We strive to love God and love our neighbor as ourselves by gratefully sharing our many gifts from God
23 Starling Dr, Pueblo, CO 81005
Monday 7 AM - Morning Prayer
Holy Days: Vigil - 5:15 PM,
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Rev. Monsignor James King, Pastor
Praising God and serving His flock for 36 years
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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
Marian Sacramentary, Mass for the Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary
2016 campaign is underway.
Prayers for the Deceased:
Please remember in your prayers: Consuelo (Connie) Hernandez; Joe Brunetto; Julius Boyer; Thomas Whited; Jeffrey Conrad Hegler; Mary G. Valdez; Crystal L. West; Joe C. Olivas; Robert Rice; Martin Romero; Father Joseph Halloran; 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 Because of privacy laws, hospitals do not publish lists of those who have been admitted to the hospital.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.
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.
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.
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
League is open to 2nd — 8th grade boys and girls.
You can register on-line at www.fatherpowers.org.,
e-mail at email@example.com, or call Jamie at 250-6630. The League is also looking for volunteers for more information or to volunteer call Jamie
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
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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.
"Love is work. It's good work, if you can get
it. But it's work, nevertheless.'' (Benjamin
Cheever) Name one thing your beloved has
done for you that you know took extra effort
on their part.
Imposing a punishment is no fun for the parent
or the child. First parents must show selfdiscipline
in deciding the best action, then
execute it with loving firmness. What's your
discipline of choice - an extra chore, removal
of a privilege, time-out...?
Aurora: September 16-18, 2016
Colorado Springs: October 14-16, 2016
Dillon: November 14-16, 2016
is designed to help
intimately in order
to deepen and enrich
The weekend is free
created where the
husband and wife
each other in a
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
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
Thinking about Separation or Divorce?
For confidential information about or to register for upcoming programs, call (303) 317-5111 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the web site at www.HelpOurMarriage.com
Next Colorado Worshop: Denver 9/9/2016
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.
The Universal Church
Diocesan Calendar can be found here: www.dioceseofpueblo.org/calendar
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.
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Love, Healing, Forgiveness, Reconciliation
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"Do not be ashamed, the Father awaits you with Open Arms!"
Peer Ministry is for teens...
seeking greater involvement in their church wanting to share their
gifts and talents desiring a deeper relationship with God willing to
participate in Catholic Christian service, faith witness, and
leadership. Peer Ministry is the youth leadership of Holy Family
and Our Lady of the Meadows....and YOU are invited to apply!
What is Peer Ministry?
It is an opportunity for high school youth to respond to their
baptismal call to be a priest (servant), prophet (faith witness) and
king (leader) among their peers in youth related events and activities
in our parishes and in the community. Peer ministers serve as leaders
for youth groups (middle school and high school), music, retreats,
service pieces, and more! Teens in Peer Ministry choose his or her
commitment level and specific responsibilities. Fall retreat and some
training are required for those interested.
Why should I get involved?
You should be a peer minister if you possess the passion and
courage to preserve and grow in your relationship with God, serve
others, witness your faith (share and spread the Good News), and
to build skills to be a leader. It is a good way to invest yourself in
your church and community, as well as develop long-lasting
friendships in both areas, thereby building skills and resources
that will be useful for the rest of your life. Involvement in this is
good for college applications, employment applications, school
service hours, resumes and other things too.
Who can be in Peer Ministry?
Peer Leader: Any mature teen (grades 8-12). For younger teens,
teens that are interested but unsure, and teens that cannot commit
to ongoing involvement or the regular planning/formation sessions
expected of Peer Ministers.
Peer Minister: Any mature teen (grades 9-12) that is interested in
serving other teens, and has at least one year’s experience as a
Both require two adult character references.
What Is Expected of Me?
A willingness to serve, care for others, ability to interact with peers,
clergy, adult ministry members and/or leaders, model Catholic
values, and a desire to grow in faith.
