Religious Formation News – February 25th – Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday!

February 25, 2020

Hello Parents and Guardians –

Just a reminder that tomorrow, February 26, is Ash Wednesday.

Here are services where you can receive ashes at Christ the King:

7:30 a.m. – Mass

Noon – Word Service

5:30 p.m. – Mass

Here is a quick article with 7 Questions and Answers about Ash Wednesday:

Here are the fast and abstinence rules simplified:

For those over 14 years of age:

  • No red or white meat on Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays in Lent.  Eat fish, eggs, dairy products, or vegetarian dishes of any sort.  There is no upper age limit on this one.

For those between 18 and 59 years old:

  • You must fast on two days only – Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.  But it is an easy fast – you can have one full meal at any time of your choosing and two “half” meals the other times of the day.  No snacking.

Blessings on your Lent –

Laura Fisher Escalera
Pastoral Associate for Religious Formation
Christ the King Parish
(719) 542-9248 ext. 113



Flocknote is a program run by Christ the King that will send you texts or emails of upcoming events and Catholic videos.  Additionally on Flocknote you will have access to the Bishop Robert Barron’s “Word on Fire” digital library! Thanks to a generous grant from the Pueblo Catholic Foundation there is no cost to you.

How do I sign up for Flocknote?

  • Text: CTKPueblo (it is case sensitive) to the number 84576
  • Flocknote will send you a text with a link.
  • Click on the link
  • Enter your name and email
  • Click on the groups you want to join:

Lent 2020 (videos & challenges)

Middle School (events & reminders)

Adult Formation (videos & events)

Catholic Quote of the Day (texts)

High School Discipleship (events & reminders)

Prayer Line Ministry (receives prayer requests)

  • The next screen requesting more information is optional.  Fill it in or just hit “next”
  • The screen after that requests that you set up a password.  You only need to do this if you will be watching the “Word on Fire” videos or accessing Flocknote from your computer.

OR:  You can sign up online at:


Religious Formation News – Catholic Connection Sunday – ETC.

February 20, 2020

Parents and Guardians

We have a busy weekend!  Here is what is going on:


Saturday, February 22nd

“Blessed and Broken”

Middle School Youth Fest

Walk-Ins will be accepted!

When: Saturday, February 22, 2020

Where:  Shrine of St. Therese, 303 Goodnight Avenue

Registration: 6pm & Event at 6:20pm – 9:00pm

Fee:  $10

More info below

Mardi Gras Party at Christ the King in Adrians Hall

Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Tickets $5 – will be sold at the door.

Includes food, soft drinks, desserts and dancing. Music by JJ Valentine.

Libations – suggested donation of $2

Sunday February 23rd

Catholic Connection Sunday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. in the Little Flower Formation Center.  Classes for kids through adults!

  • Catholic Kids Camp for Pre-k through 5th grade (6th grade classroom)
  • Middle School “Hot Topics” for  6th, 7th, 8th grades  (7/8th grade classroom)
  • Adult Faith Formation Session: “Understanding God – Trinity” (Sr. Joan’s room North)

o   All parents of children preparing for the Sacraments of Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation

o   Any other interested adults

  • First Communion Preparation (Sr. Joan’s Room South)

o   Parents of children in first communion preparation will attend the Adult Faith Session in Sr. Joan’s Room

Note that we also have a Church Search at Noon this Sunday (in the church)

  • RCIC ClassChildren preparing to enter the church and Parents together (5th Grade classroom).    Note that we also have a Church Search at Noon this Sunday (in the church)

At the end of the 10:45 a.m. Mass this Sunday we will be “Burying the Alleluia.”  Because Lent begins this Wednesday, we will no longer be singing the “Alleluia” until Easter comes again.   After the final prayer, our visiting priest Fr. Larry Solan will call forward any kids present to process out with the alleluia.  Any kids who want can join us!

There will be a “Church Search” activity at Noon on Sunday in the church for RCIC and First Communion kids and their parents.

