Next Sunday is our Second Annual Mass and Picnic in the Park. Last year 600 parishioners gathered at Broad Ripple Park for our first Mass and Picnic in the Park. It was a festive occasion which gave us the chance to say goodbye to summer and to be together as a parish community. Most of us have a weekend Mass which we usually attend. Very seldom, if ever, do we have the opportunity to gather for the Eucharist all together. Next Sunday affords us the opportunity to do just that. Our presence at the Mass and Picnic in the Park is a time to celebrate who we are as a parish community, to support one another in our faith and witness to our faith in a very public place. Please join us next Sunday at Broad Ripple Park!
Please note that because of the Mass and Picnic and Park next Sunday the 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Masses will not be celebrated in church. The 11:00 a.m. Mass at Broad Ripple Park will replace both of those Masses next weekend. The Saturday 5:00 p.m. and the Sunday 8:00 a.m. Masses will be celebrated in the church for those who are unable to come to Broad Ripple Park. Again, our hope is that no one will miss the Second Annual Mass and Picnic in the Park.
Religious Education Classes for our parish children studying in area public schools are now beginning. Please make sure that you have registered your children for the Sunday morning classes that are meant to help parents, who are the first teachers of their children in the ways of faith, to pass on the treasure of the faith to the next generation. May we all model the ways of faith to the children and youth of our parish in all that we say and do. An important part of modeling the faith is faithful participation in Sunday Mass. No excuses! Children learn from what we say, but, above all, they learn from what we do. If faith and the practice of faith is a priority in our lives, our children will learn from our example.
We will have a unique opportunity on Saturday, September 28, as Christ the King will host ''The Shroud Experience." The Shroud is the burial cloth that covered Jesus. The Shroud, which contains the image of a man, has mystified scientists for decades. A replica of the Shroud will be on display and a presentation on its history will take place in Tuohy Hall after the 5:00 p.m. Mass. A light supper will also be provided. This is a unique opportunity made available to us by Faith Formation Commission. Please plan on joining people from throughout the North Deanery for this very special opportunity on Saturday, September 28.
See you at Mass!