Relics explained and unveiled at Cathedral

By Katie Chrisman

In the final stop of a five-city diocesan tour, Fr. Carlos Martins of the Companions of the Cross, delivered his presentation “The Treasures of the Church” to a packed Cathedral on May 7. Following the presentation, Bishop Stephen Berg unveiled the newly-housed relics of Saints Blaise and Lucy. The presentation and unveiling were live streamed across the diocese, so those not able to attend were able to participate remotely.


Jesus calls us to life of discipleship

Bishop Stephen Berg

Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Greetings on this Solemnity of the Ascension of Our Lord!

This has been a fruitful season of Easter for us. From many efforts we are seeing signs of blessings. This is our time of Baptisms, First Communions, Confirmations, and celebrations of Resurrection. In this season we are making time together and planning our future as disciples of Christ. We are given many gifts and called to respond in gratitude in this 75th year of our diocese. Our Spring Study Days brought us together from all corners of the diocese around the book, Forming Intentional Disciples.


New film on St. Ignatius well received in Pueblo

By Jay Baillargeon & Diana Maal

The Knights of Columbus of Southern Colorado and the Catholic Diocese of Pueblo Foundation would like to extend a thank you to all who attended the screening of Ignatius of Loyola: Soldier, Sinner, Saint.

Both Pope Saint John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI called for a “New Evangelization,” in which efforts are made to reach out to fellow brothers and sisters in Christ who have, as Pope Saint John Paul II put it, “lost a living sense of the faith, or even no longer consider themselves members of the Church, and live a life far removed from Christ and his Gospel.”


The Diocese of Pueblo: The next 25 years: 1967-1992

The Diocese ushered in its second quarter-of-a-century with the Most Reverend Charles Buswell at the helm. It was the mission of this charismatic leader from Oklahoma to help the diocese implement the Second Vatican Council in the local Church which convened in the early 1960’s - just after he became Bishop of Pueblo. In his own words, “For many years, the Church had been very legalistic. It was the idea of Pope John XXIII that there be more freedom in the Church. He began the Second Vatican Council to renew the Church and reform it. There were two characteristics that were very special for the Second Vatican Council.


Pueblo doctors return to ‘second home’ in Africa

By Samantha Stratton
Universal Chastity Education, USA Director

With two duffels of donated equipment in tow and the firm conviction that the tenants of the Catholic faith are intended to be applied in a very tangible way in a fallen world, Drs. Ken and Kim Dernovsek of Pueblo traveled the over 8,000 miles from home to their “second home” in East Africa during the month of March 2017.


Challenged to be intentional in discipleship - Study Days 2017

By John Chavez

How many of us really know the story of Jesus? And if we really know the story of Jesus, how many of us are willing to “drop our nets and say “yes” to God’s call for us to live out our lives as intentional disciples?

These were only some of the challenging questions Sherry Weddell, of the Catherine of Siena Institute presented to a large, representative crowd of the diocese.


Parish Festivals

St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church Festival
(1132 W. Oro Grande Dr., Pueblo West)
June 9, 10, & 11 from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. each night
Great Food, Silent Auction, Cake Walk, Indoor Bingo, Pull Tabs, Kids & Teen Games, Horseshoe Tournament, 50/50 Drawing nightly, Beer and Margaritas. Introducing this year: Pony Rides for the kids Great Music Nightly:


Trinidad’s Most Holy Trinity Church, a holy work in progress since 1885

By Mary Jo Tesitor

TRINIDAD — On May 31, 1885, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, which is the pastoral feast of the parish, Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church was dedicated. The project was financed in part by the sale of property gifted to the church by Don Philipe Baca.  Twenty eight years later, in 1913, the parish undertook an eight month remodeling of the whole interior of the church, especially the sanctuary, renewing the ceiling, painting the walls, erecting a new set of artistic stations of the cross, and putting in stained glass windows, all at a cost of $12,000.


Parish scores success with light-hearted approach to the 2017 DMF campaign

By Ginny Revel

The pace and stresses of modern life are often overwhelming, whether at home, work, church or in the community. Seriousness is often the order of the day. Staff and council members at Immaculate Heart of Mary parish in Grand Junction are seeking to lighten this gravity with some comic interludes.

According to Wendy Williams, the IHM bookkeeper, “It’s time we started to think outside the box and have some fun together. With a little imagination we can turn any negative into a positive.”


V Encuentro

Several parishes across the Diocese of Pueblo will soon begin a series of Biblical reflections and missionary work in coordination with the US Bishop’s Office of Hispanic / Latino Ministry. This is a national work of evangelization in which all Catholics across the United States are invited to participate in missionary activity, leadership development and identification of best ministerial practices in the spirit of the New Evangelization.