What to do? What to do? A message from the staff:
The word going around is that Our Lady of the Meadows is a transitioning parish -- indeed we are in so many ways: we have fewer high schoolers in the parish programs, not many youngsters in “Growing Up Catholic” and those who have ministered in the parish for many, many years are growing tired and leaving their minisries. But transitions also signal new ways of doing things, new ministries, new people picking up the slack in our various ministries.
What can happen?
Some ministries will have to be suspended until we get more help. Have you noticed that sometimes we only have four Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist? That is not indicative of the number of people in attendance -- that means we don’t have enough ministers to handle all the stations. Do you see the same people doing multiple ministries -- or staff members picking up the slack? Most of our ministries don’t require additional time on the ministers’ part because many of them are liturgical in nature. As we look to revamping formation, we need more catechists, which does require additional time but it is not without support. Growing Up Catholic meets on Sundays 10:00- 10:45 a.m. with ample time to attend Mass at 11:00 a.m. Sacramental programs meet on Sunday in that same time frame.
What can you do to help? What are you called to do?
Transition may be smooth or it can be bumpy -- that really is up to us. For more information or to volunteer, talk to Chris on the weekend or call during the week. Thank you for your willingness to discern your role in our parish life. Many hands make light work!
Contact Chris 561-3580 to get involved in any of these Ministries and Services
Formal conversion of adults into Catholicism. Culminates in presentation of Catecumenate to parish membership on Easter.
|Daughters of the King|
|Altar Serving and Lectoring||
Interested in Lectoring?
Youth interested in becoming lectors should talk to Chris or Father Jim.
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. Talk to Chris or Father Jim if you are interested. Training sessions days and time to be determined
|Fr. John Powers Basketball||
League is open to 2nd — 8th grade boys and girls.
Do you care for someone who is chronically ill; find yourself stressed out and frustrated; feel alone and overwhelmed?
- find comfort in knowing others care. Join us and connect with other caregivers the second and fourth Thursday of every month (10:30 a.m.-noon) at the Joni Fair Hospice House Chapel (Second Floor), 1107 Pueblo Boulevard Way. No registration required. Open to the public.
For more information call 719-296-6201.
|Knights of Columbus||
OLM Chapter 12243
|Peace and Justice|
|Religious Education (RCIA)|
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.
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.