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 Our Lady of the Meadows Parish (map)

23 Starling Dr, Pueblo, CO 81005

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


Holy Week
Palm Sunday March 25 - normal times
 Seder Meal March 28 6 PM
Holy Thursday March 29 6 PM
Good Friday March 30:
Stations of the Cross 12:15 PM
Veneration of Cross 2:00 PM
Holy Saturday March 31:
Blessing of Food 2:30 PM
Easter Vigil 8:00 PM
Easter Sunday April 1 - normal times



Holy Rosary Parish (map)
Sunday, 9:15 AM


Catholic Church

Rev. Monsignor James King, Pastor



with us



Praising God and serving His flock for 38 years



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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

Our Parish


New to the Parish? Welcome!  Please register.
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2018 campaign is underway.
Thank you for your support in meeting our 2017 goal.
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(see Bulletin for further info)


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Mark your calendar for upcoming events


Our Lady of the Meadows

Fridays during Lent --

Soup and Bread, 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall

Bring your favorite meatless soup or bread, share fellowship

and Pray the Stations at 7:00 p.m. in the Church

Each week a different group will host the supper: These include:

March 16 Parish Life, Communications & Formation

March 23 Knights of Columbus


Holy Rosary


On Wednesdays during Lent beginning February 21

Stations of the Cross at 5:30 p.m. in the Church at Holy Rosary

followed by Soup and Bread Supper in the Parish Hall.


Saturday, March 17 8:45 a.m. St. Mary Help of Christians

Monday, March 19 6:30 p.m. St. Francis Xavier

Sunday, March 25 5:00 p.m. St. Michael, Canon City

Tuesday, March 27 7:00 p.m. Our Lady of the Meadows


Bible Study

Lenten Longings

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.


Adult Formation opportunities—

Lent is coming


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


Learn - Deepen - Defend - Instruct


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

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

Start preparing for the Octave of Easter:
From the Resurrection of our Lord
to His Divine Mercy

The Fourth Cup - Dr. Scott Hahn

Noted theologian and Catholic Scripture scholar Dr. Scott Hahn explains Christ’s Paschal Sacrifice and its relation to the cross as the fulfillment of the traditional fourth cup used in the celebration of the Jewish Passover meal. He shows that there is a profound parallel to the Last Supper and Christ’s death on

Calvary. Through his insights and many important biblical connections, Mass will come alive for you as never before!

Chaplet of Divine Mercy in Song - Vicki Kueppers

Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet through song! With beautiful music and meditations on God’s mercy throughout salvation history by Jeff Cavins, you’ll be inspired to sing with all your heart.

Written and performed by Vicki Kueppers and featuring special guest Darren Rust. Orchestrations by Steven C. Anderson.

The Second Greatest Story Ever Told – Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC

Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC is a priest of the Congregation of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception and the director of the Association of Marian Helpers, a spiritual benefit society with more than one million members. In this talk, Fr. Gaitley describes the second greatest story ever told – a story that encompasses Divine Mercy, the life of Blessed Pope John Paul II, and the crucial role that Marian consecration can play in your life.

BOOKLET-Corporal Works of Mercy: Mercy In Action

Feeding the hungry and thirsty, clothing the naked, housing the homeless, visiting the imprisoned and the sick, and burying the dead - Pope Francis wants us to stop and think again, especially during the Year of Mercy. Are these things I can do, or are they for others to get on with? What good do they do? Actions of mercy are often terribly ordinary and doable. Fr Atherton guides us through the spiritual and practical matters that love asks of all Christians.

Divine Mercy (Jesus, I Trust in You)-5 x 7 Prayer Cards

PAMPHLET-Divine Mercy Novena & Chaplet

Novena according to the Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska (Diary 1209-1229). Chaplet of The Divine Mercy, according to the (Diary, 476).

BOOKLET-Consoling the Heart of Jesus (PRAYER COMPANION)-

There's no substitute for making Fr. Michael Gaitley's do-it-yourself retreat, but this portable prayer companion is the next best thing. Its three simple parts summarize the whole retreat and teach a spirituality that even the busiest of people can follow. Even if you've never heard of Consoling the Heart of Jesus, this guide to the best-selling book will explain to you in a clear, step-by-step way what Consoling the Heart of Jesus is all about. You'll find all the main ideas, prayers, and meditations included in the retreat compiled for easy reference. 

If you loved Fr. Michael's Consoling the Heart of Jesus retreat, now you can always have with you everything you need to live Consoling spirituality. Take it with you wherever you go.


BOOKLET-Divine Mercy Explained

This booklet gives you a brief and easy-to-understand introduction to Divine Mercy. Specifically you will learn:

-- Divine Mercy history and context
-- The essential elements of the devotion
-- How you can live the message

In short, it's everything you need to know about this important message and devotion! This booklet also includes two bonus appendices: Valuable Divine Mercy prayers and Divine Mercy wisdom from Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI.


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.

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Parish Calendar Of Events

Click here for Month-at-a-Glance Events


This Week's Bulletin

King's Korner





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


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.



