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MASS TIMES

 Our Lady of the Meadows Parish (map)

23 Starling Dr, Pueblo, CO 81005
719-561-3580

Confession 4 PM Saturday
Mass: Saturday 5 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM and 11 AM .

Monday 7 AM - No Mass
Tuesday-Friday 7 AM - Mass

Holy Days:    Vigil - 5:15 PM,
    Mass of the Holy Day - 7AM

 

 

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Rev. Monsignor James King, Pastor


 

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Praising God and serving His flock for 39 years

 

 

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Lord our God, when your Son was dying on the altar of the cross, he gave us as our mother the one he had chosen to be his own mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary; grant that we who call upon the holy name of Mary, our mother, with confidence in her protection may receive strength and comfort in all our needs.

Marian Sacramentary, Mass for the Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Our Parish

 

 

New to the Parish? Welcome!  Please register.
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UPCOMING EVENTS AT OLM
(see Bulletin for further info)

 

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7

Peace Flotilla

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21

Knights of Columbus Breakfast

 

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27-28

Parish Holiday Bazaar

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28

Trunk or Treat

Thursday, November 1
Feast of All Saints Mass

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2
Mass of Remembrance

Thursday, November 22
Thanksgiving Mass

Mark your calendar for upcoming events

What to do? What to do?

The word going around is that Our Lady of the Meadows

is a transitioning parish -- indeed we are in so many ways:

we have fewer high schoolers in the parish programs, not

many youngsters in “Growing Up Catholic” and those who

have ministered in the parish for many, many years are

growing tired and leaving their minisries. But transitions also

signal new ways of doing things, new ministries, new people

picking up the slack in our various ministries.

What can happen?

Some ministries will have to be suspended until we get

more help. Have you noticed that sometimes we only have

four Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist? That is not

indicative of the number of people in attendance -- that

means we don’t have enough ministers to handle all the

stations. Do you see the same people doing multiple

ministries -- or staff members picking up the slack? Most

of our ministries don’t require additional time on the ministers’

part because many of them are liturgical in nature. As we

look to revamping formation, we need more catechists,

which does require additional time but it is not without

support. Growing Up Catholic meets on Sundays 10:00-

10:45 a.m. with ample time to attend Mass at 11:00 a.m.

Sacramental programs meet on Sunday in that same time

frame.

What can you do to help? What are you called to do?

Transition may be smooth or it can be bumpy -- that really

is up to us.

For more information or to volunteer, talk to Chris on the

weekend or call during the week. Thank you for your

willingness to discern your role in our parish life. Many hands

make light work!

 



Bible Study

Thursdays at Noon and 7 p.m.
in the Parish Center Library

Bible Study sheets will be available each week
on the kiosk by the west doors.

 


Whole Community Catechesis

“Growing Up Catholic”

Growing Up Catholic and First Sacraments (Eucharist and

Reconciliation) began Sunday, September 10 with a family

gathering in the parish center hall, 10:00–10:45a.m.

Registration forms will be available at all the Masses or in the

office during the week. All children K-5th grades and preschoolers if they have been in pre-school for at least a year

are encouraged to attend. If you have any questions, please

call the office and talk to Chris 561-3580 extension 12.

 

FORMATION

GROWING UP CATHOLIC K-5

OLM Sunday, 10:00- 10:45 a.m.

It is not too late to register.

GROWING UP CATHOLIC MIDDLE SCHOOL

begins Sunday, September 30, 5:00 p.m.

at HOLY FAMILY, 2825 Lakeview

GROWING UP CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

begins Sunday September 30, 5:00 p.m.

at HOLY FAMILY, 2825 Lakeview

 

Confirmation Process for those who have finished one year

of the program begins Sunday, October 7 with orientation at

HOLY FAMILY, 2825 Lakeview.

 

Please keep in mind that formation does not end with the

reception of a sacrament such as Eucharist or Confirmation.

Nor is formation for a sacrament confined to “classes” as

the formal learning, but extends to Mass attendance and life

in the parish (informal learning). All three components are

important.

Look for more adult formation offerings coming soon.

