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Rev. Monsignor James King, Pastor
Praising God and serving His flock for 38 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
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Message from Bishop Stephen Berg
Christmas Greetings to You, the Faithful of Southern Colorado!
The time is near. As we prepare for this Christmas season let us remember the world into which the child Jesus was born. The faithful of Israel had waited millennia for the prophecy of a Savior to be fulfilled. Times were dark in Palestine then, and the miracle of the birth of a child from a virgin was accomplished quietly and in obscurity to a world which was looking elsewhere for its salvation.
Thus was born the joy of the baby Jesus in quiet and obscure majesty. The joy spread, through the prayerful and humble attendance of Mary, through the teaching, works, suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus, into the world which did not know him then and which mainly cannot comprehend him today. This is the joy of our salvation, the joy of our lives, the joy of our future.
This is the joy into which we are called.
It is my prayer that you and your family experience the joy of new birth in your lives this Christmas, the joy of encounter with Jesus. I ask too for your prayers for our diocese. As we reflect on the activities of this past year and plans for the future, may we pray to be guided through the illuminating attendance and prayerful intercession of our mother Mary, to serve her Son by encountering him in all things. May we grow to burn with desire to seek him out and serve him in the poor, the sick, the suffering, and the lost. May we become his gospel of light, renewal, and joy to all we encounter. May we be blessed in all ways this Christmas and through the year ahead.
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,
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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)
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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.
“If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and
essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of
thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day.”
Alex Noble, Philanthropist, Dynamite inventor, established Nobel Prize
Prayer to the Holy Name of Jesus
O good Jesu, according to Thy great mercy, have mercy on me.
O most merciful Jesu, by that Precious Blood which Thou didst will to shed for sinners,
I beseech Thee to wash away all my iniquities and to look graciously upon me,
a poor and unworthy sinner, as I call upon Thy holy Name.
Therefore, O Jesus, do Thou save me for Thy holy Name's sake.
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VocationsPrayer of the Month:
"Saint Agnes of Rome, patroness of young girls, chastity, and virgins, was martyred on January 21, 304, for refusing to deny God. She was born into wealth, and was highly sought after by wealthy and powerful suitors. She remained committed only to Jesus. May all young women turn to Saint Agnes and mirror her commitment to the Lord in their vocations."
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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
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