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Parish Bulletin for November 16, 2014
Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Pope’s General Intention: That the public, prayerful celebration of faith may give life to the faithful.
Missionary Intention: That mission churches may be signs and instruments of hope and resurrection.
   —To see all of the pope’s General Intentions for 2014, go to the Catholic Links page. 

Important Dates: 
         • Finance Council: Tuesday, December 2, 1:00 p.m.
         • Parish Council Meeting: Tuesday, December 2, 4:00 p.m.
         • Altar and Rosary Society Meeting: no meeting in November
         • Worship Committee: TBA
         • Diocesan Calendar Events: Visit the Diocese of Pueblo Calendar Page frequently.

The Annual Thanksgiving Bake Sale:  Sunday, November 23 after the 11:00 a.m. Mass.

Dave Crider Funeral:  Saturday, November 15 at 2:00 p.m. at the OLA parish.

Veteran's Day 

Sunday, November 9:
Veteran's Day Blessing by Fr. Nick.

birthday Fr. Nick & Christina Wilson 

Sunday, October 26:
A birthday celebration was held in the parish hall for Fr. Nick and Christina Wilson.

Sunday, October 26, Offertory Collection: $2,343; Capital Improvements: $250, Harvest Collection: $200.


 Eucharist

TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION:

God's Word Today—
Today Catholics everywhere celebrate our own unique brand of Memorial Day. This is the day when we remember those who have fallen asleep in faith—those who are now at rest. For many, especially those who have lost loved ones recently, this is a day of poignant remembrance. As we listen to God’s healing word, let us keep in mind all who have died, as well as those who mourn them.
    Today the Church remembers all who have walked the way of Christ and passed from this life. The readings all look to the last day, when we shall all rise from the dead and be reunited. The prophet Daniel announces words of warning and welfare. He cautions us against the judgment to come, but he also comforts us and assures us that all who live a life of virtue and justice will find life eternal. The reading from Romans reminds us that, because of Christ’s passion, death, and resurrection and our entrance into that paschal mystery through baptism, we now share in the new life won by Christ. This recognition has repercussions: we need to live righteously now, that we might rise to life forever with Christ on the last day. In the Gospel Jesus pledges that all the Father has given him will not be lost. All the faithful will be raised to joy and live forever in the presence of God.
          —(c) Copyright J. S. Paluch Co.


For those of Mexican heritage, November 2 means celebration of el Dia de Los Muertos, or “the Day of the Dead.” One of the most important days of the year for many, they join All Saints and All Souls together, visiting the graves of babies and children on All Saints, since they are santitos (little saints) or angelitos (little angels). Flowers, their favorite toys, favorite music, and so on, are taken to them. The following day, people spend time—some of them all day—at the cemetery with their loved ones who have died. From the ancient customs of the Indians the families pray, talk with them, and take them their favorite food. It is a most solemn but joyful day. It is a day to celebrate Christ’s victory over death: “Death, where is your sting?” There is a mocking of death as people make skeletons, candy that represents death, and Pan de los Muertos (bread of the dead) and consume them in a kind of role reversal.
   One of the customs is to build an altarcito (little altar) where one places mementos and pictures of those who have died. There are also favorite foods, candles, statues or pictures of favorite saints, books, and Bibles. Some parishes have begun to build an altarcito where all parishioners can join in honoring the deceased. A remembrance book can be placed to write names in. The altarcito is traditionally left up for the month of November.
           —(c) Copyright, J. S. Paluch Co



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Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Tuesdays: Please sign up if you are interested in continuing the perpetual adoration that began while our teens were in Madrid. We are looking for people to sign-up for Tuesdays beginning at 11:00 a.m. and ending at 6:00 p.m. with Benediction following immediately afterwards. Come and “Be Still” with the Lord for an hour a week.

Call Patti Schultz at 783-9146 to put your name on the list.

Toussaint iconIcon of Ven. Pierre Toussaint Installed: At the end of May, 2013, the final icon of six by Father Bill McNichols was installed to the right of the altar. Pierre Toussaint, the former slave and hairdresser from Haiti, is expected to be proclaimed a saint by the Church. Toussaint’s life was a miracle of charity and kindness. Born a slave in 1766, he did not allow that fact to prevent him from helping his fellow man, whatever their race.  He overcame every adversity in his life through his complete embrace of the commandment of Christ, “Love one another”.

Fr. BillLiving and working in Taos, NM, Father Bill is described by Time Magazine as “among the most famous creators of Christian iconic images in the world.” In an interview in America Magazine, he said: “I've thought a lot about this connection between our lives and the lives of the heavenly images icons place before us, and it's something I really must mention: What you gaze at you become. Not only what you hear and listen to, but what you see. Ignatius was really brilliant in this way. We always say, you are what you eat.
   But you are what you see too, what you gaze at. We Americans will spend hours in front of the television, kind of the new icon that we gaze at, and it glares back at us. And yet, we don't make any connection with what it would be like to gaze at something that truly loves us, and wants to bring us close to God. We need to gaze at truly conversational, truly loving images... images that will return our love.”
   Father Bill collaborated with Taos author Mirabai Starron Mother of God, Similar to Fire (Orbis Books) last year. The book features Father Bill's icons of Mary (embracing such diverse expressions as the Black Madonna, Latina, Bosnian, Greek, Italian, and native depictions of Mother Mary) accompanied by Starr's lyrical prose-poems.

Fr. Vicente Memorial
To view photos of Fr. Vicente's Mass of Christian Burial and directions to his grave, click here. A memorial video of photos and video clips has been produced to capture Fr. Vicente's interaction with his parishioners and his voice while reading a biblical passage, singing the Mass of Creation, and speaking a homily. To view the video, visit YouTube.com at: http://bit.ly/FrVicente

Father Vicente's Burial Site: Father Vicente spoke to us regarding death planning - he lead by example. He planned every aspect of his funeral and burial. He did not want his grave revered and felt very strongly about the fact he wanted to be buried amongst the poor and be like them in death, too. With love and good intentions individuals have decorated his grave. Father's sister, Leonie, has asked that the grave remain as simple as possible in keeping with Father’s wishes. A simple white cross has been placed to mark his grave. Leonie sends her eternal thanks for all the cards, love, and wonderful support given to her.
   If you wish to send a card to Leonie, Fr. Vicente’s sister, her address is: Leonie Randall, The Barn, Thornthwaite, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5SA, UK;
email: leonierandall45@gmail.com


icon thumbnailIcon Paintings:
all six icon paintings by Father William Hart McNichols have been added to the church nave.
For their stories click here or on the image.
 Stained Glass Windows:
Our artist in residence, Doug Bayer, has designed a series of stained glass windows which he based on the Book of Revelation, chapters 21 and 22. The three windows behind the altar will represent the new Jerusalem where God and the Lamb of God are worshipped in eternity. The main altar window was installed on January 20, 2010. On Friday, August 4, 2011, the windows depicting the Archangel Raphael and the Archangel Michael were installed. The twelve windows on each side of the church nave will represent the twelve healing trees fed by the river of Life in Revelation 22. We who gather in the church will represent, of course, the servants of the Lamb.
   Our wonderful friends from Texas have donated $32,000 for the three sanctuary windows. Each window in the nave of the church will cost $9,000. The round window, which will have a Eucharistic theme, will cost $11,000. They consider their gift of the three windows to be in the nature of a challenge to other parish members to complete the whole design of the windows.


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