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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



In the Year of Mercy

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Praising God and serving His flock for 36 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

Our Parish

 

Bible Study

Thursdays at noon and 7 p.m.

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.

 


This Week's Bulletin

King's Korner

Announcements

 

2016 campaign is starting.
Thank you for your 100% support in meeting our 2015 goal.
Click image above for more info and to pledge online.

 

 

Prayers for the Deceased:

Please remember in your prayers: Frank Cvar; Toni Cvar; Mary Jo Martellaro; Martha Longo; Margaret (Patti) Cardinaly; James Bertrand; Barbara L. Garcia; Rose Marian Potestio; Anne Pauline Kochevar; Samuel Adam Ritter; Frank Youhouse; Rosemary Bucchetti; Toby J. Romero; Rose Biondolillo; Joe Martinez; Mary Jo Alfonso; Manuel P. Martinez; 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 Because of privacy laws, hospitals do not publish lists of those who have been admitted to the hospital.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

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



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)

 

First Communion

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

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

Please pray for our youth.

Contact Linda or Chris for more information at 561-3580

 

YOUTH FEST 2016

Middle School Youth Fest 2016

For youth 6-8th grade --For youth 6-8th grade -- Evangelist Mike Patin is the presenter -- Saturday, February 20 at the Holy Family. Registration is 6:30 p.m. followed by the event 7:00-9:00 p.m. Cost is $10 per person.

High School Youth Fest 2016

For 9-12th grade -- Evangelist Mike Patin is the presenter -- Sunday, February 21 at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Avenue. Registration is 12:30 p.m. followed by the event 1:00-5:00 p.m. Cost is $20 per person. Both days are sponsored by grants from the Catholic Foundation and other donors. Watch for more information coming soon.

 

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.

 


 

Parish Calendar Of Events

Click here for Month-at-a-Glance Events


 

2016 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


Colorado Springs Retreat Weekends

03/11/2016    06/03/2016    10/14/2016

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 welcome!

Call Glen & Toni Gallegos 719-591-9045 for more info

 

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 events.


 


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?
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  • Have you thought about separation or divorce?
  • Does talking about it only make it worse?

    ... Retrouvaille provides marriage help!

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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   4/15/2016   9/9/2016


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, or Paula Giordano at 561-2958.

 

 

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 February:


Univeral: That we may take good care of creation–a gift freely given–cultivating and protecting it for future generations.

Evangelization: That opportunities may increase for dialogue and encounter between the Christian faith and the peoples of Asia.

 

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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.

 


Diocesan Newspaper 
Today's Catholic

Catholic Issues


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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!

 

 


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."

Year of Mercy


December 8, 2015 - November 20, 2016

Vatican Web Site

US Conference of Catholic Bishops

Love, Healing, Forgiveness, Reconciliation

Contact OLM

Click here to download a pdf of Diocesan information about
Holy Doors - Pilgrimage
Indulgences - Confession

Diocese of Pueblo Web Site for Healing

Obtaining the Indulgences
The
Spiritual & Corporal Works of Mercy

 


LENTEN CORNER

Fasting

Abstinence (no meat) is called for on all the Fridays of Lent, Ash Wednesday

and Good Friday. Catholics 14 years and older are bound to abstain from meat.

Those physically unable to abstain, pregnant and nursing mothers are exempt.

Fasting means having only one full meal to maintain one’s strength. Two

smaller, meatless and penitential meals are permitted according to one’s

needs, but they should not together equal the one full meal. Eating solid foods

between meals is not permitted. Catholics from age 18 through age 59 are

bound to fast, but those with physical ailments, pregnant and nursing mothers

are exempt. Fasting is required Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

 

Almsgiving -- Rice Bowls

 

“Rice Bowls” is the Lenten almsgiving program from Catholic Relief Services.

Please pick up your Rice Bowl in the back of the churches the first

Sunday of Lent. Use the inserted calendar to form your lenten practices. Rice

Bowls should be returned on Palm Sunday. Please be generous.

 

Soup & Bread Supper & Stations of the Cross

 

Fridays during Lent -- at Our Lady of the Meadows -- Soup and Bread Supper

at 6:00 p.m. -- hosted by the following:

Friday, February 12 Liturgy Committee & Music Ministers

Friday, February 19 Pastoral Council

Friday, February 26 Forever Young & Finance Committee

Friday, March 4 Bereavement & Peace & Justice Committees

Friday, March 11 Communications, Parish Life & Formation

Friday, March 18 Knights of Columbus

 

Stations of the Cross follow at 7:00 p.m. in the Church.

 

On Wednesdays during Lent -- at Holy Rosary -- Stations of the Cross at 5:30

p.m. followed by Soup and Bread Supper.

 

Reconciliation Service

Monday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of the Meadows

 

Seder Meal

Wednesday, March 23 at 6:00 p.m. at Our Lady of the Meadows

 

Holy Thursday, March 24

6:00 p.m. at Our Lady of the Meadows

Eucharistic Adoration follows until 10:00 p.m.

