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 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

Rev. Monsignor James King, Pastor

In the Year of Mercy



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

New to the Parish? Welcome!  Please register.
Click here to download Registration form


    Congratulations to our high school graduates! It is time to submit your application for the OLM scholarship. The applications can be found in the Narthex. The criteria for the scholarship are:

    ● Registered member of a household registered and active in support of the either Our Lady of the Meadows or Holy Rosary

    ● Proof of having received the sacrament of Confirmation

    ● Demonstrate he/she attends Mass on Sunday and Holy Days of Obligation

    ● Active participate in a Parish ministry ( i.e. Vacation Bible School, Peer Ministry, retreat team, hospitality, lector, music, server, etc.)

    ●Two letters of affirmation: one from a member of the parish staff and one from a fellow parishioner (not a relative).

    ● Registered as a full time student in an accredited college, vocational or trade school

Scholarship application deadline is July1, 2016.

Click here for more information

Bible Study

Thursdays at noon and 7 p.m.

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


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.


Learn - Deepen - Defend - Instruct


Get your inspirational CD and book
from the kiosk in the Narthex, Today!
Order on line at www.lighthousecatholicmedia.org


This Week's Bulletin

King's Korner



2016 campaign is underway.
Thank you for your 100% support in meeting our 2015 goal.
Click image above for more info and to pledge online.



Prayers for the Deceased:

Please remember in your prayers: Dr. Ronald Moreschini; Gail Tapia; Reginald Weakley; Keith Duane Carver; Father Walter Smigel; Carmen Bucciarelli; Sollie S. Raso; Rex Hamm; Margaret Mary Murillo; Julia Yarnell; Paul Mark (Fuzzy) Ruybal; Phyllis Scott Pierson; Robert J. Sabo; Catherine Ann Hoskins; Charleen Caldwell; 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


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.



Phone number -- 561-3580

Linda Davis -- lindadavis81004@yahoo.com

Chris Armstrong -- Chris@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)


Vacation Bible School

Monday-Thursday, June 20-23, 2016

Our EarthKeepers Vacation Bible School

helps kids explore how to care for all of God’s creation.

It is based on Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si’ and it includes engaging Bible stories, catchy songs, fun games, creative activities, yummy snacks, compelling stories and more.

held at Holy Family Parish,  2827 Lakeview, Pueblo

Kids Kindergarten--5th Grade

Monday-Thursday --12:30-3:30 p.m.

Registration Fee: $5 per child,

$15 for four or more children

Older than 5th Grade?

Middle School and High School teens are needed to help out during the week.

Adults are needed, too! It takes an army to pull off an event this fun!

First Communion

Please pray for our children
 Contact Chris for more information at 561-3580

Sacrament of Confirmation


Contact Linda or Chris for more information at 561-3580


Newman Club
for Central, Centennial and South High Schools

The clubs will continue to meet throughout April and the first week of May. It has been a great year. Just one more way to be with teens in their own space! We have applied for a grant to expand the clubs to East and County high schools. Prayers would be greatly appreciated that we are granted the monies to fund the Newman Clubs.



Middle & High School

Sunday, April 10, will be the last session. It has been a great year!


Mark your calendars to help with the
Vacation Bible School -- June 20- 23.
More details to come.


Evangelization with a youthful perspective:

Fellowship of Catholic University Students


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

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.





WHATKINDS 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


2016 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

Greg and Julie Alexander of the Alexander House (thealexanderhouse.org) and producers of the Covenant of Love program (http://covenantoflove.org/) will be at Corpus Christi Parish on July 30th from 9am-4pm to offer a marriage enrichment workshop for all engaged and married couples of the Diocese of Colorado Springs and the Diocese of Pueblo. 

It's entitled Strong Catholic Marriage 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 $85.39/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.  We will also be offering child care during the retreat for a free will donation. 

To register please visit: https://coloradoscm.eventbrite.com.  For more information please contact (Joe & Lori, (719) 494-1296 or Hector & Christine, (719) 373-3056)


"I will follow you." (Luke 9:57) In couple dancing

more often the man is the lead. Marriage, however,

is more than a dance. It works best when both are

adept at both leading and following as circumstances

and talents dictate. How do you balance

this in your marriage?


