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


 Our Lady of the Meadows Parish (map)

23 Starling Dr, Pueblo, CO 81005

Confession 4 PM Saturday
Mass: Saturday 5 PM
7:30 AM and 11 AM .

Monday 7 AM - Morning Prayer
Tuesday-Friday 7 AM - Mass

Holy Days:    Vigil - 5:15 PM,
    Mass of the Holy Day - 7AM


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

Catholic Church

Rt. Rev. Monsignor James King, Pastor


with us


Praising God and serving His flock for 36 years



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Statue of Our Lady of the Meadows


Lord our God, when your Son was dying on the altar of the cross, he gave us as our mother the one he had chosen to be his own mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary; grant that we who call upon the holy name of Mary, our mother, with confidence in her protection may receive strength and comfort in all our needs.

Marian Sacramentary, Mass for the Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Our Parish

Thanksgiving Mass

Thursday, November 26 -- 9:00 a.m.

Food for the Poor

Saturday-Sunday, November 28-29 -- All Masses

Toy and Gift Collection

We will be collecting toys and gifts through Monday, December

15. You may bring gifts to the narthex or the office during regular

busineess hours. We are also collecting wrapping paper, tape

and gift bags. These new and unwrapped toys and gifts (for age

newborn to 16) will be distributed through local agencies.


Whole Community Catechesis

“Growing Up Catholic”

Growing Up Catholic every Sunday, 10:00-10:45 a.m. in the Parish Center.
For information or to register, call Chris at 561-3580.

Attention All Youngsters!

Christmas Pageant coming. Contact Chris

This Week's Bulletin

King's Korner



2015 campaign is complete.
Thank you for your 100% support in meeting our goal.
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Bible Study

Thursdays at noon and 7 p.m.

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


Prayers for the Deceased:

Please remember in your prayers:Frances Giordano; James C. Gagliano; Claire Joanne (Jody) Baer; John P Galli; Janet Yvonne (Vallejos) McCalla; Joseph Anthony Robles; Cecil Montera; Edward McMurtree; Betty Jean Spinuzzi; George (Ernie) Klausing; Yvonne LeBrock Neuhaus; Clara Marie Gorman; Margaret Ballejos; Peggy Ann Schaeffer; Carol Peterson; Genevieve Louise Hanson; Mary Jo Garcia; Jennie Perez;  Marjorie Parlapiano; Pauline Pinelle;  and all the deceased members of our parish, family, and friends


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

Monthly Food Drive

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

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

children’s snacks are always good. Please be generous

Whom do you call for information at the parish?

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

When does Formation begin?

What do we offer?

You have questions.

We have answers.

Click here for a thumbnail sketch of all

we have to offer at OLM and whom you need to

speak. In the next couple of weeks we will provide

guidelines and explanations for sacraments,

formation and other parish information


Ministry Minutes are available at the office.
Check out what is happening in the Parish ministries


Feast of Christ the King: Thanksgiving is usually a feast of family and food - but it takes a lot of work. "Are you the King of the Jews?" (John 18:33) Don't let family hierarchy absolve either of you from both being a servant and at least having a moment of being King or Queen for a day this week.


"A mother's soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience." (Emily Dickinson) Although written by a woman about mothers, could this same sentiment be said about fathers? Hopefully, yes. Check your language and family life for unnecessary gender stereotypes this week.



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

Prayer of the Week

Dear Lord, Bless our parish community with joy, hope, and wonder. May those gifts be contagious and ignite the fire of faith in our young people preparing for confirmation. In thanksgiving we pray. Amen

Contact Linda or Chris for more information at 561-3580


NCYC- National Catholic Youth Conference 2015

Teens and college aged young adults are invited to think about attending the Conference
November 19-21.


Pray for Our National Catholic Youth Conference Participants

Ninety- three people from the Diocese of Pueblo, including twentyone

from our parishes, are traveling this Wednesday to Indianapolis

for the National Catholic Youth Conference. They will be

with thousands of other Catholic youth to learn more about their

faith, celebrate Mass with dozens of bishops, and hundreds of

priests, and have a great time! Please pray for their safe journey to

Indianapolis, a faith-filled and fun time while they are there, and a

safe return home. Thank you for all you have done to support the

young Church on their journey as they grow closer to Christ and

respond to his call with “Here I Am Lord · Aquí Estoy Señor.”

Interested in Lectoring?

Youth interested in becoming lectors should talk to Chris or Father

Jim. A training session will take place during Thanksgiving break.

Day and time to be determined.

Interested in Serving?

