Knights of Columbus Council 4286 Coat Drive

 

Winter is upon us and many men, women and children will need coats to stay warm. The Knights of Columbus Council 4286 will distribute your donations to our needy brothers and sisters through Catholic Charities.

Please donate any coats you can spare and place them in the collection box in the Narthex through November 3rd. Thank you for your generosity.

 

The Altarcito returns…

Let’s pray for your loved ones who have died. We’ll have an altarcito again this year, a shrine in front of the altar, during the month of November. Everyone is invited to bring a photo and/or memento and we’ll remember them in prayer for the month of November along with those noted on the All Souls envelopes.

Drop off your photos/mementos at the office before November 1st, or after Mass to the Weekend Office; just tape your name and phone number to them (on the back).

All Souls envelopes are available in your envelope packets or in the Narthex. Please place your envelope in the regular collection.

 

Religious Formation News – Grades Pre-K to High School – October 17, 2019

October 17th, 2019

Hello Parents and Guardians –

This Sunday, October 20, at 10:45 a.m. is a Family Mass. Remember that the kids will sing at this Mass – please come join them for the whole Mass.  Kids can sit with their families.  They will practice for this mass at the end of class, so join them in the church at 10:30 a.m. (instead of picking them up in the Formation Center).  In addition, we will be kicking off our “children’s collection” at collection time.  Fr. John will call the kids up to bring their offering to a basket in the front of the altar.  Kids can put in the blue children’s envelope or loose cash/change.  We are planning on continuing this practice from here on out.  It is a great way to introduce kids to giving back some of the blessings God has shared with us.

Note that last week’s bulletin said that this Sunday (October 20) is a Catholic Connection Sunday.  It is not – it is just regular Religious Formation.  Sorry about that!

Elementary school students will start a Unit called “Jesus our Lord and Savior”.

Middle School students topic is: Fire Fall: A session on Confirmation in Scripture.

Middle School Youth Group:  We will have our first gathering of the middle school youth group next Wednesday Oct 23rd, 2019 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.  Parents and students are invited to attend so we can get your ideas on what you would like to do this year.  Food will be provided, so please RSVP to Sarah (snelson@ctkpueblo.org) by this Sunday, Oct 20th so we know how much to prepare!

High School Discipleship: Note that the time has changed to 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Parents, please sign up to help feed the teens at one of these sessions if you can. Sign-up sheet is outside the Discipleship classroom.  We are putting together  Here is a quick introduction to the Lifeteen program that we are using with the high school students: https://lifeteen.com/about/

  • Catholic Connections next Sunday October 27th – High School Youth who are NOT in Confirmation Formation (see note below) are encouraged to volunteer from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. with the Children’s Catholic Kids Camp OR attend the Adult Formation “Who is God and Why Does He Matter?” from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.
  • Confirmation Class on October 27th – We are so sorry for the multiple date/time changes – Due to the cancelation of the Tailgate Party Confirmation Formation will be held at its normally scheduled time from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. as normally scheduled on October 27th.

Flocknote:  Christ the King will be using a program called “Flocknote” to communicate with parents and teens this year.  Flocknote will send messages directly to your cell phone or email.  We will have several groups you can join.  Parents of kids in Religious Formation should join “Religious Education Adults.”  We will send the “Understanding God” mini-course video’s directly to your phone through this group.  We also have a group for “First Communion/Reconciliation,” “Confirmation,” and “High School Discipleship.”  To text to join any of these groups, simply text “CTKPueblo to “ 84576 “ or connect online at CTKPueblo.flocknote.com.

