Many thanks to Katie Kolbus and Chris Williams and our School Commission’s Parish Engagement Committee for sponsoring last Sunday’s Pancake Breakfast. If I have learned anything during my time at Christ the King it is that we work hard here. And precisely because we do work hard, it is important to have times to come together to simply enjoy one another’s company and to get to know one another better. Our CKS School Commission established the Parish Engagement Committee to help strengthen the bonds between parish and school. The Pancake Breakfast was a great opportunity to do just that and we are grateful.
This weekend we celebrate the Sixth Sunday of Easter and we are quickly approaching the culmination of the Easter Season with the great Feast of Pentecost on Sunday, May 20. On this feast that marks the birth of the Church, several important things will take place at CTK.
1) Two new at-large members for our Pastoral Council will be chosen by lot on that Sunday. Self-nomination forms are available at the Welcome Desk in the main vestibule. I encourage everyone who loves the parish to consider offering to serve the parish in this very important way. The Pastoral Council serves as an important advisory board to the pastor.
2) Stewardship Forms are due on Pentecost Sunday. The forms are a way of intentionally sharing the gifts of time, talent and treasure that God has given us with our parish community. Forms are available on line and in the main vestibule. The one gift that I ask of every parishioner who is physically able is the gift of presence at Sunday Mass. The Church is born from the Eucharist and is nourished by the Eucharist, Our sharing of our gifts begins with our faithful presence with the community at Sunday Mass. Being a member of Christ the King Catholic Church presupposes our full, active and conscious participation in this central act of worship. This is why we greet one another throughout the week with the words, “See you at Mass!”
3) At the 10:00 am
Mass on Pentecost Sunday we will read the General Intercessions in several different languages. Rich in diversity, the Church is one in faith. We will celebrate both our diversity and our oneness by hearing the intercessions prayed in various languages on Pentecost.. Parishioners for whom English is a second language are invited to pray an intercession in the language in which they first learned to pray. Please call the parish office if you would like to pray an intercession on Pentecost Sunday.
See you at Mass!