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Monday 7 AM - Morning Prayer
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Rev. Monsignor James King, Pastor
Praising God and serving His flock for 37 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
The Most Reverend Stephen J. Berg
Bishop of Pueblo
Diocesan Calendar can be found here: www.dioceseofpueblo.org/calendar
We are blessed,
Jesus in this
Week. In our
Jesus has now
we sensed how
arrival of a
in the air,
for this is
come for his
has come for
himself to his
Church. In the
The bread for
feet of the
The Son of Man
is slain. We
gaze on the
Lord as he
hangs on the
given up by
God has given
up his Son, in
for our sins.
the church is
body lies in
the womb of
of time and
is calling and
all that has
For us, this
moment of his
is our moment
ended. We have
now seen his
his loss. Now
to come? How
will we know
each of us is
passion in the
which we now
share with Our
Lord. We will
all come to
fully the joy
ahead for us
misery of our
from God, from
is to be
in the mystery
we could never
bring about on
Let us be with him through the Pascal Mystery. The road to grace is open!
Diocese of Pueblo Prayer for Vocations
Almighty God, ever faithful to Your word,
A message from the Bishop
2017 campaign is underway.
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mystical Rose,
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
"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?"
Weekend of Exploration
June 8 -10
Sister Dian Hall at 770-546-6461 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sister Lorren Harbin at 970-260-2287 LHarbincsj@gmail.com
Sister Pat Eichner at 785-243-4428 email@example.com
Exploring Priesthood Weekend
Mundelein Seminary, Chicago, Illinois
April, October, January 2017
Fr. Francis Bitterman at 312-534-8298 firstname.lastname@example.org
One Bread One Cup
Conception Seminary College, Conception, Missouri
email@example.comSisters of St. Joseph, Concordia, Kansas
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-680-1971
Please encourage any men, in whom you see a possible call.
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1. Joseph the Worker,
which Jesus Christ, 40 days after rising from the dead, ascended bodily into Heaven.
In most of the dioceses of the United States, the celebration of the feast has been
transferred to the following Sunday, so many Catholics think that the Ascension is no
longer considered a Holy Day of Obligation. Is Ascension a Holy Day of Obligation?
The Feast of the Ascension remains a Holy Day of Obligation throughout the United
States. The day on which it is celebrated, however, varies. The 40th day after Easter
Sunday is always a Thursday, and the feast has traditionally been celebrated on that
Thursday. However, because attendance at Ascension Thursday Masses had been
falling for years, the bishops of the United States, in accordance with canon law,
petitioned the Vatican to allow the celebration to be transferred to the following
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The Word of God
The Culture of Life
13153 Lives saved since 2007
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!
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and experience the
mercy of God!
Intercession: May all who suffer after abortion receive peace through Christ's Sacred Heart.
Prayers: Our Father, 3 Hail Mary's, Glory Be
Reflection: Recalling our sins, we may feel discouraged and fearful of approaching God. However, we can cling to the truth that Christ's Passion on the Cross did not end in death, but in the joy of the Resurrection. The power of the Resurrection gives us the courage to face our sins, confess our mistakes, and then humbly receive God's forgiveness and accept the joy that comes with new life in Christ.
As we celebrate the Sunday of Divine Mercy this weekend and continue our journey through this Easter season, let us reflect upon the profound and transformative gift of God's mercy in our lives. May the infinite depth and breadth of Christ's Divine Mercy remind us that no wound is too great for God to heal. Acts of Reparation (choose one)
One Step Further
If a friend confided that she had an abortion, would you be able to respond in a way that brings her closer to healing? "How to Talk to a Friend Who's Had an Abortion" gives suggestions for how you can be a channel of God's mercy.
Silence is a common response to uncomfortable or tragic situations. We don't want to upset a person, so we don't bring up taboo subjects. We are afraid of reminding a loved one of a sad experience, so we don't talk about a tragedy. This avoidance doesn't help. Most people who have lost a loved one want to talk about that missed person. And we may be sending the wrong message to the person we are trying not to hurt
Consider this situation - A relative or close friend has experienced an abortion. You assume that it was a difficult situation that drove her to a terrible decision. By not talking about it, you may be trying to save her feelings, but the message she may be getting is that what she has done is so terrible that it can't even be talked about. Her pain and shame may grow in the silence.
Ask her how she is feeling. Offer her your friendship and support. Let her know that you care. Guide her to Project Rachel www.hopeafterabortion.com or 888-456-HOPE (4673).
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
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.
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.
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