After a wonderful celebration of Christmas and the Christmas Season, we now resume what is called Ordinary Time. There are 34 weeks that are designated as ‘ordinary’ during the Church Year. We will enjoy seven weeks of Ordinary Time before beginning the Season of Lent on Ash Wednesday on March 6th. While these weeks are called Ordinary Time, there is nothing ‘ordinary’ about them. Having completed our pilgrimage to Bethlehem and having relived the awesome events of that first Christmas, we are now called to live our faith in our daily lives as we put on Christ and live the new way of living that he has brought to our world. As his disciples we are called to march to a very different drummer than most people. May we support one another and challenge one another on the journey!
Over the past weeks several Archdiocesan priests have suffered health crises and Fr. Bonke has been called upon to fill in at different parishes. We look forward to his return among us at Christ the King soon and we are grateful to Fr. Bonke and all of our ‘retired’ priests for the valuable service they offer our parishes. Please be sure to thank Fr. Bonke for all that he does for us at Christ the King!
Thank you to everyone who has returned a pledge card for the United Catholic Appeal. We are now very close to reaching our financial goal, but we are still far from our participation goal of 50% of our registered households. Additional pledge cards are available in the vestibule of the church. A 25% participation rate is considered average among the 130 parishes of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, but we all know that Christ the King is anything but average! Whether the pledge is $1.00 or $100.00, everyone’s participation is needed. Please show your support for our parish and the Archdiocese by being part of this year’s United Catholic Appeal.
As we continue to keep our Parish Mission Statement before us in this New Year, we are called as members of Christ the King to continue to ‘Grow in our faith.’ Check the bulletin for information about two new Bible Studies that are beginning in the parish. Either would be a great way to continue growing in faith!
See you at Mass!