Religious Formation News – High School

Hello all,
Attached is the Parent Letter for this week along with the High School Discipleship Schedule, Parent sheet for this week’s YDisciple lesson, and the snack sign up link.
God bless,
Zack Garduno
High School Discipleship Coordinator
Christ the King Catholic Parish
(719)542-9248 x252
High School Parent letter 23 Oct.pdf
2qthB8XAQsKfQJYeZ0gq_Session 3 Parent Sheet.pdf

Religious Formation News – PreK to 6th Grade – October 25, 2020 –

This Sunday
October 25, 2020 at Christ the King
Dear parents of kids in Pre-K through 6:
What did you think of the session called “In the Beginning?”  Let me know!  Share with me pictures of your prayer space and/or your family working together.  I will be displaying our families growing in faith together in the Narthex.
This week’s lesson is called “A Chosen People” – it is a quick introduction to the Hebrews,  God’s chosen people.  These are the stories of the Old Testament – the stories we hear in the first reading at Mass.  A big part of the curriculum is to get families talking about faith in the home.  One of the activities for this week is to talk about a time in your life when God felt really close to you.  These are vital conversations to have with your kids!   Don’t miss this teachable moment.
Hail Mary:  Remember to work on the Hail Mary with your kids at home.  This is a great prayer to learn during the Month of the Rosary.  Here is a quick 2 minute video on the Rosary:
You can come to Mass in person!  Mass times are Saturday at 4 p.m., Sunday at 8 a.m. and 11a.m.   Join us!  Everyone is looking for a taste of something “normal” these days!  If that isn’t possible, here are links for Mass online
Next Week  A week from this Sunday, November 1,  is our next “in person” class for parents and kids at 9:15 a.m..  Please remember to drop the kids off on the east end of the Little Flower Formation Center (by MacNaughton and Sr. Joan’s Room) and the parents will proceed to Adrians Hall (the parish hall)..
Here is the song the kids learned at the first class – play it as a family and see if your kids remember the hand motions!
FORMED: If you haven’t created a “Formed” account, this is a great time to do it!  Just go to https://formed.org/, and click on “Sign Up.”  Then select “Sign up as a Parishioner”  Then find “Christ the King, 1708 Horseshoe Drive, Pueblo CO 81001” by name or zip.  Enter your email and you’re in!  You now have access to 4,000 books, audio talks, movies, documentaries studies and children’s programming.   This week, check out Extraordinary Stories for Children about Solanus Casey (click on the button below).  Blessed Solanus Casey was a Capuchin Franciscan friar who served in Detroit MI in the mid 1900’s.   He was quite a character and these stories (told for kids by kids) are a great way to introduce a modern-day American who is on his way to sainthood!
CHILDREN’S BIBLES:  I mentioned in the parent meeting that I can order some Catholic children’s bibles for you to have at home.  With shipping, I could get them at $28 dollars for the soft cover edition.  This bible is easy to read with great illustrations and kid-friendly explanations.  Let me know if you would like to purchase one so I know how many to order. Here is a link so you can see it:
If you still need to register for Religious Formation, here is the link:
Blessings on your family!
Laura Escalera
Pastoral Associate for Religious Formation
Christ the King Parish

LA RECongress – Proclaim the Promise – Coming in February 2021

Go to the L.A. Congress without leaving Pueblo! This year you don’t have to fly to Anaheim to be at the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress from February 18-22. Because of the coronavirus, the entire event is being held virtually, accessible on your internet. No expense for plane tickets or lodging. This is one-time only. In the post-vaccine world, the event will be held onsite at the Anaheim Convention Center again. The first day is Youth Day and the next 3 days for “grown-ups,” with over 200 presentations. Registration is $35 (half-price from usual) and will probably start in November. For now you can learn more about the Congress, the largest Catholic event in the United States (30,000 in attendance!), by going to recongress.org.  Get a feel for it by watching the 80-second promotional video.

 

Watch the October 25th Mass at 8:00 A.M. live streamed at the links below

Give the Sunday, 8:00 A.M. Online Mass Another Chance!

