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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.
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MASS TIMES

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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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Sunday, 9:15 AM

Our Parish

Vacation Bible School

Monday, June 22 - Friday June 26, 12:30-3:00 p.m.

 

“Everest Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power”

Teens needed to help with leading groups

as well as adults to do various jobs -- including leading groups.

Please call the office to volunteer your time!

VBS is great fun for kids, leaders and adults!

Registration forms are on the kiosk.


This Week's Bulletin

King's Korner

Announcements

 

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.

 

Bible Study

Thursdays at noon and 7 p.m.

Bible study is on a summer hiatus until Thursday, July 16.

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

the west doors. See you July 16!

 

Prayers for the Deceased:

Please remember in your prayers: Bertha Armijo; Claudia DelaCruz; Charles Ryan Masset; Sharon Kay (Torri) Harris; James G Wark; Father Kevin (James) Bachmann, OSB; Doris June Andreatta; Raynel David Caldwell; 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 Because of privacy laws, hospitals do not publish lists of those who have been admitted to the hospital.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

MARRIAGE MOMENTS

Is it any wonder that couples are finding it more

difficult to make and keep marriage vows when promiscuity

is portrayed as normative on TV, movies,

websites, and annoying e-mails. This week, be mindful

of what the media is feeding your psyche.

PARENTING POINTERS

"Leave your spouse a sweet note... You'll be amazed

at the power of the pen. If you head out of the

house first, leave it on their car. Or, hide a note

where you know they'll find it. A friend of mine used

the letters from a Scrabble game to create a surprise

note for his wife." (from a Family Minute with

Mark Merrill) http://www.familyminute.com/

 



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)

 

Teen Leaders needed for Vacation Bible School

Teens, mark your calendars for the week of Monday, June 22- Friday June 26, 12:30-3:00 p.m. for the Vacation Bible School. This year the theme is Everest –Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power!

NCYC- National Catholic Youth Conference 2015

Teens and college aged young adults are invited to think about attending the Conference in November. Never heard of NCYC? -- go to YouTube for many videos or National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) Facebook page. Call us for information as we are in the planning stages for the conference

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.

We will continue in the fall

Sacrament of Confirmation

Pray for all that celebrated the sacrament of Confirmation

Friday, May 1 at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of the Meadows.

“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.

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.

 

YOUTH FEST 2016!!!! SAVE THE DATE !!!
February 20 and 21, 2016
Speaker: Catholic Evangelist Mike Patin
Pueblo, Colorado
Events for both Junior and Senior High Students

 


 

Parish Calendar Of Events

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2015 campaign under way.
Thank you for your support last year in meeting our goal.
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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

 

Marriage Resources


Enrichment Workshop
Greg and Julie Alexander of the Alexander House (thealexanderhouse.org) and producers of the Covenant of Love program (http://covenantoflove.org/) will be at Saint Gabriel the Archangel Parish on June 13th from 9am-3pm to offer a marriage enrichment workshop for all engaged and married couples of the Dioceses of Colorado Springs and Pueblo.  It's entitled Enjoy Your Marriage: Marriage Education and Enrichment Workshop.  It will incorporate Church teaching and scripture coupled with the Alexander's personal life experiences which are used to present information in this fun, educational and fact-filled workshop.  Cost will be $80/couple which will include workshop materials and lunch.  There will also be a table available at the event which will have all of their products available for sale. 
To register please visit: 
www.eymstgabriel.eventbrite.com.  For more information please contact Hector & Christine Cardenas @ 719-373-3056 or hrccmc@yahoo.com.  Unfortunately due to limited space, no childcare will be provided.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Retreats

Colorado Springs Retreat Weekends: June 5-7 and October 9-11

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 ad runs until 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. All faith expressions are welcome!

 



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


 

The Universal Church


The Holy See
 
Pope Francis
 
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Pope Francis' Daily Spiritual Reflections
 

Our Holy Father's Prayer Intentions for July:

Universal: That political responsibility may be lived at all levels as a high form of charity.