Adult Formation opportunities—

 

Please make your reservation by calling Chris at 561-3580. We need to know an approximate number to prepare materials

 


Learn - Deepen - Defend - Instruct

Gifts

Get your inspirational CD and book
from the kiosk in the Narthex, Today!
or
Order on line at www.lighthousecatholicmedia.org

Here is a synopsis of some of the CD's in the Kiosk

 Deepen Your Understanding

Feminine Genius - Colleen Carroll Campbell

Building upon Blessed Pope John Paul II’s writings about “the feminine genius”, Colleen Carroll Campbell discusses the uniqueness of the makeup and vocation of women from God. She uses the lives of several female saints to help women recognize and use their gifts to live out their faith as Christians in the modern world. Author and columnist Colleen Carroll Campbell hosts EWTN’s Faith and Culture program.

For Love and Marriage – Johnnette Benkovic

Johnnette Benkovic is a popular Catholic author and talk show host. She grew up Catholic, but later fell away from practicing her faith. In 1981, after years of marriage to Anthony, she began a process of conversion which brought her into a deep relationship with Jesus Christ and to a sincere love for her Catholic Faith, but her husband did not share her experience. The Lord, through the promptings of His Holy Spirit, showed her how she could better love her spouse, and she shares the unexpected blessings that followed.

Men, Women, and the Mystery of Love – Dr. Edward Sri

Do you ever wonder why the opposite sex is so mysterious? You’re not alone. The world’s view of love has caused plenty of confusion and heartache. In this inspiring talk, theologian and author Dr. Edward Sri shares St. John Paul II’s revolutionary view of intimacy and the clarity it offers to modern dating relationships. Dr. Sri teaches at the Augustine Institute and is the content director for the Symbolon video series.

BOOKLET-Prayer Book for Spouses

These prayers and meditations offer couples a ready, thorough and reliable support to the daily challenges and joys of married life. Drawing on Scripture, Catholic teaching and spirituality and the Marriage Rite itself, this prayer book encourages the loving and spiritual dimension essential to the life of Christian spouses.

 


 

For the Kids

The Mass Comes Alive - Episode 1 - Cat.Chat

Cat.Chat is a Catholic Audio Show for kids ages 3-11 to help them learn and love their Faith like never before! Using prayer, great conversations, faith-filled stories, and catchy songs, each CD discusses the Catholic Faith while teaching kids powerful lessons for living out their Faith every day. Join Moses the Talking Cat, Papa, Josh, Hanna, and friends for an unforgettable experience!

Meet Kids 4 Jesus

Kids 4 Jesus... Great for home, school, or church! Children are made for faith! Children can reach great heights through a real relationship with Jesus and knowledge of their Catholic Faith. This CD features ten songs from the K4J programs that kids are sure to love, and which will help them build their character and teach lessons about the Faith. See how quickly your kids will learn the words and meaning of the songs!

Discipline That Lasts a Lifetime - Dr. Ray Guarendi
(Formerly titled You Are a Better Parent Than You Think)

Dr. Ray is a psychologist, radio talk show host, husband, and a father to 10 adopted children. He explains that what is needed to raise well-adjusted children who are prepared to succeed in life in today’s challenging environment is uncommonly good parenting. He draws from his wealth of knowledge and experience to discuss, with wisdom and humor, practical ways to succeed in this God-given calling.

  

Click here to see more thumbnails of the Kiosk


 

Parish Calendar Of Events

Click here for Month-at-a-Glance Events

 

This Week's Bulletin

King's Korner

 

 


 

Hospitalized?

If you or a loved one are hospitalized and would like Father Jim to visit you, please call the parish office or ask the hospital chaplain to contact the parish. Because of privacy laws, hospitals do not publish lists of those who have been admitted to the hospital.

Monthly Food Drive

Remember to bring food donations the first weekend each month to all the Masses. Staples, canned hams, chicken, packaged meals and children’s snacks are always good. Please be generous

Whom do you call for information at the parish?

Is it Chris or Fran, Father Jim, Lynn, Linda, or Blase?

When does Formation begin?

What do we offer?
 

You have questions.

We have answers.
 

Click here for a thumbnail sketch of all we have to offer at OLM and whom you need to speak. In the next couple of weeks we will provide guidelines and explanations for sacraments, formation and other parish information

 

Ministry Minutes are available at the office.
Check out what is happening in the Parish ministries

Click here for a message and info on Parish Council



RCIA-RCIC

Do you know someone who has never been baptized, but has asked you questions about the faith? Or maybe someone who has been baptized in another faith has asked how to be a Catholic.

Our Rite of Christian Initiation for adults and for children run all year.