With the purchase of some additional equipment and electronics consults, we’ve been able to vastly improve the sound quality for Fr. John, Deacon Corey and our music ministry. Check us out on Sunday! The Mass is also recorded and viewable on our website and Facebook pages and YouTube until Wednesdays at noon.

The new links for this coming Sunday’s Mass –

October 25th, 2020 at 8:00a.m.

Facebook –

https://www.facebook.com/113745921991421/posts/3678705812162063/

YouTube –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdtlCnxbcv8

If the links do not work please search for: Christ the King Parish Pueblo Colorado

Contributions to the parish are appreciated and can be made by mail or online. Please do not drop off envelopes at the Parish Office Mailbox. Instead, mail them to the parish at 1708 Horseshoe Drive, Pueblo, CO 81001. We will pick them up at the Post Office. Blessings on your day!
The link for Online Giving is:
https://giving.parishsoft.com/App/Giving/chri1708243

ANIMA CHRISTI (Spiritual Communion Prayer)

Soul of Christ, make me holy.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, drench me.
Water flowing from Christ’s side, wash me clean.
Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
O good Jesus, hear me.
Within your wounds, hide me.
Let me never be separated from you.
From the evil enemy defend me.
At the hour of death call me
and bid me come join you
that with your saints I may praise you
forever and ever. Amen.

Religious Formation News – October 16th – High School

Dear High School Parents,
Blessings on you and your day!
I have a few items to cover for last week and this coming week.
We had a great time in fellowship this past Sunday for High School Discipleship. We kicked off the meeting with a fun game of kickball and then split off in our small groups. Within the small groups we discussed the first lesson of the series we are currently doing, The Invitation. In the last email, you should have received the parent form for this lesson. Please go over this if you have not done so already.
If your child is seeking the Sacrament of Confirmation, we are having a parent meeting on October 25 2020 from 12:15 to 1:45 in the Parish Hall. In this meeting, important requirements as well as faith development will be discussed. Looking forward to seeing you there.
We will be having a rosary making party in Sr. Joans room from 1:45 to 2:30pm. We will be making cord rosaries to donate to various organizations such as the Prison Ministry and Nursing Homes. We will be praying over the rosaries and for the people who will be using them. All parents and teens are invited to join us for this great ministry.
Join us at Mass this weekend. Weekend Mass times are as follows; Saturday at 4 pm, and Sunday at 8am and 11am.
On November 01 2020 the Middle School and High School teens will be doing the Roselawn Cemetery Clean up service project. This day is the Solemnity of All Saints as well as the Eve of All Souls. What a perfect way to honor the Saints and Souls that have gone before us. Parents are encouraged to join in this wonderful opportunity. Bring gloves, rakes, clippers…etc.
Attached is the Highschool Discipleship schedule, this week’s parent sheet for the YDisciple lesson, and the snack sign up link. Be sure to go over the parent sheet and sign up to volunteer to bring snacks one week if you are able.
God Bless,
Zack Garduno
Highschool Discipleship Coordinator
Christ the King Catholic Parish
(719)542-9248 x252
ipNY4WnfSmmb16r7CI9x_Session 2 Parent Sheet.pdf
Fall 2020 Highschool Discipleship Schedule.docx