Evangelization: That, amid social inequalities, Latin American Christians may bear witness to love for the poor and contribute to a more fraternal society.

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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


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Our Prayer

Bishop Berg to preside and preach as part of the USCCB Fortnight for Freedom initiative on June 27th, at the Saturday 4pm anticipatory Mass in the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.

(Please, no political insignia of any kind should be brought into the Cathedral.)

The US Bishops will once again host the "Fortnight for Freedom," from June 21 to July 4,2015. This year's theme,  "Freedom to Bear Witness," emphasizes the link between religious freedom and bearing witness to the truth of the Gospel, keeping in mind the sacrifice of so many martyrs for the faith, both past and present.


Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

June 28, 2015

You changed my mourning into dancing;

O LORD, my God,

forever will I give you thanks.

--Psalm 30:13


 

Prayer from the Roman Missal

Almighty, and everlasting God, who hast appointed Thine only-begotten Son to be the Redeemer of the world, and hast been pleased to be reconciled unto us by His Blood, grant us, we beseech Thee, so to venerate with solemn worship the price of our salvation, that the power thereof may here on earth keep us from all things hurtful, and the fruit of the same may gladden us for ever hereafter in heaven. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 



PEACE & JUSTICE

Remember to pray for peace every day at noon.

 

Let us pray for all peoples and cultures of the world, for all those who seek God in different religious ways. May there always be dialogue among them, may intolerance and contempt be extinguished, and together may they seek ways of concord and fraternity.

Pope John Paul II


 

July is the Month of
the Sacred Blood of Jesus

Prayer:

Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.

God the Father of Heaven, Have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us.

God the Holy Spirit, Have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, One God, Have mercy on us.

Blood of Christ, only-begotten Son of the Eternal Father, save us.

Blood of Christ, Incarnate Word of God, save us.

Blood of Christ, of the new and Eternal Testament, save us.

Blood of Christ, falling upon the earth in the Agony, save us.

Blood of Christ, shed profusely in the Scourging, save us.

Blood of Christ, flowing forth in the Crowning with Thorns, save us.

Blood of Christ, poured out on the Cross, save us.

Blood of Christ, Price of our salvation, save us.

Blood of Christ, without which there is no forgiveness, save us.

Blood of Christ, Eucharistic drink and refreshment of souls, save us.

Blood of Christ, river of mercy, save us.

Blood of Christ, Victor over demons, save us.

Blood of Christ, Courage of martyrs, save us.

Blood of Christ, Strength of confessors, save us.

Blood of Christ, bringing forth virgins, save us.

Blood of Christ, Help of those in peril, save us.

Blood of Christ, Relief of the burdened, save us.

Blood of Christ, Solace in sorrow, save us.

Blood of Christ, Hope of the penitent, save us.

Blood of Christ, consolation of the dying, save us.

Blood of Christ, Peace and Tenderness of hearts, save us.

Blood of Christ, Pledge of Eternal Life, save us.

Blood of Christ, freeing souls from Purgatory, save us.

Blood of Christ, most worthy of all glory and honor, save us.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.

V. Thou hast redeemed us, O Lord, in Thy blood, R. And made of us a kingdom for our God.

Let Us Pray

Almighty and Eternal God, Thou hast appointed Thine only-begotten Son the Redeemer of the world, and willed to be appeased by His Blood, Grant, we beseech Thee, that we may worthily adore this Price of our salvation, and through its power be safeguarded from the evils of this present life, so that we may rejoice in its fruits forever in Heaven. Through the same Christ Our Lord.

