If you have stopped by the parish offices lately, you will notice that there is work going on. The parish offices were built twenty-five years ago. They have served the parish very well, but after twenty-five years they are also showing signs of wear and tear. A few years ago the original roof began to leak staining walls, ceiling tiles and carpet. The roof has been replaced and so this summer parishioner Chris Paberz has taken on the task of overseeing the updating of the offices. Ceiling tiles have been replaced, walls are being painted and new flooring will soon be installed.
In August we will hold an ‘Open House’ so that everyone can check out all of the parish facilities. On that weekend the offices, the rectory and the school will be open after all of the Masses so that parishioners can see the buildings that make up our home at Christ the King.
It’s not too early to mark your calendars for Sunday, September 16th. On that Sunday, Christ the King will hold a “Mass and Picnic in the Park” for CTK parishioners and friends. It will be a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the end of summer and to strengthen our bonds as a parish family.
Most of us are creatures of habit. We tend to participate regularly in a particular weekend Mass. We tend to sit in the same place in church. Many folks have had the experience of attending a Mass other than their regular Mass and wondering, “Who are these people?” We are a large parish family made up of almost 1200 households. From time to time it is good for us to come together to celebrate with the entire family. The Mass and Picnic in the Park on September 16th will allow us to do just that.
The Mass will take place at Broad Ripple Park at 11:00 a.m. with a picnic lunch and games following the Mass. On that weekend we will not have the regularly scheduled 10:00 a.m. Mass or the 11:30 a.m. Mass in our parish church. Mass will be celebrated at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday for those who are not able to join us for the All-Parish Mass at the park. It is my hope, however, that everyone will join us at Broad Ripple Park on Sunday, September 16th as a sign of our solidarity as a parish family and as an opportunity to witness to our faith as a parish community in the neighborhood in which we live.
Finally, a huge thank you to everyone who helped at our Summer Social! From beginning to end, parishioners pitched in to make it all come together. The very special spirit of Christ the King was on display for all to see! Thank you!
See you at Mass!