30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

From The Desk of Fr. Joseph

Dear Parishioners,

On this 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jesus invites us to follow him and make God's way our own. Frank Sinatra famously sang: " I did it my way." This song remains one of his greatest hits, not only because of how well he sang it, but because of its meaning. We would all like to do it our way- to have everything go according to our own plans, like the self-made person in charge of his or her own destiny.

We think this is possible because we've bought into two lies. The first is, "what we do, WE do," rather than it being done through God's Grace and generosity. The second is that "self-reliance is freedom." And perhaps it is indeed true that we have ventured out on a career path and found success without the explicit assistance of others.

What ever gains we have accomplished are the truths that God's love is what sustains us and allows us to achieve goodness, and true freedom comes through communal life in Christ. Faith is what allows us to align "our way" with what God desires for us.

We become more Christ-like in our compassionate caring for ourselves, others, and the world. Instead of being self-made, we are Christ-made, and our destiny is our redemption in him as God's way fully becomes our own.


Your brother in Christ


Father Joseph 

Fundraiser for Poor Clare Sisters Monastery Underway

Dear Parishioners,

The Capuchin Poor Clare Nuns have given that quiet contemplative witness in Pueblo for the past 21 years. Bishop Arthur Tafoya brought the Sisters to Pueblo to be that light and powerhouse of prayer. They presently live in their Monastery off Clark Street across the street from Our Lady Of Mt. Carmel Church.

St. Joseph Parish has donated 1.75 acre to the sisters to build a new Monastery for them that will house 12 Sisters. We are asking for donors to help with the building of this new Monastery to fulfill their dream. The enclosed flyer shows the old Monastery and the plans for the new Monastery. I am asking for your generous support for our Capuchin Poor Clare Nuns Monastery Fund.

Please see the flyer below. May God Bless you for your generous donation.

Your brother in Christ

Father Joseph 

 

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The next viewing of "The Chosen" will take place on Tues., Nov. 2, 2021. in the double classroom of the education wing. Father Derrek will again lead the discussion. 

What is The Chosen?
The Chosen is the first-ever multi-season TV show about the life of Jesus. Created outside of the Hollywood system, The Chosen allows us to see Him through the eyes of those who knew Him.

Who is it for?
Any and all men are invited to join the Men of Joseph prayer group to watch The Chosen - presented by Fr. Derrek Scott When and where? The first Tuesday of Every month (6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.).

What do I need to bring?
An open mind and heart, something to write with and write on, and a desire to learn and discuss about.

For more information
Contact Marcos in the office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit watch.angelstudios.com/thechosen

 

 

 

Our two Seminarians Connor Ryan and Michael Sparks pose with Father Joseph and Deacon Ed prior to mass. Connor and Michael will be with us through the end of December. They are currently studying at St. John Vianney Seminary in Denver. Pray for them on their journey.

 

 


 

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God Bless you all, and please keep us
in your prayers. Bless all
who believe in His name!
-- George Bannoura

Fr. Joseph with George Bannoura

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Lady is handcrafted by
the Bannoura Family in Bethlehem

Immaculate Mary holding baby Jesus
 Since the Pandemic, families (Palestinian Christians) have suffered economically. Our Lady is Olive Wood from the Holy Land. They are asking $12,000.00 for this beautiful image

I invite you to join me, in availing your heart to the graces of Christ, by making the act of Spiritual Communion.
Let us pray ...
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.
Amen.

O Sacrament most holy,
O Sacrament divine! All praise
and all thanksgiving be
every moment Thine! (three times)

O God of compassion,
your people are anxious
in this time of pandemic.
Send your Holy Spirit among us
to dispel our fears.
We cry out to you in our confusion;
comfort us in our affliction.
Grant our leaders wisdom to guide us.
Strengthen and sustain those who are ill,
and be with those who care for them.
Help us to travel this road
in solidarity with our neighbors,
with our eyes fixed on the salvation promised us
through the death and resurrection of your Son,
who is Lord forever and ever.
Amen.
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Bible Verse for Today

The Lord said to the leader of the synagogue in reply, “Hypocrites! Does not each one of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his ass from the manger and lead it out for watering?
This daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound for eighteen years now, ought she not to have been set free on the sabbath day from this bondage?”

Luke 13:10-17

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