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Sunday Liturgy: 11:00 a.m.; Tuesday Mass: 10:00 a.m.
Adoration: 11:00 a.m. Tuesdays,
ending with Benediction at 6:00 p.m.

Rosary: Sunday, 10:00 a.m. & Tuesday, 9:25 a.m.
Confessions: Sunday, 10:40 a.m., Reconciliation Room

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Parish Bulletin for April 20, 2014
The Resurrection of the Lord — The Mass of Easter Sunday

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 2013, go to the Catholic Links page. 

Important Dates: 
         • Altar and Rosary Society Meeting: Thursday, April 24, at 1:00 p.m.
         • Parish Council Meeting: Tuesday, April 29, at 4:00 p.m.
         • Finance Council: No meeting in April.
         • Worship Committee: TBA
         • Diocesan Calendar Events: Visit the Diocese of Pueblo Calendar Page frequently for events within the diocese.

        Holy Week Schedule:

 

April 19, Annual Altar & Rosary Society Bake Sale: Come one and all and bring your friends! The Altar and Rosary Society will hold their Annual Easter Bake Sale. It will be held at the Community Center next to the Library on Main Street from 9:00 a.m. until Noon. If you would like to donate baked items, they will be most appreciated. Please take them to the Community Center between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. on the day of the sale. Any questions call Sandy Dunlap. 783-2010.

Life Chain April 27: This year the Life Chain will be held outside Custer County School on Main St. on Sunday, April 27 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. All are welcome to come and stand up for the unborn who cannot speak for themselves. This is a silent, prayerful stand against abortion.

DMF 
Pledges to DMF Update:
So far, 64 families (52% of 122 families) have pledged $19,955 toward our assessment! Every pledge counts! Our assessment tax this year is $22,500leaving $2,345 to meet our goal.
    Please return your pledge card as soon as possible. Payment does not need to be included with the pledge card although it is preferable. Make checks out to: DMF. Call the parish office if you have any questions or need assistance with the online giving option at 783-3507.
 

Divine Mercy Sunday
April 27, Divine Mercy Sunday:
On Divine Mercy Sunday, the Sunday after Easter, April 27, we will begin with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after 11:00 a.m. Mass and continue by praying The Chaplet of the Divine Mercy. This will be followed by Benediction. All are welcome to attend. Also, you are reminded to begin your Divine Mercy Novena on Good Friday. The Divine Mercy Novena is attached to the print bulletin.

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February Debt Reduction Update:
Our Second Collection is for Debt Reduction: Last year at this time our loan balance was $61,467 for our new church.  Now it is $21,042.
    Thank you for your generosity and kindness!


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TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION:

God's Word Today—
Today many millions of Christians around the world gather to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. From small adobe churches in Peru to grand cathedrals throughout the western world, the defining event for Christians draws people from every race and language to praise God for the mystery of Christ's death and resurrection. Today the paschal candle burns brightly before us, announcing that Jesus Christ is the light of the world. Today our church buildings are adorned with flowers, announcing that our Lenten fast is completed and that Christ has emerged from the grave. Today we renew our baptismal promises and encounter the waters of Baptism in an everlasting remembrance of our having put on Christ in Baptism. Today gifts of bread and wine are placed on the altar and the Body and Blood of the risen Christ is consumed. Today we are nurtured and sustained by our God to be people who bring the good news of peace and healing to the entire world. Christ is risen. Alleluia!
          —(c) Copyright J. S. Paluch Co.


The Lenten journey is now complete, its mission of renewal and preparation to receive new life fulfilled. The call to worship the Risen Lord has been received, and we gather to experience together the consoling presence of Christ in word and sacrament. We are at our best today, crowded and cramped to be sure, but the fullest sign of who were are meant to be. Christ has claimed us in the waters of baptism, we have acquired wonderful companions, and together we can accomplish great things. This is the day for rekindling the old flames of baptismal commitment, so we light the paschal candle, and by its light we make yet again the ancient promises to reject evil's grip and empty promises. Today we do not recite the Creed, but respond with one voice to age-old questions. New life has to be nurtured, both the life of the newly baptized and the renewed life of those who have passed through Lent's refining prayer, fasting, and giving alms. At any Mass during the next fifty days, you may be surprised by grace and splashed by water!
           —(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.


Past Parish Events: to view photos of noteworthy occasions from the current year to the Dedication Mass in 2007, click here

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