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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

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Rt. Rev. Monsignor James King, Pastor


May the peace and hope of our Savior’s birth be with you always
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with us

 

Praising God and serving His flock for 35 years

 

 

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MASS TIMES

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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

Confession 4 PM Saturday

 

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Sunday, 9:15 AM

 

Our Parish


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.


Prayers for the Deceased:

Please remember in your prayers: Donna Gruber; Rose Passanante; 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.

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 Because of privacy laws, hospitals do not publish lists of those who have been admitted to the hospital.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
 



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.

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

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This Week's Bulletin

King's Korner

Diocese Blast

Announcements

 

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



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



PEACE & JUSTICE

Remember to pray for peace every day at noon.
 

The God of Peace is never glorified by human violence.

Thomas Merton, Catholic monk and spiritual writer

 


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.



 
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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

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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 December:

General: That the birth of the Redeemer may bring peace and hope to all people of good will.

Missionary: That parents may be true evangelizers, passing on to their children the precious gift of faith.

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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

A time to Prepare,

A time to Celebrate

Advent

The Reason for the Season

The month of December is filled with expectation and celebration. Preparation is the key word for the first 24 days of December. Everyone is getting ready for Christmas — shopping and decorating, baking and cleaning. Too often, however, we are so busy with the material preparations that we lose sight of the real reason for our activity.

Christmas is a Christian feast — and we must reclaim it as such! In the same way that a family eagerly prepares for a baby, so in Advent should we prepare for the coming of the Christ Child. We should keep Advent as a season of waiting and longing, of conversion and of hope and keep our thoughts on the incredible love and humility of our God in taking on the flesh of the Virgin Mary. Let us not forget to prepare a peaceful place in our hearts wherein our Savior may come to dwell.

The best person we can turn to for help during Advent is Mary, Christ's and our Mother. She awaited the day of His birth with more eagerness than any other human being. Her preparation was complete in every respect. Let's crown our preparation and borrow something of Mary's prayerfulness, her purity and whole-hearted submission to God's will.  Information taken from www.catholicculture.org

 

Advent Penance Services


Wednesday, December 17 St. Joseph, Blende noon

Wednesday, December 17 St. Mary, Walsenburg 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 17 St. Aloysius, Rye 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 18 Shrine of St. Therese 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 20 St. Mary Help of Christians 8:45 a.m.

Monday, December 22 Our Lady of the Meadows 7:00 p.m.
 



Third Sunday in Advent


December 14, 2014 

Brothers and sisters:
Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing.
In all circumstances give thanks,
for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.
Do not quench the Spirit.
Do not despise prophetic utterances.
Test everything; retain what is good.
Refrain from every kind of evil. 1 thes 5:16-24

 


Retirement Fund for Religious

Support religious communities. “Your generous contribution helps us to care for our retired sisters and enables our young sisters to continue to active ministry,” writes a religious sisters. Your gift to today’s collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious provides vital support for the retirement needs of senior sisters, brothers, and religious order priests. It also helps ensure that younger members can continue the good works of their elders! Please give generously to the collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious.


 

December is the Month of the
Immaculate Conception

"From all eternity God chose with infinite wisdom the woman who would be the Mother of His divine Son. To prepare for the Word Incarnate a spotless and holy tabernacle, God created Mary in grace and endowed her from the moment of her conception with all the perfections suited to her exalted dignity. St. Thomas teaches that through her intimacy with Christ, the principle of grace, she possessed beyond all creatures a fullness of divine life." —
Liturgical Meditations
, The Sisters of St. Dominic

We Pray

O God, who by the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin didst make ready a fitting habitation for Thy Son, we beseech Thee that Thou who didst keep her clean from all stain by the precious death of the same Son, foreseen by Thee, may grant unto us in like manner to be made clean through her intercession and so attain unto Thee. 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
December

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.
3. Francis Xavier, Memorial
6. Nicholas, Opt. Mem.
7. Second Sunday of Advent, Sunday
The Gospel today recounts the story of St. John the Baptist telling his followers about the coming Messiah.

8.
Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
Patronal Feastday of the United States of America
, Solemnity
Holy Day of Obligation
11. Damasus I, Opt. Mem.

12. Our Lady of Guadalupe (USA), Feast
13. Lucy, Memorial
14. Third Sunday of Advent, Sunday
The crowds question St. John the Baptist asking him who he is.
21. Fourth Sunday of Advent, Sunday
The Gospel today recounts the story of the angel Gabriel's revelation to Our Lady that she was to be the Mother of the Savior.

23. John of Kanty, Opt. Mem.
24. Christmas Eve, Sunday

25. Christmas, Solemnity
26. Stephen, Feast
27. John, Feast

28. Holy Family, Feast
This Gospel recounts the prophecy of Simeon.
29. Thomas Becket, Opt. Mem.
31. Sylvester I, Opt. Mem.

Information taken from www.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

 

  December 2014  
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
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 21   22   23   24   25   26   27 
 28   29   30   31   1   2   3

 

  January 2015  
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 28   29   30   31   1   2   3 
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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

BISHOP'S OFFICE thread

Year of Consecrated Life
Pope Francis declared this year the "Year of Consecrated Life." This began over the weekend on the first Sunday of Advent and lasts until World Day of Consecrated Life, February 2, 2016.  The USCCB has prepared a page with resources and prayers - available in both English and Spanish - available here.

CHANCELLOR'S OFFICE thread

Announcments as of Dec 2014

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

FINANCE thread

WORSHIP thread

VOCATIONS thread

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

SAFE ENVIRONMENT thread

LIFELONG CATECHESIS / FAMILY MINISTRIES thread

12/3/14 Worldwide Marriage Encounter

The search is on. The Fifth Annual Longest Married Couple Project in the U.S as well as each of the 50 states and territories has started. If you know a couple with a long marriage please nominate them for this honor. This annual search is sponsored by Worldwide Marriage Encounter. More information can be found at wwme.org.

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

PRISON MINISTRY thread

CAMPUS MINISTRY thread

ONLINE EDUCATION thread

" 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