We strive to love God and love our neighbor as ourselves by gratefully sharing our many gifts from God


 Our Lady of the Meadows Parish (map)

23 Starling Dr, Pueblo, CO 81005

Confession 4 PM Saturday
Mass: Saturday 5 PM
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


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

Catholic Church

Rt. Rev. Monsignor James King, Pastor


with us


Praising God and serving His flock for 36 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

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.

Attention All Youngsters!

During the month of October, “Growing Up Catholic” will be concentrating on our models of saintly lives and learning about our patron saints. On Sunday, November 1 at the 11:00 a.m. Mass all children in the parish are invited to dress as their patron saint (or other favorite saint) as we celebrate All Saints Day. All children are invited to participate. Basic costumes will be available at “Growing Up Catholic”.

This Week's Bulletin

King's Korner



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

Thursdays at noon and 7 p.m.

Bible Study sheets will be available each week
on the kiosk by the west doors.


Prayers for the Deceased:

Please remember in your prayers: Dr. Joseph L. Sajbel; Irene Montanari; William J. Boyce; Orin Russell Bell; Fred Zabelin; Robert Warren Whittemore; Dorothy Quirico; Silvio T. (Ted) Trani; William M. Carara; Jerry C. Ligon; Thomas Richard Broome; Mary T. Milinazzo Vicic; and all the deceased members of our parish, family, and friends


If you or a loved one are hospitalized and would like Father Jim to visit you, please call the parish office or ask the hospital chaplain to contact the parish. Because of privacy laws, hospitals do not publish lists of those who have been admitted to the hospital.

Monthly Food Drive

Remember to bring food donations the first weekend each month to all the

Masses. Staples, canned hams, chicken, packaged meals and

children’s snacks are always good. Please be generous

Whom do you call for information at the parish?

Is it Chris or Fran, Father Jim, Lynn, Linda, Blase or Mike?

When does Formation begin?

What do we offer?

You have questions.

We have answers.

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


"It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a suitable partner for him." (Genesis 2:18) What does it mean to be a good life partner? Certainly it includes sharing life's tasks and supporting each other. Talk about what it would feel like to live alone. Name one thing you especially like about being married?


"Let the children come to me...Then [Jesus] embraced them and blessed them." (Mark 10:14,16) Sometimes we just want our children to go to sleep; but in our better moments, take the time to hug them. Bless them daily. It can be part of the hug or an bed time prayer.



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)


Attention All Youngsters!

During the month of October, “Growing Up Catholic” will be

concentrating on our models of saintly lives and learning

about our patron saints. On Sunday, November 1 at the

11:00 a.m. Mass all children in the parish are invited to

dress as their patron saint (or other favorite saint) as we

celebrate All Saints Day. All children are invited to participate.

Basic costumes will be available at “Growing Up Catholic”.

If you have any questions, call Chris at 561-3580.

Life to the Full

For Middle School 6th-8th Grade

Saturday, October 3 at St. Michael Parish, Canon City. A group of young, energetic trained “missionaries” -- National Evangelization Team (NET) will host the multi-parish Evangelization Middle School Retreat. Come for a day filled with skits, talks, small group sessions, lunch, faith filled events and fun.
Registration 10:00-10:30 a.m. Event 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mass at 4:30 p.m. (Optional). Cost is $20 per person.

For High School 9th-12th Grade

Sunday, October 4 at St. Aloysius Parish, Rye. A group of young, energetic trained “missionaries” -- National Evangelization Team (NET) will host the multi-parish Evangelization High School Retreat. Come for a day filled with skits, talks, small group sessions, lunch, faith filled events and fun.
Registration 9:00-9:30 a.m., Mass: 9:30-10:30 a.m., Event 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Cost is $20 per person.

For more information on either event or to register contact Linda or Lynn at 561-3580, ext. 20.


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.


Sacrament of Confirmation

The parent and youth orientation meeting was held Sunday, August 16. Contact Linda or Chris for more information at 561-3580

Southwest Catholic Youth Conference

Mark your calendars for a youth event close to home. The Southwest Catholic Youth Conference will be held at the Farmington Civic Center, Farmington, New Mexico Saturday, October 17. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. and the event is 10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. The speakers are Paul Kim and Maria Cahill, Chastity Speakers, David Henrie, Actor, the WAL Band and Danielle Rose will be the MC. Bishop Wall of Diocese of Gallup and Bishop Berg of the Pueblo Diocese will also be present. Cost is $25.00 for food and ticket. Call the youth office for more details if you are interested.


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

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 2015 Father John Power Memorial Basketball League is now taking place. 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.

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.


February 20 and 21, 2016
Speaker: Catholic Evangelist Mike Patin
Pueblo, Colorado
Events for both Junior and Senior High Students



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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Marriage Resources

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Retreats

Colorado Springs Retreat Weekends: October 9-11

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 ad runs until 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. All faith expressions are welcome!

Thinking about Separation or Divorce?


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


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 Worshop: Denver Nov 11, 2015

Natural Family Planning:




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.


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 October:

Universal: That human trafficking, the modern form of slavery, may be eradicated.

