Really Good Vocation Videos – World Day of Prayer for Vocations – April 30, 2023 – Resource Links

Discernment 101 – Fr. Mike Schmitz (6:09)

Fr. Mike shares two important pieces of advice:
First, discernment requires action, and second,
you can only discern one vocation at a time.

A Day in the Life of a Seminarian – Conception Seminary (11:40)

Is seminary boring? Will I be lonely and sad?
Absolutely not! Join seminarian Trevor Fischer as he walks
through daily life at his seminary.

For Love Alone – CMSWR (17:21)

Epic short film about the beauty and joy of religious life!
Hear the stories of women who have given up everything-
but gained so much more.

Don’t Become a Priest – Breaking in the Habit (6:37)

Should you go to seminary just because the Church
needs more priests? No! Learn about the kind of men the
Church really needs.

How to Find “The One” – Jackie & Bobby (9:15)

How do you know if you’ve found the right person to marry?
Jackie shares wisdom on dating as a Catholic and being
realistic about marriage.

More Online Resources at

Learn more at Diocese of Pueblo Vocations Office

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend- November 3-5, 2023

Put Spring into your marriage! The Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend is a chance to look deeply into your relationship with each other and with God.
♦ It offers married couples an opportunity to learn a technique of loving communication that you can use for the rest of your lives.
♦ The 2023 Worldwide Marriage Encounter Experiences are on: Dillon: Nov. 3-5
♦ Early registration is highly recommended. For more information visit our website at:
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Scammers at it again…

Please note that there has been an email scam sent out on behalf of Bishop Berg requesting the purchase of gift cards. The email looks like it is coming from Stephen Berg but if you look at the email address carefully it is not coming from the diocese. See email source: Stephen Berg < <>
This email address is not associated with the Diocese of Pueblo. If you receive this type of email, please report it as junk. That way it will be blocked from being sent to your email again. Delete this email and avoid opening it.
Note: You will never receive any type of email requests from the diocese that does not include the email address extension
This also includes email or texts you would receive from Fr. Carl or the Parish Staff. Please do not fall for these scams.

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