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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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Rt. Rev. Monsignor James King, Pastor


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Praising God and serving His flock for 35 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

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


SPECIAL EVENTS

Matt Fradd to Speak about Effects of Pornography
 
Popular Catholic apologist Matt Fradd will be in Pueblo to deliver two talks about protecting families from pornography.  He will speak on August 29 at 6 p.m. at the Shrine of St. Therese in Pueblo. This is a youth/family talk that has material suited for those 8th grade and higher. He will speak again on August 29 at 8 p.m. at St. Paul the Apostle in Pueblo West for a Men's group talk with material appropriate for those 18 and older. For more information, please contact Jim Boyer at (719) 415-0905 or at www.facebook.com/mattfradd.


Parish Picnic

Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 12
for our annual Parish Picnic. More details to come.


This Week's Bulletin

King's Korner

Announcements

 

2015 campaign under way.
Thank you for your support last year in meeting our goal.
Click image above for more info and to pledge online.

 

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: Kortney Kelleen Roldan; Kenneth Andrew Turner; Betty Louise (Liptak) Sprague; Shirley Anne Craddock Scolere Weston; Robert M. Rau; Rev. Michael Corbett; Lary Knox; Victor Tony Pacheco; Marlene McCarthy; Marilyn Lee Kristan; Ed West; Leo Poll; Charles Dionese; Gloria Jean Antonelli; Frank Riggio; Harold G. Lozinsky; Arthur J. Rivas; Anna Marie Cullen; Dwight Leon Scott; Mary Sastelic; Rita Horvat; Bennie Vigil; and all the deceased members of our parish, family, and friends

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

MARRIAGE MOMENTS

Baseball marriage tip #2 from Becoming An All- Star Team in the Major League of Marriage by Jack & Jane Katenkamp: Healthy couples "sometimes bunt vs. swinging for the fences (sometimes it's the little things that count)." Do a little favor today.

PARENTING POINTERS

When life seems to go wrong for your child, reflect on the problems you've faced in your own life. Often it is the mistakes or failures that form us into the person we are. How have you grown from a mistake?

 



CATHOLIC YOUTH MINISTRY

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)

 

 

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.

We will continue in the fall

Sacrament of Confirmation

Mark your calendar for the parent and youth orientation meeting.

The meeting is for teens and their parents/guardians seeking to

celebrate Sacrament of Confirmation next spring. Bring your

baptismal record (if not baptized at Holy Family or Our Lady of the

Meadows). The meeting date will be Sunday, August 16 after all

Sunday Masses at each parish.

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.

“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.

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 season is taking place. League is open to

8th grade boys and girls. For information call Jamie (719)

250-6630, e-mail fatherjohnpowerbasketball@yahoo.com or

visit www. fatherpowers.org. We are also looking for volunteers

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.

 

YOUTH FEST 2016!!!! SAVE THE DATE !!!
February 20 and 21, 2016
Speaker: Catholic Evangelist Mike Patin
Pueblo, Colorado
Events for both Junior and Senior High Students

 


 

Parish Calendar Of Events

Click here for Month-at-a-Glance Events


 

2015 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


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?

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 Worshop: Denver Nov 11, 2015


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.



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, 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 August:

General: That volunteers may give themselves generously to the service of the needy.

Missionary: That setting aside our very selves we may learn to be neighbors to those who find themselves on the margins of human life and society.

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

BACK-TO-SCHOOL PRAYER

Dear Lord,

Please guard our children’s hearts

and minds in Christ Jesus.

Help them focus and learn this year.

Give them favor

with their teachers and peers.

And help them make godly friends

and be a godly friend.

In Jesus’ Name.

Amen


 

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 30, 2015

Humbly welcome the word that has been planted in you
and is able to save your souls.

--James 1:21b


 

Novena to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

O Most Blessed Mother, heart of love, heart of mercy, ever listening, caring, consoling, hear our prayer. As your children, we implore your intercession with Jesus your Son. Receive with understanding and compassion the petitions we place before you today, especially ...(special intention).

 

 

 



PEACE & JUSTICE

Remember to pray for peace every day at noon.

 

The choice is no longer between violence and nonviolence. It is either nonviolence or nonexistence...