Summer is vacation time and often that means

travel. In addition to relatives, national parks, and

monuments, consider visiting a holy place. Of course

any place can be holy when looked at with eyes of

faith, but also consider visiting a religious shrine or

a different church.

Colorado Springs Retreat Weekends

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


Already Encountered?
Join the Southern Colorado Community every third Saturday of the month for fellowship, presentations, dialogue and other events.Sign up as a prayer couple, application couple or community support for upcoming weekends.Join a local Sharing Group

Call Glen & Toni Gallegos (719) 650-2463 for details and upcoming events.


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   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.



The Universal Church

News from around the Catholic World


The Holy See

Pope Francis
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Vatican News Service

Pope Francis' Daily Spiritual Reflections

Our Holy Father's Prayer Intentions for June:

Universal: That immigrants and refugees may find welcome and respect in the countries to which they come.

Evangelization: That the personal encounter with Jesus may arouse in many young people the desire to offer their own lives in priesthood or consecrated life.


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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

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.


Diocesan Newspaper 
Today's Catholic

Catholic Issues

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Our Prayer

The LORD bless you and keep you!
The LORD let his face shine upon
you, and be gracious to you!
The LORD look upon you kindly and
give you peace!



Jesus, I Trust in You!

By asking for the Lord's mercy, trusting in His mercy, and sincerely trying to live His mercy in our lives, we can assure that we will never hear Him say of us, "Their hearts are far  from Me," but rather that wonderful promise, "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy."

Year of Mercy

December 8, 2015 - November 20, 2016

Vatican Web Site

US Conference of Catholic Bishops

Love, Healing, Forgiveness, Reconciliation

Contact OLM

Click here to download a pdf of Diocesan information about
Holy Doors - Pilgrimage
Indulgences - Confession

Diocese of Pueblo Web Site for Healing

Obtaining the Indulgences
Spiritual & Corporal Works of Mercy

Tools for Facilitating the Sacrament of Reconciliation

"Do not be ashamed, the Father awaits you with Open Arms!"
(pdf download)



Remember to pray for peace every day at noon.

We are not going to deal with the violence in our communities, our homes, and our nation, until we learn to deal with the basic ethic of how we resolve our disputes and to place an emphasis on peace in the way we relate to one another.

Marian Wright Edelman, Founder, Children's Defense Fund


Youth Ministry Process

Many people think that youth ministry is “just” Religious Education (Catechism, CCD, Formation, or whatever you want to call it) but actually Youth Ministry is much more than preparation of a Sacrament. Over the next few weeks we will print our goals and objectives for working with teens in the parish.


  • Goal 1: Empowerment -- To empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today.
  • Goal 2: Participation -- To draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community.
  • Goal 3: Growth -- To foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person.

Eight Components of a Comprehensive Youth Ministry Program outlined by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:

  • Community Life
  • The ministry of Community Life builds an environment of love,

    support, appreciation for diversity, and acceptance that models

    Catholic principals. It develops meaningful relationships; and

    nurtures Catholic faith.

    ● Promotes and engages young people in the life, activities, and

    ministries of the parish in meaningful and age-appropriate ways.

    ● Provides avenues for young people to participate as members

    of their faith community.

    ● Guide’s young people in developing healthy perspective of joys

    and pains of relationships and skills that promotes positive and

    healthy interaction. What can the parish community do to support

    our youth? Be models of caring adults who accept teens who

    might be “just a little different” in their style of hair or dress.

    Perhaps remembering how you might have dressed back in your

    “day”. A parish picnic might not be as appealing to teens as it is to

    senior citizens

  • Social, Justice & Service,

● Our faith calls us to work for justice and serve those in need.

● The ministry of Justice & Service empowers young people to

work for justice by concrete efforts to address the causes of human

suffering; and infuses the concepts of justice, peace, and human

dignity into all areas of our youth ministry efforts.

What can the parish community do to support our teens in the

area of Justice and Service? Be aware of the Catholic Social

Teachings of the Catholic Church. Many of the teachings are

counter cultural and we sometimes ignore the teachings we don’t

like…and turn to the service (or charity) part of Justice and Service.

