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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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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

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UPCOMING EVENTS AT OLM
(see Bulletin for further info)

 

 

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, MAY 5-6

Monthly Food Drive

 

SUNDAY, MAY 6

First Communion

 

MONDAY, MAY 7-THURSDAY, MAY 11

Parish Offices Closed -- Staff will attend

Diocese of Pueblo Convocation

(staff can be contacted by calling the office)

 

SUNDAY, MAY 20

Knights of Columbus Breakfast

following the 7:30 a.m. Mass in the Parish Hall.

Cost is $5 for a full plate or $3 for a half plate.

 

MONDAY-THURSDAY, JUNE 18-21

City-wide Vacation Bible School

 

MONDAY-FRIDAY, JUNE 25-29

Just 5 Service Mission Trip

 

Mark your calendar for upcoming events

 



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—

 

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 some of the CD's in the Kiosk

Start preparing for the Octave of Easter:
From the Resurrection of our Lord
to His Divine Mercy

The Fourth Cup - Dr. Scott Hahn

Noted theologian and Catholic Scripture scholar Dr. Scott Hahn explains Christ’s Paschal Sacrifice and its relation to the cross as the fulfillment of the traditional fourth cup used in the celebration of the Jewish Passover meal. He shows that there is a profound parallel to the Last Supper and Christ’s death on

Calvary. Through his insights and many important biblical connections, Mass will come alive for you as never before!

Chaplet of Divine Mercy in Song - Vicki Kueppers

Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet through song! With beautiful music and meditations on God’s mercy throughout salvation history by Jeff Cavins, you’ll be inspired to sing with all your heart.

Written and performed by Vicki Kueppers and featuring special guest Darren Rust. Orchestrations by Steven C. Anderson.

The Second Greatest Story Ever Told – Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC

Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC is a priest of the Congregation of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception and the director of the Association of Marian Helpers, a spiritual benefit society with more than one million members. In this talk, Fr. Gaitley describes the second greatest story ever told – a story that encompasses Divine Mercy, the life of Blessed Pope John Paul II, and the crucial role that Marian consecration can play in your life.

BOOKLET-Corporal Works of Mercy: Mercy In Action

Feeding the hungry and thirsty, clothing the naked, housing the homeless, visiting the imprisoned and the sick, and burying the dead - Pope Francis wants us to stop and think again, especially during the Year of Mercy. Are these things I can do, or are they for others to get on with? What good do they do? Actions of mercy are often terribly ordinary and doable. Fr Atherton guides us through the spiritual and practical matters that love asks of all Christians.

Divine Mercy (Jesus, I Trust in You)-5 x 7 Prayer Cards

PAMPHLET-Divine Mercy Novena & Chaplet

Novena according to the Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska (Diary 1209-1229). Chaplet of The Divine Mercy, according to the (Diary, 476).

BOOKLET-Consoling the Heart of Jesus (PRAYER COMPANION)-

There's no substitute for making Fr. Michael Gaitley's do-it-yourself retreat, but this portable prayer companion is the next best thing. Its three simple parts summarize the whole retreat and teach a spirituality that even the busiest of people can follow. Even if you've never heard of Consoling the Heart of Jesus, this guide to the best-selling book will explain to you in a clear, step-by-step way what Consoling the Heart of Jesus is all about. You'll find all the main ideas, prayers, and meditations included in the retreat compiled for easy reference. 

If you loved Fr. Michael's Consoling the Heart of Jesus retreat, now you can always have with you everything you need to live Consoling spirituality. Take it with you wherever you go.

 

BOOKLET-Divine Mercy Explained

This booklet gives you a brief and easy-to-understand introduction to Divine Mercy. Specifically you will learn:

-- Divine Mercy history and context
-- The essential elements of the devotion
-- How you can live the message

In short, it's everything you need to know about this important message and devotion! This booklet also includes two bonus appendices: Valuable Divine Mercy prayers and Divine Mercy wisdom from Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI.

 

For the Kids

The Mass Comes Alive - Episode 1 - Cat.Chat

Cat.Chat is a Catholic Audio Show for kids ages 3-11 to help them learn and love their Faith like never before! Using prayer, great conversations, faith-filled stories, and catchy songs, each CD discusses the Catholic Faith while teaching kids powerful lessons for living out their Faith every day. Join Moses the Talking Cat, Papa, Josh, Hanna, and friends for an unforgettable experience!

Meet Kids 4 Jesus

Kids 4 Jesus... Great for home, school, or church! Children are made for faith! Children can reach great heights through a real relationship with Jesus and knowledge of their Catholic Faith. This CD features ten songs from the K4J programs that kids are sure to love, and which will help them build their character and teach lessons about the Faith. See how quickly your kids will learn the words and meaning of the songs!

