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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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Saturday 5 PM
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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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40 Days for Life
 
Next campaign: Sept. 24 to Nov. 2 2014

 

Pueblo Life Chain

 

During the month of October, Bishop Berg will preside at the following two events.

Pro-Life Mass: October 4th, 8 am, St. Mary Help of Christians, Pueblo

Rosary for Life: October 12th, 2 pm, Cathedral, Pueblo

 

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Our Holy Father's Prayer Intentions for September:

General: That the mentally disabled may receive the love and help they need for a dignified life.

Missionary: That Christians, inspired by the Word of God, may serve the poor and suffering.

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Diocese of Pueblo


The Most Reverend Stephen J. Berg
Bishop of Pueblo

 


Diocesan Newletter 
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Catechetical Sunday 2014

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Our Lady of the Meadows has received the following from the
VICAR GENERAL
of the Diocese of Pueblo

The Diocese is currently crippled in not having a good communication tool for getting into Diocesan households.  As a consequence, valuable information is not being received. 

 

Please be sure that appropriate information found in the Blast is passed on via the Church bulletin or newsletter - particularly at point are Official Clergy Appointments, Diocesan Workshops, Job Openings, Diocesan Events, or other pertinent items that are deemed appropriate.

 

The absence of a Diocesan newspaper leaves a significant vacuum in connectedness for our far-flung Diocese.  Hopefully, we will find a good solution to the problem in the not-too-distant future.  Not having a good tool for communication also allows inaccurate rumors to fly.  Those receiving the Blast are the leaders of our Diocese.  Please feel free (even obligated) to get accurate information.  I am available for inquiry - my secrets are few.

 

With regard to Clergy Appointments, those Clergy assignments that have been announced and those to be announced soon have been done because of necessity with the greatest care and pastoral sensitivity that could be mustered.

 

In response to this, excerpts from the weekly "Blast" email letter to Clergy and Staffs will be posted here for your information. Click on the underlined links to go to a specific entry or click here to go to the entire web page.


 

 

9/17/2014 It is with pleasure that we announce Paula Gutierrez has accepted the position of Tribunal Secretary.  ... read more

9/17/2014 IHM, Grand Junction, Business Administrator
   9/17/2014 Director of Finance 

9/17/2014 Bishop's Pastoral Associate of Catechesis and Family Life

FINANCE thread

WORSHIP

9/17/2014 Pilgrimage for Vocations to be held October 4

During the month of October, Bishop Berg will preside at the following two events.

Pro-Life Mass: October 4th, 8 am, St. Mary Help of Christians, Pueblo

Rosary for Life: October 12th, 2 pm, Cathedral, Pueblo

Catechetical Enrichment Day 2014 - Oct 18

"Cultivating Discipleship: Evangelizing and Integrating Young People into Parish Life"

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

PRISON MINISTRY thread

ONLINE EDUCATION thread

 


Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 21, 2014

Let the scoundrel forsake his way,
and the wicked his thoughts;
let him turn to the LORD for mercy;
to our God, who is generous in forgiving.
Isaiah 55:6

"[Or] Are you envious because I am generous?" Mt 20:15

 


Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Collect: God our Father, in obedience to you, your only Son accepted death on the cross for the salvation of mankind. We acknowledge the mystery of the cross on earth. May we receive the gift of redemption in heaven. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


PEACE & JUSTICE

Remember to pray for peace every day at noon.
 

You can bomb the world into pieces, but you can’t bomb it into peace.

Michael Franti, African-American hip hop artist


 

Priest answers Planned Parenthood's "I have a say" campaign

 

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


 

September is the Month of the Seven Sorrows of Mary

CHAPLET OF THE SEVEN SORROWS OF MARY

This devotion, instituted in the course of the thirteenth century, honors the Sorrows endured by the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is recited on a Rosary comprised of seven decades containing seven beads in each decade. Each decade of seven is divided from the rest by medals representing the seven principal sorrows of Her life.

The chaplet is said by offering a Hail Mary on each of the beads, with an Our Father each seven Hail Mary's. Completion of the chaplet requires three Hail Mary's at the end in honor of the sorrowful tears of Our Lady.

First Sorrow:

Reflect on the sorrow of Our Blessed Lady, when She presented Her Divine Child in the Temple and heard from the aged Simeon that a sword of grief would pierce Her soul.

Second Sorrow:

Reflect on Her sorrow when, to escape the cruelty of King Herod, She was forced to fly into Egypt with St. Joseph and Her Beloved Child. Pray for those who kill children today by abortion.

Third Sorrow:

Reflect on Her grief when, in returning from Jerusalem, She found that She had lost Her dear Jesus, Whom She sought for three days.

Fourth Sorrow:

Reflect on Her meeting Her divine Son, all bruised and bleeding, carrying His Cross to Calvary, and seeing Him fall under its heavy weight.

Fifth Sorrow:

Reflect on Her standing by, when Her Divine Son was lifted up on the Cross and the blood flowed in streams from His Sacred Wounds.

Six Sorrow:

Reflect on Her sorrow, when Her Divine son was taken down from the Cross, and placed in Her arms.

Seven Sorrow:

Reflect on Her following His Sacred Body as it was borne by Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus to the sepulcher.

Information taken from www.catholicculture.org  & http://www.prayerbook.com/Chaplets/sschaple.htm

 


 

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

3. Gregory the Great, Memorial
7. Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
"Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them."
8. Birth of Mary, Feast
9. Peter Claver (USA), Memorial
12. Most Holy Name of Mary, Opt. Mem.
13. John Chrysostom, Memorial
14. Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Feast
"For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."
15. Our Lady of Sorrows, Memorial
16. Cornelius and Cyprian, Memorial
17. Robert Bellarmine, Opt. Mem.
19. Januarius, Opt. Mem.
20. Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang and Companions, Memorial
21. Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
This Gospel relates the parable of the workers who came late to the vineyard but received the same pay.
23. Pio of Pietrelcina, Memorial
26. Cosmas and Damian, Opt. Mem.
27. Vincent de Paul, Memorial
28. Twenty-Six Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
In this Gospel Jesus tells the parable of the two sons sent to the vineyard by their father.
29. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Feast
30. Jerome, Memorial

Information taken from www.catholicculture.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


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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