Here is a great article highlighting some of the advantage of a religious upbringing on the well-being of a child.  Being a member of a religious community not only brings you closer to Jesus (the ultimate reward all on its own!) but can help your child be happy and well-adjusted.  Not surprising, really:  https://stream.org/new-study-reveals-religious-upbringing-better-kids-health-well/

LOOKING AHEAD:

The following Sunday, October 27 is a Catholic Connections Sunday!  Here is what to expect:

  • Adult Formation – “Understanding God” in Sister Joan’s Room (for all adults, especially Sacrament Formation parents/guardians).  The topic is Who is God and Why Does He Matter?
  • Catholic Kids Camp – in 6th grade room ( for children pre-k to 5th grade)
  • Middle School Topics Session—in the 7th & 8th Grade room (for all middle school students)
  • First Reconciliation Class:  in the 1st& 2nd Grade Room (for those already signed up)
  • RCIC – in the Discipleship Room (for those already signed up)
  • High School Youth — who are not in Confirmation formation, are invited to volunteer with Catholic Kids Camp -OR- attend Adult Formation session

Tailgate Party on Sunday, October 27th from Noon to 2 p.m. has been CANCELED. Due to a change in scheduling from the NFL, the timing no longer works to host the tailgate party.

For more information, check out our website at www.ctkpueblo.org

Blessings

Laura Fisher Escalera

Pastoral Associate for Religious Formation

Christ the King Parish

(719) 542 -9248 ext. 113

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.)

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 October 2019 Music Planners
Click here for the November 2019 Music Planners
Click here for the Thanksgiving 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

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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 judkins.lori@yahoo.com 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

Find Your Greatness – Dynamic Catholic event at The Shine of St. Therese on May 2, 2020

We are excited to announce that Christ the King has teamed up with the Shrine of St. Therese to bring the Dynamic Catholic event Find Your Greatness to our faith community. Dynamic Catholic and Allen Hunt will be at The Shrine of St. Therese on May 2, 2020! 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. They help you make your life work better. Join us for this life-changing event on May 2, 2020 at St. Therese!

Tickets will be available on DynamicCatholic.com starting September 12th. This is an event you do not want to miss! Watch for the link to be posted next week.

We can’t wait to help you find your greatness!

Update on Deacon Steve Escalera!

August 16, 2019

Thank you for your prayers for Deacon Steve and Laura, and the entire Escalera Family. Please continue to pray throughout the long healing and recovery process.

Get Well cards may be sent to Deacon Steve Escalera via the Parish Office (1708 Horseshoe Drive Pueblo, CO 81001).

August 12, 2019

From Laura Escalera:
Update on Deacon Steve–
It has been an extremely difficult 5 days. In a nutshell, the liver that was transplanted on Wednesday was not viable. He went through many surgeries and it was touch and go for a couple of days. Fortunately he was able to receive a second transplant on Saturday night. So far it appears to be working. He is much more stable. Please pray for both donors and their families, the incredible staff here at UCHealth and for Steve.
Please also pray for Laura and the Escalera Family.

August 8, 2019

Update on Deacon Steve Escalera:
Deacon Steve made it through the surgery yesterday and is stable. Thanks be to God!
Please continue to pray for Deacon Steve and the Escalera Family throughout the long healing and recovery process.
Get Well cards may be sent to Deacon Steve via the Parish Office (1708 Horseshoe Drive Pueblo, CO 81001).

August 7, 2019:

Praise the Lord! A liver has been found for Deacon Steve Escalera and he is headed to surgery for a liver transplant today, August 7, 2019.

Please pray for Deacon Steve and the Escalera family.

New King Soopers Rewards Program! Our check this past quarter was for $601.33

How would you like to grocery shop and give back to Christ the King Parish?
So far we have 46 households participating in the parish.  Our check from April 1 to June 30, 2019 was for $601.33.
Sign up today if you are not one of the 46 households!
All you need is a King Soopers Loyalty Card and a valid email address! Simply enroll your Loyalty Card at https://www.kingsoopers.com/  by following the steps below from your desk top:

(Directions are a bit different from your smartphone.  Look for Community Rewards and Enroll.)

King Soopers Rewards Program Flyer - 4-18-19