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MASS TIMES

 Our Lady of the Meadows Parish (map)

23 Starling Dr, Pueblo, CO 81005
719-561-3580

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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Rev. Monsignor James King, Pastor


 

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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.
Click here to download Registration form

 



UPCOMING EVENTS AT OLM
(see Bulletin for further info)

 

CITY WIDE PENANCE SERVICES

 

● Wednesday, December 13 -- noon

Sacred Heart Cathedral

● Thursday, December 14 -- 6:30 p.m.

St. Pius X

● Saturday, December 16 -- 8:45 a.m.

St. Mary

● Sunday, December 17 -- 5:00 p.m.

St. Michael Canon City

● Monday, December 18 -- 6:30 p.m.

St. Francis Xavier

● Tuesday, December 19 -- 6:30 p.m.

Christ the King

● Tuesday, December 19 -- 7:00 p.m.,

Our Lady of the Meadows

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S MASS SCHEDULE

DECORATE THE CHURCH FOR CHRISTMAS

Friday, December 22 -- all day

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22

Parish Offices Closed

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT *SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24

Masses: Saturday, 5:00 p.m., Sunday 7:30 and 11:00 a.m. --

Our Lady of the Meadows

9:15 a.m. -- Holy Rosary

*Please note the following information about the Masses for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and the Feast, January 1, Mary the Mother of God: On Sunday, December 24, 2017 the Mass is of the Fourth Sunday of Advent until 4:00 p.m. After 4:00 p.m., the Advent Sunday is outranked by the Vigil Mass for the SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD (CHRISTMAS). To meet the Fourth Sunday of Advent and the Christmas Holy Days of Obligation a person would need to attend a Mass on either a Saturday or Sunday, December 24th before 4:00 p.m. They would also need to attend Mass on either December 24th after 4:00 p.m. or a Mass on Christmas Day.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24 -- Christmas Eve Masses:

5:00 p.m. (Christmas Pageant) & 9:00 p.m. -- Our Lady of the Meadows

7:00 p.m. -- Holy Rosary

MONDAY, DECEMBER 25 -- Christmas Day Masses:

10:00 a.m. Our Lady of the Meadows

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26 & FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29

Parish Offices Closed

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31 -- New Year’s Eve Mass:

Masses: Saturday, 5:00 p.m., Sunday, 7:30 and 11:00 a.m. --

Our Lady of the Meadows

9:15 a.m. -- Holy Rosary

MONDAY, JANUARY 1 -- New Year’s Day -- Mary Mother of God

7:00 a.m. Our Lady of the Meadows

*Not a Holy Day of Obligation this year, but Mass will be celebrated for the Holy Day.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 2

Parish Offices Closed

Mark your calendar for upcoming events

Souper Bowl of Caring ~ Sunday, February 4

Middle School (6-8 grade) Faith Fest ~ Saturday, February 10

High School (9-12 grade) Faith Fest ~ Sunday, February 11

Catholic Parent Revival ~ Sunday, February 11

Watch the bulletin. More details to come.

 



Bible Study

 

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—

 

Advent Awakenings -- “Take the Time” based on the Gospel According to St. Mark will be presented the Thursdays in Advent: November 30, December 7, December 14 and December 21 at noon and 7:00 p.m.

Take the Time” encourages participants to prepare for Jesus’ coming by setting aside everyday busyness and becoming more deeply aware of God’s call.

These faith-sharing sessions aim to focus reflection and prayer on the original dynamics of this season--the anticipation of the coming of the Savior in his human nativity, in his real presence in our everyday lives and in his glorious appearance at the end of time.

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

 


Learn - Deepen - Defend - Instruct

Gifts

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

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

Confession - Fr. Larry Richards

Based upon his proven and powerful parish mission presentation, Fr. Larry Richards’ talk on Confession has become the #1 talk in North America dealing with one of the Catholic Faith’s most misunderstood Sacraments. He is riveting, honest, very human, often touchingly gentle, and yes, even humorous, and provides listeners with hope for a closer, healing relationship with Jesus Christ.

Click here to see more thumbnails of the Kiosk


 

Parish Calendar Of Events

Click here for Month-at-a-Glance Events

 

This Week's Bulletin

King's Korner

 

 


 

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

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



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, 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.

 



CATHOLIC YOUTH MINISTRY

Phone number -- 561-3580

Linda Davis -- lindadavis81004@yahoo.com

Chris Armstrong -- Chris@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)

 

NCYC

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 retreat at the

end of this month. We thank everyone who turned in the paperwork

on time. If didn’t turn in your paperwork we still love ya, but

PLEASE get it done. Our registration deadline for the retreat

center is Monday, December 4.

