Mass Times

Tuesdays: 4:30 p.m. Buswell Chapel



Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays: 7:00 a.m. Buswell Chapel  

    

Saturdays: 5:15 p.m. (Sunday Liturgy)



Sundays: 8:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 5:00 p.m.

Contact

Parish Office 719 589 5829

Emergency Sick Call 719 589 3211

Parish Fax 719 589 5820


Location:

Church 715 4th Street

Parish Offices 726 3rd Street


Office Hours:

Mon//Thurs 9am - 4pm

Fridays 9am - noon


Mailing:

P.O. Box 547 Alamosa, CO 81101

Adoration

Adoration in the Buswell Chapel. Wednesdays 1 - 3 p.m.

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Empty Tomb, Expectant Heart PDF Print E-mail

 

 

 

I will be prompt in meeting the duties and responsibilities of today, in the truth of the risen Christ


Introductory Prayer:
Lord, you are the source of all life because you are life itself. Your resurrection gives me the hope of being raised from the dead to rejoice with you forever in heaven. Thank you for your presence in my life. I love you, and I want to follow after you with all my heart. Be with me now, and inspire my prayer.

Petition:
Lord Jesus, grant me the joy of seeing my hopes constantly kindled by your power over sin and death. May the strength of your resurrection overcome the weaknesses of my human nature.


1. Confusing Signs:
Without faith, realities that should inspire hope and expectation only cause confusion. Jesus' empty tomb is the sign of the most complete victory, the most extreme love, and the most powerful presence. Mary Magdalene, Peter and John all see the empty tomb. But their limited faith needs time to grow and completely accept the great gift that is offered to them. In approaching the mystery of God, I must stoke up my faith. Otherwise, what should cause hope and courage will only wind up becoming a stumbling block for me. Only a sincere and generous faith in Christ enables me to take the circumstances of life in hope, confidence and security.

2. Running to the Experience of Faith:
Running is an integral part of this Gospel. Mary Magdalene runs. Peter runs, and John outruns Peter. Love for the Lord creates a sense of urgency. What they saw at the tomb could have been seen without running at all. But promptness is a sign of love for the Lord. If I wish to experience Christ and the power of his resurrection, I need to have a sense of urgency in my relationship with the Lord. I must strive to meet him and give myself to him in my here and now. I can't wait for the "ideal" moment. If I don't give myself to Christ now, under the present conditions, there is no reason to think I ever will.

3. Faith Begins with the Experience of the Senses, but Does Not End There:
John, Peter and Mary Magdalene will eventually have an unshakeable conviction in the Resurrection, and become messengers of the Resurrection. But they first need to see the empty tomb and pick up the wrappings. They would also need to see and touch the risen Christ. All this would cause wonderment, reflection, and eventually a growing realization that would induce faith. God works in the same way in my life. First there are the lived experiences of my life: people I meet, circumstances I face, events that occur… Then my wonderment and reflection on what it all means. Then the slow dawning of faith.

Conversation with Christ:
Lord Jesus, you know how to prepare your disciples to experience your presence deeply and know you intimately. I ask today for a deepening in my faith in your resurrection. Let all the events of my life point me to the truth that you are alive.

Resolution:
I will be prompt in meeting the duties and responsibilities of today, in the truth of the risen Christ.

 

 
The Easter Triduum: Holy Thursday, Good Friday, the Easter Vigil PDF Print E-mail

 

 

 

The Easter triduum, marking the days of Jesus’ passion and resurrection, is the most important time of the church year. It begins with the evening Mass of Holy Thursday, reaches its high point in the Easter Vigil, and closes on Easter Sunday evening.

 

Prepared by the days of Lent, Christians celebrate on these holiest of days the saving work God has accomplished in Christ.

 

From the events remembered these days, so sorrowful and so joyful, the church learns the deepest lessons. In rites and words the mysteries of Jesus’ final hours are with us again, his passion, his cruel suffering, his rising from the dead. And we discover the answer to age old questions: Does God love us? Is God merciful? Does God care for us?

 

We have only to look and learn from Jesus Christ.

 

These are days for fixing our eyes on the holy mystery of his cross and filling our ears with the words of his gospel. Nowhere else does God’s love appear so vividly. In the love Christ showed for a sinful world we find the beginning of our church, the source of our sacraments, the key to understanding the human story, and our hope for eternal life.

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A Prayer for Perseverance PDF Print E-mail

 

 

 

Lord Jesus Christ, I believe in You as my God and my Savior. Make me more faithful to Your Gospel and commandments. By sharing in the Eucharist, may I come to live more fully in the life You have given me. Keep Your Love alive within my heart and soul so that I may become worthy of You. Teach me to value and be thankful for all of Your Gifts. Help us to strive for eternal life. 

 

 

 

 
Into the abyss of Our unworthiness PDF Print E-mail

 

 

 

I will make an act of humility at the beginning of my prayer.





Luke 18:9-14

 

Introductory Prayer:

Lord, I believe in you. I believe that you have created me and redeemed me from sin. I believe that everything that is good in my life comes from you have given me everything I have that is good: my existence, my faith, my education, what virtues I have.



I come to you today in prayer to place my life before you. Help me to see clearly that you are the source of all goodness in me. Grant me a humble, contrite heart capable of true prayer. So often I wonder if I really know how to pray. I wonder how fruitful my prayer is. In the face of my misery I offer you the one thing I know I can offer: my humility before your majesty.

 

Petition:

Lord, help me to be humble when I approach you in prayer.

 

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