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

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

Catholic Church

Rt. Rev. Monsignor James King, Pastor


with us


Praising God and serving His flock for 35 years



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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


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Sunday, 9:15 AM


Our Parish

The Parish Offices will be closed
Thursday, November 27 & Friday, November 28
observing the Thanksgiving Holiday

Thanksgiving Day -- Thursday, November 27 Mass at 9:00 a.m.

There will be a monetary collection for the

Soup Kitchen. Make checks payable to Our Lady of the Meadows.

Food items collected will go to Los Pobres in Avondale.

Also, bring food items from your Thanksgiving table for a

special blessing.

Advent Study -- Priest, Prophet and King

By Father Robert Barron -- Through this presentation of Priest,

Prophet, King, you will better understand Jesus, become more

familiar with Scripture and realize your own priestly, prophetic,

and kingly mission. Facilitated by Chris Armstrong, DRF,

Thursdays in Advent (December 4, 11 and 18) at noon and 7:00

p.m. in the Library.

Campaign for Human Development

Working on the Margins

Your gift is an expression of love and solidarity

with the poor and unemployed in our country.

You will help communities change structures

of poverty and build an economy

based on justice and the dignity of the human person.

Please be generous!

Prayers for the Deceased:

Please remember in your prayers: Edith Tapia; Phillip DeMarco; Phyllis Lister; Anna Marie (Paglione) Koncilja; Samuel J. Corsentino; Ronald Glach; Christine Fratterelli; Isaac Lucero; 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


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.

Sacrament of Confirmation

All of the paper work for teens planning on being confirmed in the

spring of 2015 need to have ALL of their paperwork in by Monday,

December 1. The paperwork includes everything that was in the red

folder that was given out Sunday, September 28. The fee for the

retreat is also due. Thank you for your cooperation.

“Growing Up Catholic”

Growing Up Catholic has begun, but it is not too late to register.

Sessions meet Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and conclude with 11:00 a.m.

Mass. For information or to register, call Chris at 561-3580.

Christmas Story presentation and prayer

Calling all youth and children interested in being part of the Christmas

Story presentation and prayer leader for the Our Father at the 5:00

p.m. Mass on Christmas Eve. Call Chris at 561-3580 or sign up in the

narthex if interested.

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 2014 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

You are invited to join a regular meeting the first and third Saturday

of each month (9:00-11:00 a.m.) at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart

Parish Hall. For information contact Rose Marie 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

This Week's Bulletin

King's Korner

Diocese Blast



Pledges are still needed to meet our goal. Click image above for more info.

Thinking about Separation or Divorce? - Is your marriage or that of a relative or friend heading for divorce? Do you know how to save that marriage? Or do you feel helpless? Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi with a long i) is designed to help troubled marriages regain their health. It helps spouses uncover or re-awaken the love, trust and commitment that originally brought them together. The program is highly successful in saving hurting marriages, even bringing reconciliation to couples who have already separated or divorced. 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


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.


News from around the Catholic World


Remember to pray for peace every day at noon.

The Art of Peace does not rely on brute force to succeed.

Morihei Ueshiba, Japanese martial arts expert and founder of Aikido


The Culture of Life

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.

Last campaign: Sept. 24 to Nov. 2 2014
726 Lives saved.


Join thousands of Catholics across the country coming together in prayer
during the Bishops' Pro-life Novena, 9 Days for Life,
from Saturday, January 18 - Sunday, January 26.
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March For Life 2015
- Thursday, January 22, 2015
12th St., National Mall, Washington, D.C.
12:00 noon Rally - 1:00 p.m. March


West Coast Walk for Life - January 24, 2015

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

Other Culture of Life Resources

Priests for Life

Post Abortive Care

Pregnant? Need Help? Click here 

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 November:

General: That all who suffer loneliness may experience the closeness of God and the support of others.

Missionary: That young seminarians and religious may have wise and well-formed mentors.

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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

Diocesan Newsletter 
The Blast

Catholic Issues

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Our Prayer

Thanksgiving 2015

Have a Blest day
every day!


