Monthly Meditation – SEPTEMBER

“The joy of the Lord is our strength.  Therefore, each of us will accept a life of poverty in cheerful trust.  We will offer cheerful obedience from our inward joy.  We will minister to Christ in the distressing disguise of the poor with cheerful devotion.  If our work is done with joy, we will have no reason to be unhappy.”

~ Saint Theresa of Calcutta

For reflection:

  1. Have I allowed myself to perform works of mercy begrudgingly?
  2. Do I see Christ in others, especially the poor and marginalized of our society?
  3. Have I offered cheerful obedience to God, joyfully performing good works out of love of God and love of neighbor, and ever been unhappy doing so?

Author: Christ the King Adult Religious Education

Christ the King Parish of Richland, WA has a vast array of opportunities for continued adult faith development and spiritual growth in Christian discipleship. No matter where people are in their journey towards the Lord, there is something for everyone at Christ the King Parish, including: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), Adult Bible Studies, classes on the Catholic Faith, programs for returning Catholics, Young Adult Ministry, the Surviving Divorce program, Coming Home for returning Catholics, parish missions and retreats, parenting resources, information on Christian apologetics, etc. Bible studies, which are generally published by Little Rock, Ascension Press, or Word on Fire, average from 8-10 weeks long and are offered both in the mornings and evenings for your convenience. For more information regarding ongoing formation opportunities for adults, or to give us feedback on what you'd like to see offered at the parish to help you on your faith journey, please send us a message through our "Contact" link or send an email to

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