Religious Formation News – October 16th – 7th and 8th Graders

Parents of 7th & 8th Graders
Blessings on all of you!
We had fun breaking the middle school students up into small groups last week.  We had two groups meeting at 9:15 a.m. and a third group that met at 12:15 p.m.  It is nice to be able to get to know the kids on a more personal level.  The facilitators for the 9:15 a.m. boys group is John Linck (longtime middle school catechist).  The 9:15 girls group is led by Dakota Purkey and Anika Escalera.  I am leading the group at 12:15 p.m.
Last week we began a discussion about “The Kind of People He Invites.” We talked about what discipleship is and started thinking about what it means to be a disciple of Christ.  This week we will follow that up with “The Invitation.” In this session, your child’s small group will discuss the Kerygma, a Greek word meaning “gospel.”  This is at the heart of being a disciple! I’m attaching the parent letter to this email.  The parent letter summarizes the main topics and gives you questions you can ask your child after class to follow up.  Remember that this is a great opportunity for you to participate in your teen’s faith journey.
We will be having a rosary making party with the high school students in Sr. Joan’s room from 1:45 to 2:30pm. We will be making cord rosaries to donate to various organizations such as the Prison Ministry and Nursing Homes. We will be praying over the rosaries and for the people who will be using them. All parents and teens are invited to join us for this great ministry.
Some Dates to Keep in Mind:
Confirmation Teen Session & Parent meeting:  Sunday, October 25 @ 12:15 p.m.
We will be having our first Confirmation preparation class on Sunday, October 25 @ 12:15 p.m.  Please note that on Confirmation days we will be meeting at the later time only  This class is for students in 7th grade or older who were involved with religious formation last year and  would like to discern if they feel called to be confirmed next spring.  We will also have a parent meeting in Adrians Hall that day.
Service Project:  Sunday, November 1st @ 2 p.m. @ Roselawn Cemetery
We will be having a service project for middle and high school students on the Solemnity of All Saints (and the eve of All Souls!)  Parents are encouraged to join us as well.  What a great opportunity to honor the saints and souls who have gone before us.
Sunday, November 1 is also daylight savings time!  Remember to turn your clocks back on Saturday night!
Blessings on your family –
Laura Escalera
Pastoral Associate for Religious Formation
Session 2 Parent Guide.pdf

Religious Formation News – October 16th – Pre Kindergarten through 6th Grade

Dear parents of students in Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade
I hope you enjoyed the at home session last week called “One God.”  I would love to hear some of the different names you came up with to call God.  Share them with me, along with some pictures of your prayer space and/or your family working together.  I will be displaying our families growing in faith together in the Narthex.
This week’s lesson is called “In the Beginning” and will focus on, you guessed it, the Genesis story of creation and Adam and Eve.  I thought the introductory paragraph offered some hope in these troubling times – here it is:
“While the creation story found in Genesis may not be a scientific or historical account of how the universe began, it does tell us the truth about creation.  This beautiful narrative tells us that God is our Creator, the grand designer of all the universe.  God is the source and end of all that is.  In addition, it also lets us know that everything God made is good, including us.  As we read about God’s divine power, we realize that even though evil entered the world, things are not hopeless.  If God is able to create a universe that is totally good, God is also capable of restoring that goodness.”
The idea that God made us good is so fundamental to our faith.  Not only should we see ourselves as beloved children of God, but we also need to treat all others as such.   Even our enemies!  This lesson is also a good reason to go on a nature walk, spend some time star gazing, or go check out the colors in the mountains!  What riches God has given us!
If you still haven’t picked up your packet with these materials, I will again be outside the narthex on Sunday after the 8 am Mass and before and after the 11 am Mass.
Remember that our Mass times have changed to Saturday @ 4 and Sunday @ 8 & 11.   Here’s the links for Mass online:
Facebook –
YouTube –
 Here is the song the kids learned at the first class – play it as a family and see if your kids remember the hand motions!
FORMED: If you haven’t created a “Formed” account, this is a great time to do it!  Just go to
and click on “Sign Up.”  Then select “Sign up as a Parishioner”  Then find “Christ the King, 1708 Horseshoe Drive, Pueblo CO” by name or zip.  Enter your email and you’re in!  You now have access to 4,000 books, audio talks, movies, documentaries studies and children’s programming.  If you have young kids in the home, I encourage you to check out the “Brother Francis” videos.  Kids love them!
CHILDREN’S BIBLES:  I mentioned in the parent meeting that I can order some Catholic children’s bibles for you to have at home.  With shipping, I could get them at $28 dollars for the soft cover edition.  This bible is easy to read with great illustrations and kid-friendly explanations.  Here is a link so you can see it:  https://www.smp.org/series/81/The-Catholic-Childrens-Bible/. Let me know if you would like to purchase one so I know how many to order.
Since October is the month of the Rosary, here is an article about praying the  rosary with your family:  https://teachingcatholickids.com/13-tips-for-praying-the-rosary-with-kids/?utm_campaign=TCK%202020-10-05&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua
If you still need to register, here is the link: https://forms.gle/uVsxGCraEJcYyvaeA
I’m attaching the schedule for this year.
Blessings on your family!
Laura Escalera
Pastoral Associate for Religious Formation
elementary schedule 20-21.docx