November Parish Office Hours

Parish Office Hours:

November 14th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 25th, 26th, 27th:

                           9:00 a.m. to Noon

 November 15th, 22nd, 28th, 29th: Closed

The Weekend Office is open following the weekend Masses.

Stop by to register, request Masses or appointments with the staff, or just visit with our Ambassadors.

 

 

Advent Parish Project – The Giving Tree

 

As a community of believers, we invite you to spend the coming Advent season actively awaiting the birth of Christ; look for Him in the face of the poor.

Please consider participating in our annual “Giving Tree” project.

We will be gathering gifts for El Centro del Quinto Sol Recreation Center. A tree will be in the Narthex this weekend, November 23./24. Due to the unusual timing of the calendar and Thanksgiving, the tree will need to be put up a week earlier than usual. Tags will be available for boys and girls, ages 8 to 12 years old. Suggested gift amount is $15.00—$20.00.

Please take a gift tag and return the gift with the tag attached securely to the wrapped gift and place it under the “Giving Tree” by December 8th or bring your gift to the parish office before Wednesday, December 11th.

 Thank you for your generosity and for helping make a child smile this Christmas.

 

The Altarcito … Pick up your photos/mementos on November 30-December 1

Your Altarcito photos and mementos will be available for you to take home the weekend of November 30–December 1 in the Narthex when our month long Altarcito will end.   A big thank you goes out to all of you for participating in this special remembrance of our loved ones.   We have received compliments from our parishioners and others from throughout the city, thanks to you!

 

 

Religious Formation News – Grades Pre-K to High School – November 24th, 2019

CHECK OUT! The new updated Middle School Youth Group Flier 2019-2020

+ ADULTS, MIDDLE SCHOOL, CHILDREN – ALL ARE WELCOME! +

Sunday November 24th is Catholic Connection Sunday

9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.

  • Catholic Kids Camp for Pre-k through 5th grade (6th grade classroom)· Middle School “Hot Topics” through a faith lens 6th, 7th, 8th grades  (7/8th grade classroom)

    ·         Adult Faith Formation Session #2 Do faith and science conflict? (Sr. Joan’s room)

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

    o            Any other interested adults

    Missed the first session, want to review it again? No problem, text the words CTK Pueblo to 84570 and add yourself in “Religious Education Adults” group – You will gain FREE access to the short video clips.

    ·         First Reconciliation Class (meet in 1st and 2nd Grade room)

    o   Parents of children in sacramental formation – Attend the Adult Faith Session in Sr. Joan’s

    ·         RCIC Class – Children and Parents together (High School Discipleship Room)

Confirmation Meeting at 12:00 p.m.

Parent/Sponsor Overview Meeting on Sunday November 24th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Sister Joan’s Room. Confirmation teens will continue to meet in the Discipleship Room at that same time.

Looking ahead for families:

The first Sunday of Advent is only a week away, beginning on Sunday December 1st, 2019. This is a neat article that provides ideas of how families may choose to observe Advent in their homes.

https://www.looktohimandberadiant.com/2017/11/advent-traditions-for-anyone-and.html

Middle School:  

“Hot Topics” through a faith lens. Find attached the Middle School Youth Group Calendar of Dates for 2019-2020

Sunday December 1st at 5:30 p.m. –Teen Advent Reconciliation Service – to be held at the Cathedral on 5:30 p.m. (High School and Middle School Youth from across the city attend together)

Friday December 6th at 5:30 p.m. Middle and High School Youth are invited to attend a fun St. Nicks Youth Celebration hosted by the Shrine of St. Therese from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. more details soon!

2020- Save the Dates

Friday January 17th (All Day City Wide Retreat – Middle & High School Youth)

Saturday February 22nd (City Wide – Middle School Youth Rally)

 

High School Discipleship:

Sunday November 24th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m– First Confirmation Parent/Sponsor Gathering on Sunday in Sister Joan’s Room. Confirmation teens still gather in their Discipleship room.

 

Sunday December 1st at 5:30 p.m. –Teen Advent Reconciliation Service – to be held at the Cathedral on 5:30 p.m. (High School and Middle School Youth from across the city attend together)

 

Friday December 6th at 5:30 p.m. -Middle and High School Youth are invited to attend a fun St. Nicks Youth Celebration hosted by the Shrine of St. Therese from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. more details soon!

 

Sunday December 15th at 1:30 p.m. – First Overview Gathering for Steubenville of the Rockies 2020

Any interested youth and their parents/guardians who are interested in learning more about Steubenville of the Rockies are invited to attend an information meeting on Sunday December 15th at 1:30 p.m. Group will meet in Sister Joan’s Room at 1:30 p.m. (located in Little Flower Formation Building). Steubenville of the Rockies is an annual Catholic Youth Conference attended by thousands of Catholic teens that is hosted in Denver Colorado. Come learn more about this incredible opportunity!

2020- Save the Dates

Friday January 17th (All Day City Wide Retreat – Middle & High School Youth)

Sunday February 23rd (City Wide – High School Youth Rally)

 

Looking Ahead in High School Discipleship

 Save the Date Flyer PDF

Sarah Nelson Pastoral Associate for Adult and Youth Formation

(719) 542-9248 x121  snelson@ctkpueblo.org

Registration forms are bellow (kindly complete both forms), or you may register at the Weekend Parish Office, or forms are available for you in the Narthex.

Please complete both sides of the Registration Form so that we can update our records. Return it by September 17th so class lists can be made. (Place in the box at the Weekend Office, or drop off, or mail it, to the Parish Office, 1708 Horseshoe Drive.)

You may also scan your forms and send them to mmeissner@ctkpueblo.org.

For the 2019-2020 RE Schedule click here.  (Copies are also available in the Narthex and at the Weekend Office.)

Liturgical Ministers Training for New and Continuing Ministers

THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! 190 Ministry Volunteer Sheets were turned in! 328 various ministries were chosen by this Amazing Parish Family during this Ministry call, with 98 new persons signing up for a ministry! WOW!

The compilation has been completed, the training dates are finalized, and the extra steps have begun for the Commissioning of Communion Ministers which will be on the Feast of Christ the King, November 23-24, 2019.

November 23/24, the Feast of Christ the King, we will have the special    Commissioning and  Re-Commissioning of Communion Ministers at each Mass.

The Blessing for Liturgical Ministers will be the weekend of December 14-15.

Training will begin for the Ministries for the Mass starting with:

Ushers and Greeters on Oct. 26-27;

Click here for Usher Guidelines.

Click here for Greeter Guidelines.

Proclaimers on December 7th and December 8th.

Click here for Proclaimer Guidelines.

Communion Ministers (Mass/Homebound/Nursing Home) on Nov. 9-10;

Servers on Nov. 16-17.

The training is for ALL liturgical ministers new and continuing.

Hands-on training for Communion Ministers will be held at a different time. The Blessing for Liturgical Ministers will be scheduled after all trainings are completed.