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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

 


Divine Mercy Sunday
4/23 7:30 and 11 AM

 

Holy Rosary Parish (map)
Sunday, 9:15 AM

 

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Rev. Monsignor James King, Pastor


 

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Praising God and serving His flock for 37 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.
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UPCOMING EVENTS AT OLM
(see Bulletin for further info)

 

Friday, April 28; Appreciation Dinner

 

Sunday, May 7; First Communion

 

Sunday, May 21; Knights of Columbus Breakfast

 

Monday-Thursday, June 19-22; Vacation Bible School

 



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 every Sunday, 10:00-10:45 a.m. in the Parish Center.
For information or to register, call Chris at 561-3580.

 


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

 


 

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 Because of privacy laws, hospitals do not publish lists of those who have been admitted to the hospital.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, Blase or Mike?

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.

 



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)

 

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.

First Communion

Please pray for our children
 Contact Chris for more information at 561-3580
 

Sacrament of Confirmation

We will celebrate the sacrament of Confirmation Thursday, May 4, at St.

Paul the Apostle in Pueblo West at 6:30 p.m. We will have a rehearsal,

Sunday, April 30 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Paul the Apostle, (Pueblo West) for

candidates and sponsors. Information sheets were mailed to teens in March.

Please complete the info and return it as soon as possible. Emailing fine.

Call us if you have any questions.

 

Newman Club
for East, Central, Centennial and South High Schools

Catholic Newman Clubs continue Tuesdays at Central and Centennial and Wednesdays at South. Just one more way to be with teens in their own space! We have applied for a grant to expand the clubs to East and County high schools. Prayers would be greatly appreciated that we are granted the monies to fund the Newman Clubs.

Great news! Check Facebook: Newman Club Pueblo Colorado for daily updates. East High School had their first Newman Club. Follow us on Newman Club Pueblo.

Checkout Facebook: Pueblo Newman Club


Middle & High School

Middle and High School Youth Ministry News

Youth Ministry meets every Sunday 7-8:30 PM
(No meetings Holy Week, April 9 and 16)

Click here for an explanation of our Youth Ministry Process

 

 

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

 

Southwest Catholic Youth Conference: Save the Date
The 6th Annual Southwest Catholic Youth Conference will be held on October 28, 2017 at McGee Park Convention Center (41 Rd 5568), Farmington, NM. Keynote speaker / musician Steve Angrisano will be our featured guest, along with actor David Henrie and his new bride Maria Cahill - Henrie (pending), Bishop Wall and Bishop Berg, and priests from throughout the Diocese of Pueblo, CO and Gallup, NM. Tickets ($25) are available through event sponsor, LifeGuard, at 970-.385-8451.

 

 

National Catholic Youth Conference: Save the Date
 


 

Its time to think about NCYC! The conference is for high school youth (8th Graders that means you in the fall of 2017) and adults who want to be with 25,000 other young people! It is an awesome event that you will remember the rest of your life. More information will be coming about how to get on board. Save the date November 15-19, yes that is during school but the schools always work with us. Follow us on NCYC Holy Family and Our Lady of the Meadows Facebook. Bishop Caggiano has an awesome YouTube video.

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

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

which we celebrate on

Easter was a pretty hard story for the women and apostles

to believe. Today, we believe on the testimony of others

and thousands of years of retelling the story. Unconditional

love is so hard to believe. Believe yEaster. The resurrection of Jesus our spouse's love anyway.


PARENTING POINTERS

April 22 is Earth Day. (http://www.earthday.org/

earthday/) This year's focus is Climate Literacy. (http:/

/www.earthday.org/campaigns/education/climate-education-

week/) for ideas on how to teach your child some

basics about the environment. Want something less

academic? Take a hike or clean up a nearby park.

 

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, June 2-4, and October 13-15. 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.

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) 650-2463 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 Workshop:   Denver   11/03/2017


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.

 

 

The Universal Church



News from around the Catholic World

 

The Holy See

 
Pope Francis
 
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Vatican News Service

Pope Francis' Daily Spiritual Reflections
 

Our Holy Father's Prayer Intentions for April:


Young People: That young people may respond generously to their vocations and seriously consider offering themselves to God in the priesthood or consecrated life.

 

Pope's tweets Twitter


 

 




Diocese of Pueblo




The Most Reverend Stephen J. Berg
Bishop of Pueblo

Diocesan Calendar can be found here: www.dioceseofpueblo.org/calendar

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



VOCATIONS

 

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?"

Discernment Retreats


Weekend of Exploration

June 8 -10

Contact:

Sister Dian Hall at 770-546-6461  dianhall5@yahoo.com

Sister Lorren Harbin at 970-260-2287  LHarbincsj@gmail.com

Sister Pat Eichner at 785-243-4428  eichnerpat@csjkansas.org


Exploring Priesthood Weekend

Mundelein Seminary, Chicago, Illinois

April, October, January 2017

Fr. Francis Bitterman at 312-534-8298  fbitterman@archchicago.org

 

One Bread One Cup

Youth Conference

Conception Seminary College, Conception, Missouri

July 17-21

812-357-6879 

 

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

 

 

 

 


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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!

