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:
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.


High School Newman Clubs

High School Newman Clubs

Are you a high school student who attends East, Centennial, Central or South? Did you know that there is a Newman Club at your school that meets once a week during all the lunch periods?  Newman Clubs provide food (yes – free food!) and a great place to talk about Catholic faith issues with other students and Catholic youth ministers.  You don’t even need to be Catholic – invite your friends.  Here is where and when they meet.  Stop in and check it out!

East High School – Mondays in Mr. Terry’s room (Room #37)

Centennial High School – Tuesdays in the Art Room (Room 418)

South High School – Wednesdays in Mrs. Tkacik’s Room (Room 25)

Central – Tuesdays in Room 315

Newman Clubs are sponsored in part by the Catholic Foundation of the Diocese of Pueblo.

Monsignor Thomas Adrians – Online video available

Notice for Monsignor Thomas Adrians:

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Monsignor Thomas Adrians who passed away on the evening of Saturday, September 15, 2018.

For the complete obituary and to leave online condolences for his family please click here.
You may view the video at the above link.  Just scroll down to “video”.

Monsignor Adrians was our Pastor here at Christ the King from 1995-2014. He was born June 10, 1940 in Appleton, WI and was ordained in 1967 at Holy Cross Abbey in Canon City, CO.

Msgr. Adrians was born June 10, 1940 in Appleton, WI and was ordained in 1967 at Holy Cross Abbey in Canon City, CO. Msgr. Adrians served the diocese in many capacities for over 50 years; he retired from active ministry in 2014 but assisted the diocese with Prison Ministry and as a staff member beyond his retirement. Msgr. Adrians also continued celebrating Mass at the Primrose Community. Please remember him, his family and all those who were near to him in prayer.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the

We have a new phone system with new staff extensions…

Our new phone system has been installed. Please note our new extensions. When you call in you will first hear a message from Fr. John. At any time during the message you can enter our direct extensions and the call will go directly to that person. This is new! If you forget the extension, you will be able to go to the staff directory by hitting 5.

You of course can also email us.

Sarah Nelson Ext. 121
Pastoral Associate for Youth and Adult Pastoral Care
Laura Fisher Escalera Ext. 113
Pastoral Associate for Religious Formation
Katharine Redmond Ext. 114
Pastoral Associate for Worship
Fr. John Ozella Ext. 116
Mary Meissner Ext. 111
Administrative Assistant – General Mailbox
Lori Judkins Ext. 118
Pastoral Associate for Liturgical Music

Deacon Steve Escalera Ext. 250

Deacon Corey Compton Ext. 251

Jacob Mutz, Youth Minister, Ext. 252

Lauren Bartolo, Youth Minister, Ext. 253

Randy Pfeffer/Pat Duran/Rob Flores Ext. 120

Bob Mysliwiec Ext. 115

How do I become a Catholic?


Do you have questions about the Catholic faith? Do you wonder why Catholics “do what we do”? Would you like to learn about becoming a Catholic? We welcome these questions and more in a process called the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (R.C.I.A.)

Group gatherings for RCIA will begin on Sunday September 23rd immediately following the 10:45 a.m. Mass. Gatherings will continue weekly on Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Little Flower Formation Building.

Questions? We would love to hear from you. Please contact Sarah Nelson in the Parish Office at 719-542-9248 x121 or

Discover further information by clicking here.


E Z Online Giving








Click here for E Z Online Giving

Give one time with out registering, or sign up for your personal account.

Use your checking account or credit or debit card.  You may be able to even earn your reward points with the credit/debit card option that is already linked to your card.

Pick which areas you would like to contribute to: Parish Ministries, DMF, National Collections, etc.

Save time and schedule your contributions.  No more remembering your envelope!

You will receive an email thanking you for your contributions!

You will also have a record of your donations at your fingertips!

If you need help contact Mary at the parish office at 542-9248 ext. 111, or email Mary at