If you have questions, call Chris at 561-3580.

 

Ministry of Consolation -- Bereavement Ministry

It is the goal of the community of Our Lady of the Meadows that no member should suffer the loss of a loved one in isolation.

To that end, we are pleased to offer ongoing supportive

and pastoral services for the bereaved through the ministry of consolation.

These services include a monthly support group on the second Thursday of each month; routine contact by telephone and mail, as desired; assistance at funerals and receptions.

All services are free and available to parishioners or any family member who is experiencing the loss of a loved one.

It is our hope that, through these pastoral services, those suffering a loss may come to know the loving support of the faith community.

For more information contact the parish office, or Paula Giordano at 561-2958.

 

Caregiver Connection

Do you care for someone who is chronically ill; find yourself stressed out and frustrated; feel alone and overwhelmed?

You are not alone”
 

- find comfort in knowing others care. Join us and connect with other caregivers the second and fourth Thursday of every month (10:30 a.m.-noon) at the Joni Fair Hospice House Chapel (Second Floor), 1107 Pueblo Boulevard Way. No registration required. Open to the public.

For more information call 719-296-6201.

 



CATHOLIC YOUTH MINISTRY

Phone number -- 561-3580

 

Chris Armstrong -- Chris@olm-parish.com


Facebook: Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Community

 

 



World Youth Day 2019 (WYD19)

This coming January 2019, Pope Francis has invited the youth of the Church to gather in Panama from Tuesday Jan 22 to Sunday Jan 27.  

Feel free to look at information on the official website:  http://worldyouthday.com/panama-2019. 

Also, feel free to contact me to obtain information about groups from the diocese who will be participating: cwertin@dioceseofpueblo.org or 719-680-1971. 

 

 

Sacrament of Confirmation

Teens who are at least 16 years of age and have attended at least one year of high school Religious Formation are invited into the Confirmation Process. A packet with all paperwork will be available for next year's class soon

 

Please pray for our confirmandi

 

Baptism Preparation

Baptism is a sacrament of faith. As parents, it is your faith and that of the whole community that gives meaning to the celebration of this sacrament for your child.

Requirements:

● For babies and children less than 7 years of age. (Children 7 years and older must be enrolled in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Children (RCIC)).

● The family must be registered members of the Parish either Our Lady of the Meadows or Holy Rosary.

● A firm commitment by parents to raise their children in the Catholic faith to the best of their ability.

● A copy of the baby’s birth certificate.

● Attend a baptism preparation session within the last two years. Qualifications of Godparents:

● An understanding of the role of godparent.

● Be at least 16 years of age, fully initiated into the Catholic Church -- Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation and a participating member of a Catholic parish.

● Certification from godparents’ parish of eligibility to be sponsors is required.

The next Baptism preparation will be Saturday, September 22 (Noon to 4:00 p.m.)  Parents and godparents are required to attend. Baptism preparation sessions are offered four times a year.

Please call Chris at 561-3580 to register..

 

First Communion

Please pray for our children
 Contact Chris for more information at 561-3580
 

 

Newman Club
for East, Central, Centennial and South High Schools

 

Catholic Newman Clubs: East Club meets Monday; Centennial and Central Tuesday; and South Wednesday. It is a great way to have a free lunch and great conversations with other teens and caring adults.

Great food!

 

Check Facebook: Pueblo Newman Club for daily updates.

 

Evangelization with a youthful perspective:

Fellowship of Catholic University Students

 

 

Interested in Lectoring?

Youth interested in becoming lectors should talk to Chris or Father Jim.

 

Interested in Serving?
 

We are needing youngsters fourth grade and older who would like to be trained to serve the Mass on weekends and holy days. Talk to Chris or Father Jim if you are interested. Training sessions days and time to be determined

Father John Power Basketball League

 

Father John Power Memorial Basketball League isLooking for all former and current basketball players, coaches, workers, officials and sponsors who have participated in the Father John Power Memorial Basketball League over the past 50 years to the present. We are having a 50th Anniversary celebration in October and we would like to invite you. For more information, please call Jamie at 719-250-6630 or email frpowerbball@gmail.com.

