Many thanks to our Parish Evangelization Team for sponsoring last Sunday’s Welcome Breakfast for the new members of our parish family. Thank you to the Saint Joseph Men’s Fellowship Group, the Parish Service League, the members of the Pastoral Council and Dave Thompson who all helped welcome those who have registered in the parish during the past year.
As I looked around Tuohy Hall I was struck by how many young families have joined Christ the King in the last months. The majority of new members to our parish community are engaged and newly-wed couples and young families The welcome sound of children laughing and playing together at the Welcome Breakfast offers a wonderful sign of hope for our parish.
Thank you, above all, to the more than eighty households who have made there home with us and who have become registered members of Christ the King in 2018. You are a gift to us and we warmly welcome you to this place that is our spiritual home.
Thank you also to everyone for the very warm welcome extended to Sisters Amy, Janet and Celestine from the Little Sisters of the Poor last weekend. The Sisters minister to the elderly in our community at Saint Augustine Home. Following the example of their foundress, Saint Jean Jugan, they make themselves beggars for the poor as they strive to meet the needs of the elderly entrusted to their care. The Sisters experienced the great generosity of the people of Christ the King. Thank you for your support of the Little Sisters of the Poor and their wonderful ministry, The greatest gift we could give the Sisters would be vocations to the consecrated life. Young women of Christ the King are always welcome to visit the Little Sisters at Saint Augustine Home and learn more about their very special way of life.
Please keep our parish seminarian, Michael Prakasam, and his family in your prayers. Michael’s maternal grandmother passed away this past week. We ask God to welcome her into the great Communion of Saints and to grant his loving consolation to her family. We pray in a special way for Michael who, in following his vocation, is far from home and family during this time of mourning. May he know the prayerful support of his parish family here at Christ the King. Parishioners who would like to send condolences to Michael may send them to him at Saint Meinrad Seminary, 200 Hill Drive, Saint Meinrad, Indiana, 47577.
See you at Mass!