Death/Serious Illness/Hospitalization—If a death occurs in the family, please contact Fr. Tom before meeting with the funeral director. Also, please notify the parish office at the onset of a serious illness. Due to Federal regulations, hospitals can no longer supply names or other information about patients. Therefore, patients or family members must notify the parish if pastoral visits are requested. Note that both Parkview Medical Center and St. Mary Corwin Hospital have priest chaplains and other pastoral staff personnel to minister to the sick and to their families.
Homebound Ministry If after hospitalization, or due to serious illness, you are confined to your home, please contact Sr. Joan Hentges at 542-9248, ext 14, if you desire to receive communion at home. A homebound minister will be assigned to you.
Prayer line request. Please call Helen McMahon (542-5295 ) or Frances Kidder (545-3285).
Christ the King Media Library
Did you know that we have a media library for our parishioners outside Sr. Joan’s room? It is open during Religious Education classes on Sundays. We use the honor system for checking out and returning materials. We have books on spirituality, family, marriage, novels, Bible study, men’s issues, women’s issues, self help. and humor. We have videos, music CDs, lectures on CDs, as well as free articles and pamphlets. While your children are at religious education, stop by and see what we have available for you.
FOR THOSE WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED THE DEATH OF A LOVED ONE
Many surviving family members find themselves with confused, even troubling thoughts and feelings following the death of a loved one. TheBereavement Support Group will provide you the opportunity to work through your grief in a very supportive environment, with other parishioners. You will learn how grief affects you emotionally, physically, and spiritually. As you learn more about grief, it becomes less threatening and easier to cope with. You will learn to dispel common myths, such as: grief and mourning are the same experience, and there is a predictable and orderly progression to the experience. For many grievers being able to open up and talk about some of the difficult and painful issues of grief helps the healing process. JOIN US: Thursday mornings, 9:30 –10:30am at Christ the King, beginning August 14th, 2008. If you are interested in attending, please call Joe Gomez at 542-0531 OR Michelle Whitney, Coordinator of Adult Enrichment, Christ the King Parish at542-9248, ext.21.
Contemplative Sister, Capuchin Poor Clares
Bishop Tafoya has invited six Contemplative Sisters, Capuchin Poor Clares, to 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.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
We have the Servants of the Blessed Sacrament in Pueblo. Please think about participating in their Eucharistic Adoration Program. They are in need of participants for this wonderful program. This is a unique opportunity to grow spiritually. We are so fortunate to have an Adoration Program available to us. Try it. It can change your life! Please call 454-7729 or 583-1959 for more information.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pueblo is accepting applications from couples who would like to participate in their Infant Adoption or International Adoption programs. Call Linda Youngs, MA, LPC, Adoption Supervisor, at 719-544-4233 or 1-800-303-4690. You can also email her at email@example.com
Special notice-Hospital patients, please
notify the office of your hospitalization and let them know if you would like daily Communion and visits from the Catholic Chaplain or Pastoral Care Ministers. Call the office (542-9248). Be sure and give them your hospital and room number.
We also welcome calls to the office to set up this service for the homebound.
"Left Behind" literature, published by Tyndale House Press in Wheaton, ILL has been removed from Catholic libraries. Illinois Catholic Bishops have declared the material actively promotes fundamentalist theology in conflict with Catholic teachings.
RCIA is an extended period of instructions, of listening to the Scriptures, of praying and of observing how Chrisrtians actually live there faith. The Catechumenal process prepares persons for full membership in the Catholic Church.
The process is for adults:
Anyone interested should call Michelle Whitney for information about future classes-542-9248 (ext. 21). She is our Pastoral Associate and Director of RCIA
- Baptized Catholics as infants but have not received any of the other sacraments
- Baptized in another faith tradition
- Those who have never been baptized
Please note that anyone who would just like to know more about Catholicism is also welcome to call Michell.
We also have a program for children RCIC for children between ages seven and seventeen.
Please see Saramental Preparation for reception of each Sacrament
Msgr. Tom's sermons are available in the office, and shut-ins may have one mailed to them each week. Please give us a call.