 

2018 Registration open

League is open to 2nd — 8th grade boys and girls.
You can register on-line at www.fatherpowers.org.,
e-mail at fatherjohnpowerbasketball@yahoo.com, or call Jamie at 250-6630. The League is also looking for volunteers for more information or to volunteer call Jamie

Interested in joining Serra Club

The Pueblo Serra Club is part of a worldwide organization formally recognized by the Holy See as the global lay apostolate for vocations in the Catholic Church. The Mission of Serra Club is to support spiritually, physically and financially the increase of vocation efforts within the Diocese of Pueblo and to be a positive reinforcement for our priests and religious. The Club become supporters of those contemplating a religious vocation and mentor those in the discernment process and those in seminaries. The club meets the first and third Saturday of each month (9:00-11:00 a.m.) at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Parish Hall. It is open to anyone interested. For more information contact Rose Marie Stimpfl at 720-363-6057.

 

 



Marriage Resources


MARRIAGE MOMENTS

"Where do the wars and where do the conflicts among you

come from" (James 4:1) Couples fight about many different

things - money, whose job it is to clean up, the kids... Identify

your top gripe of today and decide to let it go. Is one day of

peace too hard?

PARENTING POINTERS

Have you had a Family Night recently? Don't know what to do?

Try a walk down Memory Lane with your kids. Dig out some

photos of their birth to more recent times and reminisce together.

Maybe they'd even like to see photos of you growing

up, if you dare.

 

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Retreats

 

Click here For Registration info

The weekend is designed to help married couples communicate more intimately in order to deepen and enrich their relationship. The weekend is free from everyday routines, distractions and tensions. An atmosphere is created where the husband and wife can concentrate exclusively on each other in a private confidential environment.

A series of presentations that touch on many aspects of marriage is given by three couples and a Catholic priest.

After each presentation the couple has time in the privacy of their own room for personal sharing using the communication techniques learned on the weekend. There are no"group discussions." The weekend starts at 8:00 p.m. on Friday and runs until 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. All faith expressions are welco
me!

 

Plants need fertilizer to grow healthy and strong and so too does

your marriage. Without some nurturing and care it will remain weak

and unfulfilling. Spread a little fertilizer on your relationship. Make

a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend and watch your love for

each other grow.

Weekends are at historic Glen Eyrie in Colorado Springs.

Contact Glen and Toni Gallegos

719-591-9045 or socowwmereg@gmail.com for more information.

Or to sign up online, visit our website at wwme.org.

 
10/12/2018 Colorado Springs, CO
 
03/15/2019 Colorado Springs, CO
06/07/2019 Colorado Springs, CO
10/11/2019 Colorado Springs, CO

Click here for schedule of future encounters in Colorado

 

Already Encountered?
Join the Southern Colorado Community every third Saturday of the month for fellowship, presentations, dialogue and other events.Sign up as a prayer couple, application couple or community support for upcoming weekends.Join a local Sharing Group

Call Glen & Toni Gallegos (719) 591-9045 for details and upcoming


Thinking about Separation or Divorce?

RETROUVAILLE
... A LIFELINE FOR MARRIAGES

A program to Help Couples Heal and Renew their Marriages.
  • Do you feel lost, alone or bored in your marriage?
  • Are you frustrated, hurt or angry with your spouse?
  • Are you constantly fighting? Or, do you simply shut down?
  • Have you thought about separation or divorce?
  • Does talking about it only make it worse?

    ... Retrouvaille provides marriage help!

click here for more info

or

For confidential information about or to register for upcoming programs, call (303) 317-5111 or email:dialov1282@gmail.com or visit the web site at www.HelpOurMarriage.com

Next Colorado Workshops:

Denver   April 12, 2019

September 13, 2019

 


Divorced? Click here for a survival guide


Natural Family Planning:

 

THE NFPI WEB-BASED HOME STUDY COURSE

 

What is it? The NFPI home-study course is a convenient way for couples to complete an NFP course for self-instruction and as a normal part of preparation for marriage.

 

What will you do and learn?

In the NFPI Home Study Course, you will-

* Study the NFPI manual, Natural Family Planning: The Complete Approach.

* Learn how to observe, record, and interpret the signs of female fertility.

* Learn Catholic teaching about love, marriage, sexuality and responsible parenthood.

* Understand that teaching in terms of the Christian marriage covenant.

 

What's the process?

You will complete a series of three tests based upon the NFPI manual, Natural Family Planning: The Complete Approach. You will be sent one test at a time. You will answer the questions or apply rules based on the readings. After you have successfully completed the first test, you will be sent the second test. When you successfully complete the second, you will be sent the third test. After the three tests are completed, you will be asked to interpret two charts.

 

More information can be obtained at the NFPI website: www.NFPandmore.org

Follow the Home Study Course Link.

A donation is requested.

 

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Diocese of Pueblo




The Most Reverend Stephen J. Berg
Bishop of Pueblo

Diocesan Calendar can be found here: www.dioceseofpueblo.org/calendar

 

 

Diocese of Pueblo Prayer for Vocations

Almighty God, ever faithful to Your word,
You have promised to send us shepherds and leaders
after Your own heart to gather and guide us.
We thank You for those priests and religious
who are persevering in their vocations,
and ask You to send them an increase in fellow laborers with Christ
for the salvation of souls.

Mary, Queen of Vocations, Pray for us.

St. Therese of the Child Jesus, patroness of our diocese, Pray for us.

 

A Message from Bishop Stephen J. Berg


August 15, 2018

To People of the Diocese

From Bishop Stephen J. Berg

On the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 

Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

               It is with great sadness and anger that I have received the latest news about what is going on in Pennsylvania. I know that we all share in the pain of our Church for what is being revealed at this time. 

                       

               The Grand Jury findings in Pennsylvania have concluded that there over a thousand cases of abuse of children by over three hundred priests. The evidence being revealed is graphic, tragic, despicable, and compounds what we have known in the past. The conclusion of the Grand Jury is that Catholic Bishops, Priests and others were responsible for covering up the atrocities.

               We were all stunned by the earlier revelations about Cardinal McCarrick; as well as the silence of Bishops, Priests and others who knew of his condition and activities.

               I am heartbroken to know that our leadership has allowed this violation of trust and caused grave damage to the lives, health and faith of God's people; most especially the harm to the children and vulnerable. 

               I agree that Justice requires all of those in Church leadership who knew of these crimes and misconduct be held accountable, morally and legally, for their actions.

               We have acted vigorously in this Diocese to set in place training, structures, and vigilant supervision so that such abuse does not happen here. I pledge to give my best and utmost efforts to a safe environment in parishes, schools and communities. It is incumbent on us all to take this firm pledge and follow through with vigilance for the safety of the little ones among us. 

               How painful this is to address today, on this Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary, our Mother.

Her Assumption into heaven was precisely accomplished by God that we the Church would see an unblemished Mother, assumed into heaven body and soul, uncorrupted. She is with us, at the foot of the cross on our own modern day Calvary, and she gives us hope to hold on to as we seek to weather this awful storm. 

               As a small, yet powerful gesture of our solidarity with the victims and as a sign of how seriously we are taking our responsibility in safeguarding minors and bringing healing to the wounded, as shepherd, I am requiring every Catholic parish in Southern Colorado to begin immediately offering one Mass intention every month as such: "For the intentions of the victims of clergy child abuse, and in reparation for the crimes of the perpetrators."

 

Yours in Christ,

Bishop Stephen J. Berg

Diocese of Pueblo

For information on the Vatican's Response click here 

 

 

A message from the Bishop
concerning the future of the Diocese

 

 

 

 

2018 campaign is underway.
Thank you for your support in meeting our 2017 goal.
Click image above for more info and to pledge online.

 

We Pray:
St Therese, beloved friend, we come before you in our need.
We know that you listen to us and approach God for and with us.
Please accept these petitions, hopes, needs and dreams.
Please present them to our loving Father so that God may do
what is best for us, for our loved ones, and for the fulfillment
of God's Kingdom. We ask you, dear friend, with bold
confidence and loving surrender you taught us.
We make this prayerful petition in the name of Jesus
and through thepower of His Spirit. Amen

 

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mystical Rose,
make intercession for the Holy Church, protect our Holy Father,
help all those who invoke you in their needs,
teach us your way of gentleness and strength,
hope in the midst of the bitterness of life, burning charity,
and the precious gift of final perseverance. Amen

 


Diocesan Newspaper 
Today's Catholic
 
The Diocese of Pueblo recently rolled out a brand new email blast, the "Today's Catholic Blast." The purpose of this new blast is to supplement the print newspaper and better inform parishioners all across the diocese of the happenings from both the chancery offices and parishes. It will be sent monthly, is FREE, and will be open to anyone! To subscribe, visit www.dioceseofpueblo.org/subscriptions

Catholic Issues


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Our Prayer

 

 

 

The LORD bless you and keep you!
The LORD let his face shine upon
you, and be gracious to you!
The LORD look upon you kindly and
give you peace!


