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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

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LENTEN CORNER


Almsgiving -- Rice Bowls

“Rice Bowls” is the Lenten almsgiving program from Catholic Relief Services. Pick up your Rice Bowl today. Use the inserted calendar to form your Lenten practices. Rice Bowls should be returned Palm Sunday.

Please be generous.

 


 

2015 campaign under way.
Thank you for your support last year in meeting our goal.
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HOLY LAND -- GOOD FRIDAY COLLECTION

Our parish will support Christians in the Holy Land through the Good Friday Collection. Please support our brothers and sisters in the Holy Land by giving to this special collection. The pontifical collection allows for care of Christianity’s holiest sites and for God’s people living in the Holy Land. Please be generous in your support!

 

ADULT CONFIRMATION

begins Saturday, April 11, 10-00-10:45 a.m. in the library.

Adults over 21 who would like to receive the Sacrament of

Confirmation to complete their Sacraments of Initiation

are invited to prepare for the Sacrament. Call Chris at

561-3580 for information and register.

 

Bible Study

Thursdays at noon and 7 p.m.

 

Prayers for the Deceased:

Please remember in your prayers: Charles L. Turner; Andrew Herrera; Ernest C. Giron; M. Arlene Butler; Susan Urenda; Patricia Mae Sanchez; Cleo P. Falsetta; Ron Higgins; Dr. Arthur B. Vialpando; Juan Antonio Gallegos; Lindsey Renee Miller; Alvin Papish; Alice Mercado; 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

Holy Week "Marriage is a give-and-take experience, involving hurt and forgiveness, failure and sacrifice." (Follow the Way of Love) It's the Paschal Mystery of death and resurrection.

Parenting Pointers

Before we walk into the passion of Holy Week, perhaps you could rejoice with your family about your accomplishments as a family (Toilet training? A day without fighting or complaining? An award? A healing?



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)

 

 

NCYC- National Catholic Youth Conference 2015

NCYC open meeting Wednesday, March 25 at Holy Family -- stop

by anytime during 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. for information about NCYC.

High School teens and college aged young adults are invited to

think about attending the Conference in November. Watch the

Bulletin or Parish Facebook for info. Never heard of NCYC? -- go

to YouTube for many videos or National Catholic Youth Conference

(NCYC) Facebook page

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. The date for

celebrating the sacrament of Confirmation will be

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.


 

Parish Calendar Of Events

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This Week's Bulletin

King's Korner

Diocese Blast

Announcements

 

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



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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Vatican News Service
Pope Francis' Daily Spiritual Reflections
 

Our Holy Father's Prayer Intentions for March:

General: That those involved in scientific research may serve the well-being of the whole human person.

Missionary: That the unique contribution of women to the life of the Church may be recognized always.

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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

 

"Of all the people I have known with a true devotion and particular veneration for St. Joseph, not one has failed to advance in virtue; he helps those who turn to him to make real progress. For several years now, I believe, I have always made some request to him on his feast day, and it was always been granted; and when my request is not quite what it ought to be, he puts it right for my greater benefit."— St. Teresa of Avila

 



PEACE & JUSTICE

Remember to pray for peace every day at noon.
 

There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities, so absolutely terrifying, that even man, the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order to inflict torture and death, in will be appalled, and so abandon war forever.

Thomas Alva Edison, American inventor

 


LENTEN CORNER


Click here for OLM Calendar of Lenten Activities


Passion (Palm) Sunday, March 29, 7:30 and 11 AM
(5PM Saturday Vigil)

Lenten Penance Service Tuesday, March 31st 7 p.m.

Seder Meal 6 p.m. Wednesday April 1

 


 

Triduum

Holy Thursday, April 2, Mass, 6 PM

Good Friday, April 3,
Stations of the Cross, 12:10 PM
Veneration of the Cross
Communion Service, 2 PM
 

Holy Saturday, April 4, Mass, 8 PM

Easter Sunday, April 5
Mass, 7:30  & 11:00 AM, OLM
Mass, 9:15, Holy Rosary



Lenten Regulations

Fasting and Abstinence

Abstinence (no meat) is called for on all the Fridays of Lent, Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Catholics 14 years and older are bound to abstain from meat. Those physically unable to abstain, pregnant and nursing mothers are exempt.

Fasting means having only one full meal to maintain one’s strength. Two smaller, meatless and penitential meals are permitted according to one’s needs, but they should not together equal the one full meal. Eating solid foods between meals is not permitted. Catholics from age 18 through age 59 are bound to fast, but those with physical ailments, pregnant and nursing mothers are exempt. Fasting is required Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

 


 

March is the Month of St. Joseph


Prayer to St. Joseph


Oh St. Joseph whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the Throne of God, I place in you all my interests and desires.

Oh St. Joseph do assist me by your powerful intercession and obtain for me from your Divine Son all spiritual blessings through Jesus Christ, Our Lord; so that having engaged here below your Heavenly power I may offer my Thanksgiving and Homage to the most Loving of Fathers.

Oh St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating you and Jesus asleep in your arms. I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart.

Press Him in my name and kiss His fine Head for me, and ask Him to return the kiss when I draw my dying breath.

St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls, pray for us. Amen

 

Information taken from www.catholicculture.org

 


 

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

1. Second Sunday of Lent, Sunday
The Gospel relates the story of the Transfiguration of our Lord on Mt. Tabor.
3. Katharine Drexel (USA), Opt. Mem.
4. Casimir of Poland, Opt. Mem.
7. Perpetua and Felicity, Memorial
8. Third Sunday of Lent, Sunday
The Gospel is about Christ driving the money changers from the temple.
9. Frances of Rome; St. John Ogilvie (Scotland), Opt. Mem.
15. Fourth Sunday of Lent, Sunday
The Gospel tells about Nicodemus nocturnal visit to Our Lord.
17. Patrick, Opt. Mem.
18. Cyril of Jerusalem, Opt. Mem.
19. Joseph, husband of Mary, Solemnity
22. Fifth Sunday of Lent, Sunday
Jesus says that "The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified."
23. Turibio de Mogrovejo, Opt. Mem.
25. Annunciation of the Lord, Solemnity
29. Palm Sunday, The reading of the Passion.

 

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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" 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