first English Community at Sacred Heart of Jesus was started 3 years
ago in November. 2001. We all heard an announcement
at different masses prior to that that invited us to come and learn
more about our faith. None of us knew each other at the time. Quite
a lot of people came to the first message and we continued coming
2 times a week for 8 weeks. This culminated in a long weekend at a
Hotel in Denver where we learned even more about the Neocatechumenal
Way and we formed a community within the parish.
a Spanish community was also formed and just in the last few months
a new English community was formed. We do not live together in a
commune, but we study the Word, and worship together on Sat. evenings
in Jubilee Hall. The Spanish community worships separately
because of language constraints. As I said before none of us
knew each other at all and we never would have even met if we hadn't
answered the call and come to hear the message. We are like
family now and we are learning to love as Jesus loves us, warts and
all. There all all ages and stations of life in our community
and we are 15 to 64 years of age. Joseph Foss, a young man in
our community heard the call to become a priest and now at 33 yrs.
of age has entered the seminary. We have had a marriage that
was totally broken, healed through Jesus Christ.
anyone is interested in exploring
the Neocatechumenal Way, please come to mass with us, but you must
eventually attend a catechesis as we did if you are interested in
actually joining the community.
meet on Wednesday evenings for the Liturgy of the Word (English
Communities). The Spanish Community meets on Tuesday evenings. The
English Communities worship together on Saturday evenings at 5:30
pm and the Spanish Community meets at 7:30 pm in Jubilee Hall. The
masses are very beautiful to experience and are unlike anything that
we are used to. This is all completely approved by Canon Law.
For more information about the NeoCatechumenal Way at Sacred Heart
of Jesus, please contact the parish center.