be aware of all the necessary items for the Mass and set them out. Many liturgies require some detail and difference. They are trained by the priest for this liturgical ministry.

For information on server as Sacristan, please contact Rev. Ron Cattany 970.535.0721

Women’s Group

  The Women’s Group provides Donut Weekends, First Communion and Confirmation receptions, funeral dinners, and other events for the parish.  We host an annual Chili Bingo fundraiser in February.  We offer a yearly women’s retreat, prayer request lists, and facilitate donations for our community.  We strive to be women of prayer, integrity, and generosity of spirit, using our God-given talents for the benefit of all. Please join us – all women of Guardian Angels are our members.

Women’s Group Officers

       Ann Grenzenbach – President

       Terri Valencia – Vice President

        Kelly Alberts – Secretary

        Maddy Wailes – Treasurer

Anointing of the Sick

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, based on the Letter of St. James in the Bible, is an anointing with oil and laying on of hands to invoke God’s healing grace on the sick. You may receive this sacrament many times as needed. This not the “last rites.” People do not die because they’ve received this sacrament.

Please contact Fr. Ron Cattany
or call the Parish office for further information
(970)535-0721.

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RCIA

RCIA is the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. Interested in becoming Catholic or know someone who is. Are you a Catholic and have not completed all of your sacraments as an adult, then this program is for you. Guardian Angels Catholic parish offers both Adult and youth RCIA programs. Our Adult RCIA candidates meet with Deacon Tim and fellow parish volunteers as well as attend weekly encounter with the teachings of the Catholic Faith. This program prepares all candidates to receive their sacraments during Easter celebration.

Adult Session
Mondays 6:30 — 8:00 pm
Meet in St. Michael Community Hall

RCIA Team:

  • Deacon Tim
    • Ulf Borg
    • Terri Hatch
    • Chris Hora
    • Angie McCann

Youth Session
Call for information : 970-535-0721

For information about our RCIA program, Please contact Deacon Tim McCann at deacon@meadangels.org

1900-1950

Check back soon for a Historical documented history of our parish.

Jordan Hugh Sam, Music Director

Contact Jordan if you are a musician, accompanist, or voice, if you wish to join one of the choral groups, or have concerns and contributions to make liturgical music. Jordan directs our liturgical music programs.

PHONE: 970-535-0721

jordan@meadangels.org
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Bill & Sharon Bauer, RCIA

If you are interested in joining the Catholic Church or need to complete your sacraments as an adult, please contact Bill and Sharon Bauer. The RCIA program begins in late August and runs through the end of May each year. They meet weekly.

PHONE: 970-535-0721
Send a message

 

Sacrament of Marriage

The Sacrament of Marriage requires about 8 months of preparation for the couple. The Catholic Church invests in the sanctify of Catholic Marriage by a FOCCUS Inventory, Pre-Marriage Retreat, and an introduction to Natural Family Planning. You will also prepare for your wedding liturgy with the priest. In order to secure the date and place of the wedding events, it is really important to begin this far in advance. The process is designed to enrich the couple’s relationship, love, self-understand, and prepare them for life long commitment to marriage.

Please contact Fr. Ron Cattany
or call the Parish office for further information
(970)535-0721

Sacrament of Confirmation

The sacrament of Confirmation is one of the seven Catholic sacraments of which successful candidates receive the gift of the Holy Spirit

Requirements
3rd Graders who have been Baptized and have received their Sacrament of Reconciliation & First Holy Communion. The family must be registered members of the parish. The candidate attends all confirmation preparations classes.

Confirmation class
Wednesdays 6:00-7:30pm
in the church hall.

For information please contact Angie McCann

Sacrament of Reconciliation & First Holy Communion

The seven sacraments are outward signs instituted by Jesus Christ to impart grace. The Sacrament of Reconciliation continues Jesus’ ministry of forgiveness through this celebration of repentance, conversion, and reconciliation with God, with the community, and with one’s self. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is a visible sign of God’s forgiveness.

First Holy Communion is the third of the seven sacraments received after receiving Baptism. At the heart of the Eucharistic celebration are the words of Christ and the invocation of the Holy Spirit, in celebrating the Eucharist we become united with the true relationship of Christ’s Body and Blood.

In preparation of receiving both the Sacrament of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion, candidates must complete a two-year program.

Requirements:

7 years – High School
Baptised
Students above the normal age of first communion and confession, in other words, above the 3rd grade, attend RCIA for youths.