Discipline That Lasts a Lifetime - Dr. Ray Guarendi
(Formerly titled You Are a Better Parent Than You Think)

Dr. Ray is a psychologist, radio talk show host, husband, and a father to 10 adopted children. He explains that what is needed to raise well-adjusted children who are prepared to succeed in life in today’s challenging environment is uncommonly good parenting. He draws from his wealth of knowledge and experience to discuss, with wisdom and humor, practical ways to succeed in this God-given calling.

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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 will be available for next year's class soon

 

Please pray for our confirmandi

 

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
 

Important First Eucharist Dates

 

Sunday, April 29, Noon-4:00 p.m.

First Eucharist Family Retreat

Lunch and retreat with parents and children

Tuesday, May 1 – Friday, May 4

Chats with Chris. You will sign-up for a 15 minute time slot to talk with

Chris, pray and ask any last minute questions.

Sunday, May 6, 11:00 a.m.

First Eucharist Sunday

 

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

 

 

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.

 

 



Marriage Resources


MARRIAGE MOMENTS

When your hobbies differ and compete, does your spouse get

stuck with the burden of extra chores, childcare, or unwanted

alone time as a result of your recreation? Does your hobby

take a lot more time than your spouse's? If not, rejoice.

PARENTING POINTERS

Do you really listen to your child? Of course you do. Now be

honest. Do you sometimes "listen with your answer running"?

Today, just for today, pay attention to a request your child

makes and look for the reason behind the request before automatically saying, "No."

 

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!

 

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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Click here for schedule of future encounters in Colorado

 

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   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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Pope Francis' Daily Spiritual Reflections
 

Our Holy Father's Prayer Intentions for April:

 

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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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

2018 campaign is underway.
Thank you for your support in meeting our 2017 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

A message from Bishop Berg

 

Greetings, Brothers and Sisters in Christ!


As I write this, we just received the first real snow of the winter here in Pueblo, where we are presenting the annual Youth Fest for middle school and high school students over the weekend. I have recently returned from visiting many of you all over the diocese, as several of the Catholic Pastoral Center (CPC) staff and I traveled throughout the diocese for our annual DMF tour. However, this year’s tour was radically different, for the focus of our presentation was to share details of the new diocesan strategic plan and the restructuring of the CPC now in progress, bringing the new strategic plan into effect. This is an important development, as we are taking concrete steps to move our diocese forward into the future as intentional disciples of Jesus Christ!


Last year we began this preparation with the Study Days conference given by Sherry Weddell on Forming Intentional Disciples in May, 2017. We will now moving to build on that foundation through the 4 Levels of Happiness program. Encouraged and guided by Deacon Dan Leetch, this program of unifying spiritual formation will reach into the parish level and begin to build a more intentionally enlightened approach to one another in light of our goals. Those who have been initiated into the 4 Levels have expressed a resounding, "Yes! This works!" I am personally excited that it has changed my outlook and response to the mission. The 4 Levels will positively bring a unifying tool into basing the mission in solid Catholic theology and Christian vocabulary.


There is more excitement to come! In Father Matt Wertin’s tour preview of The Amazing Parish we see the framework for the upcoming Diocesan Convocation which will be held in Pueblo this May 7 to 9. We will begin to develop and change our minds around forming intentional leadership at the parish level, in light of our vision and common heritage. This process of The Amazing Parish is now in place at the CPC. 


In my travels I have been blessed to spend time with students in our schools during Catholic Schools Week, and this weekend with our youth in Pueblo. Our youth are the future of our Church, and spending time in their world is a joy and gives me great hope. The diocese has now made the commitment to assign Father Carl Wertin as fulltime vocation director, which brings him into fuller contact with our youth, to encourage them in their discernment of their life vocations. He is now available to visit your parishes to preach about vocations. The new strategic focus on youth and family will bring more gifted, committed people together in this most important direction as our plans continue to unfold. This is dramatically coming to fruition in the preparation for the regional V Encuentro, where our delegation and I will meet at the regional conference in Phoenix in the next step of formation of a national plan for Hispanic ministry for the USCCB.


Please know always of my prayers for you, your families and your concerns. May you know joy and blessings through this Lent and this coming Easter season! 

Arthur N. Tafoya, 85, emeritus bishop of the Diocese of Pueblo 1933-2018

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.

Arthur N. Tafoya, 85, emeritus bishop of the Diocese of Pueblo, passed away at 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Bishop Tafoya was the third bishop of the Diocese of Pueblo, serving from 1980 to 2009.

Additional information will follow after Bishop Tafoya's arrangements have been finalized. Please check for updates at www.dioceseofpueblo.org.