 

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
 

 

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

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL FAITH FEST (6th-8th Grades): COME AND FISH WITH ME
             
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Where: St. Joseph Parish, 1145 Aspen Rd. Pueblo
When: February 10, 2018
Registration: 6:30 p.m. & event at 7-9:30 p.m.
Cost: $10 per Teen!
Includes T-Shirt, snacks & food
Payment should be made out to your parish.
Return Registration Form and Payment should be turned in to your Parish no later than January 21st.
Download Registration/Waiver Form here.
Questions?  Contact John Chavez at the Catholic Pastoral Center
719-544-9861 ext. 1144 or email at jchavez@dioceseofpueblo.org
Download Save the Date Flyer
HIGH SCHOOL FAITH FEST (9-12th Grade): COME AND FISH WITH ME
Where: St. Joseph Parish, 1145 Aspen Rd. Pueblo
When: February 11, 2018
Registration: 12:45 p.m. & event at 1:15 p.m.
Mass with Bishop Berg at 4 p.m.
Cost: $20 per Teen!
Includes T-Shirt, snacks & food!
Payment should be made out to your parish. Return Registration Form and payment to your Parish no later than January 21st.
Download Registration/Waiver Form here.
Questions?  Contact John Chavez at the Catholic Pastoral Center
719-544-9861 ext. 1144 or email at  jchavez@dioceseofpueblo.org 
Download Save the Date Flyer
The Catholic Parent Revival

Attention Parents, Grandparents & Guardians: While your youth are attending the Catholic Youth Fest- Come and Join Together for a Catholic Parent Revival!
  • Sunday February 11, 2018
  • 1:15- 4pm. Mass with Bishop Berg at 4pm.
  • St. Joseph Parish Church in Blende.
  • Register online at www.dioceseofpueblo.org or at the door for this FREEevent sponsored by Pastoral Ministries Office - Diocese of Pueblo.
The Catholic Parent Revival is crisscrossing the country to support, motivate, and revive the faith of parents, grandparents and guardians through inspiring messages and stories, deep and powerful prayer, and stirring music and song from presenters and performers Noelle Garcia, David McHugh and Michael Theisen.
Join many other parenting adults from our Diocese for an afternoon of CPR and inhale a breath of new life into your vocation as a parent.

Click here for the registration form and mail to: CPR: John Chavez, 101 N. Greenwood St. Pueblo, CO  81003. There is no fee to attend

Questions?  Contact John Chavez at either 719-544-9861 ext. 1144 or email at jchavez@dioceseofpueblo.org

 

 

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.

 


 

2017 campaign under way.
Thank you for your support last year in meeting our goal.
Click image above for more info and to pledge online.
 



Marriage Resources


MARRIAGE MOMENTS

Are you ready? It's a common question as Christmas approaches,

but these are sobering times with natural disasters

multiplying and the threat of nuclear war present. Being

ready depends on how you live today. Make today a day

worthy of your life. Talk this over with your beloved.

PARENTING POINTERS

What does it mean to conceive a child? Whether you are the

mother or father, it means your life is forever changed. It is

the start of enduring love and sacrifice for another being put

in your care. Pause today and ponder your creative role.

 

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
me!

Call Glen & Toni Gallegos 719-591-9045 for more info

Click here for schedule of future encounters in Colorado

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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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?

RETROUVAILLE
... A LIFELINE FOR MARRIAGES

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

or

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:

 

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.

 

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News from around the Catholic World

 

The Holy See

 
Pope Francis
 
Visit the Vatican
 
Vatican News Service

Pope Francis' Daily Spiritual Reflections
 

Our Holy Father's Prayer Intentions for December:

 

The Elderly: That the elderly, sustained by families and Christian communities, may apply their wisdom and experience to spreading the faith and forming the new generations.

 

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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

Bishop’s Office

Officials

October 25, 2017

This is to inform you that Monsignor James E. King has announced his retirement from the positions of Vicar General, Chief Financial Officer, and other positions related thereof for the Diocese.  The official date of his retirement is November 1, 2017.  Msgr. King will continue to serve as Pastor of Our Lady of the Meadows and Holy Rosary Parish in Pueblo. 

Since his ordination by Bishop Charles Buswell in 1971, Msgr. King has served graciously in the Diocese in Montrose, Grand Junction, Gunnison, Alamosa, Florence, Canon City and Pueblo.  As he has served in various crucial advisory capacities over the years, his contributions to the temporal and spiritual stability of the church in southern Colorado are significant. 

