Even in the midst of a pandemic, time moves forward. The days seem to fly by. While our parish routine is far from normal, many important ministries and activities continue. Chief among these is the sacramental life of our parish. Weddings, baptisms, funerals, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, the Anointing of the Sick weekday and Sunday Masses are all taking place at Christ the King.
Additionally, thirty-eight of our high school youth will be confirmed in their Catholic faith by Archbishop Thompson on Tuesday, November 10. They are a wonderful group of young men and women who will bring their gifts to the Church. Archbishop Thompson is fond of saying that the youth of our parishes are not the future of the Church; they are the present of the Church! Please keep the candidates for Confirmation in prayer.
The RCIA has begun meeting on Tuesday evenings. We have four men and women who are beginning a journey that could lead them into full communion with us at the Easter Vigil in 2021. We are blessed with a wonderful RCIA Team that, in the name of the parish, accompanies the candidates on their journey.
The students of Christ the King School will be on Fall Break, October 19-23. Talk about time flying! It’s seems like only yesterday that we were welcoming them back to school – masks and all! Through the heroic efforts of Mr. Seib and the generosity of our wonderful teachers and staff, all of the students are now back for ‘in person’ classes every day. Many new protocols have been put into place to make it possible for the students to experience as normal a school year as possible. Join me in thanking Mr. Seib, the teachers and staff for making this possible.
Sunday, October 18, Deacon Michael Prakasam will be ordained to the priesthood. The ordination will be live streamed at www.vinmeenmusictv.com. The Ordination Mass will take place at 5:30 p.m. local time in India, which is Sunday morning at 8:15 a.m. EST. Let us be united in prayer as Deacon Michael is ordained to the priesthood and begins his ministry.
October is the month of the Holy Rosary. It is a powerful weapon against all that ails us as individuals and society. A weekly rosary is prayed in church every Tuesday morning at 8:00 a.m. prior to the 8:30 a.m. Communion Service. All are welcome!
See you at Mass!