Our Family Growing in Faith
Dear Parish Family,
How blessed we are at Christ the King! For 77 years now we have been so enriched by our Catholic faith and have sought to remain faithful to Christ’s mission. That mission has been carried out through works of charity/mercy, Catholic education, and prayer, especially the celebration of the Sacraments.
Here are some amazing examples of witness: Just last year 950 Christmas Giving Tree presents were donated, parishioners worked over 600 hours at Food Pantries and the St. Vincent de Paul Warehouse, and 10,400 pounds of food were donated to the needy. We have an amazing parochial school! It has been designated a “Family Friendly School” by the State of Indiana and has received an “A rating” in ISTEP. Our 338 students are supported by staff that is dedicated to academic excellence as well as promoting our Catholic identity. This coming year we are committed to raising the salaries of our teachers as well as increasing funding for technology initiatives. So many people have met Christ through our works of charity and faith formation. Prayer is the engine that has sustained the work of Christ here. Sunday Mass/music/preaching has strengthened us, as well as prayer in our chapel and our homes. These are some of the examples of generosity and the impact that Christ the King parishioners have had.
I hope you will join me in “Our Family Growing in Faith” program to help us to advance Christ’s mission even further and reach even more people. I invite you to volunteer (or renew your commitment) for any of our parish ministries. I also invite you to substantially increase—if at all possible—your financial support of our parish and school.
Since I have been your pastor, I have learned about your eagerness to grow in your faith and to hand down your faith from one family to the next. I have also learned about your generosity and your humble, unnoticed service to others. I am most grateful to God and you for this. It brings me joy!
Let us keep one another in prayer.
God bless you!
Rev. Steve Jarrell
Of our 770 regular donors, we have received responses from 393 . These respondents as a group have made pledges that are 17% higher which is a $123,136.60 increase over previous giving. Thank you for your generosity!