Peer Ministry: Rooted in Baptism
Peer Ministry is difficult to define. “Peer” refers to someone of
similar age or status. “Ministry” can be used to refer to many
different types of actions and jobs. It is more than what happens
inside the Church. The term “ministry” in a more specific sense to
refer to the liturgical roles and actions associated with ordained
ministers (priests or deacons). These liturgical roles/actions make
present, Christ’s work of redemption and salvation, through God’s
power and grace in the sacraments. The work of Christ is simply
the bringing others to God the Father. Ministry simply put is
anything we do that continues the work of Christ.
Peer Ministry is more than some leadership group or training
program for teens. It is about teens and adults committed to
continuing the work of Christ. It is about helping others grow
closer to God and his Church.
The sacrament of baptism bestows various gifts upon us not for
our own selfish end, but to become more and more like Christ the
High Priest, Christ the Prophet, and Christ the King. Every Christian
is baptized priest, prophet, and king. Christ as priest offers the
perfect sacrifice, himself on the cross. Christ as prophet lives perfect
relationship and faithfulness to God, calling others into right
relationship. Christ as King has conquered the enemy and given
direction and purpose in our lives. As another Christ in the world
we share in these three roles of Christ; priest, prophet, and king.
Teens in peer ministry seek to intentionally live out and exercise
these roles within their parish community.
Consider these 5 points:
● God can help us through problems. Somewhere along the way,
people have forgotten that prayer WORKS. God truly hears our
prayers, and He will give you what you need. A school year is
filled with challenges and hardships–this will never change. But
you can face these struggles with new confidence because you
aren’t just thinking about them, you are praying about them.
● You need a new perspective on your friends and enemies. I mean
it. Write down their names and pray for them out loud, maybe at
night before you go to bed. If you know your best friend’s parents
are getting a divorce, then pray for her! If your enemy looks gloomy
at school, pray that he can get through his problems. Praying for
both friends and enemies is a powerful act because it forces you to
be compassionate with the people who surround you. With
compassion, you won’t think everything they say and do is directed
at you. You realize that there’s more going on inside of them.
● Draw your confidence from your relationship with Jesus, not
with other people. The #1 relationship in your life should be You +
Jesus. If this relationship is strong, then every other relationship
makes more sense. These relationships will bring you more life,
rather than taking life away from you. When you build your
confidence on Jesus, your self esteem is more stable. People will
make fun of you and it doesn’t matter as much as it did before. And
you cannot have a strong relationship with the Lord if you don’t
spend time with Him. That’s what prayer is all about.
● Prayer is a refreshing break to a busy school schedule. I know,
you are too busy to pray! I know it doesn’t really make sense at
first, but taking time away from homework, practice, your job–
whatever–actually will help you get more done. You will come
back from a prayer break with new energy, clarity, and commitment.
● Prayer helps you make good decisions that bring a good future.
Sometimes we can get so obsessed with little decisions and little
dramas that we don’t see the big picture of life. But when you pray
your way through school, you are actively inviting God into your
daily life. And all those days add up to a year, and all of those
years add up to a lifetime. God will become the great Guide of your
life, which will bring you true happiness today and into your future.
Novena to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
O Most Blessed Mother,
heart of love,
heart of mercy,
hear our prayer.
As your children, we implore
your intercession with Jesus your Son.
Receive with understanding and compassion the petitions we place before you today,
especially ...(special intention).
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The Word of God
The Culture of Life
How can we protect our children when we don't respect life?
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!
One Step Further
The Diocese of Pueblo continues its partnership with the University of Dayton to offer online courses in theology and spirituality. Most of the courses last five weeks and cost $50. Those interested in taking one of these courses can select from over 70 topics offered by the University of Dayton. Anyone new to online education might want to begin with some of their basic courses first. A few of these include: Bible Basics, Catholic Beliefs, and Images of Jesus. People who have more experience with theology workshops or online courses might also consider: Introduction to Scripture, Introduction to Christian Morality, Survey of Catholic Doctrine, or one of their many other courses.
Anyone interested in taking one of these courses is encouraged to explore the University of Dayton’s website at vlc.udayton.edu. The next cycle of classes begins August 28 and lasts until October 1. Registration opened July 13. Any questions regarding registration or reimbursement can be referred to Sister Betty Werner via e-mail at email@example.com.
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
Our Lady of
the Meadows Catholic Church
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