“I invite all Christians, everywhere, at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, or at least an openness to letting him encounter them; I ask all of you to do this unfailingly each day. No one should think that this invitation is not meant for him or her, since ‘no one is excluded from the joy brought by the Lord.’” (Evangelii Gaudium, Joy of the Gospel, paragraph 3.)
While we find ourselves in an unusual time of physical separation due to COVID 19, this time has presented unique opportunities to set aside more time to grow in our faith.
Weekend Masses/Streaming available- We have 3 different Mass times each weekend and have created as much (safe) welcoming space for our Parishioners. Should you feel inclined to remain in the safety of your home, Father John streams Sunday Mass at 8:00 a.m. This is a way to join together with your Pastor and fellow Parishioners “virtually.” Watch on CTK Facebook page or our Youtube Channel which can be found by looking up “Christ the King Catholic Parish, Pueblo Colorado” on Youtube.
Adult Small Groups – Be sure to check out our Adult Small Group tab for information regarding current Faith Formation opportunities. Some meet in person, and others in an online platform virtually.
Growing your faith at home – Through a generous grant from the Catholic Foundation, we are thrilled to offer dynamic faith filled Catholic formation and growth right in your own home. Join for free and start accessing this incredible gift today!
The Diocese of Pueblo has created a webpage dedicated to Mass streaming, faith formation, daily prayer and more. It can be found here – https://pueblocatholic.org
The Lay Division of St. John Vianney Seminary in Denver (which includes the Denver Catholic Biblical School and the Denver Catholic Catechetical School) will be holding all classes online for the 2020-2021 school year, and they have opened registration up to residents of the Diocese of Pueblo. They anticipate returning to offering only in-person classes for the 2021-2022 school year ,but if there were enough from the Pueblo diocese that participate this year, they would start with in person Year 2 classes here in Pueblo at that point. For more information go to: https://sjvlaydivision.org Their FAQs will answer many of the questions you might have. This is being promoted by the Diocese of Pueblo Colorado
Photos below: Human Trafficking Workshop in 2019
There are several facilitator led Adult Formation options available:
- Men’s Bible Study
- Women’s Bible Study
- Catholic Fellowship
- Divine Mercy Charismatic Prayer Group (NOT CURRENTLY MEETING DURING COVID) The Divine Mercy Charismatic Prayer Group will meet on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Little Flower Formation Building (Classroom 6th Grade- use entrance near Sister Joan’s Room). The Prayer Gathering will include praise/worship music, teaching, and prayer. For more details please call Prayer Leader Leila Andrews at 773-931-5465.
- Scripture Study – Periodic Bible study groups are offered. Please watch the bulletin or contact the Faith Formation Department for details of any upcoming studies.
- Adult Sacramental Preparation – If you are an adult who has been baptized and has never received Eucharist or Confirmation, or who just needs the Sacrament of Confirmation we will be happy to help you prepare for these Sacraments. Please be sure to look for further detailed information under our “Becoming Catholic” tab.
- Parent/Guardian Sessions for Sacramental Formation – It is a time of great joy when a child or teen is Baptized, forgiven in Confession, nourished in Holy Communion or strengthen through the Gifts of the Holy Spirit in Confirmation. Parents/Guardians of children or teen’s who are to receive any of these Sacraments are to attend the Parent/Guardian Formation sessions scheduled yearly for that specific Sacrament. Look under the “Sacraments” tab to learn more.
(Christ the King Parishioners attending the Ananias Training Workshop facilitated by Dr. Seth Wright of the Diocese of Pueblo — pictured below)