 

Pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy

The Sunday after Easter is Divine Mercy Sunday!

How should we prepare for this great Feast of Mercy?

Jesus told St. Faustina that this Feast of Mercy would be a very special day when "all the divine floodgates through which graces flow are opened". (Diary 699) Our Lord made a great promise to all those souls who would go to Confession and then receive Him in Holy Communion on the Feast of Mercy, on the Sunday after Easter, which is now called Divine Mercy Sunday throughout the Catholic Church.

Jesus promised that "The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain the complete forgiveness of sins and punishment."(Diary 699) He went on to say "I want to grant a complete pardon to the souls that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion on the Feast of My Mercy." (Diary 1109)

We want to encourage everyone to take advantage of this incredible promise and the additional Plenary Indulgence on this great Feast of Mercy "Divine Mercy Sunday". We want you to benefit fully from these promises, and we also want you to notify all of your family and friends about them too and urge them to return to the practice of their faith!

The Image of The Divine Mercy, which Our Lord requested to be solemnly blessed and venerated on this day, will be on display in our church. Pope John Paul II said that the image portrays the Risen Jesus Christ bringing Mercy to the whole world. Our Lord said "I want the image to be solemnly blessed on the first Sunday after Easter, and I want it to be venerated publicly so that every soul may know about it. I promise that the soul that will venerate this image will not perish". (Diary 341, 48) Please take the time to visit with this Image of The Divine Mercy and venerate Jesus.

Jesus said to St. Faustina "I am offering people a vessel with which they are to keep coming for graces to the fountain of mercy. That vessel is this image with the signature: Jesus, I trust in You". (Diary 327) "The two rays denote Blood and Water. The pale ray stands for the Water which makes souls righteous. The red ray stands for the Blood which is the life of souls. These two rays issued forth from the very depths of My tender mercy when My agonized Heart was opened by a lance on the cross. …Happy is the one who will dwell in their shelter, for the just hand of God shall not lay hold of him." (Diary 299)

About the feastday "Divine Mercy Sunday", Jesus said "…tell the whole world about My inconceivable mercy. I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon the souls who approach the Fount of My Mercy. On that day all the divine floodgates through which graces flow are opened. Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet.... Mankind will not have peace until it turns to the Fount of My Mercy". (Diary 699)

Our Lord said "When you go to confession, to this fountain of My mercy, the Blood and Water which came forth from My Heart always flows down upon your soul…" and "Every time you go to confession, immerse yourself entirely in My mercy with great trust, so that I may pour the bounty of My grace upon your soul. When you approach the confessional, know this, that I Myself am waiting there for you. I am only hidden by the priest, but I Myself act in your soul. Here the misery of the soul meets the God of mercy" (1602) Make your confession before Me. The person of the priest is… only a screen. Never analyze what sort of a priest that I am making use of; open your soul in confession to Me, and I will fill it with My light." (1725)

It is required of all Catholics to confess their serious sins at least once every year. If you haven’t yet met this obligation then take advantage of this outstanding opportunity to receive an outpouring of an ocean of graces that Jesus promises on this day. Those who have already confessed their sins should make room for others.

The Church allows for one to go to Confession for up to about 20 days, before or after Divine Mercy Sunday.

Excerpts taken from the Diary of St. Faustina, copyright 1987 Marians of the Immaculate Conception, Stockbridge MA., USA

Bulletin insert taken from the www.DivineMercySunday.com website and may be copied and re-produced without permission.

 


Dear Brothers and Sisters, 

 We are blessed, we are preparing, we are walking together with Jesus in this Holy Week. In our liturgical narrative, Jesus has now entered Jerusalem. Thousands have followed him. On Passion Sunday we sensed how the crowds gathered to cheer noisily the arrival of a new Messiah, and how quickly that changed. Scandal is in the air, the pharisees and officials are offended. A conspiracy to arrest Jesus secretly emerges. The disciples flee in confusion, for this is not what they were expecting.  

However, Jesus is moving forward. The Messiah bridegroom has come for his bride. Jesus has come for us. 

On Holy Thursday we celebrate the complete gift of communion, Christ’s gift of himself to his bride, the Church. In the readings of Passover, the Lamb that was slain becomes Jesus. The bread for the journey becomes his Body. Jesus washes the feet of the disciples, even his betrayers, Judas and Peter. 

We next enter with Jesus into Good Friday. Jesus, in sorrow, accepts the cup and prays, “Father, your will be done.”  He is arrested, tortured and utterly humiliated.  The Son of Man is slain.   We gaze on the Lord as he hangs on the cross, given up by the world.  Darkness covers the earth.  God has given up his Son, in forgiveness for our sins. 