For more information please contact, Sheryl Senesac

Sacrament of Baptism

Baptism is the first Sacrament celebrated by our Catholic faith. Through the initiation of baptism, all are welcomed into the Catholic faith and receive the gifts to free one from original sin.

Requirement:

Infants – 7 years old
Must be registered members of either Guardian Angels or another Catholic Church for at least three months prior to the Baptism.
Attend a Baptism Preparation Interview with our Priest.
Attend a Baptism Preparation Class for Parents and Godparents here or in your home parish. Please have that parish send notification that you completed this class.
Godparents mush be practicing Catholics, registered in their parish. Godparents can be of any gender, normally above the age of 18.

Practicing Catholics seeking the Sacrament of Baptism for their infant/child please schedule an interview with Rev. Alan Hartway, CPPS
Individuals seeking to receive the Sacrament of Baptism as an older child or adult please submit your inquiry through our RCIA program for Youth and Adults.

 

Facility Maintenance

This ministry assists the Parish in the continuous upkeep of the Parish ground, Parish Center and Church when our facilities director needs help for larger projects.

There are opportunities to serve in the following areas:

  • Environment Preparation (set up and tear down for events)
  • IT Support for Staff
  • Grass Mowing
  • Snow Shoveling
  • Outdoor Gardening and Plant Care
  • Church Cleaning (vacuum and dust)
  • Seasonal Decoration

For more information please contact Russ Hofer: facility@meadangels.org

Hospitality

Our Hospitality Ministers have the opportunity to welcome individuals attending Mass, collect the offering, bring the gifts to the altar, tidy the church after Mass in preparation for the next celebration, and assist in depositing the offertory after each Mass. This is an extremely important, fundamental, and foremost ministry in the parish. They wear name badges to identify themselves. They help newcomers and guest to register in the parish.

For information on serving as part of our Hospitality Ministry, please contact the office. 970-535-0721

Collection Counters

Members in this ministry meet weekly, on a rotating basis, to count the church collection. They are appointed and approved by Fr. Alan for this work that requires trust and confidentiality.

Music Ministry

Music Director, Laura Davis

Laura, a parishioner, has been coming to Guardian Angels periodically with her grandmother since she was a child and has been a cantor here since 2016.

Mead Angels Choir

Parishioners of all ages are encouraged and welcome to join choir! No experience necessary. Choir is for those who love to worship the Lord, sing, and enjoy fellowship. Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings 7:00-8:00 pm. Choir performs once a month at the 9:00 am or 10:30 am Sunday Mass. 
If interested in cantoring, playing piano, or joining choir, please contact Laura Davis.


Laura Davis, Music Director music@meadangels.org 

Altar Linens

The Alter Linens ministry assist in washing and ironing of the linens used for the weekend and daily masses, holy days of obligation and other liturgical services. This ministry is a joyful and prayerful ministry. Volunteers work primarily from home and on a schedule that accommodates their personal and work lives.

For information on server as part of the Altar Linens Ministry, please contact Rev. Ron Cattany 970.535.0721

Eucharistic Ministers

Eucharistic Ministers have the special privilege to serve at the table of our Lord. Administrating the most precious Body of Christ is a sacred duty and requires great care. Questions about serving in this ministry should be directed to Father Ron. These ministers are approved the Archdiocese and must attend a renewal class every three years. They receive a certificate of approval. This ministry is for this parish only.
For information on serving as an Eucharistic Ministry, please contact Rev. Ron Cattany 970-535-0721.

Lectors

The ministry of Lectors are Catholic adults over 18 who proclaim the Liturgy of the Word at Sunday Mass, Holy Days,and other special liturgical functions. A mandatory workshop is held for all readers annually. Lectors require a clear voice and a deep love of the Sacred Scripture.

For information on becoming a Lector, please contact Fr. Ron Cattany

Altar Servers

Altar Servers: Altar servers assist the priest in the celebration of the liturgy during Mass. Servers carry the cross at the processional, hold the book for the priest celebrant when he is not at the altar, carry the incense and censer, present the bread, wine, and water to the priest during the preparation of the gifts or assist him when he receives the gifts from the people, wash the hands of the priest, and assist the priest celebrant as necessary. They must know where items are located in the sacristy in case they are needed during a service. Altar servers at Guardian Angels are always vested; they should take care to dress appropriately for their ministry. Altar servers usually start in the fourth grade, but with the priest’s approval they may begin earlier if mature.

For interest or information on becoming an Altar Server, please contact Deacon Tim Deacon@meadangels.org