A lot has been happening at Christ the King!
We welcome home the youth of our parish who participated in last week’s 46th Annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. They joined tens of thousands of people from around the country and the world to provide a voice for those who have no voice. Vice President Pence and his wife Karen were among those who walked in this year’s March for Life. Special thanks to our Youth Minister, Ann Collins, for her many hours preparing for the trip and for her care of the youth throughout the pilgrimage and to all of the chaperones who accompanied the youth to Washington D.C.
Do we have spirit? If anyone ever wondered about CTK’s spirit, last Saturday’s Trivia Night attested to the fact that we have a whole lot of spirit! Even the winter elements couldn’t keep a record crowd from gathering in Tuohy Hall to raise funds for the 8th Grade Class Trip to Washington D.C. Thank you to the organizers and to all who participated in a night of fun and purpose. I know that our 8th Graders and their parents are especially grateful for this wonderful show of support for them and for their upcoming trip.
Our Evangelization Team is hosting a Newcomer’s Breakfast on Sunday, February 3, for the seventy-eight households that have registered at Christ the King during the past year. The breakfast will take place immediate following the 10:00 am Mass. Our new parishioners are a gift to our parish and we want them to know just how welcome they are among us. Invitations have gone out to our new parishioners and all are asked to respond by Monday, January 28th.
Our Evangelization Team will also sponsor a Town Hall Meeting on Monday, February 18, at 7:00 pm in which we will join parishes around the Archdiocese in sharing what it means for us to be Catholic and how our faith affects our daily lives. Please plan on being a part of the Town Hall Meeting as a way of witnessing to the treasure of our faith.
Finally, two new Bible Studies are beginning and all adults of the parish are encouraged to participate as we strive to grow in our faith. An eight week study of Saint Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians has just begun on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm in the Saint Joseph Room. A study of the biblical roots of the Mass will begin, Monday, February 25, at 7:00 pm in the Saint Joseph Room and the same study will be offered during the day, beginning Wednesday, March 13, at 10:00 am in the Parish Office Conference Room.
See you at the Bible Studies – and at Mass!