Adult Enrichment open to the entire parish! The following programs available
9am Men’s Bible Study Tuesdays
9am Women’s Bible Study Wednesdays
THAT MAN IS YOU-TMIY
New program beginning September 10, 2014 in Sister Joan's Room
7:00 refreshments, 7:20 presentation 8:00 Small Group Discussions 8:30 Conclusion.
Join the Benedictine Oblates! Call the office for information
As adult Catholics we are encouraged to make the journey of faith a lifelong
conversion of the whole person. How do we do this? We stay informed through our education program called “Adult Enrichment.”
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the means by which adults who seek full communion with Jesus Christ are fully incorporated into His mystical body, the Church. By means of RCIA, unbaptized adults are invited into the life of the Holy Trinity through the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. Also by means of RCIA, adult Christians baptized in a denomination other than Roman Catholicism are strengthened by the sacrament of Confirmation and are invited to share in the Holy Eucharist. Adults baptized in the Roman Catholic Church but never having received the sacrament of Confirmation are also invited to complete their initiation into Christ through RCIA. RCIA is a Time for Discernment There are many ways that God moves us to consider our step forward in faith. The RCIA program unfolds over the course of several months, with gatherings to explore the riches of the Catholic faith. These gatherings provide the structure within which knowledge, reflection and prayer are combined to serve as the foundation for a candidate’s peaceful and confident decision to become Catholic. RCIA candidates are also invited to celebrate various liturgical rites throughout the year to be recognized, supported and strengthened by the parish. Any adult interested in becoming a Catholic or receiving the sacrament of Confirmation, is invited to call Michelle Whitney, Pastoral Assistant, at 542-9248, ext. 21.
Did you know that the primary minister of initiation in RCIA is the parish community?
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
"How kind is our sacramental Jesus! He welcomes you at any hour of the day or night. His love never knows rest. He is always most gentle towards you. When you visit him, he forgets your sins and speaks only of His joy, His tenderness, and His love, By the reception he gives to you one would think He has need of you to make Him Happy. (St. Peter Julian Eymard)
A letter from our Bishop:
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
It is with great enthusiasm that I share with you the wonderful news that perpetual Eucharistic Adoration is being established here in Pueblo on this year’s Feast of Corpus Christi, Sunday, June 6th. Adoration of our Lord, Jesus Christ, in the Blessed Sacrament is a special honor for each and every Catholic. The enormous graces flow from perpetual adoration , because those who adore our Lord become instruments of His love and grace for everyone. Jesus Christ Himself is truly present for us in the Blessed Sacrament. So it is He, who invites us to spend time with Him in adoration.This is your “one-on-one” time with Him...available any time, day or night. Many of our parishes currently offer Eucharistic Adoration one or more days per week. This, however, is a unique opportunity for all of us to honor our Lord perpetually, every hour of every day without ceasing here in Pueblo. No single parish is large enough to support Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration on its own, therefore, we are coming together to honor our Patroness, St. Therese of the Child Jesus, by adoring our Eucharistic Lord in the Shrine of St. Therese. She had, as well, a great devotion to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Through the participation in this most important effort, our Catholic community of Pueblo will open itself to the flood-gates of graces that adoration brings as a result of our continued fidelity and praise to Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Adoration strengthens our families, brings about conversion and opens us to the many opportunities and powerful ways that the Lord is moving daily in our lives. To volunteer to spend an hour with our Lord in the Eucharist, please see one of our volunteers after Mass and complete an Adorer card, as you leave church today. I promise you that if you allow yourself to become His instrument of mercy and love, you and your families as well as our whole Catholic community will experience grace upon grace. Remember that “the family that prays together, stays together.” So come and join us in praising His goodness!
Yours in Christ,
Bishop Fernando Isern
We are also fortunate to have the Servants of the Blessed Sacrament in Pueblo program.They are in need of participants for their Adoration programs. Please think about participating in their Eucharistic Adoration Program if this is a more convenient location . They are in need of participants for this wonderful program. This is a unique opportunity to grow spiritually. We are so fortunate to have two Adoration Program available to us. Try it. It can change your life! Please call 454-7729 or 583-1959 for more information.
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A great site for a better understanding an appreciation of the Catholic Faith. It is also a call to those who have left the church-
Men’s Bible Study:Tuesdays, 9am-10:00 am, Sr. Joan’s Room, Formation Center.
Women's Bible Study: Wednesdays, 9am-10:00 am, Sr. Joan’s Room, Formation Center.
The bible on one page - This is amazing!
Seven Contemplative Sisters, Capuchin Poor Clares, live in Pueblo. Those who wish to make special prayer requests may contact them at 806 East B. Street, 81003. If possible, please enclose a small donation to assist them in with their living expenses.
ON THE WEB
http://www.catholicsread.org/current.php (you may have to copy and paste this url)is a free online Bible Study program. In an effort to encourage Catholics to read the Bible and related books, the Catholic Book Publishers Association has a new program called CatholicsRead. Each year they will highlight three books related to the liturgical cycle. Publisher members of CBPA will also offer related books.