"Sixth Sunday of Easter"

From The Desk of Deacon Ed

Dear Parishioners,

The Last Supper discourse in the Gospel of John (14: I - 17:26) is a farewell discourse. In today's Gospel, for example, Jesus says, "I am going away and I will come back to you". Christ consoles his disciples at the thought of his departure with a number of significant promises.

To one who loves him, Jesus promises that the Father and he "will come to him and make our dwelling with him". This dwelling begins in this life and reaches its perfection at the time of the parousia, the Second Coming of Jesus. Christ also sounds the note of joy because he is leaving to return to his Father, having completed the work of salvation assigned to him by the Father.

Another important promise is that the Father will send them the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, as their teacher. He will help them understand and put into practice the teachings of Jesus that they had received. This will be the ongoing role of the Holy Spirit for the church and for each Christian.

A third promise for Jesus' followers is peace. The biblical concept of peace involves far more than the absence of hostility. It is a positive term, denoting the fullness, the perfection of God's blessings. This indwelling of Father and Son in the followers of Jesus is one of the fruits of peace.

In today's Gospel Jesus says that "the Father is greater than I". Earlier in John's Gospel he said, "The Father and I are one". Since the Father sent Jesus to carry out the divine purposes, the Father can be seen as greater than the one sent.

Remembering is good and holy. It is of God's Spirit and where that Spirit works, and why Jesus said, "Now I have told you this before it happens, so that when it happens you may believe", so that when it happens you will remember. Could we believe if we did not remember?

Much later in Saint John's life, when he was exiled to the Isle of Patmos presumably because of his faith and because of the ways his remembering shaped both his own life and the lives of numerous others, he continued to remember and to imagine. What he remembered then was the way that Jesus had been their dream, the divine center of their lives. Jesus had been all they wished for, all they hoped they could be. That's what John remembered and was unwilling to forget. Let us all remember the promises of Christ and believe!

Your brother in Christ,

Deacon Ed

St. Joseph Catholic Church will livestream two masses for the weekend of May 21-22, 2022  (The Sixth Sunday of Easter).  Those masses will be the 4:30 p.m., mass on Saturday, May 21, and the 11 a.m. mass (Baccalaureate Mass ) on Sunday, May 22. 

All parishioners who wish to view a livestreamed mass at St. Joseph but do not have a Facebook can click the link provided when it becomes available to join in. 

Please continue to keep our parishioners who have COVID-19 in your prayers and for a cure to the end of this pandemic as well as those involved in the Ukraine conflict.

Please share our mass with your family and friends and be safe.

St. Joseph Catholic Church will hold a Baccalaureate Mass for all in our parish who will be graduating from high school or college on Sunday, May 22 at 11 a.m (Sixth Sunday of Easter). A total of 12 graduates will be attendance for the mass which will be celebrated by Fr. Joseph, Fr. Charlie and Deacon Ed. 

 

 

NameHigh School/College College/Armed ForcesStudying 
Joe DeCarlo Pueblo County Pueblo Comm. College Restaurant Owner
Lena Gomez Pueblo County Unversity of Denver Architecture & Business
Alexandria Josephson Pueblo County Univ. of New Mexico Digital Film & Animation
Joseph Martinez Pueblo County U.S. Marines Corps  
Renay Martinez Pueblo Comm. College   Associate in Applied Science-Respiratory Therapy
Shelby McCurry Pueblo County University of Hawai'i Nursing
Peyton Miller Pueblo County Trade School  
Ale Rayes Pueblo County CSU-Pueblo Early Childhood Education
Seth Sherwood Pueblo County Colorado Mesa University Business
Alexis Hernandez Pueblo Central CSU-Ft. Collins Business
Xavier Quintana Pueblo Central CSU-Ft. Collins Undecided
Carlos Ozuna Pueblo East Pueblo Comm. College (after one-year gap) Undecided

St. Joseph Catholic Church livestreamed a mural dedication ceremony on Thursday, May 19. The mural which site on a slanted slab of concrete near the mediation area where the blessed Mother resides in the church grotto, will be dedicated at 10:45 a.m.  Attempts to livestream the CCW Mass tha followed were not successful as there were technical difficulties with the internet connection.