We are needing youngsters fourth grade and older who would like to be trained to serve the Mass on weekends and holy days. A training session will take place during Thanksgiving break. Talk to Chris or Father Jim if you are interested. Day and time to be determined

Father John Power Basketball League

Registration for the 2015 Father John Power Memorial Basketball League is now taking place. League is open to 2nd — 8th grade boys and girls.
You can register on-line at www.fatherpowers.org.,
e-mail at fatherjohnpowerbasketball@yahoo.com, or call Jamie at 250-6630. The League is also looking for volunteers for more information or to volunteer call Jamie

Interested in joining Serra Club

The Pueblo Serra Club is part of a worldwide organization formally recognized by the Holy See as the global lay apostolate for vocations in the Catholic Church. The Mission of Serra Club is to support spiritually, physically and financially the increase of vocation efforts within the Diocese of Pueblo and to be a positive reinforcement for our priests and religious. The Club become supporters of those contemplating a religious vocation and mentor those in the discernment process and those in seminaries. The club meets the first and third Saturday of each month (9:00-11:00 a.m.) at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Parish Hall. It is open to anyone interested. For more information contact Rose Marie Stimpfl at 720-363-6057.

WHAT KINDS OF PEOPLE become priests, sisters or brothers? Are they people who don't relate well with other people? No. They are people who love others - people who find real satisfaction chatting with a 93-year-old parishioner, holding the hand of a cancer patient, listening to the troubles of a streetwise teen. They are people with the courage to touch lives, hearts and souls in a high-tech, unchurched world. Are you that kind of person? Pray for "Yes" response to God's call.


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


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.


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

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

Thinking about Separation or Divorce?


A program to Help Couples Heal and Renew their Marriages.
  • Do you feel lost, alone or bored in your marriage?
  • Are you frustrated, hurt or angry with your spouse?
  • Are you constantly fighting? Or, do you simply shut down?
  • Have you thought about separation or divorce?
  • Does talking about it only make it worse?

    ... Retrouvaille provides marriage help!

click here for more info


For confidential information about or to register for upcoming programs, call (303) 317-5111 or email:dialov1282@gmail.com or visit the web site at www.HelpOurMarriage.com

Next Colorado Worshop:   Denver   4/15/2016   9/9/2016

Natural Family Planning:




What is it? The NFPI home-study course is a convenient way for couples to complete an NFP course for self-instruction and as a normal part of preparation for marriage.


What will you do and learn?

In the NFPI Home Study Course, you will-

* Study the NFPI manual, Natural Family Planning: The Complete Approach.

* Learn how to observe, record, and interpret the signs of female fertility.

* Learn Catholic teaching about love, marriage, sexuality and responsible parenthood.

* Understand that teaching in terms of the Christian marriage covenant.


What's the process?

You will complete a series of three tests based upon the NFPI manual, Natural Family Planning: The Complete Approach. You will be sent one test at a time. You will answer the questions or apply rules based on the readings. After you have successfully completed the first test, you will be sent the second test. When you successfully complete the second, you will be sent the third test. After the three tests are completed, you will be asked to interpret two charts.


More information can be obtained at the NFPI website: www.NFPandmore.org

Follow the Home Study Course Link.

A donation is requested.


Do you know someone who has never been baptized, but has asked

you questions about the faith? Or maybe someone who has been

baptized in another faith has asked how to be a Catholic.

Our Rite of Christian Initiation for adults and for children run all year.

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


Ministry of Consolation -- Bereavement Ministry

It is the goal of the community of Our Lady of the Meadows

that no member should suffer the loss of a loved one in isolation.

To that end, we are pleased to offer ongoing supportive

and pastoral services for the bereaved through the ministry of

consolation. These services include a monthly support group

on the second Thursday of each month; routine contact by

telephone and mail, as desired; assistance at funerals and receptions.

All services are free and available to parishioners or

any family member who is experiencing the loss of a loved one.

It is our hope that, through these pastoral services, those suffering

a loss may come to know the loving support of the faith community.

For more information contact the parish office, or Paula Giordano at 561-2958.


News from around the Catholic World


The Universal Church

The Holy See
Pope Francis
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Vatican News Service
Pope Francis' Daily Spiritual Reflections

Our Holy Father's Prayer Intentions for November:

Universal: That we may be open to personal encounter and dialogue with all, even those whose convictions differ from our own.

Evangelization: That pastors of the Church, with profound love for their flocks, may accompany them and enliven their hope.

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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 Newspaper 
Today's Catholic

Catholic Issues

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Our Prayer

Click on the image above to check out what is happening live at the
National Catholic Youth Conference
going on Thursday thru Saturday in Indianapolis.

Food for the Poor

“As often as you did it one of My brothers and sisters,

you dit it to Me.” Matthew 25:40


Food for the Poor was founded on the basis of this Gospel.