Martin Luther King, Jr., American clergyman, civil rights leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner


 

August is the Month of
the Immaculate Heart

Prayer:

Lord, have mercy Lord,have mercy Christ, have mercy Christ, have mercy

Lord, have mercy Lord, have mercy

Christ, hear us Christ, graciously hear us

God the Father of Heaven, Have mercy on us God the Son, redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us God the Holy Spirit, Have mercy on us Holy Trinity, one God, Have mercy on us

Heart of Mary, Pray for us Heart of Mary, after God’s own Heart, Pray for us Heart of Mary, in union with the Heart of Jesus, Pray for us Heart of Mary, the vessel of the Holy Spirit, Pray for us Heart of Mary, shrine of the Trinity, Pray for us Heart of Mary, home of the Word, Pray for us Heart of Mary, immaculate in your creation, Pray for us Heart of Mary, flooded with grace, Pray for us Heart of Mary, blessed of all hearts, Pray for us Heart of Mary, Throne of glory, Pray for us Heart of Mary, Abyss of humbleness, Pray for us Heart of Mary, Victim of love, Pray for us Heart of Mary, nailed to the cross, Pray for us Heart of Mary, comfort of the sad, Pray for us Heart of Mary, refuge of the sinner, Pray for us Heart of Mary, hope of the dying, Pray for us Heart of Mary, seat of mercy, Pray for us

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord. Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord. Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.

Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.

Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

L: Immaculate Mary, meek and humble of heart. A: Conform our hearts to the heart of Jesus.

Let us pray: O most merciful God, who for the salvation of sinners and the refuge of the wretched, has made the Immaculate Heart of Mary most like in tenderness and pity to the Heart of Jesus, grant that we, who now commemorate her most sweet and loving heart, may by her merits and intercession, ever live in the fellowship of the hearts of both Mother and Son, through the same Christ our Lord. – Amen.

Information taken from www.catholicculture.org

 


 

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

1. Alphonsus Liguori, Memorial
2. Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
Jesus tells the crowd that He is the Bread of Life.
4. John Vianney, Memorial
5. Dedication of St. Mary Major, Opt. Mem.
6. Transfiguration, Feast
7. Sixtus II and companions; Cajetan, Opt. Mem.
8. Dominic, Memorial
9. Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
Jesus says that the bread He will give is His " flesh for the life of the world."
10. Lawrence, Feast
11. Clare, Memorial
13. Pontian and Hippolytus, Opt. Mem.
14. Maximilian Kolbe, Memorial
15. Assumption, Solemnity
16. Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
In today's Gospel Jesus states that His Flesh is food and His Blood is drink.
19. John Eudes; St. Bernard Tolomei, Opt. Mem.
20. Bernard, Memorial
21. Pius X, Memorial
22. Queenship of Mary, Memorial
23. Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
In this Gospel Peter professes his faith that Christ is the Son of the living God.
24. Bartholomew, Feast
25. Louis of France; Joseph Calasanz, Opt. Mem.
27. Monica, Memorial
28. Augustine, Memorial
29. Passion of Saint John the Baptist , Memorial
30. Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
Jesus calls the Pharisees hypocrites and says "You disregard God’s commandment but cling to human tradition".


Information taken from www.catholicculture.org

The Liturgy of the Word


Click for info on Today's Saint's Feast

Universalis

LITURGY OF THE HOURS


The Word of God

New American Bible

USCCB
Readings for Mass

 

  August 2015  
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
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 30   31   1   2   3   4   5 

  

  September 2015  
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 30   31   1   2   3   4   5 
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Daily Gospel Reflections:
From Daily Prayer Online
From Creighton University
From Don Schwager

 

The Culture of Life

Week of Prayer Announced

August 22-29 Event to Focus on Ending the Evils of Planned Parenthood

A coalition of religious and pro-life groups announced today that from August 22-29, 2015, they will lead a Week of Prayer to End the Evils of Planned Parenthood.

At www.PrayerCampaign.org, several prayers have been posted to utilize during this week. These prayers include the intentions of repentance for our nation, an end to the killing of children and the selling of their body parts, healing for those wounded by abortion, conversion of abortionists, and strength and perseverance for pro-life activists.

Churches are asked to utilize and promote these prayers among their congregations. Those who are participating are asked to sign up on the form at www.PrayerCampaign.org.

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.

RESPECT LIFE

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 
webpage.

 



 
Next Campaign
 September 23 - November 1


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

40daysforlife.com

 

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

 

AND WE DO!
 

www.abortionforgiveness.com
 

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

 

 


YOUTH MINISTRY



 

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.

 


ONLINE EDUCATION

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
webmaster@olm-parish.com

last update: 8/29/2015


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