Arthur N. Tafoya was born March 2, 1933 in Alameda, New Mexico. He had a calling to the priesthood at a young age and entered Immaculate Heart of Mary in Albuquerque at the age of 17. He attended the minor seminary from 1950 to 1956, when he entered St. Thomas Seminary in Conception, Missouri. He completed his studies and was ordained to the priesthood on May 12, 1962 at St. Francis Cathedral in Santa Fe, N.M.

His first assignment was assistant pastor at Holy Rosary Parish in Albuquerque. In 1965, he became pastor of a poor parish in northern New Mexico, Dixon and Velarde. Five years later he took the pastorate of a barrio church in Albuquerque called San Jose. After eight years at San Jose, Tafoya was appointed rector at Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary in Santa Fe, at which time he also served as vicar general of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.

He was ordained a bishop for the Diocese of Pueblo on September 10, 1980 by Archbishop James Casey of Denver assisted by Archbishop Sanchez of Santa Fe and Bishop Charles Buswell of Pueblo.
 In his 29 years as the bishop of Pueblo, Bishop Tafoya ordained 20 priests and started the permanent diaconate program for the diocese.

He established the Diocesan Pastoral Council, an advisory, consultative body to the bishop. He also consolidated the chancery and pastoral center to be under one building at 1001 N. Grand in Pueblo before the construction of a new building in its current location at 101 N. Greenwood Street near the Riverwalk.

He created the Diocese of Pueblo Catholic Foundation, began the annual pilgrimage to Chimayo, the annual Vocations Walk in Antonito, the annual Rosary Sunday celebration held each October and continued to give importance to the annual Fiesta Day celebration as a part of the Colorado State Fair. He invited the Poor Clare Sisters, a cloister group, to come to Pueblo. Additionally, he also brought lay ministry programs to the diocese such as Level II and New Wine, as well as providing awards for outstanding lay people in the diocese.

During his tenure two churches were built: John Paul II in Pagosa Springs and St. Paul the Apostle in Pueblo West. The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart was also remodeled under his supervision. Additionally, many new churches were rebuilt. They included St. Francis/Our Lady of Guadalupe in Lamar, St. Joseph and Immaculate Heart of Mary both in Grand Junction, St. Michael in Canon City, Our Lady of the Assumption in Westcliffe and the Shrine of St. Therese in Pueblo. 

Bishop Tafoya served the U.S. Bishops as chairman of the Latin America Committee, chairman for the Human Development committee and served on the American Board of Catholic Admissions. 

 


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

 

 

World Day of Prayer for Vocations


You all ready for this!?


The Church here offers us another opportunity to promote vocations at our parishes. 

Visiting the following website will provide you with a ton of resources to make this a fruitful Sunday of reaching out to those God is calling and helping them know their call.

 


Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

 

 

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!

 

 

 

Fourth Sunday of Easter

April 22, 2018

“See what love the Father has bestowed on us that we may be called the children of God.”

--1 John 3:1



Prayers for the Deceased:

Please remember in your prayers: Louis Whittingon; Vera Geanetta; Eugene Dillon; Linda Secora; Betty Siffring; Samuel Bond; Jeremy Valdez; Evelyn June Calderon; Bennett A. Mauth; Joseph DePietro; Judy Bassett; Charles Alfonso; Valerie Mae DeJoy; Mary Ann Metcalf; Julie Corsentino; Nancy Robles; Johnny Parker; Betty Jean (Bevens Hatfield) Gjerde; Walt Bassett; Lupe Martinez; Richard Hobbs; William Perko; 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.
 

“People spend a lifetime searching for happiness; looking for peace.

They chase idle dreams, addictions, religions, even other people, hoping

to fill the emptiness that plagues them. The irony is the only place they

ever needed to search was within.”

Ramona L. Anderson, American writer (1887-1949)

 


 

April is the Month of the Holy Spirit

Come, Holy Spirit,


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Wisdom
Understanding
Counsel
Fortitude
Knowledge
Piety
Fear of the Lord


Fruits of the Holy Spirit

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

 

 

 

Information taken fromwww.catholicculture.org

 


 

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Feasts in the Month of April

 


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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

 

  April 2018  
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May 2018
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Daily Gospel Reflections:
From Creighton University
Sunday Reflections from Scott Hahn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 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!

 

 

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

 


 

 

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.

 

Matthew 25

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

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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.

 



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" Above all, let your love for one another be intense, because love covers a multitude of sins. Be hospitable to one another without complaining.  As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God's varied grace. Whoever preaches, let it be with the words of God; whoever serves, let it be with the strength that God supplies, so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen ."
-- 1 Peter 4:8-11


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You have been told, O mortal, what is good, and what the LORD requires of you:

Only to do justice and to love goodness, and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8