Click HERE to read the Chieftain story on the Mural Artist.

k zietvogelBY KARIN ZEITVOGEL | The Pueblo Chieftain | April 26, 2022

Artist Dan Levinson put the finishing touches on the large painting of the Virgin Mary and baby Jesus on a teardrop-shaped slab of concrete outside St. Joseph's Church in Pueblo on Monday, as his nephew Garron Armigo smoothed out lettering that read "Our Lady of Good Counsel."

"I've been helping him paint murals whenever I can all over Pueblo," said Armigo, a native of the city. "It's been four or five years now. Whenever I can, I try to get out here and try not to mess anything up."

The painting was inspired by a Renaissance-era fresco by an unknown artist that is now in a church in Genezzano, Italy, Levinson said....Read More

We would like to invite you (College, High School, Kindergarten, or Trade School) to join us as we honor you, and all your great accomplishments at our Graduation Mass. It will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Sunday May 22nd at 11 am Mass.

Please wear you cap and gown. If you would like to participate/help with mass, such as a lector or bringing up the gifts please text or call Chris Steele (719-250-3278) by Saturday May 21st.

We would also like to honor you on our Facebook page/website. Please send in a picture of yourself, where you are graduating from and your plans after graduations to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pueblo County educator gets national award

by James Bartolo
Pueblo Chieftain
May 9, 2022

Pueblo County high school educator Kennedy Pugh has been named Colorado's 2022 Outstanding Speech, Debate, Theater and Academics Educator by the National Federation of State High School Associations.

The multi-talented Pugh is the school's speech and debate coach, artist in residence and teaching artist coordinator. He was selected for the award for demonstrating "outstanding service and unselfish devotion to interscholastic speech, debate, theatre and academics programs," the NFHS said.

"We never do it alone," Pugh said in a statement. "I am honored to receive this recognition. It has been impressive what my colleagues at The Arts Academy at Pueblo County High School continue to do. I am thankful for the community of Pueblo that has supported my efforts to enhance the creative industry in our community."

 

'In the name of God, stop this massacre': Pope Francis on Ukraine
The following video is courtesy of The Guardian

 

prayer ukraine

ukraineDear Parishioners,

As a Community of St. Joseph, we are devastated by the recent events in Ukraine. Let us join the world in prayer. We turn to God for guidance and direction, and prayer that you look over the people of Ukraine. Give them strength and courage during this difficult time. We pray to you, oh God, for peace and a resolution to this conflict.

We pray for all the people of the Ukraine and we ask Our Blessed Mother and St. Joseph and St. Michael for Intercessions!

A PRAYER FOR UKRAINE
From the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet

O Prince of Peace,
We pray for the people of Ukraine this day.
May conflict cease and peace be restored.
May those in power soon find ways of peace.
God of peacemakers
Teach us the ways of peace.
Come and show us
how to beat our swords into plowshares,
tools of life instead of instruments of fear.
Strip us of all strategies of conquest,
Make our hearts alive
to your movement toward peace
with our dear neighbor.
We pray for the people of Ukraine this day.
Amen.

St. Joseph Catholic Church is calling all gardners among our parishioners! Help is need this spring and summer in the Community Garden. If you enjoy working in the garden and sharing you time please come and help. The person to contact is Joe DeGrado at 719-553-7339.

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 

We are asking for donations to help the Poor Clare Sisters fulfill their dream.

St. Joseph is donating the land behind the south baseball field at the corner of Rios.

Donations can be made out to:
Diocese of Pueblo

Poor Clare Nuns Monastery Fund
Checks to be mailed to St. Joseph Church
1145 South Aspen Road
Pueblo, CO 81006

God's Peace and let's help fulfill the Poor Clare Sisters dream.

REMEMBER EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music for Week of May 21-22, 2022 (Sixth Sunday of Easter)

St. Ceclia Choir
Sat: 4:30 p.m./Sun: 7:30 a.m./9 a.m.

Gathering:
 10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)
Gifts: All is Well with My Soul
Communion: Your Words Are Spirit and Life
Sending Forth: City of God



Spirit Choir
Saturday: 11 a.m.

Gathering: Here I am To Worship
Gifts: You Are My All in All
Communion: How Beautiful
Communion Med: In Jesus Name
Sending Forth: You Are Holy (Prince of Peace)

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