 

Good Friday, March 25

12:10 p.m. Stations of the Cross at Our Lady of the Meadows

3:00 p.m. Veneration of the Cross, Our Lady of the Meadows

 

Holy Saturday, March 26

Blessing of food, 2:30 p.m., Church

Vigil Service, 8:00 p.m., Our Lady of the Meadows

 

Easter Sunday, March 27

Services: 7:30 & 11:00 a.m., Our Lady of the Meadows

9:15 a.m., Holy Rosary

 



PEACE & JUSTICE

Remember to pray for peace every day at noon.

The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.

Abraham Lincoln, 36th president of the United States


POINTS TO PONDER

 

Corporal Works of Mercy

Shelter the homeless

The news makes us aware of the plight of millions of refugees driven from their homes by war, but homelessness is literally also right on our doorstep. Because the problem is perennial, there is a danger that, like the rich man in the parable, we no longer see the Lazarus we practically have to step over.
This corporal work of mercy forces us to open our eyes to the misery of those who, for a variety of reasons, have no place they can call home. We do not allow dogs or cats to stray on our streets, but we become numb to the fate of our own brothers and sisters. Along with providing a temporary roof over their heads, we need to help those homeless who are able to do so to get back on their feet and accompany them on the difficult path that leads to the dignity of being able to afford a place to stay. This can involve helping with job skills or offering employment. Whenever possible, we should give a hand up as well as a handout.

Evangelization:

Hospitality one step farther “People followed up with my prayer requests the next day.” Many churches have places on guest cards for prayer requests. If leaders in the church emphasize that people will pray for the guests, many are likely to complete the card. The guests are really impressed if they hear from someone the next day.

 


 

February is the Month of  
the Holy Family

 

Lord Jesus Christ, Who, being made subject to Mary and Joseph, hallowed domestic life by Your ineffable virtues; grant that we, with the assistance of both, may be taught by the example of Your holy Family and may attain to its everlasting fellowship; Who lives and reigns world without end. Amen

 

Information taken fromwww.catholicculture.org

 


 

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

 

2. Presentation of the Lord, Feast
3. Blaise; Ansgar, Opt. Mem.
5. Agatha, Memorial
6. Paul Miki and Companions, Memorial
7. Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
This Gospel is about the miraculous catch of fishes after Peter and the Apostles had fished all night.
8. Jerome Emiliani; Josephine Bakhita, Opt. Mem.
11. Our Lady of Lourdes, Opt. Mem.
14. First Sunday in Lent, Sunday
Jesus is tempted by the devil in the desert.
17. Seven Founders of the Orders of Servites, Opt. Mem.
21. Second Sunday of Lent, Sunday
The Gospel relates the story of the Transfiguration of our Lord on Mt. Tabor.
22. Chair of St. Peter, Feast
23. Polycarp of Smyrna, Memorial
28. Third Sunday of Lent, Sunday
 
This Gospel relates the parable of the barren fig tree.

 

 


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

 

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!
 

www.abortionforgiveness.com
 


Rachael's Vineyard
Healing

Pregnant? Need Help? Click here 

Priests for Life

Post Abortive Care


Silent No More
Awareness

RESPECT 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.

 

Word of Life: January 2016

Special edition

 

Note: A compilation of resources for observing the anniversary of Roe v. Wade can be found here. Check back often for updates!




Current Campaign
 
February 10 – March 20

Last campaign: Sep 23 to Nov 1, 2015
more than 658 Lives saved.

40daysforlife.com

 

Click for other Culture of Life Resources

 


 

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

A Message from Food For The Poor

To Our Lady of the Meadows and Holy Rosary Families:

Food For The Poor wishes to thank you for the welcome

you extended to Father Norman on our recent

visit to your parish.

 

On behalf of our brothers and sisters throughout the

Caribbean and Latin America, we thank you for your

compassion and care. We are blessed by and grateful

for your generosity.

In Christ,

The Food For The Poor Family

 

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

 

 


 


ONLINE EDUCATION

The Diocese of Pueblo will sponsor two classes from the University of Dayton during Cycle 1 in 2016. The first five week course is entitled "Ecclesiology: Pilgrim Church."  The required books for this course include:

                The Church Unfinished by Bernard P. Prusak
                Vatican II in Plain English Volume 2: The constitution by Bill Huebsch

Anyone interested in taking this course should let Sister Betty know by December 21st at bwerner@dioceseofpueblo.org.

The second course is entitled "Disabilities in Parish Life." In order to take this class you will need to register directly with Dayton University at vlc.udayton.edu and pay the $50.00 fee yourself. If you need reimbursement, please send Sister Betty a copy of your receipt and she will see that you are reimbursed. This is the first course in a series of five special needs classes that will be offered in 2016. The required books for this class include:

                Opening Doors of Welcome and Justice to Parishioners with Disabilities: A Parish Guide
                                This book will need to be purchased through the USCCB (Call 202-541-3000)
                Faith, Family and Children with Special Needs  by David Rizzo (can purchased book at Amazon)

 

" 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: 2/13/2016


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