On Holy Saturday the church is empty.  The body lies in the tomb.  However, the spirit of Jesus has descended into the womb of the earth, into the beginnings of time and existence.  He is calling and gathering lost souls and reconciling all that has gone before.  For us, this moment of his apparent absence, keenly felt, is our moment for waiting and reflection.  Our Lenten journey to Jerusalem with Jesus is ended. We have now seen his love and experienced his loss.  Now we must wonder…what is to come?  How will we know Jesus anew?   

My prayers are with you, brothers and sisters, that each of us is willing and prepared to accompany Jesus with heart, mind and soul, through his passion in the Holy Week which we now share with Our Lord. We will all come to know more fully the joy of his Resurrection.  Something completely different and utterly dramatic lies ahead for us this Easter Sunday.   The misery of our sinfulness, our separation from God, from one another and ourselves, is to be transformed in the mystery of God’s mercy.  Something beautiful is about to happen which we could never bring about on our own.   

Let us be with him through the Pascal Mystery.  The road to grace is open! 

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: John Jaramillo; John Gradishar; Joseph Gagliano; Quenten W. Valentine; Juanita Irene Roldan; Joe P. Aragon; Joe A. Alarid; Elsie Ruth Benko; Richard Reyes; Carmella E. Dionisio; Robert Solano; Richard Allen Farrell; Lorenza Zamarripa; Kurt Kottenstette; Salvador Gallegos; John M. Perkins; Dora Munoz; Ralph Mitchell; Leonard (Chug) Butler; Marjorie E. Bergles: Joseph Culig; Marilyn Rita Neari; Fritzie Theresa Wobst; Richard Rusovick; Nathaniel Groomer; Jean Guagliardo; 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."

 


RESPECT LIFE

 

I am Pro-Life because I am Pro-You.  Go You!

 

Silence is a common response to uncomfortable or tragic situations.  We don't want to upset a person, so we don't bring up taboo subjects.  We are afraid of reminding a loved one of a sad experience, so we don't talk about a tragedy.  This avoidance doesn't help.  Most people who have lost a loved one want to talk about that missed person.  And we may be sending the wrong message to the person we are trying not to hurt    
 
Consider this situation - A relative or close friend has experienced an abortion.  You assume that it was a difficult situation that drove her to a terrible decision.  By not talking about it, you may be trying to save her feelings, but the message she may be getting is that what she has done is so terrible that it can't even be talked about.  Her pain and shame may grow in the silence.   
 
Ask her how she is feeling.  Offer her your friendship and support.  Let her know that you care.  Guide her to Project Rachel www.hopeafterabortion.com or 888-456-HOPE (4673).   

 

 



PEACE & JUSTICE
 

Remember to pray for peace every day at noon.

“We do not need guns and bombs to bring peace, we need love and compassion..”

Mother Teresa, (1910-1997)



April is the Month of The Holy Spirit

Prayer to the Holy Spirit


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)


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 fromwww.catholicculture.org

 


 

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

2. Fifth Sunday of Lent,Sunday
4. St. Isidore,Opt. Mem.
5. Vincent Ferrer,Opt. Mem.
7. John Baptist de la Salle,Opt. Mem.
9. Palm Sunday,Sunday
13. Holy Thursday,Triduum
14. Good Friday,Triduum
15. Holy Saturday,Triduum
16. Easter Sunday,Solemnity
17. Easter Monday,Solemnity
18. Easter Tuesday,Solemnity
19. Easter Wednesday,Solemnity
20. Easter Thursday,Solemnity
21. Easter Friday,Solemnity
22. Easter Saturday,Solemnity
23. Divine Mercy Sunday,Solemnity
24. St. Fidelis,Opt. Mem.
25. St. Mark,Feast
28. Peter Chanel (NZ, Feast); Louis Mary de Montfort; Gianna Molla, mother (Italy),Opt. Mem.
29. Catherine of Siena,Memorial
30. Third Sunday of Easter,Sunday


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 Daily Prayer Online
From Creighton University
From Don Schwager

 


The Culture of Life

 



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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!
 

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ONLINE EDUCATION

Registration is open for anyone choosing to take a Dayton class during Cycle 1 in 2017. Classes begin Jan. 15 and end Feb. 18. To get a list of course offerings during this cycle check Dayton's website at vlc.udayton.edu. Go to course schedule and then click on Cycle 1. If you plan on taking any courses during this Cycle, it would be good to register now. Registration with Dayton does not end Until Jan. 11thbut sometimes classes get filled and they close the sessions.

I will be ending my ministry with the Diocese of Pueblo at the end of December. Deacon Steve Escalera will be taking over the Dayton program. Any questions can be referred to him at
sescalera@dioceseofpueblo.org.

 

 

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