We still have seats available for the class on Bishop Barron’s The Mass beginning April 2nd!
In this 7-week class, you will walk through the liturgy with Bishop Barron and you’ll be transformed through insights on this most privileged and intimate encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ. Bishop Barron’s “The Mass” will help you understand how to fully, consciously, and actively participate in the source and summit of the Christian life.
Please register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (509) 940-1021. The class costs $25 and materials will be available on the first day of class. Scholarships are available.
Class meets in the Church – Children’s Chapel, Tuesdays, 9:00-11:00 a.m. April 2-May 21 (no class on April 16th due to Holy Week)
Now that we have been encouraged by our pastor to stay safe and pray at home rather than travel the very dangerous roads to Mass at Christ the King, here are a few good options to keep your Sunday holy:
- Participate in Mass by watching it on EWTN (live at 5:00 a.m., encore at 9:00 a.m./p.m.) and make an act of spiritual communion.
- Lectio divina of the Sunday readings (readings can be found HERE.
- Pray the Glorious mysteries of the Rosary and/or a Divine Mercy chaplet (several really good recorded Rosaries and chaplets can be found on the Laudate app, available on iTunes and Google Play).
- Do some spiritual reading or study on FORMED, including selections par excellence: OPENING THE WORD: 5TH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME, or THE ELEMENTS OF THE CATHOLIC MASS, or PRESENCE (to register for free, go to ckparish.formed.org).
- Spend 30 minutes in quiet prayer with God (meditation and contemplation).
We are commanded to keep the Lord’s Day holy. However, remember it is NOT a sin to miss Mass if the roads are dangerous and you would be risking your life or the lives of others, especially since our pastor has encouraged us to stay home and pray instead of traveling to church.
To assist you in preparing for the “reason for the season” FORMED is offering daily reflections for Advent. These reflections will come directly to your email inbox and are a good way to help open our hearts to Jesus as we look forward to celebrating His Incarnation. To register for the Daily Advent Reflections from FORMED, please click HERE.
FORMED is a gift to our parish and is free to use! If you haven’t already signed up please click on the banner below:
Here’s a great article from our friends at ChurchPOP giving tips to keep your mind from wandering at Mass (click HERE or the picture below):
The feast to honor the Holy Name of Mary was deemed a universal feast of the Church by Pope Innocent XI on September 12, 1683.
“In dangers, in hardship, in every doubt, think of Mary, call out to Mary. Keep her in your mouth; keep her in your heart. Follow the example of her life and you will obtain the favor of her prayers. Following her you will never go astray. Asking for her help, you will never despair. Keeping her in your thoughts, you will never wander away. With your hand in hers, you will never stumble. With her protection you will not be afraid. With her leading you, you will never tire. Her kindness will see you through the end. then you will know by your own experience how true it is that the Virgin’s name is Mary.”
~ Saint Bernard of Clairvoux
“We pronounce, declare and define it to be a divinely revealed dogma that the immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul to heavenly glory.”
~ Pope Pius XII, declaring the Assumption of Mary as a dogma of faith, November 1, 1950