Cold and Flu season

Cold and Flu season have arrived. Some reminders: (1) if you are not feeling well, you are excused from your obligation to attend a Weekend Mass. We welcome your return to the Table of the Lord when you are well. (2) If you are here and have a cough or other cold or flu symptoms, please do not drink from the cup at Communion time. The consecrated host is the complete Christ, body and blood (in case you forgot); (3) If you are scheduled as CM please get a replacement;  (4) It is quite acceptable to bow towards someone instead of shaking their hand at the Sign of Peace.

 

Fr. Bill Gleeson has passed away….

Fr. Bill Gleeson passed away unexpectedly at his home on February 7, 2018. Please keep him and his family in your prayers.

Fr. Bill was our beloved pastor from 1985 – 1995. He substituted at Mass many times in the past few years. We will truly miss him.

Click here to read more about Fr. Bill on our History page.

 

 

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday, February 13 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral, with burial rites at Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo, CO.

Who cares about Groundhog Day! It’s Candlemas!

The Snowdrop,
                        in purest white array,

                              First rears her head

                        on Candlemas Day!

This morning approximately 30 people gathered with candles which were blessed by Fr. John!

Who cares about Groundhog Day! It’s Candlemas! On February 2, forty days after Christmas, we celebrate Candlemas, the midpoint of the Winter quarter. This feast celebrates when Mary and Joseph took the infant Jesus to the Temple to be presented to the Lord, as Jewish Law required. When they walked in, they were greeted by Simeon and Anna; God promised them they would live to see the Messiah. They prophesied that Jesus would not only be the Messiah to save the Jewish people, but the Savior for all the people of the world. In Simeon’s words, Jesus would be “a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and glory for your people Israel.” Good News for all of us who aren’t Jewish – we, too, will be saved. Because this Feast emphasizes the Light of Christ, on this day the church blesses candles and the Assembly carries candles in procession.

Please see our Facebook page for more photos taken this morning.

How do we talk to our teens, children and adults about tragedy?

There was a terrible tragedy in Las Vegas on Sunday night, right on the heels of three terrible hurricanes that have devastated the lives of thousands of our citizens. How do we talk with children about these things?

The following link has an excellent article about just this. While it focuses on teens, most of the suggestions would be good for smaller children and adults as well. We believe it is worth a read.

http://mailchi.mp/…/a-note-resources-about-the-tragedy-in-l…

Regulations for Fasting and Abstinence

Abstinence: Catholics from age 14 are obliged to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all Fridays during Lent.
Fasting: Catholics ages 18-59 are obliged to fast from food on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. The fast requires that a person eat the equivalent of less-than-two meals in place of the typical three meals eaten during a day.

Taken from “Fast and Abstinence” from the USCCB.