 

Our Future...

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I wish to share some news of joyful anticipation for the Diocese.  In my four years as Bishop we have made exciting progress in clarifying and aligning our mission. Our new Strategic Plan is the light to illuminate the path of the future through the deployment of three effective tools:   Forming Intentional Disciples, The Four Levels of Happiness, and The Amazing Parish.  This plan is now complete with an official compass, the Stella Maris, a seal of commitment by me, your shepherd, to service of the mission.
 
There is yet one more pure gift to be offered; an overarching theme, motto, or brand, to bring all of this together.   This theme should be a simple but powerful tool to unify and elevate all of our efforts.  It should align and clarify our mission according to a simple spiritual inspiration.  It should be easily and intuitively grasped by all. 
 
After much prayer, discernment, consultation, and with guidance from Our Blessed Mother, such a theme has been revealed.  The pure gift that is offered has been with our diocese from the very beginning, its founding.  According to the wonder-filled, simple, and complete spiritual gift of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, we are now invited to prayerfully begin a journey to become, thematically and in reality, The Diocese of the Little Way.     
 
In becoming The Diocese of the Little Way we begin to position our response to the great needs of our faithful in little ways.  The Little Way is not a short cut around our issues, nor a means to avoid our challenges.  It is an elevation of our standards of conversion to the message of the Gospel with mutual respect and accountability to each other on that journey.  We open the doors to answering an expressed, felt need, for deeper prayer and conversion of our Diocese.  We become branded and bonded together with our sister, St. Therese, in Jesus and we begin to act together in Faith, Hope, and Charity, as God's Holy People in our Diocese.
 
We shall therefore begin now to consider, discuss, and discern how we can seek to do great things in little ways; inviting the Catholics of the Diocese to join in taking little steps in prayer, faith formation, sacraments and charity.  Catechesis, topics, resources, flyers, events, and media will be considered in light of bringing The Little Way into the active life of the Diocese.  In embracing our littleness, we can allow God to do Mighty and Wonderful things in and through us for the Kingdom.       
 
I invite you to read and reflect on St. Therese's autobiography, "Story of a Soul".  It constantly describes a message of struggle, conversion, and lifting one's arms to the mercy of the Father.  It is not always an easy read.  But, it is truly The Little Way, through the friendship of Jesus, to sainthood and to heaven.  "But Jesus said, let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." (Mt 19:14)

In the weeks, months and years to come, you will see this charism unfold.  The seeds were planted months ago.  As it begins to bloom, particularly in difficult times such as these, it will give us what we need; something positive to hold onto and keep us moving forward in hope.  I pray that you prepare yourselves to fully embrace our new, intentional focus for the future of the Diocese.  Each one of you has been gifted and called into our Diocese. . .  The Diocese of the Little Way!
 
In Joyful Anticipation of Our Future,

Bishop Stephen J. Berg
Diocese of Pueblo
The Little Way for the Diocese of Pueblo
First, I admit and accept that, 
"I cannot overcome the trials of life 
and become who I am meant to be, on my own."  
Second, with total confidence in His merciful love for me, I pray: 
"Jesus, please come and help me by making all things possible."  
When these two actions become the spiritual air that I daily breathe, 
then I am living The Little Way. 
The Blessed Virgin Mary, Star of the Sea, is now pointing us forward, with the Strategic Plan to illuminate our next steps. Therefore, as missionary disciples of Jesus Christ, in positioning ourselves to become The Diocese of the Little Way, each of us is being called to participate by embracing her inspiring path: 

With all my heart, I will...
R   Recognize my littleness,
O   Offer everything to Jesus with confidence,
   Surrender to His Merciful Love, and
  Evangelize others to do the same!

 



Prayers for the Deceased:

Please remember in your prayers: Monsignor Thomas M. Adrians; Juan M. Rivera; Alberta R. Bensik; Charlotte Ryan; Jackie J. Filangi; Nick Runco; Dr. Charles Potestio; John Novak; Dorothy Van Zandt; Pauline Thurston; Kirk Williams; Kathleen Jackson; Ronald Petkosek; Christopher Castro; William Finlayson; and all the deceased members of our parish, family, and friends

 



POINTS TO PONDER

 

 

Jesus, I Trust in You!
 


