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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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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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Easter Season

Easter Sunday, April 5

Mass, 7:30  & 11:00 AM, OLM
Mass, 9:15, Holy Rosary

Divine Mercy Sunday, April 12

Third Sunday of Easter, April 19
The road to Emmaus

Fourth Sunday of Easter, April 26
The Good Shepherd

Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 3
 "I AM the vine"

Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 10
"This I command you: love one another.”

Ascension, May 17

Pentecost, May 24

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, May 31

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi), June 7


This Week's Bulletin

King's Korner

Announcements

 

2015 campaign under way.
Thank you for your support last year in meeting our goal.
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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: Prayers for the Deceased: Please remember in your prayers: Jose L. Baca; Joanna Williams; Nadine Zabukovic; Edith Mae Sanchez; Jerry A. Sell; Alfred (Chopo) Salazar; Mark j. Mencin; Virginia Jubert; Bill Dillon; Dalton Eggert; Edward D. West; Lillian C. MacFarlane; James Glenn, Jr.; Sam (Jo Jo) Geonetta, Jr.; Richard Reetz; Richard Bustamonte; 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 Because of privacy laws, hospitals do not publish lists of those who have been admitted to the hospital.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

Favor your beloved. Call to mind a recent favor

your spouse has done for you. Think of a treat

you can offer your beloved today.

PARENTING POINTERS

"A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep."

(John 10:11) A good parent is like a good shepherd.

We spend our time, money, and worries on

our children. In essence, we lay down our lives for

their good. Remember that you as a parent also

have The Good Shepherd who cares for you in the

same way.
 



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)

 

Graduation Blessing

All graduating seniors are invited to a Graduation Blessing Sunday, May

17 at 11:00 a.m. A reception will follow.

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 lunches, except on testing/conference days, until the first week in May.

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.

 

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

 


 

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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


 

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Pope Francis
 
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Pope Francis' Daily Spiritual Reflections
 

Our Holy Father's Prayer Intentions for May:

Universal: That, rejecting the culture of indifference, we may care for our neighbors who suffer, especially the sick and the poor.

Evangelization: That Mary's intercession may help Christians in secularized cultures be ready to proclaim Jesus.

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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

 

An Act of Consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Holy Mary, Mother of God and Virgin,
I choose thee this day for my queen, patron,
and advocate, and firmly resolve and purpose
never to abandon thee, never to say or do anything against thee,
nor to permit that aught be done by others to dishonor thee.
Receive me, then, I conjure thee, as thy perpetual servant;
assist me in all my actions, and do not abandon me at the hour of my death. Amen. — St. John Berchmans

 



PEACE & JUSTICE

Remember to pray for peace every day at noon.
 

If men can develop weapons that are so terrifying as to make the thought of global war almost a sentence for suicide, you would think that man’s intelligence and his comprehension...would include also his ability to find a peaceful solution.

Dwight David Eisenhower, 34th president of the United States


 

May is the Month of Mary

Prayer:

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
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.

Holy Mary, pray for us.
Holy Mother of God, pray for us.
Holy Virgin of virgins, pray for us.
Mother of Christ, pray for us.
Mother of divine grace, pray for us.
Mother most pure, pray for us.
Mother most chaste, pray for us.
Mother inviolate, pray for us.
Mother undefiled, pray for us.
Mother most amiable, pray for us.
Mother most admirable, pray for us.
Mother of good counsel, pray for us.
Mother of our Creator, pray for us.
Mother of our Savior, pray for us.
Virgin most prudent, pray for us.
Virgin most venerable, pray for us.
Virgin most renowned, pray for us.
Virgin most powerful, pray for us.
Virgin most merciful, pray for us.
Virgin most faithful, pray for us.
Mirror of justice, pray for us.
Seat of wisdom, pray for us.
Cause of our joy, pray for us.
Spiritual vessel, pray for us.
Vessel of honor, pray for us.
Singular vessel of devotion, pray for us.
Mystical rose, pray for us.
Tower of David, pray for us.
Tower of ivory, pray for us.
House of gold, pray for us.
Ark of the covenant, pray for us.
Gate of heaven, pray for us.
Morning star, pray for us.
Health of the sick, pray for us.
Refuge of sinners, pray for us.
Comforter of the afflicted, pray for us.
Help of Christians, pray for us.
Queen of Angels, pray for us.
Queen of Patriarchs, pray for us.
Queen of Prophets, pray for us.
Queen of Apostles, pray for us.
Queen of Martyrs, pray for us.
Queen of Confessors, pray for us.
Queen of Virgins, pray for us.
Queen of all Saints, pray for us.
Queen conceived without original sin, pray for us.
Queen assumed into heaven, pray for us.
Queen of the most holy Rosary, pray for us.
Queen of Peace, pray for us.L

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord!.
Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord!
Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray. Grant, we beg you, O Lord God, that we your servants, may enjoy lasting health of mind and body, and by the glorious intercession of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin, be delivered from present sorrow and enter into the joy of eternal happiness. Through Christ our Lord.
R. Amen.

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

1. Joseph the Worker, Opt. Mem.
2. Athanasius, Memorial
3. Fifth Sunday of Easter, Sunday
In today's Gospel Jesus says He is the vine and we are the branches.
10. Sixth Sunday of Easter,
Sunday
Christ gives the commandment to love as He loves.
13. Our Lady of Fatima, Opt. Mem.
14. Ascension or Matthias, Feast
15. Isidore the Farmer (USA), Opt. Mem.
17. Ascension or the Seventh Sunday of Easter, Solemnity
In this Gospel Jesus promises to send the Holy Spirit.
18. John I, Opt. Mem.
20. Bernardine of Siena, Opt. Mem.
21. Christopher Magallanes and companions; Eugene de Mazenod (Canada), Opt. Mem.
22. Rita of Cascia, Opt. Mem.
24. Pentecost; Whitsunday, Solemnity
Jesus says the Spirit of truth will come and that everything the Father has is His.
25. Bede the Venerable; Gregory VII; Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, Opt. Mem.
26. Philip Neri, Memorial
27. Augustine of Canterbury, Opt. Mem.
31. Trinity Sunday, Solemnity
 
Jesus tells the apostles to "Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit."


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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

 

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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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

 

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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