Thank you to the parishioners who gathered two weeks ago to discuss the resurrection of a senior group at Christ the King. Many parishes have a special organization that brings retired and soon-to-be retired parishioners together. In the past, Christ the King had a very active group that was given the beautiful name, The King’s Court. The King’s Court provided opportunities for fellowship, spiritual growth and service.
Senior parishioners are a treasure to a parish as they bring wisdom and experience to the many activities of the parish. In the years following retirement people have time and
energy to devote to many causes and we are very grateful for the contribution of our senior parishioners. So many activities of a parish depend on this gift of time and talent offered by senior parishioners and this is certainly true for us at Christ the King!
Seeing the interest that exists among senior parishioners to resurrect The King’s Court, I am delighted to invite retired and soon-to-be-retired parishioners to an inaugural Mass on Tuesday, November 14, at 11:00 a.m. The Mass will be followed by a pitch-in lunch. The parish will provide the main course and parishioners are invited to bring a dish to pass. Parishioners who are able to offer transportation to fellow parishioners who do not drive and parishioners who need transportation are asked to call Cheryl at the Parish Office at (317) 255-3666.
Next weekend is Pledge Sunday for the United Catholic
Appeal. This annual appeal funds the shared ministry needs of our Archdiocese. The overall goal of the Appeal is 6.5 million dollars. Each parish is assigned a goal and the goal set for Christ the King this year is $131,677.00.
Each parish household has received a mailing regarding the Appeal and a pledge card. The success of the United
Catholic Appeal is gaged not only by the amount of contributions made to the Appeal, but also the percentage of parishioners who participate. If we each do what we are able to do, we will experience the miracle of the loaves and the fishes and the needs of all will be met. Additional Pledge Cards will be available in the pews at church next weekend and we will invite each parish household to bring both the weekly offertory gift and the United Catholic Appeal Pledge Card to the altar as a sign of the sharing of our gifts.
See you at Mass!