Evangelization: That with a missionary spirit the Christian communities of Asia may announce the Gospel to those who are still awaiting it.

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

Diocesan Newspaper 
Today's Catholic

Catholic Issues

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Our Prayer

Mark your Calendar for Upcoming Events

Health Fair

Saturday, October 17 & Sunday, October 18

Holiday Bazaar

Saturday, October 24 & Sunday, October 25

Trunk or Treat

Friday, October 30

Mass of Remembrance

Sunday, November 1

Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 4, 2015

Let the children come to me; do not prevent them,

for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

--Mark 10:14


Prayer of St. Louis de Montfort

O Jesus living in Mary, come and live in Your servants, in the spirit of Your holiness, in the fullness of Your might, in the perfection of Your ways, in the truth of Your virtues, in the communion of Your mysteries. Subdue every hostile power, the devil, the world and the flesh, in the strength of Your Spirit, for the glory of Your Father, Amen.





Remember to pray for peace every day at noon.


Deep Peace of the running wave to you,

Deep peace of the flowing air to you,

Deep peace of the quiet earth to you,

Deep peace of the shining stars to you,

Deep peace of the Son of Peace to you.


--Gaelic Blessing


October is the Month of
the Rosary

Joyful Mysteries

Nativity of Christ
Presentation of the Christ Child in the Temple
Finding of the Christ Child in the Temple

Sorrowful Mysteries

Agony in the Garden
Scourging at the Pillar
Crowning with Thorns
Carrying of the Cross

Glorious Mysteries

Descent of the Holy Spirit
Coronation of Mary

Luminous Mysteries

Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan
Manifestation of Jesus at the Wedding at Cana
Proclamation of the Kingdom of God
Transfiguration of Jesus
Institution of the Eucharist

Click Here for more on Praying the Rosary


Information taken from www.catholicculture.org



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

1. Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Memorial
2. Guardian Angels, Memorial
4. Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
Jesus said, "Therefore what God has joined together, no human being must separate."
5. Faustina Kowalska, virgin, Opt. Mem.
6. Bruno; Bl. Marie Rose Durocher (USA), Opt. Mem.
7. Our Lady of the Rosary, Memorial
11. Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
"It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of God."
14. Callistus I, Opt. Mem.
15. Teresa of Jesus, Memorial
16. Hedwig; Margaret Mary Alacoque, Opt. Mem.
17. Ignatius of Antioch, Memorial
18. Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
"For the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many."
19. Isaac Jogues, John de Brébeuf and companions (USA), Memorial
20. Paul of the Cross, Opt. Mem.
22. John Paul II, Opt. Mem.
23. John of Capistrano, Opt. Mem.
24. Anthony Claret, Opt. Mem.
25. Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
This Gospel relates the story of Jesus and Bartimaeus, the blind man.
28. Simon and Jude, Feast

Information taken from www.catholicculture.org

The Liturgy of the Word

Click for info on Today's Saint's Feast



The Word of God

New American Bible

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.


The August 2015 Word of Life is here! The English and Spanish versions of the
Word of Life are posted on the Word of Life 


Current Campaign
 September 23 - November 1

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



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




Pregnant? Need Help? Click here 

Priests for Life

Post Abortive Care



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

Amruthavani Communication Centre of India

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





National Catholic Youth Conference


The National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC for short) is a biennial gathering of high school youth from around the United States. It is an opportunity for you to experience the true universality of the Catholic Church by praying, going to AWESOME Mass, and experiencing Christ in Reconciliation and Adoration with other Catholics from around the United States. NCYC always attracts some of the biggest and best known Catholic speakers and musicians, and brings them together to share their time and experiences with you in break-out sessions and workshops.  There are also plenty of opportunities for you to get to know other people from different regions of the U.S. Entertainment includes concerts, a dance, a comedy club as well as interactive exhibits.  Ultimately, NCYC is a weekend get-together with the you and 23,000 of your closest friends!


NCYC will take place in Indianapolis November 19-21, however, much planning needs to take place in preparation for those attending so we need to know who is interested NOW.  If any Parish is at all interested in attending NCYC in November contact the Diocese of Pueblo NCYC Delegation Leader Linda Davis at 719-561-3580, ext. 20.



The Diocese of Pueblo will sponsor two classes from the University of Dayton during Cycle 6 in 2015. The first course is entitled "Vocation to Ministry."  The second course is entitled "Survey of Catholic Social Teaching." Both classes begin September 6th and end October 10th. A detailed description of both courses can be found on the VLCFF website. Go to vlc.udayton.edu, click on course schedule, then click on Cycle 6 and click on the name of the course. If you want to take one of these courses, please let Sister Betty know by August  24th at bwerner@dioceseofpueblo.org.

The required book for "Vocation to Ministry" is:
                Ministries: A Relational Approach by Edward Hahnenberg

The required book for "Survey of Catholic Social Teaching" is:
                A Concise Guide to Catholic Social Teaching by Kevin McKenna


" 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

Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Church
23 Starling Dr., Pueblo, CO 81005
Tel: 719-561-3580  Fax: 719-561-1271

last update: 10/3/2015

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