A Very Eventful “Cabrini Week” in Colorado
A week of celebrations at Mother Cabrini Shrine in Golden began with the Feast Day of St. Frances X. Cabrini on Monday, November 13.
The following Friday, the Shrine’s 22nd annual gala fundraiser took place at the Pinnacle Club at the Grand Hyatt in Downtown Denver. The gala was not only a celebration of Mother Cabrini herself, but of the people who continue to support and make the Shrine what it is today. Over the last three years, friends and donors have come together to raise over $5.5 million for the Heart of Jesus Capital Campaign to expand and renovate the Shrine’s gift shop and chapel, and retreat facilities so that visitors can have the best experience possible for decades to come.
With joy and gratitude, the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart and the staff of Mother Cabrini Shrine were delighted to celebrate the rededication of the chapel on Saturday, November 18 after ten months of renovations. Fr. John Lager, O.F.M., Cap., re-consecrated the chapel as a place of prayer where the sacraments and its mysteries are celebrated daily.
It was a powerful ceremony that included the anointing of the altar and walls as well as the incensation and lighting of the altar and the church. Sr. Diane Olmstead, MSC, Provincial and seven additional Missionary Sisters, Shrine staff, volunteers and donors participated in the dressing of the newly dedicated altar and the offertory procession. We are so grateful to everyone helped make this beautiful and sacred space possible.
To see the livestream video of the chapel re-dedication Mass, click here:
Spanish Mass of Thanksgiving
On Sunday, November 19, Denver Auxiliary Bishop Jorge Rodriguez celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving in the newly rededicated chapel at the regular Sunday 2 p.m. Spanish Mass. The bishop encouraged those in attendance to pray for their special intentions to Mother Cabrini especially at her Shrine. He also invited all of the children in attendance to the altar and then led them in a procession to the statue of Mother Cabrini to pray for all immigrants, especially children and families who are suffering. The Spanish community faithfully fills every seat in the new chapel each week, and this Mass of Thanksgiving was the perfect culmination to our Cabrini week in Colorado.
To see photos from all three celebrations, please click here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/141021425@N02/albums