We strive to love God and love our neighbor as ourselves by gratefully sharing our many gifts from God

Statue of Our Lady of the Meadows

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.
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Rt. Rev. Monsignor James King, Pastor

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Praising God and serving His flock for 35 years

 

 

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MASS TIMES

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Saturday 5 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM and 11 AM .

Monday 7 AM - Morning Prayer
Tuesday-Friday 7 AM - Mass

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

 

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Sunday, 9:15 AM

Our Parish

 

Thanksgiving Food Drive

Our annual food drive supports Tom and Louie’s Cupboard (this

program provides over 500 baskets organized and distributed by

the youth of our parish and community) and Los Pobres Center in Avondale.

 

Suggested items: canned fruits, vegetables, meats,

stuffing mix, boxed cereals, canned or dry soup, peanut butter,

sugar, beans, dried milk, flour, rice, baby food, cranberry sauce,

oil, tea, coffee, canned gravy, canned/bottled juices, jam/jelly.

 

Bring your donations to any of the Masses or to the parish office during

the week through Sunday, November 16. Thank you and God bless

you for your care and concern for those who are less fortunate.

 

Thanksgiving Day -- Thursday, November 27 Mass at 9:00 a.m.

There will be a monetary collection for the

Soup Kitchen. Make checks payable to Our Lady of the Meadows.

Food items collected will go to Los Pobres in Avondale.

Also, bring food items from your Thanksgiving table for a

special blessing.

 

Campaign for Human Development

Working on the Margins

Your gift is an expression of love and solidarity

with the poor and unemployed in our country.

You will help communities change structures

of poverty and build an economy

based on justice and the dignity of the human person.

Please be generous!

Prayers for the Deceased:

Please remember in your prayers: Samuel J. Corsentino; Ronald Glach; Christine Fratterelli; Isaac Lucero; Anthony Langoni; Antone E. Butkovich; Mary E. Pechek; Fred G. Pisciotta; Mike Catalino; Edward Fulton; and all the deceased members of our parish, family, and friends.

 

Parish Calendar Of Events

Click here for Month-at-a-Glance Events


This Week's Bulletin

King's Korner

Diocese Blast

Announcements

 

Pledges are still needed to meet our goal. Click image above for more info.


Thinking about Separation or Divorce? - Is your marriage or that of a relative or friend heading for divorce? Do you know how to save that marriage? Or do you feel helpless? Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi with a long i) is designed to help troubled marriages regain their health. It helps spouses uncover or re-awaken the love, trust and commitment that originally brought them together. The program is highly successful in saving hurting marriages, even bringing reconciliation to couples who have already separated or divorced. 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


 

Marriage Moments

November 17: “When one finds a worthy wife, her value is far beyond pearls.” (Proverbs 31:10) Describe the value of your wife in poetic terms today. Go ahead try it! If you are the wife, try filling in the blank: When one finds a worthy husband, his value is far beyond _______.

Parenting Pointers

November 14: As the season changes, so do people. Children grow. People die. We drop old habits and learn new ones. Discuss in your family one bad habit each of you would like to get rid of.


News from around the Catholic World



PEACE & JUSTICE

Remember to pray for peace every day at noon.
 

The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.

Martin Luther King, Jr., American clergyman, civil rights leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner

 


The Culture of Life


I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live, by loving the LORD, your God, obeying his voice, and holding fast to him. For that will mean life for you, a long life for you to live on the land which the LORD swore to your ancestors, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give to them. Dt 30:19-20

Let us Pray: Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the malice and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.



 
Last campaign: Sept. 24 to Nov. 2 2014
638 Lives saved.

 

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March For Life 2015
- Thursday, January 22, 2015
12th St., National Mall, Washington, D.C.
12:00 noon Rally - 1:00 p.m. March

 

West Coast Walk for Life - January 24, 2015

How can we protect our children when we don't respect life?

Mother Teresa  I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child - a direct killing of the innocent child - murder by the mother herself. And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another? How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with love, and we remind ourselves that love means to be willing to give until it hurts.--Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

Other Culture of Life Resources

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The Holy See
 
Pope Francis
 
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Vatican News Service
Pope Francis' Daily Spiritual Reflections
 

Our Holy Father's Prayer Intentions for November:

General: That all who suffer loneliness may experience the closeness of God and the support of others.