Phone number -- 561-3580

Linda Davis -- lindadavis81004@yahoo.com

Chris Armstrong -- Chris@olm-parish.com

For current updates check the

Facebook: Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Community

Voice Mail: 719-564-2696, ext. 215
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The National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana was a great success. Start planning now for next year! Talk with Linda or Lynn if you

have any questions.


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 is available.


Please pray for our teens as they prepare for their confirmation


April 10
St. Joseph's
--Holy Family
--Lady of the Meadows
--Holy Rosary



Baptism Preparation

Baptism preparation will continue November 19 (noon -2:00 p.m.) in the Parish Center. Parents are reminded that in order to have your child baptized, you must attend this preparation  session. The next one will take place after the first of the year.

Contact Chris for more information at 561-3580

First Communion

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

Important First Eucharist Dates


Sunday, March 25, 10:00 – 10:45 a.m.

First Eucharist Family Gathering


Sunday, April 29, Noon-4:00 p.m.

First Eucharist Family Retreat

Lunch and retreat with parents and children


Tuesday, May 1 – Friday, May 4

Chats with Chris. You will sign-up for a 15 minute time slot to

talk with Chris, pray and ask any last minute questions.


Sunday, May 6, 11:00 a.m.

First Eucharist Sunday


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


Catholic Newman Clubs will start this week. 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.

Middle & High School

Middle and High School Youth Ministry News

Youth Ministry meets every Sunday 7-8:30 PM

Youth Ministry Sessions

Faith Formation for Grades 6-12 have begun Sundays, 7:00-8:15 p.m. Please note the doors (for safety reasons) will remain locked during the session. If a teen is late it is ok and we will open the doors. At times due to weather or lack of adult supervision we might have to cancel a Sunday session. You can check the above printed Facebook pages, the Pueblocatholicyouth.org web page or sign up for REMIND on the first night. It will be the teen and their family’s responsibility to check if a session has been cancelled. We will not be able to text everyone this year for cancellations. Lost your calendar -- it is posted on the Forms tab on the website.


Click here for an explanation of our Youth Ministry Process



Theology on Tap

Theology on Tap is for young adults in their 20’s and 30’s. The event includes coming together in local pub to listen to a short presentation and then discussion about the topic. Drinking alcohol is optional. It is a great way for young adults to join together to talk about issues that affect them. The next session and Presentation topic is TBA. Call the parish for more info. 719-561-3580


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

2017 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


Principles for honoring your spouse:

#1 The Golden Rule - Treat your mate the same way you want to be treated.

#2 No Double Standards -- Be as considerate to your spouse as you are to coworkers or strangers.

#3 Honor Requests that your spouse asks you to do or not do. (The Love Dare, by Stephen and Alex Kendrick)


God said to Abraham, "because you did not withhold from me your beloved son, I will bless you." (Genesis 22:16) Parenting can be hard. It comes with a lot of sacrifices. Believe that God will provide even if the way is not clear right now.

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


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.

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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?


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


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   Apr 13, 2018

Denver   Sep 7, 2018


Divorced? Click here for a survival guide

Natural Family Planning:




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

News from around the Catholic World


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:


Formation in Spiritual Discernment: That the Church may appreciate the urgency of formation in spiritual discernment, both on the personal and communitarian levels.


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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 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

A message from Bishop Berg


Greetings, Brothers and Sisters in Christ!

As I write this, we just received the first real snow of the winter here in Pueblo, where we are presenting the annual Youth Fest for middle school and high school students over the weekend. I have recently returned from visiting many of you all over the diocese, as several of the Catholic Pastoral Center (CPC) staff and I traveled throughout the diocese for our annual DMF tour. However, this year’s tour was radically different, for the focus of our presentation was to share details of the new diocesan strategic plan and the restructuring of the CPC now in progress, bringing the new strategic plan into effect. This is an important development, as we are taking concrete steps to move our diocese forward into the future as intentional disciples of Jesus Christ!

Last year we began this preparation with the Study Days conference given by Sherry Weddell on Forming Intentional Disciples in May, 2017. We will now moving to build on that foundation through the 4 Levels of Happiness program. Encouraged and guided by Deacon Dan Leetch, this program of unifying spiritual formation will reach into the parish level and begin to build a more intentionally enlightened approach to one another in light of our goals. Those who have been initiated into the 4 Levels have expressed a resounding, "Yes! This works!" I am personally excited that it has changed my outlook and response to the mission. The 4 Levels will positively bring a unifying tool into basing the mission in solid Catholic theology and Christian vocabulary.

There is more excitement to come! In Father Matt Wertin’s tour preview of The Amazing Parish we see the framework for the upcoming Diocesan Convocation which will be held in Pueblo this May 7 to 9. We will begin to develop and change our minds around forming intentional leadership at the parish level, in light of our vision and common heritage. This process of The Amazing Parish is now in place at the CPC. 

