CTK Weekly Newsletter 11/30/2017
Confirmation Classes Next Week
Sign ups for Immaculate Conception Masses at main entrance this weekend
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Remember to pick up gift cards at CTK for gift giving
We Love Our Parishioners
In gratitude for everything our parishioners do for our parish, and in thanksgiving for our CTK family, the Parish Council hosted a dinner on Christ the King Sunday, November 26. Approximately 300 people attended and leaders of various ministries were recognized. We have so much to be thankful for here at Christ the King, and whether your part is considered a ministry or simply what you do to serve God, please know
YOU ARE VERY MUCH APPECIATED!
Join us Sunday evening at 7:00pm for an hour of Contemporary Christian Praise and Worship songs, an opportunity for Confession, and Adoration of our Lord. This is a great way to start your Advent season. Bring your family, friends, and children.
At the main entrance of the church is an Angel Tree. All proceeds will go to Birthline this year. Simply select a heart from the tree and then return the items purchased, unwrapped, under the tree.
Thank you in advance for your participation
Free Throw Championship Competition for Boys & Girls Ages 9-14
will begin at 12:30pm in the gym.
So far we gave had 56% of your Stewardship Forms returned. If you have not turned yours in, please do so this weekend! There are gold boxes at each entrance or you can put it in the tithing basket. If you have misplaced your forms, you can print the forms below and return them Sunday or put them in the mail. Let's make this a 100% year!
Knights of Columbus Blood Drive, December 9th
in Charity Hall
8:00am - 1:30pm
Sign up sheets for scheduled times are available at the main entrance of the church. Please pick your time this weekend!
Book Fair Coming to Christ the King School
Books are one of the best gifts that you can give children. They are read over and over again. You have the opportunity to purchase good quality books, provided by Scholastic Books, at a very reasonable price from Christ the King School. Our Book Fair will begin on Tues. Dec. 5th and will run through Tues. Dec. 12th. Check the schedule below for times. The Book Fair will be located in the school cafeteria and can be accessed from the cafeteria doors at the north end near the circle drive. The money made from the Book Fair will help provide new books and equipment for the school library. Since the library does not currently have a budget, this book fair will be the only source of financial support for the library. Please consider making a purchase for your children or grandchildren during this time. It will be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Marcia Helten, Christ the King librarian
Dec. 5th, Tues. 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Dec. 6th, Wed. 8:30 am - 12:30 pm and 4:00-8:00 pm
Chili Supper with Cowboy Performers
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Dec. 7th, Thurs. 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Dec. 9th, Sat. After the 5:30 Mass
Dec 10th., Sun. 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Dec.11th, Mon. 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dec. 12th, Tues. 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Online Shopping Available from November 30th to December 19th, 2017
"Feast of the Vietnamese Holy Martyrs"
Celebrated at CTK
Between 1820 and 1862, St. Andrew Dũng Lạc was one of 117 people martyred in Vietnam. Members of this group were beatified on four different occasions between 1900 and 1951. Now all have been canonized by Pope John Paul II. Christianity came to Vietnam (then three separate kingdoms) through the Portuguese. Jesuits opened the first permanent mission at Đà Nẵng in 1615. The king of one of the kingdoms banned all foreign missionaries and tried to make all Vietnamese deny their faith by trampling on a crucifix. Like the priest-holes in Ireland during English persecution, many hiding places were offered in homes of the faithful. Severe persecutions were again launched three times in the 19th century. During the six decades after 1820, between 100,000 and 300,000 Catholics were killed or subjected to great hardship. Foreign missionaries martyred in the first wave included priests of the Paris Mission Society, and Spanish Dominican priests and tertiaries. Persecution broke out again in 1847 when the emperor suspected foreign missionaries and Vietnamese Christians of sympathizing with a rebellion led by of one of his sons. The last of the martyrs were 17 laypersons, one of them a 9-year-old, executed in 1862. That year a treaty with France guaranteed religious freedom to Catholics, but it did not stop all persecution.
By 1954 there were over a million and a half Catholics—about seven percent of the population—in the north. Persistent persecution forced some 670,000 Catholics to abandon lands, homes and possessions and flee to the south. In 1964, there were still 833,000 Catholics in the north, but many were in prison. In the south, Catholics were enjoying the first decade of religious freedom in centuries, their numbers swelled by refugees. During the Vietnam War, Catholics again suffered in the north, and again moved to the south in great numbers. Now the whole country is under Communist rule.
Thus every year, the Vietnamese Catholic Faithful in Wichita gathered together to pray through the intercession of the Vietnamese Martyrs to help Vietnam soon to obtain religious freedom and end religious persecutions for all in Vietnam and abroad. The Vietnamese Martyrs exemplified the ultimate love Christ has given us and we need to stand together to uphold the only truth.
“The Church in Vietnam is alive and vigorous, blessed with strong and faithful bishops, dedicated religious, and courageous and committed laypeople.... The Church in Vietnam is living out the gospel in a difficult and complex situation with remarkable persistence and strength”
(statement of three U.S. archbishops returning from Vietnam in January 1989).
If you are unable to keep your scheduled Hour of Adoration with our Lord, please get a replacement. The Blessed Sacrament cannot be left alone. There have been several times lately when Adorers unexpectantly spent two to three hours because someone did not show up. There is a list of Adorers and their telephone number in the front of the sign-in sheet in the adoration chapel.
December 7, 6:00pm
December 8, 8:00am and 12:00pm
Come Celebrate with Us!
The Christ the King School Christmas program is
Sunday, December 17,
. Mark your calendars!
What's Happening this Week?
Nov.30 RCIA - Charity Hall - 7:00pm
Dec. 2 Confession - 3:00pm
Mass - 5:30pm
Dec. 3 Mass - 8:00am and 10:30am
Coffee & Rolls - Guild 8 - Charity Hall - 9:00
PSR - 9:15am - CTK Grade School
Knights of Columbus Chili Cook-off and Luncheon - Cafeteria - 11:30am
Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest - CTK Gym - 12:30pm
Praise & Worship - Church - 7:00pm
Dec. 4 Over 55 Card Club - Charity Hall - 12:00pm
Confirmation - CTK Grade School - 6:00pm
Pro-Life Rosary - Church - 8:15
Confirmation - Charity Hall Basement - 6:00pm
Mom's Group - Charity Hall - 9:30pm
Confirmation - Charity Hall Basement - 6:00pm
Holy Name Mens Group Meeting - Charity Hall - 7:00pm
Are You Serving at Mass this Weekend
If you are unable to serve your ministry, please find a replacement.
Sent by Robyn Winter on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 1:00PM