Bishop Berg wishes especially to express his personal appreciation for these past three years of their work together in the chancery.  “Monsignor King has set a high example of priesthood for the diocese, of care and sacrifice for God’s people, a true measure of devotion to Jesus Christ. Monsignor Jim, on behalf of the diocese, and humbly as your bishop, I express gratitude for your selfless service. I plan to continue to call on you for certain projects which will need your insight and guidance into the future.” 

 

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

 

 

 

 

2017 campaign is underway.
Thank you for your support in meeting our 2016 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

 


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!
 

 

 

Second Sunday in Lent

December 10, 2017

But according to his promise
we await new heavens and a new earth
in which righteousness dwells.

Therefore, beloved, since you await these things,
be eager to be found without spot or blemish before him, at peace.

2 Pt 3:8-14

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

 


 

VINCENTIAN MISSION PRAYER

BY SAINT JOHN GABRIEL PERBOYRE, CM.

Divine Savior, transform me into Yourself.

May my hands be Your hands.

May my tongue be Your tongue.

Grant that every faculty of my body

may serve only to glorify You.

Above all, transform my soul

and all its powers,

that my memory, my will and

my affections, may be the memory,

the will and the affections of You.

I pray You to destroy in me,

all that is not of You.

Grant that I may live but in You,

and by You, and for You,

and that I may truly say with St. Paul,

"I live now, not I, but Christ lives in me."


Prayers for the Deceased:

Please remember in your prayers: Lucille Marcovecchio; Adeline Valdez; Daphne M. Simony; Gary Patrick Grinstead; Dorvin Cornelison; Juan Esteban Rivera; Florence DeLellis Schwab; Eddy Huerta; Donald Coleman; Roxann Sierra Mae Cowen; Alice Kathryn (Atencio) Solano; Neil C. Latka, Sr. and all the deceased members of our parish, family, and friends



POINTS TO PONDER

 

 

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

 



PEACE & JUSTICE
 

Remember to pray for peace every day at noon.

“He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.”

Benjamin Franklin, American founding father

 


 

December is the Month of the Immaculate Conception

O God, who by the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin didst make ready a fitting habitation for Thy Son, we beseech Thee that Thou who didst keep her clean from all stain by the precious death of the same Son, foreseen by Thee, may grant unto us in like manner to be made clean through her intercession and so attain unto Thee. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen

Information taken fromwww.catholicculture.org

 


 

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

3. First Sunday of Advent, Sunday
6. Nicholas, Opt. Mem.
7. Ambrose, Memorial
8. Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Patronal Feastday of the United States of America , Solemnity
9. Juan Diego (USA), Opt. Mem.
10. Second Sunday of Advent, Sunday
11. Damasus I, Opt. Mem.
12. Our Lady of Guadalupe (USA), Feast
13. Lucy, Memorial
14. John of the Cross, Memorial
17. Third Sunday of Advent, Sunday
21. Peter Canisius, Opt. Mem.
23. John of Kanty, Opt. Mem.
24. Fourth Sunday of Advent, Sunday
25. Christmas, Solemnity
26. Stephen, Feast
27. John, Feast
28. Holy Innocents, Feast
29. Thomas Becket, Opt. Mem.
31. Holy Family, Feast

 


Information taken fromwww.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 Creighton University
Sunday Reflections from Scott Hahn

 

 


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!

 




September
 27 through November 5 Campaign completed 

at least, 693 lives saved.

Last campaign: Mar 1 – Apr 9, 2017;
more than 485 Lives saved.

40daysforlife.com

13846 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.

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
 


Rachael's Vineyard
Healing

Pregnant? Need Help? Click here 

Priests for Life

Post Abortive Care


Silent No More
Awareness

 

Click here for other Culture of Life Resources

 


 

ONLINE EDUCATION

To get a list of course offerings during any cycle check Dayton's website at vlc.udayton.edu. Go to course schedule and then click on next Cycle. If you plan on taking any courses during this Cycle, it would be good to register now becuase sometimes classes get filled and they close the sessions.

Deacon Steve Escalera will be taking over the Dayton program in 2017. Any questions can be referred to him at
sescalera@dioceseofpueblo.org.

 

 

 

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 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.
Amen.

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.
Amen.

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.
Amen.

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.
Amen.

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.
Amen.

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.
Amen.

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.
Amen.

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.

Amen.

 

 

" 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