Do you believe God is present and active in the historical and current events of the world you know today? In this FORMED Pick, join Fr. Michael Gaitley as he weaves together history, Sacred Scripture, the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, and the witnesses of Saints Faustina, John Paul II, and Maximilian Kolbe to reveal the intricate ways God is preparing the world for his divine mercy. As one viewer said: “This series will change your life!”
This week, go to formed.org (HERE) and watch Divine Mercy In The Second Greatest Story Ever Told.
“Let all, therefore, try to approach with greater trust the throne of grace and mercy of our Queen and Mother, and beg for strength in adversity, light in darkness, consolation in sorrow; above all let them strive to free themselves from the slavery of sin and offer an unceasing homage, filled with filial loyalty, to their Queenly Mother. Let her churches be thronged by the faithful, her feast-days honored; may the beads of the Rosary be in the hands of all; may Christians gather, in small numbers and large, to sing her praises in churches, in homes, in hospitals, in prisons. May Mary’s name be held in highest reverence, a name sweeter than honey and more precious than jewels; may none utter blasphemous words, the sign of a defiled soul, against that name graced with such dignity and revered for its motherly goodness; let no one be so bold as to speak a syllable which lacks the respect due to her name.”
~ Pope Pius XII, Ad Caeli Reginam, 48, October 11, 1954
Today we celebrate the Memorial of the Queenship of Mary. For more information about this feast please visit HERE and HERE.
“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
Do you flip through Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu, searching for wholesome content that will feed both your mind and your soul, only to be disappointed with the selection? Are you searching for ways, especially through media, to grow in your relationship with Christ? Soon, Christ the King Parish will have access to excellent Catholic content, on demand! Beginning in September, the parish will be subscribed to FORMED, a wonderful website that has been called a “Catholic Netflix.” FORMED has inspiring movies and video based studies, audio talks and e-books from the Church’s most compelling speakers and authors. With our parish subscription, parishioners at Christ the King will have access all that content, available via streaming from the internet right to your home computer, Smart TV, or mobile device!
If you have not heard about FORMED, take a moment to watch the trailer below.
In the next few weeks you will be able to access FORMED as a gift to you from Christ the King Parish. Registration will be free for all parishioners…stay tuned for instructions on how to sign up and access this fantastic program!!
Did you know? Today is a new feast day for Mary, under the title Mother of the Church, instituted by Pope Francis as a Memorial. This new feast in the Roman calendar will take place every year on the Monday following Pentecost. The devotion to Mary, Mother of the Church, reflected in the Mariology of Church Tradition and in the writings of the Church Fathers, used to be celebrated as a Votive Mass since Pope Paul VI inserted into the calendar during the Holy Year of Reconciliation in 1975.
When we study God we are not just trying to understand who God is. We are also attempting to learn the answers to the deep questions of life: “Why am I here?”; “Why is there suffering?”; “Am I loved?”; “What does it mean to be human?”; “What gives life meaning and purpose?”, etc.
As we come to know God, we come to know ourselves and gain answers. This is why it is it important for us who have faith to continue to study the One who gave us life. When we have big questions, this is not an indication of doubt but rather, as St. Anselm said, it is “faith seeking understanding.”
If you are interested in a deeper study of Catholic theology, check out this new podcast by Abbot Jeremy Driscoll and four seminarians at Mt. Angel Abbey and Seminary, entitled: “Theology at the Eucharistic Table.”
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