Motel Six used to advertise its national chain of motels with the comforting words, “We’ll leave the light on for you.” There’s something welcoming about a light burning in a window or at a doorway of a home. At the suggestion of our Parish Adoration Committee we will now leave the light on the tabernacle in our Blessed Sacrament Chapel twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. That light is a reminder of the abiding presence of and a sign of welcome to all who come to visit Him in the Blessed Sacrament. Christ the King parishioners who would like the code for access to the Chapel, any time of any day, are invited to call Melissa at the Parish Office. The light is on for you!
I would like to extend a special invitation to parish families to make visits to the Blessed Sacrament together as a family. That visit may last five or ten minutes, but that time together will strengthen our families at a time when families face so many challenges. Having a set time each week for that visit will help make it part of our weekly schedule.
I would like to extend my gratitude and the gratitude of the parish to the servers who have served at our Masses, especially our daily, Masses, during the summer months. I have been so impressed with their faithfulness, their generosity, and their enthusiasm. While I may think that 7:15 a.m. is a wonderful time for morning Mass, I know that for the servers that hour of the morning during the summer months requires commitment and sacrifice. The servers have been my first introduction to the youth of Christ the King and I am very impressed. Thank you also to the parents who provide transportation to make it possible for them to enjoy the privilege of serving at the altar. God bless our servers!
I am delighted that registrations are coming in for the upcoming National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC). We hope to have a wonderful delegation of high school youth from Christ the King at this year’s conference. The conference draws 25,000-30,000 Catholic Youth from around the country for an ‘explosion’ of faith and lots of fun. If you haven’t registered yet, please call our Youth Minister, Ann Collins, at the parish office. To help as many of our youth as possible participate in the conference this year we will take up a special collection at all of the Masses on the weekend of October 14-15 to help defray expenses for the youth and their families. Thank you for your generosity and your investment in the youth of Christ the King!
See you at Mass!