Healing Hearts Grief Group – Next Meeting is Monday, February 18th at 6pm

Please mark your calendar for the next gathering on February 18th at 6:00pm in Sr. Joan’s Room.

A place to gather with others to find hope and healing for your soul through the lens of our Catholic Faith. This group will encompass many types of loss and grief—death of spouse, children, loved one, pet, divorce, empty nest, pain and emotional wounds.

The group will meet twice a month on 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Sr. Joan’s Room.    Everyone is welcome to join us at any time.

For more information contact Christi Kurtz at 369-7464, or Cindy Kramer at 406-4094.

“Very truly I tell you, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices.

You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy.”

John 16:20

 

Religious Formation News – PreK through Adult

Dear Parents and Guardians –

This Sunday is a Family Mass at 10:45 a.m. Again, the kids will be practicing in the church at the end of class, so please meet your children in the church. Kids will sit with parents during the Family Mass.

Sale of olive wood gifts in Adrians Hall after all Masses next weekend (February 23/24) Bethlehem Handicrafts is proud to be able to display the work of the 1 percent Christians in the Holy Land to our parish, showcasing many beautiful olive wood figurines. Visit their display! For more information and to view available products, please visit: www.bethlehemhandicrafts.com.

Elementary School and Middle School:

We will continue our Safe Environment program, Circle of Grace, this Sunday. Here is a short synopsis of it: https://vimeo.com/207836764

Some of the grades have a parent letter again this week – your kids will bring these handouts home from class. If your child missed last week’s class, ask his or her catechist for last week’s parent letters as well. You can see all the materials for parents on our website: http://www.ctkpueblo.org/circle-of-grace/

If you have any questions about the material, please feel free to contact Laura Escalera!

Middle School:

Middle School Youth Fest is next weekend, Saturday, February 23 at 6 p.m. at the Shrine of St. Therese.  Parents are encouraged to join teens for the talk on Social Media at 7:40 p.m.  Check out the information on the Middle School Youth Fest below or on our website: http://www.ctkpueblo.org/religious-formation-pre-k-through-8th-grade/

Summer Mission Trip – Just 5 Days:  Please let me know if your middle school student is interested in the Mission trip this summer on July 15-19 in Alamosa CO.  Here is a link for more information: https://www.cmdnet.org/j5d

High School:

Discipleship classes resume this Sunday at 4:30 p.m.  High School is covering the Circle of Grace safe environment program this Sunday.  See grade 9 parent letter attached.

High School Youth Fest is next Sunday, February 24th at the Shrine of St Therese 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • We are still accepting Youth Fest registrations!  Please turn in this weekend!
  • Parent/Guardians join kids for “Social Media” Talk at 2:55 p.m.
  • Event concludes with Mass at 4:00 p.m. with Bishop Berg
  • More information below and on the website:

Calling all female high school seniors!  You are invited to apply for the 2019 Betty Filpi Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Scholarship. Click here for the flyer for more information.

Save the Date:

City-Wide Youth Fest!  Alive in Christ!  February 23 & 24  We are still accepting Youth Fest registrations!  Please turn in this weekend!

Middle School Youth Fest – Saturday, February 23 at 6 p.m. at the Shrine of St. Therese.

High School Youth Fest – Sunday, February 24 at noon at the Shrine of St. Therese.

Parents are invited for the talk on Social Media at the end of each session.

Middle school info is here: http://www.ctkpueblo.org/religious-formation-pre-k-through-8th-grade/

 High School info is here: http://www.ctkpueblo.org/high-school-youth-ministry/

 

Equipping all Catholics to become the “Diocese of the Little Way”

Equipping all Catholics to become the “Diocese of the Little Way”

The Office of Missionary Discipleship is promoting a new website entitled “The Little Way Equip.”

The goal of the website is to have all Catholics in Southern Colorado register for a weekly email that will deliver on average one new post each week, which everyone subscribed will receive in their email inbox automatically, to stay in touch with the latest and greatest.

You can expect posts about The Joy of the Gospel, Building Amazing Parishes, Forming Intentional Disciples, Prayer and Spirituality, Easy Evangelization, St. Therese of the Child Jesus, and what it means that we are The Diocese of The Little Way.  Plan to get very simple, practical, and exciting messages, tools and resources from our posts.

Every subscriber will automatically be entered to win a Microsoft Surface Pro, which will be drawn for at the 2019 Convocation in Pueblo, Colorado, on May 8th. Register today! https://tlwequip.org/

 

DMF 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Here in the Diocese of Pueblo, we have positioned ourselves to become the
Diocese of the Little Way, through the inspiration and intercession of our patronesses, St. Therese of the Child Jesus and Our Lady of Guadalupe. In becoming the Diocese of the Little Way, we begin our response to the great needs of our faithful in little ways. Please make no mistake, this is not an easy path to go; this is not a shortcut around our issues, but rather, a way to elevate our standards of conversion to the message of the Gospel with mutual respect and accountability to each other on that journey.

Taking these steps together as the Diocese of the Little Way encourages us to do
one more little thing for the Kingdom; saying one more Hail Mary, helping one more
person, giving one more smile. By doing one more little thing each day, we can start
to do some really powerful things together. Your gift to the Diocesan Ministry Fund helps to reflect Christ’s
love to those whose lives are impacted by the ministries and services of this Diocese.

With the gifts of humility and charity, treasure the things we can do, all of us together living the life
the Lord calls us to live. We must first admit and accept that “I cannot overcome the trials of life and
become who I am meant to be, on my own.” And second, with total confidence in His merciful love, pray,
“Jesus, please come and help me by making all things possible.” When these two actions become the
spiritual air that I daily breathe, then I am living the Little Way.

Each of us is being called to participate by embracing St. Therese’s inspiring path:

With all my heart, I will…

R Recognize my littleness,
O Offer everything to Jesus with confidence,
S Surrender to His Merciful Love, and
E Evangelize others to do the same!

We become branded and bonded together with our sister, St. Therese, in Jesus and we begin to act
together in Faith, Hope, and Charity as God’s holy people. Your support to the DMF supports our many
efforts across our diocese.

Without your generous support, we would not have all the ministries we have today. Please make
your commitment to the DMF in keeping in mind the spirit of St. Therese, “I will spend my heaven doing
good on earth.” Please know, your gift, your generosity is making an impact in a big way. Thank you for your
participation in the DMF and may God bless us all on our way to becoming the Diocese of the Little Way,
after one of God’s favorite children, St. Therese, the Little Flower.

Sincerely Yours in Christ,
Most Rev. Stephen J. Berg

Pledge cards are available in the pews at church.  Drop in the collection basket once filled out.

Or pledge to the DMF at this link: http://www.diocesanministryfund.org
Thank you for your generosity.

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.