The Easter Season is a season of sacraments!
Congratulations to Deacon Michael Prakasam! Michael was ordained a transitional deacon on Saturday, April 27, by Archbishop Charles Thompson. He returns to Christ the King for a Mass of Thanksgiving this Sunday at 11:30 am. After finishing his final exams at Saint Meinrad, Deacon Michael will return to India for a one month visit with his family and friends. He will then return to the United States for a summer assignment at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in New Albany. In the fall, he will begin his final year of theological studies at Saint Meinrad in preparation for his ordination to the priesthood in the Spring of 2020. We are proud to be Deacon Michael’s home parish in the United States and we ask God’s blessing upon his ministry.
Congratulations also to the children of Christ the King who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday, April 27. We rejoice with them as they grow in friendship with Jesus and we welcome them to the Lord’s Table.
Please keep our Confirmation candidates in prayer as they prepare to be confirmed in their faith at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul on Wednesday, May 1. Thirty-six parish high school students have made the prayerful decision to be confirmed in the faith which their families and parish have shared with them. As they are fully initiated in the Catholic faith, we pray that the Holy Spirit will equip them to live and share their faith. May they use their many gifts to help build our community of faith at Christ the King!
We also remember in prayer the many engaged couples who will be celebrating the beautiful Sacrament of Matrimony in the coming weeks. We ask God to bless their unions and pray that they will model God’s love in their lives together.
If you haven’t yet scheduled a time to have your photo taken for our upcoming Parish Photo Directory, please do so this week. Every five years we publish an updated Photo Directory. The directory will not be complete without you! There is no obligation to buy a photo and every family that participates will receive a free copy of the new directory. The directory is a wonderful way to connect faces with names as we grow as a community of faith that cares for one another. Remember, it won’t be complete without you!
See you at Mass – and in the Photo Directory!