We seek out the poorest of the poor in 16 different

countries, aiding some of the most destitute. In each face

we see the living Christ, who is hungry, thirsty, a stranger

and naked. Our ministry focuses on the greatest needs of

the destitute. Just as our Lord served those society ignored,

we are there; feeding the hungry, building water

wells for thirsty villages, building houses for the homeless,

aiding the impoverished elderly, raising orphans in a loving

atmosphere of Christian discipline, healing the sick or

overcoming illiteracy by supporting schools.

Father Gary Norman from Prescott, Arizona will be at all

the Masses Saturday-Sunday, November 28-29 to talk

about Food for the Poor.


All Souls’ Intentions will be used throughout the month of November

unless a private Intention has been requested. All Souls’ Mass Intention

envelopes are available in the pews. All Souls’ Intentions will be placed on

the altar throughout the month of November. All Souls’ Donations are

traditionally given to the priest for his personal charitable purposes



Last Sunday in Ordinary Time

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

November 22, 2015

So Pilate said to him, "Then you are a king?"
Jesus answered, "You say I am a king.
For this I was born and for this I came into the world,
to testify to the truth.
Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice." John18:37



Remember to pray for peace every day at noon.


Peace is something we all seek,

When we lack it, we feel weak.

Since it's rooted deep inside,

With our peace, we're closely tied.


Peace is something you can't buy,

You won't catch it from the sky.

Something about it is truly sublime,

It does not follow distance nor time.


Peace is something we mutually share,

For it is just, and always fair.

When we find it, peace is sweet,

It shall make our life complete.




November is the Month of
the Souls in Purgatory

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.

Information taken from www.catholicculture.org



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

1. All Saints, Solemnity
In this Gospel Jesus teaches the beatitudes.
2. All Souls, Feast
3. Martin de Porres, Opt. Mem.
4. Charles Borromeo, Memorial
8. Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
The Gospel relates the parable of the widow and the coins.
9. Lateran Basilica, Feast
10. Leo the Great, Memorial
11. Martin of Tours; Veterans Day (USA), Memorial
12. Josaphat, Memorial
13. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Memorial
15. Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
This Gospel is about the second coming of Christ.
16. Margaret of Scotland; Gertrude, Opt. Mem.
17. Elizabeth of Hungary, Memorial
18. Churches of Peter and Paul; Rose Philippine Duchesne (USA), Opt. Mem.
21. Presentation of Mary, Memorial
22. Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe , Solemnity
This Gospel is about the exchange between Pilate and Jesus.
23. Clement I; Columban; Bl. Miguel Agustín Pro (USA), Opt. Mem.
24. Andrew Dung-Lac and Companions, Memorial
25. Catherine of Alexandria, Opt. Mem.
29. First Sunday of Advent, Sunday
Jesus tells the disciples about the signs of His Second Coming.
30. Andrew, Feast

Information taken fromwww.catholicculture.org

The Liturgy of the Word

Click for info on Today's Saint's Feast



The Word of God

New American Bible

Readings for Mass


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Daily Gospel Reflections:
From Daily Prayer Online
From Creighton University
From Don Schwager


The Culture of Life


How can we protect our children when we don't respect life?

Mother Teresa  I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child - a direct killing of the innocent child - murder by the mother herself. And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another? How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with love, and we remind ourselves that love means to be willing to give until it hurts.--Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live, by loving the LORD, your God, obeying his voice, and holding fast to him. For that will mean life for you, a long life for you to live on the land which the LORD swore to your ancestors, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give to them. Dt 30:19-20

Let us Pray: Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the malice and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.

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




Rachael's Vineyard

Pregnant? Need Help? Click here 

Priests for Life

Post Abortive Care

Silent No More


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.


Next Campaign
February 10 – March 20

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



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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





The Diocese of Pueblo will sponsor two classes from the University of Dayton during Cycle 7 in 2015. The first five week course is entitled "Introduction to Practical Morality."  The second three week course is entitled "Catholic Teaching on Chastity, Family Life and Human Sexuality." Both classes begin October 25th.  The first course ends November 28th. The three week course ends November 14th. 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 7 and click on the name of the course. If you want to take one of these courses, please let Sister Betty know by October 12th at bwerner@dioceseofpueblo.org.

The required books for "Introduction to Practical Morality" are:
                Reason Informed by Faith by Richard Gula
                Christian Morality in the Breath of God by Russell Conners
                National Directory for Catechesis  put out by the USCCB
There are no required books for "Catholic Teaching on Chastity, Family Life and Human Sexuality"  All readings will be online.



" 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: 11/21/2015

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