Blessed Joseph Gerard – May 29

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“We must love them, love them in spite of everything, love them always.”

~ Blessed Joseph Gerard, in his retreat notes

 

“The secret of his holiness, the key to his joy and zeal, was the simple fact that he lived continually in the presence of God. Blessed Joseph’s whole life was caught up in the love of the Holy Trinity. People wanted to be near to Father Gérard because he always seemed near to God. He was filled with a spirit of prayer, nourished daily by the Liturgy of the Hours and by frequent visits to the Blessed Sacrament. He had a fervent devotion to the Mother of God and the Saints. During his long and difficult journeys to outlying missions and the homes of the sick, he conversed continually with his beloved Lord. It is undoubtedly this vivid sense of being always in the presence of God that explains his lifelong fidelity to his religious vows of chastity, poverty and obedience and to his obligations as a priest.”

~ Pope Saint John Paul II, homily at the beatification of Blessed Joseph Gerard, September 1988

 

Saint Rita of Cascia – May 22

Wisdom Wed

“Holy Patroness of those in need, Saint Rita, so humble, pure and patient, whose pleadings with thy Divine Spouse are irresistible, obtain for me from thy Crucified Christ my request (mention it here). Be kind to me, for the greater glory of God, and I promise to honor thee and to sing thy praises forever.

Oh glorious St. Rita, who didst miraculously participate in the sorrowful Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ, obtain for me the grace to suffer with resignation the troubles of this life, and protect me in all my needs. Amen.”

~ Prayer to St. Rita of Cascia

Saint Isidore the Farmer – May 15

Wisdom Wed

“Blessed St. Isidore, you know how normal it is to cultivate the land for you were employed as a farm laborer most of your life.  Although you received God’s help materially through Angels in the field, all farmers are aided spiritually to see the wonders God has strewn on this earth.  Encourage all farmers and laborers and help them to feed many people.  Amen.”

~ Prayer to St. Isisdore the Farmer

** PREVIEW ** FALL 2019 Bible Studies

Click HERE for a preliminary 2019 FALL Bible Study registration form.  It will be officially released in June but for those of you who would like to get a jump start, you may register now (and pay later).

More classes are in the works so look for an updated form next month if you are interested in our additional offerings.


Bible Studies Reg Form F2019:  https://ckadultre.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/bible-studies-reg-form-f2019.pdf

 

ENCOUNTERING GOD: MOVIE NIGHT – Part 2, May 18th

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May’s Theology on Tap is also the beginning of the Encountering God series for adults!

Join us at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Richland as Fr. Dan Steele presents “The Theology of Perfection” through the life of Edith Stein in the movie “The Seventh Chamber.” Popcorn and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. Beer and wine will be available to purchase from the Knights for those 21+with proper ID.

This event is co-sponsored by Tri-Cities Theology on Tap and Christ the King Church. For more information, please visit the Facebook event page HERE or email gretchen@ckparish.org.

PLEASE NOTE: This event is for ADULTS (18 & over) ONLY.

Monthly Meditation – MAY

“Every home should feel the sunshine of God’s love radiating through it.  Remember that he has called you by name, you are his, you are precious to him, he loves you.  Those we life with belong to him, are precious to him.  Such knowledge should become the burning flame of God’s love in our homes.  May we each grow into the likeness of Christ through love for each other.”

~ Saint Theresa of Calcutta

For reflection:

  1. In what ways do I know God’s love for me and show that “burning flame of God’s love” in our homes?
  2. In what specific areas of my life do I need to work on in order to show the love of Christ in my love for others?