Missionary: That young seminarians and religious may have wise and well-formed mentors.

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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


Diocesan Newletter 
The Blast

Catholic Issues


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All Saints

 

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, Jan

Sciortino at 561-0157 or Paula Giordano at 561-2958.

 

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.


 

Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time


November 16, 2014
 

His master said to him, 'Well done, my good and faithful servant.
Since you were faithful in small matters,
I will give you great responsibilities.
Come, share your master's joy.'" mt 25:19-21

 


 

November is the Month of the
Souls in Purgatory

O God, Lord of mercies, grant to the souls of Your servants and handmaids, the place of refreshment, the bliss of eternal rest and the splendor of Your light.

Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.

Information taken from www.catholicculture.org

 


 

Click here for more on all of the
Feasts in the Month of
November

1. All Saints, Solemnity
2. All Souls, Feast
Everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have eternal life and Jesus says He will raise him on the last day.
3. Martin de Porres, Opt. Mem.
4. Charles Borromeo, Memorial
9. Lateran Basilica, Feast
Jesus said, “Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up.”
10. Leo the Great, Memorial
11. Martin of Tours; Veterans Day (USA), Memorial
12. Josaphat, Memorial
13. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Memorial
15. Albert the Great, Opt. Mem.
16. Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
This Gospel recounts the parable of the talents.
17. Elizabeth of Hungary, Memorial
18. Churches of Peter and Paul; Rose Philippine Duchesne (USA), Opt. Mem.
21. Presentation of Mary, Memorial
22. Cecilia, Memorial
23. Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe , Solemnity
Jesus says "Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of the least brothers of mine, you did for me."
24. Andrew Dung-Lac and Companions, Memorial
25. Catherine of Alexandria, Opt. Mem.
27. Thanksgiving
30. First Sunday of Advent, Sunday
 
In this Gospel, Jesus warns us to be watchful because we don't know when the Lord is coming.

Information taken from www.catholicculture.org

The Liturgy of the Word


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Universalis

LITURGY OF THE HOURS


The Word of God

New American Bible

USCCB
Readings for Mass

 

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Daily Gospel Reflections:
From Daily Prayer Online
From Creighton University
From Don Schwager

 

 

Matthew 25

Let's Develop
The Spiritual Virtue of Charity & Perform Corporal Works of Mercy

Click Here to see those charities that have solicited our support

Amruthavani Communication Centre of India



Food For The Poor

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pueblo

Give and Pray for the victims of oppression and violence in Syria, Sudan and all over the world

 

 


Excerpts from the weekly "Blast" email letter to Clergy and Staffs is posted here for your information. Click on the underlined links below to go to a specific entry or
click here to go to the entire web page.

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

BISHOP'S OFFICE thread

CHANCELLOR'S OFFICE thread

Official Appointments can be found here: www.dioceseofpueblo.org/appointments

FINANCE thread

WORSHIP thread

VOCATIONS thread

11/5/2014 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.

RESPECT LIFE Click here for Other Pro-Life Events around the Diocese

SAFE ENVIRONMENT thread

LIFELONG CATECHESIS / FAMILY MINISTRIES thread

YOUTH MINISTRY Save the Date - Youth Festival  Feb 7-8, 2015

PRISON MINISTRY thread

CAMPUS MINISTRY thread

ONLINE EDUCATION thread

9/24/2014 The Diocese of Pueblo will be sponsoring two classes from the University of Dayton during Cycle 7: "Introduction to Christian Morality" and "Poverty in the US and Around the World." Both courses begin Oct. 26th and end Nov. 29th. Anyone interested in taking either of these two classes should let Sister Betty know by Oct. 13th via e-mail - bwerner@dioceseofpueblo.org.

" Above all, let your love for one another be intense, because love covers a multitude of sins. Be hospitable to one another without complaining.  As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God's varied grace. Whoever preaches, let it be with the words of God; whoever serves, let it be with the strength that God supplies, so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen ."
-- 1 Peter 4:8-11


Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Church
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last update: 11/15/2014


You have been told, O mortal, what is good, and what the LORD requires of you:

Only to do justice and to love goodness, and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8