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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

 

Souper Bowl of Caring, Sunday, February 1
before & after Masses in the Narthex

Church in Latin America

Today, we will take up the Collection for the Church in Latin America. Your gifts to the collection will fund catechesis, marriage and family life programs, and seminarian education in Latin America and the Caribbean. The support you give today will provide opportunities for years to come. Please support the Church in Latin America and be generous in today’s collection.

Catholicism: The New Evangelization
 

Put your faith into action with New Ardor, New Methods, and New

Expressions. Catholicism: The New Evangelization explores the

church’s mission within the challenges of contemporary culture.

Created by Father Robert Barron, the documentary and study

program focuses on the cultural obstacle the Church faces today

and sends us on a mission with a message of joy. Continues through February 8 after all Masses at Our Lady of the Meadows -- episodes are no more than 30 minutes in length and can stand alone. There is no cost -- just investment of your time and attention.
Join us as we explore the call to the New Evangelization!


Marriage Moments

January 19: (Martin Luther King) What does it mean to be equal? Are both of you equally good at cooking, mechanical things, sewing, small talk? Probably not. Even though your spouse may have a natural talent for a particular task, try trading chores for a day. Just for fun.
 

Parenting Pointers

January 15: God called Samuel several times before he recognized the call (1 Samuel 3). Jesus called the apostles and they followed quickly (John 1:35) -- perhaps so quickly they didn’t really understand what they were saying YES to. Talk to your children about what they want to be when they grow up. What kind of person do they want to be NOW?


Prayers for the Deceased:

Please remember in your prayers: Raymond George Lutz;, Mary Lou Giltner; Talo Nava; Joseph Genetta; Celia R.  Solano; Loretta Lee Palumbo; Mary Ann Genova; Warren J. Abbate; Vincent C. Rotolo, Jr.; Carlos Nicholas Hernandez; Ferna Tafoya; Anthony Salas; Nobuko Akase Strebe 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)

 

Mark your calendars for the Middle School Youth Rally -- Saturday,

February 7, 7:00-9:30 p.m. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. in the

Shrine of St. Therese Parish Hall. APeX Ministries will be the

presenters. Cost to join this event is $5.00 and you will get snacks

and a t-shirt. Space is still available. Linda and Lynn promise you

will enjoy this evening of fun with other middle school teens

throughout the Pueblo area! Friends are welcome, but need to

register

 

Mark your calendars for the Youth Festival -- Sunday, February 8,

12:30-5:00 p.m. at CSU-Pueblo. This event is for teens across

southern Colorado. Nationally known APeX Ministries will be

presenters. The event will also have session for service and breakout

sessions for teens as well as adults. Bishop Stephen Berg will preside

at the Mass and be there throughout the event. Space is still

available. Cost is $20.00 per teen. Parents are welcome to come for

a charge. The festival is sponsored in part by a grant from the

Catholic Foundation.

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

We ask that all of the candidates for Confirmation submit a picture

of their Baptism and First Communion. We will use the pictures at

the Confirmation Liturgy. The pictures will represent the Sacraments

of Initiation, Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation.

“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.


 

Parish Calendar Of Events

Click here for Month-at-a-Glance Events


This Week's Bulletin

King's Korner

Diocese Blast

Announcements

 

New campaign under way. Thank your 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



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.
 

During times of war, hatred becomes quite respectable, even though it has to masquerade often under the guise of patriotism.

Howard Thurman, African-American spiritual advisor to Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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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 Universal Church


The Holy See
 
Pope Francis
 
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Pope Francis' Daily Spiritual Reflections
 

Our Holy Father's Prayer Intentions for January:

General: That those from diverse religious traditions and all people of good will may work together for peace.

Missionary: That in this year dedicated to consecrated life, religious men and women may rediscover the joy of following Christ and strive to serve the poor with zeal.

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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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The Culture of Life

Respect Life Month

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.

 

Join thousands of Catholics across the country coming together in prayer
during the Bishops' Pro-life Novena, 9 Days for Life,
from Saturday, January 18 - Sunday, January 26.
Sign up through email, text message,
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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



 
Last campaign: Sept. 24 to Nov. 2 2014
726 Lives saved.
The next campaign is February 18 - March 29
40daysforlife.com

 

Other Culture of Life Resources

Priests for Life

Post Abortive Care

Pregnant? Need Help? Click here 

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!

 


 


 

January is the Month of the
Holy Name of Jesus

 

“Glorious name, gracious name, name of love and of power! Through you sins are forgiven, through you enemies are vanquished, through you the sick are freed from their illness, through you those suffering in trials are made strong and cheerful. You bring honor to those who believe, you teach those who preach, you give strength to the toiler, you sustain the weary” (St. Bernardine of Siena).

 

Eternal Father, who didst give to thine incarnate Son the holy name of Jesus to be the sign of our salvation: Plant in every heart, we beseech thee, the love of him who is the Saviour of the world, even our Lord Jesus Christ; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

Information taken from www.catholicculture.org

 


 

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

1. Mary, Mother of God, Solemnity
2. Basil the Great; Gregory Nazianzen, Memorial
3. Most Holy Name of Jesus, Opt. Mem.
4. Epiphany of the Lord, Opt. Mem.
5. John Neumann, Memorial
6. Andre Bessette, Opt. Mem.
7. Raymond of Penafort, Opt. Mem.
11. Baptism of the Lord, Feast
13. Hilary; Kentigern (Scotland), Opt. Mem.
17. Anthony, Memorial
18. Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
20. Fabian; Sebastian, Opt. Mem.
21. Agnes, Memorial
22. Day of Prayer for Unborn, Opt. Mem.
23. Vincent of Saragossa, Opt. Mem.
24. Francis de Sales; Our Lady of Peace, Memorial
25. Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
26. Timothy and Titus, Memorial
27. Angela Merici, Opt. Mem.
28. Thomas Aquinas, Memorial
31. John Bosco, Memorial

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

 

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

 


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

Today’s Catholic to resume

In his commitment to keep parishioners across the diocese informed, Bishop Stephen Berg will resume the diocesan newspaper Today’s Catholic. The newspaper will be published quarterly (January, April, July and October.) The newspaper will again bring news to the homes of all Catholic households in the diocese and contain a variety of news, announcements, features and events. The first issue will be in homes January 30.

BISHOP'S OFFICE thread

Bishop's Christmas Message

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

12/19 Bishop's Pastoral Associate

The Diocese of Pueblo is seeking a new member of our team, to serve in the areas of catechetics and family life.  The purpose of the position is to support the faith and spiritual growth of whole families, using the tools of whole community catechesis to help families live and hand on their faith.  

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

The Diocese of Pueblo will be sponsoring two classes from the University of Dayton during Cycle 1 in 2015: Pope Francis' "Study of the Joy of the Gospel" and "A Vision of Catholic Youth Ministry." Both courses begin Jan. 18th and end Feb. 21st. Anyone interested in taking either of these two classes should let Sister Betty know by Jan. 5th via e-mail - bwerner@dioceseofpueblo.org

" 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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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