Cross Catholic Outreach is a 501c3 Catholic relief and development ministry that provides food, shelter, medical care, water, education, self-help programs, care for orphans, and emergency relief to the poorest of the poor in Dioceses around the world in the name of Christ.

We are a Catholic ministry that collaborates with aid partners who employ a community-oriented aid strategy and who strive to increase the self-sufficiency of the poor. For larger, more advanced partners, we provide not only financial and material resources, but also handle the vital functions of monitoring, reporting and financial accountability. They, in turn, offer that all-important grassroots connection to the community – absolutely vital to the provision of humanitarian aid. For smaller scale or less advanced partners such as needy, church-based ministries, Cross Catholic Outreach provides support through their existing programs. In this way, we can supply meaningful help where it is needed most, as they have the necessary community outreach to serve the poor.

In everything we do, we remain focused on the Lord, serving with humility, fervor, and love, and advancing Catholic evangelization. We work in partnership with church-based ministries and other faith-based organizations, creating an ideal synergy for the greatest impact.


All Saints


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.




Last Sunday in Ordinary Time

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ,
King of the Universe

November 23, 2014 

'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you,
or thirsty and give you drink?
When did we see you a stranger and welcome you,
or naked and clothe you?
When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?’ mt 25:31-46



November is the Month of the
Souls in Purgatory

O God, Lord of mercies, grant to the souls of Your servants and handmaids, the place of refreshment, the bliss of eternal rest and the splendor of Your light.

Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.

Information taken from www.catholicculture.org



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

1. All Saints, Solemnity
2. All Souls, Feast
Everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have eternal life and Jesus says He will raise him on the last day.
3. Martin de Porres, Opt. Mem.
4. Charles Borromeo, Memorial
9. Lateran Basilica, Feast
Jesus said, “Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up.”
10. Leo the Great, Memorial
11. Martin of Tours; Veterans Day (USA), Memorial
12. Josaphat, Memorial
13. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Memorial
15. Albert the Great, Opt. Mem.
16. Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
This Gospel recounts the parable of the talents.
17. Elizabeth of Hungary, Memorial
18. Churches of Peter and Paul; Rose Philippine Duchesne (USA), Opt. Mem.
21. Presentation of Mary, Memorial
22. Cecilia, Memorial
23. Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe , Solemnity
Jesus says "Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of the least brothers of mine, you did for me."
24. Andrew Dung-Lac and Companions, Memorial
25. Catherine of Alexandria, Opt. Mem.
27. Thanksgiving
30. First Sunday of Advent, Sunday
In this Gospel, Jesus warns us to be watchful because we don't know when the Lord is coming.

Information taken from www.catholicculture.org

The Liturgy of the Word

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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



Matthew 25

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

Click Here to see those 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



Excerpts from the weekly "Blast" email letter to Clergy and Staffs is posted here for your information. Click on the underlined links below to go to a specific entry or
click here to go to the entire web page.

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



Official Appointments can be found here: www.dioceseofpueblo.org/appointments

FINANCE thread

WORSHIP thread


11/5/2014 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.

RESPECT LIFE Click here for Other Pro-Life Events around the Diocese

11/19/2014 WORLD AIDS DAY

Friday December 5th, 6PM, St. Paul the Apostle 

World AIDS Day Agape Meal. Guest speaker, Jude Tadeo Walubo, Universal Chastity Education-Uganda, National Coordinator. There is no cost to attend, please RSVP: call/email Andrew Dernovsek at (719) 248-8828 contact@uceglobal.org or St. Paul's 647-1500 Also, people are needed to pray for 1 hour time slots, beginning at 8PM, the night of December 5th. A Mass will close the all night prayer vigil at 8AM. 



YOUTH MINISTRY Save the Date - Youth Festival  Feb 7-8, 2015




9/24/2014 The Diocese of Pueblo will be sponsoring two classes from the University of Dayton during Cycle 7: "Introduction to Christian Morality" and "Poverty in the US and Around the World." Both courses begin Oct. 26th and end Nov. 29th. Anyone interested in taking either of these two classes should let Sister Betty know by Oct. 13th via e-mail - bwerner@dioceseofpueblo.org.

" 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: 11/22/2014

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