By asking for the Lord's mercy, trusting in His mercy, and sincerely trying to live His mercy in our lives, we can assure that we will never hear Him say of us, "Their hearts are far  from Me," but rather that wonderful promise, "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy."

 

 

Information taken fromwww.catholicculture.org




PEACE & JUSTICE
 

Remember to pray for peace every day at noon.

 

One cannot subdue a man by holding back his hands. Lasting peace comes not from force.

David Borenstein, New York’s leading functional & integrative medicine physician


 

 

September is the Month of the Seven Sorrows of Mary

The month of September is dedicated to the Seven Sorrows of Mary. Devotion to the sorrows of the Virgin Mary dates from the twelfth century, when it made its appearance in monastic circles under the influence of St. Anselm and St. Bernard. The Cistercians and then the Servites undertook to propagate it. It became widespread in the fourteenth and especially the fifteenth centuries, particularly in the Rhineland and Flanders, where Confraternities of the Sorrowful Mother sprang up. It was in this context that the first liturgical formularies in her honor were composed. A provincial council of Mainz in 1423 made use of these in establishing a "Feast of the Sorrows of Mary" in reparation for Hussite profanations of her images.

In 1494 the feast appeared in Bruges, where the Precious Blood of Christ was venerated; later on it made its way into France. It did not, however, become widespread in France before Benedict XIII included it in the Roman Calendar in 1727 and assigned it to the Friday before Palm Sunday.

Some Churches had previously celebrated this feast during the Easter season. Others, however, celebrated the Joys of the Blessed Virgin during the Easter season, as is still done today at Braga. In some places it was entitled "Recollection of the Feasts and Joys of the Blessed Virgin Mary."

Excerpted from The Church at Prayer, Vol. IV A.G. Martimort.

 

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WHAT KINDS OF PEOPLE become priests, sisters or brothers? Are they people who don't relate well with other people? No. They are people who love others - people who find real satisfaction chatting with a 93-year-old parishioner, holding the hand of a cancer patient, listening to the troubles of a streetwise teen. They are people with the courage to touch lives, hearts and souls in a high-tech, unchurched world. Are you that kind of person? Pray for "Yes" response to God's call.

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The Chaplet of St. Michael

O God, come to my assistance. O Lord, make haste to help me. Glory be to the Father, etc.

[Say one Our Father and three Hail Mary's after each of the following nine salutations in honor of the nine Choirs of Angels]  

1. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Seraphim may the Lord make us worthy to burn with the fire of perfect charity.
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2. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Cherubim may the Lord grant us the grace to leave the ways of sin and run in the paths of Christian perfection.
Amen.

3. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Thrones may the Lord infuse into our hearts a true and sincere spirit of humility.
Amen.

4. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Dominations may the Lord give us grace to govern our senses and overcome any unruly passions.
Amen.

5. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Virtues may the Lord preserve us from evil and falling into temptation. Amen.

6. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Powers may the Lord protect our souls against the snares and temptations of the devil.
Amen.

7. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Principalities may God fill our souls with a true spirit of obedience. Amen.

8. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Archangels may the Lord give us perseverance in faith and in all good works in order that we may attain the glory of Heaven.
Amen.

9. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Angels may the Lord grant us to be protected by them in this mortal life and conducted in the life to come to Heaven.
Amen.

Say one Our Father in honor of each of the following leading Angels: St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael and our Guardian Angel.

Concluding prayers:

O glorious prince St. Michael, chief and commander of the heavenly hosts, guardian of souls, vanquisher of rebel spirits, servant in the house of the Divine King and our admirable conductor, you who shine with excellence and superhuman virtue deliver us from all evil, who turn to you with confidence and enable us by your gracious protection to serve God more and more faithfully every day.

Pray for us, O glorious St. Michael, Prince of the Church of Jesus Christ, that we may be made worthy of His promises.

Almighty and Everlasting God, Who, by a prodigy of goodness and a merciful desire for the salvation of all men, has appointed the most glorious Archangel St. Michael Prince of Your Church, make us worthy, we ask You, to be delivered from all our enemies, that none of them may harass us at the hour of death, but that we may be conducted by him into Your Presence.This we ask through the merits of Jesus Christ Our Lord.

Amen.

 

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