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

Catholic Church

Rt. Rev. Monsignor James King, Pastor


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Praising God and serving His flock for 35 years



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Confession 4 PM Saturday
Mass: Saturday 5 PM
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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Fourth Sunday of Lent

March 15, 2015

God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world,

but that the world might be saved through him.  --John 3:17

Knights of Columbus Breakfast

Sunday, March 15, 8:30-11:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall. Pancakes,

scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, orange juice and coffee will

be served. Cost is $5 for a full order, $3 for a half order. Tickets

will be available at the door.


Almsgiving -- Local Charities

 “The Lord asks us to be joyous heralds of this message of mercy and hope! It is thrilling to experience the joy of spreading this good news, sharing the treasure entrusted to us, consoling broken hearts and offering hope to our brothers and sisters experiencing darkness.”  
Pope Francis, Lenten Message

Each Sunday of Lent, the Peace and Justice Committee will collect items for distribution to various local charities. Please click on the calendar to see what is requested for each weekend.

Lenten Collection for 3/15/15


This weekend we will be collecting back packs, sleeping bags, bar

soap, brushes, combs, tubes of sun screen, small bug spray, bottled

water, box 100% juice which supports Posada Homeless Teens Program.

Next weekend we are collecting travel/small size soap,

bath gel, shampoo, conditioner, combs, brushes, elastic hair bands,

toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, lotion, hand towels, washcloths

and small to medium size tote bags and gallon size zip lock

bags. This collection supports the YWCA Women’s Crisis Shelter.

March 21-22 will be the last weekend for the Lenten Program Collections

Thank you for your generous support of those in need.

Prayers for the Deceased:

Please remember in your prayers: Eufemia (Kenny) Soto; Anthony J. Colletti; John G. Dagnillo; Mike W. Bryant; William Edgar (Red) Warmack; Joyce Hatton; Alice Mercado; Carlos F. Gomez; Justine Veronique Griego; James Bennett O’Dorisio; Don D. Fulton; Raymond Eugene Porco, Jr.; 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


Phone number -- 561-3580

Linda Davis -- lindadavis81004@yahoo.com

Chris Armstrong -- faithfor@olm-parish.com

For current updates check the www.pueblocatholicyouth.org calendar

Facebook: Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Community

Voice Mail: 719-564-2696, ext. 215 (wait for message -- about 30 seconds)



NCYC- National Catholic Youth Conference 2015

NCYC open meeting Wednesday, March 25 at Holy Family -- stop

by anytime during 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. for information about NCYC.

High School teens and college aged young adults are invited to

think about attending the Conference in November. Watch the

Bulletin or Parish Facebook for info. Never heard of NCYC? -- go

to YouTube for many videos or National Catholic Youth Conference

(NCYC) Facebook page

Newman Club for Central, Centennial and South High Schools

Newman Club meets in room 25 at South, room 302 at Central and

room 416 at Centennial. Stop by for lunch and good conversations.

Sacrament of Confirmation

We ask that all of the candidates for Confirmation submit a picture

of their Baptism and First Communion. We will use the pictures at

the Confirmation Liturgy. The pictures will represent the Sacraments

of Initiation, Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation. The date for

celebrating the sacrament of Confirmation will be Friday, May 1 at

7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of the Meadows.

“Growing Up Catholic”

Growing Up Catholic every Sunday, 10:00-10:45 a.m. in the Parish Center.
For information or to register, call Chris at 561-3580.

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

Father John Power Basketball League

Registration for the 2014 Father John Power Memorial

Basketball League season is taking place. League is open to

8th grade boys and girls. For information call Jamie (719)

250-6630, e-mail fatherjohnpowerbasketball@yahoo.com or

visit www. fatherpowers.org. We are also looking for volunteers

Interested in joining Serra Club

You are invited to join a regular meeting the first and third Saturday

of each month (9:00-11:00 a.m.) at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart

Parish Hall. For information contact Rose Marie at 720-363-6057

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.


Parish Calendar Of Events

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This Week's Bulletin

King's Korner

Diocese Blast



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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


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, Jan

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


News from around the Catholic World


The Universal Church

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

Our Holy Father's Prayer Intentions for March:

General: That those involved in scientific research may serve the well-being of the whole human person.

