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Rev. Monsignor James King, Pastor
Praising God and serving His flock for 37 years
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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
Marian Sacramentary, Mass for the Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Theology on Tap
Theology on Tap is for young adults in their 20’s and 30’s. The event includes coming together in in local pub to listen to a short presentation and then discussion about the topic. Drinking alcohol is optional. It is a great way for young adults to join together to talk about issues that affect them. The first session will be Friday, September 23 at Broadway cup N Cork (100 Broadway Avenue). Presentation topic is “Finding God In Your Every Day Life” by Gary and Kendra Wermers
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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.
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"Do not be ashamed, the Father awaits you with Open Arms!"
The Chaplet of St. Michael
O God, come to my assistance. O Lord, make haste to help me. Glory be to the Father, etc.
[Say one Our Father and three Hail Marys after each of the following nine salutations in honor of the nine Choirs of Angels]
1. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of
Seraphim may the Lord make us worthy to burn with the fire of
2. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of
Cherubim may the Lord grant us the grace to leave the ways of sin
and run in the paths of Christian perfection.
3. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of
Thrones may the Lord infuse into our hearts a true and sincere
spirit of humility.
4. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of
Dominations may the Lord give us grace to govern our senses and
overcome any unruly passions.
5. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Virtues may the Lord preserve us from evil and falling into temptation. Amen.
6. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of
Powers may the Lord protect our souls against the snares and
temptations of the devil.
7. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Principalities may God fill our souls with a true spirit of obedience. Amen.
8. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of
Archangels may the Lord give us perseverance in faith and in all
good works in order that we may attain the glory of Heaven.
9. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of
Angels may the Lord grant us to be protected by them in this mortal
life and conducted in the life to come to Heaven.
Say one Our Father in honor of each of the following leading Angels: St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael and our Guardian Angel.
O glorious prince St. Michael, chief and commander of the heavenly hosts, guardian of souls, vanquisher of rebel spirits, servant in the house of the Divine King and our admirable conductor, you who shine with excellence and superhuman virtue deliver us from all evil, who turn to you with confidence and enable us by your gracious protection to serve God more and more faithfully every day.
Pray for us, O glorious St. Michael, Prince of the Church of Jesus Christ, that we may be made worthy of His promises.
Almighty and Everlasting God, Who, by a prodigy of goodness and a
merciful desire for the salvation of all men, has appointed the most
glorious Archangel St. Michael Prince of Your Church, make us
worthy, we ask You, to be delivered from all our enemies, that none
of them may harass us at the hour of death, but that we may be
conducted by him into Your Presence.This we ask through the merits
Jesus Christ Our Lord.
“How come we play war and not peace?”
Bill Watterson, Creator Calvin and Hobbes
Being present at Mass -- The Liturgy of the Word
Listed below are various aspects of the Eucharistic celebration. Think
about how you might be more “present” at each of them. Think about
how your presence there might help you to truly “remember Jesus” in
your everyday life.
● We gather. We choose to be there and make an effort to be fully
present, to really pray and worship with the community.
● We sing. We think about the meaning of the words in the hymns.
● We admit our failings and ask forgiveness.
● We read a passage from the Hebrew Scriptures. We reflect on these
ancient words that Jesus himself would have studied as a child and
● We read a passage from one of the letters written by Peter, Paul,
James, or John. They are reminding us of the things they learned from
Jesus and encouraging us to live according to his teachings.
● We read a passage from the Gospels. We hear the very words of
Jesus and recall what Jesus said and did to show us that all people are
loved by his Father.
● We listen as the priest explains the Scripture readings and applies
them to our daily lives.
● We declare our faith in the teachings of Jesus and in his Church by
praying the creed with the community.
● We make an offering, a personal monetary gift that will be used to
support the Church in doing the work that Jesus did.
● We pray for the needs of the world, of the church, and of the people
in our own parish family.
Being present at Mass from Preparation of gifts to Sending Forth
● We offer bread and wine to God, and ask God to accept these simple
gifts as signs of our love. We ask the Holy Spirit to transform the
bread and wine -- and to transform us into true disciples.
● We listen as the priest, the official representative of Jesus and of the
Church, says the sacred words that Jesus said at the Last Supper:
“Take and eat, this is my body. Take and drink, this is my blood. Do
this to rememberance me.”
● We bow in adoration as the priest holds up the consecrated bread
and wine, transformed now into the Body and Blood of Jesus.
