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MASS TIMES

 Our Lady of the Meadows Parish (map)

23 Starling Dr, Pueblo, CO 81005
719-561-3580

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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Rev. Monsignor James King, Pastor



In the Year of Mercy

 

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Praising God and serving His flock for 36 years

 

 

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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.

Marian Sacramentary, Mass for the Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Our Parish

New to the Parish? Welcome!  Please register.
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OUR LADY OF THE MEADOWS SCHOLARSHIP

    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

Gifts

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

 


This Week's Bulletin

King's Korner

Announcements

 

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: Clayton Conry; Mary Ann Vigil; Joseph Pantaleo; Margaret L. Musso; Frank Allan Giannetto; Marilyn Jean Traylor; Alvin Byron Needham; Anna Hribar; Richard Dale Sagona; Sharon(Radacy) Rodie; Anne Schmalz; 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

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



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, or Paula Giordano at 561-2958.

 



CATHOLIC YOUTH MINISTRY

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

Mark your calendars to help with the Vacation Bible School --

June 20-23. More details to come.

 

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.

 

VOCATIONS

Upcoming Discernment Retreats

Priesthood
  • Sunday, May 1st. 18 and younger (High School)
  • Sunday, April 24th. 18 and older
     For more information or to sign up: Fr. Carl Wertin 719-680-1971


Women Religious
  • May 25-29th. Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia. Nashville, TN 
     For more information or to sign up: Fr. Carl Wertin 719-680-1971

 

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)

MARRIAGE MOMENTS

How do you get your spouse to really talk? Try

pulling out their high school yearbook, your wedding

album, or family videos and look at them

together. Ask stuff like "What was your favorite

memory?" or "What did you like most about that?"

PARENTING POINTERS

The end of the school year can bring lots of

banquets, and ceremonies. Inevitably some kids

get more awards than others. Help your child

recognize his/her internal worth that goes beyond

trophies.

 

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?

RETROUVAILLE
... A LIFELINE FOR MARRIAGES

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

or

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:

 

THE NFPI WEB-BASED HOME STUDY COURSE

 

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.

 

 

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Pope Francis' Daily Spiritual Reflections
 

Our Holy Father's Prayer Intentions for May:


Universal: That in every country of the world, women may be honored and respected and that their essential contribution to society may be highly esteemed.

Evangelization: That families, communities, and groups may pray the Holy Rosary for evangelization and peace.

 

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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
The
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)

 



PEACE & JUSTICE
 

Remember to pray for peace every day at noon.

Establishing lasting peace is the work of education;
all politics can do is keep us out of war.

Maria Montessori, Italian physician and educator



POINTS TO PONDER
 

Gifts of the Spirit

Biblically, seven is a symbol of fullness. The seven Gifts of the Spirit

remind us that the Holy Spirit penetrates into every aspect of our life.

Or rather, because the Holy Spirit is the love of Father and Son, the

seven gifts remind us that love penetrates every aspect of our lives.

The love of God does not leave us as we were. It changes, to be

sure, the way we treat other people. This is the most obvious

consequence of love: that we love our neighbor.

But the gifts take us deeper into that simple idea with the gift of Piety.

Although it is true that love of God causes us to love our neighbor, it

is more profound to say that love of the Father, and conformity to the

Son, radiates our relationships with a sense of family. It is not merely

a question of love of God “plus” love of neighbor: in the filial relationship

that is Christianity, those loves meld together.

Even more the fullness of the seven gifts remind us that even this is

not enough to describe how the love of God penetrates everything. It

penetrates our mind, our way of looking at things, in the gifts of

wisdom, understanding, counsel, and knowledge. It penetrates our

feelings, with the gift of fear, or tender concern for our relationship

with God. It penetrates our visceral reaction to challenges, with the

gift of fortitude.

The love of God penetrates everything. This is the meaning of the

seven gifts: fullness.

 


  

May is the Month of Mary

"In the hierarchy of holiness it is precisely the 'woman', Mary of Nazareth, who is the 'figure' of the Church. She 'precedes' everyone on the path to holiness; in her person 'the Church has already reached that perfection whereby she exists without spot or wrinkle'".
— JOHN PAUL II Mulieris Dignitatem, 1988

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

Information taken fromwww.catholicculture.org

 


 

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

 

2. Athanasius, Memorial
3. Philip and James, Feast

8. Ascension, Sunday
10. St. Damien Joseph de Veuster, priest, Opt. Mem.
12. Nereus and Achilleus; Pancras, martyrs, Opt. Mem.
13. Our Lady of Fatima, Opt. Mem.
14. Matthias, Feast

15. Pentecost; Whitsunday, Sunday
18. John I, Opt. Mem.
20. Bernardine of Siena, Opt. Mem.
21. Christopher Magallanes and companions; Eugene de Mazenod (Canada), Opt. Mem.

22. Trinity Sunday, Solemnity
25. Bede the Venerable; Gregory VII; Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, Opt. Mem.
26. Philip Neri, Memorial
27. Augustine of Canterbury, Opt. Mem.

29. Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Solemnity
31. Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Feast


Information taken fromwww.catholicculture.org

The Liturgy of the Word


Click for info on Today's Saint's Feast

Universalis

LITURGY OF THE HOURS


The Word of God

New American Bible

USCCB
Readings for Mass

 

  May 2016  
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
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 8   9   10   11   12   13   14 
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 22   23   24   25   26   27   28 
 29   30   31         

 

  June 2016  
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
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 5   6   7   8   9   10   11 
 12   13   14   15   16   17   18 
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 26   27   28   29   30   1   2 

 

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

 

AND WE DO!
 

www.abortionforgiveness.com
 


Rachael's Vineyard
Healing

Pregnant? Need Help? Click here 

Priests for Life

Post Abortive Care


Silent No More
Awareness


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.

40daysforlife.com

 

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

 

 


 


ONLINE EDUCATION

Registration for Dayton classes during Cycle 4: May 22 - June 25, 2016 is now open. To register for a class, go to vlc.udayton.edu, click on register for a course and pay the $50 registration fee. To find out what courses are offered during Cycle 4 go to course schedule at the bottom of the page. When that page comes up, click on Cycle 4 and select the course you are interested in to get a summary of the course and the books you will need for the course. It is good to register early so that you do not get put on awaiting list. If you need reimbursement for the class you register for, send Sister Betty Werner a copy of your receipt - 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
23 Starling Dr., Pueblo, CO 81005
Tel: 719-561-3580  Fax: 719-561-1271
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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