Missionary: That the unique contribution of women to the life of the Church may be recognized always.

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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 Newspaper 
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Our Prayer


"Of all the people I have known with a true devotion and particular veneration for St. Joseph, not one has failed to advance in virtue; he helps those who turn to him to make real progress. For several years now, I believe, I have always made some request to him on his feast day, and it was always been granted; and when my request is not quite what it ought to be, he puts it right for my greater benefit."— St. Teresa of Avila



Remember to pray for peace every day at noon.

Peace depends ultimately not on political arrangements but on the conscience of mankind.

Henry A. Kissinger, 56th secretary of state and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize


Click here for OLM Calendar of Lenten Activities


Almsgiving -- Rice Bowls

“Rice Bowls” is the Lenten almsgiving program from Catholic Relief Services. Pick up your Rice Bowl today. Use the inserted calendar to form your Lenten practices. Rice Bowls should be returned Palm Sunday.

Please be generous.


Bible Study Thursdays at noon and 7 p.m.

Soup & Bread Supper & Stations of the Cross

Fridays during Lent -- Soup and Bread Supper at 6:00 p.m.

Stations of the Cross will follow at 7:00 p.m. in the Church.


Lenten Penance Services

Tuesday, March 17 4:30 p.m. Our Lady of Assumption (Westcliffe)

Wednesday, March 18 5:30 p.m. St. Benedict (Florence)

Saturday, March 21 8:45 a.m St. Mary Help of Christians

Monday, March 23 TBA St. Francis Xavier

Thursday, March 26 6:30 p.m. Shrine of St. Therese

Tuesday, March 31st 7 p.m. Our Lady of the Meadows


Seder Meal 6 p.m. Wednesday April 1



Holy Thursday, April 2

Good Friday, April 3

Holy Saturday, April 4

Lenten Regulations

Fasting and Abstinence

Abstinence (no meat) is called for on all the Fridays of Lent, Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Catholics 14 years and older are bound to abstain from meat. Those physically unable to abstain, pregnant and nursing mothers are exempt.

Fasting means having only one full meal to maintain one’s strength. Two smaller, meatless and penitential meals are permitted according to one’s needs, but they should not together equal the one full meal. Eating solid foods between meals is not permitted. Catholics from age 18 through age 59 are bound to fast, but those with physical ailments, pregnant and nursing mothers are exempt. Fasting is required Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.



March is the Month of St. Joseph

Prayer to St. Joseph

Oh St. Joseph whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the Throne of God, I place in you all my interests and desires.

Oh St. Joseph do assist me by your powerful intercession and obtain for me from your Divine Son all spiritual blessings through Jesus Christ, Our Lord; so that having engaged here below your Heavenly power I may offer my Thanksgiving and Homage to the most Loving of Fathers.

Oh St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating you and Jesus asleep in your arms. I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart.

Press Him in my name and kiss His fine Head for me, and ask Him to return the kiss when I draw my dying breath.

St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls, pray for us. Amen


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Feasts in the Month of

1. Second Sunday of Lent, Sunday
The Gospel relates the story of the Transfiguration of our Lord on Mt. Tabor.
3. Katharine Drexel (USA), Opt. Mem.
4. Casimir of Poland, Opt. Mem.
7. Perpetua and Felicity, Memorial
8. Third Sunday of Lent, Sunday
The Gospel is about Christ driving the money changers from the temple.
9. Frances of Rome; St. John Ogilvie (Scotland), Opt. Mem.
15. Fourth Sunday of Lent, Sunday
The Gospel tells about Nicodemus nocturnal visit to Our Lord.
17. Patrick, Opt. Mem.
18. Cyril of Jerusalem, Opt. Mem.
19. Joseph, husband of Mary, Solemnity
22. Fifth Sunday of Lent, Sunday
Jesus says that "The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified."
23. Turibio de Mogrovejo, Opt. Mem.
25. Annunciation of the Lord, Solemnity
29. Palm Sunday, The reading of the Passion.


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Readings for Mass


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Daily Gospel Reflections:
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From Don Schwager


The Culture of Life

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

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.


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" 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
23 Starling Dr., Pueblo, CO 81005
Tel: 719-561-3580  Fax: 719-561-1271

last update: 3/14/2015

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