In my travels I have been blessed to spend time with students in our schools during Catholic Schools Week, and this weekend with our youth in Pueblo. Our youth are the future of our Church, and spending time in their world is a joy and gives me great hope. The diocese has now made the commitment to assign Father Carl Wertin as fulltime vocation director, which brings him into fuller contact with our youth, to encourage them in their discernment of their life vocations. He is now available to visit your parishes to preach about vocations. The new strategic focus on youth and family will bring more gifted, committed people together in this most important direction as our plans continue to unfold. This is dramatically coming to fruition in the preparation for the regional V Encuentro, where our delegation and I will meet at the regional conference in Phoenix in the next step of formation of a national plan for Hispanic ministry for the USCCB.

Please know always of my prayers for you, your families and your concerns. May you know joy and blessings through this Lent and this coming Easter season! 


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!




The Stations of the Cross
from Creighton University


The First Station
Jesus is Condemned to Die.
The Eighth Station:
Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem.
The Second Station:
Jesus Carries His Cross.
The Ninth Station:
Jesus Falls the Third Time.
The Third Station:
Jesus Falls the First Time.
The Tenth Station:
Jesus is Stripped.
The Fourth Station:
Jesus Meets His Mother.
The Eleventh Station:
Jesus is Nailed to the Cross.
The Fifth Station:
Simon Helps Jesus Carry His Cross.
The Twelfth Station:
Jesus Dies on the Cross.
The Sixth Station:
Veronica Wipes Jesus' Face.
The Thirteenth Station:
Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross.
The Seventh Station:
Jesus Falls the Second Time.
The Fourteenth Station:
Jesus is Laid in the Tomb.

Other sites to pray the stations - including audio:
, Catholic Cuture.org, LordCalls.com




Fifth Sunday in Lent

March 18, 2018



Through our Lord Jesus Christ,
your Son, who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen

Information taken fromwww.catholicculture.org

Prayers for the Deceased:

Please remember in your prayers: Mary Jane Prutch; Laurie Poll; Petra Simental; Ruben Romero; Frank E. Grubb; Robert Collyer; Don Weyand; Martin Ortega; Mary Aguero; Rita Flores; David Gonzales; and all the deceased members of our parish, family, and friends


Did you know that Pope John Paul II's mother was advised to have an abortion? She bravely defied her doctor's recommendation and accepted the risks to bring Karol Wojtyla into the world.
You might be surprised at the number of famous entertainers who were almost never born.
Imagine the great thinkers, educators, healers, engineers, and others who are not with us because
they were never given a chance to live.
Enjoy the video below and share


The next campaign underway February 14 – March 25

September 27 through November 5 Campaign completed 
at least, 693 lives saved.


13998 Lives saved since 2007





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.



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


Remember to pray for peace every day at noon.

“Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living. We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount.”

Omar N. Bradley, US Army Chief of Staff


March is the Month of Saint 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




Information taken fromwww.catholicculture.org



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

3. Katharine Drexel (USA), Opt. Mem.
4. Third Sunday of Lent, Sunday
7. Perpetua and Felicity, Memorial
8. John of God, Opt. Mem.
9. Frances of Rome, Opt. Mem.
11. Fourth Sunday of Lent, Sunday
17. Patrick, Opt. Mem.
18. Fifth Sunday of Lent, Sunday
19. Joseph, husband of Mary, Solemnity
23. Turibio de Mogrovejo, Opt. Mem.
25. Palm Sunday, Sunday
29. Holy Thursday, Triduum
30. Good Friday, Triduum
31. Holy Saturday,


Information taken fromwww.catholicculture.org



The Liturgy of the Word

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The Word of God

New American Bible

Readings for Mass



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Daily Gospel Reflections:
From Creighton University
Sunday Reflections from Scott Hahn











Contact Fr.Carl Wertin for any further information
719-846-3369 or father.wertin@trinidadcatholic.org

  Vocations Challenge
"Are you up for a Challenge?  Here's a checklist for a 45-day Vocations Challenge.  How about starting on Nov 6, Vocations Sunday?  Or start on Nov 11 and finish on Christmas Day?  Can you do it?"


Contact Fr. Carl Wertin for any further information
719-846-3369 or father.wertin@trinidadcatholic.org


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.

Thinking of the Priesthood

Contact Fr. Carl Wertin:
father.wertin@trinidadcatholic.org or 719-680-1971

Please encourage any men, in whom you see a possible call.

A short video for seekers



The Culture of Life

The Monthly Word of Life is here! The English and Spanish versions of the
Word of Life are posted on the
Word of Life webpage.
I am Pro-Life because I am Pro-You.  Go You!


The next campaign is February 14 – March 25

September 27 through November 5 Campaign completed 
at least, 693 lives saved.


13998 Lives saved since 2007

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




Rachael's Vineyard

Pregnant? Need Help? Click here 

Priests for Life

Post Abortive Care

Silent No More


Click here for other Culture of Life Resources




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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.



Matthew 25

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

Click Here to see other charities that have solicited our support


We thank Father Nghia Cao of Cross Catholic Outreach who

spoke at all Masses on behalf of the poor in

developing countries. Cross Catholic Outreach was founded to

create a meaningful link between parishes in America and the

priests and nuns working in the Church overseas in the Caribbean,

Africa , Asia, Central and South America.


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



" 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: 3/17/2018


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