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: Dolores Rodriquez; Robert Douglas Corlett; Milan J. Milich; Bonnie D. Hegler; Janice Bourquin; Consuelo (Connie) Hernandez; Joe Brunetto; Julius Boyer; Thomas Whited; Jeffrey Conrad Hegler; Mary G. Valdez; Crystal L. West; Joe C. Olivas; 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 Because of privacy laws, hospitals do not publish lists of those who have been admitted to the hospital.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.
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"Love is work. It's good work, if you can get
it. But it's work, nevertheless.'' (Benjamin
Cheever) Name one thing your beloved has
done for you that you know took extra effort
on their part.
Imposing a punishment is no fun for the parent
or the child. First parents must show selfdiscipline
in deciding the best action, then
execute it with loving firmness. What's your
discipline of choice - an extra chore, removal
of a privilege, time-out...?
Aurora: September 16-18, 2016
Colorado Springs: October 14-16, 2016
Dillon: November 14-16, 2016
is designed to help
intimately in order
to deepen and enrich
The weekend is free
created where the
husband and wife
each other in a
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 welcome!
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
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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Love, Healing, Forgiveness, Reconciliation
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"Do not be ashamed, the Father awaits you with Open Arms!"
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 Marys 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
Jesus Christ Our Lord.
Being present at Mass -- The Liturgy of the Word
Listed below are various aspects of the Eucharistic celebration. Think
about how you might be more “present” at each of them. Think about
how your presence there might help you to truly “remember Jesus” in
your everyday life.
● We gather. We choose to be there and make an effort to be fully
present, to really pray and worship with the community.
● We sing. We think about the meaning of the words in the hymns.
● We admit our failings and ask forgiveness.
● We read a passage from the Hebrew Scriptures. We reflect on these
ancient words that Jesus himself would have studied as a child and
● We read a passage from one of the letters written by Peter, Paul,
James, or John. They are reminding us of the things they learned from
Jesus and encouraging us to live according to his teachings.
● We read a passage from the Gospels. We hear the very words of
Jesus and recall what Jesus said and did to show us that all people are
loved by his Father.
● We listen as the priest explains the Scripture readings and applies
them to our daily lives.
● We declare our faith in the teachings of Jesus and in his Church by
praying the creed with the community.
● We make an offering, a personal monetary gift that will be used to
support the Church in doing the work that Jesus did.
● We pray for the needs of the world, of the church, and of the people
in our own parish family.
Novena to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
O Most Blessed Mother,
heart of love,
heart of mercy,
hear our prayer.
As your children, we implore
your intercession with Jesus your Son.
Receive with understanding and compassion the petitions we place before you today,
especially ...(special intention).
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1. Alphonsus Liguori,
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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