Renowned musician and composer Father Jan Michael Joncas will headline this year’s study days held in Pueblo in May. With him will be Vicki Klima, a parish minister at Pax Christi Catholic Church in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Study Days is an annual event that brings clergy and lay leaders from across the diocese together for days of study, prayer and fellowship. Last year over 200 attended the study days given by Fr. Ronald Rolheiser.
The opening event begins at 6:30 p.m. on Monday evening, May 12 at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center in downtown Pueblo. Participants will gather for evening prayer, the first address given by Joncas and conclude with a social. The study days will continue the following day, May 13, at 8:30 a.m. with a day packed full of prayer, talks, break -out sessions and opportunities for fellowship. Father Joncas, a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, MN, is the artist in residence and research fellow of the Center for Catholic Studies at the University of Saint Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he is also an associate professor of Catholic studies and theology. In addition to liturgical music, he has expertise in the history and theology of worship and theological aesthetics.
Msgr. Stephen Berg was ordained and installed the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Pueblo on February 27 in front of a packed crowd in Pueblo’s historic Memorial Hall. It was also televised on Pueblo’s local station and streamed live on the internet for countless others across the country to view.
The Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, or Pope Francis' representative, Most Reverend Carlo Maria Vigano, read the papal bull of Berg's appointment as bishop of Pueblo. Reverend Matthew Wertin, chancellor, presented the bull to the college of consultors of the diocese.
Q & A with Bishop-designate Stephen Berg
By Roxanne King
Denver Catholic Register
While touring his new diocese, Pueblo Bishop-designate Stephen J. Berg, 62, spoke by phone to the Denver Catholic Register while en route from Pueblo to Alamosa Jan. 15, the day the former administrator of the Diocese of Fort Worth, Texas, was named to his new post.
In 2012 the Diocese of Pueblo carried out a 4-part assessment of the needs of our Hispanic population across the Diocese. We reviewed the history of Hispanic Ministry in the Diocese. We discussed with particular communities the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats they face. We reviewed major USCCB documents to discern effective national Hispanic Ministry models and best practices.
Each year the Diocesan Offices develop a budget. This budget is based on the perceived ministerial needs of the diocese. Priorities are determined and funding is allocated within the constraints of the anticipated income. The following charts provide a summary of Budgeted and Actual income and expense for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013. The charts and graphs also provide a summary of anticipated revenue and budgeted expenses for fiscal year 2013-14.