Our teens are involved in many aspects of this ministry. Justice

and Service is more than collecting food and giving away clothes

we don’t like anymore.


  • Evangelization,
  • ● The ministry of Evangelization is the energizing core of all ministry
  • with young people. All of the relationships, ministry components,
  • and programs must proclaim their faith. They must invite young
  • people into a deeper relationship with our Lord and empower them to
  • live as disciples.
  • Evangelization of our young people includes:
  • ● Witnessing our faith in all aspects of OUR lives – offering ourselves
  • and our parish community as living models of the Christian faith in
  • practice.
  • ● Reaching out to young people by meeting them in their various life
  • situations, building relationships, providing healing care and
  • concern, offering genuine responses to their needs and inviting them
  • into a deeper relationship with our community and our Lord.
  • ● Invites young people personally into the life and mission of our
  • faith community so that they may experience the support, nurture
  • and care necessary to live as Christians.
  • ● Challenges young people to follow Jesus in a life of discipleship,
  • shaping their lives in the vision, values and teachings of Jesus and
  • living His mission throughout their daily lives.
  • ● Calls young people to evangelize to other young people, their
  • families and communities.
  • What can the parish community do to help support our teens in
  • the area of Evangelization? Become an evangelizer! Don’t sit back
  • and complain about things, be an agent of hope and spread the
  • “Good News” of Jesus Christ and promote the parish.
  • Leadership Development,
  • Pastoral Care,
  • Prayer & Worship,
  • Advocacy,
  • Education/ Catechesis



June is the Month of the Sacred Heart

An Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus


Most sweet Jesus, humbly kneeling at Thy feet, we renew the consecration of our family to Thy Divine Heart. Be Thou our King forever! In Thee we have full and entire confidence. May Thy spirit penetrate our thoughts, our desires, our words and our deeds. Bless our undertakings, share in our joys, in our trials, and in our labors. Grant us to know Thee better, to love Thee more, to serve Thee without faltering.


Information taken fromwww.catholicculture.org



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


1. Justin, Memorial
2. Marcellinus and Peter, Opt. Mem.
3. Sacred Heart of Jesus, Solemnity
4. Immaculate Heart of Mary, Memorial
5. Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
6. Norbert, Opt. Mem.
9. Ephrem, Opt. Mem.
11. Barnabas, Memorial
12. Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
13. Anthony of Padua, Memorial
19. Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
21. Aloysius Gonzaga, Memorial
22. Paulinus of Nola; John Fisher and Thomas More, Opt. Mem.
24. Nativity of John the Baptist, Solemnity
26. Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Sunday
27. Cyril of Alexandria, Opt. Mem.
28. Irenaeus, Memorial
29. Peter and Paul, Solemnity
30. First Martyrs of the Church of Rome, Opt. Mem.

Information taken fromwww.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

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:
Our Fall campaign will be from September 28 through November 6.

Last campaign: February 10 – March 20, 2016
more than 504 Lives saved.



Click for other Culture of Life Resources



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

A Message from Food For The Poor

To Our Lady of the Meadows and Holy Rosary Families:

Food For The Poor wishes to thank you for the welcome

you extended to Father Norman on our recent

visit to your parish.


On behalf of our brothers and sisters throughout the

Caribbean and Latin America, we thank you for your

compassion and care. We are blessed by and grateful

for your generosity.

In Christ,

The Food For The Poor Family


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





Registration is now open for anyone interested in taking a class from Dayton University during Cycle 5. Classes begin July 10th and ends August 13th. Registration closes July 6th, but it is important to register early because sometimes the courses close due to too many registrations for a particular class.

To take a course from Dayton University go to vlc.udayton.edu, go to course schedule, then Cycle 5. Click on the course selected, and a summary as well as the required book for the course can be found. Then go back to the main page, register for the course and pay the $50 registration fee. If a reimbursement is needed, e-mail a copy to Sister Betty at bwerner@dioceseofpueblo.org. Any questions can be referred to her at the same e-mail address.



" 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: 6/11/2016


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