Resources to talk with kids about the school shooting

The latest news about the school shooting in Uvalde, TX has certainly left me rattled.  I have been praying for all those involved in this horrible tragedy.
Please send your prayers up to a God who loves us and cares for us.  God hears our prayers.
If your children are distraught about this (or you work with children) I found these article from Group Publishing – a well-respected Christian publisher.
I thought they were very good and helpful.  I’m sharing them here for you.
Helping Children Process the School Shooting in Uvalde, TX
Trauma Toolkit: 4 Things You Can Do To Help Kids Heal
6 Secrets to Raising Fearless Kids in a Fear-Filled World
Ministering to Kids in Crisis When You Don’t Have a Counseling Degree

Helping Children to Cope with Violence and Tragedy – Again

In addition, Fr. Carl shared this prayer with me from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, in case that would be helpful to you.
Order for the Blessing of a Victim of Crime or Oppression
Blessings on all of you.  Prayers for a more peaceful world.
Laura Escalera
Christ the King Parish

Community Resources

The primary purpose behind this project is to fulfill a need in the community of Pueblo.  This website is a culmination of countless hours of searching for and compiling resources available to assist those who have a need in our community.  It is my hope that this website will be a guide to assist you or someone you know in overcoming the circumstances that brought you to this point. — John Chavez

Please click here to go the Community Resources site.

Note:  This site is not active right now.  As soon as it is we will let you know.

Picture by John Chavez.

Parish Discipleship Survey Results

This past spring, Parishioners were invited to take part in an online survey to gain a better sense of the needs, desires, and struggles of those who worship here at Christ the King. The purpose of the data is to gain a clearer picture of how to continue to invite Parishioners to a closer relationship with Jesus through various paths of Discipleship. Father Carl has been mentioning some of these results within his homilies. You are invited to reflect upon the results.




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