We strive to love God and love our neighbor as ourselves by gratefully sharing our many gifts from God
23 Starling Dr, Pueblo, CO 81005
Monday 7 AM - Morning Prayer
Holy Days: Vigil - 5:15 PM,
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Rev. Monsignor James King, Pastor
Praising God and serving His flock for 36 years
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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
Marian Sacramentary, Mass for the Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary
2016 campaign is underway.
Prayers for the Deceased:
Please remember in your prayers: Victoria Maria Roldan; Angela Mehle; Frank Rodacy; Alfred Zamarripa; Nancy Joan (Metzger) Lutz; Mario A. Aguilera, Sr.; Jason Joseph Godinez; Gene DeSalvo; Charles Riggio; Donald English; JoAnn (Jodi) Aguilera; Edward Otis Loomis, III; Jeanette Sullivan; Victoria Sisneros; John Edward (Jack) Neelan; and all the deceased members of our parish, family, and friends
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 Because of privacy laws, hospitals do not publish lists of those who have been admitted to the hospital.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, Blase or Mike?
When does Formation begin?
What do we offer?
You have questions.
We have answers.
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.
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.
Interested in Lectoring?
Youth interested in becoming lectors should talk to Chris or Father
Jim. A training session will take place during Thanksgiving break.
Day and time to be determined.
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. A training session will take place during Thanksgiving break. Talk to Chris or Father Jim if you are interested. Day and time to be determined
League is open to 2nd — 8th grade boys and girls.
You can register on-line at www.fatherpowers.org.,
e-mail at email@example.com, or call Jamie at 250-6630. The League is also looking for volunteers for more information or to volunteer call Jamie
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.
WHATKINDS 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.
Parish Calendar Of Events
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2016 campaign under way.
Thank you for your support last year in meeting our goal.
Click image above for more info and to pledge online.
Do you ever bargain with your beloved? "If you watch
the kids, I'll be able to do this repair project." OR "If
only you could give me 5 more minutes, 1 hour, 1 day
to finish this, we could spend some quality time together.”
It's not bad to negotiate, but keep your end
of the bargain. (Gn. 18: 20-32)
The 4th Sunday in July is Parents Day. Go beyond the
"Hallmark Holiday" notion. Perhaps use it as a time to tell
your child what it was like for you to await their birth.
How did you prepare?
Greg and Julie Alexander of the Alexander House (thealexanderhouse.org) and producers of the Covenant of Love program (http://covenantoflove.org/) will be at Corpus Christi Parish on July 30th from 9am-4pm to offer a marriage enrichment workshop for all engaged and married couples of the Diocese of Colorado Springs and the Diocese of Pueblo.
Call Glen & Toni Gallegos 719-591-9045 for more info
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) 650-2463 for details and upcoming events.
Thinking about Separation or Divorce?
For confidential information about or to register for upcoming programs, call (303) 317-5111 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the web site at www.HelpOurMarriage.com
Next Colorado Worshop: Denver 9/9/2016
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.
The Universal Church
Diocesan Calendar can be found here: www.dioceseofpueblo.org/calendar
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.
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Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 24, 2016
You were buried with him in baptism,
in which you were also raised with him through faith
in the power of God, who raised him from the dead.
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."
Year of Mercy
Love, Healing, Forgiveness, Reconciliation
Click here to download a pdf of Diocesan information about
"Do not be ashamed, the Father awaits you with Open Arms!"
Many people think that youth ministry is “just” Religious Education (Catechism, CCD, Formation, or whatever you want to call it) but actually Youth Ministry is much more than preparation of a Sacrament. Over the next few weeks we will print our goals and objectives for working with teens in the parish.
Eight Components of a Comprehensive Youth Ministry Program outlined by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
The ministry of Community Life builds an environment of love,
support, appreciation for diversity, and acceptance that models
Catholic principals. It develops meaningful relationships; and
nurtures Catholic faith.
● Promotes and engages young people in the life, activities, and
ministries of the parish in meaningful and age-appropriate ways.
● Provides avenues for young people to participate as members
of their faith community.
● Guide’s young people in developing healthy perspective of joys
and pains of relationships and skills that promotes positive and
healthy interaction. What can the parish community do to support
our youth? Be models of caring adults who accept teens who
might be “just a little different” in their style of hair or dress.
Perhaps remembering how you might have dressed back in your
“day”. A parish picnic might not be as appealing to teens as it is to
● Our faith calls us to work for justice and serve those in need.
● The ministry of Justice & Service empowers young people to
work for justice by concrete efforts to address the causes of human
suffering; and infuses the concepts of justice, peace, and human
dignity into all areas of our youth ministry efforts.
What can the parish community do to support our teens in the
area of Justice and Service? Be aware of the Catholic Social
Teachings of the Catholic Church. Many of the teachings are
counter cultural and we sometimes ignore the teachings we don’t
like…and turn to the service (or charity) part of Justice and Service.
Our teens are involved in many aspects of this ministry. Justice
and Service is more than collecting food and giving away clothes
we don’t like anymore.
● The ministry of Evangelization is the energizing core of all ministry
with young people. All of the relationships, ministry components,
and programs must proclaim their faith. They must invite young
people into a deeper relationship with our Lord and empower them to live as disciples.
Evangelization of our young people includes:
● Witnessing our faith in all aspects of OUR lives – offering ourselves
and our parish community as living models of the Christian faith in practice.