● We sing together the Great Amen, declaring to the whole world that
we believe in the mystery of God’s love, and of God’s presence to us
here in the Eucharist.
● We join hands and pray the Our Father, the prayer that Jesus himself
taught us and remember that he is here now praying with us and
● We turn to one another with a handshake or hug, offering the peace
of Christ to those who are sharing the Eucharist with us, especially
our own families.
● We walk up in procession; we hold out our hands (or put out our
tongue), asking for the sacred bread. We say “Amen” as a sign of our
faith, and we receive the sacred Body and Blood of Jesus in Holy
● We spend quiet time in prayer, deepening our love for Jesus who is
truly living within us, and renewing our commitment to him and to his
● We stand and sing a closing hymn, thinking about the meaning of
● We go in peace to love and serve the Lord. We carry Jesus home
with us in our hearts, making real efforts to remember him and to live
his message of love in our little corner of the world.
● We look for ways to love and serve others as Jesus did -- especially
the poor, sick, hungry, lonely, and those that no one else notices and
And thy own soul a sword shall pierce, that, out of many hearts thoughts may be revealed.
CHAPLET OF THE SEVEN SORROWS OF MARY
This devotion, instituted in the course of the thirteenth century, honors the Sorrows endured by the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is recited on a Rosary comprised of seven decades containing seven beads in each decade. Each decade of seven is divided from the rest by medals representing the seven principal sorrows of Her life.
The chaplet is said by offering a Hail Mary on each of the beads, with an Our Father each seven Hail Mary's. Completion of the chaplet requires three Hail Mary's at the end in honor of the sorrowful tears of Our Lady.
Reflect on the sorrow of Our Blessed Lady, when She presented Her Divine Child in the Temple and heard from the aged Simeon that a sword of grief would pierce Her soul.
Reflect on Her sorrow when, to escape the cruelty of King Herod, She was forced to fly into Egypt with St. Joseph and Her Beloved Child. Pray for those who kill children today by abortion.
Reflect on Her grief when, in returning from Jerusalem, She found that She had lost Her dear Jesus, Whom She sought for three days.
Reflect on Her meeting Her divine Son, all bruised and bleeding, carrying His Cross to Calvary, and seeing Him fall under its heavy weight.
Reflect on Her standing by, when Her Divine Son was lifted up on the Cross and the blood flowed in streams from His Sacred Wounds.
Reflect on Her sorrow, when Her Divine son was taken down from the Cross, and placed in Her arms.
Reflect on Her following His Sacred Body as it was borne by Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus to the sepulcher.
Information taken fromwww.catholicculture.org
3. Gregory the Great, Memorial
4. Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
8. Birth of Mary, Feast
9. Peter Claver (USA), Memorial
11. Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
12. Most Holy Name of Mary, Opt. Mem.
13. John Chrysostom, Memorial
14. Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Feast
15. Our Lady of Sorrows, Memorial
16. Cornelius and Cyprian, Memorial
17. Robert Bellarmine, Opt. Mem.
18. Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
19. Januarius, Opt. Mem.
20. Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang and Companions, Memorial
21. Matthew, Feast
23. Pio of Pietrelcina, Memorial
25. Twenty-Six Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
26. Cosmas and Damian, Opt. Mem.
27. Vincent de Paul, Memorial
28. Wenceslaus; Lawrence Ruiz and Companions, Opt. Mem.
29. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Feast
30. Jerome, Memorial
Information taken fromwww.catholicculture.org
The Word of God
The Culture of Life
How can we protect our children when we don't respect life?
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!
One Step Further
The Diocese of Pueblo continues its partnership with the University of Dayton to offer online courses in theology and spirituality. Most of the courses last five weeks and cost $50. Those interested in taking one of these courses can select from over 70 topics offered by the University of Dayton. Anyone new to online education might want to begin with some of their basic courses first. A few of these include: Bible Basics, Catholic Beliefs, and Images of Jesus. People who have more experience with theology workshops or online courses might also consider: Introduction to Scripture, Introduction to Christian Morality, Survey of Catholic Doctrine, or one of their many other courses.
Anyone interested in taking one of these courses is encouraged to explore the University of Dayton’s website at vlc.udayton.edu. The next cycle of classes begins August 28 and lasts until October 1. Registration opened July 13. Any questions regarding registration or reimbursement can be referred to Sister Betty Werner via e-mail at email@example.com.
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
Our Lady of
the Meadows Catholic Church
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