Religious Formation News for Middle School Students – December 4, 2020

Parents of Middle School Students (7th & 8th Grade)
December 4, 2020

This Sunday, we will again have a Zoom Class to finish up the Confirmation material we didn’t finish last week. It will be at 9:15 a.m. ONLY  Here are the links (again, I split up boys and girls to reduce the numbers in each group).  Please check your email for the ZOOM links.

This Sunday, December 6 at 12:15 p.m., we will also have Adoration and Confession for all middle school and high school students. This is being offered because there will not be a city-wide Advent youth Reconciliation service offered this year. It is very important to practice the Sacrament of Reconciliation to develop a relationship with God and to prepare for the Christmas season. Additionally, Adoration is a beautiful opportunity to pray in the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. We will meet in Adrians Hall
instead of the formation center for this. We will be sure that the environment will be as safe as
possible. All guidelines set by the Health Department and the Diocese will be observed. We strongly
encourage all teens to attend this event.
Parents: 
The parent class, “The Search,” that was scheduled for this Sunday will be postponed until January 10.  We will send out more information later.
Next Sunday, December 13, we will have a social event for middle school and high school students at 12:15 p.m. We had to cancel the Jesse Tree event, so we will have a gingerbread house decorating contest instead.  Join us for some fellowship!
For those who have not finished (or started) your Christmas shopping yet, here are some hints for non-tech gifts for teens from the “Screenagers” blog:
Mass times are at 4 pm on Saturday and 8 and 11 am on Sundays.  We are able to accommodate about 90 people between the church and the hall.  You can also join us online at these links:
After the gingerbread decorating on December 13th, we will take a break from classes until our next Confirmation class on Sunday, January 10.  If I find fun ideas for sharing faith as a family, I’ll send them your way via email.
Check our website for this week’s bulletin and more information on parish life.

Blessings:

Laura Escalera

 

Religious Formation News for Pre-K through 6th Grade – December 4, 2020

December 4, 2020
Dear Parents of Kids in Pre-K through 6th Grade:
Please note that we will NOT have the children’s class and parent’s class this Sunday, December 6 because of the limitations on the classroom capacity.  Instead, parents can pick up their December parent packets on:
Sunday, December 6 
near the front entrance of the church 
(by the Narthex) 
at 8:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. (after the Masses)
If those times don’t work for you, contact me and we can work out another option.
The December packet has lots of fun items to celebrate the Advent and Christmas seasons in it.  It won’t have the regular lessons, but rather Catholic ways to celebrate the season in your home.  Plus the first four people to pick up the packet will get a special door prize!
St. Nicholas Day:
This Sunday, December 6 is the feast of St. Nicholas, who is considered to be the origins of our Santa Claus. He was a third century Bishop in Asia Minor.  Tell the story to your kids (click on the link below) and there are some activities in your packet. This is the day children put out their shoes by the door and St. Nicholas fills them with small gifts.  I usually put some of those little chocolate coins (like in the story) and a few very small items.
Unfortunately I had to cancel the Jesse Tree Event that was scheduled for December 13.  I look forward to getting everyone together again someday – but that will have to wait until next year.  In the meantime, celebrate Advent in your families and start some new traditions!
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!  If that isn’t possible, here are links for Mass online
Check out our website for this week’s bulletin and more information about what is going on at the parish.
Blessings on your family!
Laura Escalera
Pastoral Associate for Religious Formation

Christmas Eve and Day Schedule for 2020

Christmas Schedule

Thursday, December 24th, Christmas Eve:  Mass at 3:00 P.M. and 5:00 P.M.

Friday, December 25th, Christmas Day:  Mass at 9:30 A.M.

Our Christmas Eve Mass at 3 p.m. will be livestreamed and remain accessible
on our website for 3 days. It can be watched on either YouTube or Facebook,
either directly or thru our website.

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

Watch the December 6th Mass at 8:00 A.M. live streamed at the links below

 

This 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 –

December 6th, 2020 at 8:00a.m.

Facebook –

https://www.facebook.com/113745921991421/posts/3798366796862630/

YouTube –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5kpEeJ7hpw

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.

Preparing our Hearts for ADVENT

Preparing our Hearts for ADVENT

Adult Facilitated Groups will cover 4 Advent Episodes

Preview the Advent episodes on your own, discuss with a friend or in our Facebook Group,  AND come join either the Catholic Fellowship Group or Women’s Study Group for live, interactive Advent discussions based upon the series.

1) Catholic Fellowship will meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. via ZOOM.

Contact Rich Dudley at 719-369-9115, rdudley_ranger@msn.com or Gerald Garduno at 719-252-8508, g.garduno@comcast.net to obtain a virtual link for these weekly sessions.

2) The Women’s Study Group will meet on Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. via ZOOM.

Contact Micki Markowski at 719-545-6506 to obtain a virtual link to join the weekly session.

3) Watch on your own through the FORMED link at https://watch.formed.org/advent-1

and then complete the Participant Guide for that week.

If you would like to discuss the episode further with your fellow parishioners join our Facebook page by clicking:

Christ the King Parish Advent 2020

Click here for the discussion guide which you can then print if you would like.

Schedule: