It’s time for Bible Studies!! (Updated!!)

We are all ready for Fall 2021 Bible Studies here at Christ the King. We have several bible studies, some in person, some virtual; so you will be able to choose based on what you are most comfortable with participating in.

We do thank you for all of your patience this past year and a half as we have all navigated through this pandemic to the best of our abilities. Please note that we will be following the current mask guidelines when we meet for our bible studies.

Please e-mail Meggin Sanner at ckadultre@gmail.com with your name, phone number and which bible study you wish to join. You can also call me at 541-571-8402. The first meeting will be to hand-out workbooks, meet our fellow participants and take care of any other business.


Here are the bible studies that are being offered this Fall

Jesus: The Way, the Truth and the Life: (10 weeks)- Tuesday mornings at 9AM- 11AM in the Gathering Space, starts on Sept. 21st
Jesus is more than a historical or theological figure. He is our Savior, our Redeemer, our Lord, and our God. While many of us already know a lot about him, how well can we say we really know him? Filmed on location in the Holy Land, Jesus: The Way, the Truth, and the Life is a new and fresh look at Jesus—who he is, what he is really like, what he taught, and what he did for our salvation. Cost: $35

Psalms: The School of Prayer: (11 weeks)- Tuesday mornings at 9AM- 11AM in the Youth Center, Rm B, on Long Ave, starts on Sept. 21st
The Holy Spirit inspired them. Israel sang them. Christ himself prayed them, as did our Blessed Mother. At the heart of the Bible are the Psalms, prayers from God that help us to pray. In the Psalms: The School of Prayer, discover how these sacred hymns become our heartfelt response to God’s loving and wondrous deeds for us. Cost: $30

** (NEW)** The Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation: (24 weeks)- Tuesday evenings at 6:30PM- 8:30PM in the Youth Center, Rm B, on Long Ave, starts on Sept. 28th. The Bible Timeline study program takes you on a guided journey through salvation history. Presenter Jeff Cavins will show you how fourteen of the Bible’s narrative books tell the biblical story from beginning to end and will give you the keys to understanding the amazing story woven throughout Scripture. The Bible Timeline will teach you how to read and understand the entire Bible and introduce you to the wonderful narrative of Scripture in a way that will transform your life. Cost: $40

Wisdom: God’s Vision for Life: (8 weeks)- Wednesday mornings at 9AM- 11AM in the Youth Center, Rm B, on Long Ave, starts on Sept. 22nd
Drawing on the wisdom literature of the Bible—Proverbs, Wisdom, Sirach, and Ecclesiastes—Wisdom: God’s Vision for Life will teach you how to actively seek sound guidance and increase your sense of peace in navigating life. In everything from friendships to finances, from making decisions to attaining peace of mind, Scripture offers a vision for happiness and well-being. With this program, you will learn how to gather, gain, and grow in wisdom, and you will experience the joy it brings to your life.
Cost: $30

Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom: (20 weeks, will continue into Spring 2022)- Thursday nights at 6:30PM- 8:30PM virtually, starts on Sept. 23rd (Their first meeting will be in person in the Gathering Space on Sept. 23rd)
The book of Acts shows the work of Christ continuing beyond his resurrection as he empowers believers with the Holy Spirit to do his work. It follows the journeys of the Apostles as they preach the Good News and expand the Kingdom of Heaven throughout the earth. Acts is the story of how a few Christians, empowered by the Holy Spirit, were chosen to bring Christ and the Good News to the ends of the earth. They faced secular forces, internal strife, and hostile crowds, and despite all of this, they brought the kingdom of God to a broken world and the love of God to the hearts of men. Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom traces how the gospel witness spread outward in waves from Jerusalem, and reveals how the seeds of Church structure and authority took root.
This bible study will be meeting virtually, except for 4 sessions, when they may meet in person in the Gathering Space– Cost: $40

Wild Goose- Metanoia: (10 weeks and then ongoing with different topics)This is a virtual bible study that meets on Monday nights at 7PM, starting on Sept. 20th.

METANOIA – and believe in the Gospel. In the Gospel of Mark, the first words of Jesus are an invitation to metanoia, to repent, to change, to be converted. The series is beautifully filmed on location in the Holy Land, highlighting sacred places such as the Sea of Galilee, the River Jordan, the desert of Temptations, and many of the holy sites in Jerusalem.This 10-part series featuring Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR, President of Franciscan University and founder of The Ministry of the Wild Goose, leads us on a journey with Christ into conversion. Each of the episodes explores areas of our life where conversion is so often necessary. Metanoia will examine topics such as who is Jesus, what must we do to inherit eternal life, and many other significant matters of faith. With preaching from Fr. Dave as well as personal testimonies from men and women, young and old, religious and lay, their stories will inspire you to seek to encounter Jesus and the new life he is constantly inviting us to.To join this bible study, please contact Cathy Exarhos at cathyex@gmail.com.

Encountering God – Series begins MAY 11th!!

This is an update from the version from last week.  The series will begin May 11th.  Go to our Tri-Cities Catholic Young Adults page (@TCCYA) or Christ the King Adult Religious Education (@CKAdultRE) on Facebook for more details on this excellent series of events!

The basic schedule is as follows:

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Parish Lenten Mission with Fr. Larre

The parish mission with Fr. Larre is only a week and a half away!  Here are some suggestions from Fr. Larre’s team to help you get the most out of your experience:

Suggestions for a More Successful Mission at Christ the King Parish, Richland WA

  1. First, we need each person to become a Missionary! Everyone must pray and sacrifice for the success of the parish mission. Pray in particular for our people who are not attending Mass, those who are living together and still not married and those who have little children who are still not baptized. Prayer is urgently needed because only the Holy Spirit can touch people’s hearts and bring them closer to Jesus and closer to each other.
  2. Take this opportunity to go to Confession. There will be Confessions before and after the Sunday Masses and each day Monday to Thursday (March 25th to March 28th) 12 noon to 1 pm, 4 pm to 6:25 pm & after the Evening Talk.
  3. Each day, Monday to Thursday, there will be the Rosary at 6 pm, Mass at 6:30 pm and the Mission Talk at 7:00 pm. 
  4. If at all possible, come to all four nights of the mission. Make this your sacrifice to win souls for Christ. If you can only make it to the Mass, come to the Mass at 6:30 pm. We need your prayers. But if you can only make it to the Mission Talk at 7:00 pm, come to the Talk. Take in as much of the Mission as you possibly can. Each evening the Mission will end by 8:30 pm.
  5. It is good to offer rides to seniors, people who have no vehicle, or anyone who finds it difficult to drive at night. The Knights of Columbus, or any other parish organizations often pitch in to help with transportation.
  6. On Monday to Thursday evenings there will be some thanksgiving offering envelopes in all the pews. Place your donation envelops in the special wooden boxes at the back of the Church. You may make your offering any night you wish. To receive an income tax receipt, make cheques payable to your Christ the King Parish. Father Larre and staff members all work as volunteers. Your donations will pay expenses and the rest will be used to help poor children.
  7. On Wednesday evening we will have a first class relic of St. John Bosco. He is the great patron of children and adolescents. This relic is very precious because it contains some of the very flesh of the body of St. John Bosco. The relic will be passed from person to person in a special locket during the evening. You may hold the relic in your hand for a few moments and ask St. John Bosco to pray for your children & adolescents. On Thursday evening we will also have a first class relic of St. Maria Goretti. She is the patroness of purity and chastity for the universal Church.
  8. Remember everyone is welcome to attend the parish mission regardless of age, or religion. Be a good Missionary and invite someone to come to the mission with you. Don’t pressure, or argue, with people to come, but invite them. Nobody is insulted, or hurt, by an invitation. Remember research shows that “82% of fallen-away Catholics would consider coming back to the Catholic Church if somebody invited them”.  Unfortunately, only 2% of us ever take the time to invite them. Simply invite them by saying, “Hey guess what, we’re having a parish mission at our parish. Would you like to come?  I could pick you up with the car and we can sit together in Church”.  Often giving people a ride and sitting with them in Church gives them the emotional support and security they need to come to the mission. The Holy Spirit will take care of the rest!
  9. Keep in mind that the success of the parish mission depends entirely on prayer and sacrifice. Begin praying everyday asking the Holy Spirit to bring people back to the Church and back to the Sacraments. Then do everything possible to sacrifice, i.e. do something difficult for the love of Jesus to bring people closer to Jesus and closer to each other. A wonderful sacrifice will be to come to the parish mission everyday and win souls for Christ.
  10. Each and every one of our parishioners must become a Missionary to win souls for Christ. You are not expected to stand on street corners, peddle books from door to door, or go to a foreign country. But you must pray hard, sacrifice, give good example and love the people around you. Invite them to come to the mission with you. The Holy Spirit will do the rest.  Remember the parish mission begins at the Sunday, Mar. 23rd and ends Thursday evening, Mar. 28th. Thank you for your good help and may God bless you and keep you always!!

 Lovingly in Christ,

Father Larre

More events cancelled for Wednesday, Feb. 27th

Due to the inclement weather, the following events at CK Parish have been cancelled for the day:

  • Adult Bible studies
  • CK Moms Group
  • KPG Choir
  • Choir
  • Elementary and Middle School religious education
  • LifeTeen Bible study

Stay safe and warm!

Can’t make it to Mass?

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:

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.

Rosary Coast to Coast Rally at CK – October 7th

All are invited to join the Knights of Columbus on Sunday, October 7th at 1:00 p.m. on the grounds of Christ the King Church to participate with Catholics across the United States in praying the rosary.  The purpose of the event is to pray for our country.  For more information, please see the September 23rd bulletin HERE or download the flyer HERE.

 

**URGENT** MORE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CK SAUSAGE FEST

We are a week away from the 42nd annual Sausage Fest and there is still a great number of volunteer shifts that need to be filled.  A shift is only 2 hours!  Please consider donating a bit of your time and talent to help this worthy cause which supports our parish school.

Sign up at:  https://signup.com/group/12369879198362260108

 

It’s RE Registration time!

 

Don’t forget to register your students now for Elementary and Middle School Religious Education classes held on Wednesday evenings, 7 – 8 p.m.!

Elementary (grades 2nd – 5th) and Middle School (grades 6th – 8th) classes start Sept. 26, with a Dessert Social at 6:30 p.m. Don’t miss out on the fun!

Religious Education is a wonderful way to hand on the faith to your children!

Also, we are still in need of teachers and helpers for our program. Please contact Jean at 940-1011, for Elementary, or Melissa at 940-1012, for Middle School, if you’re interested in volunteering for Elementary or Middle School Religious Education.