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.
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Rt. Rev. Monsignor James King, Pastor


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MASS TIMES

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Confession 4 PM Saturday
Mass: Saturday 5 PM
Sunday
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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Sunday, 9:15 AM

Our Parish

 

Easter Season

Easter Sunday, April 5

Mass, 7:30  & 11:00 AM, OLM
Mass, 9:15, Holy Rosary

Divine Mercy Sunday, April 12

Third Sunday of Easter, April 19
The road to Emmaus

Fourth Sunday of Easter, April 26
The Good Shepherd

Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 3
 "I AM the vine"

Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 10
"This I command you: love one another.”

Ascension, May 17

Pentecost, May 24

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, May 31

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi), June 7


This Week's Bulletin

King's Korner

Announcements

 

2015 campaign under way.
Thank you for your support last year in meeting our goal.
Click image above for more info and to pledge online.

 

ADULT CONFIRMATION

begins Saturday, April 11, 10-00-10:45 a.m. in the library.

Adults over 21 who would like to receive the Sacrament of

Confirmation to complete their Sacraments of Initiation

are invited to prepare for the Sacrament. Call Chris at

561-3580 for information and register.

 

Bible Study

Thursdays at noon and 7 p.m.

 

Prayers for the Deceased:

Please remember in your prayers: Sara Cascio Thomas; Clarence Brandt; Paul Melbern Bacon; Adam Matthew Bachicha; Betty Jo Masterson; Richard J. Herman; Mary E. Birmingham; Jolene (Bonnie) Scrivner; Helen Evelyn Papish; Barbara (Bobbi) Dazzio; Elias (Lee) Vigil; Mario Bassi; Hazel Ann Imes; Constance Elaine (Kallis) Genova; Virginia L. (Prutch) Gist; Lana G. Finlayson Pierce; Katherine Ann Strilich Galich; and all the deceased members of our parish, family, and friends

Hospitalized?

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

 

Marriage Moments

The way to know Jesus "is to keep his commandments." (1 John 2:3) Examine your conscience about which of the commandments (10 Mosaic or the 2 Great Commandments) is the most difficult for you. Can you entrust this discernment to your spouse? How can you support each other with your challenge?

Parenting Pointers

Wednesday, April 22, is Earth Day. In preparation, why don't you and your children clean up some of God's creation. Pick a park, a street, a place of nature to clear of litter. For inspiration check out: Daniel 3:57-81



CATHOLIC YOUTH MINISTRY

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)

 

Teen Leaders needed for Vacation Bible School

Teens, mark your calendars for the week of Monday, June 22- Friday June 26, 12:30-3:00 p.m. for the Vacation Bible School. This year the theme is Everest –Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power!

NCYC- National Catholic Youth Conference 2015

Teens and college aged young adults are invited to think about attending the Conference in November. Never heard of NCYC? -- go to YouTube for many videos or National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) Facebook page. Call us for information as we are in the planning stages for the conference

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.

We will continue lunches, except on testing/conference days, until the first week in May.

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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2015 campaign under way.
Thank you for your support last year in meeting our goal.
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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



RCIA-RCIC

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
 
Visit the Vatican
Vatican News Service
Pope Francis' Daily Spiritual Reflections
 

Our Holy Father's Prayer Intentions for April:

Universal: That people may learn to respect creation and care for it as a gift of God.

Evangelization: That persecuted Christians may feel the consoling presence of the Risen Lord and the solidarity of all the Church.

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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

 

Divine Mercy -- Jesus, I trust in You

 

 

Pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy

The Sunday after Easter is

Divine Mercy Sunday!

How should we prepare for this great Feast of Mercy?
click here to read more....


 

Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy.
Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy.
Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love but what is holy.
Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy.
Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy.
Amen. (St. Augustine)

 



PEACE & JUSTICE

Remember to pray for peace every day at noon.
 

We have entered the Third Millennium through the gate of fire. If today, after September 11, we see better and we see farther, we will realize that humanity is indivisible.

Kofi A. Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations, from Ghana


 

April is the Month of the Holy Spirit


Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Veni, Creator Spiritus (Come Holy Spirit, Creator Blest)

Come, Holy Spirit, Creator blest, and in our souls take up Thy rest; come with Thy grace and heavenly aid to fill the hearts which Thou hast made.

O comforter, to Thee we cry, O heavenly gift of God Most High, O fount of life and fire of love, and sweet anointing from above.

Thou in Thy sevenfold gifts are known; Thou, finger of God's hand we own; Thou, promise of the Father, Thou Who dost the tongue with power imbue.

Kindle our sense from above, and make our hearts o'erflow with love; with patience firm and virtue high the weakness of our flesh supply.

Far from us drive the foe we dread, and grant us Thy peace instead; so shall we not, with Thee for guide, turn from the path of life aside.

Oh, may Thy grace on us bestow the Father and the Son to know; and Thee, through endless times confessed, of both the eternal Spirit blest.

Now to the Father and the Son, Who rose from death, be glory given, with Thou, O Holy Comforter, henceforth by all in earth and heaven. Amen.

 


Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Wisdom
Understanding
Counsel
Fortitude
Knowledge
Piety
Fear of the Lord


Fruits of the Holy Spirit

Charity
Joy
Peace
Patience
Kindness
Goodness
Generosity
Gentleness
Faithulness
Modesty
Self-Control
Chastity

 

Information taken from www.catholicculture.org

 


 

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

2. Holy Thursday, Triduum
3. Good Friday, Triduum
4. Holy Saturday, Triduum
5. Easter Sunday, Solemnity 
This Gospel recounts Mary Magdalen and the apostles visit to the empty tomb of Christ on Easter.
6. Easter Monday, Solemnity
7. Easter Tuesday, Solemnity
8. Easter Wednesday, Solemnity
9. Easter Thursday, Solemnity
10. Easter Friday, Solemnity
11. Easter Saturday, Solemnity
12. Divine Mercy Sunday, Solemnity
The Gospel relates the story of doubting Thomas.
19. Third Sunday of Easter, Sunday
The Gospel relates the story of the disciples encountering Jesus on the road to Emmaus.
21. Anselm, Opt. Mem.
23. George; Adalbert, Opt. Mem.
24. St. Fidelis, Opt. Mem.
25. St. Mark, Feast
26. Fourth Sunday of Easter, Sunday
The Gospel is about Jesus as the Good Shepherd.
28. Peter Chanel (NZ, Feast); Louis Mary de Montfort; Gianna Molla, mother (Italy), Opt. Mem.
29. Catherine of Siena, Memorial
30. Pius V; Bl. Marie de l'Incarnacion (Can), Memorial

Information taken from www.catholicculture.org

The Liturgy of the Word


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Universalis

LITURGY OF THE HOURS


The Word of God

New American Bible

USCCB
Readings for Mass

 

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Daily Gospel Reflections:
From Daily Prayer Online
From Creighton University
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.

 



 
Next Campaign
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Last campaign: Feb 18 to Mar 29 2015
632 Lives saved.

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Other Culture of Life Resources

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!
 

www.abortionforgiveness.com
 

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Priests for Life

Post Abortive Care

Matthew 25

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

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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


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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