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ending with Benediction at 6:00 p.m.

Rosary: Sunday, 10:00 a.m. & Tuesday, 9:25 a.m.
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Parish Bulletin for June 28, 2015
Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Pope’s General Intention: That those from diverse religious traditions and all people of good will may work together for peace.
Evangelization: That in this year dedicated to consecrated life, religious men and women may rediscover the joy of following Christ and strive to serve the poor with zeal.
   —To see all of the pope’s General Intentions for 2015, go to the Catholic Links page. 

Important Dates: 
         • July 4 Mass: at 8:30 a.m. Mass, celebrant is Fr. Brian Eilers
         • Knights of Columbus: July 12, after the 11:00 a.m. Mass
         • Parish Council Meeting: Tuesday, July 28, 4:00 p.m.
         • Altar and Rosary Society Meeting: No July meeting.
         • Finance Council: Tuesday, July 28, 1:00 p.m.
         • Worship Committee: TBA
         • Diocesan Calendar Events: Visit the Diocese of Pueblo Calendar Page frequently.

final Mass 

Sunday, June 28, Fr. Nick Celebrates Final Mass at OLA Before Reassignment.

For more photos, click here.

Fried Chicken Dinner After Mass, July 12: This year instead of a yard sale summer fundraiser Altar and Rosary Society will offer a Fried Chicken Dinner for $8.00 per plate. Our dinner will be fried chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy (gluten free), coleslaw, corn on the cob, baked beans, and a roll. Dessert is a piece of pie.
    We will have extra pies to raffle off. Options Available: Take home to go! And gluten free. Gluten free must be purchased ahead of time please. Tickets will be available after Mass on June 28 and July 5 so we have an approximate number for purchasing the food. Accompanied children under 10 are free.

Fortnight for FreedomSunday, June 21, Fortnight for Freedom:
Bishop Berg to preside and preach as part of the USCCB Fortnight for Freedom initiative on June 27, at the Saturday 4 p.m. anticipatory Mass in the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. (Please, no political insignia of any kind should be brought into the Cathedral.)
   The US Bishops will once again host the "Fortnight for Freedom," from June 21 to July 4, 2015. This year's theme, "Freedom to Bear Witness," emphasizes the link between religious freedom and bearing witness to the truth of the Gospel, keeping in mind the sacrifice of so many martyrs for the faith, both past and present.
   The Fortnight for Freedom: Freedom to Serve will take place from June 21 to July 4, 2015, a time when our liturgical calendar celebrates a series of great martyrs who remained faithful in the face of persecution by political power—St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher, St. John the Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul, and the First Martyrs of the Church of Rome. The theme of this year's Fortnight will focus on the freedom to serve the poor and vulnerable in accord with human dignity and the Church's teaching. Visit the website: www.fortnight4freedom.org

06-28DAngelo-blessing 2 

Sunday, June 28,
Joe and Lenora D'Angelo
60th Wedding Anniversary
Blessing by Fr. Nick.

To see more photos, click here.

Father's Day Blessing 

Sunday, June 21, Father's Day Blessing: additional photos are available in Parish Events.

Sacristy Renovation: The Diocese of Pueblo has approved the renovation of our Sacristy. The cost is under $11,000 and will be paid out of the capital improvements fund. --Finance Council

Whalen funeral 

Friday, June 19, Mass of Christian Burial for Mike Whalen:
The Mass was celebrated by Fr. Nick and assisted by Deacon Mike Patterson. The acolytes were Jess Franta and Karen Kahn.

For more photos, click here.

DMF 2015 

Sunday, June 21, Weekly Offering:
   Offertory: $1,679; Capital Improvements: $470.

 


 Eucharist

TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION:

God's Word Today—
During the past few years we have seen the tremendous destruction wrought by tsunamis and hurricanes. Surging water has a destructive power sometimes beyond imagining. We can understand why the disciples—most of whom were experienced fishermen—feared for their lives when the squall came up and waves began to break over the boat. This story, recounted in today’s Gospel, can inspire us to turn to the Lord when we are faced with those things that bring fear and desperation into our own lives. Let us not be afraid to ask God to come to our aid, especially when the storms of worry, fear, and anxiety begin to crash over our own lives.
     
          —(c) Copyright J. S. Paluch Co.


The word "thanksgiving" most often calls to our mind the holiday in November. But as early as the middle of the second century Justin Martyr referred to the blessed bread and wine of the Lord's Supper as "food we call 'thanksgiving' " (in Greek eucharistia). The Thanksgiving we celebrate in the autumn is at times marked by a sort of proud societal self congratulation and the consumption of food until we sink into an inert stupor. The "thanksgiving" that we call our Eucharist is just the opposite: we are led to it by an acknowledgment of our own failings; we remember our humble place in the scheme of things by giving praise to God alone.
      While the food of Christ's body and blood fills our spiritual hungers, it also creates in us a greater hunger. We are not sent to our spiritual sofas to let the Lord's Supper settle; we are sent to be living signs of that thanksgiving for the world by looking out for the poor and powerless, feeding the hungry, caring for the sick, speaking out against the self righteous. In short, the hunger created by our doing in remembrance of Christ must lead us to living in remembrance of him.

           —(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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