● Reaching out to young people by meeting them in their various life
situations, building relationships, providing healing care and
concern, offering genuine responses to their needs and inviting them
into a deeper relationship with our community and our Lord.
● Invites young people personally into the life and mission of our
faith community so that they may experience the support, nurture
and care necessary to live as Christians.
● Challenges young people to follow Jesus in a life of discipleship,
shaping their lives in the vision, values and teachings of Jesus and
living His mission throughout their daily lives.
● Calls young people to evangelize to other young people, their
families and communities.
What can the parish community do to help support our teens in
the area of Evangelization? Become an evangelizer! Don’t sit back
and complain about things, be an agent of hope and spread the
“Good News” of Jesus Christ and promote the parish.
● The ministry of Leadership Development calls forth, affirms,
and empowers the diverse gifts, talents, and abilities of adults
and young people in our faith community. Leaders must be
trained and encouraged. To do this we must have a wide diversity
of ADULT AND YOUTH leaders in a variety of roles.
● The ministry of Leadership Development empowers all young
people for leadership and ministry with their peers-in schools,
parishes, and civic communities.
● We affirm and support them by giving youth opportunities where
they can contribute.
What can the parish community do to help with Leadership Development?
Model good leadership and offer your skills to the
ministry whatever they may be. Help out financially with the festivals
and national conferences so our youth can attend no matter
what their family’s financial state is like.
The Ministry of Pastoral Care is a compassionate presence
in imitation of Jesus’ care of people, especially those who are hurting and in need.
● Collaborates with the wider community in providing
direct support or aid to the community and especially to
youth at risk in the form of programs, services, service
projects, and counseling.
● The Ministry of Pastoral Care develops life skills of
adolescents, such as relationship building, assertiveness’,
nonviolent conflict resolution, decision-making, and planning.
● Guide’s young people in making important life decisions.
● Fosters spiritual development of young people.
● Creates network of care and support for young people.
● Strengthens family life by assisting families to improve
family skills such as communication, decision-making,
problem solving, and reconciliation.
● Provides and connects adolescents and families to
support services, referral resources, and self help groups
to promote healing during times of loss, sudden change,
unexpected crisis, and problems, personal or family transitions.
● The ministry of Prayer and Worship celebrates and deepens
young people’s faith. Mass, prayer services, praying and more
awakens their awareness of the spirit at work in their lives;
incorporates young people more fully into the sacramental life of
The ministry of Prayer and Worship...
● Promotes participation of youth in liturgy.
● Provides opportunities for creative prayer with young people
in peer, family, and intergenerational settings.
● Allows music and song to express the vitality of young people.
● Provides young people with effective and intentional education
and formation for liturgy worship and sacraments.
● Apprentices and trains young people in liturgical ministries
(lector or Eucharistic training).
What can the parish community do to enrich Prayer and Worship with
teens? Attending Mass on a regular basis and fully participating by singing
and listening. Letting teens see you praying in restaurants and family
events. Taking time in Adoration with the Blessed Sacrament or to pray the
Stations of the Cross. Do we only find time to attend Mass if nothing else
is going on or want to sleep in on Sunday? Remembering that the
Eucharistic Celebration is the CENTER of our faith.
● Promoting and protecting the sanctity of human life as a Gift
● Promoting and supporting each individual within our
community of teens as well as the disadvantaged, the sick, the
elderly, the unborn, and the poor.
● Empowering our young people by giving them a voice and
calling them to responsibility and accountability around the
issues that affect them and their future.
How can the parish community be Advocates for the youth, the
parish? We must demand quality education and support our teachers
even if don’t have children/teens in public school. Be agents
of change with life from “womb to tomb”.
and everlasting God,
who hast appointed Thine only-begotten Son to be the Redeemer of the world,
and hast been pleased to be reconciled unto us by His Blood,
grant us, we beseech Thee,
so to venerate with solemn worship the price of our salvation,
that the power thereof may here on earth keep us from all things hurtful,
and the fruit of the same may gladden us for ever hereafter in heaven.
Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
Information taken fromwww.catholicculture.org
1. St. Junipero Serra (USA); St. Oliver Plunket,
Information taken fromwww.catholicculture.org
The Word of God
The Culture of Life
How can we protect our children when we don't respect life?
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
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.
LOVE is to will the good of the other.
Whom you would change, you must first love
and they must know that you love them. Martin Luther King
AND WE DO!
One Step Further
The Diocese of Pueblo continues its partnership with the University of Dayton to offer online courses in theology and spirituality. Most of the courses last five weeks and cost $50. Those interested in taking one of these courses can select from over 70 topics offered by the University of Dayton. Anyone new to online education might want to begin with some of their basic courses first. A few of these include: Bible Basics, Catholic Beliefs, and Images of Jesus. People who have more experience with theology workshops or online courses might also consider: Introduction to Scripture, Introduction to Christian Morality, Survey of Catholic Doctrine, or one of their many other courses.
Anyone interested in taking one of these courses is encouraged to explore the University of Dayton’s website at vlc.udayton.edu. The next cycle of classes begins August 28 and lasts until October 1. Registration opened July 13. Any questions regarding registration or reimbursement can be referred to Sister Betty Werner via e-mail at email@example.com.
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
Our Lady of
the Meadows Catholic Church
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