R. Amen.

Information taken from www.catholicculture.org

 


 

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

1. Bl. Junipero Serra (USA); St. Oliver Plunket, Opt. Mem.
3. Thomas the Apostle, Feast
4. Independence Day (USA), Opt. Mem.
5. Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
Our Lord teaches in the synagogue and is rejected by those present.
6. Maria Goretti, Opt. Mem.
9. Augustine Zhao Rong and companions, Opt. Mem.
11. Benedict, Memorial
12. Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
Jesus sends out the twelve apostles and gives them authority over unclean spirits.
13. Henry, Opt. Mem.
14. St. Kateri Tekakwitha (USA), Memorial
15. Bonaventure, Memorial
16. Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Opt. Mem.
18. Camillus de Lellis (USA), Opt. Mem.
19. Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
Jesus invites the Apostles to "come away and rest a while."
20. Apollinaris, Opt. Mem.
21. Lawrence of Brindisi, Opt. Mem.
22. Mary Magdalene, Memorial
23. Bridget, Opt. Mem.
24. Sharbel (Charbel) Makhloof, Opt. Mem.
25. James, Feast
26. Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
This Gospel tells the story of the miracle of the loaves and fishes.
29. Martha, Memorial
30. Peter Chrysologus, Opt. Mem.
31. Ignatius of Loyola, Memorial


Information taken from www.catholicculture.org

The Liturgy of the Word


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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.

 



 
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Other Culture of Life Resources

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
 

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Post Abortive Care

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

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Give and Pray for the victims of oppression and violence in Syria, Sudan and all over the world

 

 


YOUTH MINISTRY



 

National Catholic Youth Conference

 

The National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC for short) is a biennial gathering of high school youth from around the United States. It is an opportunity for you to experience the true universality of the Catholic Church by praying, going to AWESOME Mass, and experiencing Christ in Reconciliation and Adoration with other Catholics from around the United States. NCYC always attracts some of the biggest and best known Catholic speakers and musicians, and brings them together to share their time and experiences with you in break-out sessions and workshops.  There are also plenty of opportunities for you to get to know other people from different regions of the U.S. Entertainment includes concerts, a dance, a comedy club as well as interactive exhibits.  Ultimately, NCYC is a weekend get-together with the you and 23,000 of your closest friends!

 

NCYC will take place in Indianapolis November 19-21, however, much planning needs to take place in preparation for those attending so we need to know who is interested NOW.  If any Parish is at all interested in attending NCYC in November contact the Diocese of Pueblo NCYC Delegation Leader Linda Davis at 719-561-3580, ext. 20.

 


ONLINE EDUCATION

The Diocese of Pueblo will sponsor two classes from the University of Dayton during Cycle 4 in 2015. The first course is entitled "Ecclesiology: Beginnings of Church." The class begins May 31st and ends July 4th. This will be a closed session for Deacon Candidates and people in the Pueblo Diocese. Deacon Dan Leetch and Sister Betty took this course two years ago, and it is a great course. Just know that you will need time to do the work, so do not sign up unless you are sure you can begin the work right away and keep up with all the reading and posts each week. A detailed description of this course can be found on the VLCFF website. Go to vlc.udayton.edu, click on course schedule, then click on Cycle 4 and click on the name of the course. If you want to join this closed session, please let Sister Betty know by May 18th at bwerner@dioceseofpueblo.org. The required books for this course are: 

 

The Beginnings of Church by Frederick J. Cwiekowski
Vatican II in Plain English. Volume 2: The constitutions by Bill Huebsch (approximately $15.40)
 (The collection is more expensive - $43.20, and you do not need the collection.)

 

The Youth Ministry course, "Prayer and Worship with Adolescents" is also offered during this cycle. Anyone who is interested in taking this course needs to register directly with Dayton University and pay the $40 registration fee. If you need reimbursement, please contact Sister Betty for assistance. The books you would need for this course include:


 

The Catholic Youth Prayer Book by Laure Krupp
The Catholic Way to Pray - An Essential Guide for Adults SND by Kathleen Glavich

 

" 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
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last update: 7/1/2015


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