“Blessed and Broken”

High School Youth Fest  Walk-Ins will be accepted!

When: Sunday, February 23, 2020

Where:  Shrine of St. Therese, 303 Goodnight Avenue

Registration: 12noon & Event at 12:20pm

Fee:  $20

Mass with Bishop Berg at 4:00pm

This event takes the place of High School Discipleship class.

This year will feature Fr. Christopher Gama, OFM Cap.  Fr. Christopher is a Pueblo native who is a Franciscan Friar and priest, ordained in 2013.  Please fill out the attached forms and bring to the Youth Fest to register at the door.

Ash Wednesday is this Wednesday, February 26!  Here are the times you can receive ashes at Christ the King:

7:30 a.m. – Mass

Noon – Word Service

5:30 p.m. – Mass

Join us to officially begin the holy season of Lent.

See our website ( or check out the bulletin for more information on any of the above!

Laura Fisher Escalera

Pastoral Associate for Religious Formation

Christ the King Parish

(719) 542-9248 ext. 113

Find Your Greatness – Dynamic Catholic Event – May 2, 2020

Find Your Greatness – Dynamic Catholic Event

We are excited to announce that Christ the King has partnered with other local Parishes to bring Dynamic Catholic and Allen Hunt to host an event entitled “Find Your Greatness“.

Dynamic Catholic events are not just about feeling, they are about doing. They don’t just give you something to think about, they give you a plan for growth in your life. They help make your life work better. We are excited to bring this life-changing event to our local community.

As multiple Parishes are involved, it will be held at the Shrine of St Therese on Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Tickets will be sold online and monthly here at Christ the King in the  Narthex.  The $25.00 ticket price includes a Dynamic Catholic hardcover book, CD set, Inspirational journal and pen. Ticket sales will be in the Narthex the weekend of March 28/29.

For online sales and a video from Matthew Kelly please go here


Choir Practice – Consider sharing your voice with us – We practice on Wednesdays at 6:30p.m.

Why not join our parish choir? Share your voice with our parish family; it will bless you and us!  

“Music ministry provides beauty, joy, comfort, inspiration, and musical prayer for our communal liturgies and various parish celebrations.  This is possible because of the generous sharing of time and talent of diverse and committed members.  If you can carry a tune and want to learn, come sing with us!”
CHOIR meets every Wednesday from  6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m in the Music Room in the Little Flower Formation Center.….and sings for mass every other weekend.   
Click here for the February 2-23, 2020 Music Planner
Click here for the February to March, 2020 Musicians Schedule
Click here for the March, 2020 Music Planner
eOT22cic*It is an easy way to make new friends and feel a part of a group
*It is therapeutic; singers can put aside, for awhile at least, the other pressures and concerns of the day
*It provides musical memories that can momentarily remove you from difficult situations by calling to mind beautiful music and poetry
*It gives members a sense of pride and self-worth
*It instills beneficial posture and breathing techniques
*It develops better habits of good enunciation
*It reminds us that there are no short cuts to excellence; careful preparation leads to reaching goals
*It teaches an historical perspective through music and texts written during various periods of history
*It reminds us of the positive impact a Choirdedicated group can make beyond that which is possible for an individual….the value of teamwork
*It conveys that leadership, demeanor and good attitude make a significant contribution to the success of a group
*It adds beauty and aesthetic depth
*It provides a healthy cultural and creatively artistic balance
*It develops poise under pressure
*It is a foundation for a lifetime of enjoyment in music
–excerpts from Michael Kemp


We are looking for more CTK musicians. If you are a vocalist (solo singer/choir singer) or instrumentalist (of any kind), please email me at or call 719-542-9248 ext. 118— and let’s visit!  Become christmas_choir_2016a “family” with us; you’ll be welcomed with open arms!

Join us on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and bring a friend!


Lori Judkins, Pastoral Associate for Liturgical Music